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  1. No starboard foil and lighter breeze I suspect
  2. And that's precisely WHY they want to go deep south, Bucc - looking for more wind (and it's a shorter distance as a bonus). Problem is that's the corner the burgs and growlers hang out on too. Turf wars. Checking in , I see HB shaved 4 miles off the lead. I like!! The pressure in 12 hours should allow both to go north of that island, south is a trap with little options between the ice line and the shore. Still, 24 hr look ahead has more pressure to the south of the island....hmmm...a split would shake things up unless Alex has found his new gears on port tack and can reel in BP on pure speed. This will be interesting. 8.6nm in last 4 hours, according to official Vendee Globe tracker (HB:77.2nm = 19.3knts, ALC:68.6 = 17.15knts). Considerable difference in speed.
  3. Thats not true by a long shot! What is true- whether foiling or not- and due,in part, to the disgraceful way humans have treated the ocean is that some means to detect shallow submerged objects must ,and will, be found. Might that include a portion of jet black starboard foil?
  4. Shhhhh.... you'll jinx it.
  5. 2 mins 24 secs per hour for, essentially, the same boat. Great optimisation! Of course, I have an interest, I sail a bit on Silk and would like Frank's handicap...
  6. Especially when the other Radford 35, Silk, which I believe is quite a bit newer, has an AMS handicap of 0.943....
  7. Quite right. Sails are defined as movable ballast, so they can be moved as often as required, provided they a "stowed properly" If the unused sails are used to trim the boat, its clearly a breach of RRS51. So, moving as "often as required", even if they are stowed properly every time, is against the rules.
  8. Not on PC but know some of the guys. Two wraps: one up high; one lower down (round staysail as well I think). You can see the kite halyard is loose at the top of the mast in the video. Despite best efforts, couldn't get the kite down or to rip (attempting throwing things through it etc), resulted in firing a few flares through it.
  9. As PC had the SMB3.5 owner on board and a host of pros/semi-pros, I'm not sure that you can equate the Farr40 campaign with the RP51 campaign. Showing the world what happened is refreshing. They fucked up and weren't too precious to show it.
  10. https://www.topyachtsoftware.com/db/aus/entrants_display.php?EventID=407
  11. Bit of windage:
  12. Channel 7 report here: https://au.news.yahoo.com/vic/video/watch/23210471/sailors-rescued-as-yacht-sinks/ A little Irony as I believe the RMYS crew where sailing "Sirius" Yahoo and where hit by the crew driving their boat...
  13. Yep, don't think we were the only ones to rip our main....
  14. PC is already at RMYS...