JL92S

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    Soft boats

    On the Farr 45s (Corel 45s) we noticed it when the backstay was pumped on hard the top lifelines went slack, you could also feel the wobble when sailing into chop
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    what is it?

    A new piece of Gitana?
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    J/88

    The UK class just allowed them into class racing, a few of the boats here also race 2 handed so a couple of boats have them. For ours I had considered a Doyle cableless code 0 if we went down that road
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    J/99 anyone have info beyond the teaser?

    More and more people are, the 105 I believe is still the better 2h boat but the 109 more competitive
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    J/88

    A couple of questions, do you have a bobstay fitted and is the sail on a furler?
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    J/88

    Anyone out there running code 0s on their 88s?
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    J/88

    We can just about scrape 5 boats together in the UK but sadly they are very expensive and the French are increasing the prices again next year so it’s doubtful they will sell any new boats again. In your area which sailmaker is the most popular?
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    J/99 anyone have info beyond the teaser?

    Hmm only really in a fast cruising context, there are some irc optimised French boats but they’re not competitive across the full range of conditions. Great fun boats but just rate badly
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    J/99 anyone have info beyond the teaser?

    It will face huge competition in the UK and Northern France, direct rivals will be the new JPK 1030, the Sunfast 3400, Ofcet 32, MMW 33 and even well set up J109s
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Jack Trigger now into the 5 minute update zone around Guadeloupe, an absolute monumental effort in preparation and sailing performance to get that Ker designed Class 40 across the Atlantic, many have tried and failed. For the last week he had been taking over 20nm a day out of Carpentier but I think he might just run out of runway to grab 7th. Bring it home now!
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    No panic, it looked from the tracker that he had missed the mark round the back of the island
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    What is it about the British skippers of this race...
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    hmmmm
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Is it an optical illusion or is Veedol missing the bowsprit?
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    Boots

    I hope they are better, i’ve had my seaboots for 3 years and in this 3rd year they have finally let me down and the right boot has begun to let water in, I always had questions about the longevity of them despite the fantastic performance they offer. In a dilemma about whether to replace them with new seaboots (I have a feeling the price will be sky high) or look into Le Chameau Neptunes (somehow £300 now seems more reasonable!!!?)
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    J/88

    What type of main track do you have? The French built selden rigs don’t use cars with bearings, only sliders. On our old main with slides we have used drop nose pins for the very top car so we can flake the main flat rather than remove the gaff batten. I imaging drop nose pins could work for the whole sail
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    Beau Geste 52

    I’d love to see how a 52 will measure in as a fast 40...
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    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