Our modular world.
My life revolves around ‘ Certificate of Conformity’ personally I couldn’t tell the difference between a Hyundai, Dacia and a Kia without looking at the badge, and now all fruit and vegetables have to be a certain size, but do we really want everything to be the same?
The simple answer is no and I really admire anyone who has the courage to try to be different, because ultimately in the sailing world it’s going to be expensive and probably doomed to fail, these projects are always driven by the heart and not by the mind.
I recently visited Simon Hipkin on the East coast who builds the H2, and I was delighted to be shown a new wooden Merlin under construction designed by Gavin Willis with Simons input.
The fleet is so incredibly competitive and the deigns are well established and proven, it would however be absolutely brilliant if it all works.