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Icedtea

Member Since 12 Oct 2008
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In Topic: Vendee Globe 2016?

Today, 09:22 AM

The NKE has a mob function. In solo mode, any further than 50m between the crew worn transmitter and the boat and it turns the boat head to wind.
Still wouldn't like to swim after your boat in the southern ocean.

I've heard that too- it's a good idea, and I can for sure imagine it working for a mini or something else smaller. 

 

Would the pilots be good enough to turn a fully powered-up 60 into the wind and hold it there? I'd imagine there'd need to be something there to dump the sheets as well- like upsideup that the big multis have to stop them from capsizing.


In Topic: Vendee Globe 2016?

Yesterday, 11:22 AM

Watching the latest Vendee Live video and they had a live interview with Armel- he looks incredibly relaxed and happy with where he is, understandably. 

 

I think he may have decided to stick the boot down and get as much ahead of Alex as he can over the next few days .

 

I wonder if he's doing it as a bit of a mind game too, choosing to go hard when Alex is on his 'fast gybe' rather than on the slow gybe, just to make it hurt a bit more. 

 

Hoping that's not the case, but christ the guy is fast as fuck


In Topic: Is this the Figaro III?

03 December 2016 - 08:53 PM

Pictures of the new Figaro 3 here- https://www.facebook...?type=3

 

 

A sails and nifty looking foils. 

Interesting times ahead.


In Topic: Vendee Globe 2016?

01 December 2016 - 02:11 PM

Boss will be happy to be heeling less again! 


In Topic: Vendee Globe 2016?

30 November 2016 - 11:49 AM

I'm absolutely astounded that Armel hasn't gotten away yet- in supposedly perfect conditions for him. 

 

Bodes well for HB going forward.