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  1. Chasm

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Aeolus checkout will take a while. Since it is a completely new type of instrument they are talking several months, up to a year in one interview.
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Where is Suzie going. The road to Rio?
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Got to keep that sweet sweet drama going somehow.
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Are we there yet? Shopping? Just Fedex DHL stuff or a new boat. On a more sober note the damage makes you appreciate the amount of miles the Vendee makes the skippers go in the qualification. Not perfect either but a lot of stuff gets fixed.
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    THE VG IS FOR PUSSYS - THE FIGURE OF 8

    Well, I'm running out of flimsy excuses. Let's see if Norbert does the restart or if it's again once again Harald . Oh, more time to find sponsors too.
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    THE VG IS FOR PUSSYS - THE FIGURE OF 8

    Well.... Any recent IMOCA had tiller pilots, this one has the wheel version...
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    The big thing in wind research is the Aeolus satellite, scheduled for launch on August 21st from Kourou. Measuring the wind profile from surface to 30km height. A three year mission. Getting to 3 years of expected lifetime took 16 years. Turns out that shooting very short but high energy UV laser pulses through a telescope at Earth and then measuring the reflection with the same telescope is really hard on the optics.
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    THE VG IS FOR PUSSYS - THE FIGURE OF 8

    Comparing loaded weight, sure. Dry weight the VO65 should be same or lighter. VO65 is supposed to be 12.5t dry. (first edition weight, never got updated) Norbert said ~14t at the start. ~700kg stores. Lets hope that they get their media game on now that the start party is over..
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    THE VG IS FOR PUSSYS - THE FIGURE OF 8

    Finally something that makes the VO65 look like a featherweight.
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    New imoca boats

    Malizia II is the ex Gitana 16. (Sébastien JOSSE, Vendee 2016 DNF) [2015 Plan Lauriot-Prévost G. Verdier, construit chez Multiplast à Vannes]
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    The last RAW for the race:
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    So many legs and finally what we all have been waiting for....
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    New imoca boats

    Jep, that was before the VG start.
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Where is Shang? Probably passed out drunk by now. Question is, will DF be back next round?
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Scrimping miles. Perhaps a bit too tempting this round. With the scenic waypoints and the rocky geography below the surface I'd like to know who crashes out.