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    INEOS Team GB

    Sailing even made the guardian newspaper! Sailing's coming home: Ben Ainslie bids to bring America's Cup back to UK https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/jan/19/sailing-ben-ainslie-americas-cup-ineos-team-uk?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Copy_to_clipboard
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Louis Burton clearly wanting to be the most westerly boat. Looks like an opportunity opening up for Armel Tripon to sail a shorter route and cut the corner a bit.
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    Seascape 27

    With the same rating issues. Will the revised 27 rate any better? It's rating will be lower but i guess it still won't win any handicap races
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    Prada Cup

    I don't get why people think LR and Ineos don't want to race. One of the advantages of the challenge series is perfecting your racing skills, understanding the race course, making incremental improvements. By not racing you give the advantage to NZ. My thoughts before the AM capsize, were in some ways winning the RR is disadvantageous- less time in racing mode, although offset against the opportunity to improve the boat. This hasn't changed, might be better to beat up on a recovering AM and then meet your opponent in the Prada final battle tuned.
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Looking ahead looks like another big park up in a couple of days time with a difficult transition onto some big downwind conditions. Looks pretty complicated, but a fair chunk of it on starboard which would help CD and TR
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Brilliant job, so pleased for her
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Worth reading Joshua Slocum's account of the pirate who came aboard during a big storm, told Slocum to go down below and rest. When Slocum woke up, the storm had passed and the pirate captain gone...
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    My personal view is that Thomson would have done a horizon job having made the right design choice. Perhaps Corum would have stuck with him. Sadly we will never know, and so it's pure supposition. Expect to see a lot more c foils on the line in 2024.
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    I agree with this. I think going again in the same boat may well be more competive than building a new boat. 4 more years to work the boat up, refine foils and sails. Think of the first race as an opportunity and a second as the objective.
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    We are all awkward fuckers! Probably me just being difficult, like i say i do appreciate the stuff you post.
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    If we're being picky, i really appreciate you posting text and articles, but highlighting stuff you find interesting in bold really frustrates me as my eye is drawn to it and i miss the overall context.
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    I've just finished reading kim stanley robinson - ministry of the future. Interesting book, not sure it holds up as a novel, but lots of ideas of what we can do
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Agreed Let's talk about which foils! I think the boss and corum solution could have significant advantages in both rough and light weather. Shame we haven't been able to test the theory. One design? Maybe an iteration too early as the designs are not yet mature. Talk of limiting power/ size makes sense whilst allowing design freedom. Although that won't have a massive cost saving.
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Just stunning!