IMOCA 60 Trim Tabs
Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:52 AM
Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:11 AM
Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:02 AM
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
Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:06 AM
Now JPD sails with Virbac Paprec 3.
Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:23 PM
Has anyone got any pictures of Gamesa's trim tab?
Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:40 PM
I think (but am not certain) that the FNOB got rid of the trim tab on Renault (now Jean Le Cam's boat)
Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:59 PM
Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:10 PM
Last time it raced under Estrella Damm.
Now used in movie with DCNS
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
Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:18 PM
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.
Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:29 PM
Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:57 PM
Posted 17 November 2012 - 07:55 PM
Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:06 PM
The ideas got more interesting as we neared the bottom of the bottle.
Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:50 PM
Think you are right.
For some reason, I thought the rule changes ended up outlawing new interceptors but grandfathered in the old ones. Could be wrong about that.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 04:08 PM
Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:24 AM
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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