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  1. JL92S

    New Mini 6.50 Designs

    2 series minis also completed the Volvo Round Ireland race this year too.
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    North 3Di vs Quantum Fusion M 9000

    It’s all about how much racing will you do? How much cruising will you do? Will you set an upper wind limit for racing? Will you roller reef the sail? As for the stiffness it is designed first and foremost as a cruising sail, yes it is stiffer than cross cut Dacron and the first few furls might be stiff but in medium to larger boats it is a cruising sail and a club race sail in medium to small boats where loads and wear are lower. We race a Sunfast 3600 offshore and have a 3di Nordac J3+reef for use as a redundancy sail, deliveries, training, solo racing or if we are looking at a breezy upwind leg and we want to reduce the hours on our 780 3di endurance J2+reef
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    New Mini 6.50 Designs

    I almost wouldn’t care! Probably decide on the race according to the forecast, upwind race? Nope...
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    New Mini 6.50 Designs

    Still love the mini class and if I had €50k i’d have seriously dark thoughts about buying a pogo 3. It’s a shame mini sailing died in the UK since Nikki Curwen sold 741
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    That boat has already had it’s major fuckups, what happened to BP in this race has already happened to idec sport when it was Groupama 3 in it’s first round the world attempt. Don’t forget though even if idec sport were to hit something in the water it would still break a foil or tear a rudder off, there are some dangers of a fast multi you’ll never get rid of.
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    @ProaSailor still think M50s are so great? I’m surprised they lasted this long before one of them capsized
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Now I know why there are more M50s in the race than Imoca 60s! Oh wait...
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Carac now on the move, Rail Meat will need to keep an eye on his rear view mirror
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Miranda Merron pointing in the wrong direction, I hope all is well on board. do they have to leave the island to port on their way to the finish like the thumb line on the tracker shows?
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    Ultime / G-Class Development

    Probably a combination of things: • Macif was the first ultime launched and has already done a lap of the planet, Francois talkes about it being like a new boat but let’s face it it isn’t really new. • Francois has already won the vendee globe, he probably knows how to nurse a boat when he needs to. • It’s the least powerful of the ultimes, might be a factor in reduced stress on the structure The two leading boats have covered the most miles in the fleet (Macif probably covered the same as Sodebo by now) and whilst Joyon’s experience and oldest boat is probably what’s kept him in the race and also challenging for the lead, you can never get against Gabarts success rate, as a percentage it’s incredible
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Hugo Boss has recorded a new top speed: 38.5kts...
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Isabelle Joschke and Sam Goodchild both dismasted
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Happy is currently for sale, all yours for €120,000 sir
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Both Sodebo, Macif and Idec have already completed 5 laps between them
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Is it me or does it look like HB’s foils are sporting fences now?