James Boyd's blog
Firstly - apologies for Monday’s outage caused by a database problem and many thanks to Slipstream Studio.
Congratulations to Adam May for creating what is officially the world’s coolest boat – not just a foiling Moth (very 2007) but one fitted with solid wingsail, in fact possibly the first
In addition to Cowes Week, the Extreme 40s have been competing on their normal short course racing the Solent since the weekend.
One of the interesting battles in this autumn’s Route du Rhum will be between the IMOCA 60s where five of the nine boats entered are VPLP-Verdier designs.
A lot of TeamOrigin news and views from yesterday including the welcome backing from Jaguar for next week’s 1851 Cup in Cowes.
Five Olympic Gold medals and three bronzes – the man behind this track record is the Ukrainian-born Head Coach of the Australian Olympic sailing team, Victor Kovalenko.
Cowes Week is set to be one of the busiest yet. In addition to the main event there is the Extreme Sailing Series racing taking place off Eygpt Point.
BMW Oracle Racing launch into their Evaluation Trials in Valencia with a pair of RC44 monohulls and Extreme 40 catamarans being used to determine which is makes for the more television-friendly com
Next Tuesday the Solitaire du Figaro sets sail from Le Havre. Entries are down to 45 this year but not the quality with 10-15 boats and their solo skippers capable of winning.
Taking place in a month’s time in Newport, RI, the Little America’s Cup (if we’re allowed to call it that) is lining up to be a fine event.