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  1. Transat Jacques Vabre

    After almost 18 days and 4539 miles of racing, the podium is set for the Class 40s. 17 minutes between 1st and 2nd. 5 hours between 1st and 3rd. That is a 1.17% spread in boat speed. Outstanding job by all, and an awesome demonstration of the excellent racing offered by the Class 40 platform
  2. Another fatality for Clipper Around the World.

    I don' know what the sail plan is on a Flipper, but am surprised there is not more use of furled head sails. I know fueled versus hanked is a good performance debate, but i am not aware of any debate when it comes to safety.
  3. Another fatality for Clipper Around the World.

    I don' know - I have not seen their disclosures or been on their training. I would hope those, and some common sense, inform those that would want to participate. I have to say - I did not pick you for being so pro-nanny. Is it the intersection of a dangerous sport and s commercial operation? I personally have known or had 1 degree of separation from a half dozen people who have died sailing in shore and another 3 or 4 who have died off shore. Prople who do this sport should understand that
  4. Another fatality for Clipper Around the World.

    The Volvo has frankly gotten lucky in this regard.
  5. Another fatality for Clipper Around the World.

    That sounds about right for the trip they chose to go on. We are all on a passenger paying trip. Better make the juice worth the squeeze.
  6. Another fatality for Clipper Around the World.

    Rich Wilson was 66 when he did his second Vendee Globe. Multiple Bermuda 1-2 skippers have been over 70. Solo no less.
  7. Another fatality for Clipper Around the World.

    It's an ocean passage. The Southern Ocean. Boats break, equipment fails, accidents happen and people die. Such it is, and so it has always been. To believe otherwise displays a fundamental lack of understanding of the risks. No matter how much time, effort, training and expense you put into mitigating those risks, there will always remain an elevated residual risk and the sea is implacable. Those that go offshore are irresponsible if they don't comprehend that. It is neither senseless nor even unexpected. If you don't understand that you have an increased risk of harm or even death by going off shore, then you should stay on your sofa.
  8. Transat Jacques Vabre

    V&B has confirmed a 377.7 mile 24 hour run. yowza
  9. Transat Jacques Vabre

    Agreed. Bummer for Louis
  10. Class 40 24 Hour Record

    The Class40 V&B just clocked 377.7 miles in 24 hours in the TJV. Stick that in your pipe and smoke it!
  11. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Enright don't know Brooklyn. Just that shit at Mystic pizza, but don' blame him. It's a kid pleaser kinda place.
  12. Hydrogenerator - Installation help

    I have been using a Watt & Sea on Dragon since 2011 or 2012. It is an excellent way to keep the batteries topped off, and ultimately on a more weight efficient basis than carrying the diesel for the alternator. There is definitely a calculous to be run, regarding the distance of the race and the trade off between alternator and hydro. It sounds like you have a decent approach on the mount system (e.g. two mounts to swap the unit between). Most boats go in that direction. I have a bit of a different solution, a custom canting mount, on centerline and able to be deployed to port or starboard depending on which board I am on. It took 6 iterations and a fortune of CnC and design time, so you are better off at going with the solution you outline. Deploying it at boat speeds below 5 knots costs to much in terms of drag, as does at speeds greater than say 13 or 14 knots. Since Class 40s average about 9.5 to 10 knots over the full range of conditions, the cruising hydro is a great solution. The prop you describe as to have its pitch adjusted when it is of the water - a bit of a pain. Also, these props are disposable. Pick up a hunk of kelp or hit something and you will lose a blade. Leave the thing on the back of the boat for extended time in the UV, and the blades get weak over time. You definitely should be carrying spare (expensive) props.
  13. NKE

    And they still are. Give them a call and ask for Mike Vellucci
  14. Transat Jacques Vabre

    Yep. There are dimension rules in force to prevent a scow bow
  15. VOR 2017-18

    Well, not impossible. You will just have to trust me on this one.