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  1. Hi team I am seeking guidance on access to sailing boats in May, in Fort Lauderdale next year. I want to be able to give a corporate group a team building experience based around sailing, (match racing or fleet racing) and am trying to work out what is available in the way of boats. The group will likely total 60. I envisage rotating groups through creating a whole day activity with racing. I appreciate any input.
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    VOR Leg 1 Alicante to Lisbon

    There is a big gouge in the bulb
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    VOR 2017-18

    http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/sponsors/101_Spinlock.html New life jacket
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    VOR 2017-18

    Tracker only updating every 6 hours as it is just being tested. Stealth mode is an option the teams will have during the race so they can execute a split or different strategy without everyone following. Brought in to create separation and add to the race.
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    VOR 2017-18

    http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/video/9768_-We-had-a-lot-of-fun-.html I note in the fun video, there is a hard edit at 1.12min mark. At that point I think the camera is panning back on board from looking over the stern where TTTOP have just passed Scally.. I wonder if the cut was there because some comments were made between the boats? For a prize off Teaky's desk, what do you reckon would have been said as TTTOP passsed Scally and who would have said it
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    VOR 2017-18

    I think I have worked out who you are Miffy!!
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    VOR 2017-18

    Wrong and wrong.
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    The VX Evo

    I have been thinking about this boat quite a bit. I have met Brian a few times and he is very smart as demonstrated by the VX one. He got everything just about spot on with that boat and it is certainly one of the best boats I have tested. Having tested and sailed all the modern skiff single handers, I think for the EVO to work it needs a few things. First the non-trapezing dinghies are better to sail. They are more involving - you can reach and adjust the strings with pressure changes. When on trap you sort of just hang on and ride it out. Non-trapezing are better tactically as well and therefore more fun in the long run. To get the leverage of the trapeze you can just have a bit of a wing to allow the helmsman to sit further out. Give the boat a bit of freeboard so different hiking styles can be employed. Make it light and easily handled. The RS Aero is a revelation on this front. I would have a stayed rig. This would allow the boat to suit a large range of sailors as they could tune their mast bend to suit. It should also mean a lighter rig and prevent the Finn scenario where you have to spend a fortune to find the right mast. And critically, it has to be value for money. The VX one nailed this, the RS Aero nailed this and as a result they have been very successful. Oh and if it could have that amazing downhill feel and speed the VX One has that would be awesome.
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    rs aero

    Will pass that on to a bunch of guys I know who might be keen.
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    rs aero

    More than what the aero will cost I reckon mate. Point well made.
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    rs aero

    Looking at it from another angle - if almost everyone you saw was sailing designs made in the '70s, maybe it indicates that those boats still work very, very well? The Aero does look very nice, though. Not really mate, its more about what everyone else is sailing I think and YA's focus on Olympic classes. Where I think this could be successful is older people who don't want to go to the Olympics in the laser and don't want to pull a finn up the beach at the end of the day. I don't know if it will take off, but I like it so far and I have always preferred Luca's stuff to RS's. Also I am not anti old boats. My favourite design still, is over 50 years old.
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    rs aero

    I was coaching the other day and at the end of the day watching everyone pull their boats out, I noted there was one boat built after the 70's. The rest were before. Lasers Finns, Etchells... There are vast improvements that can be made to each of these, so maybe its time. I got approached by some sailors, they have a group of 7 they all had big boats and struggled with crew and they had decided were all going to get lasers. I suggested they would be much happier with a bunch of these or the Dzero. If RS want a video done, send me a boat, I am willing to help.
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    Great name!! Need someone to build another one in the fleet and call it Dazza!!
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    Are you serious dude???!!! Did the idiot on the big boat think about rounding up and stopping his boat? 5 min's, shit!