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In Topic: First female to circumnavigate Antarctica solo

Yesterday, 11:32 PM

Good to see the old Funnel Web sailing in top form again.  Thanks for posting about it.


Like others, I was not familiar with this sort of down under record, interesting challenge.  It seems to be a bit late in the year to be setting out?  Nice of Forss to make another tracker for this one.

In Topic: Vendee Globe 2016?

10 February 2017 - 03:08 AM

The first time Nandor completed the Vendee, he finished in 128 days and the winner (Gautier) did the lap in 110 days.  So he has bested his first time, in 1992-93, by around 35 days, a pretty substantial margin.  In 2000-01, this time would have been second, ahead of Ellen MacArthur.  From that perspective, he's definitely winning.

In Topic: Jules Verne Trophy 2016

26 January 2017 - 07:50 AM


In Topic: Jules Verne Trophy 2016

26 January 2017 - 07:48 AM

Crazy record, 3.3 nm left

In Topic: Jules Verne Trophy 2016

25 January 2017 - 05:39 PM

They're routing closer to land to achieve better sea state, allowing them to go faster. I don't think Joyon even wants to go that fast but to do otherwise would mean falling off the low and losing half a day, which isn't acceptable when they *can* speed up and stay with it. They may be faster going north from the equator than they were start to the equator, when they pick their window, quite unusual. Some will say luck, but there's a really fast boat and really good sailors.

I'm glad Clean is putting the effort on the front page, but Joyon remains virtually unknown in the English speaking world.