Sam Davies and the foiling IMOCA60:
Offshore sailor Sam Davies explains the leap in performance with the new generation foils.
Davies and her co-skipper Paul Meilhat were the first to fit the new blades on the IMOCO60 and had thousands of miles under their belts as they started the 2019 Transat Jacques Vabre. They are also well ahead of the curve when it comes to understanding how to work with intelligent autopilots.
Sam’s explanation of how it all works is matched by images of the boat sailing flat out, along with what life is like on board.
Published on November 7, 2019.
Liz Wardley: Opportunities well earned:
by Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt Sailing News
It’s easy to be impressed by Liz Wardley. She’s got nearly a million offshore miles, has done all the famous races, speaks with that joyous Australian accent, and is… drum roll… humble, almost self-deprecating, and all within her 5-foot-1 package.
Being a female, and small at that, her three Volvo Ocean Races demonstrate what’s possible with hard work, and now she finds herself in a position to empower others as skipper of the Maiden.
Yes, the same 58-footer that Tracy Edwards skippered with the first all-female crew in the 1989-90 Whitbread Round the World Race,
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