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  1. exanzio

    Sydney to Hobart 2016

    the chainplate wings on cqs are designed to protect the bowman and mid bow from spray, leading to happier hiking for the whole crew!
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    Sydney to Hobart 2016

    both in cruising config, with dvd players and aircon on board.
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    Is this the Figaro III?

    vplp want to avoid putting holes in the hull near the waterline from hitting things...... dont tell the vendee boys they have been keeping this one up their sleeves!
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    Is this the Figaro III?

    if it looks like a duck.....
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    Vendee Globe 2016?

    AT will be on SB and on the AEZ in the next five hours, he should pick up the first of the front before ALC and hopefully ride it up onto the coat tails of the leader.
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    Vendee Globe 2016?

    AT Is probably the worst bloke you could give load sensors too - chasing the lights in his case probably would take most of us well eyond that queasy nervousness that tells you to lift off the gas. in any case, give it twelve hours and hell be over to staaaaaaarboard methinks .
  7. exanzio

    Vendee Globe 2016?

    having seen the footage, im not surprised his masthead zero is still on thefurler, does anyone expect him to douse that monster?
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    Vendee Globe 2016?

    2:42 on that video - no foil
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    Vendee Globe 2016?

    this 30 percent of the foil that was ok after the breakage, has anyone got clarifcation on whether hes talking about 70 percent of the entire foil missing, or 70percent of the vertical component. if hes only missing the vertical component and still has the full horizontal span that would explain how hes still generating RM and possibly explain why the black spot in the spray appears further aft., flying a frac code sail will lessen his heeling moment whilst still generating drive, which if hes trying to power up whilst defficient rm from his foil would seem to make sense. bp, look like they are just dragging that foil through the water in the few seconds you could see it, the boat seems fairly flat with not much lift coming off the foil. it just looks draggy.
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    Vendee Globe 2016?

    light pressure pushing up through the southern edge of the race track in the next day and a bit, Alex is going to have to harden up to find pressure at the top of the bubble if hes not going to be in the light stuff if a pounding see way as the fleet climb over him.
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    Vendee Globe 2016?

    Has anyone else noticed that Alex hasnt changed his heading for the last day, not even a wobble, like hes put the autopilot on magnetic course, sacked off sail trim and gone below. - if hes had a solid ten hours rest, whilst his competitors chase then thats the best competitive sleeping ive seen.
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    Vendee Globe 2016?

    thats not fair, - they found Kerguelen - genuine asset that it is!
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    Vendee Globe 2016?

    Safran and Banque Pop were so wide they weren't inside the IMOCA box rule! They went to their corner of the box and kicked it into a rectangle - for everyone saying Boss is skinny its possible hes just not an the extreme!
  14. exanzio

    Sydney to Hobart 2016

    the shipwrights is for sale - excellent, I just need to work out what I do for the 51 weeks a year that it is quiet.
  15. exanzio

    Vendee Globe 2016?

    I dont know how salt water, would breach a heat exchanger, then breach the cylinder liners and get to the oilly bits, if he had to do an oil change - maybe he just hydro-ed the engine and wasnt taking any chances? ??? He can sail but is he a bush mechanic?