June 28, 2013

Capsize denounced by Steve Walker

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But take heart. You do not need to take crazy risks like this as capsize is entirely preventable and has been since 1975! Watch the video to find out why and how.

Posted by Stephen Walker at 05:14 PM | Comments (0)

June 18, 2013

Trimaran Smashes Atlantic Record

If you Google "news atlantic sailing record" you may discover that Alex Thompson broke the Transatlantic Record, single-handed in a monohull in 8 days 22 hours 8 minutes in July 2012.

However, if you include the name of Frenchman, Francis Joyon, in your search you will discover that a couple of days ago a new single-handed Transatlantic Record was set of 5 days, 2 hours, 56 minutes and 10 seconds. Somewhat faster!

This is not because Francis Joyon is a much, much better sailor than Alex Thompson. He may or may not be. No the record is so much faster because Francis Joyon was sailing in a trimaran!

Check out this video, "Why trimarans are so fast", if you would like to understand why trimarans are so much faster than monohulls.

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Posted by Stephen Walker at 04:20 PM | Comments (0)