The ‘need for speed’ has consequences:
by Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt
It was during the safety in sailing forum at the 2018 World Sailing Annual Conference which had a line-up of speakers discussing the new risks in our sport. Sailing has always had risks, but the needle has moved further as performance continues to increase.
Yes, the faster we go, the more dangerous our sport becomes.
This shouldn’t be a secret. Driving a car fast has made this clear, and sailors do it without seatbelts, but it is handy to discuss the data to combine the appeal of pace with the cold, hard facts of its consequences.
Dr Ben Tan was presenting on the injury trends in Olympic sailing as it pertains to the newer equipment s…
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Volvo Ocean Race by the numbers:
The most recent edition of the Volvo Ocean Race raised the bar, both on and off the water. Here’s a summary from race management:
The latest edition of the Volvo Ocean Race, which started in Alicante, Spain in October 2017 and finished in The Hague in the Netherlands in June 2018, will be remembered as the closest in race history, as well as a record-breaking event on many levels.
After racing 45,000 nautical miles around the world, three teams embarked on the final sprint leg to The Hague with an opportunity to claim the title. And it wasn’t until the final moments that skipper Charles Caudrelier’s Dongfeng Race Team emerged as the leader…
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