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  1. k-f-u

    Brest Atlantiques 2019

    Didn't Macif already do a lap in a race mode of sorts?
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    Team NYYC

    you can use tools to estimate if an image was photoshopped. In this case, I don't see any indication that it was shopped. The foil area would probably be more noisy in the ELA view. http://fotoforensics.com/analysis.php?id=2d733c076e207c55c4ce2f7ec7d7014535886687.80393&show=ela
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    I guess he means he would've won it with an intact stb foil. Faster than ALC on BP in the last VG.
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    VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    soorry, should've used yellow circles...
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    VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    What's the funny bumps in the wind about? As ilhas Vestas?
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    VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Do you define "sailing a course" as sailing a fixed compass course that was suggested by the routing (without adapting to shifts)? I'd think they're always sailing the "local wind", i.e. the fastest angle, with boat speed targets based on their detailed polars, and adapting to every tiny shift regardless of COG. Or did I get you wrong?
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    VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    I was hoping for Alinghi4E to become new CEO of the Volvo. Thought he's just trying to read up on that sailing thing over here as a preparation...
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    VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    This is one brilliant idea. So here's the deal, @Alinghi4ever. Get this book, it's really good, it's in German, a language you should understand, and read it first to last page. And then read it again. And only then come back to this forum. https://www.amazon.de/Wetter-auf-See-Ralf-Brauner/dp/3884124870/ And here's the special deal, just for you: I'll buy you this book if you follow your promise, which you did over in the AC forum, to bugger off of SA for good. Klingt verlockend?
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    VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Should ST ever want to swap the girls, I could recommend two very talented and weathered (force 11) seawoman, or mariners as some would say, that are available for new adventures. Both have the required safety and comms knowledge (sans epirb) and even navigational experience in the southwesternortheasterly Pacific. Can live off oatmeal and pasta for weeks without losing muscle mass. Can talk in front of a camera. Positive record of not running aground. Not sure if they could bring the dogs, though.
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    VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Dongy haul out. I think they're begging for a penalty with the skateboard under the bulb. Obviously not legal.
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    Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    https://www.today.com/news/two-women-their-dogs-rescued-navy-after-being-lost-sea-t118077 The women survived thanks to a water purifier and a year’s worth of oatmeal, rice, and pasta — they had heeded expert advice to pack their boat with as much food as possible in case of an emergency. They also took comfort from their dogs until their rescue came, 176 days after they originally sailed off from Hawaii. First thing you do in case of an emergency is boiling the pasta water, 1 liter per 100 gramm. They probably took all this inedible epirby electronics stuff out to pack more pasta. Really sorry for the dogs
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    VOR 2017-18

    You're so full of shit, it's hard to fathom. The full replay was available 5-10 min after the live broadcast through Facebook (if you know what that is). Stop trolling this forum as you promised yourself over in SAAC and get a life
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    VOR 2017-18

    +100 Telling others to keep ETNZ to other forums but jumping on the bandwagon at the first mention of GD. Fuck off and get a life. Oh wait, iggy will do.
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    VOR 2017-18

    what else should Burling do the next year? Olympics still a long time away and given their dominance, no need for a 3y ramp up. In the AC, it's the time of designers and politicians, not sailors. And he said he'd like to do the Volvo, so he's aware that it's a 1y+ investment...
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    VOR 2017-18

    my bet is on ETNZ for boat #8. Dalton alluded to the connection of AC to other races like VOR. When asked if he'd announce a VOR campaign, he said "not at the moment" (or so), which is not a No. For Turner it'd be super attractive to have the AC holder in the fleet. He probably could even pay ETNZ to participate from a marketing perspective. The sponsors would be happy to get continuous exposure in a proven event rather than waiting for 2-3 years until the first test boat gets splashed. There's a stopover in Auckland. PB and BT openly said they wanna do it, and the timing is right. They have higher chances of winning in a OD fleet, even if the boats are not overly exciting. They could do the grand slam in less than two years, which would probably set an all time record. With regard to the Olympics and the next AC, this VOR should also fit better than the next one. There should be enough offshore sailors hanging around the ETNZ base (Nico?) Also the timing for the rest of the team is not so bad. The designers are busy with the new AC class and the shore team might (partially) join the VOR team. Admin and marketing staff can go full swing into the VOR. Now what to do with those cyclors...?