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  1. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    So much speculation on this thread it's not funny. Facts would be nice.
  2. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Source?
  3. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Less than 2hrs before Mapfre are on them, not a lot of time to sort the situation out. If you read up a few posts sounds like VS11 have a damaged chainplate and were trying to stabilize the rig but the damage could be far worse.
  4. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Update on the blog, RC asked Akzo to divert.
  5. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Akzo turned back towards HK now? Either way the situation is not good. I feel gutted for the team.
  6. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    I was there 3 weeks ago. They have a neat model of Groupama VO70, the VOR trophy and some neat videos playing on the big screen in the back. The racing game is meh but otherwise it's worth an hour stop if you are in the neighborhood (plus it's free).
  7. Calling/denying buoy room

    To be clear, its three boat lengths with the boat that reaches the zone first defining the size of the zone. I.e if there is a 50 footer racing a 150 footer and the 50 footer gets to the zone first, i.e is 150 feet from the mark, that is the size of the zone when discussing an overlap between those two boats.
  8. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Agreed they are on port gybe at the moment, eliminating leverage. There is enough runway left on the course for the boats behind to close a sub 20nm lead...
  9. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Read above. Click this link: https://www.volvooceanrace.com/static/tracker/leg04_babylon.html
  10. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Scally's lead down to 27.3nm if the tracker is still giving out correct DTF's. That must be nail biting especially knowing the 3 boats behind probably have a speed advantage in these conditions.
  11. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    75.5nm from DF to Scally. 45nm even from VS11 to Scally. Close racing, and besides blinding us I'm not sure how the stealth mode helps. Libby already indicated they only get position and some data off the boats every 6 hours, not the entire track they sailed (this is usually the case offshore with scheds).
  12. Doyle Cable less Code Zero

    If you believe the comparison photos from Anarchy 37 there would be little reason to go for the cable in luff version. I will point out that carbon is ~50% stiffer than dyneema (181 GPa vs. 121 GPa), so in theory this is a better use of materials to get a stiff luff. I would expect the luffless code zero to wear quicker.
  13. Harken Carbo Becket Pin Removal

    What's wrong with tapered line? For me its the only way to run a mainsheet system. Other areas on the boat can make do without.
  14. Nacra 5.0 easily smokes an Astus 16.5 Sport.

    Dude its a completely different boat with different use case. My M&M 2012 F18 will run circles around your circa 1983 Nacra 5.0, tired rags on both boats, and that's more an apples to apples comparison. Lets not even bring the latest technology beachcat tech into the conversation as you'd be blown backwards off your 5.0 by the wake left behind a foiling A-Cat.
  15. R2AK 2018

    For all those looking at pedal drive systems and associated propellers, I would take a good look at Graupner folding props: http://www.espritmodel.com/graupner-cam-folding-propellers.aspx. The blades are thinner and lighter which is more efficient under low inflow conditions than even the ACP-E series. Given that they fold they are also more damage tolerant.