June 23rd 2010
What jumps out at me from the 23 June Protocol is that a door remains open to a match in 2013 rather than 2014, which still seems more likely.
Also, there’s item 24.4:
Racing Areas to be Shared: The racing ...
June 21st 2010
In yet another example of racing when the most recent crop of America’s Cup boats would be huddled ashore, youngsters from up and down the West Coast spent last weekend sailing the Opti Heavy Weather regatta on the San Francisco ...
June 15th 2010
Walking toward his ride for the solo Transpac, Ronnie Simpson slowed us down to point out that the mast of his 30-footer is taller than the mast of the 35-footer next door.
I like this guy. He made one ...
June 14th 2010
We don’t have to explain it the way Obi Wan explains The Force to young master Luke, but just the same, everything is tied together. Including traditional boatbuilding and carbon fiber lamination. For today’s take we drop into Thames ...
June 9th 2010
Puzzling the problems of the day. Photo by KL
Walking through door of the International Yacht Restoration School will likely affect you considerably.
Speaking from experience.
But I’ll let Jens Lange tell it his way. Jens is a grownup who had ...
June 7th 2010
I tried to make “500 million euros and a city in Italy” go away, and I failed.
It keeps coming back. But, while I thank you for the inquiries, dear reader, I don’t know a thing, and I am nostalgic for ...
June 3rd 2010
Giant, wing-masted trimarans in the America’s Cup, hydrofoilers busting 50 knots in the Med, these innovations open a window onto a gee-whiz future that turns me on. But they don’t answer one question: Will we, or will we not in ...
June 2nd 2010
Say it ain’t so, Joe.
I mean, Larry.
I mean, those rumors that are flying around that a city in Italy has promised 500 million Euros for the America’s Cup, the rumors that claim said city is on the brink of ...
June 1st 2010
REPORT FROM THE SWIFTSURE
By David Schmidt
“Hey David, do you want to drive?”
I glance up from a sodden perch on the rail of JAM, John McPhail’s well-rigged and well-sailed J/160, as we pound into stiff westerly winds and square waves six ...