Rainbow Spirit

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Rainbow Spirit last won the day on December 31 2017

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  1. Rainbow Spirit

    Vendée – Arctique – Les Sables d’Olonne race.

    So what can we draw from this race so far to make comparisons to the upcoming VG? 1/ Unfortunately the weather has been mostly light to moderate and on the nose, so nothing like the VG. So any conclusions are difficult at best. 2/ We can't compare Hugo Boss and Corum with the fleet because they did not compete. 3/ Apicil, L'Occitane and Arkea Paprec have retired, AP with serious problems with their foils, which they may not be able to fix in time for the VG. 4/ Standout boats so far have been Apivia and Charal, with LinkedOut doing well, along with Initatives Coeur and PRB. So come November my picks would be, Apivia, Charal, Hugo Boss and LinkedOut to be the front runners, the winner? Who knows?
  2. Rainbow Spirit

    Vendée – Arctique – Les Sables d’Olonne race.

    Can't blame bad luck this time, they were practically side by side.
  3. Rainbow Spirit

    Vendée – Arctique – Les Sables d’Olonne race.

    I'm starting to think that Charal's Achillies heel is drift conditions, she fell off the pace crossing the doldrums in the TJV and here she is falling away from Apivia again as per the TJV.
  4. Rainbow Spirit

    Vendée – Arctique – Les Sables d’Olonne race.

    Lets see if Charal and Apivia can do a better job of keeping LinkedOut pinned, than LinkedOut did in a similar position..
  5. Rainbow Spirit

    Vendée – Arctique – Les Sables d’Olonne race.

    I'm getting the feeling that this race will not be showing us much about how everyone will perform in the Vendee, way too much upwind, and light winds.
  6. Rainbow Spirit

    Vendée – Arctique – Les Sables d’Olonne race.

    A real lottery ahead, who will win the jackpot?
  7. Rainbow Spirit

    Vendée – Arctique – Les Sables d’Olonne race.

    Does anyone now when the tracker updates and how often? Thanks.
  8. Rainbow Spirit

    Vendée – Arctique – Les Sables d’Olonne race.

    I really like Thomas Ruyant's position, he is in a very strategic place, putting himself closer to the mark, and above Jeremie Beyou and Charlie Dalin. Plus he will have a better wind angle for the next 24 hours as well, if the wind as predicted, holds that is.
  9. Rainbow Spirit

    Vendée – Arctique – Les Sables d’Olonne race.

    The way things stand, if we can believe the weather forecasts, headwinds look to be the order of the day for the next two to three days. and lightening ones at that. Hardly an indication of who will be the stand out Vendee boats.
  10. Rainbow Spirit

    Vendée – Arctique – Les Sables d’Olonne race.

    Is the course port roundings? ie anticlockwise. If so there could be a bit of upwind sailing early on, who is best at that in the fleet?
  11. So, the so called greatest country in the world will give the American people the choice between either Trump or Biden as the next President. One a complete fuckwit, the other who is in a downward spiral with dementia. What a choice! Surely you can do better than that.
  12. Rainbow Spirit

    Want to get into Finn (open to suggestions, though)

    I know two stories concerning Finn sailors, both on Sydney Harbour many moons ago. One concerns an older sailor thrashing himself upwind in a stiff NEer, his body aching from the hiking and receiving the odd bruise or two he got from thrashing around in the boat. He passed a 30 ft yacht with the crew lounging back scoffing the odd beer or two, and downing some home cooked cuisine. That looks so much better than this stuff, he thought, so a few weeks later he sold the Finn and joined a local yacht club... The moral of the story here, Finns are a hard boat to sail in strong winds, especially as you get older. Then there was the time when a Finn sailor called starboard on a 18 foot skiff, the skiffies told him to get stuffed, and sailed past, so the Finn sailor leaned out and grabbed their leeward tiller extension and sent them into the drink, "Next time when I call starboard I mean STARBOARD you pricks!" Never mess with a disgruntled Finn sailor!
  13. Rainbow Spirit

    How has the coronavirus COVID-19 affected your sailing?

    So here in Oz, our sailing club has shut down, along with all my other outside activities, and we are not supposed to travel except for essential items and going to the doc, exercise etc. Trades people can still travel, so what I am going to do is drag out the sailboat towing vehicle (an old Toyota wagon) strap a ladder on the racks with a few timber planks, wear a fluro top, and I'll be able to go anywhere I like! I'll be a tradie...
  14. Rainbow Spirit

    2020 JJ Giltinan 14-22 March

    It's not a close contact sport, well except at some mark roundings, so I can't see why you would cancel the event because of COVID19.
  15. Rainbow Spirit

    New Hugo Boss Spotted

    Yak, yak, yak, all those shots look like they are from the previous HB. I thought this thread was about the new boat.