World on Water Global Sailing News – August 19, 2016:
On this week’s “World on Water” global sailing news show:
In this episode North Sails’ Michael Coxon (Cocko) is on-board Super-Maxi Wild Oats XI in the RQYS Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Race as it breaks the race record, preview of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and its boating eye candy, the Extreme Sailing Series is in Hamburg, Germany, Americas Cup Regatta Director and tactician on Wild Oats Iain Murray talks to the “World on Water” on Superyachts, America’s Cup and other things, could he be giving up his first love – the Channel 7 sponsored 18 Footer and in Perth the local clubs have banded together to run a “Swan R…
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Ultime Trimaran: A New Breed of Sailing:
By James Boyd, Sailing World
The current class of Ultime trimarans is bigger and more complex than ever, but a new breed of sailor knows how to handle them.
Since François Gabart won the Vendée Globe at age 29, he and his sponsor MACIF have graduated to the Ultime class, with a giant multihull launched last year purpose-built for singlehanded long-distance racing and record breaking. Gabart won last fall’s doublehanded Transat Jacques Vabre, and proved this was no fluke by winning the Transat bakerly singlehanded across the Atlantic, from England to New York, in May.
MACIF’s time …
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