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  1. The Next Boat-----2020

    I expected out of the box but this is a bit more like out of the park. Stability management will be very interesting, esp in transitions. I can’t see this foiling earlier than a cat. will make a spectacle at 75 feet! Bring it on
  2. Seen on Facebook

    STill on ETNZ site https://www.facebook.com/EmiratesTeamNewZealand/videos/1961158893909153/
  3. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    2nd Single handed (well he holds 1st...), would be 4th Overall if ratified (seems his 784 was not) https://www.sailspeedrecords.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=81&
  4. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    Now 741 / 24hrs!
  5. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    Depending on the path... he’s got some massive weather ahead of him!
  6. Gitana Maxi 17

    Yeah think of the effort for 5 guys on a AC45 expended... this is muuuccchhh bigger and there's 2 dudes who really dont want to grind unless they absolutely have to... it will be some time before full foilers manager to get results within a high % of their potential; on more than a 1-2 day of sailing. Even with a crew of 7 or 8. Will we see cyclors soon...again?
  7. Gitana Maxi 17

    Doug actually has the xbox controller to trim the foil AoA, live from his den
  8. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    He has to gybe now...
  9. Gitana Maxi 17

    Looks like a brutal boat to sail and with these conditions they're damn tired... hope they can pop the Core0 and ream off the miles to make it worthwhile!
  10. Transat Jacques Vabre

    Ignore... was a super slow tack
  11. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Comeone Akzo throw in a reef, youre killing me
  12. Transat Jacques Vabre

    http://dai.ly/x66vam6 try this
  13. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    Solid start... 4 miles ahead in 30 mins... cracking along at 35.
  14. Imoca 60 poles

    tell me more about 'Google', how do i access it?
  15. Banque Populaire IX

    both these boats are gonna seriously crush some records, but over such massive distance luck plays a big part with weather patters - but again the onshore navs/weather gurus keep them ahead of the game. Cant wait for next Jules Verne, to see a 1:1 chase again would be epic with these foiling monsters.