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  1. yl75

    Francis Joyon IDEC Asian tour

    Very near Tower Bridge
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    Francis Joyon IDEC Asian tour

    Done : Nice light and weather for this arrival!
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    Francis Joyon IDEC Asian tour

    4nm to go ! : Don't know if there is a live somewhere They will be live on FB and Instagram after the arrival : Playing it safe for the arrival : two reefs, staysail : (must all make all those tacks easier) Btw at the time of the clippers, were they towed in the narrow part of the eastuary ? Where was the actual harbour ?
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    Francis Joyon IDEC Asian tour

    Indeed, and in fact it was quite close for them missing the train after the Azores high, very close.
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    Francis Joyon IDEC Asian tour

    Impressive (or lucky) finish : And it will probably continue till the end.
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    Francis Joyon IDEC Asian tour

    Not very lucky with this Azores high, it got more complicated and moved, but should still be ok afterwards.
  7. My understanding is that he never "applied", but I think I remember somebody saying/writing they were not opposed to it at all. Edit : Maybe it's not that clear, in below interview, Alex is saying that he was refused to come to the last training for the last VG, but if he had ask to do all them most probably he would have been accepted .. https://www.ouest-france.fr/route-du-rhum/route-du-rhum-alex-thomson-les-gars-de-bretagne-sont-les-meilleurs-du-monde-6041350
  8. It seems to be that one thing that AT could have done and didn't is to join the "training camp" in Port Laforet, but that would have meant relocating the team if not choosing another yard. But about long solo sessions, it is much more related to the planning and circumstances (breaking the boat in last TJV), which also happened with the previous one. Otherwise he for sure had some in his plans, and probably still has.
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    Francis Joyon IDEC Asian tour

    Yes the North Atlantic looks quite good, elongated thin Azores high, and then should go fast up to London
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    Francis Joyon IDEC Asian tour

    There is a way to go back in time on windy ?
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    Francis Joyon IDEC Asian tour

    Thanks a lot for that link, good to know
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    Francis Joyon IDEC Asian tour

    In fact the situation was quite typical : https://maserati.soldini.it/hong-kong-london-towards-sierra-leone-between-squalls-and-dead-calms/ https://maserati.soldini.it/hong-kong-london-taking-off-dakar/ https://maserati.soldini.it/hong-kong-london-maserati-multi-70-is-1786-miles-away-from-london/ They were quite fast upwind !
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    Francis Joyon IDEC Asian tour

    Soldini had some great days, along Mauritania Morocco coast, really wonder what was the weather pattern then, anyway to know ?
  14. yl75

    Ultime / G-Class Development

    Very interesting (and long) interview of Pascal Bidegorry below : https://www.tipandshaft.com/podcast/ About his whole sailing story (he started quite late at 16 or 17, before that much more into mountain/skiing and rugby, and being Basque in a Britanny world wasn't that easy), and especially regarding the maxi BP episode : they had many structural issues with it (couldn't tell anything about it at the time), for instance they had to replace the nomex core and inner skins and both floats and rear part of the main hull, got the transat record (still standing), then the two unsuncessfull JV seasons (the structural issues took a big part in them), and he indeed took a big hit when he had to leave the program (he is saying he wasn't really fired, not very clear). Also a lot about the money/sponsoring aspects of the whole thing. He is currently planning to buy the current Macif.