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In Topic: Vendee Globe 2016?

28 February 2017 - 08:33 PM

I think with Conrad's finish that made this VG edition have the most finishers ever.  Also, the rate of failure was lower than in the past, even with some retirement being less than required, as discussed in this (long) thread.  Could the OD elements (keel and rig) be helping here?

In Topic: First female to circumnavigate Antarctica solo

24 February 2017 - 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