Dropped in for a visit, not much has changed and certainly none for the better.
A comment on this project. Given perfect conditions it could blitz the record, most years it would not make Hobart, on a bad year people will die.
I know Volvo boats handle extreme weather but they always have the option to head down and change strategy.
Heading to Hobart, 50knots plus on the nose, Bass Straight no back to them 10+ meter waves with a cross sea at 3 meters. This is a death ship.
STH is not the race for this boat IMHO. Especially not as a shake down.
Just my 2c, flame away.
It's basically a big Open 60, Paps, designed to break transatlantic, transpacific, and even possibly a RTW record. And perhaps most importantly, there was no JuanK involvement.
Do you think it should be able to handle a Hobart with those credentials?
So what changed your mind from last year?