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Volvo Ocean Race makes 50 million euro bet

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Is this why Turner was sacked?

GOTHENBURG, Sweden (Reuters) - The Volvo Ocean Race will make a 50 million euro investment in new boats with ‘foiling’ and ‘flying’ technology for future editions as part of a plan organizers hope will strengthen both its sporting reputation and its commercial appeal for sponsors. Organizers used an event at the Volvo Museum in Gothenburg to unveil the design for a foil-assisted 60-foot (18.29m) monohull boat that will be used for the offshore legs of the round-the-world race for teams. Foils effectively work like an aeroplane wing and lift the boats, helping them achieve faster speeds.

The monohull will be designed by France’s Guillaume Verdier and will be a faster version of the boats that are sailed solo around the world in the Vendee Globe. Race CEO Mark Turner also said that ultra-quick ‘flying’ catamarans of up to 50 feet (15m) will be used for inshore harbor racing at each host city. ‘Flying’ catamarans, familiar from the America’s Cup, sail completely out of the water.

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probably. I think the storyline was that he was so focussed on the next edition, that he forgot to sell the current edition.

 

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Did you turn the knob on your time-machine too far back?
This is old  (and no longer relevant) "news"

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Beware this thread is started by a Troll wanting to hook you.

Go here for the real McCoy and where serious people have a beer and a chat on this subject...btw the first and most useless post there was by guess who??

 

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Using pickle forks that have nothing to do with the race for the in-ports is the stupidest decision made in the history of sailing events.

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34 minutes ago, jack_sparrow said:

Beware this thread is started by a Troll

 

 

There's an OP?

I was wondering why this thread made no sense.

 

 

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S it means that Turner could see that the current boats were fucked, boring and the entire event needed updating.

Looks like he was rolled, doesn't it.

Nice try though.  So that means the bet was lost right?

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26 minutes ago, random said:

S it means that Turner could see that the current boats were fucked, boring and the entire event needed updating.

Looks like he was rolled, doesn't it.

Nice try though.  So that means the bet was lost right?

No
But rumour has it, that the whole idea was just to bait you.
Did it work?
Yes

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39 minutes ago, ModernViking said:

No
But rumour has it, that the whole idea was just to bait you.
Did it work?
Yes

Says you who just replied to the thread.

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