AnotherSailor

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  1. AnotherSailor

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Just noticed Burton's slow-down. Not good!
  2. AnotherSailor

    NBC are cunts

    Are they cunts or dicks? Asking for a friend.
  3. AnotherSailor

    Vendee Globe 2020

    That explains the video from yesterday. Sorry to say, but I think his race is over. Same for Sam.
  4. AnotherSailor

    Vendee Globe 2020

    I believe it has little to do with IMOCA, but I would rather question if foiling is right for crossing oceans. That having been said, the last edition was won by a foiler...
  5. AnotherSailor

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Lots of damage to see in the video. I don't see her continue without a thorough repair and inspection that would include a haul out. So no on continuing the VG. She even points to a crack in the bulkhead, I think.
  6. AnotherSailor

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Just looked at the description of Davies. Structural damage around the keel... no way that can be fixed "unassisted" I am very skeptical also about Arkea Paprec. There might be less structural issues involved since the boat will be presumably sailed without the foil, but there was quite a bit of water all over and substantial damage
  7. AnotherSailor

    Vendee Globe 2020

    I noticed that... Simon is pointing straight at CT. Davies has altered her course a few times. I have not seen the extend of the damage on her boat. Is there still hope?
  8. AnotherSailor

    Vendee Globe 2020

    JLC keeps doing incredibly well! Considering that he spent a good part of a day rescuing Kevin, then a day+ of interviews and other distractions while trying to catch a bit of sleep, he is just a few miles from 4th! Burton is killing it! Ruyant is slowly falling behind.
  9. AnotherSailor

    Vendee Globe 2020

    It is interesting that these UFO collisions mostly happen in the SO. I would think there is less crap that far south, or do the currents push all our shit that way?
  10. AnotherSailor

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Yes, an impact on something, but the damage is hard to repair in wet conditions... he can heal the boat over and hope to close it well enough. But this is a bad situation and he might join HB in CT...
  11. AnotherSailor

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Not sure if I follow completely, but are you suggesting the PLB might have been turned off to preserve energy?
  12. AnotherSailor

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Noticed that too! Burton is not holding back it seems!
  13. AnotherSailor

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Indeed! From the account of JLC it seems that he found Kevin because of the light on the raft. It doesn't seem he ever picked up the AIS signal of the PLB (unless I missed it). Think about that: the chances of missing the light in those waves are significant! Race HQ did receive his location, but that location will always be delayed before it gets back to the search team.
  14. AnotherSailor

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Yes, this has been announced already. He will be transferred to a ship in the vicinity of Kerguelen around the 7th. He is not allowed to assist indeed.
  15. AnotherSailor

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Thanks for quoting that insight. I missed it earlier. I guess it is somewhat like flying an airplane with the nose down, but then in water that pushes the bow/nose up...