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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

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  1. ...also not bad for a 60 year old man. What an amazing sailor he is!
  2. some one can note the longest run days. I think there were 11 days making 800 m +. Not bad on a 40 day trip.. and a small boat.
  3. 40 days and 20 hours? Wow
  4. http://www.charterworld.com/?sub=yacht-charter&charter=destriero-2049
  5. Well, about 6000 miles to go and 2000 miles lead. If there is no wreck is done. Question is how many days it will be. My guess 43 days and a half. Probably it will last a long time till the new foilers multihull prove their advantage in off shore racing. Still I think this is crazy. Their run in the south was unmatched. 10 days in a row doing 800 + miles, it's crazy and extremely risky.
  6. do not fagocitate this thread with boat designs discussions
  7. Well I was wrong, again. 1900 m leading in front of BP will happen today. It will 2000 m by tomorrow. More than enough to accomplish the ultimate goal. I think only the Dona Bertarelly mistress and her crew can brake down this amazing time... if weather cooperates.
  8. Back to the race: Looks like 26 and 1/2 days is plausible at CH. 900 miles to go till the black rock. Then lot of time to spare up the Atlantic tough a sub 40 days mark won't be realistic with conditions ahead at the Atlantic. We will see.
  9. My guess is 1900 m lead by CH. This is 4 days ahead. This is a great achievement for a smaller boat.
  10. Technical problems in their site. Wow, thanks god, I thought they had capsized. Use FB link http://trimaran-idec.geovoile.com/julesverne/2016/tracker/ Finally some light winds as forecasted but she's still doing 30 knots.
  11. Well at least we are getting some action with the low forming right after NZ. No clue how they can jump into that. Well, it is almost 10 days making 800 + miles they have to stop at some point.
  12. If the boat is faster now because the mast is 8 m shorter and 2 T lighter then is a faulty design by the architects when first planned. Reality check is that this vessel is the fastest in the planet riding a low. Still doing 800 m a day for more than a week now and probably by Cape Horn she will have cut the record by 5 days. I can't believe F. Cammas didn't realize that 10 years ago. And he is good at that probably the best) when helming a multi-hull.
  13. BP only had 1 day above 800 m. These guys are having 6 in a row. I still can't explain how this boat can make such performances after 12 years. Maybe they never push it so hard like now. I hope they don't brake it. It will be ugly at those speeds.
  14. Probably the longest mileage ever with a sail during these 4 days at 36 knots average. I don't thin full foilers will do better in the future, but who knows.
  15. 40 m to go. Simple amazing. What TC is about to accomplish is The best chapter of sailing in many years