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#1 BalticBandit

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:26 PM

So the FP article on Pip Hare taking 1st in the Mini Fastnet with a Series boat is pretty interesting.  And I believe the DSS foiled Mini is also aiming for the 2013 start.  So I'm curious if anyone has a "Form Book" on who the faves are for this new course.  Any rumours about new designs besides the DSS?  its not that far out..



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 03:16 PM

Pip's result is great, very heavy conditions saw the leader Mad Dog and others retire, she did well to hold it together! 

I'd like to see Pip do well in the series, and I'd like to see the Scow pull a repeat but I think the course doesn't suit it as much as previous years. 

 

Will be interesting! 



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 03:32 PM

810 and 824 will likely factor in the Series, both Naciras



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 04:17 PM

Impressed by Mad dog, jake did very well, own design and build. Perfect to support.

 

Very heavy seas etc benefits an experienced serie sailor. but good work of Pip, the proto on 2d made a "few" mistakes.



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Posted 25 May 2013 - 09:16 AM

hard to go past the scow. but, it has been said before, the sailor is the main difference between those at the front and the rest.



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Posted 25 May 2013 - 01:10 PM

I dunno.  Seems to me the top 5 are all pretty damned good



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Posted 26 May 2013 - 03:50 AM

Pip's result is great, very heavy conditions saw the leader Mad Dog and others retire, she did well to hold it together! 

I'd like to see Pip do well in the series, and I'd like to see the Scow pull a repeat but I think the course doesn't suit it as much as previous years. 

 

Will be interesting! 

ahla steven bradbury



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Posted 26 May 2013 - 08:48 AM

Pip's result is great, very heavy conditions saw the leader Mad Dog and others retire, she did well to hold it together! 

I'd like to see Pip do well in the series, and I'd like to see the Scow pull a repeat but I think the course doesn't suit it as much as previous years. 

 

Will be interesting! 

ahla steven bradbury

yes,well, finishing is important!



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Posted 27 May 2013 - 08:09 AM

810 and 824 will likely factor in the Series, both Naciras

Don't forget Simon (when he doesn't meet a whale) and Bert (if he can hold the boat in one piece) and Renaud Mary (although P2).

 

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 02:27 AM

An other practice day in Britanny:

 



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Posted 30 May 2013 - 11:10 PM

Wicked video! Would most of these sailors do a standard gybe in these conditions? Or a douse/furl gybe?

 

Love these things.

 

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An other practice day in Britanny:

 



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 10:00 AM

An other practice day in Britanny:

 

 

Actually comes back to the thread title !

 

800 (0.00/ 1.19) is pretty high in the form book.

Her skipper Gwenole Gahinet (series winner last time) has entered only two of this year's preliminary races and won both ahead of the 747 Scow and her new italian owner (one by a couple of minutes though)

 

667 (1.19/ 1.52) Benoit Marie always look to be in the top 5.

 

Two important races to come second-half of June, with more entries kind of 30 protos and 50 series.

Better view then ,



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 01:05 PM

The UK Fastnet is the one that Pip did so well in.  The Mini - Fastnet is the big one - 80 boats from Dournenez to the rock and back. 

 

And i think i am going to race it...

 

More to come



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Posted 01 June 2013 - 12:00 AM

The UK Fastnet is the one that Pip did so well in.  The Mini - Fastnet is the big one - 80 boats from Dournenez to the rock and back. 

 

And i think i am going to race it...

 

More to come

singlehanded?

 

or are you going to subject some poor soul to you and a small place for a couple of days? have mercy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Posted 01 June 2013 - 12:56 AM

yep...there are clearly a few masochists in the mini fleet.



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Posted 01 June 2013 - 01:47 AM

Stay away from the freeze dried with lentils in it. Unless you absolutely do not want to be invited back...

 

yep...there are clearly a few masochists in the mini fleet.



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Posted 05 June 2013 - 05:41 AM

yep...there are clearly a few masochists in the mini fleet.

and at least one sadist.



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Posted 14 August 2013 - 10:11 PM

just did the pilgrimage to Douarnenez... some nice looking 6.50s  hanging out - watched two come back in from a training session (787 included)






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