What else? That would allow you to read the excellent  weekly newsletter from our Lorient friends from Tip and Shaft. This week, the Frenchies are posting a paper on the TP52 series including a few words from knd.

We have been involved in the series since 2009 with Quantum and All4One. We thought like most that the class would die after the 2010 season when the owners of Ran, Quantum and Azzura decided to put a significant effort to keep the class alive. As a result, from 5 boats in 2010, the class has grown quickly to about 10-12 teams featuring the highest level classic monohull racing.

We have had the chance to be involved directly with some of the most successful teams: Quantum, Ran, Platoon, all of them world champions. This year we work with 7 teams: Quantum, Platoon, Onda (the Quantum squad), Alegre and their training partners Sled, Gladiator and Onda.Bronenosec, Alegre, Phoenix, Gladiator, Onda. Other teams, Paprec and Provezza use our performance software internally.

The incredibly high level of the series is pushing us to improve our tools and methods. Among the developments arising from the class  are the multiboats analysis to help teams joining force and sharing data to progress faster.

We have also developed a unique ‘post racing routing’ which shows the best route based on a grib generated from the boats logs. The goal is to help tacticians an strategists understand better the day racing and the racing venue.

As a conclusion we would like to thank the owners who put so much enthusiasm and energy in the series to make it this unique high level sailing event.