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In Topic: Vendee Globe 2016?

19 January 2017 - 02:13 PM

Have there been any shots of the infamous broken foil yet?


In Topic: Is SV really the Cleveland Steamer?

18 January 2017 - 06:31 PM

 

Or some other sock?

And who the fuck are you pray tell?
 
Someone after your job? 

Any chance of another leaving thread from you?

In Topic: farr 40 ilc

18 January 2017 - 06:06 PM

-)
 
yeah, I haven't bought the Farr yet, just considering this a cheap option. Asking below 20000 usd, so worth maybe half the asking price?
 
I understand your point of wiev, but its not in my budget to do so.
 
My thoughts are that those boats were built to last a lifetime - No ? Kevlar hull and so forth  ?
To bad to just let them go to waste?


It's race boat and as such is never built to last, the last thing anyone needs is a tired race boat, especially with Kevlar in it.

Walk away.

In Topic: Vendee Globe 2016?

18 January 2017 - 05:41 PM

FWIW...  At 1 AM Central US time last night, I finished 107th in the Virtual Vendee, out of 450,000 entries.  First in the SA group, first American, roughly a day and half before the first real boat.  ALC and AT were ahead of the virtual fleet at Cape Horn (and I had spent most of my time in the top 100 of the virtual fleet up to that point, often in the top 50).  Then the virtual fleet totally blew apart in the South Atlantic with at least 4 different viable strategies playing out.  I was among the leaders of the second-best strategy, but lost out to those who played the best strategy effectively.  AT and ALC were closer to the track of the third-best strategy.
 
I try to not cross threads by discussing the virtual race here, but I figured this detail is worth one post.
 
The winner was an Aussie (a friend of mine in the game), who finished 16.5 hours ahead of me.  Second was a Kiwi.  Best French was 3rd, and second-best French was 6th (with Switzerland and Germany in between).  I'm guessing the French press, which actually has written things about the virtual race, is bummed that the leaderboard wasn't a French sweep.  Throughout the race, they tended to ignore the frontrunners who weren't French.  When the Aussie took a commanding lead, they started putting up articles about tangential stuff like which yacht clubs around the world have the most entries.

Virtual VG is like having sex with your sister

Speaking from experience?

In Topic: KWRW Predictions?

16 January 2017 - 07:59 PM

I thought Key West was dead?

Thet wase then, thissis nowe!  Wase deade bcause wase run by Premiere.  Nowe run by STC so ist notte deade.  Gette it?
 
:)

Got it, thanks Snags.