It’s established fact that safety orange makes you faster, but we’re thinking it only works when applied to a yacht’s appendages – not her crew. At least that’s how it seemed for 2011 Melges 32 World Champ Dougie Douglass; Since they donned these full body condoms, they’ve lost three positions, currently lying in 6th after a hard-fought 3-races on day 3 of the 2012 Worlds. Read more about the day here, and check the gallery for some less humorous shots from Joy Dunigan and Max Ranchi.
With all the video producers in the Newport area, you’d think it would be easy to get a daily video reel from one of the world’s most active grand prix racing class – but you’d apparently be wrong, because there’s nothing, nada, zip. WTF, Melges?