LuisC

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  1. LuisC

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    https://youtu.be/aMSQcQI6nyk Funny vid from Mapfre Luis
  2. LuisC

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Not much new information Shore guy: three tasks to do, mast, main and boom. Boom task very easy. Working day and night, 12 hours are a lot of time to do things. Shore team did not expect to have a pit stop. Just in case. Xabi: task doing some slower as expected. An hour and a half later they would cast off to try to be at restart point at 12 hour required time. After that they will sail not at 100% as the main has to cure. Luis
  3. LuisC

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    After some internet searching, I think infosailing.net comes from Infosailing Gestión, SLU a Spanish marketing company managed by Alejandro Varela, working now for Mapfre team. See his profile in linkedin https://es.linkedin.com/in/alejandro-varela-piñeiro-b88855135 all are internet public data luis
  4. LuisC

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Hi Stief You can find it from images on Mapfre team page: http://desafiomapfre.com/2017-fotos/ luis
  5. LuisC

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Maybe because I am a very old Newbie... just from 2012 ;-) Only writing when I have something interesting to tell. Luis
  6. LuisC

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Images of MAPFRE repairs https://infosailing.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/RACING-EN-REGATA/G0000lqfd_SovwXg/I00009gn3M6rjzjg/C0000Y503PSgYSK8
  7. LuisC

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    He said they are trying to fix the mast track problem. There is a ripped section of the track. Now they can only use one or two reefs, and they are trying to develop an improvement to move to full main or one reef for the next reaching. He also explained, they are expecting +40 knots in the incoming night, so they will furl the head sail and only use the J2. In such conditions they will not gybe, but tack full around. They will lose some miles, but they prefer.
  8. LuisC

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    No, he did not explain any detail about that
  9. LuisC

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Ñeti (Antonio Cuervas-Mons) went up
  10. LuisC

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    They were reefing the 2nd before a gybe, only to do it more securely. After the gybe, they would shake off the 2nd reef. He says they usually do that in such conditions. The main track came apart from the mast. They fixed it with ratchet straps, and completed the 2nd reef. He thinks they will go with it till Cape Horn I suppose they need to free the straps to shake off the 2nd reef.
  11. LuisC

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    They are now with 2 reefs and fractional. He thinks that they will continue racing with 2 reefs till Cape Horn