Wind Wall in Rolex Middle Sea Race:
(October 23, 2016; Day 2, 1600 CET) – After scorching around the early part of the Rolex Middle Sea Race, covering over half of the 608 nautical-mile course in just 24 hours, Lloyd Thornburg’s American MOD70 Phaedo3 and Giovanni Soldini’s Italian MOD70 Maserati have come to a relative grinding halt. After sustaining speeds of over 20 knots en route from Stromboli, the pair ‘hit the wall’ just before San Vito Lo Capo on the North West tip of Sicily.
This ‘pit-stop’ was to Maserati’s initial gain. Having been around ten miles behind Phaedo3 for much of the leg, the Italian team kept a more northerly route, were able to hold better pressure lo…
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Celebrating the History of the America’s Cup:
by G. Bruce Knecht
The old and new of the America’s Cup–the classic beauties of the 1800s and the super-charged foiling machines of today–were both feted at the New York Yacht Club on Friday night (Oct 21) when the America’s Cup Hall of Fame inducted two new members: Ernesto Bertarelli and the 4th Earl of Dunraven.
Bertarelli overcame widespread skepticism about a team from landlocked Switzerland to win the Cup in 2003, which allowed him to take the prize to Europe for the first time. “I don’t think you realize how emotional it is for me to see my family here in the model room, the place where the dream began,” Bertarelli said. It was, he explained, a childhood vis…
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