Open 32 "Black Maggy"
At first glance, the "Black Maggy" looks like a mixture of a dinghy cruiser and an open-class racer. It's not just the shape. Noble wooden surfaces from bow to stern, on and below deck radiate a calm, confidence-inspiring, cozy atmosphere.
But this impression is wrong. "Black Maggy" is a bullet that is full of high-tech materials such as carbon and Kevlar down to the smallest detail and on which one clever idea follows the next. There is a ballast keel that can be tilted to the side and in the fore and aft direction, which itself has an unusual shape. In the side decks, there are also profiled canards, that is, eternally long plug-in swords that are operated by tackle.
At the stern there is a retractable double rudder system, the cockpit is divided by a curved and perfectly shaped traveler rail. A rigid bowsprit protrudes over the bow, on which a code zero can be driven. The cabin roof is also provided with a fixed spray cap over the companionway. The main sail is exposed at the top. The series of innovative detailed solutions can be continued.
The question is how such a boat sails. We tried it - at the end of the day from Hooksiel over to Helgoland. Truly no distance for the "Black Maggy".