Photo by Tim O'Connell.

ACE leads LADY VAN in the breezier conditions of this year’s Alexandra Cup for R Boats. For two years we have watched LADY VAN dominate in the lighter winds on Port Townsend Bay. Now it appears ACE is coming into her own in the higher breezes facing the boats this year at the Alexandra Cup for R Boats in Vancouver at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club. To quote ContenderCAN2399 on Sailing Anarchy, “Great to see how the design choices made in the 20’s (what combo of length, sail area and displacement to chose) are playing out in the variable weather of 2011.”