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  1. The mixed one person dinghy is still not thought through. How do you sail the trials? is it individual sailing until both sailors are chosen for the Olympics, or do you have to be "a team" all the way.
  2. Yes, that seemed like an odd proposal to me also, Isn't the target weight for Laser Radial already in that ball park?
  3. Looks like the Finn will stay in the games after all and also the 470. A lot of confusion around the mixed events. Apparently the mixed one person dinghy is sailed in two different classes on different courses. They just can't add more events to the games, so they will combine the points of the two classes to make it one event. So obviously you need to have sailors representing the same nations in both classes to make it work, so this is not necessary a good event for small sailing nations
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    how fast is it?

    I think it's mostly about minimizing weight and maximizing RM, although hydrodynamics and airflow probably plays a role too, but a lesser one
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    Next VOR on IMOCAs?

    Then again the imoca doesn't need to be pushed as much as an v65, as it's more efficient
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    Next VOR on IMOCAs?

    I for one would at least like to see some sort of feasibility study wrt imocas in VOR, I guess existing fleet , teams and exiting and fast boats would be net positive. To the negatives or unknowns would be: existing teams prioritizing VG, Economical interests of current IMOCA teams vs event owner VOLVO, boats not in current configuration optimized for crewed sailing + obr,
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    Next VOR on IMOCAs?

    I guess the difference with VG is that there are fairly cheap second hand boats and skippers who have zero or very modest salary
  8. jonas a

    Next VOR on IMOCAs?

    I agree that with the current route and technology, foils won't be too beneficial for the VOR. If the race will be sailed with Imoca60's, it either means that the VOR version will look completely different or that the race would be operated by a new owner who wants to go back to the original route.
  9. jonas a

    Next VOR on IMOCAs?

    I guess OD levels the playing field for the top teams, but it also, to some extent, excludes low budget teams from the race, as there are no old boats available.
  10. jonas a

    Next VOR on IMOCAs?

    I think in an earlier thread there were some concerned voices regarding the market price of old boats, in case there was an influx of many "volvo imocas" into the class
  11. jonas a

    Next VOR on IMOCAs?

    The Imoca60 is extremely optimized for the Vendee, so is probably slower in coastal races. Also HB didn't sail very tactically upwind in the Fastnet
  12. jonas a

    World Match Racing Tour

    Not a lot of action here . What's up? anybody knows ?
  13. jonas a

    Carrabean 600

    I think cqs has abandoned the race like so many others ...and there's another thread
  14. jonas a

    Foiling the Caribbean 600

    seems like the cookson 50 Privateer is quite a lot faster than the Elliott 52ss Outsider. Better sailors? Edit: hmm looks like they've stopped
  15. jonas a

    Foiling the Caribbean 600

    Looks windy Nice conditions