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  1. Are modified foilerprofiles permitted? Just like the winning armel l'cleach, In the last Vendee Globe. img-170915145250-0001.pdf
  2. I already did. Thanks http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/teams/Dongfeng-Race-Team.html You mean Team Dong Feng? Skipper Charles Chauldrier. Jiru Yang Wolf. Stan Jinhao Horace Liu Xue Black Carolein Brouwe and many more. I am a big fan of Carolijn for obvious reasons. Charles Caudrelier
  3. ^ True, Latest photo from Skipper Simeon Tienpoint on Team Akzo Nobel boat. Doing a power nap. His own comment: Never underestimate the importance of a power nap! snatches 40 winks back during Leg Zero. Source: https://twitter.com/teamAkzoNobel
  4. Guys guys guys, The VOR hasn't even started and the shit fight already started. I apologize for the Scallywag, WOXI, Perpentual Loyal thread I opened during the last S2H. But that's it. @ Mad, Waar was jij tijdens de laatste clubborrel? (yachting club off course)
  5. Great, I was in Hobart in 1988. But that was quitte a long time ago. Have you seen Scallywag, Perpentual Loyal, Raggamuffin and WOXI? I know you sailed with team Raggamuffin. I have one very good tip for all of us: Follow team Akzo Nobel with skipper Simeon Tienpoint in the upcoming VOR. But I wouldn't mind if Team Brunel would win either. Long live the Dutch. Holland has most VOR victories from all participating countries. Team Ericson was swedish wasn't it? Did Norway ever competed as one team?
  6. Hi Norbow girl.. Another article to confirm your announcement: http://maritiemnieuws.nl/81339/team-brunel-haalt-ervaren-duo-abby-ehler-en-andrew-cape-aan-boord/?uid=3128 Team Brunel takes on experienced duo Abby Ehler and Andrew Cape on board zoom Abby Ehler at Team Brunel. Photo: James Blake, Volvo Ocean Race. Team Brunel, with British Abby Ehler and Australian Andrew Cape, has ample experience on board the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18. This duo is good for 8 Volvo Ocean Races. Navigator Cape goes third with schipper Bouwe Bekking around the world after finishing in the previous edition with Team Brunel as second overall. For Ehler, it becomes a reunion with Team SCA team mate Annie Lush. Schipper Bouwe Bekking: "Abby is one of the women with the most nautical miles in the legs. I've known her since the Amer Sports campaign of 2001-02. She is a very good sailor, so we are pleased with her arrival at Team Brunel. She has a lot of technical knowledge and therefore takes on the role of boot manager. With Andrew we have one of the best navigators in the world. Just look at his sail cv. What did he not win? We can work together well and trust each other. That's a must when you go around the world. " The 55-year-old navigator Andrew Cape will start his seventh edition, the third with Bouwe Bekking and the second with Team Brunel. Cape: "Bouwe and I have sailed so many races together, so we know each other again and again. I'm there again because I believe in this team and I would like to transfer my experience. Eventually this is a league and I want to win. " In 2001-02, Abby Ehler launched her Race debut with Amer Sports Too. Thirteen years later, Team SCA continued. Due to changes in the rules regarding the number of sailors allowed on board, most of the teams now choose a mixed Have ever sailed with her Norbow girl?
  7. I had rather not. Safety files are confidential. But I am not looking forward to the coming VOR for safety reasons. The racing on the other hand will be great.
  8. I Know, Good for Verdier.
  9. Well in case of employment or deployment the crew really really really have to watch out. These shelters are one of my engineerings ideas. Does anyone wants to bet about the man over board procedures in the upcoming VOR? And I know they have lifelines and safety buoyancy devices. Safety first...
  10. That's my fixed idea about the future design of VOR's, Shelters for the crew in case of heavy seas rolling of the deck. For my sake retractable not to desturb aerodynamics in case of light weather. And I agree about the lines under deck...
  11. ^ Looks like the VOR gets all the beauties. 44 days to the start,? Can't wait.. Uhh By the way: any comments on the new concept for the future VOR?
  12. And here a descriptive picture of their new steering wheel. Interesting fact: Ben adjust 1200 + times the paddles during an average 20 minutes race.
  13. ETNZ sailing without losing their foiling status says a lot. It means they are able to maintain their speed without losing their manouvrability. This will be hard cookie to crack for any of the competitors. https://youtu.be/36kjt9KBTtM?t=662
  14. I guess you mean ETNZ. Looking forward to the first match between ETNZ and Artemis.
  15. Picture shown on Twitter: And some comments translated from french: Decoration by JB Epron? Apparently it's easy on black boats with a short brand name, impossible to miss.