Hammo, Olympians, Magnetic, ACWS thrills and spills
Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ) was the latest team to test out their PFDs in the Bay's chilly waters as they succumbed to the harsh reality of vanishing stability during today's practice race. 'The boats love to put their bow into the wave in front downwind and with this you get a sudden deceleration and the boat loads up,' said ETNZ's skipper, Dean Barker. 'This is where the fun begins as you hope there is enough buoyancy in the bow to recover before the boat loads up more and continues into a pitch pole. The harder you push generally the safer you are so you are constantly reminding yourself not to back off. It really is a different form of sailing!'
Also in ACWS news, Luna Rossa has added two Gold-medal heavyweights to their already star-studded team, namely Iker Martinez and Xabi Fernandez. Fans of the fully crewed, around-the-world Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) will remember these two Spanish sailors from the 2011-2012 Telefonica campaign, while fans of Olympic sailing will remember their Gold medal in 2004 and their Silver medal in 2008, both in the 49er class. It will be interesting to see how these sailors take to the high-powered AC45s, and, eventually, to the even faster AC72s. Stay tuned!
And speaking of the VOR, ocean-racing fans should be sure to check out the feature-length video recap of the 2011-2012 edition of the race, inside this issue. This films draws on footage taken both onboard and off the fleet of Volvo Open 70s as they pounded and powered their way around the planet, and is sure to get your adrenaline flowing.
2012 ZHIK NAUTICA MOTH WORLDS. Day 2. Th Martinez
And finally, don't miss the latest reports from the Zhik Moth Worlds, with the Aussies doing well as expected, as well as event previews of the St. Moritz Match Race (August 28-September 2) and the Extreme Sailing Series Act 5 (August 31-September 2).
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