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#1 DrWatson

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 11:40 PM

This was the regatta that was going on when we were in Lorient a few weeks ago. 

 

The vid is in French (of course) but it's fun to watch anyway :) 

And the shots of the new IMOCAs foiling makes it clear that AT and BOSS won't necessarily have it all their own way...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpKoJ-wCNyU


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Posted 05 October 2019 - 06:43 AM

The French passion for this kind of sailing is amazing. The crowds watching, it’s like the all blacks here. If only
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Posted 07 October 2019 - 03:07 AM

The French passion for this kind of sailing is amazing. The crowds watching, it’s like the all blacks here. If only

 

In this part of France, sailing is very healthy as a sport. In all the villages around the coast there is a large engagement of the kids sailing lasers, hobies, wind surfers etc. Every Saturday and Sunday, and all school holidays, one can see literally hundreds of kids in on and above the water, being coached and just having fun. Sailing is very accessible and remarkably cheap - it's something many people in the area can relate to.


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Posted 21 October 2019 - 10:35 PM

 

 

From 2:00 you can see Charal foiling clear of the water... I think we'll see record times soon being set for the Vendee


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Posted 22 October 2019 - 06:03 AM

Inevitable i would say.
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