No, this ain’t Cape Horn, it’s the Volvo Ocean Race fleet a couple of days ago battling through the Strait of Gibraltar. Sorry, but anyone who says a boat needs to be a full-foiler to be exciting, needs to have their head examined! Alas, things have gone a good deal lighter in the days since. For the latest position reports, click here.
36th America's Cup: Different Design Approaches
The design rule for the 36th America’s Cup is the most audacious yet: a 75ft foiling monohull that will race mostly in flight at four times true wind speed, up to 50 knots. It’s more an airplane than a boat; more a story of aerodynamics than hydrodynamics. That is the defining ...read more