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  1. The best sailing film for a long time

    Oops almost forgot this beauty hopefully coming to a theatre near you
  2. The best sailing film for a long time

    what not waterworld? or Wind? . What I would love to see is an adaptation of the book Blood Orange - (book about an ORMA like circuit) or one about the North atlantic VOR leg from Baltimore to England, or the Fastnet or Sydney Hobart storms.
  3. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Anybody have insight as to why VS11 have dropped so hard in the last week? They were leading, and now they are 4th having gotten rolled by a couple boats.
  4. Rushour on its roof.

    Are there any firebirds left in good shape anywhere near the east coast USA?
  5. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    To quote the immortal philosopher Homer (Simpson) 'Its only funny cuz its not me..'
  6. what is it?

    down with the look of that pointer where do I get one???
  7. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Every time I watch the onboard video, it makes me think 'what miserable frigging boats'. They could have picked a 70-80 foot trimaran with half the crew count and been high and dry in the doghouse for all this instead of wearing a snorkle in the semi submersible submarine of a boat they are on now. Gabart is living large in his bunk in the back of the boat and working the lines and grinding from and enclosed cockpit. All hail the fish people of the VOR!!!!
  8. VOR 2017-18

    Be gone you wanker, trolls and distractions from the race are annoying. Welcome to my blocked list
  9. Gitana 17 on Foils

    Because they would be interested in actually learning something other than the age old lesson that if you are going to brag, you better stfu and show up on the racecourse first
  10. Foiling Monohull - what would it look like?

    Agreed, I think there could be some wild downwind legs, but don’t expect much upwind foiling if it is not a ‘monomaran’
  11. Foiling Monohull - what would it look like?

    OK, so if it is a monohull, with a max box width of 18m. That means that the 1 hull has to have no convexity (can't be an 'attached' catamaran) and the max foil width when both extended is 18M. Hmm, if the foils go off a hiking rack is that 'a trimaran' even though the racks are not designed to touch water? I can't imagine a world where a skinny main hull would even accommodate 18 (or 2x9) M foils, but wow what a box to play in - particularly with the consideration of what the Hauraki gulf can throw at you.
  12. Gitana 17 on Foils

    "the biggest difference is the daggerboard lifting foil-used first on the Fire Arrow Test Model and the first fullsize on Maserati-probably one of the most significant design breakthrus in the history of trimaran design." Rudders in the amas Canting rigs Lifting foils in the amas square top mains wave piercing hulls But I must confess, I did not see a lifting foil on the daggerboard before... Anyone got pics of a trimaran with a foil on the daggerboard?
  13. VOR Leg 1 Alicante to Lisbon

    The metrics we are getting off the VOR updates are good, because they are something, but the teams themselves are working off of a VMC to the point in the water they are trying to get to. That may not be the mark / island they have to go around. Mapfre for example was certainly not aiming at Madiera when they took the flyer to the NorthWest. That won't be shared as the teams won't tip their hand (too bad) but the folks on the Experts twitter feed are doing a good job communicating that aspect of the game. Best since two laps ago when we had the daily updates getting distributed from command central
  14. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Wow I slept great last night.
  15. caption contest

    Ed’s new boat Anarchy 5 picked up off Craig’s list...