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  1. yl75

    Route du Rhum 2018

    But apparently he crashed at 6 knts and not 18 as said before , but still .. (forgot where I read/heard that)
  2. yl75

    Route du Rhum 2018

    Yes I think Riou had two wind instruments, but both installed at the mast head and he said somehow both got fried perhaps by ightning strike. He didn't say whether he went up to try to fix them, and was wondering if they had a spare inside. Or could they have something like a "cv7" ( http://www.lcjcapteurs.com/product/cv7-c/ ) that could be installed on the back of the boat, kept inside but tested and configured in place before the start. For sure wouldn't be as efficient as at the top of the mast, but this is such a critical point.
  3. yl75

    Route du Rhum 2018

    Sharp lost his main AP and wind instruments, or just the AP ? Riou losing his wind instruments on the second night is really what killed his race, and when you replay the race from the start, you can understand him being "pissed". But I don't understand why they couldn't have a spare that could be installed even if not top of the mast and much less accurate.
  4. yl75

    Route du Rhum 2018

    Riou arrival interview was quite intense and interesting, and he was truly exhausted.
  5. yl75

    Route du Rhum 2018

    Yes or from Val d'Oise, commencé en dériveur à Conflans St Honorine, mais son père avait un bateau en Bretagne aussi : http://www.smacourseaularge.com/paul-meilhat/
  6. yl75

    Route du Rhum 2018

    Yes sure, whatever ...
  7. yl75

    Route du Rhum 2018

    Not really, Meilhat didn't light up his security flares at the arrival as is the tradition, and was clear on Alex leading the whole race. But then it is sport, a bit like somebody winning a major tennis final when the opponent got an injury. Plus Meilhat doesn't have a financed VG program right now, don't see why he wouldn't consider he has won when he has won, and his concern is getting a VG program. Moreover Alex didn't "chose" to be withdrawn, he got the penalty from an international jury after having crashed on an island and used his engine.
  8. yl75

    Route du Rhum 2018

    Yes he must finish before 8:10 and current ETA is 7:50 (French time), so Alex still has a chance for the podium
  9. yl75

    Route du Rhum 2018

    Meilhat arrival live
  10. yl75

    Route du Rhum 2018

    Gabart interview after Alex arrival : https://voilesetvoiliers.ouest-france.fr/course-au-large/route-du-rhum/video-gabart-reagit-a-l-arrivee-de-thomson-7a36558a-e9b4-11e8-bae5-1f05d1b3deb7 He is saying that he wouldn't have liked to be part of the jury on this one, really tough decision to take, and also that Alex has been quite lucky in his unlunckyness, as he could have lost his boat completely on this one. Also reminding that Meilhat's boat is his previous boat, and the one on which he won the 2014 RdR (and 2012 VG), so it could be the first mono to win 2 RdR in a row.
  11. yl75

    Route du Rhum 2018

    However the point of knowing whether the RO tried to contact him or not is valid, even though if he didn't hear his alarms, he probably wouldn't have heard the phone either.
  12. yl75

    Route du Rhum 2018

    I wonder to what extend HB(as a sponsor) is pissed about Alex or not ...
  13. yl75

    Route du Rhum 2018

    Why did he report having a broken foil when it is not the case ? Communication issue ?
  14. yl75

    Route du Rhum 2018

    When looking at Armel Tripon arrival : https://www.facebook.com/routedurhum.officiel/videos/359252631317655/ understand Gabart when he was saying he was dreaming of a close arrival between two ultims in full flying mode, no power boat would have been able to keep up!
  15. yl75

    Route du Rhum 2018

    Alex got tangled in a fishing trap line but got it out, from canal 10 fb page : https://www.facebook.com/pg/canal-10-106879605998916/posts/?ref=page_internal (and some new vids)