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  1. tama_manu

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Thanks Laurent for excellent translation, as usual. I tried auto-translate for the first time, initially it started in French which helped me a little with my marginally functional French, then switched to English and it was so bad it was worse than nothing - would probably be funny if I did understand but really so inaccurate. Sam's French is clearer to me than others, perhaps as Laurent said, because of her vague English accent. I am struck how calm Sam is compared to the others who have such damage. She is so professional, clear and effective. Definitely deserving of her award that Stief just posted about.
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    Jules Verne Trophy 2020

    Now starting to pass through the back of the Vendee fleet, as the sun is rising, 6 boats coming up while averaging 30 knots for the last 4 hours. Wish we had the combined tracker again this time!
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Here's a list of UFO (or OFNI or one identified object) incidents so far to help keep this straight: Nov 11, Charal turns around to repair at Vendee after UFO incident Nov 24, LinkedOut reports damaged foil, cuts section, was it UFO (Rouillard reported loud noise but not impact)? Nov 27, PRB breaks in half, was any UFO involved? Nov 28, Hugo Boss reports strike with fishing gear damaged rudder beyond repair Dec 2, Arkea-Paprec reports UFO damage to foil Dec 2, Initiatives – Coeur reports UFO damage Only one or two boats abandoned so far due to damage, depending on how to count PRB, but incidents with Charal and Boss make a major change to the race. And the problem with LinkedOut is a big factor now too. Now, I'll bet there's errors here, bring on the corrections SA.
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    Jules Verne Trophy 2020

    Great videos. It looks like Charal is coming up soon on Sodebo's bow right now, but the big trimaran is heading about 10 degrees further downwind, so unless the boats change course this first crossing may not be so close. 29 more chances though.
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Waaay up thread you can find https://exocet.cloud/grafana/d/bsbc_5MGz/malizia-public-dashboard?orgId=15&from=now-24h&to=now&theme=dark&kiosk Edit - not Capt Ron beat me to it.
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Certainly looks like Boris is back sailing again with loads returning to the runners and the boat is moving at 20 knots in most recent data. Not sure what time stamp Boris is using, is that UTC? Interesting that this "raw" data comes automatically, it could be that good news is coming if he's actually released.
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Now that Bestaven has arrived, JLC would want to give him room to pick up Escoffier. Deck spreader damage has caused problems before.
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    Jules Verne Trophy 2020

    We are not worthy! Thank you for explaining!
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Maybe Boris is getting the Greta bounce! Certainly doing well now, great to see.
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    Jules Verne Trophy 2020

    Yeah, we need a Fralo tracker, come back please! Crazy to have two maps with going the same way, both showing Joyon but not the other boat on the water. First world problems fer sure!
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Extraordinary transparency compared to AT's broken foil coverage, where this board was rampant with speculation about the extent of the damage. Quite a change in approach, along with Alex saying "keep watching", I guess he's going explain the entire repair and results. Really too bad about the breakage and ~400 mile loss, but the loads from sailing on foils are relatively new, bleeding edge keeps things interesting.
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    Francis Joyon IDEC Asian tour

    No surprise that they are in "survival mode" now, that sea state must be horrendous. FJ has said before that stress is the harmony of a trimaran (or words to that effect), that saying must be playing out now. That boat must be quite well built! https://www.mysailing.com.au/offshore/idec-sport-expected-in-london-on-wednesday
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    Francis Joyon IDEC Asian tour

    Lots of jibes this evening and the forecast on the doldrums is still looking pretty grim, the naviguesser(s) must be sweating. Yet that last news from the team still confidently projects arriving home in 12 days. That image reminds me of the horse latitudes, though modern routing seems to have more or less tamed those
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    Sailing from LA to SF, Solo w/ Little Experience

    Check out the thread for Three Bridge Fiasco, link below. Hard to get in that race last minute since people register as single handed or double handed. Someone is looking for crew right now though. Yes there are beer can races, see Latitude 38 magazine (on line) to see where. The closest authorized camping is in Marin, or Half Moon Bay, you will see thousands of tents everywhere though.
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    Lusting on Yachtworld

    Interesting crossing of the Drake passage - crazy to take that on with a beach cat. Six guys just rowed across, which is also nuts, though the rowers had a chase boat, didn't see one for the beach cat: https://apnews.com/733e3eda7d1f318cc8beabd961c424d3