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  1. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    Finally caught another really nice wave. Gonna be a nice ride for 4+? days.
  2. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Hayles said Scally "did a good job of holding on to a big sail last night" and gained them some miles. I wonder what sail combos the 3 trailers are running.
  3. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    I like the kite idea, but with the apparent wind always so far forward, it's tough. Maybe a kite with some assist? A drone on a string?
  4. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    Maybe explains the move north? Looking for flat water vs pressure and shorter distance sailed. Got some 8-10 m seas chasing in a few days.
  5. The Next Boat-----2020

    Stored power management will be interesting. I sure hope they use batteries instead of motors. And it sure seems like grabbing 10 hp or so of hydrogenerator power is reasonable. Maybe just on the downwind legs? For the naysayers, consider the benefits of self righting and the stable configuration, should be extendable to ocean racing and shallow draft access. I wonder how it would scale to a 30 or 40 footer?
  6. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Looks like the glitch provides next to last data point, but maybe a straight line from stealth to the ghost. If it's accurate, BR is 20 nm back and 25 to leeward, close to dead even with Map.
  7. Gitana Maxi 17

    IIRC the Gitana failure was force down on the foil generated by a large wave, not normal lifting force. Could be a contributory issue in this case also? Gotta be some huge "wrong way" forces on these foils in big seas.
  8. Giant Trimarans - A design question.

    And carry a big enough stick to grab the best wind, especially in large swells. And fly high enough to stay above the seas as much as possible.
  9. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    Sure be nice to have a full time guardian angel drone watching for growlers. And with the budget they're running, you could imagine a fully automatic system doing that. I wonder if there are image processing tricks to pick up the ice / grab the temp threshold with infrared? If so, this "hybrid drone" from my alma mater could provide 6x flight time. Betcha we see something like this soon for the Ultims. http://advantage.oregonstate.edu/feature-story/longer-flight-time-new-hybrid-drone-could-help-save-lives
  10. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    The tracker glitch shows BR ~25 nm to leeward and 30 nm behind, while DF is 30, and DF 40.
  11. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    Banging the corners, looking for pressure.
  12. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    48 hour fcst makes north side of the course look favored. Dee and Witty may have a passing lane.
  13. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Dee and Scally betting pink slips
  14. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Good tactical call by DF, cross AZ and cover. Fucking dinghy racing in the mid ocean. Amazing
  15. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Dee and Scally will be swallowed by that hole and should gybe now or might just get dropped