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  1. Fiji Bitter

    Team NYYC

    Delaminated? Isn't that a bit of an understatement?
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    Dean Barker's Future

    Stupid thread with stupid poll. Seriously interested or not, I usually say: "mind your own fucking business"
  3. Fiji Bitter

    Team NYYC

    For someone who doesn't know what a panel is, you could be a bit more humble perhaps. BTW, a panel is a panel, not a "panel". In yacht design anyway.
  4. Fiji Bitter

    Team NYYC

    Jeez, you guys really don't keep up with the times. These days it's all done with pre-preg, minimum fuss!
  5. Fiji Bitter

    Team NYYC

    Despite his old age, PJ is still a better commentator than most old AND young farts here on SA.
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Thanks, she cheers me up, before coffee!
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    AC TV Coverage

    Shillray may be after a new job as minder for Wussell, who may soon need one. Just like Bad Butt needed one at the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series. Anyway, just as well that Dalts was so clever to fully engage Stan Honey, who will have Wussell for breakfast in this dispute.
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    Jules Verne Trophy 2020

    No code green today (thursday), so time for a bit more Jaques Brel thread drift. This Cathedral song and supurb video is in fact all about his boat and the voyage. And here the lyrics in English, not really as poetic as in French, but it explains it's connection with the sea.
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    Jules Verne Trophy 2020

    The best french chansonnier imho, who was indeed Belgian. And he actually not only sang about sailors (Port d'Amsterdam), he was a proper cruising sailor himself. He made it to the Marquesas in French Polynesia, where he later died of lung cancer and was buried in the local cemetery, next to Paul Gauguin. Here, in his last song, he sings about death, Gauguin and the lovely islands, in his usual poetic way. And what a nice video too! Lyrics in French and English: https://www.kcrw.com/music/articles/jacques-brels-haunting-song-les-marquises And btw, two Belgium sailmaker brothers organised the immense restoration of the rather nice 20 metre steel "Askoy II". https://www.oostendevooranker.be/en/the-yacht-once-owned-and-sailed-by-singer-jacques-brel/
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    No worries Varan, just ignore the rednecks and have a stiff one on Democrats retaking control of the Senate.
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    AC36 - The Venue

    I completely agree with Bruno. In fact, I was about to post something in the same vein, but could not have said it any better. Consider Troublé the grand old and wise man of the AC, despite his name!
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    Brexit WTF, WTF

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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Not so huge geography for a weather router! Mar del Plata is in Argentina, IIRC.
  14. Fiji Bitter

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    I believe the direction of the unidirectional layup is not specified, and thus the characteristics can be changed, as you say. Somewhat risky business though, as the ultimate breaking strength will be reduced, and they only have 3 chances to get it right.