"A great debut for Paradox in the hands of young Dave Parker who, despite being new to the boat and the venue, was giving the top guys a run for their money.
The main aim for us was to test the structure and systems of Paradox under race conditions.
We were closely monitoring the boat and foils to ensure all the loads are within design values and deflections are within predicted limits.
An A Cat is a small but relatively complex structure and ours is all new so gathering this kind of data is very important to ensure future reliability.
We are very pleased to report that it all went well with no issues flagged and all races completed with the boat in perfect health."
More images & full report by Dario Valenza at http://carbonicboats.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/walking-before-running.html