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  1. R15

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    I don't think he's making that suggestion. I think he's suggesting that the organization take a look in the mirror to make the event safer. Not suggesting that they're actually responsible. These boats factually, have less protection from waves than other boats that sail in this part of the world. Look at Banque Populaire IX 8 guys on deck, completely shielded from the elements.:
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    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Hancock has done the Whitbread 3 times. His opinion on the matter holds far more weight than anyone in this thread. If you've been down there (Which I haven't, and I'm guessing no one i this thread has) then you have a right to an opinion.
  3. R15

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    I definitely agree with the Hancock perspective. Look at the vendee cockpits:
  4. R15

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    I can't find any reference to scallywag having AIS trouble. Brunel was having AIS troubled according to this: "“It just feels like there’s always something to do,” Abby Ehler explained. “We had a couple of breakages on the first day, we’ve got a little tear in the J2 and our AIS isn’t working, which is a real hindrance not being able to see the rest of the fleet. We’re working our way through all these mishaps.”" https://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/news/11294_Turning-to-the-east-pointing-to-Cape-Horn.html
  5. R15

    Why ballasted foils ?

    I think the ballasted foils are strictly for self righting the boat in the event of a capsize. A big bonus if there's a big sea state and you have long races.
  6. R15

    VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    For context, the team that won dismasted and still won!!!
  7. R15

    VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    They're all good, no doubt. But two are easily the best. Andrew Cape is likely the most overrated of the bunch. That was plain to see with the telefonica implosion in 11/12.
  8. R15

    VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Vestas have more than a shot at the overall. SIFI and Pascal are easily the two best Navs in the race.
  9. What is going on on Brunel? These guys have been consistently slower than the rest of the fleet. They're going to be DFL for sure.
  10. R15

    Poll: Next AC Boat

    I'm guessing right now that the boats will be fully foiling 70 foot Tri's. Think new generation of Mod70. Soft sails and some kind of open ocean course and much longer races. The boats will be slower to maneuver, faster in a straightline and will be able to handle big breeze and blue water. It will almost certainly be more boring. I think there will be a world series similar to the foiling 45 series we saw last time.
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    Oracle Team USA

    I disagree, in any one design boat PB would 100% own Spithill, match racing or fleet. I think Ben Ainslie, Ian Williams, or Taylor Canfield would all own Jimmy.
  12. R15

    Live Racing Thread

    Well deserved victory!!!! There is justice in this world!
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    Team NZ

    I noticed also today that during tacks burling turns the boat from the low side and then when he crosses no one is on the wheel. Only in gybes does GA sit in the helm position. Anyone else notice this. You can see it during the tack down before the overlap too, the boat is bearing away and speeding up like crazy and no one is on the helm. Watch in the 360 vid.
  14. Most of the models showing close to 10
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    Team NZ

    Clean you're way off on this topic. The Simon Shaw assessment was bang on. NZ was sandbagging for sure, BP's number one goal was to keep the boat from getting banged up in the pre-starts, they knew they had the speed was not worth losing the boat. It's been their concern the whole campaign, reinforced after the BAR practice race. You think the NZ shore team are levelling with you? Get real. PS. We've all heard your commentary with Shaw for WMRT. Don't make me pull up the replays to quote how many times he corrects you.