Recent comments from Members

  • 29/10/2012 - 13:50
    So the Volvo Ocean Race got nearly twice the number of viewers than Euro 2012 Soccer champs (2.9 million vs 1.5 million) this just the usual spurious ways of presenting data, or are we really expected to believe that?!
  • 29/10/2012 - 11:39
    interesting the fenders are onboard...
  • 27/10/2012 - 10:45
    In response to: Crazy bows is launched
    Fantastic looking boat and Lemonchois is I believe one of the best long distance skippers. However I'm beginning to have my doubts about wave piercing bows!
  • 26/10/2012 - 11:26
    Great vid. Can't wait for the next one.
  • 26/10/2012 - 08:39
    Bravo Halvard!
  • 25/10/2012 - 13:52
    More more more.....
  • 24/10/2012 - 02:49
    just like hanging out with some good friends, talking about... boats !
  • 24/10/2012 - 00:47
    Thanks, can't wait for it to start, lets hope the Brits can steal a win.
  • 23/10/2012 - 19:26
    Thanks, great video looking forward to the next.
  • 23/10/2012 - 17:55
    Great to see the guys so relaxed and imparting expert opinion on the boats and gear, looking forward to the next video.
  • 23/10/2012 - 15:44
    In response to: Au revoir Foncia
    I hope so too....can you imagine the sport without the great Desjoyeaux??
  • 21/10/2012 - 14:49
    what is odd is the lack of preparation for a capsize - no one seemed to appear to know what to do....
  • 21/10/2012 - 12:56
    Sunset & Vine had five Macs (and some trackers) stolen from the media centre in Nice last night, so today's coverage might be a little glitchy.
  • 17/10/2012 - 21:40
    Rémi Laval-Jeantet, PhD former Alinghi's consultant in hydrodynamics : > To be a cat's sailor means compulsory to be a former pitchpoler. The opposed area of wings in rear winds during bear away manoeuvers already ruined our effort with the C-Class OTIP in 1990 and this had to happen over the ACs 72. ORACLE 17 also shows a fundamental error in her foil configuration. To be stable in ride height without a wand or an altitude sensor, can only happen on an hydrofoil boat if you have a surface-piercing V front foils like "L'Hydroptère" or the famous "ICARUS". TNZ has designed an "S top" for the daggerboard which allows it > i.e an "half-V" foil with a 22° dihedral angle which pierces the free surface and guarantees level stability (not an absolute warrantee, but sufficiently robust). ORACLE was suffering from erratic pitch departures and was fundamentally unstable in pitch and heave, flight mechanichally speaking. RLJ
  • 17/10/2012 - 09:55
    back to the J-class days - don't race in more than ? 15 ? knots of breeze!
  • 17/10/2012 - 09:23
    So I think we must be rapidly coming to the conclusion that wingsails, while profoundly cool technology, are perhaps too risky (and costly) to be used on boats this big? Interesting that the pitchpole occurred during a bear-away, not in a foiling-related incident.
  • 12/10/2012 - 23:10
    If you are planning on setting a new Jules Verne record for sailing around the planet. Make sure you take Sicomin resin for any emergency repairs - see about 6 minutes in...Highest respect to the team here for an astonishing feat! Why not call Matrix Composites, even if you only intend sailing around Hayling Island!
  • 09/10/2012 - 21:27
  • 05/10/2012 - 17:34
    Very excruciating! 'And here is Lloyd Peyron just back from winning a double handed RTW race...' You mean Loick Peyron and the Jules Verne Trophy?
  • 05/10/2012 - 13:16
    I think a lot of people have wondered why they got rid of Mitch! There's a thread on a certain other popular sailing forum all about this issue...