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 ...
May 31st 2010
History often leaves loose ends.
I have my own copy of this flag, the Serapis flag, that I like to fly from time to time, and the thought comes to mind on Memorial Day of the years when the Republic, and ...
May 27th 2010
Island scenery © Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi
What do shifty winds and currents, mobs of day trippers, rock star sailors, the jewel-box island of Capri and Rolex have in common?
For an answer try Rolex Capri Sailing Week.
After some unseasonal cold and ...
May 25th 2010
© Paul Todd/OutsideImages.CO.NZ
Aleph team skipper Bertrand Pacé wanted the left side and went for it in pre-start maneuvers against Francesco Bruni and Azzurra—generally in these situations, you assume that the bowman communicated to Pacé that he could go—but the evidence ...
May 24th 2010
Barcarolle on the beach. Photo by Kimball Livingston
At the risk of writing about an incident I did not witness—
I fear I know all too much, minus the details, about what happened to the Ranger 33 that sailed itself onto China ...
May 20th 2010
In San Francisco today, Mayor Gavin Newsom’s office released a resolution passed by the Bay Conservation and Development Commission supporting an America’s Cup match on San Francisco Bay.
This is huge. The Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) is on ...
May 19th 2010
Fascinating to watch the latest Rorschach test play out . . .
That is, the America’s Cup 34 decision-making process . . .
And the May 18 meeting of seventeen designers at the BMW Oracle base in Valencia, with a ...
May 18th 2010
No, you can’t park it in your driveway yet, but the 19 designers who met today in Valencia put rubber on the road toward a decision on what kind of boat we’ll be racing in America’s Cup 34, monohull or ...