Video Series: The 5 Minute Warning

Published on June 20th, 2024

In the 5 Minute Warning video series, the sharp end of the sailing world gets reviewed by PlanetSail’s Matt Sheahan and Sailjuice’s Andy Rice. Here is the episode description:

Andy is back from a sub-par performance at the Musto Skiff Nationals in Yorkshire, but Matt is flying high at the Open Class gliding National Championships in the Cotswolds, when the weather allows, that is.

There’s been a lot of weather in the past week in the UK, as anyone who attempted the Round the Island Race last Saturday will tell you. Irvine Laidlaw’s multihull Highland Fling 18 took line honors in a heinously windy and wavy circumnavigation of the Isle of Wight, while Peter Morton’s TP52 Notorious took handicap victory and the Gold Roman Bowl.

Meanwhile in Barcelona, a sudden and catastrophic mast breakage for Alinghi Red Bull Racing raises a number of difficult questions, not just for the Swiss team but for all the America’s Cup participants…

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