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  1. Mash

    Transat Jacque Vabre 2019

    Looks like crew is safe, boat, not so much.. M.
  2. Mash

    Transat Jacque Vabre 2019

    HB Twitter message and track on the water are indeed worrying. Fingers crossed.... M.
  3. Mash

    Route du Rhum 2018

    And apparently Arkema (multi 50) went wrong side up. Skipper inside and OK
  4. Mash

    Route du Rhum 2018

    Couple Joyon quotes from interviews in the French press this morning : "I was told this boat won the last two editions, so that I would look like a donkey if I didn't win. I took it I had to put in a bit of an extra effort..." "It was an honor to race again Francois Gabart. I had the most stable boat, and still had to ease sheets in a hurry seven or eight time, it's understandable that there was significant damage across the fleet. We had a lot a boat breaking conditions this year. Good thing with an old boat like mine, anything that was supposed to break, already did" "I realized I could win 1:30 min before crossing the line. Before that, I feared Francois was going to catch and overtake me, he was closing in so fast with his gennaker at the end. I was afraid I would be on the loosing end of a '78 remake"
  5. Mash

    Route du Rhum 2018

    Initiative Cœur (Sam Davis) heading back with significant delamination issues on the hull according to French RdR website
  6. Mash

    Route du Rhum 2018

    Was a bit too far away to get good pics of the big tris or Imocas, but stumbled upon Rail Meat again today: (taken roughly 30 min after the gun, on the fleet's way to cap Frehel)
  7. Mash

    Route du Rhum 2018

    Just happened to be heading in as Rail Meat's Dragon was leaving the lock earlier today... Best of luck to all for the race, next week won't be a walk in the park.
  8. Mash

    VOR 2017-18

    Not related to the next edition, but an article in the french sports magazine L'Equipe yesterday mentioned a potential french entry for the 2020 VOR, led by Lionel Pean (winner of the '86 Whitbread). Pean has been running SFS II (VOR 70 ex-Puma from 2011) in the french IRC(!) circuit for the last two years, after SFS I, ex Abu Dhabi, burnt on the hard in January '15. Obviously wins line honors in anything he enters (closest competition being a couple of TP52s), hopefully is a good platform for his sponsor at least.... Not quite sure how he plans to fund it, the article is very vague at this point, I fond it doubtful his current sponsor ( would be able to pony up for that on its own. M. - for what it's worth....
  9. Mash

    Team France

    This last article includes "right foot may be partially severed", using a conditional syntax. Let's hope for the best M.
  10. Mash

    Team France

    Ouch Apparently F. Cammas injured himself today, described as "serious" in this article. Badly cut his ankle on a rudder blade after falling in the water "from a foiling catamaran" (type not specified). Had to be airlifted to an hospital. M.
  11. Mash

    New imoca boats

    Interesting, from the outside imoca is looking like a class in decline, curious to how many boats are going to get built this cycle. Class health is directly linked to money available, while the the VG impact remains huge (topping Google searches in France in 2013).Both these team-owners have piles of dough and never won the VG As usual, Moody was right on the money (no pun intended) : Banque Populaire and Safran officially announced today that they were joining forces in the development of their new boats ( ). From the press thing, the extend of said collaboration is not clear: sister ships, common R&D or whatever, it's not specified ("we're happy to collaborate to share costs, risks and efforts" is a bit vague at this point). Maybe somebody has some more precise info, now that the cat's officially out of the bag ? M.