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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

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      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

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  1. Will Big Brøderna stop to give a beer to Heart of Gold as they pass? Only seems sporting. Why did Freya go so far inside? Seems crazy. Go Nomadica!
  2. There's a wind reporting station close to KMIYK that is showing 20 mph, so I think that's likely why they are taking the longer route
  3. Yes, you're right, east of Duke Island. The split seems to be paying for the Nacra, sticking close to shore seems fast. It is amazing that the Wild Ones are doing so well, still having fun too. They have really put their big sail inventory to good use.
  4. 15 miles of separation between KMIYK and WCWO. It is interesting that KMIYK split rather than cover. They may be looking for flat water, since they are going in close to shore. I did the same on a Hobie 18 in leg 1 and found it really helps comparatively to the larger boats in light winds. Not sure why they are going west of Duke's Island though.
  5. Live feed needs to tether to cruise ship to get us this story, hard to miss! I sailed leg 1 with these boats, and sailed the start with them, corinthian efforts all around.
  6. Almost to shore in Capetown, Mex is right, she has it sorted.
  7. I think with Conrad's finish that made this VG edition have the most finishers ever. Also, the rate of failure was lower than in the past, even with some retirement being less than required, as discussed in this (long) thread. Could the OD elements (keel and rig) be helping here?
  8. Good to see the old Funnel Web sailing in top form again. Thanks for posting about it. Like others, I was not familiar with this sort of down under record, interesting challenge. It seems to be a bit late in the year to be setting out? Nice of Forss to make another tracker for this one.
  9. The first time Nandor completed the Vendee, he finished in 128 days and the winner (Gautier) did the lap in 110 days. So he has bested his first time, in 1992-93, by around 35 days, a pretty substantial margin. In 2000-01, this time would have been second, ahead of Ellen MacArthur. From that perspective, he's definitely winning.
  10. Crazy record, 3.3 nm left
  11. They're routing closer to land to achieve better sea state, allowing them to go faster. I don't think Joyon even wants to go that fast but to do otherwise would mean falling off the low and losing half a day, which isn't acceptable when they *can* speed up and stay with it. They may be faster going north from the equator than they were start to the equator, when they pick their window, quite unusual. Some will say luck, but there's a really fast boat and really good sailors. I'm glad Clean is putting the effort on the front page, but Joyon remains virtually unknown in the English speaking world.
  12. Agree with LeoV, very unusual. It is often said that West is best for the doldrums but that doesn't mean west of Recife. It's looking pretty slow ahead to get North, even if the boat remains fast, extending the time to the equator crossing by some margin. With negative VMG, for the last 7 hours since the jibes started, IDEC has made no progress to the finish, with distance to finish back at the 3485 it was before the first jibe. They continue to travel over 20 knots though
  13. Yes, thanks to Laurent and Fralo for working together! It is particularly good for me to read in French, then get Laurent's translation to fill in the gaps. Excellent. Im sure I'm not the only one in that position. Thanks. This South Atlantic is turning out pretty well for Joyon and crew! It seems the short mast, light option continues to prove itself, at least with this group of talent sailing.
  14. It does keep going Bilan jour 16 - distance en 24h : 856 mn - moyenne : 35.67 nds - reste : 13 455 mn - avance : 180.70 mn Bilan jour 17 - distance en 24h : 803.90 mn - moyenne : 33.50 nds - reste : 12 809 mn - avance : 446.60 mn Bilan jour 18 - distance en 24h : 716.70 mn - moyenne : 29.86 nds - reste : 12 146.40 mn - avance : 725.40 mn Bilan jour 19 - distance en 24h : 816.90 mn - moyenne : 34.04 nds - reste : 11 433 mn - avance : 1 059.60 mn Bilan jour 20 - distance en 24h : 801.50 mn - moyenne : 33.40 nds - reste : 10 793.30 mn - avance : 1 028.40 mn That's 8 days over 800 miles, out of 9 days in the Southern Ocean. BPV had one day over 800 in its record run, not sure about the Spindrift 2 attempts (yes, the same boat but lighter)? IDEC Sport was obligated to sail that fast to stay with the low. The current transition only required 800 mile days rather than 870s, but it too will close out shortly. Is it just luck, or can we say IDEC is faster? Nice "mouette" on the gybe(s) (five is straight out - unless they need to chase the low). Back to VMG sailing so "avance" will rise again. I hope they can miss all the ice without the gybe fest that was Coville's entry into the south on his record run.