Category Archives: Racing

A Face Plant at Speed

Running with the spinnaker up in good wind with a planing hull is a rush when the boat pops up out of the water and starts planing. If the wind is too big serious damage can be done, from the simple … Continue reading

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Videos on Americas Cup Technology

Recently I was sent several videos of the amazing technology of the Americas Cup AC 72 boats. I have arranged the videos below with a short description of each video so you can watch the ones you want. I hope … Continue reading

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Jules Vern Trophy Attempt

I have been watching the latest attempt at the Jules Vern Trophy by the Banque Populaire V a  Maxi trimaran 131 feet in length  for the last few days and it is beyond comprehension.  Banque Populaire V is running ahead … Continue reading

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