I was very excited to find this trimaran at Newport Harbor Yacht Club this week and to talk to the crew. Orion sails out of St. Francis Yacht Club and will be the fastest boat in the Newport to Ensenada Race.
The crew was a little dismayed that the weather forecast for Friday is medium winds. They expect to finish the race around 10 p.m. They will have a crew of seven. In San Francisco they clocked a 43.7 knot speed. That is just under 50 miles an hour, not bad for wind power!