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    VOR Leg 8 ItajaĆ­ to Newport

    Maybe they did the routing and decided that there was an advantage to a speed on one side as the race is favoured to their preferred tack
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    VOR Leg 8 ItajaĆ­ to Newport

    question? - I would measure lateral separation differently. I would measure 90 degrees from CoG, not along a line of latitude. this would tell me how far the courses are separated. When people are talking about lateral separation - are we discussing the difference in distance between the two courses. Ie - boats may have the same distance to finish but be 200 miles apart from each other on the course - this is lateral separation?
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    VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    I think the thing you are missing is that libby is a meteorologist by training. It might be that deeper knowledge allowed her to make a better call on how to get through the doldrums.
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    VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Any more news on the scally mob?
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    VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Totally agree. Avoid the idiots, I really appreciate your insights.
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    VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    +1
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    VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Really feel sorry for tttop, had an excellent leg but seem to have lost out in the doldrums lottery. Would love to see them on the podium for a few legs. They do seem to be improving.
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    VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    either the coast or offshore will pay - being in the middle like Brunel has got to be wrong?
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    Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    Not just useful but enjoyable- can't thank you enough
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    VOR 2017-18

    Scally with 8, ttop with 10 and the rest with 9. Brave choice by scally...
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    VOR 2017-18

    Great to see BT in the race. Not a brand name but in some ways the most successful Brit on the French scene. Really hoping ttop go well
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    VOR 2017-18

    I worked on a project for Akzo. It was 3.5 times over budget and years late. I think the new ceo might be particularly sensitive to cost overruns
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    VOR 2017-18

    Still only 4 teams Are there some waiting in the wings I would hate to see this race disappear
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    VOR 2017-18

    Back to the race Who are the missing teams?
  15. I have a transom hung rudder which is lifted out of the water when not sailing so no need to anti foul. What to coat it with? I guess I need to protect the wood. My default would be to slap on some domestic gloss paint but this is probably not the answer. The boat is 23ft - hunter sonatta - the rudder is about 6ft tall with 4ft in the water. It is currently varnished above the water line with some form of paint/ coating below the water line. It needs repair as the coating is damaged and there is water ingress into the wood. I have started to strip it back but curious as to what replace it with. I am going to prep my spare rudder which is already stripped back to bare wood and nice and dry. I will then finish stripping the other rudder back to wood to let it dry out. The suggested solution needs to be a quick process as i go racing in 3 weeks. Thanks