En bloggare till som byter upp sig. Magnus Wheatley (mer känd för sin blogg Rule 69) säljer H-båten och skaffar sig en Mumm 30.
Interesting times for the 44-strong Mumm 30 fleet down in Porto Cervo at their World Championships where Jim Richardson’s Barking Mad crew are doing the business despite not winning a race. I say ‘interesting’ as the fleet is now called the ‘M30’ because the deal with Mumm ran its course and then the class approached designer Bruce Farr to see if he would endorse the fleet as the ‘Farr 30’ but tight old Bruce allegedly wanted a royalty fee!! I mean, how much money does that guy make a year…bloody ridiculous!! Anyhow, the class has got an even bigger problem now because as of today I’ve just bought one and will be picking it up on 20th October so you can expect a full year of gripes about rating, torn spinnakers, spectacular wipe-outs and seriously good fun. Ooooh I just can’t wait!! At least you might get some decent race reports…I sense a serious resurgence in Mumm 30’s (for that is what I shall call them and to hell with being PC or correct) from now on…stay toooned!