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  1. Its all greenwash hypocracy. Poor you if you cant see it for what it is.
  2. Anarchists or sheep? Follow Greta, fount of all wisdom!
  3. Can't you see how ridiculous this whole environment codswallop has become in the context of IMOCA racing. Without so called environmentally unfriendly modern materials racing of this kind is simply impossible. 60 foot sailboats simply don't do 30 knots without them. If you really believe this nonsense is helpful to anyone or "the planet" you could always go back to boats made from trees and fastened with trunnels and sail with plant fiber sails and rigging. If you expect anyone to invent a biosourced carbon net zero set of materials to replace carbon fiber and synthetic resins I think you
  4. For the project in question the effect of this hype is actually the opposite of what is suggested in the publicity. The hydrogen powering will have a worse effect emissions-wise on the planet (if that is an honest concern) than if gasoil were to be used. Not greener! In truth, less green. As far as sails are concerned most leisure sailors I know actually like their sails made from synthetic materials because they are particularly fit for purpose and that is mainly because of basic properties which are the opposite of what you need for recycling. They do not rot too quickly. Polyester and o
  5. HPM officially labelled as a solution to change the world The HPM developed by Genevos, a cleantech spin-off to OceansLab, has been attributed the “Solar Impulse Efficient Solution” Label following an assessment performed by external independent experts and based on verified standards. It is thereby joining the #1000solutions challenge, an initiative by the Solar Impulse Foundation to select solutions that meet high standards in profitability and sustainability and present them to decision-makers to fast-track their implementation. This follows confirmation from France’s region of No
  6. Oh, here's a suggestion for a skipper short of a few bob. Say that you are going to have your boat powered by green hydrogen and some government will probably ante up a few million for you! Yes there is lots of money behind all this hype.
  7. Greenwashing you mean. All this nonsense needs to be called out for what it is. Sad that hardly anyone has the guts these days to state the obvious.
  8. What a load of ...... First thing we need to see in a small top level open class carbon fibre raceboat fleet is stop all this "lets pretend" nonsense about "sustainability", "environment", "recycling", "biosourced". Unless you are completely stupid its obvious that these boats are irrelevant to the current preaching of the likes of David Attenborough, Greta Thunberg and Ellen MacArthur's current mission, so IMOCA should not be apologising for what they do, and should not pay lip service to all this utter nonsense. Let's face it, one container ship from China loaded with Amazon goods bound
  9. I reckon No. 4 is Hannah and Mikaela wasn't there. In the pic we have back row left to right, Miranda, Sharon, Helena, Hannah, Emma W, Sam, Miki, front l to r, Fred, Emma R, Tracy, Adrienne, and R and SA was a catamaran, not a tri.
  10. ..... and one from Sam's presser
  11. Sam's arrival at Les Sables. Well supported - an understatement!
  12. Appreciate the links. Great work. Some boats are "just right" PRB/Roxy was one such. A true all-round performer.
  13. Yes its a race, but the point is it is not a time trial.
  14. For those prepared to think, the time allowaces are quantifiable and "fair". The unintended strategic advantage, not so. And to someone who has raced around the world, believe it or not the rankings do matter.
  15. This VG and the time allowances allocated due to the Kevin rescue has made me think a bit more about the effect on "fair competition", "level playing field", etc. as it affects this kind of race in particular, where skippers are having to manage not only the strategy concerning weather prediction, but also they must manage risk versus reward, because pushing harder and sailing faster is a conscious decision where the downside of increased risk taking, especially towards the end of the race, is debilitating boat damage. Seems to me that the boat with no time compensation which is sailing ahea
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