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  1. The race is not about us, it's about the competitors. They're in it for a fair race, which won't be won by the biggest wallet. When was the last time that happened? There have already been two boats penalized for disallowed modifications, so Don's pedantic rules are necessary and they're working. I think it's a brilliant concept. Be happy
    4 points
  2. Agreement will see IMOCA 60 boats in next race IMOCA 60 boats have been invited to participate in the next race... July 02, 201815:05 UTC A partnership agreement has been made with the International Monohull Open Class Association (IMOCA), which provides the exclusivity to use the IMOCA 60 for crewed round the world yacht races. Last week, during the finish of the Volvo Ocean Race in The Hague, an Educational Session for interested parties was held around the IMOCA Class Rules. Sailors from the most recent Volvo Ocean Race and IMOCA events, along with yacht designers
    3 points
  3. Not much chance of interesting dispatches. Film will be dropped at a couple (few) locations; is there one around the Azores? Then there is Tasmania (Storm Bay) and off Stanley, Falkland Islands (which may or may not happen for each boat depending on the day they arrive they might not make it upwind into Stanley if the prevailing NWl'y is strong that week). The irony of the digital content manager has not escaped me. I think Don has shot himself if the foot by not allowing digital media (I suspect he doesn't understand it) aboard. I don't mean that digital media should be fed in
    3 points
  4. The irony that this race has a "digital content director" is rather great.
    3 points
  5. This very nice drawing of the 18 GGR boats that started today, was created by Jacques Taglang.
    3 points
  6. Well, at least it is being talked about.
    2 points
  7. Dumas and Moitissier discovered that drogues we're not the way to travel in the South.
    2 points
  8. This advice is dangerous. While heaving to, might be appropriate , running bare poles downwind in a heavy sea is just asking to be rolled. Without any means of keeping stern, or bow to the waves it is almost guaranteed that you will be left broadside to the waves and be rolled. This is precisely the situation that drogues were designed to help with.
    2 points
  9. Don't forget the sails...and the money :-)
    1 point
  10. As an aside, sailing venues may be relatively safe from drone proliferation. I confess that I bought a Mavic Air about four months ago, and in that time there have been about four days with winds light enough to fly it.
    1 point
  11. Plus 2. Holy crap, two things in a row upon which we both agree - this has to stop
    1 point
  12. Team roster released: http://www.americanmagic.com/pdf/Sailing_Team_Release_American_Magic.pdf
    1 point
  13. not my boat but i'm on it quite a lot... High Tension 36
    1 point
  14. Penrose is in the water. I first laid my eyes on this boat in the yard seven years ago. Probably in the water for the first time in around ten years. It is as they say, a labor of love.
    1 point
  15. Preaching to the converted. But OD and cutting edge design aren’t mutually exclusive. There was an idea that the Super 60 would be OD. Let’s see how this plays out. I can’t see them not capitalizing on the successes of the last race .
    1 point
  16. Exactly why I tell my neighbors I won't register as an Independent in Maryland. If I did, I would have the pleasure of staying home for the Primary and watching other people pick my representatives. At least, this way, in the Primary, I can vote for the candidates I support, avoid the ones I don't, and, in the General, vote my conscience.
    1 point
  17. It's an old running joke on the SA Forums.
    1 point
  18. One place is called Tip & Stief....though they call it Tip & Shaft on the web. http://www.tipandshaft.com
    1 point
  19. Wondered how that was going to play out. Knut Frostad had an interesting vid about the ARC allowance of motors, and oars at least have a long history in sailing. IIRC, there are some interesting rants (Cruising Anarchy?) about 'purists' who refuse to use a motor but rely on others to tow them. Found the Knut vid at http://www.yachtingworld.com/news/controversy-bubbles-over-at-arc-rally-over-cruising-yachts-engine-hours-and-cheating-101525 KF " the 'get-out-of-jail card, nah, I don't like it"
    1 point
  20. Merge or flatten layers (Acrobat Pro) Click the Layers button, and select Merge Layers from the options menu . In the Layers To Be Merged pane, select one or more layers, and click Add. To remove a layer from the center panel, select one or more layers, and click Remove.
