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  1. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    Have we ever seen such an easy doldrums crossing? Sheesh, he just absolutely ripped it with seemingly not even a patch of light air.
  2. Ultime / G-Class Development

    They should just grandfather inclusion to Spindrift, but then say no more boats over whatever length. At this point, I am not thinking Spindrift has an edge on the other boats in anything but the most extreme heavy seas.
  3. Ultime / G-Class Development

    Not worth a new thread, at this point, but a new race announced for 2019 (G-Trans of https://www.ultimboat.com/ultime-news-6): Again, too bad they can't cut the crap and get Gitana & Spindrift involved. Both the length restriction and the limitations on automatic foil controls seem dumber and dumber as time goes by.
  4. Yeah, I don't understand the idea that an autopilot can adjust the horizontal heading of the boat through manipulation of a foil (rudder), but it should be banned to have foils/flaps automatically adjust what is effectively the "vertical heading" of the boat.
  5. Nice UltiMed

    Prince de Bretaigne (sp?) is the other one that could go, couldn't it (if fixed)?
  6. Banque Populaire IX

    I was wondering about that "collectif" thing..... embarrassed to say I forgot about Gabart/Macif.... it would be awesome to see all of them.... as much as possible. Haven't heard anything, yet, have we, about how long the fix will be for Gitana?
  7. Banque Populaire IX

    ^ Really too bad Gitana won't be in it.
  8. Banque Populaire IX

    With some people, it is ALWAYS the 'other guy' that is the problem, rather than having any possible capacity for introspection.
  9. Banque Populaire IX

    Like I said, you have nothing to gain, and you certainly don't need to listen to anyone else if you don't want. I truly have liked a lot of what you have posted, and I even appreciate your models, as someone who has been into both sailing and RC. I just thought I would suggest you are never going to get what you want taking the tact you use.... far better to just DO rather than CLAIM. When you say "I don't need credit-I already have all the credit I ever wanted", just to then keep repeating your claims, doing your UpTiP, posting your points in red, and re-posting your Fire Arrow pics, a sane person is going to differ with you, not to mention being bugged by you rather than accepting what you say. But, Fine, knock yourself out. Don't mind me.
  10. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    Fricking crazy! Awesome!
  11. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    Bummer not to see the rocks... but I guess he has already checked that box..... better conditions and the record is a good tradeoff.
  12. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    Just a bit over 500mi to The Horn. Man, he has chewed up the eastern half of the Pacific.
  13. Banque Populaire IX

    LONG before I ever saw your Fire Arrow, pretty much immediately after ETNZ revealed their foils, I started thinking about how they could be applied in offshore boats, specifically G-Class Tris, because RTW outright records/races is my biggest interest. LONG before Fire Arrow, I think it was Stan Honey during a lap around the globe (Groupama 3, I believe) was musing about some time in the future, they would be foiling over the Southern Ocean, skipping from one low-pressure system to the next. So, it was not exactly a stretch that anyone would try to think about how the concept would translate to the oceanic racers.... in fact it would be odd that someone interested in offshore racing wouldn't muse about how it could be adapted. Anyway, I was thinking about how they could adapt ETNZ's system to tris, and I thought ama-mounted "V" foils and a central T ("manta") would make the most sense. Again, that is not exactly a stretch for anyone to think of, given the geometry of the existing boats and how they would lend themselves to the new tech. Difference between us, is that I'm not claiming I was innovative in my conceiving of the subject. It is not rocket science to think of what would make the most sense given the loads and type of sailing they do for a RTW race. I'm POSITIVE every prominent designer of outright ocean-going yachts, upon seeing ETNZ, if not before then, were well ahead of Doug Lord and Gaucho Greg in thinking through this concept, even if they did not make an RC model like you did (they very well may have, or they simply did it on the computer). Give it a rest, Doug, NO ONE IS EVER GOING TO GIVE YOU THE ACCLAIM YOU ARE LOOKING FOR. So, why your effort? If you dropped it, you would be a pretty interesting poster with reasonable contributions. Ah, well, I don't expect you to accept my constructive criticism, even though that was truly the nature in which I gave it.
  14. Can't they just add another appendage?
  15. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    Certainly.... the IMOCA will continue to have more boats.... but will more people be paying attention to these insane boats all in one race under solo conditions? I guess the mono-purists will focus on the IMOCA, and maybe those who like the personalities involved there more.