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In Topic: Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 Entrants

16 September 2014 - 09:28 AM

If Dongfeng can make that sort of mistake in the middle of the day what's going to happen in the middle of the night when the going get's rough and everyone is tired. You can't buy experience. Conversely look at Vestas who can win with so little time on the boat but with a good crew.

Dongfeng had a man over board incident as well during the night. Combine the reduced crew numbers thing, inexperience and short training lead in, you have to ask, has safety been compromised. You don't need shit like this in offshore racing. Things can go seriously wrong very quickly. I shudder to think of a MOB at night in heavy weather with the boat doing 25 kts. These boats will punish inexperience in a brutal manner.

Leg 0 was a practice leg for all the safety systems on board, all the boats had to practice a MOB procedure...

In Topic: Pogo 3

10 September 2014 - 09:24 PM

The Pogo 3 is launching tomorrow (11th)1454909_10152628531352347_4490866951581910698579_10152628531402347_2557891910856

In Topic: Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 Entrants

13 August 2014 - 11:12 AM


some great footage from the Dongfeng guys!

In Topic: Round Britain & Ireland

12 August 2014 - 09:42 AM

Its great to see the MOD70 powered up and flying.... excellent design.

You sure about that? What about the whole flipping thing....

A lot of modifications have been made to Oman to make sure that doesn't happen, especially as Gavignet is going solo.

In Topic: Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 Entrants

12 August 2014 - 08:11 AM