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  1. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    Some misunderstanding here Gabart got the outright fastet time to Good Hope 11d20hr.
  2. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    Its doesnt seem totally impossible to take the shortcut - but maybe there will be som tacks in the end and som headwind......but maybe faster anyway. If he can put in a 6-700nm day now and take an more easterly route than Idec - they can be side by side on day 36 with Gabart in the inner lane.
  3. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    Yeah - it seem he has to go the long way - but can be fast - 5500nm from day 36 its about 8 days - total 44.
  4. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    To set a new single record - that look like a walk by now - but he is not that far behind the overall record - and the next two days Idec had just 350nm each - so it will be exciting to see where Gabart is at day 36 - hes just past 34 by now. If he can put in 2x600nm days - he will be just about 300nm behind the outright record - and than anything is possible.
  5. Grainger Raider 302

    Nothing wrong with going for the win in a regatta - isnt that what all is supposed to do... Said it before - I see the SC30 as maybe the ideal boat for this R2AK race - if your in it for winning. But they are expensive - because they are very good made boats and can make that race rather easy. I dont know the Dragon in detail - but i seems like well thought out boat with the right stuff to go really fast too. So if you can make it solid and tuff enough to make the race - and also learn to sail it really hard - and be prepared for the job - its a potential winner. Neither Dragon or a SC30 can beat a M32 - if there is light conditions and the sailors are as good as Randy - but if its rougher they can. One of my other favorites is the Crowther Shockwave 37 - that has started before - I think that also can be a winner in rough conditions. Seems its for sale for a rather good prize?
  6. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    Good going now - more than 30kn vmg - he will get headwind for a while - but seems to be able to go west and round up along the coast... Last 24h was 465nm and Idec had 600.
  7. Grainger Raider 302

    And the Seacart 30? - I would say thats a perfect R2AK boat... but they are still pricy...
  8. Grainger Raider 302

    well - you might think that - but if you look at the rating from NZ - the Silverraider rated higher (Maybe not a std Raider).... and the Seacart 30 even higher.
  9. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    At 09.00 he seem to be 400miles after Idec at 32 days. Idec has two days of 600miles each - then 2 days of 350miles - then 500 - and 630 - but Idec got a really short route from east tip of Brazil and home.
  10. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    yeah... Gabart was faster than Joyon to Cape G H - but not the fastest... He entering the sone of lighter stuff now - time to do some repairs... but seems like he will get through that rather easy - but meet some headvind in about 24hr.
  11. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    Its new outright records both for the stretch to Cape Good Hope and from Tassy to Cape Horn - isnt it?
  12. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    I remember this when its happend - no doubt the sympaty went to Fosset on this. And if this should be the case once again with a single-handed frenchman the Jules Verne people are up for trouble....no doubt the record will be seen as the outright record in the rest of the world if Gabard can make it.
  13. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    But Fosset is registerd as outright round the world record holder i 2004: https://sailspeedrecords.com/offshore Jules Verne is another thing - but the prestige goes to the fastest boat - my opinion.
  14. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    Looking at Idecs progress - isnt that fast - so by now it dont seem impossible the beat that for Macif.... but then he really need luck in the slow areas.
  15. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    But the overall record he could have - and that would be really fantastic. If some luck the next 48hr he might be 6 days in front of Coville...