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  1. Gitana Maxi 17

    And the fact that at no point does his design have a negative angle. I am struggling to see the similarities. Anyway moving on this looks like one hell of a boat, guessing they get to use a fully closed loop controller to enable steady flight? Wonder how much power this consumes? is it passive or active?
  2. Rolex Fastnet Race 2017

    Cause it was designed for the VG and its predominantly a downwind race. Dali foils don't resist the sideways force as much as straight foils on the older boats. I also suspect her configuration of foils is even worse then the other dali foils for upwind work but I'm not a marine architect so don't hold me to that.
  3. Team UK

    They can be very good. However its hardly new technology, been offered to people with hearing nerve damage for years. the sound transmits though the bone to the other ear. Plus as mentioned before its in a lot of hearing tests. Would rather they got faster then pushed this stuff.
  4. Maserati Foiling

    And yet it lost. Interesting that....
  5. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Nice to see Alan in today, considering the scare he had in the southern ocean i have big respect for that guy.
  6. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Conrad really has had a tough time. I really hope he can get a jury rig and still finish.
  7. invisible hand

    Yeah I was wondering this too. does anyone know the difference between a pac 52 and tp52?
  8. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Loius Isn't far away now, next one in Nice to see everyone is heading back, guess the next interesting part will be the gaggle of boats from 9th place to 15th.
  9. Vendee Globe 2016?

    I think one thing is that Thompson has proved himself capable again. Even though he didn't train with the french, and did his own thing. Its an improvement on his last position and this time he wasn't gifted it. Not that i think at all he didn't deserve 3rd last time, he did however benefit from another persons miss fortune. He has won a lot of fans in france too! This time he went and pushed for first the whole way round and gave us a hell of a story. I have fully enjoyed watching all the video's and feeds. Big kudos to all the sailors in this edition, and hats of to ALC for eventually (hopefully) sealing a 1st place. You deserve it.
  10. Vendee Globe 2016?

    I thought in that video he sounded much more strained then ALC. ALC will know exactly where Thompson is anyway because of the tracker. Really enjoyed following this edition though, plenty more stories to be told yet too!
  11. Vendee Globe 2016?

    he is so lucky that ship is there, considering the normal for that area is the odd asian long liner if your lucky. FYI its a research vessel. http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:175607/mmsi:227235000/imo:9050814/vessel:MARION_DUFRESNE
  12. Vendee Globe 2016?

    That makes my heart sink. edit for english people. http://www.vendeeglobe.org/en/news/16889/huge-concern-for-the-skipper-kito-de-pavant "Contacted by telephone, Kito de Pavant declared, “I hit something hard with the keel. It was a violent shock and the boat came to a standstill. The rear bearings of the keel were ripped off and the keel is hanging under the boat kept in place simply by the keel ram, which is in the process of cutting through the hull... The keel housing has been destroyed and there is a huge ingress of water there, but for the moment, it is limited to the engine compartment. I currently have forty knots of wind and 5-6m high waves. The boat is stopped. I brought down the mainsail so that she is heeling less. The situation has been stabilised for the moment. I have my survival kit alongside me. Someone is going to have to come and get me. I am trying to contact the Marion Dufresne to ask them to come here.” The Vendée Globe Race Directors immediately alerted the MRCC (Maritime Rescue Coordination Center) Gris Nez to inform them of the damage and to organise the rescue. The rescue centre has been in contact with the Marion Dufresne, which is currently 110 miles north of Kito de Pavant’s location to the north of the Crozet Islands. The Marion Dufresne is expected to reach the area in around ten hours. More information later today."
  13. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Did anyone else see the helo vid of Beyou? Looks like hes got his gennaker stuck. Its furled but he needs to go up the mast to get it down. This explains why hes heading a bit more north as he wants to avoid that big depression heading in. Plus he has lost his "fleet" (not sure what this is) but from what i gather is where he gets his weather information.
  14. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Looks that way, though I think its more the fact he cut the corner. Maybe Armel was caught napping!
  15. Vendee Globe 2016?

    don't forget the weight of the hull loaded is part of the rig calculation? I assume they get given a total weight of equipment your allowed to take and they base their decisions from there?