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In Topic: Vendee Globe 2016?

04 January 2017 - 11:56 PM

Is Beyou still without wind forecast?

In Topic: Vendee Globe 2016?

02 January 2017 - 06:38 PM


Long wait almost over when AT can finally get onto his starboard foil. Should be drag race then for eight to ten days when we can see just how fast HB is. Every indication is that HB might just gave some advantage over BP. 160 miles quite a hurdle, but in 5000 still possible.

This brings me back to my old question.
Will Alex break the boat in the fight for place one, or is 2nd good enough this round?
Interesting question. Having given himself a real opportunity to win, I can't see Alex coasting to the finish, being satisfied with second. But I can see him pushing it to the absolute limit and beyond, if he gets another sniff.
On the other hand, ALC will have to respond to any challenge to HIS leadership. Can't see him satisfied with second either. He's done it twice already!
So, if it's to be a boat-breaking, all in assault for line honours, they'll both be going for it. Then the 'breaking' could go either way, no?

Exiting to see if the coming days of staaarboard will be in good foiling conditions. What do you think?

I'm guessing that Alex will catch up with Armel in 5 days +- 2

In Topic: Vendee Globe 2016?

31 December 2016 - 01:29 AM

Great course by Alex/HB. Going with The wind quitte a bit further north and east, turning back west to try and cash in. Looks right.

In Topic: Thomas Coville RTW attempt 2016

26 December 2016 - 11:09 PM

Impressive. Extraordinary. Deserved.

In Topic: Vendee Globe 2016?

19 December 2016 - 01:30 PM



Interesting view, but loosing 800 nm to Paul Meilhat? Alex is in different weather than Armel, but so is Paul Meilhat compared to Alex. Don't see Alex getting even with Armel if things don't change. But can't see him loose that lead he has to nr 3 either.
Nothing is certain, but if I had to pick one boat in this fleet to sail from Cape Horn to LsD on it would be Paul's boat.

Very interesting! Would you please explain?