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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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  1. Practice videos

    Oops...anyone can explain what happened at that last tack by TNZ (13:40)? Thanks
  2. Frankie's lights

    How do you know when you are a sailing nerd? When you watch Apple's Xmas ad and you notice Frankenstein's lights must be reversed: https://youtu.be/aFPcsYGriEs?t=58s
  3. Ultime / G-Class Development

    Soldini seems to have the best pensioner job in the world. http://www.conceptcarz.com/a16276/GIOVANNI-SOLDINI-AND-MASERATI-CONTINUE-THE-CHALLENGE-IN-A-MULTI70-TRIMARAN.aspx
  4. caption contest

    Boat people or people's boat?
  5. Old Whitbread/Volvo Ocean Race yachts

    Maiden is here. As you can read, there is a project to rescue her and sail it across the finish line in Southampton in 2016, 30 years to the minute after the (first) girls did it at the Withbread '86 race. Apologies if it's old news. Otherwise - also in consideration of all the noise about girls in the VOR this year - isn't this worth a slot in the homepage?
  6. Rib Accident at VOR Lorient Start

    I managed to be on a marshall boat at the VOR in-port race in Lisbon. On that occasion marshall boats were mainly sailboats, for what I could see. There was an agreement between VOR and a local yacht club. I guess the club only had some sandwitches and fuel from VOR. I understand the skippers had a briefing on their duties the day before. So it all sounded very simple and relaxed. Our marshall boat was a Bavaria 32 cruise sailboat, so I doubt we would have any great horsepower and manouvre capability. I don't think it should be required for that job if there is enough common sense. Maybe this accident is a lesson that marshalling these races should be more professional (as hinted in the HP) but at a first glance - before any legal consideration applies - it looks like the behaviour of Spindrift was against the common safety consideraton that should be expected by any skipper in any maritime conditions.
  7. Transat Jacques Vabre - 2015

    Andrea Mura is expected to be there (IMOCA). Boat will be splashed in August. I found it here: http://www.farevela.net/2015/06/10/esce-dallo-stampo-a-persico-marine-il-nuovo-imoca-60-di-andrea-mura-prosegue-la-corsa-al-vendee-globe/
  8. New imoca boats

    Does this belong to this thread? http://girodiboa.corriere.it/2015/06/11/andrea-mura-voglio-vincere-la-vendee-globe/
  9. Artemis?

    Great! Someone insulting me in the forum. I am loving it! Though I don't think I deserve it. I am sorry: I don't hate Artemis, the team, the Swedish in general. As many Italians, I took up sailing thanks to Paul Cayard so I can't even share the negative attitude towards him that is common in this forum... I was just replying to another post with statements that I personally regard as incorrect. Specifically on the fact that LR was as bad as AR is now. I think there is evidence this is not the case. The boat was well designed from the beginning (by the Kiwis, I know). Looking at AR bouncing up and down and you ask what looks bad in AR boat with 12 questions marks? Are you serious? It is not a good show and just makes me share the opinion of many others who think the project is simply wrong (and have brought ample technical rationales). I may be mistaken of course. I admit I can only judge mainly based on what I see on YouTube. Anyway, stick to your opinion and save the insults for better occasions.
  10. Artemis?

    So if CD fails to "park" NO when he has a chance then he is crap. When the reverse happens does it make AR good? Max commented after the first race that he is happy for CD to be very cautious at start. It's understandable if you consider what they have to gain and what they have to lose. They only have one boat. Also NO seems not confident enough to push a dial-up. It seems to me that they both have good reasons for doing so. Honestly, the boat so far looked so bad that even if the crew made any mistakes we would have missed them. But I agree they have been better in looking for puffs. Or so it seems. On the other hand, the distance between the boats was often so huge that LR was in a different wind. You can see very well in virtual eye, the case of the wind shift to left during the second upwind. It just happened in time for AR to benefit for it. LR was simply elsewhere. Nothing. The boat is wrong (within the class rule) Yes/maybe. It was designed for that. And it was a mistake. Yes, they did.
  11. Artemis?

    Yes. They did fly very well after few days (not more than 13) on the water and they were able to reach a speed of 37kts. See here: http://luna-rossa-challenge-2013.americascup.com/en/latest/2384/auckland-december-2012-racing-vs-emirates-team-new-zealand-2 Having said that, they are far from the perfect performance of ETNZ.