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  1. Chasm

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Maybe I am blind but I don't see a particularly weak entry. All 6 have been in the game for a while. Some are pro sailors with long standing business relationships to sponsors. Some are chasing their dream with little money and a whole lot of effort. Just like the male sailors do. At the end of the day the question is not how good they are but if they can consistently deliver what they sold to their sponsors. And I doubt that it was "Winning the VG2020!" for any of them.
  2. There was never any real doubt that they stop in CN? I'd say no. Too much effort went into developing the relation and the race is still far enough away that todays hot butten issues will most likely be forgotten. Or turn into business as usual. That works as well.
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    Brexit WTF, WTF

    How does the story continue in NI? Can they get Stormont running again before brexit including the trade deals is over? Or even convince Boris that an election would be best?
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    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Not an actual expert but all the talk is always about a referendum to get the ball rolling. Or as always in the UK perhaps the good old "Just ask Grandma Buckingham for it." ploy. But that seems really rather far fetched for this one. I wonder if there will a last ditch attempt to involve EU courts real quick while the UK and all of its citizen is still under them. Or did the UK opt out of that too?
  5. On what will happen with the race. We'll find out. VO65 again is getting slightly old. Given politics at some destinations they could work with a revised course. Just skip them, go for long legs, the VO65 can do that. Cut down the cost and keep the ball rolling one more time. Funnily that would also make IMOCA campaigns more viable as the stopover cost goes down. A more favorable course too. IMOCA can go the distance, even if you have to shoehorn additional people into them. Less total time on the boat makes that more viable as well. There is some irony in that Organizer: More stopovers! Sponsors demand them to sell to all emerging markets! This train shall stop for every milk can. At least one IMOCA skipper: That is getting real expensive real fast, you sang a different tune when I signed up. Major sponsors: Did any of you look at the news recently? We can't afford to be seen in some of the places you are going! Our existing customers won't like it one bit. Turns out it is hard to find teams because of the expenses. Hard(er) to find money because of the destinations. - What a lovely mix.
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    Brexit WTF, WTF

    NI or the Scots. Depends on how soon and who has left / is making noise about leaving.
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    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Who would? With a decisive BoJo win and him calling the shots chances are that he has another great idea like the last round. (Border in the sea.) We'll see. For the EU the situation is still simple enough. Support your members, don't push the UK over the cliff, try to stand back because feces will hit the rotary impeller anytime soon... Hmm... That should be a continuation under the current rule set.. Brexit on some day at 01 minutes. Declare the UK a tax heaven at 02 minutes. Financial industry problem solved. Well. More likely a bit later when the EU needs a push in the talks.
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    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Is it over yet?
  9. Chasm

    Brest Atlantiques 2019

    No playing with buckets at speed.
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    Brest Atlantiques 2019

    Is Actual Le´╗┐ader so far without problems? Seems so. Looks like a few knots less makes it easier to take bumps.
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    Brest Atlantiques 2019

    IIRC more along the lines of "If the rudder kicks up, chances are the foil gets ripped off real quick. Lets not reinforce that attachment point but make the kick up mechanism strong enough so that we don't have to replace it as well." That is all from the public media, I have no insight into any team. IIRC there were some problems setting the trigger point. Early release does not help. Overall that makes sense to me. If a T rudder kicks up at speed that is a huge amount of sudden drag. At slow speed it might survive but what foiling trimaran goes slow? I wonder if we will see additional rudders on the big boats. More weight, more complexity. With the rate of attrition we see now it might save a record attempt.
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    Brest Atlantiques 2019

    The idea was that you loose the lifting surfaces if it kicks up. Bad but still somewhat usable until you can switch to a replacement. OTOH you loose the whole rudder if it can't kick up. Or with new data from this race you loose the rudder and the part of the hull it was attached to...
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    Brest Atlantiques 2019

    Did we have this one already?
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    Brest Atlantiques 2019

    That is a new one, or at least rare. Life is better on Gitana: