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  1. GBH

    Vendee Globe 2020

    The real problem is that the class has been stuck in the past and trying to keep the existing rules in place and these never envisaged the development of the foils. If you want to foil over the world's oceans then Imoca needs to accept that the game has to be be revised, and not in minor tweaks. These fat hull shapes are unnecessary when the RM is coming from the foils, but you're stuck with the class rig that is now oversize and heavy as the starting point. One design keel fin is fair enough, but the rest of the rule drives the design into areas that are undesirable. Time to throw it out as far as foilers are concerned and say enough is enough. I have a sneaking suspicion that the last HBoss would have been a better bet for this race, current crop are 'overfoiled' and see how Le Roi JC is managing - every chance of winning this particular race, and for sure he's likely to be a damn sight quicker back up the Atlantic than many of the new boats.
  2. GBH

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Don't be fucking stupid - shit happens. But breaking the boat in the first storm shows lack of something - 20000 miles means nothing if you haven't pushed the boat as you do racing in those conditions. Any racing sailor will know that it's racing shows up the issues far more than practice sailing. Red mist descends and you don't throttle back as you would when practicing. We've all been there.
  3. GBH

    Vendee Globe 2020

    You'd have to think that his sponsors will looking long and hard at the ROI this time around and they'd be better taking on new blood if they want the Anglo aspect. There are much smarter and younger candidates such as Roberts and Sharp that deserve the step up. A history of gallant failures can only be supported for so long. Tough game with sponsorship and their expectations.
  4. GBH

    Dooough Shit! Hugo Boss Cracking Up

    They go above and beyond and don't hold to agreements. Could give you a long list.
  5. GBH

    Dooough Shit! Hugo Boss Cracking Up

    You can bet your bottom $$$$$ his lawyers are already on the case. He has form this way which is why a lot of builders and suppliers won't deal with him. Was a root cause for Green Marine going under. All the Verdier boats that time around with the longitudinal stringers from different builders had the same issue but he still went for the builder. Prick. Under all the public PR lurks something quite different.
  6. GBH

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Can't fault his determination but maybe he still hasn't learnt to pace himself - and more importantly the boat - and pushing too hard in the rough stuff earlier would be my reckoning. Made the break but it's turned around and bitten him. Have to wonder what le Cam would do with a new boat!
  7. GBH

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    unfortunately you do and that is;)
  8. GBH

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Be fun getting out of the crew trenches on a big crash and capsize. But overall, you write stupid rules and you get stupid boats - should have said these are the foils and the locations, this is the rig and location and hull is this long, end of story. Should have learnt from all the other rules that produced abortions.
  9. GBH

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Thing is though that if the foilers only have a relatively small window where they can really let rip then that may not necessarily be in the right direction - and that could really hurt at times. We've seen a bit of that already. If they are then at a disadvantage to the older generation boat outside of their windows then it will be interesting to see how it plays out. Being smart certainly helps, and JLC so far is THE story of the race! Allez Jean! and Sam of course:)
  10. GBH

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Think back to the hours before AT smacked the keel, and he wasn't quick then.
  11. GBH

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Yeah, well that was 'cos they made such a horlicks of the first one!
  12. GBH

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Hamster in a cage with treadmill comes to mind
  13. GBH

    Vendee Globe 2020

    These foils are not light, so it's more RM. Too much string hanging around in the breeze, thats really not helping
  14. GBH

    INEOS Team GB

    few months ago and one of those involved told me you ain't seen nothing yet in the ugly stick department
  15. GBH

    Vendee Globe 2020

    what a surprise;)