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  1. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Apparently they went very far into considering adding foils, if I remember well the interview of VPLP by Clean. They even built foils! But one of the added requirements, because they were not sure it would work, was: it has to be reversible. In other words, if it is not satisfactory, we have to be able to get back to the standard daggerboards before the start and sail that way. They eventually pulled the plug on the upgrade... amazing to see the rematch of Banque Pop/Maitre Coq vs Macif/SMA at the moment. and SMA seems to be able to keep up even without foils
  2. Vendee Globe 2016?

    great footage indeed. But what is it with this boat burying the now? Someone here previously said that it's like a submarine. anyone in the know care to elaborate? Edit: Don't mean to bag on JPD. But it's the development race that really interests me and to the untrained (my) eye, this and Gitana look very similar. However in most of the footage around one is flying and the other one is going under.
  3. Vendee Globe 2016?

    I'd like to thank VG for shutting Forss down. Most productive day I've had in ages. Plus, i might actually get some work done in the coming weeks.
  4. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Hi Forss, another feature request proposal - how about highlighting the fastest boat in some way. (24h). that way you can quickly see who's got the hammer down. brilliant work btw! cheers
  5. Vendee Globe 2016?

    And repairing that on a boat, while anchored in a nice place, seeing people doing fun stuff, a shower nearby, fresh food, all restricted here's a question about the 'outside assistance' thing. is he allowed to leave the boat? swim to shore? go for a walk while the resin cures? (...get a cup of coffee, maybe)
  6. Vendee Globe 2016?

    I've heard that too- it's a good idea, and I can for sure imagine it working for a mini or something else smaller. Would the pilots be good enough to turn a fully powered-up 60 into the wind and hold it there? I'd imagine there'd need to be something there to dump the sheets as well- like upsideup that the big multis have to stop them from capsizing. Yep, that's a good point. Trying to turn down wind and with everything sheeted on and I can over power the helm easily. Turning up to windward with the gennaker up in a blow is borderline suicidal through the reach (don't ask me how I know) If you went over the side of an Open 60 with a boatspeed any more than 10 or 15 knots, then give it 50m to start a luff, then expect it's drift rate to be slower than you can swim... you'd better be Michael Phelps in no more than a pair of budgie smugglers. how about the AP dumps the sheets, turns into the wind, starts the engine and out of a little hatch at the back ejects a looong floating line with a little self inflating buoy drifting downwind ?
  7. Vendee Globe 2016?

    maybe Seb Josse should head straight to Sydney. get her fixed and do the Hobart. wildcard entry...
  8. Vendee Globe 2016?

    getting a little confused here... this is a screenshot from today's video. ???
  9. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Go Alex. HAMMER TIME !
  10. Vendee Globe 2016?

    ... this was posted earlier in the thread...
  11. Vendee Globe 2016?

    does anyone know what the differences are between St.Michel Virbac and Gitana 16? VG website notes for JP's boat that 'studies were carried out with Gitana Team'. are they sisterships?
  12. Vendee Globe 2016?

    excellent. thank you. love the idea of a boat named Bill winning the Vendee :-)
  13. Vendee Globe 2016?

    does anyone know what the full name of Alex's boat is? Looks like Rock......e Bill II. (image is from the boat tour video) can't figure it out. thanks
  14. New Cubed - First Supermaxi Since Speedboat

    actually, don't bother - it's so far away, not worth the trouble. at least now we know where they're at...