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  1. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Seems more winch repair than last time. Question is if the teams suppressed those pics last round for secrecy reasons. Or did Harken change stuff again? Last round they said that there was more steel than usual in the VOR winches since because on OD weight is not so much of an issue, reliability was rated higher.
  2. Transat Jacques Vabre

    Ultime done, PdB got moored ~4h ago after a tow. That takes the number of boats Bernard Stamm broke to what? Multi 50, almost done only one boat left on the course. Battling with the 2nd in IMOCA. IMOCA, St. Michel Virbac has 260NM to go. Should be a record according to TJV website. The others have mostly sorted into a ranking. Romain at the tail end still holding off the Class40 leaders. (Romains IMOCA is from 1998.) Class40, 4 way battle at the pointy end. in 4th Justine Mettraux (co skipper Teamwork40) I wonder if Esprit Scout will make it or if they retire at Cape Verde.
  3. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    There is a raw video with their nav. An interview while they overtake TTT. Positioning in clouds is important - sometimes you are just in the fast lane. here is it from 17/11/2017 13:04 UTC http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/raw/2557.html
  4. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Here is a great example how shore side media can make a good OBR interview so much better. From DF of course. @shanghaisailor Is there a CN version somewhere on the other side of the great firewall? RAW version was this: http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/raw/2571.html
  5. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Next installment in the Liz and drones story: And also from yesterday (16/11/2017 12:10 UTC) http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/raw/2472.html
  6. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Looks like the simplest place to get positions is the sked email. -> http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/signup.html
  7. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    More than one job? Jérémie has something to say about that: http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/raw/2571.html
  8. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    Do we know who is in his routing team?
  9. Gitana Maxi 17

    Not enough water to explain all of the performance loss, a look at the foil and it was also damaged. I wonder when they decided to include shots of the damage, before or after seeing one of them on FB. Without watching the video yet again it seems that we have only the port foil in it. So some secrecy is preserved. Anyway, good that they made the start of the TJV and tried the boat in a race.
  10. Gitana Maxi 17

    Some post race analysis by the skippers. [EN version]
  11. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Is it just me or did the criticizing post also disappear?
  12. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    No flyer for TTT? A pity, Liz was already testing her wings. http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/raw/2447.html
  13. Transat Jacques Vabre

    Ouch. Wasn't that one relatively new after they flipped the boat last TJV?
  14. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    The VOR posting a sked on time? Now that is a real conspiracy.
  15. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    The A4E account seems to be intact, zero content though. Some newly activated low reputation automatism?