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  1. yl75

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Alex raw video is still (or back) on dailymotion :
  2. yl75

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Just a small remark , it's "l'occitane" not "l'occident" , "occitane" meaning more or less "south" in French, from when there was two main group of languages, "langue d'oc" or "occitan" in the south, and "langue d'oïl" in the north. (whereas "occident" means the "western world", like in English)
  3. yl75

    Vendee Globe 2020

    You have to click on the little rectangle icon (on the bottom right above) to activate the subtitles, and then on wheel/settings icon right of the rectangle to select the target language.
  4. yl75

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Another tour of the boats by David Sineau, Sam Davies team manager, the automatic English subtitles seem to work quite well on this one :
  5. yl75

    Vendee Globe 2020

    What was the situation exactly ? Who were these guests ? Journalists or not only ? How many ? And c'était en français je suppose, right ? Overall I'm not very convinced regarding the critics of Alex cockpit although maybe true for the blind spots The fences on a third of HB foils is quite some news also. And did Arkea had its two foils ? By the way, the Alex "raw" video has been taken out of youtube (or made private)
  6. yl75

    Vendee Globe 2020

    I'm not so sure about the access facility aspect between cockpit and front of the boat, is it really easier/quicker on Charal than HB ?
  7. yl75

    Vendee Globe 2020

    MMSI numbers for all the boats in attached files, credit to @courtox56 on hisse-et-oh forum. Note : error on Troussel first name (Nicolas and not Thomas) mmsi pdf.pdf mmsivg.xls
  8. yl75

    Vendee Globe 2020

    video tour of the pontoons with all the boats :
  9. yl75

    Vendee Globe 2020

    That cockpit set up is obviously the way to go
  10. yl75

    Vendee Globe 2020

    I still think they could be at least half smaller without any loss of quality images (but maybe that wide angle vid make them look really big also)
  11. yl75

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Parlier and VDH discussing in front of HB : By he way, these Raymarine of Flir Cameras are really big!, couldn't they be much smaller with today's tech ? And about Alex and the skippers pic, he was on the pontoons 3 hours after apparently. (anyway, don't think they will be fined)
  12. yl75

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Corum cockpit visit :
  13. yl75

    Vendee Globe 2020

    My bet : Linkedout HB Apivia
  14. yl75

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Alex and Boris may be fined 10K € each for not having been there at the opening day of the village and on the "skippers picture" (and they both announced they didn't intended to be there on the skippers private forum, due to covid ) : https://www.letelegramme.fr/voile/vendee-globe/10-000-euros-d-amende-pour-alex-thomson-et-boris-herrmann-20-10-2020-12642750.php
  15. yl75

    Nuclear Sailing

    Indeed they did : 1993 Yellow Pages Simon McKeon AUS Sandy Point, AUS 46.52 kts 2004 Windsurfer Finian Maynard BVI Stes.Maries, FRA 46.82 kts 2005 Windsurfer Finian Maynard BVI Stes.Maries, FRA 48.70 kts 2008 Windsurfer Antoine Albeau FRA Stes.Maries, FRA 49.09 kts 2008 Kite-board Robert Douglas USA Luderitz, NAM 49.84 kts 2008 Kite-board Sebastien Cattelan FRA Luderitz, NAM 50.26 kts 2008 Kite-board Alexandre Caizergues FRA Luderitz, NAM 50.57 kts 2009 Hydroptere Alain Thebault FRA Hyeres, FRA 51.36 kts 2010 Kite-board Alexandre Caizergues FRA Luderitz, NAM 54.10 kts 2010 Kite-board Sebastien Cattalan FRA Luderitz, NAM 55.49 kts 2010 Kite-board Rob Douglas USA Luderitz, NAM 55.65 kts 2012 Vestas Sailrocket 2 Paul Larsen. AUS Walvis Bay NAM 59.23 kts 2012 Vestas Sailrocket 2 Paul Larsen. AUS Walvis Bay NAM 59.37 kts 2012 Vestas Sailrocket 2 Paul Larsen. AUS Walvis Bay NAM 65.45 kts https://www.sailspeedrecords.com/500-metre And Alex Caizergues, part (or lead) of this Syroco project, holds the current kitesurf record at 57.98 kts. note : The current windsurfing record is at 53.27 by Albeau