Not sure whether I would prefer to see Multi's or fully foiling Mono's. Sue multies will be faster, but as a spectacle, leading edge technology and differentiation, a foiling mono might be a better proposition.
the marine industry has a habit of assuming thta faster and higher tech = better and more compelling, and while that's very possibly the case to an informed audience of folk that happen to sail it may be of limited relevance to the commercially relevant audience. Americas Cup a case in point - it's not proven that foiling multis are more publicly appea;ling than dinosaurs.
I've been to both an America's Cup and an ESS with foiling cats and I have been to a VOR in-port race and I preferred the VOR by far. Also preferred the ESS before it was foiling.
Really disappointed that the VOR looks like continuing as a boring old one-design procession. No chance here for any aspiring young boat designers in the foreseeable future. Boatbuilding work only for a selected few. The established rich get richer, the up and coming young have no work. Well, that's globalisation for you.
The videos from Jack and Leo posted above are way more exciting than anything which came out of the last VOR.
Footage of the 70's was a bit more like it.
Really disappointed that the VOR looks like continuing as a boring old one-design procession.
Do you really think that if they go to multis that it will be back to open design or even a box rule?
No chance here for any aspiring young boat designers in the foreseeable future.
Why not? Are aspiring young boat designers only designing monos? I suspect many designers would give their middle nut to scale up the semi-foiling IMOCAs we saw in the Vendee.
Boatbuilding work only for a selected few.
To build grand prix multis there will probably be less boatbuilder options than monos.
The established rich get richer, the up and coming young have no work. Well, that's globalisation for you.
The fuck are you on about?
For someone that is so anti-VOR you rub your balls against this thread a lot.