Ocean Racing

A Magic Third for Peyron

by Sail Staff, Posted May 24, 2008
By Kimball Livingston

And now he stands alone.

With a crossing time of 12 days, 11 hours, , Lock Peyron won an unprecedented 3rd solo transatlantic race on Saturday, bringing Gitana Eighty across the finish line of the Artemis Transat with seven hours to spare over his nearest rival—and that was after diverting to pick up Vincent Riou from his imperiled


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Trailer Envy

by David Schmidt, Posted May 22, 2008
If you own an older boat, finding the right trailer can be a chore, especially if the boat is no longer in production. Luckily, there’s a solution. Meet Brian Bishop, owner of a boutique sailboat trailer company called Sailboat Transporter. After spending some frustrating time seeking a reliable, reasonably priced trailer for his Islander 36, Bishop realized that a market niche existed, which he
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Ocean Racing

Drawing Near

by Sail Staff, Posted May 22, 2008
This year’s Artemis Transat Race will go down in the record books as a race that no one wanted to lead: If you did, chances were good that you might face the woes of Michel Desjoyeaux, Seb Josse, and Vincent Riou, all of whom were doing well; all of whom were forced to retire due to either collision with marine life (Desjoyeaux and Riou) or gear failure (Josse). Now the race has taken a brighter
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VIDEO: Changing Horses in Midstream

by Sail Staff, Posted May 21, 2008
When Vincent Riou abandoned his Open 60, PRB, and was taken aboard Loick Peyron's Gitana Eighty, Peyron did the filming. It was probably a lot more dramatic than it looks.

You can see Peyron's video HERE

Or read a race update
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What a Drag? Readers Respond

by Sail Staff, Posted May 20, 2008
From Zack Smith, Fiorentino consultant and drogue designer:

In the May 2008 edition of "What a Drag," Kimball Livingston makes strong claims concerning the utilization of extensive Coast Guard testing in the Series Drogue Report, however these performance declarations on drogues and parachute anchors warrant further investigation

Donald Jordan, who authored the Series


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