Foiling 72s, and MOD70s on dry land?

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 18 Sep 2012

Point of order: seeing as Portugal's border backs on to Spain, how do you sail around the country? As in 'MOD70 European Tour Leg 3 - Around Portugal Race'? Just thought I'd ask.

Maybe there is some sort of transforming equation here that I have missed, in which MOD70s can sail on dry land. It's a bit like trying to understand that space and time are not absolute and have to be combined into spacetime. In this case I guess it is accuracy and copywriting that are not absolute, and must be combined into pr-speak (which is, of course, absolute something).

Next up: the Around Lesotho Race. Watch this space.

Guy Nowell, Editor

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