Rainbow Spirit

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Rainbow Spirit last won the day on December 31 2017

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  1. Rainbow Spirit

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Bloody great news!
  2. Rainbow Spirit

    Vendee Globe 2020

    So my kiss of death prediction for a podium finish was HB, Charal and Apivia, still a lot of time left for Apivia to bite the spume.. err dust.
  3. Rainbow Spirit

    Vendee Globe 2020

    At least now we can forget who is heading where, doing the highest speeds etc and just use the VMG figures to compare the boats true gains/loses. The leading group will compact for a while, but to overtake Charlie they will have to sail in the same winds eventually and It will be hard to pass him then.
  4. Rainbow Spirit

    Vendee Globe 2020

    As I recall in the last VG when AT broke his foil there was an announcement that the foil was broken and that was all we got for many days. There was a stream of posts on SA as to whether he could fix it, or could it be replaced it with a (non existing) spare that some people thought he might have had on board. Fast forward to this VG and we have a stream of videos from a lot of the boats on their repairs, sail changes etc, etc. This VG has been so much better to watch, now that we have almost constant video from most of the competitors (sans Apivia though). The Hub that is onboard HB is amazing considering where they are, long may it continue. The sport of ocean race sailing has taken a huge leap forward with this new technology.
  5. Rainbow Spirit

    Vendee Globe 2020

    This has to be the best VG ever in regard to the amount of information we are receiving direct from the boats. In the last VG we were in the dark so many times ie, HB and that broken foil. I'm really enjoying this race.
  6. Rainbow Spirit

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Me thinks the leading ten boats will 'catch the bus' in the next few days, and will pull away from the rest of the fleet. For once I don't think the leading few boats will get richer, and there will be a bunching up of the top ten. Exciting times ahead.
  7. Rainbow Spirit

    Vendee Globe 2020

    I find it interesting that Louis Burton has struck out to the SSW, chasing the incoming low pressure system, something I though was a viable options days ago. What worries me about AT atm is his lack of boat speed, compared to all the boats around him. I hope all is well.
  8. Rainbow Spirit

    Vendee Globe 2020

    If Alex is confident in the boats repairs, he will get a chance to test it this coming weekend as a low pressure system is approaching from the SW. If it passes the test of this moderate system, then the real test will come later as he gets deeper into the SO. Escape points for him will be Cape Town/Port Elizabeth in SA, and later the southern ports of Australia and NZ. The real problem will be the SO section from NZ to Cape Horn, a long way between escape points there. I hope it all goes well, good luck Alex.
  9. Rainbow Spirit

    Vendee Globe 2020

    If the AIS position is correct, one may assume that Alex is going to try and make for Brazil, where he may try to repair the boat properly, unfortunately that will be the end of the race for him if he gets outside help, as the rules don't allow for outside assistance. The other chance is that he needs to turn the boat onto another course to help with a self repair. Either way good luck Alex, we all admire you.
  10. Rainbow Spirit

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Oh crap, HB in trouble, lets hope he can sort it out and continue on.
  11. Rainbow Spirit

    Vendee Globe 2020

    If we ever needed proof that the winds we see on the tracker are not accurate, it is the fact that at the last update Alex and Thomas were in single figure boat speeds whilst the supposed wind speeds were in double figures.
  12. Rainbow Spirit

    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    I used to sail these virtual races years ago, but gave up when I realized that I did not have the ability to run with the leaders, and was wasting too much time trying to. I have a question, does it look like anyone is going to try and run down the Argentinian coast and run ENE up along the Ice boundary? Looks like a far out way to go in many different ways.
  13. Rainbow Spirit

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Lets hope some of those light on with food have some fishing gear with them, lots of holes in the wind in the next week or so. Looks to be a long slow haul at times.
  14. Rainbow Spirit

    Vendee Globe 2020

    If one wanted to peel off on to a different course to your nearby boats, would you fake a course change the opposite way just before the beginning of the seven hour blackout, then steer off to your new course? Possibly as Apivia may have done?
  15. Rainbow Spirit

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Interesting that the last update has Apivia at 201 degrees.