Adventures

Not the right kind of foiling

What a day. No racing again for the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series, but today due to no wind, rather than excessive breeze as in Portsmouth earlier this year.

It means that tomorrow we will be looking at three shorter races, that will all be double points. So there is a bit on for all competitors on top of rehydrating after today.
I was lucky enough to go on a tour of the Oracle Team USA base this morning. Photography was limited, so you will just have to listen to my recount amongst select imagery, but it was absolutely brilliant to see the inner cockpits and the wing “at work” for the development boats.

The video also has some pretty in-depth interviews with:

  • Chris Draper; the level playing field of the America’s Cup World Series and what is to come for Softbank Team Japan
  • Tom Slingsby; being the “Bermudian” team and living in Bermuda.
  • Giles Scott; crossover between the Finn and the AC and ISAF World Sailor of the Year nomination
  • Franck Cammas; the improvements of Groupama Team France and how the team is aiming to involve the French sailing community with the AC
  • Glenn Ashby; broader discussion on whether he ever thought Cats would be in the America’s Cup as well at the A-Class Worlds.

Make sure you watch right to the end for a guest appearance from “The Master of Clicking”…

Three races tomorrow, and I will be live tweeting all of the racing from on the water and sharing plenty of pics on Facebook and Instagram. Find me via @SailorGirl218.

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