Mini Transat: First leg winners arrive:
(October 11, 2017; Day 11) – The first leg winners of the Mini-Transat La Boulangère crossed the finish line today when Ian Lipinski (Griffon.fr) took the tape in the Prototype category, barely beating out Arthur Léopold-Léger (Antal XPO). The Production category also got a winner today with Valentin Gautier (Shaman – Banque du Leman). Full report.
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America’s Cup: Catamarans had too many negatives:
If any team not named Team New Zealand had won the 35th America’s Cup, the event would have carried on with little change. The venue was likely to move, but the other five competing teams in Bermuda sought to continue with the same madly-fast foiling catamaran.
Continuity does not come easy with the America’s Cup, and for teams heavily reliant on commercial support, continuity is critical to their survival. A significant proponent of continuity was Ben Ainslie, Team Principal and Skipper for the British challenger, Land Rover BAR.
“I think the foiling multihulls have proven to be great for the spectators and the sailors love them and that would be a shame to move away from…
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