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  1. jb5

    Transat Jacque Vabre 2019

    Grabbing the lifeline to hold on to while trying to steer and sitting on sail bags and using another line (?) for foot support. Maybe they need a better helm seat and handhold arrangement. This cockpit always looked pretty awkward. Here it doesn't even look very safe.
  2. jb5

    Ultime / G-Class Development

    Code Orange
  3. jb5

    Ultime / G-Class Development

    Possible start this weekend?
  4. https://voilesetvoiliers.ouest-france.fr/bateau/60-pieds/imoca/tests-de-retournement-rene-boulaire-les-foils-ne-sont-pas-indispensables-pour-ce-test-2599e1e0-f0c5-11e9-9002-d0b51be08adf Explaintion of the 90 deg test and the foils. It's all mathematics. The article is in French. Some extracts. René Boulaire, head of measurement operations for the Imoca class. no foils for testing? " They are not necessary. On the contrary, I even prefer that they be absent during this test, answers René Boulaire. We know the gauge of these foils in advance, so we add this parameter at the end of the tests on the hull. It is simpler and more precise, to obtain a global gauge since we are less dependent, suddenly, potential currents parameters or local air intakes, which are by definition random. Often, I tell the teams before the tests: 'strip me the boat as much as possible!' " In fact, it's not really a question of rollover tests, but rather a search for the boat's center of gravity," says the Imoca class's head measurer. Once these tests are done on the light boat, we integrate the centers of gravity, which are known in advance, moving elements like foils but also the mast or the keel . They don't even need the keel or mast of the boat.
  5. jb5

    F1 2019 and E too

    Seems a long shot to me due to the likely environmental reaction if nothing else. Also races with these types of courses don't tend to last long if they do go ahead. They seem to need a great venue to make it all work longer term. Austin is nice. City races like Singapore work due to the downtown, night race, spectacle.
  6. jb5

    Transat Jacque Vabre 2019

    10 days to go
  7. Apivia had the foils in Charal also had foils in Arkea Paprec didn't M. Desjoyeaux would know you would think
  8. jb5

    Transat Jacque Vabre 2019

    All headed to Le Havre.
  9. jb5

    Transat Jacque Vabre 2019

    https://www.scanvoile.com/2019/10/initiatives-coeur-sam-davies-imoca-jacques-vabre-depart-enfants-sauves-preparation.html#.XadDLj7Yo3E Initiatives-Coeur leaves Lorient, for Le Havre, Sam Davies and Paul Meilhat are ready for the Jacques Vabre Full article on the link in French Credit: E Stichelbaut Hypnosis and pilates for Sam Davies Sam Davies seems to have found "her thing", she was introduced to hypnosis last year. By working upstream with a specialist, she found that she had greater ease in prioritizing her tasks. "On the Route du Rhum last year, I felt a real" better ", the hypnosis helps me to slip the information in the right boxes and this, despite fatigue. In addition to bike rides and many hours of swimming, Sam practices pilates."Pilates allows me to work on my muscle memory, improve flexibility and motor skills, strengthen certain key muscles (back and wrist), learn not to put my body in danger when I do maneuvers, to place my supports, to save my energy. It is a discipline that allows you to refuel, it is an excellent remedy to calm some ailments, Paul also put it a few months ago, it is tested and approved! " Cap of 200 rescued children The two skippers are now sharpened and in the best conditions to join Brazil and carry the colors of Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque. The target of 200 children saved by the project could be reached during this transatlantic. Every big offshore race is indeed the occasion of an awareness campaign during which the sponsors of the boat, Initiatives, K-LINE and VINCI Energies, finance with their donations the operations of children suffering from serious cardiac malformations. For each new subscriber of the Facebook page and Instagram Initiatives-Heart, sponsor-patrons give 1 € to the Association. By the editor Source; O Connection
  10. The thing I'm most impressed with for Apivia is that they can claim to have put 3000 miles on it since launch which is a lot in a few months and shows that it must have come out of the shed pretty well sorted. That's about twice as much as HB claim to have done in a similar time period. Apivia hasn't been very visible most of the time either.
  11. Yes you could be right. All the small details to get the most out of the package.
  12. https://www.scanvoile.com/2019/10/charlie-dalin-apivia-depart-transat-jacques-vabre-le-havre-.html#.XacCyz7Yo3E Apivia interview. Charlie Dalin and Yann Eliès on preparations for the TJV. Full article on the link in French. They seem to have spent a lot of time on the boat already. " Overall," said Yann Eliès, " we can now say that we will cross the Atlantic without experiencing major technical problems. Frankly, I am blown away by the 60-foot APIVIA, which has been fully usable in a very short time, "says Yann Elies. Charlie Dalin: " We worked well, the skipper APIVIA bid. We traveled about 3,000 miles, the equivalent of a Brest - New York, with two trips off 800 and 500 miles, a lot of sailing at night, and without missing a training at Finistère Pole Ocean Racing . " In our sailing, we had a small passage of 20 minutes in 40 knots of wind, which is a bit short. We miss it a bit even if I think that it is not in these conditions that APIVIA will be the most requested. Yann Eliès suggests a scenario for the TJV: " We could decide to cross the Bay of Biscay without taking risks depending on weather conditions, once in Madeira or the Azores, test the speed of APIVIA ". And Charlie Dalin advances a philosophy: " We sail as good sailors if the Bay of Biscay is shaken. We still sailed in a lot of sea, at high speed, which also constrains the boat. I'm not worried anymore . "
  13. Vincent in his sleeping bag? Picture on the left below. Departure for Le Harve.
  14. Nice video. Like this boat a lot. Getting a little bit more air below.