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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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  1. Vendee Globe 2016?

    MACSF out. Too much damages to continue
  2. Vendee Globe 2016?

    If this is "just" the tip of the foil wich is gone and all the shaft is safe, AT might not be that penalised downwind. On his foil it's the shaft which makes the lift. He should "only" get slow down upwind with no sideforce. Or am I wrong ? Other question for the "insiders" Do you think the teams add some "without foil" polars in the computer to keep his routage accurate ?
  3. Vendee Globe 2016?

    No spare foil for sure. Not clear if the foil his gone or just took a bad hit yet
  4. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Well, let's hope for him that the major part of the race will be on starbord tack
  5. Vendee Globe 2016?

    MACSF juste twitted that Tanguy is going back to Les Sables. First retirement ... ?
  6. Vendee Globe 2016?

    I think among the non-contender for victory, we could have a very nice match between Le Cam and Tanguy.
  7. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Might start again thrusday to avoid the big low with 45knts of headwinds through the gulf
  8. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Last edition, Stamm broke a molar. They have everything needed in the emergency kit to fix it. (Turn subtitle on in the parameters)
  9. Vendee Globe 2016?

    A few miles down to furl a headsail ? Are you sure ? I mean they unfurl the j1,furl the j0 and take it down. Okay it's a tiring manoeuver, but I don't see any reason to lose speed while doing it ?
  10. Vendee Globe 2016?

    An interesting article about him there. http://www.20minutes.fr/sport/1953223-20161104-vendee-globe-jean-pierre-dick-repart-defier-flots-poisse-derniere-fois For those here who are still whinning about french and yet still didn't care to learn to speak it during the last four years. Roughly he says that he hopes to be done with the bad luck which always sticked to him. He feels confident and very ready despite his age (51). That all his misfortunes enabled him to be able to take down peacfully any breakage. But he hopes it won't hold him back a little bit this year and that he will be agressiv enough I think he his one of those who is the most "at his place" in the south and is able to really hammer pedal to the metal (carbon) for a month.
  11. Vendee Globe 2016?

    I might try to do some subtitle videos like last edition. Gonna find some time for it ...
  12. Transat Jacques Vabre - 2015

    Virbac broke some structural stuff
  13. Route du Rhum 2014

    Lautrou. He has a lot of videos of inboard tour of great boats on his blog. He also hosts a show named "le café de la marine" with Jimmy Pahun
  14. Route du Rhum 2014

    whatever, nobody reads it