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20 hours ago, The big T said:

Note the Lidgard sails on her. And no, I am just observant.

Adix is 212 feet long. Collaboration between Lidgard and Nalder. 12 sailmakers, 5 months, new spectra fabric. Built in 2015. Cost over a million bucks.


https://www.lidgardsails.com/ClassicSails.aspx

https://nelsonweekly.co.nz/2015/07/nelson-sail-maker-wins-dream-job/

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/boating/72316947/more-than-a-million-dollars-in-sails

 

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7 minutes ago, Black Panther said:

Is the ocean race what became of whitbread/Volvo?  Or is it something else? 

https://www.oceanumvela.net/the-ocean-race#:~:text=The first Ocean race&text=Some 17 boats carrying 167,headed south for Cape Town.

The history of the race known as - Whitbread Round the World Race (1973-2001) - Volvo Ocean Race (2001-2019) - The Ocean Race (Upcoming in 2021-2022)

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On 29/06/2024 at 9:07 PM, Zozza said:

1971 One Ton Cup in Hauraki Gulf
Syd Fischer, Alan Warwick...Stormy Petrel, Young Nick etc

 

Foul weather gear is much nicer now :-)

/Martin

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4 hours ago, waikiore said:

Though not always more waterproof..

True.

The best compromise in my experience is modern design not using 'breathing' fabrics.

/Martin

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