Recent comments from Members

  • 22/11/2011 - 12:09
    Fantastic news. Loick Peyron is so decisive to go early, unlike the "wasted" winter two years ago. It even leaves time for a second attempt if nec. But let's hope the designer's sums are correct and the massive dynamic loads do not exceed their calculations. What a ride for Brian Thompson! PS I'm amazed to see Tristan da Cunha next to the Azores in map above!
  • 21/11/2011 - 10:55
    Halleluiah! at last signs of a britsh company with some imagination and foresight to regognise the sponsorship potential of high performance sailing and can give our top sailors a platform for Sailing GB and showing what we can do, rather than being hired guns on other countries boats - let's hope it is a full blooded effort that can see our guys compete on equal terms with the best of the rest and no penny pinching accountant influenced deal.
  • 14/11/2011 - 11:32
    In response to: French teams come good
    This AC45 series is awesome, possibly even better than the Cup itself as it is team on team and down to sailing ability not all technology. The format is great with spectators in close and personal - at Plymouth we were almost touching the boats - does it get any better ? Well done to all the organisers of this and the X40 regattas where spectators and enthusiasts can see the action close up - all we need now are more UK boats on the water - we have the sailors, we have the venues how about a bit of corporate sponsorship for Sailing GB, after all you can get a whole series of publicity for what you pay a footballer in a month - gotta be value for money. Mike Arstall
  • 07/11/2011 - 18:00
  • 06/11/2011 - 14:55
    Moose, my best wishes go out to you and the lads for a speedy recovery from this. Also of course the fellas on Abu.
  • 03/11/2011 - 17:09
    In response to: Back in the IMOCA 60
    Fine effort Mike. Good luck in the TJV matey. Andrew Hurst
  • 02/11/2011 - 16:53
    Very interesting development. This may allow us to have a race on our hands come 2013!
  • 02/11/2011 - 03:57
    In response to: Back in the IMOCA 60
    yes Mike, sweet boat. I like the changes. I'd love to sail her ! an Op[en 60 is the only step beyond my new rules Canoe that interests me! cheers, Kenny
  • 31/10/2011 - 16:11
    This was a good example of what the America's Cup people are trying to avoid!
  • 31/10/2011 - 10:40
    More fascinating news! Presumably the additional form stability of the "scow" (I assume there are no concavities in the hull!), more than makes up for any additional windage or wave impact when beating. Raison did say at one point he slowed down 'cos of "banging"!
  • 30/10/2011 - 15:05
    Sensible decision. And one that would have prevented carnage in several earlier races I can think of!
  • 28/10/2011 - 20:10
    In response to: The very latest IMOCA 60
    poor form
  • 27/10/2011 - 12:08
    In response to: 60 knots in sight
    It is fascinating to see Bernard Smith's "40kt sailboat" heading for 60kts!! I am unclear whether the "lifting" foil is actually lifting the hull or in fact pulling it down to resist the "lift" from the wingsail. Also I am concerned that should the forward planing surface detach and the hull nosedive, then Larsen's head (and neck!) would receive damaging impact. As has happened to some open top powerboat drivers!
  • 27/10/2011 - 08:04
    In response to: The very latest IMOCA 60
    where are the photos?????
  • 26/10/2011 - 17:40
    In response to: Where are they now?
    Sorry but are your sure about this? "Il mostro/Puma Ocean Racing – Botin & Carkeek VO70 - Used by Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing as training boat" I think its right now for sale at Didn't Abu Dahbi used to train with the old Abn Amro II and Puma used Il Mostro for trials before they have got Mar Mostro?
  • 26/10/2011 - 17:07
    In response to: The very latest IMOCA 60
    Hmm, this looks like PR article for nonsailing magazines
  • 22/10/2011 - 10:07
    The VOR's arbitration panel led by Bryan Willis has ruled that the interpretations made by the VIG stand.
  • 20/10/2011 - 15:22
    In response to: Sailing for the masses
    Its Free! Pity it took about an hour to download via a pretty good Wifi connection! Also the app seems to get stuck a fair amount, you do end up having to close the app down fairly often too. 1/5
  • 20/10/2011 - 12:35
    In response to: Sailing for the masses
    How much is it?!
  • 19/10/2011 - 12:02
    Aura? I think it should be called the "Brucie" with a chin like that...