It is not every day I get to go sailing with Cam Lewis, who happens to be one of America’s if not the world’s most accomplished multihull sailors. He has sailed everywhere, raced everything and won all sorts of multihull events. So, it was indeed a pleasure to meet up with him aboard the new Dragonfy 32 at Bert Jabin’s Yacht Yard in Back Creek, Annapolis, right after the fall sailboat show.
The Dragonfly was brand new and just out of the show so we had to figure out how to get it rigged properly and set it up for the sail trials. And, right after the trials, Cam was heading off for a solo delivery on the boat northward to New Jersey. The 32 is a system rich environment with strings running every which way. But this was nothing for Cam, who had it sorted in minutes.
The boat at the dock was folded up with the amas pinned back against the sides of the main hull. This is the most dramatic feature of Dragonflys. The amas fold in and out so you can moor the boat in a normal marina slip. Dragonfly calls this their Swing Wing system and it has been on every boat since Dragonfly’s owners Borge and Jens Quoening invented the system in 1998. Read the full review.