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    Fastnet 2019

    Think she had a new rig after losing the original. Possibly a sprit change but not sure how much these were actually changed from the original spec.
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    New imoca boats

    From discussions about the old IACC boats rigging load alarms become targets. The rigs design probably needs assessing and any design changes fed into the class as the OD rig. If foils are here to stay most boats will have them, older designs can still grandfather their old rigs? Power generation is still primarily the diesel engines, though HB will have an electric motor this time I think so it will be interesting to see how they deal with generation.
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    Spindrift 2 Jules Verne 2018

    Yep on the way to Ushant. Not showing on the tracker yet though
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    Spindrift 2 Jules Verne 2018

    Is there a tracker?
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    Schock 40 - shockingly easy and fun.

    Looks like Code-0 conditions to me.
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    New imoca boats

    Yeah, the other issue with battery is there isn't the added effect of warmth from the engine. Going to need to pack a few extra layers to keep warm!
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    New imoca boats

    How does that hollow in the fore deck drain? Fine it will eventually heel and therefore flow out but in the southern ocean that area will be pretty much full of water. Cool boat though, Its a development of hugo boss boat wise but the foils are more of the b'pop school of thought with a lot of lift gained from the tip area (after the curve). At least thats what it looks like to me.
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    New imoca boats

    Interesting, trying to see if they are like Alex's design of foils or the other boats. Anyone have anymore information?
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    Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland race

    looks like Sam Good child is off to fix something and i can see 5 others either in port or going in the wrong direction. Didn't think the conditions were that bad!
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    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?
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Vendee Globe 2016?

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