31 May 2015

Future of Sailing, Foiling Catamarans, Red Bull, America's Cup, Sailing Videos


Is this the future of sailing? - published on Mar 2, 2015 by Red Bull - In the spirit of progression, Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher have devised a new 6 meter catamaran that is redefining what's possible on the open ocean. It's a vessel that can reach eye-popping speeds of 36 knots while hardly being affected by the ocean conditions. How, you ask? Because it doesn't sail on the surface of the ocean, but uses a hydro-foil to lift the cat above the water and over the chop while still maintaining maximum speeds. So, we'll let you be the judge...is this the future of sailing?


Endeavour programme preview gets young Bermudians on the water - published on May 28, 2015: Bermudian youth sailors received a sneak preview of the America’s Cup Community Sailing Programme - Endeavour.

Flagging America’s Cup Receives Lift as Louis Vuitton Expands Sponsorship - NYTimes.com: "Louis Vuitton, long the commercial partner and namesake of the America’s Cup challenger series, has signed an agreement to expand its role in the next Cup in Bermuda in 2017. The move, a surprise in some sailing circles, is a significant boost for the venerable event, which has lost commercial and sporting momentum in recent months because of challenger withdrawals and hotly disputed rule and design changes...."
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