Designer Juan Kouyoumdjian talks about his first TP52, Matt Sheahan considers whats up with Team Origin and Guy talks to Shannon Falcone
The professional sailing season is fully underway in the northern hemisphere and the time for talking is now over, it’s results that count. But one team with high expectations is having a rough ride as TeamOrigin parts company with its sailing director Mike Sanderson. Matthew Sheahan considers the reasons for the shock sacking and looks at where the problem may lie with a team that is blessed with top players and Olympic medals.
Just days before, the British Americas Cup team found itself in the spotlight for another reason recently, it’s new boat. The only new boat in the Audi Medcup fleet as the class passes through a transitional phase in the rules, there were plenty of eyes on the new Juan Kouyoumdjian designed TP52, not least a controversial keel with wings. The Argentinean designer, renowned for his often radical and free thinking style tells Matt what’s behind his thinking for a boat that needs to compete with those of other designers that are now in their third generation.
Still on TP52s, Andi Robertson talks us through what happened in the recent opening event of the Medcup season in Cascais.
And Guy Swindells talks to Shannon Falcone who is currently racing in the Louis Vuitton Trophy series in La Maddalena, Sardinia. The Antiguan has managed to tick most of the top boxes in professional grand prix racing and explains to Guy his recent and diverse achievements.
Finally, we’ve moved….to Mondays in order to be able to report on the latest news over the weekend. We hope that fits in better for you too.
Shoretalk is produced in association with Gybe Talking, the Volvo sailing podcast.
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