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  1. Are Div one and two sailing the same course, or difference courses?
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    getting knocked, and may have to tack - will favour Joyon - maybe.
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    If you can keep these boats moving, they will generate their own wind, but once you stop, then it can be very difficult to get them moving again. Plus once they go head to wind, the big main at the back of the boat doesn't help.
  4. pacice

    Route du Rhum 2018

    If you can keep these boats moving, they will generate their own wind, but once you stop, then it can be very difficult to get them moving again. Plus once they go head to wind, the big main at the back of the boat doesn't help.
  5. put your electronic scales inside a seal-able plastic bag to protect it from the drips.
  6. Also make the crew buy the beers, as without your generosity, they would never get the opportunity to sail on a top race yacht.
  7. pacice

    Corsair Trimaran

    It's amazing to see the development from the earlier Farrier and the later design. Not just the looks, but also the performance. If possible, go with a newer design. The floats or amas have more buoyancy, the folding system is better, giving more internal room, and I think the rigs are also bigger.
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    Corsair Trimaran

    You can now get vinyl wrap anti-foul, and there may be a choice of colors to match the boat, otherwise there is also silicon anti-foul, or polish which all help to keep the floats clean. I would be very careful with using concrete blocks as tie-downs. The problem is they will move (unless they are really heavy, like 100's of kg's) inwards the hulls and slacken the tie down lines, allowing the boat to move more. Tying to ground anchors are the best, as they can't move.
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    Mr Sunshine

    Came across this photo of Olympus, and this link covering the restoration. http://outrigmedia.com/outrig/multihulls-media/trying-to-restore-the-newick-designed-trimaran-named-olympus-photo-2/
  10. pacice

    the scoring system tiebreaking system sucks balls

    You are racing the fleet, not just another competitor. Pass your suggestions onto World Sailing.
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    Mr Sunshine

    If my calculations are right, the Trimaran Happy is 40 years old. Loick Peyron has been ocean racing for 40 years, and it's 40 years since Mike Birch won the Route du Rhum on Olympus - Sister ship to Happy.
  12. pacice

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    I was told by someone inside the camp they are looking at a 8% increase in performance over the generation one boats.
  13. pacice

    Trapeze Harness's

    I have been using this one http://forward-wip.co.nz/en/5-sailing-harness.html The lumbar support is good for us older guys By previous one was a Magic Marine Ultimate harness - Was good and lasted 10 years before the bum worn out.
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    Humble Pie (Front Page)

    Any high performance yacht including Maxi 72's, TP52's etc would bounce side to side on these courses. Even in a heavy 12 meter, there wouldn't be much need to tack early. You know the opposition can't get away, so you don't need to chase them, and within a few minutes you will be coming back at each other. These course, and high performance yachts bring different challenges and therefore different tactics. I can't remember anything about the big J class boats getting into tacking duels. It seems to be only something the smaller, and slower boats did.
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    AC36 - The Venue

    These are perfect courses for an AC50.