Ben Ainslie contemplates Bermuda, progress with raising a war chest for the 35th AC, but has an important day before then. While Jim Clark’s brand new 100ft VPLP-Verdier maxi Comanche lines up for the Rolex Sydney Hobart, George David’s new Rambler 88 is set to kick off her race program in St Barts in 2015. In the Volvo Ocean Race,
is to stand down as skipper of MAPFRE
for leg 3 while Team Vestas Wind
attempt to prise its ship-wrecked VO65 off a mid-Indian Ocean reef. Figaro sailor Paul Meilhat is to campaign Francois Gabart’s race winner in the next Vendee Globe as SMA
. See Nathan Outteridge’s excellent Moth foiling tutorials
made by his brother Beau.