13 September 2017

World Sailing Show September 2017; Next America's Cup Monohulls

The World Sailing Show - September 2017

Video above published Aug 28, 2017:
01:02 - Lendy Cowes Week
07:15 - News
09:29 - International Moth Worlds
12:28 - Rolex Fastnet Race
19:35 - Gitana 17 launched
  • The Rolex Fastnet Race, the sailor’s Everest and this year there was a bumper entry and some fiercely close racing.
  • There was also a record turn out for the International Moth World Championships where the world’s rock stars gathered, hot foot from the America’s Cup.
  • The beast gets launched as Gitana 17 prepares to change the future. A visit with the boat and the brains behind the project.
  • Plus, new talent, new trophy, new events and a new record at Lendy Cowes Week.

Sailing News: Next America's Cup: Foiling Monohulls?
  • America’s Cup to ditch catamarans in favor of monohulls - The Washington Post"... The Kiwis did not say whether the boats will have foils or canting keels. More details were promised at the end of the month. Team New Zealand released a statement after Italian billionaire Patrizio Bertelli, boss of the Italian Challenger of Record Luna Rossa and CEO of Prada, told La Stampa that the next regatta will be sailed in monohulls as a condition of his group helping the cash-strapped Kiwis in the 35th America’s Cup ..." read more at the link above
  • Sailing professor Mark Orams: America's Cup monohulls are "dramatic, extremely fast" - NZ Herald: "Monohulls will provide spectacular America's Cup racing to match what the catamarans provided in Bermuda, according to the sailing Professor Mark Orams. The former Team New Zealand member said the foiling monohulls were better suited to Auckland's conditions, and monohulls would see a welcome return to more traditional sailing techniques involving more crew members. It would almost certainly see an end otocycle-grinding ..." read more at link above.
  • Government pushes for big say in next America's Cup regatta - NZ Herald: "Documents obtained by the Herald under the Official Information Act reveal the extent of strategising that took place in the days after Team New Zealand's stunning win in Bermuda to ensure the Government would have a seat at the bargaining table.Team NZ are set to reveal their plans for the next event, likely to be held in early 2021, later this month. This follows negotiations with Luna Rossa, the challenger of record."

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