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Clean Report

2016 will be remembered as the year when manufacturers finally realized they should be spending all their development money on Superyacht toys, but a handful of companies are working to improve high-performance sailing.  I sampled pretty much everything new from the 1500+ exhibitors at the METS show in a mostly sober state, and after all that, the winner was actually quite easy to choose.  After more than 8 years in development by the folks at Mich Desj’s “Mer Agitee”, the Electronic Tell-tale/Trim Control system is mostly ready for prime time, and whether we’re talking about significant average speed boosts for cruisers and racers , integrated sail control for bigger yachts and super/megas, huge efficiency increases for thousands of wind power producers, or potential stall-control systems for foilers, this thing could be game changing – and soon.  I grabbed a few minutes with Dimitri to show me how it works and where it’ll change the world; watch above and stay tuned for a more thorough breakdown of the show – and my European trip – later this week.

 

 

November 21st, 2016 by admin

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Vento Di Sardegna only had a few months with an Italian name before being taken over by Mich Desj’s Mer Agitee management company, and while we continue to operate under rumors that a Dutch sailor will make a run at the Vendee in this beast (and we think it’s this guy), no one seems to be able to confirm whats coming for this new VPLP/Verdier just yet.  Similarly, the 5 new builds in the 2015 TJV are staying mum about their issues and findings, so for now, we have only Alex Thomson’s frank account.  Fortunately, our Senior Editor is headed to Europe to the METS show next week on a factfinding expedition, and no one can hide from Mr. Clean…

Think you can spot what’s wrong with the Persico build of Vento?  We can’t, but we do love time lapse.

 

November 10th, 2015 by admin

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