Sam Greenfield may have been the first yachtie to launch a drone off a racing boat, and in just a short time, the world has followed. Quads have become required equipment for the world’s biggest sponsored raceboats, and with good reason: In a race like the Vendee Globe, the ability to shoot yourself from the air at any angle adds an awesome new element to the experience for all of us back home, and the sponsors who pay for it. Kudos to Conrad Colman for his pilotage; let’s hope he has the balls to fly it in some breeze. Colman’s Foresight Natural Energy IMOCA sits midfleet.
Up-to-the-minute links and chatter about the Vendee Globe here. Tracker here.