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History of sailing in the '60's

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Re: History of sailing in the '60's

Interesting, but their summing-up view that "it's all been done, now" suggests that the English still want to ignore French (and other) advances in singlehanded speed and technology. For example, singlehanded RTW in 42 days:

There are still plenty of things that still make sailing into media events.
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