Lots of new boats are being launched right now from TP52 to Volvos to Superyachts but this is by far our favourite 2011 launch so far. Check out the video of the first sea trials of this 40’* Nigel Irens designed tri here. Awesome. *Correction…see comment below.
The Extremesailing circuit does exactly what it says on the tin. Carnage today in China.
The first MOD70 mast for ‘Race for Water’ was stepped in Lorient, France ahead of the official launch gala on Friday (25th March, 2100 CET). Watch the party live HERE. © MOD S.A. – Yvan Zedda / Sea&Co / http://www.zedda.com/ © MOD S.A. – Yvan Zedda / Sea&Co / http://www.zedda.com/
(Source: Americas Cup) Teams agree to one size wing for all conditions America’s Cup competitors this week amended the AC 72 class rule, the design rule that will govern the development of the Cup class wing-sailed catamarans for the 34th America’s Cup and the America’s Cup World Series events in 2012. The rule had been … Read more
and the aft section gone. This just in from the AC34: (Source: AmericasCup.com) The AC45 prototype is safely back at the America’s Cup Race Management base after the boat capsized earlier this afternoon during a testing day on the Hauraki Gulf in Auckland. No one on board was hurt and at first assessment the boat … Read more
We reported the rig break on Vodafone last week. Now watch the video:
(Source: Vodafone) It was business as usual for TeamVodafoneSailing tonight in the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron’s Wednesday night race, until a shroud breakage led to a toppled rig. The boat was sailing at 25 knots of boatspeed on a Beam Reach off Devonport Wharf in Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour, when a cap shroud termination gave … Read more
(Source: SL33) The SL33 is a grand prix catamaran that can be sailed with a traditional mast and soft sails or a wing. The SL33 has been designed, engineered and built to: Be the fastest boat under 40 feet in light wind conditions Capture trophies at all major open regattas worldwide Be the boat of … Read more
(Source: Marstrom) Rotating carbon mast, Square topped mainsail, Asymmetric tilted dagger-board foils, High aspect ratio rudder, Carbon canting wheel, U shaped hull, Aft center of Gravity, Huge bowsprit to fly large Code0 and massive asymmetric kite… Alibi’s features orientated toward very high performance are to many to list. If you place the emphasis on lightness … Read more