ain’t sitting around

Big Pimpin'

There may have been limited time on the water this summer but the smart folk ain’t been sitting around!

The fairways and marinas of the Hamble River have been quiet this year but in the light-industrial units set back from the river, innovation continues apace. The real lifeblood of the Hamble has always been its ecosystem of specialist companies, run by sailors for sailors, where a lot of next-generation yacht racing technologies are created and refined.

In one of those sheds, Diverse Performance Systems produced load cells and pins for most of the Vendée Globe fleet and three of the four AC75 teams, but that’s only a small part of what they do. The clue’s in the name. Read on.