America’s Cup: Affordability in question:
The big reveal of the AC75 to be sailed in the 36th America’s Cup has tongues dragging. What was expected was a mononull, not a transformer. The boat looks like it was designed by committee…working off input from a focus group.
So much for making the boat relatable.
With teams having planned to use the TP52 and Maxi 72 circuits to prepare, they may be better served focusing on eSports. After World Sailing launched the 2018 e-Sailing World Championships, the e-America’s Cup can’t be far behind.
Even British sailing legend Ben Ainslie,…
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The World Sailing Show – December 2017:
The World Sailing Show provides a monthly view of the racing world. From non-stop around the world racers, to the intensity of Olympic campaigns, from seasoned professionals, to grass roots weekend warriors, The World Sailing Show will get into the latest action afloat. Here’s the December 2017 show synopsis.
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 1 & 2 – The baptism of fire
There can be few occasions in sailing when an Olympic medal doesn’t get you a head start, but as crews set off on the 7,000mile leg from Lisbon to Cape Town it was a baptism of fire for many of the new wave of young Olympic and World champions as they headed into the unknown. We asked some t…
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