Hello from Tampa

Hi to all.

Originally from Switzerland via Paris, I now live in Tampa, Florida with my wife.
I am an Industrial Designer by trade and design yachts here in Tampa.

I have had model building and r/c exposure (cars and boats) but never sail boats.
The Footy class peaked my interest as it is small enough to keep at home, fairly inexpensive to get going and get my feet wet …

I’ve been looking around the internet and decided to build one from scratch. It will be a mixture of Flavio’s exquisite Brando and Bill Hagerup’s sleek Cobra.
I’ll start a new thread to show the progress.

Anyways, I only know a little as far as what I am doing as this will be my first ever sailboat build. I may have some questions along the way, especially regarding the electronics and sails.