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  1. Team Actual west-ward tour

    Back to Team Actual: No hope to recover the trimaran, but Actual is firmly engaged to participate in the December 2019 Ultim race. https://www.teamactual.eu/actualites/actual-fermement-engage-sein-collectif-ultim/
  2. Spindrift 2 Jules Verne 2017

    After Gabart record this must be frustrating !
  3. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    But he found a bride in the meantime
  4. Team Actual west-ward tour

    Rebuild, maybe not, but the floats, and the hull maybe could have some use.
  5. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    42 was indeed the answer. Amazing to make it in his first try.
  6. Actual Ultim actually lost

    Coville also did many great things. It's not cursed at all.
  7. bi-directional Proa

    Small coral atolls have wood shortage too. "The Ninigo islanders have to make their canoes completely out of driftwood, logs sent swirling down the rivers of the mainland 200 miles away then carried by the wind and tides to the islands." http://blog.mailasail.com/lochmarin/423 "Do you make many was?" Jim asks. "No. I have to wait for the right type of driftwood to wash up on the beach." "How often does one come?" "About every two years. Sometimes longer. So I wait." http://www.tenayatravels.com/Latest Update 2013 9 September 4.html
  8. bi-directional Proa

    No crowded waters did help too with that choice, I would think.
  9. bi-directional Proa

    My favourite too In some places it was the other way around: a twisted rope in the centre keeping all the wooden bits together. There are more, almost every conceivable way, in http://www.cherini.eu/etnografia/Oceania/Oceania.html
  10. bi-directional Proa

    On tensegrity: Partially, yes, but you want a log, not a string, to be the lower part of the structure, so no pure tensegrity structure to connect the ama to the vaka if the connection must be out of the water. Actually, the marshallesse system substitutes the tetrahedron with a rope under tension There are other examples from traditional pacific lashing systems:
  11. Team Actual west-ward tour

    Joyon capsized once at the start of a North Atlantic record attempt, but he didn't have any problems with the boat that I remember. I know of no reason to blame the accident of Guo Chuan on the boat. Coville did 2 round the world record attempts, each one in about 2 months, slower than Joyon but actually faster over real distance sailed. He bumped against things and almost capsized at the start of one of those. Material fatigue or wear over the years do seem quite plausible to me.
  12. bi-directional Proa

    The 2 extra beams would help keeping the ama parallel to the vaka, I think. Should be lighter than a very beefy central aka.
  13. Team Actual west-ward tour

    I assume the Chilean Navy were well aware of the record attempt, but still the reaction time have been superb. The amas start up in opposite sides of the main hull, and are linked to it no only by the cross-beams, but also by a lot of other stuff: net, rudder links and foils lines to get them up and down are just the more obvious. I find very normal that they are still on the corresponding sides even after the beams broke and the boat capsizes.
  14. bi-directional Proa

    3 beams, central one with tetrahedron and either torsion on the beam or tetrahedron axle; and the other 2 curved and flexible and it's a minimal marshallese-like system.
  15. Team Actual west-ward tour

    Bad news, he's OK, but one of the crossbeans broke and Actual capsized. https://www.teamactual.eu/actualites/flash-info-3/