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  1. Besides the talent, at the moment Burling is an all star, top of the game. His marketing collateral alone is worth something. I don't think even the veteran VOR sailors carry anywhere near as much notoriety. Hollywood puts big stars in movies to boost box office receipts - except the stars don't always have the talent. This is a win/win.
  2. Two-boat, or not two-boat? That is the question as Dongfeng and MAPFRE team up for a peculiar set of boat on boat training sessions in Sanxenxo http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/news/9917_Two-boat-or-not-two-boat.html
  3. Warrior, another V70 breaking records. From the Front Page. The turbo Volvo70 Warrior (ex-Camper) continues to break records, and all for a good cause! (Get involved here). Here’s more from the guy running the show: Warrior just broke the decade-old record for the Vineyard Race, finishing in 17 hours and 42 minutes! The previous record was set in 2007 by Blue Yankee recorded in 2007, and the 2017 race was one of the most competitive in memory, with a record number of participants and a quick trip for the fleet.
  4. Dock Talk #2 With just one week to go before the beginning of the Assembly Period begins, the Volvo Ocean Race teams are squeezing as many miles out of their boats as possible With just one week to go before the beginning of the Assembly Period – when all of the boats will be lifted out of the water at the Boatyard in Lisbon – the Volvo Ocean Race teams are squeezing as many miles out of their boats as possible. "You need to trust each other, it's a game – but if you don't play, you both lose" – Charles Caudrelier, Dongfeng Race Team The Chinese team have just started their second week of two-boat testing alongside MAPFRE in Sanxenxo, Spain – and things are starting to shape up after some long inshore training days. At the weekend, the two pre-race favourites ventured offshore for a 12 hour race – and then did battle in the Regatta Rey Juan Carlos. The pair faced off in three races on Saturday, with the Spanish team taking victory in the first and third, and Dongfeng grabbing a win in the second. One thing's for sure, it's going to be a close battle around the world for these two! http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/news/9920_Dock-Talk-2.html
  5. Given the AC's announcement it seems Verdier's foiling mono's will be ruling the waves for a while.
  6. America's Cup - Italians say monohulls will be used in the next Cup Reports emanating from the Italian newspaper La Stampa suggested that the 36th America's Cup, to be sailed in New Zealand, would be held in monohulls.They were confirmed as being correct at 6.00pm NZT by the America's Cup Defender, Emirates Team New Zealand.Fabio Pozzo, a sailing correspondent for La Stampa, reported from the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup at Porto Cervo and apparently managed to get the Patron of Luna Rossa, Patrizio Bertelli and skipper Max Sirena to respond to questions outlining the parameters of the next America's Cup Class.Using an online translator, the key points of the Italian were that a monohull would be used and that the use of a monohull was a pre-condition of Luna Rossa assisting Emirates Team NZ in the last America's Cup.They confirmed that the Protocol for the 36th America's Cup would be announced at the end of September. There was no real detail on type of monohull, except they are reported to have commented: 'They will be very powerful boats, but technical details, for example, with the foils or the canting keel, we'll see them later.'It was also confirmed that there would be nationality restrictions - but did not elaborate as to whether it would be for sailing crew or permeate further into the team.It would also seem that there will be pre-America's Cup race circuits as existed in the last two editions with the America's Cup World Series, and the Acts held in the years when Swiss based Team Alinghi held the America's Cup for two cycles. http://www.sail-world.com/USA/Americas-Cup---Italians-say-monohulls-will-be-used-in-the-next-Cup/157153 Verdier is a very influential man in high concept racing these days. The beginning of the effort to try to sync the big races.
  7. Rolex Sydney Hobart and Volvo Ocean Race winner offered for sale One of the world’s top ocean racers, Giacomo also won the 2011/12 Volvo Ocean Race as Groupama 4, skippered by Franck Cammas.She is the only racing yacht to have been a round the world race winner and then extended her racing career into a win in one of the worlds three classic offshore races. In between, Giacomo has won line honours and set records in most of the SW Pacific racing circuits. http://www.sail-world.com/USA/Rolex-Sydney-Hobart-and-Volvo-Ocean-Race-winner-offered-for-sale/157148
  8. Rolex Sydney Hobart and Volvo Ocean Race winner offered for sale One of the world’s top ocean racers, Giacomo also won the 2011/12 Volvo Ocean Race as Groupama 4, skippered by Franck Cammas.She is the only racing yacht to have been a round the world race winner and then extended her racing career into a win in one of the worlds three classic offshore races. In between, Giacomo has won line honours and set records in most of the SW Pacific racing circuits.Designed by Juan Kouyoumdjian and built by the top yard, Multiplast, in Vannes, France, the Frank Cammas skippered Volvo 70, won two legs of the 40,000nm round the world race, holding out a fast finishing Camper sailed by an Emirates Team New Zealand crew.Her current owner Jim Delegat purchased the then Groupama 4 in 2013 and turned her into an offshore racer.Renamed Giacomo, Delegat has raced the Volvo 70 in the major offshore races of the SW Pacific, being first to finish, winning on rating and setting several course records. http://www.sail-world.com/USA/Rolex-Sydney-Hobart-and-Volvo-Ocean-Race-winner-offered-for-sale/157148
  9. Hoping Gannet dodges the worst.
  10. ^^^ Dylan. I missed the Bio/About page on Christian Williams. I found out accidentally that he had been in the Fastnet after watching a video about Ted Turner. Anyway, he lives nearby. I've been meaning to look him up for a while. Maybe go for a hop around the Bay. Cheers.
  11. His second crossing. I believe he was on Ted Turner's boat in the '79 Fastnet. Great story teller.
  12. Volvo Ocean Race - MAPFRE presented to HM King Juan Carlos The complete MAPFRE team have been presented today at the Real Club Náutico in Sanxenxo, the team’s training base, in the presence of His Majesty King Juan Carlos of Spain, the team’s CEO Pedro Campos, and MAPFRE CEO, Antonio Huertas. http://www.sail-world.com/USA/Volvo-Ocean-Race---MAPFRE-presented-to-HM-King-Juan-Carlos/157077
  13. Bad news for Naples and my Aunt. Good thing my family sold the house and boat on San Marco.