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  1. VOR 2017-18

    I'm 90% sure he was referencing the Pete Burling story
  2. CR:X

    Anybody here have a chance to use any of the CR:X gear or have any thoughts on its potential?
  3. Miami to Havana Sleigh Ride Thread

    Looks like the old Shindig but I could be wrong
  4. VOR 2017-18

    Anyone have any inside updates on the ex-Alvimedica guys and where they stand regarding funding?
  5. VOR/IMOCA 68

    So in Clean's write up on the FP there was talk of a foiling joint VOR/IMOCA 68. Anybody else have any more information?
  6. Vendee Globe 2016?

    From a stern radar tower camera, 04/05 race. You might like 1:00 to 1:10 for some splashiness. Longer version of the above video, with some longer speedy bits. See 3:45-4:20. Some other fun stuff in both of these, up on the boom when swinging, etc. Bruce, Any idea where Ocean Planet is these days?
  7. Laser caron top section

    Well it won't bend and stay bent like the aluminum, which is huge given the problems that have arisen with uppers in the past few years.
  8. Melges 40 - Ho Lee Fuk

    Interesting... any links to any threads/articles/rumors/photos re this? Thanks +1 That sounds like a beast of a boat
  9. Interesting......let the foiling wars begin

    Forgive my ignorance, but wouldn't you want the wand in front of the foil to adjust to wave height before the foil was affected by it?
  10. Chapter 11 for Gunboat

    Where is it and what did it say? Sigh... the "Google it" approach is really lame . https://www.facebook.com/warshipyachts/ Which post? The top one. Reads as follows: "Dutch treat! Should be interesting to see how this plays out.....not an authorized production by the licensee!"
  11. Chapter 11 for Gunboat

    Any idea if Wendy Schmidt factors into this at all? Her husband Eric is the chairman of the board at Google/Alphabet and their foundation started/funds 11th Hour Racing. They've also owned a number of boats over the years including a Swan 80 and a W46 (until it burned).
  12. Chapter 11 for Gunboat

    When is the report going up Clean?
  13. Transat Jacques Vabre - 2015

    VPLP must be loving this race.
  14. VOR 2017-18

    http://patch.com/rhode-island/newport/volvo-ocean-race-officials-governor-make-announcement-today-0 Looks like Newport is back as the the US stopover for the next edition.
  15. Team Vestas grounded

    If Knut really wants 10 boats on the line next race they're going to need to build a new boat at some point; might as well do it now. Seems like that would be a PR win if they could get back out there.