Recent comments from Members

  • 22/07/2013 - 14:20
    In response to: First tentative steps
    In our interview with Yann Guichard recently he said they were looking at lightening the boat including changing the rig, possibly to a smaller one... Also, quite interesting that the boat's original creator and skipper, Pascal Bidegorry, is part of Spindrift's MOD70 crew but doesn't appear to be on this. I sincerely hope that they have managed to get one or two of the techies who originally developed the boat to come join the team.
  • 20/07/2013 - 21:40

     

  • 20/07/2013 - 19:54
    In response to: First tentative steps
    Well it seems they are getting bigger and faster all the time...It will be interesting to see what happens when the new owners go after the records and if they will be able to better the previous ones when the boat was called Banque Populaire....Peter Carp, Morges Switzerland
  • 15/07/2013 - 03:16
    In response to: Telefonica consolidates
    this regatta is becoming very famous for Marc's irresponsible behaviour - endangering Optimist sailors by ploughing through their (racing fleet) on port (the optimist fleet is all on Starboard) - video is here: http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=148692 I suggest Marc is stripped of world championship title
  • 10/07/2013 - 18:57
    What is the third case?
  • 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.