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  1. terrafirma

    Transpac 2019

    What work was done looks good.?
  2. terrafirma

    2019 52 SUPER SERIES

    Quantum will be disappointed with the first 2 races, lost their way in the light flukey conditions whilst the Italians proved they do well in this weather. Hopefully some more breeze for the next 2 races
  3. terrafirma

    2019 52 SUPER SERIES

    Can't wait to see today's first race. Some new boats, new Botin designs which have been matched by Judel Vrolick with keel and rudder upgrades etc. The Italians won yesterday's practice race but stopped short of sailing through the finish line due to superstition. Consistency is king. Something Quantum have done well. Looks like light conditions are forecasted although I don't have the official forecast?
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    New imoca boats

    It was until it broke a foil.
  5. terrafirma

    New imoca boats

    Without question the fastest boat in the Vendee Globe to date. Without question one of the greatest racing boats ever built. We all await the new boat which I suspect will be something to behold.! The graphics of this boat are also the best I have seen.
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    Team NYYC

    Airbus and anhedral.! As long as it isn't Boeing.!
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    Black Jack, Nose Job Arse Lift

    Arguably VPLP went a little to far with the Big Indian. I think she just needs consistent breeze and some heat in the angle and before we know it game over. You can't beat righting moment but you also can't beat wetted surface..
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    Black Jack, Nose Job Arse Lift

    The Maths equation was done on BJ by a Super Computer to process all the possibilities for a given wind strength. I like the fact they can still have a narrow boat but find match winning speed increases and have the best of both worlds. Let's face it it's mostly about the Hobart race and as Jack has said Comanche not always the best option.. The Hobart is a unique race so build what the Hobart wants. I think BJ will be a real threat as they weren't far off as they were so the mods put them in the winning region IMO.
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    Black Jack, Nose Job Arse Lift

    Just came across this video on Wild Joe and her DSS foils. I find it interesting that so many boats have tried DSS and not too many have stayed with the concept. Posted it here because she is a narrow Reichel Pugh design just like BJ. Perhaps DSS foil design will evolve to make it another option in the future.
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    Black Jack, Nose Job Arse Lift

    Came across this, nice video of BJ 100 smoking smaller boats.. H2O Media Start of the Gladstone Race https://www.facebook.com/H2O-Media-227199778205891/?__tn__=kC-R&eid=ARAqVUFlMSE-9WIcN3cbULpXGsTEAE0Fqjo9kIDjBkgsRWVXalDhnLywFyqtVti1B7i7EEQ_WZKAMHAc&hc_ref=ARTnWnZElIUp2htmwrLMYlKzR8L8Pb2l9Y1scTnUieeMSz2UZOfSQngtO8x9i_pVTLw&fref=nf&__xts__[0]=68.ARAvd9bFpNRetXndYHIKv9JDT8oBzTYSYOV4v9CPiSSQ5TQ2vUiQEHC7RoG5XZZPaHNgNiL-6WSnAwlGqp0WPzC0djNWpDwPI-8aOVgg58Sv4FcwK-lxAEOeZGEZuHWkOSeuXy3NXsB0DYZDOQ8DyjDvU6UUfwkMvEowgU_oql_x9vwNfjYhf6O5JS6UtRtHUKVRoSiI6w2V4NWqDYRLWb42U_BcBITbKkYTbE802FfTrxP22na0yha9FlSHG4mFT_ZvjjA5UvzFqDM7azAoNW0m8PkSSLClXXGsWkG1XY9mq0QXwErr8T0V4bb4QDe5L-yI377IkISFDJUgK7xXLbhz-x1bAh3v5w
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    Black Jack, Nose Job Arse Lift

    I can't wait to see what they come if with for the new stern section? Doesn't look like that's a lot to work with? I wonder were the old stern will end up? Someone's garage already booked in....
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    video of "the Mule" just out

    This is the wrong thread. See NYYC as follows: Far detail on the mule sailing.
  13. terrafirma

    New Swan 36

    Yeah not sure if it will have life lines? Some of the drawings show them the unveiled boat didn't.
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    New Swan 36

    Wasn't designed for that. It was designed as an inshore club race boat that goes fast. 8 Knots upwind for a 36 footer is impressive. Horses for courses..
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    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    I year wonder.? Where is going? Are we allowed to know area? I presume doing the Hobart again this year?