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  1. r.finn

    Melges 24 solo mods

    Be patient and get the U20.
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    She did win the 2002 RdR. And she won the Transat on the same boat prior to her 2nd place VG finish. One IMOCA design with two clear single-handed victories. There are many men who haven't achieved nearly as much in IMOCA.
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    Bow-Cow Fugly

    Exactly. If all you are seeing is the transom, who cares what the bow looks like!
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    Bow-Cow Fugly

    What you are seeing here is actually due to rule restrictions in IMOCA which limit bow volume. If those limits were removed I'd bet this boat would look much more like a traditional scow, which I'm sure you would be much more comfortable with as a traditionalist.
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    New Hugo Boss Spotted

    Welp... Sounds like they hit a submarine then.
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    Transat Jacque Vabre 2019

    All of the J2's in that fleet are on the only permanent shroud forward of the mast, the J2 forestay. Other headsails are on locks. The J2 is raised on a spinnaker halyard and lashed to the stay, and remains that way until the end of the race, hopefully. It's a terrible situation if the sails fails and unfortunately for Kevin, and for North, it did. Anyway, that's why he couldn't get it down without going up. There's no halyard to release.
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    'VG - skippers race a third of the time, and the rest of the time they get their boats home' (paraphrased).  Great comment.
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    Single Handed roll call?

    The meme for that.
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    Transat Jacque Vabre 2019

    Ah, yes. I've heard their origin story, but never a company name. Just sort of dock talk.
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    Transat Jacque Vabre 2019

    New to me: https://madintec.com/en/
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    Single Handed roll call?

    Whenever I have a spare minute. Edit: day, not minute.
  12. r.finn

    Minitransat 2019

    It's pretty wild how competitive it is in the series class over the last decade. At the moment it looks like the top 17 series boats are all in the top 10 of proto. 9th placed series, Keni Piperol on the Vector 650, is six miles ahead of 5th in proto 969.
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    Minitransat 2019

    Ambrogio was the first to gybe east well before the shift, giving up a lot of places to be where he is now. He also made 271 miles in the last 24 hours. That guy has skills.
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    Minitransat 2019

    Pretty impressive how the leading series design made the same 24 distance as the leading proto over the last 24 hours. I'm seeing 245 for both right now. The Pogo 3 must be a great design/build.