Friday, January 26, 2007

Miami OCR - Final Results

Silver, and Bronze medals for the British 2.4 team in Miami. Megan Pascoe had a great event to finish up 2nd behind multiple Open World Champion Stellan Berlin, with Helena Lucas in 3rd.

It is a great start to the year. Next event; Hyeres in the South of France.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

46.5 Knots !

The French monster foiler Hydroptere has now done 46.5knots over 500m.....

Check out the DailySail for the full story.

Miami OCR Day 2

It was a good day for the British 2.4 team as we now occupy the top 2 places overall in the Miami OCR. Megan Pascoe remains in the lead, and Helena Lucas is now in 2nd.

Full results on:

Tuesday, January 23, 2007


My foiling angles spreadsheet has been copied and now features on an Australian Moth Blog site.

Bladerider Photos

Scott Babbage has posted some good photos on his blog of the original production Bladerider that is currently in use in Sydney at the moment.

Miami OCR

I'm currently out in Miami, coaching my 2.4 squad in the Miami Olympic Classes regatta. It was the first day of racing today and Megan Pascoe had a great first day posting a 3rd and 1st to be leading the regatta. Helena Lucas is in 5th with a 5th and 7th. (720's are not fast!)

It was a good day for many of the Brits with podium positions held in many of the classes.

Check out the results on:

Pic: Meg winning race 2.

Foiling Windsurfer

Uploaded by azgard

Check out this video of a foiling Windsurfer!

Saturday, January 06, 2007


I've heard many stories of why you should tie everything down so securely in a container but I've never experienced any real container issues close up. But in Miami recently our container was just slid off the back of the truck!

Thursday, January 04, 2007

New British America's Cup Team

I'd heard plenty of rumours but finally there was an interesting announcement today:
Sir Keith Mills, the British businessman who ran London’s victorious bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, has announced he is to create a new British America’s Cup sailing team.
The team, to be named ORIGIN, will comprise some of the world’s leading sailors and boat designers from the UK and beyond with the aim of winning the America’s Cup and bringing the world’s longest running sporting event back to British shores for the first time since its inception over 150 years ago. Mills revealed that ORIGIN will participate in at least two America’s Cup campaigns, likely to take place in 2009 and 2011 respectively. ORIGIN’s crew members, boat designers and management teams will be recruited over the next six months, and will be announced following the completion of the current 32nd America’s Cup event taking place in Valencia from 23rd June to 7th July 2007.
There are not many details released about this yet, but it should be quite interesting to follow.