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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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  1. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    pretty sure that protest has been aired before.
  2. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    An alternate scenario: there was plenty of room (Eve pulled Azzurro's stern about 2BL forward, then their sprit collided with the committee boat amidships) and they weren't looking at/for Azzurro before that prang, being absorbed by the unavoidable collision with Reve Let's wait for the outcome.of the protests, shall we?
  3. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    I would suggest they'd be sticking even closer to each other without routing s/w. Routing may provide an optimal track, but you still need to interpret it - optimal might be high risk compared to a 2% slower route - which do you take? (just one example). The navs would be having deep debates with the strategists at all times. You'd have the nav wanting to go one way for better route, with the strategist insisting they need to cover; the result would be just ensuring you're on 'that side' of the fleet within striking distance if things go pear shaped. They're sticking close together precisely because separation from the fleet is risky. I'm sort of surprised no-one managed to get a break from the pack in the doldrums, though. Wait till they get some bad weather, where mistakes and breakages will be costly, and driving at the edge consistently will make gains.
  4. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    "had to jump up in my underwear to help deal with shit, got so wet it didn't matter anyway" good stuff.
  5. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    fuckers should have done so after the second recall.
  6. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    cribbage game tomorrow night.
  7. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    good point - maybe weight is the wrong term to use here.
  8. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    yes another way to look at it is: weight = mass x G - bouyancy = mass x G - volume x density_of_water x G lower volume gives less bouyancy.
  9. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    'tis not a trick. In water, the denser material will be heavier, given equal mass.
  10. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    osmium (think about it immersed)
  11. Favorite On-Board Videos and Photos of 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race

    A bit of reality. Barfing and plastic urinal emptied into the cockpit.
  12. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    did this get posted ? Shows the boat rolling and explanation for slime. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4T_9JIOv0E
  13. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Pretty sure they just use tungsten ingots, but maybe a tungsten carbide powder / lead mix would be an easier / cheaper way to raise the density with more traditional keel casting methods. EDIT: Here you go: www.blur.se/irc/alfaromeo.pdf IRC cert says ingots in lead
  14. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Mapfre (and vestas) looked much more bow out with that rig up. Scallywag really seemed to be ploughing a furrow with the fractional zero and J2.
  15. Which Smock to buy

    Agreed, but the prices vary across markets. MPX and Isotak 2 are roughly on par. price-wise for Oz retail... but Musto can be picked up much cheaper either from the UK or by those with connections (like 30% or more cheaper). HPX and that Zhik being discussed are both 2x that price point (~$AU1500 in Oz) I stand by my statement that I can get a MPX smock for 30% that latter price. They're level-pegging on cost - I have no idea of the quality, as I haven't worn either HPX or top of the line Zhik stuff. Its called marketing. They wear what they're told.