Yes it’s true. Those present at the Thursday evening sailing saw it with their own eyes. Captain, Tom Harris happened to be on duty and managed to snap these pictures with his phone.
The Phantom belongs to new member John Cheslett. John and his wife Sue, have recently joined the Club and it was John’s first sail in his newly acquired dinghy. Very nice it looked too.
To put the Phantom in relation to other boats with regard to speed. The Portmouth Yardstick indicates it should be at the fast end of boats sailed at Colemere. As far as I could see, of the craft that we sail, only the Merlin Rocket and Fireball are supposed to be faster. Of course all may not agree but, winning races isn’t everything, I think it’s more about having fun and I’m sure John is going to have a lot of fun in his new Phantom.