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Rugby and Golf to be included in the 2016 Olympics

October 9th, 2009 No comments

Well – it made it! Rugby and Golf both make it to the Olypmics in 2016 as per a decision today at the IOC meeting.

Great!

Now all we need is to get that pesky multihull reinstated …

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Not to be outdone …

July 30th, 2009 No comments

Another monster multihull takes off in the same direction at the same time – Pascal Bigedorry on Banque Populaire V takes on the same record as Cammas.

Banque Populaire V pop off for a 5 or less day jaunt across the Atlantic

Banque Populaire V pop off for a 5 or less day jaunt across the Atlantic

We (naturally) wish them luck as well!  Oh … and did I mention that they are slightly ahead as well?

Still to close to call ...

Still to close to call ...

I want to be there!!!!!

Can’t Resist posting more piccies of the Monster Multihull

July 23rd, 2009 No comments

This thing leaves me gobsmacked!  Here are a few more shots of the Monster Multihull – also plse look at the video it is totally awesome.

Awesome

Moere Awesome - look how little wind there is

And on a slightly more technical note, check out the mainsheet.  Where in the old days one would see ropes and blocks we now see two rams attached to that V8 snowmobile engine.

Use of hydralic rams instead of ropes and winches on the main sheet.

Use of hydralic rams instead of ropes and winches on the main sheet.

And over she goes!  Well – it kinda makes you wonder how robust this all is.  How do you dump the mainsheet when its a ram?  What happens in a puff?

Going ... Going ...

Going ... Going ...

Alinghi 5 – the Monster Cat sails!

July 21st, 2009 No comments
Awesome!

Awesome!

Well – it didn’t fall apart.  Yet.

Alinghi Monster Cat on Lake Geneve - Maiden Voyage

Alinghi Monster Cat on Lake Geneve - Maiden Voyage

Still a fair amount of controversy over that engine (which I have heard is from a snowmobile).  Apparently it runs (noisily) all the time and supplies power to the winches.  Observant observers will notice the lack of winch pedestals (the handles to wind the winches found on normal big boats).  How they will get away with this under the rules is still to be disclosed.  As defenders of the cup they are able to change the rules, but since they already announced that the match will be to ISAF rules they will have to be amended for this.  There is some precedent – the really large monohulls also use hydraulic power for winches.

Look closely at the hulls - those specs are grown men!  Gives you and idea of the scale.

Look closely at the hulls - those specs are grown men! Gives you and idea of the scale.

More on Sail World and the Alinghi website.  More pics also on Flickr.