Encouraged by the new rule about not needing a liferaft for the Coastal Classic, I'd like to understand what's involved in getting my GBE to Cat 3 for this year's event.
I have a standard GBE II (High Velocity M7290) with virtually no modification and would like to understand what needs to be done to get the big tick.
I've worked my way through the safety regulations of sailing and made myself a shopping list but I'd like some advice on exactly what some of these requirements would look like on a GBE and who I can use to get some work done properly.
Ideally, if there's someone who could show me what they've done on their boat, that would be awesome.
I'm not looking to turn the boat into a pure racing machine. This is more about realising the dream of racing to Russell, crossing the finish line in one piece and getting back home again safely.
I'd be willing to contribute a bottle of something drinkable for your efforts.