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  1. Rolex Fastnet Race 2017

    Because a badly sailed, slow, Volvo 70 is still a shit ton faster than a 40.7? and they've never have any other chance to sail on that sort of boat without programs like this?
  2. Rolex Fastnet Race 2017

    I would guess they were short tacking up the bank to dodge the tide, it is normally carnage at that point as the fleets are started in reverse speed order and by Shingles the faster boats are starting to come through the slower ones. 300+ boats trying to short tack a narrow channel, I can see how it happens, not smart though. The same might be said about the maxi which managed to run aground and get stuck on them for 4hrs last edition (the ironically named "Lucky").
  3. Rolex Fastnet Race 2017

    I think they might now be delivering home, this was them on Sunday afternoon after a collision with Persephone near the Shingles bank:
  4. Rolex Fastnet Race 2017

    Especially as Harriet Marwood retired 3hrs in due to a collision going out of Hurst.........
  5. Rolex Fastnet Race 2017

    5 points to whoever can work out wtf led to this: 964112.1073742013.114838938553051/1430729590297306/?type=3&theater Not a smart way to start a 600 mile race.
  6. Rolex Fastnet Race 2017

    The problem is the Casquet's TSS, its a big call to go south of that, you are banging a corner hard.
  7. Rolex Fastnet Race 2017

    Split developing in the fleet between those going the inshore route and those who've got confused and think this is the St. Malo race.
  8. Sydney to Hobart 2016

    There is at least 4 sails of deck....... I think we all know the reality of what happens on long offshores out of sight of land or cameras on some boats, maybe they have a reason, maybe they don't, it can never be fully policed so best just to give a wry smile and move on. Lets not blow smoke up each others arses though. I'm only seeing the photo from my phone, so I'm fine if I'm wrong, but I only see one turtled headsail stacked on the rail, the rest are on deck and centerline. If they wanted gains, those would be down on the cabin floor. You've got one headsail flaked on the bow, one on the windward rail, three in the companion way and one across the transom, thats a lot of preparation! One on the bow and one on the rail, completely fine. Three in the companion way, completely fine (assuming they stay there for the whole race) One across the transom, starting to look a bit dodgy, especially with all the others it would suggest some cheekiness to me.
  9. Sydney to Hobart 2016

    There is at least 4 sails of deck....... I think we all know the reality of what happens on long offshores out of sight of land or cameras on some boats, maybe they have a reason, maybe they don't, it can never be fully policed so best just to give a wry smile and move on. Lets not blow smoke up each others arses though.
  10. Sydney to Hobart 2016

    As long as they stay in the middle there and none of them 'accidentally' make their way to the windward rail other than when about to be set.
  11. RORC Commodores Cup

    I agree that I don't want to see massive numbers of pros but the current rules mean that boats can't sail with their regular crew, which puts them off doing it. The RYA need to see the way the wind is blowing and stop acting like they are selecting 3 teams from 15 boats anymore. This year they didn't even manage to fill the allocation. They need to be encouraging and supporting owners that might be interested in entering rather than putting them off with bureaucracy and faff.
  12. RORC Commodores Cup

    True, the French has put some real effort into their teams for this event in the last two cycles. The attitude amongst the top Solent teams is that its not worth the hassle, thats partly the RYA's fault and party the event format which doesn't suit teams who are used to sailing with far more pros than the event allows.
  13. Mills-43 Tiamat. Don't hold back!!!

    I heard on the Hamble grapevine (so could be bollocks) that the changes to keel and sail plan made the boat very very touchy and the helming talent required to sail it to its rating exceed that of the owner. Never involved with the program myself though so no idea if thats true or not.
  14. See it here, https://www.gov.uk/government/news/cheeki-rafiki-accident-investigation-report-published Obviously mainly speculation but highlights racers lax attitude to groundings and proper repair and inspection following them. Some discussion of the route chosen for the crossing and some issues around commercial coding. Surprisingly little discussion of crew experience.
  15. Commodores Cup

    I competed, tough event, we struggled for wind throughout and there were lots of races badly affected by wind holes, but at least it was one of the hottest weeks I can ever remember in the UK. Having said that the Irish were deserving winners, not so sure about the French in 2nd and 3rd.