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lawrencepeckham

IMOCA 60 Trim Tabs

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do you mean the interceptor (short straight edge at the back of the boat lowered adn raised to change for/aft trim?)? Only gamesa has an interceptor, these are now banned for new boats but was grandfathered on Gamesa (and aviva). I am not aware of any boats having trim tabs on the keel (and I am not sure I would see the point of one).

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Saw this a few months ago but there doesn't seem to be anyevidence of it in any recent photos. I havn't seen the Gamesa one.

 

PS. My favourite saying has always been 'It never got weird enough for me!' - Hunter S. Thompson

 

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So has Jean Le Cam kept the trim tab/interceptor/planing board?

Has anyone got any pictures of Gamesa's trim tab?

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Gamesa has an interceptor rather than a trim tab, ie a small plate that is pushed down vertically.

 

I think (but am not certain) that the FNOB got rid of the trim tab on Renault (now Jean Le Cam's boat)

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Last time it raced under Estrella Damm.

 

Now used in movie with DCNS

 

http://www.histoired...des 60'/E42.htm

 

I thought that DCNS was the boat they are using for the film - not the Estrella Damm.

 

Renault in the 2010 BWR is the old Gitana and is now Jean le Cam's boat.

 

Virbac 2 was Pepé and Alex's Estrella for the BWR 2010 and is still owned by the FNOB - I THINK

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The confusion comes because in 2009 / 2010, just after the TJV, Pachi had the Estrella sponsor and the Gitana boat. Pépé and Alex had Renault sponsor on the ex-Virbac boat.

 

For some reason the sponsor swapped the skippers over (Pachi to Renault and Pépé to Estrella) but as I understand it, Pépé and Alex didn't want to swap boats so they swapped the branding over instead.

 

No idea why all that happened. I just remember it being super confusing for a while there.

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I read someplace that the tab has been repaired and still used on the ex-Gitana 80 ex-Renault. Most did not like the weight associated with the flap, but my experience was that in the proper conditions and with it set at the optimum angle you could gain a significant speed increase.

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For some reason, I thought the rule changes ended up outlawing new interceptors but grandfathered in the old ones. Could be wrong about that.

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Merf and I spent the better part of a bottle of whiskey trying to figure out a way to make one work within the limits of the Class 40 rule.

 

 

The ideas got more interesting as we neared the bottom of the bottle.

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In that DailySail walk thru vid with AT and MG, Mike said his boat was the only one in the race with a trim tab or interceptor. He also said it was the business...

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In that DailySail walk thru vid with AT and MG, Mike said his boat was the only one in the race with a trim tab or interceptor. He also said it was the business...

 

Correct re trim tab. As Potter just said, the one on Virbac 2 were taken off by Pepe and Alex.

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