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FRANTA AND FINN: Colligo Marine and the Adventures of Jzerro


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JOIN NEMA MEMBERS VIA ZOOM SATURDAY MARCH 13, 2021 5-6:30 P.M. for a virtual boat show with John Franta, proprietor of Colligo Marine, followed by a presentation by Ryan Finn on his attempt to set a record for single handed sailing from New York to San Francisco in his proa, Jzerro.  

John Franta and Colligo Marine are known to many of us as a significant contributor to multihull rigging solutions.  John is a multihull owner and sailor and is focused on design that is light, strong, and elegant.  He will talk about his current offerings and the challenges of designing, executing, and producing reliable parts for our sailboats.

Ryan Finn is an experienced sailor who acquired the proa Jzerro and commissioned her-- with help and sponsorship from Colligo -- for an attempt on the solo sailing record from New York to San Francisco.  Ryan's first attempt came to an abrupt halt  with a bang and a major leak in his boat January 22 , the day after his departure from NYC.  He limped into port in Virginia and is now planning repairs -- and his next record attempt.  Ryan will talk about proa design and the sailing experience, and the challenges ahead. 

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