Designing the new America’s Cup Class:
Whenever there is a new winner of the America’s Cup, and when that team wants to change the boat, disruption occurs. Not knowing the details is hard on existing teams to maintain their commercial partners, or for new teams to get established.
As losing skipper Jimmy Spithill noted, “You need to know where the goal posts are. What is the game you are playing? That’s a position a lot of people are in. If you are in the Team New Zealand or Italian camp you know, you’ve got a pretty good idea. But for the rest…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Designing the new America’s Cup Class, Editor
Early controversy for Volvo Ocean Race:
Alicante, Spain (October 15, 2017) – Team AkzoNobel has had a number of notable firsts with regard to their entry in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18. The Dutch campaign was the first to sign-up for the event, they were the first (and only) team to build a new boat, and now they are the first team to fire its skipper.
In his Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Early controversy for Volvo Ocean Race, Editor