Story by Ross Stein...San Francisco Bay — Giacomo Bassi, a foreign exchange student from Milan, is driving Pulse #49. We were making a steady 13 knots going to weather, against the flood, in about 12-14 kits of breeze in a flat water. A dinghy and mono sailor who had never stepped on tri, he instantly got in the groove, sailing her flawlessly through multiple tacks and gybes, hitting 15 kt on a close spin reach. The responsive balanced helm, quick tacks and clean gybes, open uncluttered cockpit, double floating tiller extensions, make it easy. Ross crewed, launching and retrieving the chute from the 'spin bin' just behind the mast, and so never leaving the cockpit or having to pack the chute, which also keeps it dry. It was a fast, fun sail, and now he's hooked.