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  1. yl75

    VOR Leg 9 Newport to Cardiff

    Regarding the fleetbroadband antennas, they now have three (1 FB500 and two 150 or 250 or something), and looking at the pictures, on the previous edition they only had 2. Anybody knows the reason why they added one ? Redundancy ? Security ? More bandwidth ?
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    VOR Leg 9 Newport to Cardiff

    Mine (ok, might be a bit of a wish more than a bet) : 1 : DF 2 : Brunel 3 : MF 4 : Vestas 5 : Akzo 6 : Scally 7 : TTOP
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    Gitana Maxi 17

    Yes there are, in fact the "Ultime class" was not officially a class until recently, but just a "collectif"(group without formal status), it is now formally a class since Feb 15 or something called "Ultim 32/23" (max length, max width), and they have rules, but I could not find them online... (no web site for the class yet apparently) Some rules can be revised every year, some every 4 years. Regarding the foils, a key current rule is that they cannot automate the cant and rake (at least for the main foils), and this is a major point of contention with Gitana team, which I think has already done it, or wants to do it quickly, reason why Gitana Maxi 17 isn't part of the class currently. And this rule is part of the ones that can be revised every four years, see for instance below : https://www.adonnante.com/43940-course-au-large-records-classe-ultim-la-classe-ultime-32-23-enterinee-par-la-ffvoile/ But the collectif already had the rules, so I'm not sure when the "start date" is. Also not sure what classification will be used for the route du Rhum. Regarding the Gitana foils, I couldn't find any picture of the new ones (on the amas), I wonder whether they are very different or not from the previous ones which were quite different from the Banque pop ones for instance.
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    Gitana Maxi 17

    New video from Gitana, they relaunched the boat after the winter refit : They don't say that much, especially no explanation to the foils damage, but they rebuilt them, they also say that they spend around 50% of their time around the appendices in general. Also that the program before the route du rhum will be two transats, one from Cadix to San Salvador, one New York Cap Lizard, not decided yet whether crewed or solo.
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    VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    Amazing, MF are clearly the top team
  6. yl75

    VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    The live button is on now, but of course they don't say when it will start ... Go DF GO !!!
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    VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    Any webcam links out there just to check how dark it is ? Some below : https://www.weatherbug.com/weather-camera/ below ones not working apparently : https://www.beachcamsusa.com/states/ri
  8. yl75

    VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    Holy cr.p, must be tough on the nerves, go DF ,GO !
  9. yl75

    VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    In the last few skeds, BR consistently has better TWS, but less BS than DF, trying to point higher maybe, but still.. Àlthough overall a good thing that's true
  10. yl75

    VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    fan behavior doesn't require any explanation, and indeed the yellow elderlies should get out of the way, that would proper sportsmanship from them.
  11. yl75

    VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    Nah, DF will pass the yellows, and MF will stay put
  12. yl75

    VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    What a crazy mess this arrival .. The routing thingy doesn't even go up to the end, so not betting on either West or East of the exclusion zone.
  13. yl75

    VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    Why did the yellow elderlies cross the front ? Are they noobies or what ?
  14. yl75

    VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    Nice of you, however the yellow elderlies are done with, that's for sure, sorry about that