QUOTABLE: Straight talk about extreme sailing

Published on May 21st, 2013

“Catamarans are very fast, can sail in very light or strong winds, and get so close to the shore that fans can hear the sailors talking. But sailing can be dangerous. What we have is the best sailors in the world, and the best designers in the world, pushing the boundaries. Like in all sports, when you put the best out there – be it race cars or skiing, or the Knicks – the best want to win. In those situations, sometimes things go very wrong. We had one of those situations (on May 9).” – Stephen Barclay, AC Event Authority CEO, in regard to the Artemis Racing training accident. Read more here.

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