This month's Tech Briefs in full and free to view...
Thirty years of racking up ocean racing titles plus high-level engineering expertise gave Stu ...
An unexpected development in the last 18 months is that participation in traditional dinghy ...
When you are striving to develop a surprisingly complex technical solution to a deceptively steep ...
In a picturesque and quiet corner of south west England there is a yacht club whose part in the ...
As yachts get bigger and bigger, simple tasks become more demanding. When you’re manoeuvring and ...
...when trickledown really is too small a description The trickle-down effect is supposed to ...
In the endless search for performance, how can sustainability be embedded into new boat builds ...
How a dedicated Women’s Camp at the 2021 Moth World Championship on Lake Garda also helped to ...
  • Prev

August 2015

BRAD READ (USA)

 Nomination
Another success in this Volvo race was the event’s first visit to Newport RI. Just as the AC45s demonstrated a couple of years ago, chase electronic media all you want but for impact nothing comes close to thousands of bums on seats; and with a deep sailing history Newport’s knowledgeable crowd was always the one to deliver. Brad Read was the key driver of this brilliant visit by the race, from initial bid to final delivery. Very nice job, sir
 Why they won
‘Believe me, I hate to give my little brother credit for anything, but he hit it out the park with this one and also won the longterm support of the Rhode Island government for sailing’ – Kenny Read; ‘A good stop needs a village, but a village needs a leader’ – Charlie Dana; ‘And Brad also helps so many kids into sailing’ – George Bekris; ‘Definitely the best stopover of modern times’ – Daniel Forster; ‘131,000 people at a sailing event. In the USA. That is some result…’ – Gunther Buerman. ‘Flawless job’ – Mick Harvey.