My Favourite RL Sailboat

Must be the TP52. Simply coz it’s sleek, flat, has no obnoxious deck houses and steering wheels but is just a barebones sailing machine for real sailors. And now, after a turbulent racing season, The World Sailing Show have produced a docu about this wondrous class. Here is the trailer:

Unfortunately it’s a bit short. But you can watch a whole plethora of videos from the TP52 Super Series on the World Sailing Show’s YT channel.

Anyone still caring about the sillyness that is the America’s Cup?

 

4 comments

    • But … never underestimate the power of a clever rmarketed campaign. And hey, everybody can afford a MC38 = not sexy. 😮 it’s 2018, nobody’s sailing for the heck of it anymore, it’s all about the moolah and media.

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  1. Regarding the AC, you should check out what developments Artemis team did since the end of the competition last spring: it is quite extraordinary, as they claim to have made possible a sailboat that can sail 24/7 with or without wind…. opening real interesting commercial possibilities for sailboats.
    So proof that some of the millions spent to have the foiling cats found a way to great stuff !
    What do you think?

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    • Yes, I’ve read about the new thing, Vivi. It’s like a perpetuum mobile, humanity’s old dream. It’s a nifty idea but – same as always these days – all about the business. These things won’t make elegant racing machines. :/

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