WHAT IS TEAM VMG?
Team VMG is the Butler family [Paul, Claire, Luke and Adam], who sail fast boats as fast as they can!
Years of doing this enable us to offer the following;
Supply of the F-22 Trimaran
We are UK agents for the F-22 by Farrier Marine
We supply Colligo rigging equipment
Beginners to National youth squad level
All types of Cat/Tri
Experience to National Championship level
Custom composite parts
Farrier trimaran build, parts and repair
To contact us ; firstname.lastname@example.org
The Colligo rigging/Dux fittings are proving popular with a steady flow of deliveries to us from California.
Take a look at their website and drop me a line if I can price anything up for you.
F-22 at the Nationals
Thanks to Nigel for bringing his baby down to Plymouth. It took us 3 days to get the F-32 down there - he did it in 3 hours on raceday morning and then launched by himself and was alongside as we were washing up the breakfast things!
Luke and Nigel sailed 2-handed for the series and found things very manageable but still wished for a spinnaker at times.
CONGRATULATIONS on winning race #5!
New Boat Launch
The VMG 7 'Pssyche' was launched at the beginning of August. After an 18 month build time, it's still not finished but we wanted to get it afloat for trials this summer. We could have called it Marmite - people either love it or hate it!
The first UK F-22 should grace the waters of the Solent later this Summer.
It is in the final stages of assembly in NZ and be put in its shipping container soon
Well, there it is, unbelievable!
My whole life just changed, I'm a sailor again. The working week goes much quicker when this is at the end of it
Launch day approaching
I finally got my jubilee holiday flag pole up!
Launch day is set at 22nd June, that will give us just the week to get sorted out before the Round the Island [Of Wight] race on the 30th
F-22 in the UK
Team VMG have been appointed as UK agents for the F-22 trimaran.
The main mission at the moment is to channel information out to all those sailors that are enquiring and then to help Farrier Marine clear the backlog of orders once production starts.
Ian Farrier visit
Ian and Alicia called in during their UK visit
Ian seemed to approve of my efforts to date
I am always a little bit wiser after these visits - he just saved me a lot of effort and money in my mast building
Is it ever calm in Texel?
The fleet took a right battering in the Dutch open, but the boys did well to come out of it 11th.
They started the big race well, but pulled out after a damaging capsize
VMG F18 Team!
Despite sailing on cats since their pre-teens, their outing at the Hobie 16 nationals was the first time that Luke and Adam have sailed together in competition.
They must have felt some potential in their teamwork because they took the plunge - and a Wildcat has arrived in the garden!
A bit of tweaking over the winter then roll on spring!
Hobie 16 nationals
The team defended our Hobie 16 national title - good work Adam and Luke
It was a breezy weekend with some really close racing.
The VMG crew needed to win the last race to be sure to take the title, they crossed the line first - to silence........ They were OCS!
They had to sit and watch the finishers behind them to see how things panned out. But by staying in the top 3 for all the races, they had done enough.
Thanks to Will for the use of the Shockwave.
A great first day - 2nd in the F18s
Then Luke's flue kicked back in and shortened the teams weekend
ISAF Youth Worlds
Adam and Nikki lost the tie break for the bronze medal and finished 4th!
The bigger the event, the more that admin seems to take over from decent sailing. This event was really well run and the sailors had a great time. The sailing was 'Not the best' to put it mildly, going on late in the day to find any sort of breeze with courses very close inshore.
Should there be raw sewage bobbing around in the launch area of ANY sailing event?
Well done to the team - what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger!
Youth National Champions!
Well done to Adam and Nikki Boniface for blitzing the fleet at the Volvo RYA Youth nationals.
They have also been selected for the GBR Team for the ISAF youth world championships this summer in Turkey.
Time to get your heads back around sailing a SL16 guys
Luke and Paul have been racing on Ben's Raider 30 cat in the MOCRA fleet.
They won the winter series