Looks like the MOD 70’s experienced yet another capsize just a couple of weeks ago while practicing for the Transat Jacques Vabre. It’s pretty serious when these things go over as Team Spindrift can vouch for with their spill back in June in Dùn Laoghaire, Ireland. ~Video courtesy of SailingNews’ YouTube Channel Virbac Paprec was […]Read More Uh Oh!
Now that we are discovering fixed wing sails and hydrofoils, the world is starting to accept canting keels as standard equipment. Super accomplished sailor, Jean Pierre Dick’s new yacht building company designs us a blue-water cruiser with an ocean-racer soul. Not only does the JP 54 claim sea worthiness to circumnavigate the globe, but it […]Read More The JP54 Performance Ocean Cruiser
The first two skippers finished the Vendee Globe Solo Around the world race, yesterday just 3 hours apart. Pretty amazing! The big story however is Alex Thomson, skipper of Hugo Boss who has decided to follow Jean-Pierre Dick to safety instead of pass him and take the 3rd place podium spot from him. As mentioned […]Read More What a Guy
The Vendee Globe challengers are approaching the end, which may come as early as this weekend. However, the drama has not stopped. Jean-Pierre Dick (still in third but surely to be passed soon), has broken his keel, but is puttering along at a measly 11 knots. The skipper of Virbac -Paprec 3 has yet to […]Read More The End is Near…