Italian Globus enthusiast Raffaele Montella sent me this picture of the sailboat Sarima V that he races out of Naples. Apparently he uses grid to good effect in his racing, using an online Globus-based forecasting service to obtain up-to-date weather forecasts prior to each race. Being a sailor myself, I can only applaud (and feel jealous).
He has a paper on this work in the upcoming Grid and Pervasive Computing conference, to be held in Paris May 2-4. Title: "Development of a GT4-based Resource Broker Service: an application to on-demand weather and marine forecasting." I'll post a pointer to the paper once it is online.