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  1. I was in Melbourne during the stopover in the last VOR. Even though there was no inshore race, and the village was pretty small, it was still an incredible experience. Just seeing those boats (yes, I know they are no Imocas, but they look pretty impressive IRL) was amazing. And meeting the people in the village made it all the more fantastic. It made me sad I did not get to Newport for the finish there and the inshore race. Its sad to see that with all that went into the let edition, this race seems to be setting up with no visibility and not much of a buildup. I truly hope the race
  2. Anyone know if Aurelien Ducroz is signing up for the TJV, and if so, on a Class 40? I loved following his ski career, so I look forward to following his sailing adventures too in the future.
  3. Huge congrats to Yannick Bestaven. It sounds like he needed to overcome a lot just to get back to the starting line after his 2008 VG dismasting. I'm excited to see what's to come for him.
  4. Well done Louis!! Pushing hard to the end!
  5. Congrats to Charlie!!! WELL DONE!!
  6. Burton flying! Seems fairly calm for making such a big move, but I guess he's been doing it throughout the race.
  7. Thanks, Stief. Very interesting. With his performance so far, and his participation in the Kevin rescue, i would say that Boris has more than earned a dinner at the Yacht Club (world renowned restaurant from what I understand) with his friends, and a few stiff drinks at the bar.
  8. Sorry if this has been covered, but could someone please explain the relationship between Boris and Yacht Club de Monaco? Is he a member? Are they sponsoring him? I don't see any other imocas in the VG with yacht club burgees (maybe I missed it), so thought that was interesting.
  9. ^^^ This is almost exactly how CD and TR caught up to, and eventually passed, AT heading the opposite direction. AT went too close to the Brazilian coast.. Amazing. It will be interesting to see whether YB can hold off his pursuers.
  10. Things look to be shaping up for a fascinating split! Should be a really exciting final leg of the race. Can’t wait to see what happens. Best of luck to all out there.
  11. Looks like Maxime is enjoying himself and some nice chocolates for the holidays.
  12. There was some talk earlier about how CD was from the same school of thought as Gabart in that Gabart would not publicly reveal damage to his boat to prevent allowing competitors to take advantage. Curious to know whether Gabart and others would disclose damage of this sort, maybe because it might be fairly serious (hopefully not) or if CD is going against the Gabart school by revealing his foil damage.
  13. What are the odds of all eight new boats sustaining significant damage? Pretty incredible. I hope it is not too serious for CD. He has been sailing an amazing race so far.
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