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  1. yl75

    Spindrift 2 Jules Verne 2018

    But the critical part will be earlier, whether they manage to catch the low off Brazil that we can see on the 22 or not. And looks like they will be a bit late for that one, so will have a hole (elongated st Helena low) to cross
  2. yl75

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Too late now, and west of the the high best route for him anyway it seems (but losing the option). Would be interesting to know which weather knowledge he has exactly
  3. In fact he stopped in Western Australia, after having structural damages : https://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2017/01/05/gaetano-mura-ends-record-attempt/
  4. yl75

    Spindrift 2 Jules Verne 2018

    That would be a bit too much I think, water ? Air bags to secure some places in cases of "crashes" ? By the way what are all the "dotes" on the black part of the rear beam (bottom right of the pic), some kind of padeyes/attachment points ? There are plenty also on the front beams as well, can be seen in one of the pic in below post : http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?/topic/205167-spindrift-2-jules-verne-2018/&do=findComment&comment=6449264
  5. Thanks for bringing this one up, there is no way to have the wind on the tracker ? By the way what did happen to Gaetano Mura attempt (in 2016 I think also on a class 40, forgot ..
  6. yl75

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Looks like Slats will also go West of the high, so basically following VDH route at this poing and will lose his East split. But indeed after the 21st will be tricky with headwind for quite sometime
  7. yl75

    Spindrift 2 Jules Verne 2018

    They should be quite ahead at the equator (or at least at the doldrums), may even beat their own record on this "leg"
  8. yl75

    Spindrift 2 Jules Verne 2018

    Saturday/Sunday looks like doable but not great at all, but next Wednesday looks better (although quite far away at this point) And I hope they will listen this time !!
  9. yl75

    Spindrift 2 Jules Verne 2018

    Ohlala ... Their communication is really minimal, would indeed be nice is they could share some of their analysis. But for sure if we get into another period of big lows with South West all over Biscay like in November, it will be over for this year, whereas this week there could be some suboptimal openings.
  10. yl75

    Spindrift 2 Jules Verne 2018

    From facebook direct message answer (on their page), they are not planning any start this week, a bit strange, nothing exceptional, but it's getting really late ...
  11. yl75

    Spindrift 2 Jules Verne 2018

    Another window is shaping up for Tuesday 8 it seems
  12. yl75

    Spindrift 2 Jules Verne 2018

    So they won't start today ? Nothing exceptional and quite risky along Portugal, but they might regret that one ... Go for it !
  13. yl75

    Spindrift 2 Jules Verne 2018

    Ah yes true, somehow forgot this one. The Wednesday window looks quite managable
  14. yl75

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Which tack put the most stress on VDH rig repair again, port ?
  15. yl75

    Spindrift 2 Jules Verne 2018

    Maybe a window around Wednesday, going close to Portugal, nothing tremendous but ...