Sunday, January 18, 2015

New Boat Designs for Vendee Globe 2016

Most of the new boats in the coming Vendee Globe plan to use foils to partially lift the hull out of the water, reducing wetted surface and friction, allowing the boat to sail faster. Here's a brief video of the Banque Populaire VIII program. Pay particular attention to the test mini near the beginning. The boat looks like it's about to head into the stratosphere.

 
Présentation du nouveau monocoque Banque... by VendeeGlobeTV

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Blue Water Sailing Club Talk


A big thanks to all who came out for my talk on January 10 in Charlestown and thank you to the Blue Water Sailing Club for hosting me. We had a great turnout with some terrific questions and I'm looking forward to doing it again in February on the 14th at 10 AM in Marblehead (details to follow).

Friday, January 2, 2015

OSTAR Talk

I completed the Original Single Handed Transatlantic Race (OSTAR) in 2013 and experienced some trials and tribulations along the way. If you’re interested in hearing all about it, please join us at an upcoming Blue Water Sailing Club event:

Date: Saturday, January 10
Time: 10 AM
Place: Constitution Inn, Navy Yard
Address: 150 Third Ave, Charlestown, MA
Cost: $20 per person, event proceeds will be donated to sitesAlive!, a non-profit whose mission is bringing live, interactive lesson plans to K-12 classrooms
RSVP: Required, please email Roy Greenwald at Roy_Greenwald@denspartners.com

Also, Rich Wilson will be giving us an update on his 2016 Vendée Globe campaign.

The club would appreciate pre-payment if possible (checks payable to BWSC) which can be sent to Roy at 23 Myopia Road, Winchester, MA 01890 or please remember to bring it with you.

Hope to see you there!