Recent comments from Members

  • 10/07/2013 - 16:09
    Absolutely spectacular, for an old monohull sailer as myself its unbelievable...hat off to all who contributed to the development of these boats... Its a pity though that there is no more competition so far....The other challengers must have their chance too, otherwise it will be a NZ versus USA affair. Peter Carp( CNM 10x Bol d'Or participant !!) born year l926...!!! Morges Switserland
  • 08/07/2013 - 15:57
    Very impressive. Well done as well to Gutek on Energia who also beat Alex Thomson's record, by alomost two hours, and for much of their voyages was ahead of Marc. Given how much time they both lost to light airs approaching the the Scillies, further improvement in the solo monohull North Altantic record may well be possible...Richard Tolkien
  • 03/07/2013 - 17:50
    In response to: What the cool people sail
    Nice final comment - no Porsche - he's a proper sailor!
  • 02/07/2013 - 18:14
    In response to: The big beast emerges
    not a multiplast but a CDK built boat, masterminded by the late Hubert Desjoyaux
  • 29/06/2013 - 22:00
    In response to: Slightly green light
    Is Iain Murray in Oracle's pocket? Oracle made a mistake with their guess as to what the best solution to the AC 72 puzzle was going to be and now are changing the rules two weeks before the racing begins to make up for that. New Zealand's boat seems perfectly safe. The boat with the accident wasn't even foiling. WTF?
  • 12/06/2013 - 12:41

     Thanks for a bit of literary class Jerry - a welcome addiion to The Daily Sail!

    We were all brought up with the magic of OSTAR with propper heros that sailed crazy boats. Its what got me into boat design, so fond memeories of the past and a glass raised to the present day competitors who have similar challanges as they make landfall. Adrain Thompson.

     

  • 11/06/2013 - 18:19
    Am I missing something here but surely this is to the benefit of Artemis?
  • 11/06/2013 - 11:45
    In response to: Francis Joyon sets sail
    Fingers crossed for Francis - this record has always been an unlucky one for him. He ran his first IDEC on to the rocks after his first attempt (when he broke the record) and flipped his present IDEC on his last attempt two years ago
  • 11/06/2013 - 10:39
    Dalton should go into comedy.
  • 29/05/2013 - 09:57
    Does anyone else think these giant cats are unstable in pitch on foils? Does look like another one could spear in like a gannet with those bows.
  • 17/05/2013 - 18:09
    Erm. Don't know how that slipped in. Mike Golding can claim one westabout non-stop plus three completed Vendee Globes. I'm sure that Herve Jan and Jacques Vincent must be somewhere up there too.
  • 17/05/2013 - 15:15
    With respect to the statement above concerning Brian Thompson being the only person to circumnavigate the globe 4x non stop, Thomas Coville has done it 5x on a multihull; 1997 Sport Elec (jules verne), 2005 Oryx Quest, 2008 and 2011 Sodebo (single handed) and 2010 Groupama (Jules Verne) plus on a monohull in the Vendee Globe in 2001, so 6x total.
  • 14/05/2013 - 09:08
    Carbon fibre, costs a fortune, then breaks!
  • 26/04/2013 - 14:24
    In response to: Class40 ten years in
    Sold in North America by Ronstan: http://www.ronstan.us/marine5/story.asp?story=2361
  • 24/04/2013 - 07:45
    In response to: Class40 ten years in
    And Ronstan took over the marketing part for it.
  • 22/04/2013 - 19:55
    In response to: Class40 ten years in
  • 22/04/2013 - 13:51
    In response to: Adjö Magnus
    Challenge not met here.
  • 21/04/2013 - 13:08
    In response to: Adjö Magnus
    I challenge anyone to watch that video with a dry eye. He managed to combine being a perfect gentleman with massively competitive drive and spirit -the perfect sportsman. Lets hope the next generation of superstars will be inspired by his example. Happy days Magnus
  • 20/04/2013 - 04:30
    In response to: Class40 ten years in
    The jammer is called the "constrictor" and was developed by French rigger Julien Barnet. His patent is currently marketed/ under development by Cousin ropes I believe
  • 19/04/2013 - 09:33
    Great pics and glad this tri will race again. Which is the white tri in the second shot?