Schakel

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  1. Schakel

    Prada Cup

    That's what I thought would happen. In the next photo you can see the water streaming in with the weigth of ballast in the foils dragging it down.
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    Prada Cup

    Once again:
  3. Schakel

    Vendee Globe 2020

    The top three managed to take a small lead again added with Louis Burton as fourth topman. Yannick making the slowest speed. Great...
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Who's winning.... Crazy close is what Thomas Ruyant wrote when Yannick took the lead 2 hours ago. Yanick is favoured by the waypoint that is only an indication. By redress Jean le Cam or Boris Herrmann is winning. Good article: https://www.vendeeglobe.org/en/news/21664/crazy-close
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    The first 9 boats are being compressed together, The last 4 having more speed then the top 5. Yannick still in a very interesting position, will it work out?
  6. Schakel

    Vendee Globe 2020

    I noticed, Thanks. Next report in half an hour.
  7. Schakel

    Vendee Globe 2020

    I meant the top group who are in close racing. Charal, well we all know the story, he was able to fight back to 16-th position, and still climbing. Remarkable. True!
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Wow, This is close racing. Daniel Seguin highest speed.
  9. Schakel

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Ha, Because master navigator Yannick found the fastest way again. I find this very captivating, really brillant.. Next position report in 1 hour.
  10. Schakel

    Vendee Globe 2020

    I have seen Yannick doing things close to cape horn that looked like he was going the wrong way, turned out brilliantly in his advance. Perhaps he has another trick up his sleeve. There is a wind hole in the area, perhaps Yannick is avoiding that.
  11. Schakel

    Vendee Globe 2020

    In the latest position report Yannick is losing his lead. He makes less speed ad well. Charlie 12,8 kN and 8,9 kn for Yannick. Rest of the fleet catching on him as well. The miracle navigator made a mistake for once to chose the westward route close to the brazilian shore.
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Amazing, Thanks, But it's just like chess, you never can foresee what the next move of the opponent will be. According to Andi ( and Stief) Yannick made the right decision again. We will know for sure tomorrow and the day after that. To keep track Charlie distance to leader is 195,1 nM Thomas 329 nM Great.
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    100 % agreed. there is another interesting gamble between Yannick and Thomas Ruyant who is taking the route west of the Falklands. These are the projected weather forecast by windy. Vendee 5 -1 -2021 1100 forecast Vendee 6 -1 -2021 1100 forecast And don't ask me why windy is freezing the position of Yannick while promoting Charlie Dalin. True. Can you run your navigational software on the next 2 days Herman? Is Linked Out right or Yanick?
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Yesterday everyone was astonished by the easter course Yannick took. Look at him now. It has a reason he is leading; he's very good in this game. 182,7 nM lead on Charlie Dalin, Captivating.
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    There is nothing on twitter or facebook where Yannick is explaining his akward course. I have a logical explanation: after the cape he was so exhausted he fell asleep.
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Windy plug in gives a very strange future scenario for tomorrow. Charlie Dalin is taking the passage between the two main islands of the Falklands. Yannick is slowed down and shows no further progress. True. Tactics in the atlantic is much more complicated than following an ice limit.
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    translated: Strong winds around Cape Horn and it's cold. Beware of the icetrap. Meanwhile after christmas and new year these guys are more or less in the following conditions near cape horn. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geGyJrkxZdI&feature=emb_logo After the cape the more tactical battle begins on the atlantic ocean.
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    The above 2668 Nm behind the leader was the gap when Jeremie Beyou restarted. Now it has grown to 3571, so he lost 903 nm on the top group. But he gains on the rest of the fleet.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    I even suspect Barker of holding in at the forelast leg. To give the impression it was not a decided game but they have to prolong this theatre for a least half a year. This cup is already a failure as sportevent.
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    INEOS Team GB

    There is no second, or third or last. Sliced and diced from day 1.
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    INEOS Team GB

    The british campaign is an enormous fuck up. Better pack and go, avoiding further humiliation, Modern engineering and management is not a british thing. Seriously.
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    INEOS Team GB

    Let us not even discus this underwater profile. It so very simple.
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Good Bottom Lunna Rossa.
  24. Schakel

    The definitive Ground Effect thread.

    Flattest bottom wins the cup. This was the finish between the two contenders. This is ETNZ bottom: This is American Magic: Sliced and diced on a very simple design feature. I am getting too old for this.. Airbus designing the american boat. This is shitty.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Probably said before but then you have to read 5 pages. Two races with 1500 meters appart allmost immediately ruled out two teams for a chance to win. Between ETNZ and American Magic, in these conditions : this was the finish and ETNZ fell from his foils more often. To be continued....