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Incredible Hulks

Regardless of the class’s status within the Olympic circus, the Finns will always have the Gold Cup. A mythical, shiny little thing, its diminutive presence fools the unaware. It’s one of the great trophies of yachting housing the very greatest of names: Elvstrom, Stratton, Kuhweide, Maury, Lewis, Bertrand, Hjortnaes, Westergaard, Presti, Loof, Kusnierewicz, Ainslie, Scott,Continue reading “Incredible Hulks”

Top Gun

It was Hunter S. Thompson, the larger than louche gonzo journalist that said: “Faster, faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death.” Whether this sybarite was opining on a life lived on a downslope is immaterial but it feels apt for what’s happening at the Royal New Zealand Air Force BaseContinue reading “Top Gun”

Game, Set & Match Racing

Cards on the table. I’m a fan of the World Match Racing Tour. If you didn’t enjoy the Congressional Cup this year over in Long Beach then there’s not much more this beautiful, relevant, fiendishly difficult discipline can do for you. It was quite simply a brilliant week of top drawer racing and it providesContinue reading “Game, Set & Match Racing”

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