20 January 2003
20 January 2003
The expedition to cross the Drake Passage, a 600 miles crossing between Cape Horn and Antarctica peninsula, will sail on Jan 24.
The boat was built by Barracuda Technologies during a infusion demo at Sao Paulo Boat Show in November 2003 using advanced composites. According the sailors Robert Pandiani and Duncan Ross the boat is faster than a Tornado class boat and respond quick on accelerations. The weight is 30% lower of an equivalent boat. The need to use advanced composite boat and extremely light structure, with intensive use of sandwich construction, aramid and carbon fibers, is to make the cross as fast as possible. Average wind speed in the area is now by 40 knots and seas with 60 ft wave height. Air temperature is below freezing.
The boat has no shelter and a carbon fiber structure along the boat side will be the place for the sailors to rest during the planned 72 hours full speed cross.
Preparations are in progress for the resumption of the activities of the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup after the setback last March, when a fire in Jerez destroyed much of the material for the MotoE, Ego Corsa machines included.
Lightning Motorcycles is announcing today the official launch of the all-new Lightning Strike – a fully electric motorcycle designed to shock the motorcycle industry in every dimension by offering premium design, performance and technology for an ultra competitive starting price of $12,998.
Porcher Industries will assemble a talented team of professionals to present its latest innovations at Techtextil 2019, Hall 3.1, Booth H61, from 14-17 May in Frankfurt, Germany.