Doug Pattison and his Speed Sailing Exploits circa 1980

Although the sight of foiling 60ft yachts travelling at speeds in excess of 50 knots is now almost commonplace, have you ever taken time to ponder who were the early pioneers of speed sailing and what those early attempts at maximising wind powered speeds looked like?

View the Zoom talk given by our very own Doug Pattison, recorded Friday 05-Feb-21 on his own crazy speed sailing exploits of circa 40 years ago.