The sailing world is going foiling mad. Time alone will tell whether it's a good thing or not, but what we can say is that it's fun and fast, and very different in feeling. What is the same for the sailor is that we need to understand a far greater range of sail settings in order to optimise the performances of these boats.
Nobody tells you when you're growing up that "winning" and "success" come at a cost. At world level the cost is many times that which anyone outside top sport can imagine. It involves the sacrifice of dedication, not for a month or a year, but four years plus to reach anywhere near potential. The cost... Continue Reading →
Advancing in speed sailing We were talking about getting the very best from sailing equipment, and how often the best is not the obvious. There is a famous photo from 20 years plus ago of Fred Hayward breaking the world speed record (then around 35 knots) on a windsurfer with his battens forming an S... Continue Reading →