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Route du Rhum 2018

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Just now, DickDastardly said:

Against the rules.  colregs apply

Oh well.  That's too bad.  It would have been fun to watch.

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Macif sailing lower and faster?  Looks that way in the live feed vid.

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Just now, DFL1010 said:

Would it be too Guardian-reader of me to suggest that neither deserves to lose this?

AGREED!

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I like that this is RTW solo record holder versus RTW fully crewed record holder.... And everything is going to come down to one tack... Unreal... Who will be the first one to tack?? 

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If my French is correct, the commentators are talking about a possible port/starboard (with Idec on stbd) when they next meet.

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nope, they're both on port tack heading towards the line now, just wondering whether they lay the line if wind keeps shifting

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HOLY SHIT!!!

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2 minutes ago, Dead air said:

Is the finish line where its shown on the tracker?

 

Looks about right.
The finish is a gate.

 

And now - off to bed.  :)

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WOW!

Hats off to Joyon! He is a LEGEND!!!

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Took him a while to understand that he had actually crossed the line and won!

Although he appeared to raise his fist just after the last tack, realising that he had Macif beat then

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Jesus Christ, did I really just spend 7 hours glued to my laptop????

There go my plans for a productive monday!

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3 minutes ago, Laurent said:

7j  14h 21m 47s

New record, for ONE minute!!!

C'était pas "7 jours 15 heures 8 minutes et 32 secondes" le précédent record ? donc 47 minutes de mieux !

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4 minutes ago, Laurent said:

7j  14h 21m 47s

New record, for ONE minute!!!

I'm clearly being daft (the bottle of red whilst watching the live feed doesn't help) but why was the record broken and then broken again a minute later (if I understand you correctly)?

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Just now, yl75 said:

C'était pas "7 jours 15 heures 8 minutes et 32 secondes" le précédent record ? donc 47 minutes de mieux !

 

6 minutes ago, Laurent said:

7j  14h 21m 47s

New record, for ONE minute!!!

I just quoted the commentators, which might be less than accurate...

 

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2 minutes ago, yl75 said:

C'était pas "7 jours 15 heures 8 minutes et 32 secondes" le précédent record ? donc 47 minutes de mieux !

That's right.

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That should be a record, after protests, if any. :P

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Reference time: Loïck Peyron, (2014): 7 days, 15 hours, 8 minutes

So FJ was ~48 minutes faster, tracker says 7d 14h 21m 47s

 

I guess Loick has to find a bigger ride next round.

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22 minutes ago, Alysun said:

Where was Joyon 30 years ago ????

That was around when he started long distance offshore in his early 30's. First really eye opener result was around 15 years later setting a solo RTW record of 72 days in used boat/cheap program putting the old round the world in 80 days saying to bed once and for all.

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