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  1. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    The Volvo has won back a lot of supporters with the heli footage. The thing that shits me the most is not the conditions but how wet the crew gets. And I mean their clothing. I know I never stay dry offshore, even with HPX smocks, but to get soaked all the way through on the first night and not being able to dry out until the equator is not much fun!
  2. Vendee Globe 2016?

    It's so frustrating watching how slow Sebastien is going.... This guy barely ever does 200+ miles a day... I'm sure he'll be in for a hell of a welcome at LSDO though.
  3. VOR returns to Melbourne 2017-18

    Glad they are finally back in Australia considering the number of Australians crewing. But no in Port race wtf... Worst time of the year to plan a trip from Sydney around Christmas time...
  4. Jules Verne Trophy 2016

    The pressure is on Spindrift now to beat it. They gave spent a shit load of cash on a programme that will be even harder to beat! Bravo Francis !
  5. I'm no expert but given that the hulls of a multi are narrower and going faster than imocas wouldn't that mean when the multi hits something it's easier for it to move and break free? On a monohull UFOs can get stuck on a canting keel of wide foil for longer until it breaks free ?
  6. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Let's not forget JB's boat came second in the previous VG as well, two consecutive podiums is remarquable. Hopefully he's shown that he deserves a new boat for the next one!
  7. Vendee Globe 2016?

    That's good, he's doing a great first VG.
  8. Vendee Globe 2016?

    I wonder how ALC is going to get off the boat with that armada of reporters on the edge of the pontoon
  9. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Yes AT will push hard to finish but not as hard as when he was chasing BP. He will rest up and come up the chenal at the next rising tide in daylight for maximum HUGO BOSS exposure
  10. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Seriously how many boats need to circle BP going up the chenal ? It makes it harder to see ALC BTW it will be so strange to see JB live after over a month of footage silence with his comms issues ! I think he will be one of the happiest on the podium !
  11. Vendee Globe 2016?

    So many people on board BP! Come on go up the chenal now while it's daylight! Congrats....
  12. Vendee Globe 2016?

    It's 4 days according to wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vend%C3%A9e_Globe yes "only" 4 days. Surprising really considering the fast run down and foils. Would have expected a 7+ day shaving of the record
  13. Vendee Globe 2016?

    BP prop housing seems to be open already, did he break the seals before crossing the finish?
  14. Vendee Globe 2016?

    How often would he actually have used the J1 in the last month? wow that's remarkable. That would explain why ALC was slow in light winds as that's where you need it if going upwind ish when the FR0 sail doesn't go high enough.
  15. Sydney to Hobart 2016

    Sydney to Hobart record breaker..! Gotta be worth more than Oats now..If Comanche comes back next year Oats could be facing a 3 year drought.! I would have thought whatever Scallywag went for would be a fair indication. In reality it's the first year the boat has been campaigned seriously and the result speaks for itself. Wait and see. The boat will sit for ages. By the way Comanche is doing a big fat nothing. - keel out - rudder out - mast and boom out - currently sitting inside a shrink wrap tent at Newport Shipyard. The tent was built last October which tells you that it was going nowhere for a very long time. Newport rarely gets snow before New Year. Initially the boat was going to campaign for just 2 years then be put on the market. Lack of interested buyers maybe?