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  1. Would like to see these polars you mentioned, sounds like BS to me. You forget that Idec, formerly Groupama 3, has been developed for over 12 years before the JV record, the Ultimes are in their infancy and will take time optimize. In the mean time, a reminder of G3 in their 2008 JV attempt. https://www.google.com/search?q=groupama+3+capsize&rlz=1C9BKJA_enCA864CA864&hl=en-US&prmd=ivn&sxsrf=ALeKk00RjhBvzsy-Dk8EBi0sTuCtj5eDXw:1611277448022&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiotrGfrK7uAhUVOH0KHaNUBeYQ_AUoAXoECAUQAQ&biw=1024&bih=653#imgrc=iTCrifsba6yzDM
  2. Agreed, tried to make it work on the Multi 23, didn’t work. It works just fine for something like a canoe or Kayak.
  3. BTW, my question was meant as sarcasm. Having been in Hecate Strait in those conditions pretty sure you would be upside down in an AC 45. As for logs, yup know all about those!
  4. Educate me how you would deal with 35 knts wind speed and 4m waves.
  5. Russell - good to have a plan B although it would exclude anyone north of the border.
  6. Great video, thanks for posting Russell .
  7. Thought I would post this for those that don’t appreciate the amount of wood in the water on parts of the course, here is reminder of what’s out there. These are pics from 2019.
  8. Yup, makes PERFECT sense to enter in an AC 45!
  9. @CWK To put into perspective the Multi 50’s race with 5 for their fully crewed races, MOD 70’s take 6 on their long distance races i.e. Transatlantic, to think you can go with 6 on a multi on anything under 40’ without severely effecting it’s performance is a mistake. What Randy and the boys did on Mad Dog was amazing, having said that they had “relatively” benign conditions compared to some years. My question would be if you had a year where you have 30-35 knots and wave conditions that go along with it for several days how will you deal with it on a M32 or Extreme 40? I’m sure Randy had a
  10. So you are going on the outside even if the forecast favours the Inside a route?
  11. Wasn’t there a proa entered in 2015?
  12. Don’t have any idea what you are referring to
  13. At 34.5’ I think we are about 6’ bigger than Time Machine. We sailed with 3 in the 2019 R2AK, when you add gear, water etc we were sailing with equivalent weight of 4. With just 3 on a boat like Dragon it was very tiring, if you aren’t sailing you are pedalling or doing sail changes, navigation etc and a lot of sail changes which amounted to little or no sleep. We were having hallucinations on the last day, not fun and not safe. I don’t think Time Machine would have the load carrying ability to sail with three and still perform well so you with two you would essentially be sailing single hand
  14. MAYBE a couple of Figaro sailors on something like a SC30, maybe if the conditions were favourable. I think you underestimate the difficulties of sailing this race course shorthanded on a high performance multi. Very difficult if not impossible to get enough sleep unless, like I mentioned before, the conditions are ideal. The round Britain article is a testament to the SC30, however they were racing in double-handed race with stopovers not against another high performance multi with a full crew.
  15. G - I can attest that the amount of debris we saw on the way North and the return trip to Victoria was unbelievable. I think the main culprit is the debris from the Skeena River. As for the autopilot, if you are wanting something that is going to drive the boat at a continuous race pace you are going to have to spend some $$ on a B&G or NKE system and spend time calibrating everything. We used our AP when pedalling and to free up an extra set of hands dealing with some manoeuvres I think the idea others are talking about of 2 up on a SC 30 is not realistic, keep in mind that if you a
  16. I think you summed it up nicely.
  17. No liferaft requirements for the outside. I’m not sure there is more safety gear needed if you went on the outside than what you would want to carry for the inside route anyway so I’m not sure extra safety gear weight for the outside route is that much of a factor if at all.
  18. This ... https://www.andres-industries-shop.de/epages/78133167.mobile/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/78133167/Categories/Produkte/Cases
  19. OK that made me laugh, thank you.
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