Varan

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  1. Varan

    Vendee Globe 2020

    This event has been incredibly close. Talk about lead changes: At the head of the fleet now Charlie Dalin (Apivia) has been in first place 178 times since November 8th when the race started. Sail-World An amazing edition of the Vendée Globe.
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    Team NYYC

    ? (Photo find courtesy of @Tropical Madness)
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Bestaven, Le Cam and more Yannick Bestaven (Maître CoQ IV): "I no longer have an intact boat and I have a lot of technical problems. When I rounded Cape Horn, I caught a big depression. I crashed violently which ravaged the whole front deck of the boat. I no longer have a pulpit, no furling system and there are some sails that I can no longer use. I tried to repair as best I could, to keep holding on, but I need a lot of sail changes and small weather sails that I couldn't use. All this added to the difficulty of crossing the Doldrums. But I'll try to finish in the best possible way".
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    Team NYYC

    He did miss one and almost put his boat 100m below.
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    head like a hole

    You forgot the part about the seagull leaving behind a bunch of yellow Ines when it broke off. Seagull breaks off, boat suddenly slows, capsizing as a result. So it was the fight control system (aka speedo) that broke.
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    Team NYYC

    Hey Clean, what ever happened to your buddy Bora Gulari, and why isn't he playing this game?
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Appears Armel is finally looking for some new playmates... 430 nm in the past 24 hrs, and in the correct direction too.
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    Dean Barker's Future

    For example, in the DN class... DN Class Ice SailingEdit World ChampionshipsEdit Year Medal Regatta Site 1992 Gold Arsunda, Sweden 1993 Silver Lake Geneva, Switzerland 1994 Silver Nieporęt, Poland 1995 Gold Montreal, Canada 1996 Gold Vienna, Austria 1997 Gold Lake St. Clair, United States 2000 Gold Lake Hjalmaren, Sweden 2001 Gold Saginaw Bay, United States 2002 Silver Haapsalu, Estonia 2003 Gold Lake Champlain, United States 2004 Silver Lake Balaton, Hungary 2014 Gold[1] Haapsalu, Estonia 2015 Gold[2] Lake Ontario, Canada 2016 Gold[3] Lake Glan, Sweden 2017 Gold[4] Lake Kegonsa, United States 2018 Gold[5] Lake Wielimie, Poland
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    Dean Barker's Future

    Poland’s Karol Jablonski and other older sailors do just fine at apparent wind sailing, and at faster speeds than these AC blokes.
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    Prada Cup

    Professor Plum, in the Hull, with a lead pipe.
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    Team NYYC

    Why unexpected? Was anyone's head outside the boat?
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    Prada Cup

    Can one of y'all please put some yellow lines around a picture of the hole, estimate its dimensions and compare them to the dimensions of the specified battery? It could end a lot of speculation. (It is beyond my capabilities.)
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    head like a hole

    Head in a hole would be a more appropriate title if the intent was to discuss what may have lead to a hole in the boat.
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    No mention of software issues on LR, but their early tack away from the left boundary when left was clearly favored, followed by a boundary violation on the right side makes me wonder if their data were skewed. May never know as it would be bad form to bitch about it now.
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    Team NYYC

    After the capsize. Initial call was right mark.
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    Team NYYC

    Are there links to the audio feeds? I would like to hear what the Italians had to say while this was unfolding.
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    Team NYYC

    And review tactical decision making.
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    Prada Cup

    In that case, it should be a fast tow in.
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    Prada Cup

    Cannot connect to the FB live feed. Is there another?
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    Prada Cup

    Link?
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    Prada Cup

    Why does Deano grip the wheel so hard? Does not show confidence or comfort. So far, in the Prada Cup, my favorite helmsperson is Francesco Bruni. Calm, smart, love listening to this guy.
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    Prada Cup

    Exactly. Huffin and puffin trying to pump like a young buck. Ain't happening. Somebody needs to have their head out of the boat. No fault but theirs. But damn, ETNZ designed an indestructible mast section. How and the heck did that mast not break?