yl75

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  1. Opening this thread to follow Spindrift 2 Jules Verne 2018 attempt, they are in stand by since the 5. Maybe an opportunity around Monday ? (nothing tremendous though)
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    Spindrift 2 Jules Verne 2018

    They just left to Brest : from twitter (not sure why but the copy link to tweet doesn't work anymore for me) and indeed they don't appear on the cam anymore . Not sure what window they are targeting however ? (or not yet targeting any)
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    New imoca boats

    In fact wanted to put that in the Ultim thread, but regarding the Banque pop VG skipper, I think it could be Meilhat
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    New imoca boats

    According to Ouest France, Banque Populaire will build another Ultim, and they will also have a VG entry with an existing boat and a skipper that will not be Armel : https://www.ouest-france.fr/sport/voile/salon-nautique-echos-des-pontons-parisiens-6117655 And Brest Oceans will be officialy rescheduled, new date not defined yet 2021 or 23 : https://us12.campaign-archive.com/?u=1e692787e2c4cc3370813fca1&id=997995776d
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    Ultime / G-Class Development

    but It's another environment!
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    He broke his forestay, had tor repair
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Fight between Guyader and de Broc for the finish now.
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Looks like Mark is heading for some serious weather around the Horn, less lucky than Jean-Luc on this one.
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Thanks, missed the video at first sight
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    An article about Arkema being found right side up : https://voilesetvoiliers.ouest-france.fr/course-au-large/route-du-rhum/route-du-rhum-arkema-en-guadeloupe-le-mystere-reste-entier-68923d8a-f288-11e8-9895-c99ba8309e6b?connection=true They really don't understand how it can have happened, plus the center hull has been damaged, one hypothesis being somebody has turned it up and then gave up !
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    New imoca boats

    Could Phil Sharp be the one buying HB ?
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Holy shit ...
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Wow, the center hull is broken too
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    Ultime / G-Class Development

    Yes, also the news on Banque pop site :/ : https://www.voile.banquepopulaire.fr/news/le-remorqueur-du-maxi-banque-populaire-ix-est-arrive-vigo They will still sent it back to Lorient
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Yes or even the day before , and I wonder when his top of the mast wind sensor broke, hopefully he had the one to be put at the back, for Riou it would have totally changed his race if he had such a thing.
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Richomme arrival live (fb) :
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Quite impressive Damien Seguin (born with only one hand, and who has several paralympics medals) :
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    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)
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    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.
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    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.
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Riou arrival interview was quite intense and interesting, and he was truly exhausted.
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    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/
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Yes sure, whatever ...
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    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.
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    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