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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  


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  1. Team NZ

    Matt17 is spot on. I used to do road races - long cycle tours say 250 Km to 300 Km distance in one go. The rule of thumb in making any attempt on the hard Alpine road races like the Marmotte require at least 5,000 Km in the legs that season. Any less, and it's not worth going. Also muscle memory - and other facors (V02 max) also play a role. It would take at least 6 months to a year of time consuming training to get anywhere close to a Pro / Am Cycliclist- in terms of physical performance levels needed. I believe there are other, maybe more important innovations on their boat. Can they "pump" their mainsail whilst going upwind ? How do they do that ?
  2. Team NZ

    So, stiff or flexible trailing edge ? and, if so, modified by the pressure or some other means ? Is it allowed to be adjustable under the rules ?
  3. Practice videos

    With the way ETNZ sail the boat - moving crew is less important - more importantly they are at full power during the gybe
  4. Team NZ

    All the other teams are racing with 4 traditional (hand powered) grinders. ETNZ now have 4 extra pairs of hands available all of the time whilst grinding to help sail the boat.
  5. Jules Verne Trophy 2016

    starting soon: https://www.youtube.com/user/FrancisJoyon/live
  6. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Is there a replay of the presser available? blob:http://www.dailymotion.com/fed8e63a-f719-4997-98dc-c529d9b64168
  7. Jules Verne Trophy 2016

    https://www.facebook.com/FrancisJoyon.IDEC/videos/1377013985682703/ Nice Video onboard today
  8. Jules Verne Trophy 2016

    They need to keep pretty high speeds to avoid the calm around CH on Wednesday night
  9. Jules Verne Trophy 2016

    Almost half way in 20 days !
  10. Jules Verne Trophy 2016

    Because there is nothing to say. Most are speachless
  11. Vendee Globe 2016?

    AT is sailing same boat speed but in more pressure and 5° fatter. His slight gains are due to the 30° lift he is in. So he may sail around BP but he is not going to sail through him upwind on port... based on sample size of 1 (last sched)yes, I am surprised ALC has not tacked. Wind more east as you move north, so it's not so much AT is lifted as it is ALC is headed. I suspect he sees something that we do not. The reason he is working east will be apparent in a day or two.Armel has tacked The further East they go, the more runway AT will have on the drag race north with his still functioning foil.
  12. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Yes, interesting article, although not exactly AP. If ring gyro gives "better" input to AP, and same B&G H5000 AP is steering better for Alex than for Pieter, it's perhaps very apropos. Pieter made it finally to DFL
  13. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Heerema impressive with -1.8Kts currently heading west. DFL soon ?
  14. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Heerema currently heading backwards at 2,3Kts - trying hard to be DFL in a boat that could be up there with the front runners ?
  15. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Yes, he has a problem. One angry man. A Hij (Pieter), kan hem gewoon niet trimmen.He (pieter) just can't trim his boat. En dan boos worden op de stuurautomaat leveranciers.. Having all kinds of aggresive thoughts on the automatic steering vendors... My to pence of thought. Reducing sail? Flatter sails? 4 th generation foils instead of keeping to generation 2? Just a few suggestions.. @ Pieter === There is a very aggressive front coming up. Up to 70, 80 knots... Keep out of it. When you do. Reduce all sails to an absolute minimum. Surf... o Way Back is the former Vento di Sardegna, a VPLP-Verdier designed boat from the latest generation, built originally for the Italian skipper, Andrea Mura, before his sponsors were forced to throw in the towel due to the economic crisis in Italy. Consequently, she is a brand new boat with foils, very similar to Armel Le Cléac’h’s new Banque Populaire and Morgan Lagravière’s Safran. Built at the Persico Marine yard in Italy and launched last August, this 60-foot boat was designed to be capable of winning the Vendée Globe. She has just been reinforced at the CDK yard in Lorient, following the damage suffered by the foilers in the Transat Jacques Vabre. A technological gem and a brand new boat, as she never took part in any races under her previous name. Pieter Heerema will have to learn how to tame her and is being helped to do that by Michel Desjoyeaux’s Mer Agitée team. You can’t find a much better teacher than that. While Pieter admits his main goal is simply to complete the voyage, with such a machine, he may catch the racing bug