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RORC Transatlantic Race.. 8 Jan


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36 minutes ago, Left Shift said:

Are TP52s "normal boats"?  There are a lot of them. 

Because they will be running a forgiving ocean-cut assym kite like an A2.5 and jibing through 80° or so and leaving the squared back pole people in the spray.

Aren't J-109s and such "normal boats?  Assym all the way.

My boat carries both Assm and sym, with a cross-over to the deeper sym at about 12 knots true in flat water. but if there are waves to play, the bow comes up.  

Many boats sail with a pole when they anticipate deep running 

 

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11 hours ago, Keith said:

For those of us that are not on instagram .

What was the issue that they had to stop and repair ?

Thanks

They didn't specifically say other than there was a small amount of water getting into the boat and it affected the electrical system so couldn't use things like winches, they could've kept on going however they thought it was prudent to get things fixed as it was such a new boat. 

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On 1/17/2022 at 10:36 AM, terrafirma said:

Huge wraps to Comanche for breaking the Race Record FOR A SUB CLASS OF BOAT (Mono) thats another one under her belt. A lot of people said the boat was nothing special for a Mono and a waste of money, well I think this boat is something special and will keep breaking race records let alone beating boats like Skorpios which is 125 feet. Big wraps to Mitch Booth who has stayed with the boat and they broke the Transatlantic Race Record without Stan Honey on board.! :D

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On 1/16/2022 at 7:36 PM, terrafirma said:

Huge wraps to Comanche for breaking the Race Record thats another one under her belt. A lot of people said the boat was nothing special for a Mono and a waste of money, well I think this boat is something special and will keep breaking race records let alone beating boats like Skorpios which is 125 feet. Big wraps to Mitch Booth who has stayed with the boat and they broke the Transatlantic Race Record without Stan Honey on board.! :D

It's a different race record than the "Transatlantic Race Record" that most people think of.  Which is West to East. This one is East to West. Comanche now has the record in both directions for monohulls. 

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9 hours ago, Captain Jack Sparrow said:

It's a different race record than the "Transatlantic Race Record" that most people think of.  Which is West to East. This one is East to West. Comanche now has the record in both directions for monohulls. 

Yes now the hold the record both ways and to smash the record by 2 days over a 7 day timeframe is incredible if you process that in Maths/Percentages..!

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3 hours ago, terrafirma said:

Yes now the hold the record both ways and to smash the record by 2 days over a 7 day timeframe is incredible if you process that in Maths/Percentages..!

So you think Jacko got it wrong?

You seem to have a hard on for that beast, that's understandable, but don't Jack off right in front of us, please.

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2 hours ago, vokstar said:

Anyone know what's happenin with Tala? 0 knots boat speed, 0 NM in the last 24 hours? I assume something has gone squiffy with it's tracker? 

It's tracker seemed to be having one yesterday too. Interesting because they're still ranked 2nd on IRC overall with what seems to be a delayed tracker position - is there a possibility they'll appear over the horizon and snatch the overall from Comanche?

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1 hour ago, NZK said:

It's tracker seemed to be having one yesterday too. Interesting because they're still ranked 2nd on IRC overall with what seems to be a delayed tracker position - is there a possibility they'll appear over the horizon and snatch the overall from Comanche?

Their tracker has been dodgy for days, it makes me think they’re phoning in their position once a day. Phosphorus I think could be doing the same 

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21 minutes ago, JL92S said:

Their tracker has been dodgy for days, it makes me think they’re phoning in their position once a day. Phosphorus I think could be doing the same 

Cheers for that, I wonder if on the YB tracker there isn't a way to edit direction and what not, but they can edit the position via reported position. trackers *edit* can be *edit* a nightmare.... I gave up on the Syd to Hobart one. 

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go the Scarlet!

 

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16 minutes ago, JL92S said:

Glad I’m not the only one supporting Scarlet

I did a Heineken Regatta with Ross a few years ago. Fun boat to race on.

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Scarlet had a good last 24 hours...  It's going to be close.  Looks like the wind will clock a little and they've set up well for that.  it seems that it'll come down to good execution of maneuvers as they go around the island and into the finish.  They'll need to maintain strong VMG as the final few miles involve just about every possible TWA.  If it goes far enough East for them to fetch the finish line without tacking that should help the cause...

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6 hours ago, Your Mom said:

Scarlet had a good last 24 hours...  It's going to be close.  Looks like the wind will clock a little and they've set up well for that.  it seems that it'll come down to good execution of maneuvers as they go around the island and into the finish.  They'll need to maintain strong VMG as the final few miles involve just about every possible TWA.  If it goes far enough East for them to fetch the finish line without tacking that should help the cause...

Always a well sailed boat 

the approach , final jibe , is always tricky 

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17 hours ago, Your Mom said:

Scarlet had a good last 24 hours...  It's going to be close.  Looks like the wind will clock a little and they've set up well for that.  it seems that it'll come down to good execution of maneuvers as they go around the island and into the finish.  They'll need to maintain strong VMG as the final few miles involve just about every possible TWA.  If it goes far enough East for them to fetch the finish line without tacking that should help the cause...

Breeze now seems to be forecast to fade unfortunately... they have their work cut out.

Meanwhile the Milon cant stop wont stop... crossed the line and just kept sailing north.

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This just got posted on the race website:

 

RORC Transatlantic Race Notice to Competitors


Re: Redress request from GBR 1702T Scarlet Oyster


A redress for request has been received from Scarlet Oyster in relation to the spotting and subsequent investigation of a dismasted vessel ‘Maya 1’ whilst Scarlet Oyster was competing in the RORC Transatlantic Race.


RORC Race Team

22nd January 2021

 

http://rorctransatlantic.rorc.org/downloads/Documents/2022-rtr-redress-scarlet-oyster-gbr1702t.pdf

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14 hours ago, jackolantern said:

I would like it very much if major ocean races stopped getting decided in the protest room. Third race in a row that the overall has been thrown into doubt by protest proceedings.

Right, we should just have boats say "fuck it, they're on their own" and keep going, that way we can avoid awarding time to a competitor that stops racing to assist.

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Where did I say racers should ignore the boats in distress?

 

I said I don’t want races decided in the room.    Now the RC is going to be making an arbitrary decision about redress despite knowing what the impact of their decision will be. No latter how hard they try, they won’t be able to forget what the margins are and that will have an influence in their decision making, even a small one 

We had a redress decision for offering assistance get debated and decided on *during* the race in the vendee globe. It impacted the standings, yes, but could you imagine if they had announced the redress AFTER the finish and taken a winner down? 
 

it was much fairer the way that played out. 

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56 minutes ago, jackolantern said:

Where did I say racers should ignore the boats in distress?

 

I said I don’t want races decided in the room.    Now the RC is going to be making an arbitrary decision about redress despite knowing what the impact of their decision will be. No latter how hard they try, they won’t be able to forget what the margins are and that will have an influence in their decision making, even a small one 

We had a redress decision for offering assistance get debated and decided on *during* the race in the vendee globe. It impacted the standings, yes, but could you imagine if they had announced the redress AFTER the finish and taken a winner down? 
 

it was much fairer the way that played out. 

The redress was requested on the 22nd when Scarlet Oyster was still at sea.

 

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