love the wing one
do you have a higher res version?
I don’t and TinyEye doesn’t find anything.
Another one, I couldn’t resist.
Inmost of these pics, the main is either ill shaped or poorly trimmed.
Mine too - but they’re everybody’s favourite arent they?
Saw these in the Nottage institute when I was home last cycling along the River Colne where I grew up sailing:
Do they get big tides on that river?
3 to 5 metres
10 to 15’
The Colne estuary is a small muddy mesotidal (3- to 5-m tidal range) estuary (Fig. 1) on the east coast of England, entering the North Sea at Brightlingsea (51°45"N, 1°3"E).
This is a good article about some of the area’s sailing heritage:
Sunbeam is still sailing around there along with many other smacks
^ Very nice, thanks.
These foiling IMOCAs are nuts!
11th Hour Racing Team’s skipper Charlie Enright, “And we just had 31 knots as a 10 minute average, which isn’t nothing!”
^ I’ve been watching them in The Ocean Race.
TL:DR Fun to watch, but doesn’t stir up any emotion with me.
That kinda boat is like Indy cars; watch’em race on Sunday is about as close as I’ll ever get. Their shop rags cost more than any boat I could afford.