Amory Ross on bord Puma suggests..."Like any decision of this magnitude there are going to be pros and cons. Other than turning our back to the fleet, the biggest argument against our new course is that we’ll likely sail quite a few more miles. But in the eyes of the leadership the fair current, better winds, and far fewer tacks we’ll need to get around Vietnam more than pay for those extra miles. Jono was saying that in the stretch of water we now avoid, he did 38 tacks in one night during the last race. That isn’t fast."
Dr. Jeff Mootz
Both an optometrist and an inventor, Dr. Mootz has turned his sailing passion into a sailing business.