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    VOR AUCTION - OPPORTUNITIES LOST & STILL THERE?

    Souterncross, I think this presentation was first shown about 14 months ago, and don't see the relevance to the topic.
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    Is this the Figaro III?

    Think you might be wrong there mate. Don’t forget that Alex Thompson has to get the VPLP guys out sailing a DSS Quant 28 to persuade them that foils would work on a monohull. Hugh has been at DSS for 15 years by then and had originally suggested DSS for the Kingfisher IMOCA back in the last century
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    New imoca boats

    Need to see more than a still photo. Video of what happened next would be good. On that basis I remember seeing a Mumm 30 fly!
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    New imoca boats

    The problem with inclined pin angle is that it is fixed. A trim tab can be adjusted to the optimum for the specific conditions and configuration wanted. The Cookson 50 even used it initially to remove the need for dagger boards, although most later added something.
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    Is this the Figaro III?

    These things are never retracted. Seb Josse has problems in the VG when he retracted the foil, creating a pressure increased between foil and hull that tore the foil out. Don’t see benefits of pulling foil up close to hull.
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    Middle Sea Race Standings?

    I hear rumours Wild Joe was a hydraulic issue, but only rumours.
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    New imoca boats

    Duncan, All of the VO70s had T keels. With solid, forged fins and the load requirements I doubt that there was much room to use twist as a benefit. The rule was specifically written to prohibit inclined pins as a way of trying to control development costs. Same reason that hydrofoils (Dail/DSS etc) were prohibited.
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    Is this the Figaro III?

    Miffy, I see that it has small benefits for this approach. But have you seen any footage of the boat being sailed with anything other then both foils fully extended? To me the small benefits of adjustment are outweighed by the benefits of keeping it simple and not having a leaky hull.
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    Red Funnel ferry hits yachts at Cowes harbour

    Surely with a highly manoeuvrable vessel like this, even with the tide in Cowes, the skipper should have been travelling at the appropriate speed for the conditions. If poor visibility due to fog, and not certain where he was in the channel (looking out if the window), he should have been going slow enough to avoid collisions.
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    Is this the Figaro III?

    Miffy, retracting them doesn’t pull them out of the water flow, but it increases the pressure between hull and foil. So no real positive to it. As I say, they sail with them extended permanently.
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    VOR AUCTION - OPPORTUNITIES LOST & STILL THERE?

    Staysail, the VO65 was designed to a completely different brief than the VO70. It was never meant to be as quick in a straight line, but to be able to continue to be pushed hard and take it with minimal maintenance by comparison. accept it, pure speed, VO70 is better, cost saving and getting fleet to complete the race on their own hulls, VO65 is better. maybe time to accept that and move on?
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    Is this the Figaro III?

    Every video or image I have seen of this thing sailing, both foils are fully extended. So why not make them fixed and seal the housings and remove the worry about leaking bearings?
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    New imoca boats

    Going narrow would help in both of these tests. I see this as the way to go. It also reduces structural weight and is the natural progression. At the moment in IMOCA the hull shape and foils are designed separately. That will change
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    VOR AUCTION - OPPORTUNITIES LOST & STILL THERE?

    If a single person can push the boat as hard as a full crew, why have more than one person onboard? The reality is that a singlehanded crew can’t trim constantly, change sails constantly to keep the optimum configuration and send it. If that was the case Panoramix, crewed racing would just be about weight in the rail and nothing else! Anyone who thinks a Volvo race doesn’t push boats harder than a single handed simply doesn’t know what they are talking about.
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    New imoca boats

    As I say, I have read the various patents on DSS and understand that Hugo Boss have refused to pay even though they clearly infringe (read the patents if you want to know why). The one DSS boat that was designed to use it it Maverick, the 46 that seems to do pretty well