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  1. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Vestas seems to be motoring. 2 knots straight upwind.
  2. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Has to be a MOB.
  3. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    WTF?
  4. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Seems like Vestas' reveal and Scally hitting the 200nm will be right about the same time, give or take a few minutes.
  5. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Seems like some big gains coming for DF as they are able to crack off when they get to the bigger and headed breeze. Scally is currently sailing low of the layline with the breeze forward.
  6. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Vestas seem pretty pleased with the last 24 hours. Clearly ahead of DF. But how close to SW? Sounds like they grabbed some nice shifts, so maybe closer than when they went on Stealth. Now we sit on our hands until either VS11 comes off stealth or Scally hits the 200nm to go barrier (and everyone comes off stealth). If I'm not mistaken those will happen very close to same time.
  7. I'd rather have a J37 or J40 for what you are describing. Better upwind performance and better able to handle the extra gear, but not so much different in overall speed. Maybe no difference with all the gear onboard.
  8. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Think it is bad for us... How bad must it be for people like Charlie and Pascal?
  9. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    It's pure fantasy that Dongfeng has skipped 55nm ahead Akzo in just a few hours, while sailing in essentially the same water. I say they come back on within 10nm of Akzo.
  10. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Seems like you are missing a key ingredient. Akzo has shown a propensity to hang onto Dong's transom for dear life. Why would they gybe back on Vestas' line if Dong continued?
  11. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Eh? They dropped 40nm in the last 6 hours.
  12. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    They will all have to gybe eventually. Vestas is ahead and to leeward. Seems like a winning position to me.
  13. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    10pm on a Friday right now, so just about dinner time in Spain.
  14. Eight Bells Vic Manning

    Really sorry to hear this and shocked too. Vic was our welcoming committee at AYC. He got us all setup with joining and helped us launch Spadefoot for the first time, which was no easy feat on Lake Travis in 2014 when the water was super low. He will be missed.
  15. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Fun fact - A human has never been attacked by an orca in the wild.