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  1. stinky

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Its the clipping back in on a fixie at pace thats the most impressive here.
  2. stinky

    moore 33

  3. stinky

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Idle speculation ahead: -damage occurred during benign conditions -engineers are confident he can build it back stronger than before and continue on to the Southern Ocean This suggests that they aren't dealing with an unexpected/unknown load case. I wouldn't be surprised if he over baked the luff tension on the MH zero and knew what happened the second he heard the bang. That would explain why his team is confident in the boats ability to continue the race.
  4. stinky

    Vendee Globe 2020

    bog standard setup for big boats with a squarehead. only thing odd about this photo is how crooked the pocket is. willing to bet its not attached in the photo and will be plastered to the sail with sticky back. purchase is at the leech end so the part running across the sail is at 1/3 of the load of the leech line, so doesn't add too much compressive load to the batten.
  5. stinky

    Vendee Globe 2020

    leech line led down the luff.
  6. stinky

    Best Ocean Races

    I'd pick the Pacific Cup over the Transpac. Sportier start, better shorthanded division and a much nicer destination in Hawaii. I can't think of another US ocean race thats had one design short handed racing in the last few years.
  7. stinky

    Vendee Globe 2020

    "Pleasure Craft" lol
  8. stinky

    Vendee Globe 2020

    no, you just trust the integrity of those involved. If anyone cared enough, they could buy commercially available near realtime positioning data. At some point, you just have to trust the people involved to do the right thing.
  9. stinky

    Vendee Globe 2020

    who's this Alex guy? I'm here to watch Sam.
  10. stinky

    Vendee Globe 2020

    easy enough to block the skippers access to the website, that way the rest of us could obsess over the race to our hearts content.
  11. stinky

    Hydra Net vs 3Di

    what do you mean by "racing"?
  12. stinky

    Race to Alaska best boat

    I've always thought one of the Lightspeed 32s could do well.
  13. Thanks for the photos! It was a really nice day of sailing.