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Laurent last won the day on December 4 2020

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  1. As a family name, sure looks a bit.... flowery.
  2. Laurent


    And out of the two, guess who is doing it right?
  3. Laurent

    The BLUES

    Believe or not, we have a few bluesmen in France as well. The godfather of them all is Paul Personne; he has been at it for over 40 years. I saw him in concert... 35 years ago (F#§£g HELL !)
  4. It is my personal experience as well in Houston. Even though wearing a mask is no longer mandatory by state regulations; I still see the vast majority of people wearing a mask. In my groceries stores, HEB and Trader Joe's, I am still waiting to see the first customer NOT wearing a mask. In my local DIY store, Lowes, I saw for the first time in over a year 2 clients without a mask. So BE is getting a hard on, because wearing a mask is no longer mandatory, and there has been no spike of new cases. The fact of the matter is, more and more people are getting vaccinated and people are mostly s
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    It took me a while, but I finally got it...
  6. On the interview above, it does not seem to be fully decided which way he will go, with the support of PRB.
  7. Kévin Escoffier is talking about his stint with Armel Le Cléac'h on the new Banque Populaire 10, for the Transat Jacques Vabre, but he also confirmed that PRB will continue the IMOCA adventure with him. He will be at the start of the Route du Rhum in 2022, either with a boat that they are going to buy, or with a new boat made in one of the existing molds (I wonder which one...). And of course, at the start of the Vendée Globe 2024. The automatic English translation is not too bad...
  8. For those interested, from the registration number, this is a VOUGHT-SIKORSKY FG-1D Corsair built under license by Goodyear. It was designed specifically for the US Navy in WWII
  9. The sound is really bad, someone was sanding or grinding something in the background... The big differences between Banque Populaire 9 which capsized in 2018 after a catastrophic failure of the forward beam and this brand new Banque Populaire 10 are: The forward beam has a double structure, if the first structure breaks, a little bit like a bumper, the boat does not fold in two; it is the end of the race, but not the end of the boat. The forward beam and other parts of the boat are equipped with optic fiber, so they can monitor the strain in all the key poin
  10. As far as I can tell from the article, he is not dead yet. And at 63, I am afraid he has already contributed to the gene pool. Sorry, Mr. Gala, but your application to the Darwin Award is rejected.
  11. And who would have thought France would be in the podium race???!!! Allez les bleus!
  12. I understood the logic for IDEC. They realizsed that they were sailing most of the time with one reef in the main sail, with that top end of the stick way up in the air, just generating drag and slowing them down. So putting on a smaller mast was gaining a little bit of speed most of the time, against losing a bigger amount of speed, but only for a short period of time (light air transition periods) and they calculated that the gain was more than the loss. But here, without more information on the logic behind the modification, hard to tell. And I agree with yl75, to beat IDEC and no
  13. And of course, they have a youtube channel... If you want to know more about the family sailing it. https://www.youtube.com/c/SailingAtypic/videos But warning: you have to speak Québécois...
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