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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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  1. VOR 2017-18

    Want to expand on that statement?
  2. VOR Leg 1 Alicante to Lisbon

    It's that time again chaps. Goodbye to sleep
  3. J70, cheating and pros

    Amazing- to jog my memory, what was the final outcome for Mr. Greenwald's blatant cheating a few years back?
  4. VOR 2017-18

    I agree with you- but one order of magnitude? I struggle to believe Conrad had ten times the generating power on board his boat. Twice maybe.
  5. The Bridge: ultims vs Queen Mary 2

    I can imagine IDEC hates these light conditions
  6. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Seb is an absolutely class act- I really enjoyed his race, and that speech at the end demonstrates it perfectly. Wonder if FaceOcean will finally be put into retirement or does she have one more adventure left in her?
  7. Vendee Globe 2016?

    "She was fastest on the fleet" is not as silly as it sounds in the breeze band this race was. I hope the Dutchman donors it to someone young, keen, talented but has no money who can prove exactly that...It has after all still got the shrink-wrap on it after this cruise. What do you mean by that Jack? Is No Way Back optimised for different breeze than the other foilers?
  8. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Seb doing 15 knots over the ground now- don't think I ever saw Pieter hit that! He's making the old girl fly at the moment
  9. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Fair play to the guy for finishing. A lap of the planet is the lap of the planet regardless. If the guy lawyers up as he was saying he would, I will not be very impressed. Sebastian just has to bring her home now.
  10. Vendee Globe 2016?

    10000% agree. I don't like the whinging that has accompanied him around- the fact that Seb was right on his tail until Australia says enough. Seb has been very entertaining the whole way round, and in fairness to the guy has been keeping a decent pace. Pulling hard for him.
  11. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Christ I hope he's not broke. With the moaning that dude was doing about his autopilot issues I'd hate to see how he'd react to a big break this close to the end.
  12. Vendee Globe 2016?

    I was disappointed in the way seb Josse pulled the pin. I don't know how significant the damage was but he seemed to pull the plug as soon as he felt he was not going to be competitive. Alex thomson carried on with similar damage? Vincent riou showed what a legend he is. Mike As far as I remember, Josse's damage was far more severe than Alex's, with structural damage to the boat itself, not only the foil. Continuing was never going to be an option for him.
  13. Vendee Globe 2016?

    I am in awe of Rich. Didn't follow him too much during the race, wish I had now. The facebook live feed in the studio after he finished was fantastic, even inspirational. I love how into the educational program he was running he is, and he said something that I think sums up his attitude more than anything: When asked how he felt about being the oldest sailor in the race, he replied with something like "If you still have the ability to do something, I feel you have an obligation to". He also said he felt a bit of a fraud getting all the attention as the oldest as Nandor was less than a year younger than him and finished almost 2 weeks before. What a man.
  14. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Delighted for Arnaud to finish. Great guy with a pretty inspiring story IIRC