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  1. Thanks for the first hand history about Architeuthis.  I read a lot about that OSTAR and always loved that she did so well in a windward race like that.  Thanks again.  -R

  2. underwater swordfight - what is it?

    In competition with this for Vovlo inshore boat. http://harryproa.com/?p=424
  3. Mini Transat 2017

    Technical question: at what point do we start considering a mini a scow? Here's 4th placed Sideral.
  4. Mini Transat 2017

    Looks like Jorg is going for the split with a southern option still open to him. Seems like a pretty clever bet in his position if he commits to it.
  5. Mini Transat 2017

    He's been approaching 300 for the last three days or so. Zen master.
  6. Mini Transat 2017

    Lipinski averaging 12 knots for the last 24 hours! 2kts faster than the guys behind him. Somebody knows their boat.
  7. Mini Transat 2017

    Lipinski has been averaging over 270/day for a couple days now. That's some bouncy stuff on a mini and hella loud. I hope he's got ear muffs on.
  8. Transat Jacques Vabre

    The Multi 50's are faster in more moderate conditions, but they cannot be pushed as hard in big waves as the IMOCA's, which is what I think we're seeing now. I'd expect them to leg out quite a lot by Brazil. Honestly, I'm just glad to see them all holding up to this point.
  9. Antifouling for Aluminum boats

    I've been using this for a year, and it's been excellent. Copper free and good on aluminum. White is the best performing color. https://epaint.com/index.php?id=26&prod_id=20
  10. Gitana 17 on Foils

    Yep, it's pretty awful. I wish several of the members here would get Twitter accounts instead of posting on SA. Then they might actually grasp how few people give a shit about their "ground breaking" vaporware. Fantastic work by VPLP and Verdier though. Nothing here compares to thier accomplishments with these latest craft, period.
  11. Gitana 17 on Foils

    So, what do you guys think of our 1/4 tonner's blooper? Seems as relevant to Gitana 17 as most of this thread.
  12. il mostro attempting chi-mac speed run record

    At least we know he's not a sock. Or is he?
  13. il mostro attempting chi-mac speed run record

    Ummm, because it super goddamn fun. That seems offensive to you somehow. Remember this sailing thing is supposed to be fun.
  14. Mini Transat 2017

    Looks like Lipinski took this leg by only a few minutes. He and Leger are both finished now. Crazy ending.
  15. Mini Transat 2017

    Lipinski and Leger both showing 8.2 miles from the finish! Leger: 6.8 knots, Lipinski: 4.8 knots. According to the wind app on the map, Leger has a much better wind angle. It's possible Ian may have to gybe to make the finish which would be really bad for him. Nail biter.