The search for speed under sail has captured man’s mind since the first time he set sail. The tea clipper “Cutty Sark” was the speed demon of her time. “Amaryllis” designed by Nat Herreshoff in 1876, the precursor to the catamarans that are racing for the America’s Cup now.
If Vlad Murnikov is successful, and there is no reason that he will not be, it will be the next step forward for monohulls.
SpeedDream is a story that I have been following for a while, I have posted about it earlier. The next step in Monohull sailing. The America’s Cup has just finished a week of racing in San Francisco and today three of the teams will unveil their respective 72 foot boats; which will take the America’s cup to a whole new level.
Cloud Computing, a phrase that is easily thrown around, has been around for along time already, but still in it’s infancy. Amazon is one of the big suppliers. All of this is changing the face of how business is conducted.I wonder what the future consequences will be; when one does not really have control over one’s own material.It is truly in someone else’s hands.Or, someone else’s server.
I am my age, I am used to the idea that in order to sell something you must have a product to exchange for money. Clearly I am old fashioned. I find it harder very day to justify my existence on earth. My ideas do not find as easily as they once did.
I suppose it is one of the reasons I like long distance sailing. Life is reduced to very elemental levels. Perhaps it reminds us who or what we really are. I have very little desire to go into space, I find the world has much to much to offer. I would like to see the earth from space, however.
There is clearly a desire for change. Vlad Murnikov’s 48 foot design has been chosen for the world match race tour. I will confess that I never envisioned such change coming. I am not saying that I did not wish for change, but I never could have predicted the direction.
The America’s Cup has taken it’s share of press for change; not the least of which was the move to multihulls. The following is a you tube video about the 45 footers which will be sailed for the first season at least of the America’s Cup competition.