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  1. Although it was just staggering to see the sophistication of the Russian system, I suppose there still is quite a lot hypocrisy wrt doping in other countries too. There was an interesting interview with the director, https://itunes.apple.com/no/podcast/the-lawfare-podcast/id498897343?mt=2&i=390958398, but it is more about the political side of the story.
  2. Last Friday I saw the Netflix documentary "Icarus" about the great Russian doping scandal . Although, by now, most of the info is out there, it was still interesting to see how all the things unfolded and how an American amateur cyclist got involved in it all. Apparently Mr Fogel, as a big Lance Armstrong fan, initially was just curious to document how easily he could cheat the system and just by coincidence got in contact with the biggest doping specialist in Russia, Mr Rodchenkov. After a German report documents wide spread abuse of doping in Russia, the film takes an unexpected turn and Mr Rodchenkov becomes the head figure in the story. Got some good reviews, although there was among other things kind of a moral question, whether it was ok for Mr Fogel to compete doped regardless of intention and also Rodchenkov wasn't criticized too much either.
  3. Some average speeds from Fastnet rock to finish on the Blur page Here . Not really comparable due to different conditions, but interesting anyhow
  4. And they probably had as much fun as anyone else, if not more
  5. At least they seem to be acting proactively. Not an optimal situation though. Hope they get the issues figured out ASAP. Maybe they jumped on the foiling bandwagon too early, but then again with the AC already flying and VOR soon to be foil assisted, I guess there was some pressure mounting up to have at least one "modern" class.
  6. Yes, you're right. Noticed that. Do you know how much they differ
  7. Nic's broadcasting live from Plymouth. Leg 0
  8. So this boat won irc overall.
  9. Not sure if she's been officially signed yet
  10. Yes, good point about ratings. Also eg straight foiler Varuna isn't really IRC optimised. It seems like some owners just don't care too much about ratings and just want to go fast downhill
  11. Yet to see a good allround foil assisted boat.
  12. Brunel, Bouwe Bekking, Burling .....sounds like a "B" team
  13. In other news, Vincenzo Onorato has decided to bring his cookson 50 to Australia to join the S2H fleet
  14. ^interesting...kind of a negative feedback loop ...slow boat upwind leads to riskier and worse decision making
  15. Pretty sure she is the original. Haven't seen any news about a refit. Also she was a bit slower around the course than most Volvos, as the imocas started earlier. Conditions a lot different at start though