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  1. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    It's just how the tracker works, because Scallywag is in stealth mode it is visualised as somewhere else. I found the tribal dance from Dee Cafari aboard TTOP very entertaining. She's really a cheerfull person.
  2. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Went to a symposium yesterday. This tribal dance from Dee Cafari is new. https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/933267861589524480
  3. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Again? Why is it not on front page of SA?
  4. Just read in Yachts and Yachting http://www.yachtsandyachting.co.uk/americas-cup/kiwis-reveal-new-full-foiling-monohull-americas-cup-class-design/ The wait is over! We now have confirmation of what the next America’s Cup class will look like – and foils are very much a feature. Here’s what Emirates Team New Zealand had to say in a statement issued this evening (20 November) along with some exciting first visuals… An exciting new era in America’s Cup racing has been unveiled today as the concept for the AC75, the class of boat to be sailed in the 36th America’s Cup is released illustrating a bold and modern vision for high performance fully foiling monohull racing yachts. The Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa design teams have spent the last four months evaluating a wide range of monohull concepts. Their goals have been to design a class that will be challenging and demanding to sail, rewarding the top level of skill for the crews; this concept could become the future of racing and even cruising monohulls beyond the America’s Cup. The AC75 combines extremely high-performance sailing and great match racing with the safety of a boat that can right itself in the event of a capsize. The ground-breaking concept is achieved through the use of twin canting T-foils, ballasted to provide righting-moment when sailing, and roll stability at low speed. The normal sailing mode sees the leeward foil lowered to provide lift and enable foiling, with the windward foil raised out of the water to maximise the lever-arm of the ballast and reduce drag. In pre-starts and through manoeuvres, both foils can be lowered to provide extra lift and roll control, also useful in rougher sea conditions and providing a wider window for racing. An underlying principle has been to provide affordable and sustainable technology ‘trickle down’ to other sailing classes and yachts. Whilst recent America’s Cup multihulls have benefitted from the power and control of rigid wing sails, there has been no transfer of this technology to the rigs of other sailing classes. In tandem with the innovations of the foiling system, Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa are investigating a number of possible innovations for the AC75’s rig, with the requirement that the rig need not be craned in and out each day. This research work is ongoing as different concepts are evaluated, and details will be released with the AC75 Class Rule before March 31st, 2018. The America’s Cup is a match race and creating a class that will provide challenging match racing has been the goal from the start. The AC75 will foil-tack and foil-gybe with only small manoeuvring losses, and given the speed and the ease at which the boats can turn the classic pre-starts of the America’s Cup are set to make an exciting comeback. Sail handling will also become important, with cross-overs to code zero sails in light wind conditions. A huge number of ideas have been considered in the quest to define a class that will be extremely exciting to sail and provide great match racing, but the final decision was an easy one: the concept being announced was a clear winner, and both teams are eager to be introducing the AC75 for the 36th America’s Cup in 2021. The AC75 class rule will be published by March 31st 2018. More reaction on this announcement coming soon… Although racing performance has been the cornerstone of the design, consideration has had to be focused on the more practical aspects of the boat in the shed and at the dock, where both foils are canted right under the hull in order to provide natural roll stability and to allow the yacht to fit into a standard marina berth. I like this concept very much. Competetive, spectaculair, fast and beautiful.
  5. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Guys, did you see the newest design proposal for the America's cup? Spectaculair! This concept was revealed 2 days ago. And I'll take this to a separate thread. http://www.yachtsandyachting.co.uk/americas-cup/kiwis-reveal-new-full-foiling-monohull-americas-cup-class-design/
  6. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Akzo is still doing 19.7 knots so no broken spreader over there. And I guess the crew can fix a broken spreader in not a spare on board. Mapfre doing very steady. It ain't over till it's over but they have the advantage.
  7. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    He told on television he didmn't had the skills or training to sail a boat with: A kanting Keel, A foiling daggerboard. Turnable masts. Outriggers. And a self steering automated helm. But he was worldchampion in RC44! @ Southern cross. The News about Pieter is old news as well. It's about the emotion of the phjoto about Stacey Jackson that gives new insight. The Napalm girl is still actual as well. So stop whining.
  8. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    That's one hell of a catamaran that you are showing. I was sparring partner for Pieter in dragon long time ago. He had newer go faster stuff. Latest photo from Vesta showing Stacey Jackson exhausted. It's a tough job!
  9. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    I think this leg is not yet in the bag for Mapfre. In 1954 nM a lot can happen. Nice piece of equipment this Ascat.
  10. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    New update, I think it's close racing. Except for Team Akzo Nobel and Scallywag. Mapfre is in a good position I guess.
  11. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Top funny. Thanks. Next update of the VOR tracker in 5 minutes.
  12. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Same over here, It is addictive. Especially for one team (Akzo) that went from hero to zero in one night. Team Brunel on the other hand is in hot pursuit leading south avoiding light winds ahead. @ Herman, not so nice for our Bouwe to get rid of the rotten Prosciutto. But being second must be a moral booster.
  13. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    They are. The full (updated) version is here: http://www.volvooceanrace.com/static/assets/content_v2/media/files/m46148_si-leg-02-addendum-attachment-01-20171027.pdf Wonder how they monitor those gates. Guess by satellite.