    1 point
  21. Yea up around that, as you say probably with something like storm jib sheeted flat and towing a bunch of shit, or more likely once the seas develop just sailing free in moderately conditions where the windvane can steer nicely. In good conditions I can amble along at just under 150 a day in my 35' steel tank and I don't have downwind sails or roller furling/reefing so they'll be able to do much better. A friend did Chatham Is. to Stanley in 30 days dead so that's an average of just under 160 in the 38' version of my tank. I don't think he is a record keeper so probably has no idea what h
    1 point
  22. Any of the good folk up in PNW heard/know about the restoration of the 1907 Albert Strange gaff cutter Tally Ho up in Sequim, WA? A British boatbuilder, Leo Goolden has been working on her off and on since about June last year. It's very nearly a complete rebuild by the look. Excellent video blog (26 postings so far) of Leo's restoration efforts here: http://sampsonboat.co.uk It's worth a look if you're into classic yacht restoration.
    1 point
  23. 175 miles. Probably under bare poles. Scarey
    1 point
  24. If it floats ... any bets on which way up it would float?
    1 point
  25. While watching the video of the Grand Prix Guyader posted by huey2, believing it was a video of this year, I just noticed a detail that I hadn't seen the first time. In fact it's a video from last year and we can see that Paul Meilhat has a "hybrid" foil on his boat SMA. Seemingly, after looking at the pictures of other races, this solution hasn't been validated. Having found nothing on the forum about these foils, I just found that : http://www.courseaularge.com/foil-hybride-a-lessai-sma.html
    1 point
  26. Today s this one. 107 by robert perry, on Flickr
    1 point
  27. Took a bit to find the names of the English commentators on the GGR site. Appreciated the commentary by Assistant Director: David Pryce (AUS) and GGR Media distribution ( PPL Media Ltd) manager Barry Pickthall (GBR) FWIW, the core management team is listed at http://goldengloberace.com/4-months-start/ Race Chairman and founder: Don McIntyre (AUS) Race Director: Patrice Carpentier (FRA) Assistant Director: David Pryce (AUS) French Manager: Celine Trommenschlager (FRA) Admin & Finance Director: Jane Zhou (CHI) Safety Director: Shane Freeman (A
    1 point
  28. First picture is on a s2 9.1 I race on called odyssey. The second picture is of a Nelson marek 30 I also race on called Half Nelson, it’s from the start of an overnight race where we were beating a Henderson 30, hobie 33s and a Peterson 37, we are on the left
    1 point
  29. Some nice lazy plane action on 675
    1 point
  30. Winter squall...of R de la P.
    1 point
  31. Seriously gorgeous hull lines, enhanced by the simplicity of the wishbone rig ... but badly let down by the coachroof. The shape is suitably subtle, but it is featureless. It needs some contrasting colour, or portholes, or handrails, or something.
    1 point
  32. Why is it stupid? This race isn't that far removed from hiscock, pardey, guzzwell, chichester or others of that ilk. This is a bunch of blokes having fun in the guise of a race. I wish them the best of luck.
    1 point
  33. This is replacing the Opti's in the junior racing program.
    1 point
  34. Witty could stay ashore and do Media Relations & PR.
    1 point
  35. Sadly, looks that way, but an IMOCA with a crew rule ("gauge", I roughly translate). " In the next six months, Imoca and Volvo Ocean Race will indeed work through a bipartite commission to the drafting of a "crew section" of the existing gauge , specifically for the Volvo 2021" The OD VO65 evolved, so two more editions to see a crewed IMOCA rule evolve. Everyone will be back to "it's not me, it's the boat, it's the rule." Glad I got to follow team racing like we had never seen before, and will not see again for many more years. Still hoping the "crewed" IMOCA rule will be OD, but j
    1 point
  36. Yep...the grandparents won't be happy with the kids name though.
    1 point
  37. Detail of 'Nyala', a new Dutch-built replica of S&S yawl 'Impala'. Just... wow...
    1 point
  38. Joshua has arrived in Les Slables D'Olonne. This is the first time Suhaili and Joshua are in the same place together.
    1 point
  39. Leo’s been around the classic-boat rodeo long enough to know what he’s got. Good on him. (It’s the nautical equivalent of doing up a ruined Grand Designs castle; Paging Kevin McCloud?)
    1 point
  40. Having spent yesterday afternoon on the couch watching almost all of the episodes on the channel since sailing got cancelled, I’d have to say it’s one of the best sailing channels on YouTube. Stacked full of useful information and very well presented. I hope he is able to keep the quality content going for the rest of the build and beyond!
    1 point
  41. He is doing it, on his Westsail 32, while we are all just watching. Just sayin'
    1 point
  42. I think all lawyers homes should be raided to see what the popo can find.
    -1 points

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