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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Cattle prod big enough ? No . As soon as you jump on a boat single handed it takes a special person to do that. I prefer to sail two handed on a Class 40 and that's hard enough.How many days doing 24/7 and more. Those who judge have not and do not do it. I for one would not know how to sail a Imoca 60 single handed and I don't know how people do. As for Alex its a bloody shame for him and his team.As said bring on the Vendee and good luck to all involved.

    Route du Rhum 2018

    Well done Alex in getting the boat to port .Sleep deprivation ! it's a killer. Shock watches, upgrade to a cattle prod mate but then you have problems with follow through. Enjoy ya Rum.24 hour penalty, should have been the time he used his engine. Still the jury are damned if they do and damned if they don't. See you at the Vendee.

    bad penny - Hancock on VOR

    I think they have to get the basics right before dicking around with foils. I did see in the Southern Ocean in one of the videos that going down wind at speed, the present design stalls at speed. Not good. 4 to 6 crew 70ft scow bow. All electric engine and winches = more sail that can be handled and good for the second hand market. I want one .

    bad penny - Hancock on VOR

    The latest boats look dated and there is no thought gone into this . One design is the kiss of death for aftermarket sales in this fleet . How many have been built? So you go down the second hand market ! Has this been thought out ? I doubt it. Costs spiraling. 70ft with scow bow and sailed with 4 to six max is the way to go. Each stop over swap crews onto another boat for each of the legs. That way everyone is on a level pace. put in place a second hand package for potential buyers. One big pot for all sponsors to put in and divide by number of boats on the start line. That way sponsors are on all boats. Race finishes , boats are sold and the fleet grows . As to Imoca , Imoca is Imoca and should not be mixed up with another race. If it is then this race is not fit for purpose. Just a thought.

    1000 Milles Des Sables

    Well done to all competitors. One to watch I think will be Sam Goodchild on All in for the Rhum.Talk about close. Pos Name Handicap Start time Last pos received DTF Dist sailed VMG (Est) Finish time (Est) Elapsed time Corrected elapsed 1 Aina Enfance et Avenir 1.000 23 Apr 14:00 26 Apr 18:45 Finished 638 NM - 26 Apr 16:40 3d 2h 40m 46s 3d 2h 40m 46s 2 All in for the Rhum 1.000 23 Apr 14:00 26 Apr 18:45 Finished 636 NM - 26 Apr 16:49 3d 2h 49m 56s 3d 2h 49m 56s 3 Imerys Clean Energy 1.000 23 Apr 14:00 26 Apr 20:00 Finished 637 NM - 26 Apr 16:52 3d 2h 52m 40s 3d 2h 52m 40s 4 CARAC 1.000 23 Apr 14:00 26 Apr 20:00 Finished 646 NM - 26 Apr 17:29 3d 3h 29m 38s 3d 3h 29m 38s

    Gitana Maxi 17

    That white stuff ,It's not foam its coremat for bulking out the laminates. Just need to get the fabric laminate mixture right ,she then be good to go. Saying it's right on a drawing board is only one part of it . Was impact testing carried out? I doubt it. From build to water with a prototype breakages are going to happen. Well done to all competitors and all involved and a big thank you to the French on leading the world stage of yachting.

    AC 36 Protocol

    Thank yeow. I appreciate your words of wisdom. Pubs open slater.

    AC 36 Protocol

    Yawn , morning lab rats , ya not taking this seriously are you ? surly not .Its going to be the same old shit sailing around in 12 knot shit boxes . Everyone will talk about it before , race a few weeks , pack up and go home. The planet will be non the wiser. Waste of time effort and money where the yachts after are mothballed collecting dust or sent out to charter. The rules should stipulate that the winners future campaign boats should be faster, It is now not.The Americas Cup has now become irrelevant.

    AC 36 Protocol

    75 ft monohull with wing mast and foils would be great with six crew max if possible would make it different. So whats it to be a 75ft skiff or 75ft Moth?

    AC 36 Protocol

    What that the next AC will be sailed by illegal immigrants to get round the rule .There's sadly plenty and I expect they have more talent going to waste than the pick of the same old faces at the moment. New people in the sport is required and that ain't gonna happen in the good old stuck up the arse UK.

    AC 36 Protocol

    I see people on here whinging about passports etc ,sadly I live in the UK and have dual nationality UK and Australia . I will always choose to sail as an Australian as the UK has it's head firmly lodged up it's arse and will always be so. As to building the yachts will be interesting as the UK has no UK owned builders or industry come to it. No Green Marine is not British.

    AC 36 Protocol

    Exciting times ,can't wait to see a 75 ft monohull going round the course foiling at full chat in a breeze. Well done New Zealand.

    Game On

    Why bother with people like that who will not let you compete. Set your own race up and use the local pub as your club, friendlier people and no bullshit. Any one wearing sailing gear in the pub has to buy a round. Simple.

    volvo goes both ways

    It's my wife's fault when she cracked Mark over the head with a hoover and now it's coming to fruition.

    volvo goes both ways

    RIP Volvo ,trying to be many things and not get to the bottom of the problem is ridiculous. So as we have seen what happens when a foil breaks and you are pushed to the back or retire on that leg, not good for sponsors . Then we have cat inshore round the cans sailing? WTF. It is suppose to be a Ocean race . Take a leaf out of the Class 40 . Simply design a fast ocean boat and make it for four up.You want numbers .Sponsors could have three boats per team if the boat is right,and it currently is not.Oh and that is for potato head Mark Turner. Speak next year ,Adios.