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  1. trimfast

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Maybe, but then why say at all times?
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    From the Rule Book (b) The “main” propulsion unit shall be installed such as to propel the boat and to meet or surpass the following performance standards at all times: - A traction load of 280 daN at a fixed point for at least 15 minutes, - A speed of 5,0 knots in any direction with an autonomy of at least 5 hours, These characteristics shall be capable of being checked at the finish of a race
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    All I know, my biggest gripe with all these trackers is the wind overlays aren't on by default. I know they are not accurate, but I like to see what is forecasted. It annoys me that I have to toggle them on every single time I refresh. It is a sailing race after all, wind and boats are always needed.
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    I am not sure why he finds this funny. To me it is shear stupidity to even attempt a cardboard cover. Who really said, this is a brilliant idea? Is this the same person he is entrusting his safety in to get around the world? What other corners have they cut?
  5. trimfast

    Vendee Globe 2020

    I am surprise they don't have a type of NACA Duct which would allow airflow into the cabin which could be closed for water intrusion if needed.
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    It is hard not to be a fan of AT for me. He has been doing this for years, and appealed to me with English being his natural language. He has come up with two crazy designs these last two times around and that is certainly a draw as well. It is not that I am not a fan of the others as I think each have their amazing stories to tell, it is just one I can understand the easiest as a shitty American who only knows 1 language and some broken spanish after required courses. As a sailor, who lives and breathes being on the water, I am certainly watching everyone closely as possible as I will never be able to even do anything close to this.
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    I just wish BOSS's hub had windspeed.
  8. trimfast

    Vendee Globe 2020

    They only bought them to do the crewed version of the ocean race, right?
  9. trimfast

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Is this the only boat that has a chair? I always thought the best way to ride these foilers would be to have a 5 point racing harness in a carbon race seat.
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Just imaging the scene in Apollo 13 where Tom Hanks ripped them off out of anger.
  11. trimfast

    Key West Winter Series

    Those with the money make the rules
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    Buy my Viper

    I have been trying to work the corner so I can get enough money for this instead of crack.
  13. trimfast

    Chesapeake racing recovery

    Still a pandemic. Still a regatta where participants need to stay in hotels. No parties or social events. Not worth travelling to this year.
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    Savannah/Charleston/Pensacola Sailing Advice

    Pensacola is the syphilis capital of America. Add my ex living in Gulf Breeze and FUCK THAT, even if the sailing and Gulf is nice.
  15. trimfast

    Annapolis Boat Shows Cancelled

    Hinckley and their small shows
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    Annapolis Boat Shows Cancelled

    Bars, docks, tents, people traveling from all over. No way to do it currently. Add in the tools that go to the power boat shows and it’s even worse. Just because people are tired of doing the right things, doesn’t mean people should give them the opportunity to do the wrong thing openly.
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    What is the closest 40’er to a TP52?

    It is over a knot slower than the two above. 36.8° at 5 kts vmg in 16kts for the Soto.
  18. trimfast

    What is the closest 40’er to a TP52?

    I looked at the Soto rating while looking at the Ker40 above. It was knocked out of relevance just for ratings to ratings comparison.
  19. trimfast

    What is the closest 40’er to a TP52?

    Yes, Pterodactyl
  20. trimfast

    What is the closest 40’er to a TP52?

    Ker 40 points better, but is slower than the GP42 according to the ORC certs. I would imagine the Carkeek Mark IV Ran would be pretty well up there. Unfortunately, I couldn't find any certificates for the Carkeeks.
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    What’s next for J?

    Loki, just did the Mac stuff.
  22. Was the grid structure in that modified/custom 105 changed? Or was it originally just the normal 105 hull? What was beefed up when you added the custom carbon mast and deep keel?
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    Team NYYC

    How much of it has to do with they haven't sailed the boat in 5 months?
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    C&C 30 and Farr 280 - What happened

    Here is the problem. Sailed the CC30 when it first dropped, bow keep dipping and it wanted to trip and the owner felt it right away and said no thanks. Compare the 30 to everything out there before, Henderson 30, Melges 30/32, FT10, etc, and it is overpriced, and rates slower than the same boats that came before, Sure OD cool, but why bother spending the dollars when dollars/fun just wasn't there. That and you had to take the boat everywhere to do OD. 280 had similar problems. Cool new boat, however, you could just buy a Farr 30 and still have more fun for cheaper. That being said, maybe it is a good thing. That so many boats from before their time are still awesome. However, as prices keep going up, and people keep having less dollars to spend, we will continue to see the same trends. Just my thoughts, I am often quite wrong in life.
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    FP - Red Bull

    Who else would love to see Red Bull sponsor one of these new IMOCA boats literally flying. It seems like a perfect sponsorship to me. Anyone else?