Volvo skippers go for a ride on Groupama3 trimaran

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Corley, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. Corley
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  2. Doug Lord
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    Great article ,Corley-thanks!
     
  3. warwick
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    Thanks Corley, for the video clip.
     

  4. Silver Raven
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    Gooday Corley - WOW mate thanks.

    3 things to say here so please, you, Doug & Gary - heads-up - a tad bit, eh ?

    So - chaps - all of us - the new speed definition is - 10 kts = 30 kts or - 30 kts is the new 10 kts - which ever way around - Yea - I know - we all have been aware of that for years & years.

    It'll be interesting to see how many of 'dem-mono-guys' start sailing big multi's & just how soon ???

    Next -
    Corley - you sent me &/or put up here - a video that was somhow linked to the Crowther Memorial Race - 2011. Everyone needs (must) watch it - at least 6 or 8 times (I'm into 20 times already) - it shows a 60' - ORMA - BP3 tri owned by Sean Laugman - - @ 1:22 sec into video - completely air-borne - YES - all 60' long & 60' wide of all 3 hulls - completely in the air - - about 1/5th of the total sail area & NO foils - at least - none in the water. That's all 12,800 lbs or so of it - flying along - in the air. Bugger me hey ! ! !

    NOW that IS sailing - WOW - - wish I was 50 years younger & 50 Mil richer - cause that's where my heart & soul - live - for eva & eva. Just imagine the thril of being on board. Sooooo much fun & wet pants, eh ! ! !

    Gona be a great series of races at Hammo (that's Hamilton Island Race Week series - to all that aren't living out here in OZ) what with 2 ORMA's going head-to-head.

    When I can breath & get a tad better I'll get into the 'wing-mast' discussion.

    Enjoy the video chaps - cause it's a real blast - for sure. Ciao, james
     
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