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  1. r.finn

    "Perfect" Compromise Boat?

    Here's a cool looking pocket cruiser. Pantanel 25' from Barros. Like an updated Beneteau 235. Less than 30' but looks pretty good.
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    New imoca boats

    That mini was restricted to the 3 meter beam rule which included foils, so shouldn't be written off so easily. The rule has changed allowing the 650 foilers you're starting to see now.
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Reminds me of Finot's "Revolution".
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    FP - Red Bull

    I'm sure there's someone out there douchey enough to meet RedBull standards.
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    Non-spinnaker TP-52 spinnaker pole

    Pretty nice slot they've got going there.
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    IMOCA: It's hard to not pick PRB based on Riou's time on water and knowledge of the course. Charal is hard to bet on due to it's newness. On paper it should go to Alex on Hugo Boss-Nokia, but it's his first RdR, and he hasn't done a lot of "short" solo races that I'm aware of. Classe 40: Sharp, Troussel or Duc Multi 50: Le Roux Ultime: Gabart Rhum Mono: Gavinet Rhum Multi: DeBrock, Payen or Peyron just because he's Loick Peyron
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    I was going to say that this is Thomson's race to lose with the fasted last generation boat and most time on board, but then I looked at the names in the class. This is going to be the most competitive solo race the non-figaro sailors in that class have ever done.
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Van de Stadt was a genius. Delivered an Ocean 71' from Panama to Florida and it was a fantastic design.
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    If you listen to the satphone calls with the skippers, it's clear that the RO gave them a lot of information about the upcoming storm, well before it happened. They had plenty of time to prepare. The rest was simply up to chance. Based on that, I'm not sure what's being argued about ^^^.
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    It would be different, but it's still hard sailing and you know it would be rewarding as hell to pull it off.
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    I used to feel that way too. But I gotta admit, now that it's in motion, it seems like it would be a lot of fun (near death experiences aside).
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    New imoca boats

    J3 conditions for sure. The J3 video from that day looks much better.
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    New imoca boats

    Agreed. They gotta get rid of that keel.
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    General fucking recall

    Because these are Wed Night races and they always finish after sunset. Better to have them on early than send someone below to turn them on during a 6 mile race.