Pity the poor Volvo Ocean Race sailor. While it may seem like forever since the fleet arrived in Cape Town after 24 days at sea, in fact it’s only been a couple of weeks. Worse, yet the forecast is calling for the sailors to get pasted by heavy weather on the nose within hours of the start. They are also sure to get their share of calms again, as in the Atlantic Doldrums. A video summary of Leg 1 provides a refresher course in what the sailors have already been through, and a glimpse of what is likely to come.
Boat Review: Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 490
True innovation in monohull sailboat design can be a bit elusive these days. That’s not to say that there are no more new ideas, but it does seem that many new tweaks and introductions are a bit incremental: let’s say evolutionary rather than revolutionary. Just when it seems ...read more