National Pride

Something that struck me in the past week having been in Switzerland was the number of people wearing the Alinghi logo. Gentlemen of a certain age proudly sported the ubiquitous caps with long grey hair flowing out of the back. Some cool young board surfers did their tricks in long-sleeve Alinghi T-shirts. A lady atContinue reading “National Pride”

Speculazione Ferrari

Updated: Back in April of this year, the word was out that Ferrari’s wind-tunnel at their stunning Maranello facility in the rather beautiful commune of Modena in northern Italy was to be placed at the disposal of the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team as they tested their final wing set up and aero package forContinue reading “Speculazione Ferrari”

Manufacture en Suisse

I think it was Franklin Roosevelt that said the line: “We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future,” and everywhere you look in the sport of sailing at the moment, there’s a changing of the guard. Yesterday we saw a number of the fabulous GBRContinue reading “Manufacture en Suisse”

Swiss Roll

A grey morning on a misty Lake Geneva did little to dampen what was a stunning presentation of the new Alinghi Red Bull Racing Team who brought the Cup alive ushering in a whole new generation whilst keeping a strong link to an astronomically successful past. Make no mistake, having Ernesto Bertarelli back in theContinue reading “Swiss Roll”

Gracie Mille Prada

By all accounts both on and off the record, Grant Dalton put on a pretty damned fine excellent display at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron’s AGM, proving beyond doubt that it’s good to talk. The members listened, challenged but understood the sponsorship and sporting environment that one of history’s great Cup operators is workingContinue reading “Gracie Mille Prada”