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  1. VOR 2017-18

    Probably the last tobacco company to sponsor sailing, although to be fair, at the time of the race, they had already disinvested from that business
  2. VOR 2017-18

    So according to Sailing Illustrated AN has signed Rome Kirby
  3. VOR 2017-18

    Important to report everything that's going on, even if it's inconvenient. Hard to get any improvements, if people are not publicly held accountable for their actions. These teams need to act professionally. Having a skipper who is also head of the project, seems to be an easy way to run into all sorts of problems.
  4. VOR 2017-18

    So just from a practical/legal point of view. Given that IMOCA is a box rule, how can they prevent boats to be labelled IMOCA, if they comply with all the rules. Can they decline too sell some compulsory one-design parts? BTW some old IMOCAS are used solely for crewed racing.
  5. Middle Sea race

    yes maybe, but would require quite exceptional conditions. looks like decent winds on the way back though
  6. Middle Sea race

    Line Honors - Rambler, Leopard, Momo, Proteus, CQS
  7. New imoca boats

    Hugo Boss is participating in the middle sea race
  8. Ophelia

    103 knots reported at Fastenet
  9. VOR 2017-18

    So contract breach. Been using the wrong chemicals?
  10. VOR 2017-18

    Yes would be odd if only based on results. Probably some distrust in leadership. Maybe they'll bring in Dirk.
  11. VOR 2017-18

    AkzoNobel is about to change skipper according to sailing Illustrated
  12. Team France

    if it's a more traditional hull, botin is probably the best out there
  13. Yes was thinking of a W/L course. My point was merely that the current generation of monohulls with foils can't generate enough speed to be useful downwind. Not possible to "build up" the apparent like on a moth or a DN-iceboat. but as you say this could change with a little AC r&d. Anyways not really disagreeing
  14. I actually think that no 1 would be best for racing, even if it is the least interesting option from an engineering point of view. Obviously that option too, could lead to some approaches never seen before
  15. Could well be that they'll end up with option no two, ie with something that can sail in displacement mode, but also has some kind of foiling or skimming mode. Yet to see a foiling monohull (not dinghies) do well on a normal sausage course