June 2013 Issue
Mailport: June 2013
Vendee Over AC
Your blog post (March 26, 2013) about the relevance of the America’s Cup has motivated me to request that you review and evaluate the equipment and technologies used in this edition of the Vendee Globe (www.vendeeglobe.org). This fascinating race has much more relevance to the general sailing public than the America’s Cup. I would be very interested to learn what equipment and technologies performed flawlessly around the world, what didn’t hold up, and why.
We have touched on the Vendee boats and equipment in the past, most recently in September 2011. We agree that compared to the America’s Cup boats, the Vendee boats offer insight into racing gear and technologies that are more relevant to our readership.