Sailing World on Water February 26.21 Sir Ben Is Upset, 12 Metre Beauty, ETNZ, Angry Ainslie- more

These are some of the highlights in the sport of Sailing Globally, in the last seven days. The PRADA Cup Day 3 Action, and INEOS Team UK live to fight another day. For all you traditionalists, here are the beautiful ex Americas Cup 12 Metre boats, battling it out in Newport Rhode Island. They represent an enduring legacy and they will be here in another one hundred years. The present era boats will be well gone by then, as we can’t see them being passed on to Corinthian sailors for local regattas. Do you?. 11th Hour Racing is building their new IMOCA boat, Eleven Two, in Laurient France, to sail in the next “The Ocean Race”. Charlie Enright takes us through the build. We feature Tom Ehman’s report on how Sir Ben reacted to being not asked to the Prada Cup presentation. All’s not happy on the docks in Auckland. The pandemic has kept a lot of the media away so it’s a “cake-walk” for the teams and organisers. Emirates Team New Zealand are ready for battle and are in “race-mode”, Aussie Glen Ashby reports. Skipper Pete Burling says he is ready for the Italian challengers, and the topic on all their lips is, “Wind Limits”. To sail these boats, where regular boats can offer good returns in less than 100% efficiency, with these boats, they have to be on it, or things could go tragically wrong. Just Ask the US challengers.

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