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  1. ProaSailor

    Route du Rhum 2018

    Interesting document, thanks. So many interesting technical details. And this on page 104: and this on page 107:
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    Jeanne Socrates - nonstop solo RTW 2018

    Ah, so, thanks. Two of the three in the Golden Globe Race, [all three] approaching Cape Horn from New Zealand: And Susanne Huber-Curphey on s/v Nehaj, "...the first woman to navigate the Northwest Passage single-handed (west to east 6)", doing the Long Route 2018, is also approaching from south of New Zealand: This tracker shows boats in both events:
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    No one has mentioned that Boris Herrmann finished 5th in IMOCA, only 3.5 hours behind Vincent Riou. Herrmann was ~45 nm. behind when Riou entered the 30 mile zone and ~238 nm. behind only ~12 hours earlier than that. He had a good day.
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    Jeanne Socrates - nonstop solo RTW 2018

    Care to tell us who and where they are?
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    Coolboats to admire Words of wisdom: SO YOU WANT TO BE A BOAT DESIGNER….? He's no dummy: Ocean Rowboat: "The Mission: Complete the first solo, non-stop, unsupported ocean row from Neah Bay, WA to Cairns, Australia."
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    To answer your question, I have no idea if they do drug testing. Are you suggesting those that don't fall asleep at an inconvenient time are on drugs? If so I think you are probably wrong. And since you want to be picky about my use of English I would suggest the following. A single handed ocean race is not a "goal", it is an event; nor is an ability to sail a boat to its potential a "goal" either, it is an "ability", and the two things are not mutually exclusive. I wasn't being picky about your use of English. I stand by my assertion that a boat cannot possibly be sailed to its full potential, 24/7 for weeks at sea, by a singlehander. And I'm not accusing anyone of using amphetamines, just asking - are they allowed or tested for after the finish? Wearing an electric shock alarm is rather extreme to me, so it's a reasonable question, I think. If they are commonly used by commercial truck drivers, why wouldn't singlehanded racers consider their use as well? Drug use high among commercial truck drivers: study And: Relax, these are only discussion points (perfectly valid ones as far as I'm concerned), not intended as insults.
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    Jeanne Socrates - nonstop solo RTW 2018 tracker: Position: -27.54,-123.63, Heading: 140 degrees, Speed: 5.8 knots,-118.103,6,m:cTkacI8 (wind flag at her current approximate position) Now and the next three days (below). That's Easter Island at the top right, below the logo. The wind line on Tuesday between northwesterlies and easterlies is ~300 nm. away, at approximately latitude -31.3, moving south to latitude -34 (~520 nm.) by Wednesday - assuming she maintains 140 degree heading. Next Friday she might have light southerlies, then Saturday and Sunday she might be in a wind hole.
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    Coolboats to admire

    Yeah, the waterline length isn't bad at all considering the surprisingly light displacement. And the detailing is beautiful. This yard is building very cool boats. P.S. Here's the Eggemoggin 47: Eggemoggin 47 Specifications LOA: 47' 6" Beam: 9' 0" LWL: 34' 6" Maximum Draft: 7' 6" Displacement: 1000 lbs (half load) Propulsion: 29hp Yanmar diesel saildrive
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    Coolboats to admire BLACKFISH Specifications Designer: Jim Taylor LOA: 49' LWL: 35.1' Beam: 11.6' Draft: 7.8' Displ: 16500 lbs Ballast: 6830 lbs Main: 560 sq. ft. 100% Fore Triangle: 413 sq. ft. Total Sail Area: 973 sq. ft. Short waterline for its length but looks great.
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    F-27 #24, CHAOS, burned to the ground...

    Camp Fire: Death toll grows to 71, missing list grows to 1,011 Friday, November 16, 2018
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    "single handed ocean races" and "being able to sail [the fastest boat] to its potential" are mutually exclusive goals, a contradiction in terms. Racing offshore singlehanded is, first and foremost, a test of human endurance and stamina. Coping with those limits means choosing when to sail the boat at less than its full potential, deliberately. If the boats were identical and the prize goes to the person who can better endure being shocked awake repeatedly (or has the higher tolerance for amphetamines), where's the fun in that? Do they do drug testing at the end of these races?
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    R2AK 2019

    This Application page sounds like they try pretty hard to exclude dirtbags and dreamers?
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Translation: Live now: Bravo!! Multi50 Class rocks!
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    More like 7 knots, eh? His VMG is only 5.4 knots. But yeah, Meilhat has slowed down and Thibaut's lead looks safer again, for the moment.
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Merde! Less than that! Thibaut lost his groove and is about to be passed. Meilhat is ~5 times faster in the lee of the island. Good race. (on a lousy course...)