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  1. VOR 2017-18

    +1. Current in-ports are really dull, and now they don't even bring points. Only one from last edition that was awesome fun to watch was the Cape Town in-port, due to the range of winds from 0-35 knots on the race course. That one was exciting and dramatic.
  2. VOR 2017-18

    it would be not bad to have the drama angle included like they did in the 5 episode series of 2008-9. That's the best and more realistic series ever. (e.g. if so, they would include some footage from the court hearing in Holland end of this week, internal team meetings, etc). But I understood that that series was filmed without the crew knowing what was the intention and use of the footage, and now sponsors don't want to be that open... a pity.
  3. VOR 2017-18

    if true, and it is plausible considering the zero activation AkzoNobel is doing in the Alicante village (there is nothing besides the new standard and dull public team base, that all teams but Dongfeng are using), it looks to me that this team won't be on the starting line. AZ is apparently not willing to carry on with the agreed budget. It could well be that Dorothy/Jack_Sparrow is right. AZ found out on the reduced budgets on most other teams, and wants to renegotiate with VOR. Francis V's comment above about sunk cost, although spot on, won't be correct as part of the budget still needs to be paid. So it is not sunk yet... . Crazy stuff, but it happened before with the Russians running out of budget after leg 1 of the 2008-9 edition
  4. VOR 2017-18

    +1. Can't wait for tomorrow's report
  5. VOR 2017-18

    despite Clean's claim, Nicho is not listed as crew on Proteus http://www.rolexmiddlesearace.com/entrants/?id=1920&raceeventid=33&raceid=55&page=9
  6. VOR 2017-18

    Spanish press talks about crew internal issues for AZ decision... but more importantly they pledge to use Chuny as the replacement skipper. It is true that he was a VOR skipper (with Delta Lloyd in 2008-9), a winner with Abu last time, etc. etc. etc. It would make sense as he knows the team, but not sure he is keen on returning. We'll see.
  7. VOR 2017-18

    Prologue shortened. ETA in Alicante Thursday morning (under motor then). Volvo Ocean Race Prologue Leg course shortened The Volvo Ocean Race Prologue Leg has been shortened, with the compulsory gate off Cabo de Gata now becoming the finish line. Race Director Phil Lawrence informed the teams at 0800 UTC on Wednesday morning when the leading boats were approximately two hours from the gate. The teams are currently sailing in winds near 10 knots. But the forecast is for the wind to ease significantly on the other side of the cape. With the shortened course, the fleet is expected to begin arriving in Alicante early on Thursday morning local time.
  8. VOR 2017-18

    anyone knows the ETA in Alicante?
  9. VOR 2017-18

    Clean, what is your take on the current turmoil? Did you see it coming? Any hints from the interviews on the, unfortunately now outdated, podcast that you were going to publish one of these days? The GO for the start of the building phase of the new boat that needed to happen soon has been surely the trigger of the turmoil. Costs potentially too high or too uncertain for the Volvo board.
  10. VOR 2017-18

    I am sure the board looked at the plans and gave the OK, but based on assumptions (teams/sponsors/whatever) that did not materialise. First one being the 5 Million boat that has not been sold as promised to them.
  11. VOR 2017-18

    Turner pushed too much. The 2019-2020 with a new foiling mono-hull and cats was extremely risky time and budget-wise. Too many changes for an event that struggles to find team sponsors.. (see the 8th boat sitting on the fence)... . A pity, but understandable. Bring back the development class and 4 years cycles...
  12. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    there will be one for sure. It is too lucrative not to.
  13. VOR 2017-18

    Chuny has left AkzoNobel, quietly. Just a short note from the team on their FB feed, praising him. This would have been his 7th race, having won the last one with ADOR. Anyone has some details on the reasons, and if it was team triggered or by Chuny?
  14. cool or horrifying?

    very cool. Not easy to manage a boat with these type of wind. Hats off and respect.
  15. VOR 2017-18

    a pity this thread has become pretty difficult to read and follow... this interview was posted a while ago. In minute 10, Dee talks about the sponsorship process led by VOR and how she was chosen as skipper. http://www.wispsports.com/dee-caffari-prepares-for-volvo-ocean-race