WYRF 2010 and Spithill Speech
AC 34 panel members: Loïck Peyron, Bruno Troublé, Cam Lewis, Iain Murray, Mark Bullingham
In continuation of our quest to promote the SeaCart 26 OD and launch it onto the world racing scene Calle Hennix has again attended the World Yacht Racing Forum (WYRF). This year held in Estoril, Portugal, the WYRF brings together all the major stakeholders in the sailing industry for networking and seminars. It is a great way to meet race organisers (VOR, AC, Vendee Globe, MOD 70), designers, ISAF, racing teams, sponsors and discuss industry trends and the future of the sport. WYRF also presents case studies of the most successful events outside of the sailing world, like Moto GP, to study and investigate how key factors to their success can be applied to sailing. All in all it’s two very interesting and intense days running in tandem with a yacht design forum.
Watch James Spithills (Helsman BMW Oracle Racing, winner of AC 33) interesting keynote speech about the future of the America’s Cup and multihulls.