Sailing @ METS 2015: Anemomind, Astra, LCJ Capteurs, Garmin, Harken & Edson

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now excited to have Ben Stein as very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Panbo is going to the next level in 2019 and beyond.

5 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    thank you for this sailboat focused entry!

  2. Chris L-S says:

    Definitely thanks for the sailing focused posts recently! That AST system is pretty interesting. I’m a traditionalist i.e. If I can’t sail my boat single-handed with no electrics and no hydraulics, it’s too big. However, when I’m doing passages with people who are “less than knowledgeable”, it would be nice to have things like this during overnight watches. I’d love to know that the main could be eased if over-pressured, and that if there was a wind shift the sails could adjust accordingly without me having to come on deck. It will be interesting to see if it makes it into a retrofit status in 2017 or 2018.

  3. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    My pleasure, and speaking of extraordinary sailing, how about Spindrift 2, which left France just before I left Holland and averaged 27 knots to the Equator crossing they made last night.
    Idec Sport, another giant tri, is also on the Jules Vern non-stop around-the-world course, and both boats are more than 300 nm ahead of the record 45 day 14 hour record.

  4. emsusa says:

    I have tried to contact the Anemomind guys twice via their website form, but no reply. Maybe they are monitoring his thread…?

  5. Kees says:

    Ah yes, Spindrift 2. We encountered them last August just as we were arriving in the Isles of Scilly after our trip from the Azores. We were going slow in the dying breeze and they were screaming along at 18 knots, leading in the Fastnet race.

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