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  1. r.finn

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Despite the packaging, this has not been an environmentally friendly race, whatsoever.
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    The downside to that hatch being sideways is getting thrown into it while open and smashing it on that corner. I destroyed one like that. These days I'd orient it on the horizontal deck plane, opening forward like a sub hatch. That's how I get in and out of Jzerro.
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    New imoca boats

    They should total the boat for insurance money, while also taking it out of circulation
  4. I think Three Cheers is the prettiest trimarans ever built.
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    CrazyProa. The flame suit is on.

    There is no way to carry momentum out of a shunt to weather. You are literally slamming the boat in reverse when done well, and stopping completely the rest of the time. Unless you can do what skateboarders call a pop shove-it, and get the boat completely airborne beneath you, you are going to be losing ground on every shunt compared to a regular tack. I'd focus much more on having a well balanced boat that sails to weather efficiently than trying to tack as well as even a Hobie 16. I agree with Harry Proa that the locked stem mounted rudder is a bad idea.
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    New imoca boats

    ^^Agreed. We'll see if he can find his center next time around.
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    New imoca boats

    With this bungled Route du Rhum, I'd be afraid of Alex Thomson's drive to win at this point, especially if I was Alex Thomson.
  8. r.finn

    New imoca boats

    It's hard to argue with your point. It's pretty clear now that HB was a Gen 1.5 foiler in the last VG racing against Gen 1s. It may be much harder to find that margin with the Gen 2 foilers. However he is working with his own design team in conjunction with VPLP and they will certainly be doing things more differently than the risk averse, one design oriented, French teams.
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    Ultime / G-Class Development

    2002 RdR was insane. Final ORMA race was the 2006 RdR which ended quite well for the fleet.
  10. r.finn

    Route du Rhum 2018

    There is a fantastic race going on between Francoise Corre and Loick Peyron with their near sistership yellow trimarans. It will be fun to see it play out around the island. Does Peyron even know where the other boats are?
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    Ultime / G-Class Development

    I'll be surprised if Armel Le Cleach continues down the ultim road with BP. I mentioned it after he flipped this boat last time, but he was freaked enough in 2005 after flipping the ORMA Foncia during the TJV, to decline taking over the sponsorship from Alain Gautier, which then went to Desjoyeaux. Then he flipped this BP practicing and now this. Additionally, how many times has Banque Populaire had to read their name upside down with ORMA and now this one twice concluding with total loss? I'd want a vacation if I were in either party. Just my opinion.
  12. There is an emergency drug available. All the up without the crash. Cannot remember what it's called but it was developed for soldiers and only there for emergencies, so it cannot be good for you. I think I heard about it from. Dr. Claudio Stampi.
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Could we see BP going back to IMOCA? What a mess...
  14. r.finn

    Route du Rhum 2018

    These things usually end worse. Remember when a similar happened on Group 4 while Golding was leading the BOC?
  15. r.finn

    Route du Rhum 2018

    This is a hilarious sentence. Single-handed racing is inherently unsafe. Additionally you can't say that penalties discourage safety to a person that has just run directly into an island.