Sailmaker's log

Olympic sailing monopolies, part 2

Posted by Mikko Brummer on Thu, Oct 15, 2020@ 01:59 PM

In part 1, we looked at the two different one-design approaches, single manufacturer one-design SMOD and the measurement controlled MCOD. In this part 2 we look at how the opening of single manufacturer classes could be conducted, with benefits to the sailors in mind.


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Olympic sailing monopolies, part 1

Posted by Mikko Brummer on Tue, Sep 29, 2020@ 01:51 PM

Six of the current eight Olympic classes are "single manufacturer one-designs", in practice monopolies of their rightsholders. Only two classes, the Finn and the 470 are measurement controlled one-designs, open for anyone to build and sell, as long as they comply with the rules.


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Sten Mohr's views on XINI Freedom's sails

Posted by Nora Tunkelo on Mon, Jan 29, 2018@ 11:15 AM
2017 ORCi European Champion Xini Freedom had new WB sails for the season. Read below what Xini's tactician Sten Mohr thought about them and he shares here some other points on sails in such a project as well. Sten is a professional sailor, who is one of the best matchracing sailors in the world and an experienced America's Cup helmsman (BMW Oracle), and a multiple World Champion in several classes. Interview by Nora Tunkelo.
 
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Finn Gold Cup Medal Race - an inside view

Posted by Jonathan Lobert on Thu, Oct 19, 2017@ 02:10 PM

A peak inside a professional sailor's mind during an important race. The author, Jonathan Lobert, is an olympic medalist, and both European Champion and Silver medalist in World Championships in 2017. 


I write here to share my feelings during the Medal Race of the Finn Gold Cup, which was held in Balaton, Hungary in September 2017. 


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