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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Thx Herman for this projections, but with Bestaven being without bowsprit and no possibilities to carry gennaker and spi, I doubt that a 105% polar is right and should probably de downgraded.
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    INEOS Team GB

    Could we stop with this fantasy about F1 engineers bringing a definitive surplus? If the AC75 had wheels maybe that would be of real higher interest. Unfortunately they are boats that foils and float from time to time: naval architects and air engineers. That's what you need.
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    The definitive Ground Effect thread.

    From an interview in Tip&Shaft of Benjamin Muyl (Chief ingeneer of INEOS) and Martin Fischer (PRADA): The idea is to have a clean aerodynamic flow rather than a lift.
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Its fuel tank ripped off and was leaking. He had to use pieces of a cushion (initially used for stretching) to fix and re glue everything.
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Regarding Escoffier: The way is dealing with it, is already super impressive. For Beyou: problem with its main sail traveler and hitting something with one rudder.
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    Caption Contest

    “Carbon boatbuilders hate him!! Discover this 5 $ weird trick from this ingenuous boater.”
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    There is indeed a courtesy flag: Montenegro on the Adriatic.
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    Solitaire du Figaro 2020

    Quel beau bordel plutôt!
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    Solitaire du Figaro 2020

    Laurent Bourgnon from switzerland won the Solitaire in 1988... yet he was native french speaking.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Both, I would say. Given the faith placed in the sims to predict, they might have higher targets which appeared to correspond with the speeds they observed for their opponents.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    No clues for me (only forums and social media material) in terms of raw data. The only thing that I heard (and confirmed elsewhere) is that Britania is not at the level expected.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    What is more annoying to me is that we will continue to speculate for months on the speed and vmg advantages from one or another team, while the various teams are already well aware of how they are doing compared to the opponents. Reminds me of a story from the 33rd when the Nivelleau, on water spy-couple of Alinghi, gave a very early feedback (while the cat was still in the UAE?) on the huge gap between dogzilla on Alinghi in favor of US17. Maybe it was Peyron telling the story, but at that point the Swiss were seriously depressed and the cup was considered as almost certainly lost.
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    Drheam cup 2020 start July 19

    Lipinski-Picault-Beccaria-Gahinet Mini dream team!
  14. It just means going full throttle. The origin must be dating back to the times of steam machines: throwing more wood logs at the heater (or boiler) might have end up with a greater velocity. edit: the expression founds its origin in Basque Country games when participants need to throw logs as far as possible....however the origine of “envoyer du steak” remains obscur.
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    Team NYYC

    For anyone who would have missed it: An interesting interview of Terry Hutchinson for Tip&Shaft Lot of insights about foils, days on the water, conception, crew...