Going where no one has gone before:
by Duncan Johnstone, Stuff.co.nz
America’s Cup defense ace Glenn Ashby has labelled the next boats “daunting” as their troublesome foil arms go through a crucial second testing phase in Italy.
Ashby revealed the exciting numbers being produced by the simulator work and also the eagerness of the sailing crew to get on board the new foiling 75-foot monohulls to be used at Auckland 2021.
“The simulator side of things has given us some really good insights into what the boat’s performances wi…
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Pursuing a passion for offshore racing:
by James Boyd
You have to take your hat off to Eric de Turckheim. Having grown up in a sailing family in France, he fantasized from an early age about offshore racing. Now after forging a hugely successful business career, he’s quite literally living his dream through his series of Teasing Machine yachts.
“The Sydney Hobart was the child’s dream I had in the 1970s,” says de Turckheim, now 68. “I would see all the guys going off to do it and I was thinking ‘one day, if I can, I would love to do that race.’” And so, he has.
After returning to competitive yachting in 2009, he raced his first Rolex Sydney Hobart in 2015 and was leading until fallin…
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