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That’s Swell?


That’s Swell?


That leeward hull is pretty buried..might there be an issue with this beast? Or is it, as they say, "supposed to do that?"  wave piercing, indeed…This great pix from anarchist Squid and a bunch more here. Jump in.

Alinghi is floating around on a windless lake, pix here, and the crazy thing is which boat has more supporters following it, at sea and on land. Dogzilla’s departure and arrival is witnessed by enthusiastic anarchists via webcam. Its progress is followed by Squid and a couple of other anarchist photographers and that’s about it.

Amazingly, the ripples on Alinghi’s millpond in this pic from Chris Schmid aren’t caused by a puff of wind, but by a flotilla of small boats that follow Alinghi V every day and, when it’s time to come back to Le Bouveret, you can guarantee there will be several hundred supporters waiting to greet it. But that’s the difference between the PR dog and pony show orchestrated by Alinghi, and a team that is getting it’s work done without much fanfare. We know who we like and it ain’t the one with a dopey name that doesn’t mean anything…