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  1. DFL1010

    Vestas 11th Hour recovery

    ^^ If so, this springs to mind: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ship_of_Theseus
  2. Although yet another reason to use cleat boots.
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    Is this the Figaro III?

    This tweet: Shows it semi-wicked up. Seems pretty stable, but I'll defer to experts' opinions.
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    VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Flatter than a flat thing for TTOP: http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/raw/5258.html
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    VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Havent seen this one yet: http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/raw/5181.html Morale seems pretty high on TTOP. The latest scheds can't hurt in that department either.
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    Is this the Figaro III?

    Haven't seen these posted; apols if it has: Seems decent downhill And uphill I note that Fig IIs are still in use for 2018. Per V&V La Solitaire Urgo will be their swan song, and twitter reports abound of fettling for this year
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    VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Satellite loop of the area: http://www.meteo.nc/nouvelle-caledonie/observations/images-satellite And, sat photo with analysis: http://www.meteo.nc/nouvelle-caledonie/observations/carte-analyse Convergence line clearly visible, and marked. Time zone for both is UTC+11.
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    VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Keeping it to port means keeping it to lee. Call me old fashioned, but...
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    Singlehand spinnaker gybe: Dip pole or end for end?

    Carbon pole will make a lot of difference.
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    Origin of VMG as terminology

    Isn't that VMC though? These articles: https://www.sailingworld.com/how-to/get-your-performance-target https://www.sailingworld.com/how-to/take-your-polars-offshore Suggest that VMG is relative to the wind (i.e. an upwind VMG target, and a downwind VMG target), whereas offshore aiming at a target, VMC's the go. Edit to add: further discussion here:
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    Commanche should have leebowed Wild Oats

    I think I might be being dim here. Uncle Al?
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    VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Re the 'unused' sail: what about the J0? A3 probably wouldn't have been used that much in the Sthern Ocean, but doldrums-wards I think it was (and will be)
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    VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Mapfre falls in 6NM astern of DF. Better to follow than to lead? Couple of weather sources, courtesy Australia's BOM: satellite http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/satellite/?tz=AEST&unit=p23&domain=14&view=06&satSubmit=Refresh+View And, for the old-fashioned lot, the charts http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/charts/index.shtml Finally, NWP stuff http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/charts/viewer/index.shtml?type=windarrow&level=10m&tz=UTC&area=Qld&model=R&chartSubmit=Refresh+View
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    VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Haha I bloody wish.