WLIS Jibing

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  1. WLIS Jibing

    Vendee Globe 2020

    TR’s manager was on the English live. He was not asked whether the cut off foil tip was recovered. As someone who knows almost nothing about engineering, it was interesting that cutting off the tip only was the best solution here.
  2. WLIS Jibing

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Looks like Armel is flying! Glad he seems to be having fun!
  3. WLIS Jibing

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Has anyone said Jean Le Clac Clac Clac yet?
  4. WLIS Jibing

    Vendee Globe 2020

    I think you missed a “clack”
  5. WLIS Jibing

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Just watched the English live and thought the interview with Yoann Richomme was great. He seems like a great person and obviously an amazing sailor. Some of those questions he faced seemed a bit fierce to me - about why he couldn’t get to the start line of the last two Vendees. I am sure that must be a sensitive subject for him. Truly hoping he gets picked up by a sponsor for 2024.
  6. WLIS Jibing

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Great to see that AT’s plan is to repair the boat and continue racing! While I am pulling for the two currently up front, AT makes the race more interesting and he has devoted so much time and energy to this race that it would be a true shame for him to go out this way. Plus, I am hoping for a close race where as many boats as possible finish. In all events, when the leaders go into the SO, they too might experience issues requiring repair and AT might be able to catch back up. We shall see.
  7. WLIS Jibing

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Yikes. Does not sound good for HB.
  8. WLIS Jibing

    Vendee Globe 2020

    At the very back of the fleet, it looks like JB is taking a very direct line South West. I wonder when he will start picking off boats. Looks like he might begin to do so earlier than I would have thought.
  9. WLIS Jibing

    Vendee Globe 2020

    And there has been some pretty severe weather to boot!
  10. WLIS Jibing

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Very interesting to see how this will play out for the leaders. Based on the current sked, HB does seem to have caught some speed. However, Apivia did win the TJV - from France to Brazil, and the trailing boats seem to be following the tracks of LO / Apivia, and not HB.
  11. WLIS Jibing

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Hard to tell from the current tracker, but it seems like the leading yellow boat might try to hit that shorter pink line. Maybe we will get a better sense when the tracker updates in about 10 minutes.
  12. WLIS Jibing

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Indeed, although in fairness to Charal, Apivia arguably had the advantage of going into the doldrums after Charal, because Charlie could see that JB entered a hole and could go around Charal (as could many other boats). I wonder if Charlie is trying to pull off a similar feat here.
  13. WLIS Jibing

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Is Apivia trying to create some lateral separation from or leverage against HB and LinkedOut? Charlie seems to be headed east, while AT and TR seem to be heading west. Could be interesting to see on the next tracker update whether these boats maintain their course.
  14. WLIS Jibing

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Good luck to Jeremie on accomplishing whatever goals he still has, and fair winds!! It will be interesting to follow his progress!
  15. WLIS Jibing

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Not sure what you’re drinking but I want some.