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  1. Jeez... you go away for a few days and look what happens. It seems it most be comes down to whether you think it should have been a penalty (I don't), but without the umpires input as to what rules were applied and why we can't make an informed judgement. I don't necessarily like what Nathan did when he chipped in on the comms, but it was pretty low on the scale of things to object to...
  2. I've always been wary of gates and overlapping zones and such. Even reading their rules I'm not sure how it was a penalty... Unless there are sailing instructions somewhere that say something different.
  3. https://www.pinbax.com/selden-wing-nut-angle-adjusters-each-p7340 Looks like one of these, so still available.
  4. Depends on circumstances. On shifty restricted water it can be advantageous to have it up on case of the classic '90 degree shift wedged behind the boom with the sail half up scenario'. That being said on some boats there is also the 'kicker wrapped round the centreboard handle breaking it off' which can be an issue with the board up. And finally there's the beloved 'dropping the mainsail something falls and ships the trailing edge I wish I'd left the board down' scenario.
  5. I think they were going for dramatic effect by not mentioning the surveyor earlier on in proceedings...
  6. From an INEOS point of view they really really needed that one. I think they probably need both races tomorrow. LR looked to be more likely to regain the lead in the last race than INEOS have in any of the other races. I don't think LR will be feeling any discomfort yet...
  7. Has it been confirmed that Barker didn't shout 'Leeroy Jenkins' as he went for the bearaway?
  8. Clearly they've adopted the Nairo Quintana approach to winning the Tour De France... I'm in two minds, on the one hand 3 sets of foils seems restrictive, but on the other hand everyone else is coping...
  9. I'd be intrigued to see the VMG graph, as speed is only useful if you are going in the right direction.
  10. And as to being quiet, I've mostly been avoiding spoilers until I get a chance to watch the races...
  11. Always have the kill cord attached, either to my ankle or my buoyancy aid prefrerably but there's no reason not to have it looped round your wrist at the very least.
  12. They've made an arse of it, haven't they... They really seem to be in hail Mary territory, Every time I think they have good speed the camera zooms out and you find out the speed may be good but the VMG is awful. They clearly have a lot more trouble getting on the foils than the other three, their maneouvers are clearly less smooth with a lot more time spent on two foils (although they were a bit better today). Any time they've managed to get ahead the opposition has basically just sailed past them. The only thing we don't know is how it performs in high wind but from what we've seen so f
  13. Vanguard, classic with carbon(ish), in need of repair £750-1250 I would say, probably towards the lower end. It's a bit hard to figure out because there aren't a lot of Vanguards being bought and sold in the UK so there isn't a lot of data to go with. Trolley/Trailer will make a difference too.
  14. Still don't understand why they ground the gelcoat off all those flat surfaces as they were investigating the joins. Easy for me to say but they might have discovered the delam that way and been able to peel it off...
  15. I wasn't in a rapid sail changing position myself, but I guess it wouldn't exist if they didn't feel the need for it.
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