spyderpig

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  1. spyderpig

    Single Handed roll call?

    AZAB This year
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    Transat Jacque Vabre 2019

    you can track the IMOCAs that are sailing back here http://yb.tl/imoca_tjv2019
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    2019 Middle Sea Race

    From the article "The 606nm Rolex Middle Sea Race, one of the offshore classics that is essentially a clockwise circumnavigation of Sicily " I am fairly sure I went counter clockwise, not that it did me any good.
  4. spyderpig

    Why so nose up on foils - IMOCA

    I have a B&G H5000 pilot with a hercules procesor and a 6 axis compass (not sure why it is called a compass). Heel is certainly used as an input. So I would imagine all modern pilots would also have this, difficult to see how else they could control things so effectivly.
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    New Hugo Boss Spotted

    Looking at the pics the foils look very long. Maybe long enough so if the exposed bit is damaged there is still enough left to deploy to be useful? Bit like some craft knives.
  6. spyderpig

    The Ocean Race 2021

    Do you mean they move the RDR date, I hope not as I have that on my current plan.
  7. spyderpig

    New Hugo Boss Spotted

    Plus fill the leward balast tanks and stack anything movable to leward.
  8. spyderpig

    Fastnet 2019

    That can work both ways at present but will dissapear once th UK is out of the EU making visits for boats with suspect VAT status less problamatic. At present French boats purchased through their 50% VAT reduction scheme have had problems when visiting UK shores.
  9. spyderpig

    New Hugo Boss Spotted

    Not that I can see. Rule C6 says either Electric or diesel and then goes on about power and duration but not mention that there has to be diesel if main is electric
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    Transat Jacque Vabre 2019

    Neal McDonald
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    Fastnet 2019

    ?
  12. spyderpig

    New Hugo Boss Spotted

    Not sure if the track is long enough to be able to contol the leech tension by mainsheet tension alone but I would guess it would be with the apparent wind angles this boat will be achieving. Even if the rules allowed a vang attached to the mast / mast step the boom is to close to the base of the mst to make one sufficiently effective. It would be possible to have a hard point on the side deck attached mid-boom to created a vang for use deep downwind as I have on my Pogo.
  13. spyderpig

    Fastnet 2019

    Still a good indication. Jean Pierre seems to have a good understanding of what makes IRC tick.
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    Fastnet 2019

    Just sub-divisions of IRC1 by rating 1A are the supposedly faster half and 1B slower.
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    Fastnet 2019

    Probably because it was not working at the rock so thinks PRB still has to round.