• Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

10 Whiner

About oioi

  • Rank

Recent Profile Visitors

7,876 profile views
  1. oioi

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Very interesting, but also very late! Do they have enough work up time to maximise the boats potential in the VG?
  2. oioi

    Young and Full of Promise

    I use vc17 in the uk north sea. Full sand down and then apply in April. Lift out mid season, light sand down and reapply with a single coat. Needs a good barrier coat, eg vc tar. All old antifoul needs to be completely removed, otherwise it reacts and doesn't take. Biggest problem is if you don't like it, has to be completely removed before applying a different anti foul.
  3. I'm currently looking, slightly different criteria, and one of my crew sent me this https://www.racing-yachts.com/open-30-owen-clarke-126.html Think it fits your brief well, location probably rules it out
  4. oioi

    Transat Jacque Vabre 2019

    Do the SI's allow for a time penalty for breaking a rule? I haven't read them.
  5. oioi


    This was shown on BBC4 last night and is available on BBC iPlayer (for brits or those with a proxey) Great film, really glad I watched it.
  6. oioi

    Transat Jacque Vabre 2019

    Isn't it a fundamental part of our sport that you sail the course? Regardless of whether it's a 5 mile beer can race or a premier event, all marks need to be rounded. I can picture the argument on one of the rorc coastal races "sorry I didn't round that mark, it was to far out on foul tide, thought I would stick to the shore and take a penalty..." I know that as this is a professional, high profile event they probably won't get thrown out, but they should if they missed a mark of the course.
  7. oioi

    Transat Jacque Vabre 2019

    Great race for the Imoca podium. Good come back by charal, advens also in the hunt. BP struggling. Wouldn't like to call it. Tiredness must be taking a toll, especially after such a tough doldrums crossing.
  8. oioi

    Transat Jacque Vabre 2019

    Charal has a tighter/ slower angle?
  9. oioi

    Transat Jacque Vabre 2019

    The easterly boats should have a better wind angle for the run in. Going to be a good fight for second.
  10. oioi

    New Hugo Boss Spotted

    I'm guessing a little bit, but I think the effectiveness of the foil ( the lift from the foil) is a square function of speed. At 10 knots they are getting a quarter of the lift they would be getting at 20knots. Still pretty impressive to be going faster than my 4knot shit box, with no keel!
  11. oioi

    New Hugo Boss Spotted

    What's the argument? Question was pretty daft. Only reason I answered was because I'm bored
  12. oioi

    New Hugo Boss Spotted

    Define safe? The imoca boats have a massive beam and are stable without a keel. You could jump up and down at max beam and it's not going to fall over. Hoist full sail and go on a beam reach, maybe not so good.
  13. oioi

    Transat Jacque Vabre 2019

    I agree, looks quick, I'm impressed that they seem to be able to get through the back of the southern pack. Looks like they have the speed to maybe get upto 6th? They might be able to pull upto BP, who looks like they are off the pace a bit in the trade winds (No surprise there). The final section after the doldrums should suit the foilers more as it's not vmg running. I have been disappointed by the speed of initiatives Coeur. Whilst an older boat they've had plenty of time to develop it. Transpires they blew out there Gennaker on the first night.
  14. oioi

    Transat Jacque Vabre 2019

    But you don't do it at 9knots for an hour. It's a weird heading, speed.