Recent comments from Members

  • 15/09/2011 - 21:00
    There is no Portuguese team either, so that makes three.
  • 06/09/2011 - 13:17
    It is quite a big club now! Does this mean a design flaw in this class? How do you reef a wing?
  • 01/09/2011 - 14:48
    More kudo's for James, excellent articles. Hope IMOCA 60 stability etc. rules will go across the board now...
  • 01/09/2011 - 12:02
    Quality articles James. Plenty for all of us to think about and discuss.
  • 01/09/2011 - 11:25
    Great to hear that everyone is safe, also a very interesting post incident review for us all to follow. A key area that is interesting is that people didnt hear the may day being put out. The reality is that people do not have Ch16 on all the time where it can be heard. Perhaps manufactutrers of instruments can integrate the intruments to flash visual alerts on deck when a May day is issued by anyone, (not good for RTI maybe!) but this would alert surrounding boats to listem in to ch16
  • 01/09/2011 - 07:05
    Nice, Pip. "I know it's only light..." I have been enjoying your writing. good combo of specific and poetic.
  • 01/09/2011 - 06:21
    perhaps all ocean racing boats ought to have a look at the IMOCA safety rules, and take them into consideration. especially canting keel boats, where IMOCA has by far the most experience.
  • 31/08/2011 - 16:02
    Many thanks for the three articles. Outstanding work. Nice one, James
  • 31/08/2011 - 15:16
    Nice video!
  • 30/08/2011 - 13:20
    having been there done that - thank goodness everyone is safe. BUT why no orange on hull /foils? why was escape hatch avaiable? why were liferafts not placed to be deployed when inverted? these are basic multihull and IMOCA60 rules, which seem to have been lost 'in translation' Main thing everyone is safe
  • 28/08/2011 - 07:03
    Part two pls
  • 26/08/2011 - 01:08
    In response to: Joyon on terra firma
    And now he has a hurricane coming. I hope to see the boat back racing soon.
  • 17/08/2011 - 04:52
    The video does not play
  • 16/08/2011 - 13:02
    After I posted about my wish for a skippercam I saw the next day that they had it, good close shots from the controllable cam at wing base, and the port/stb cams can do the same thing. Close focus on the skippers has to be done to give sailing the same sort of strong human interest action content that makes tennis and golf so successful at drawing audience.
  • 16/08/2011 - 06:26
    No matter what engineers and yacht designers say about technically possible or not: the sea is king and always will be.
  • 15/08/2011 - 08:06
    Video is not working - has it been removed ?
  • 09/08/2011 - 12:09
    Nice idea. However they already have four cameras mounted to the boat (which v cooly can be zoomed and panned, etc from on shore)and given that there are nine boats and races only last 20 minutes do the maths
  • 06/08/2011 - 21:05
    The lack of wind for race one was OK; it was comforting to see Mother Nature remind all these Primadonnas that she can humble the best laid plans. - Only thing I'd mention after this first day of preliminaries, is that it would be nice to have a 'skippercam' on each boat. Put a camera on the wing that can focus on the skipper, and the human interest factor will be greatly improved.
  • 03/08/2011 - 16:12
    In response to: Seventh into Caen
    We understand Phil has since been penalised 20 minutes for the engine seal breakage. We believe that drops him to 21st place
  • 03/08/2011 - 08:45
    In response to: Strong day for Finland
    Not a good test of the media component of the test event.