Apparently went overboard and got a cut from a rudder or foil. Seriously enough to be evacuated by helicopter.
Decided to start a thread to share some info and find out what kind of response the boat is finding in the Forums. One of the is that we are going to be presenting the boat in a few venues in the off season. First off is a short presentation at METS 2012 where Mitch Booth, multihull...
Mr. Clean has already made clear that he'll be walking the halls of the RAI in Amsterdam next week. Who else will be around at this years event?
We will exhibit in stand EL.25 on the cross over between the two sides of the show. This is the location of the Composites Pavilion...
I just got this in my email, and thought that was too small an audience.
Just fielded a call from one Steve Perry on behalf of the organizers of the Miami Nassau Race.
Steve advises that this race is offering a DH class for the 180 odd miles race across the...
This from VS:
Mark Turner (Extreme 40 Series), is in Cartagena talking to all the TP52 teams. We hear he's the new CEO of America's Cup Race Management.
I think that would be major news, and one would have to believe EITHER the European cup rumor OR the...
"The iShares Cup races will then take place every afternoon from Friday, 25th-Sunday, 27th September from 2:00pm (me: that is 14:00 local or 8:00 am East Coast USA), with up to eight short, sharp races a day."
Teams (Skipper) -
BT (Nick Moloney)
Ecover (Mike Golding)
The Ed and Clean have set me up with press creds, so I am going to do what I can to bring the iShares racing home to you. This is going to take place in this thread, with (many) pics and text and links to video (I hope).
Racing begins next Friday, and I plan to be at the event all...
I found it quite a strong move to lay claim to 2011 by VOR management. Next up, don't be surprised to hear a series of off season "events" or "ACTS" with the VO70's in an effort to build even more continuity.
So here is an idea, remake the NOR to include a stop in NZ, in order to put the old...
I read this bit from the oh-so-informative VOR site
"Cayard revealed the titanium keel rams which broke during the second leg, inhibiting their keel’s ability to cant fully, have been replaced with a stainless steel set.
It is similar to the measure carried out by movistar, who also suffered...
I think the current writing of the AC rule prevents teams from using metal cores in the deck shell. Still fair game for the hull though. If you got that right on the front page, it would mean Oracle found some loophole.
what are the anarchists' takes on the "jumper" config on Full Pelt. Looks to me like a shroud that runs all the way from the cathedral strut to the deck. That has got to be an aerodynamic drag problem. Never seen anything like it, you?
I thought this was pretty cool. http://www.alinghi.com/en/ac2007/past_results/index18.html
has diagrams of the cup challengers and defenders. Seems like nobody even took a single RACE off the NYYC defender for about 70 years. Damn. Anyway, seems like sweeps are the MO, and nothing new.
Anybody else find it interesting that by means of boatspeed and/or toughness, Owen-Clarkes' boats have risen to the top in this race?
I am sure they would prefer to best the Farr, Finot, Lombard, and ... designs head to head...