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    World Sailing in the Red. Where has all the money gone?

    Olympic monies from TV ect will not be coming to bail out WS this year. The management need to cut back on all their costs as soon as possible.
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    THE IMOCA thread, single/double handed & TOR

    I dont remember seeing the underwater bow profile of HB before. Pretty radical boat all around. Can't wait to see the JK Corum now. Shame we will have to wait some time to see the IMOCA foilers line up (and the AC75s for that matter).
  3. Looking at the way things are going there is not going to be a Prada Cup and an AC in New Zealand next year as foreign teams will not be allowed into the country this year. So S+S will remain a challenger and will have another chance to raise funds and build a boat for 2022. And it might not even be the same boat design if the COR and the defender get together and change the protocols. Everything is possible. So S+S have saved a shed load of money that the other teams have spent.
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    THE IMOCA thread, single/double handed & TOR

    Clipper Race now abandoned because likely that the fleet would not be allowed to sail the next leg and stop in Seattle. Organisers say will be restarted in approximately 10 months and the 2021 race postponed until 2022. It will be interesting if the company can hold out until then.
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    World Sailing in the Red. Where has all the money gone?

    In his latest snooze fest TE says expect imminent news of good things from WS council. Does this mean that the President will be called out for forgery? Probably not!
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    THE IMOCA thread, single/double handed & TOR

    Royal Western yc have just announced Ostar/Twostar Plymouth to Rhode island has been postponed until 2021. Will be interesting if Cowes Week goes ahead and if the new (Original) Lonely Rock (Fastnet) Race still runs in August. If they put that back a year it will run into the not-the-Fastnet Race to Cherbourg. Skippers will then have two courses to choose from. https://rwyc.org/mailasail-ostar-twostar-postponed/
  7. Reports from UK virologists are that the UK infection rate will peak in 12 to 16 weeks. So there is no way anything will be happening in Portsmouth. Maybe INEOS should fly the crew back to Sardinia and carry on training there.
  8. I did mean the hook under the transom. I can sort usually, but in heavy winds often quite stressful (gybing is bad enough then without the feared transom hook up)! Shirley Robertson filmed a video of the solution.
  9. What a total mess. No one comes out well. I just wish WS had stuck to the recommendation of their own selection committee and chosen the Aero 7 for the 2024 Olympics. I bet WS also wish they had done that now as well. My only hope in all this would be that whatever 'Laser' finally gets traction it has a mainsheet that does not get stuck around the traveller every other time I gybe. I have watched Shirley's video flick numerous times and still haven't mastered it.
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    How about a The Ocean Race thread?

    The TOR peeps were paid handsomely by Volvo to take over a race that Volvo were desperate to dump after losing loads of money in recent years building boats and subsiding teams and even paying some. If there is any Volvo or Spanish govt money left they should take to the hills and enjoy. Now it is finally dead surely. Though not sure if Mr&Mrs McIntyre are the best people to step in to fill the void.
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    Well that's that then. Goodbye SGP.. San Francisco cancelled. Ticket purchasers for the canceled event will be automatically refunded in full no later than May 2.
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    World Sailing in the Red. Where has all the money gone?

    I wonder if TE has had a personal apology from the President for sending a forgery.
  13. winchfodder

    World Sailing in the Red. Where has all the money gone?

    Just read the President's latest newsletter. Funny no mention of forging the signatures of two of his VP's!
  14. And reports that LR bow has just ripped off by the forestay So hardly likely to be ready to race in April.
  15. No way Cagliari is going ahead now. The whole ACWS event programme must be in jeopardy. Portsmouth probably going as well. ETNZ best ship their boat straight home. AM stay where they are until shipping to NZ. LR and INEOS are in the best position as they can 'accidentally' get on with illegal hook ups. I guess ETNZ could carry onto Cagliari and either try and keep the other two honest, or even play the hook up game themselves. Though that would be stupid of the challengers to help ETNZ unless they are very insecure with their progress. Equally ETNZ might not want to give too much away. Impasse!