Testing the Theory of Plus One:
by Adam Loory, UK Sailmakers
Those of us at UK Sailmakers, as is the case with most sailmaking companies, have been working with sailors and sailing organizations to grow our sport through the development of new forms of racing that are both fun and accessible.
Many people have told me that they don’t race more because getting crew is such a problem. Reflecting that statistic, the number of boats competing in doublehanded distance races has been growing over the last decade.
For several years I have been trying to get a new shorthanded racing series off the ground recognizing that one appeal of shorthanded sailing is that it much easier to pull together a sm…
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Route du Rhum prepares for next storm:
(November 7, 2018; Day 4) – With such a big fleet now spread over a large area of ocean off Europe and Africa, skippers in the 3542nm Route du Rhum solo transatlantic race are beginning to experience wide variations in weather conditions after three very challenging days at sea.
While there are still around 35 boats taking refuge on the French or Spanish coasts, out on the racecourse the leaders in the two fastest multihull fleets – the ULTIMES and Multi50s – and in the IMOCAs are starting to see easier conditions after the pasting everyone got yesterday.
But the weather picture looks very difficult for later in the week for the slower monohulls, especially the Class40s, w…
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