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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    Did I miss some naysayer prick eating a lot of humble pie or are we still waiting for that? 
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    shit show (front page)

    Everyone remembers what testing is and what its for, right? Pretty sure that when Brian Trubshaw got concorde going he didn't say 'nah lads lets just keep this sub-sonic shall we?'
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    Correct
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    There is a UK team spoke to one of the employees of the shore/admin team and they are just getting going, like, in the last month. Skipper is a Brit - it is not Giles Scott or Leigh Mac. I imagine that they'll have someone to race against so the other teams probably only just getting going too.
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    Team UK

    is that a bit brave? "the difference between bravery and stupidity is the outcome'
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    Team UK

    that was an almost foiling gybe in a dying Solent sea breeze - pretty impressive stuff given the wind strength. if they are doing this in less than 10 knots true then the mind boggles when it comes to the full size bus! closing speeds at the bottom mark are going to raise a few heart rates. so...
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    Team UK

    I'd imagine ballasting would decrease the amount of hydraulic effort required to get the foil back into the correct position for a tack or gybe and give significant advantage in terms of righting moment (or does that not matter once you are foiling? I wonder if the foil can trim fwd and aft then...
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    Foiling Monohull - what would it look like?

    I assume the other teams are doing this as well right? I mean, actually making a boat that goes in the water? 
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    Team UK

    they'll hand back the landrovers and all get a Grenadier, once they've designed it, built it, come up with a name for it and filled it up with whatever it runs on.
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    what is it?

    I think that is a very cool little boat and a very cool little home build (considering most home builds are designs stuck in some imagined halcyon). and having a scale model to put together seems to be a bit of a confidence builder for those of us who don't use epoxy every day. the style is...
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    Another fatality for Clipper Around the World.

    Massively impressive they recovered him given their latitude and the conditions. Very sad to hear given that (on the face of it) he was doing everything by the book safety wise and still didn't stay in the game. I imagine losing a crewmate whilst racing will affect the crew in a big way - I...
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    what is it?

    Did Shwazzabble have a sister ship? Its a Half Tonner being tuned up at the mighty Casse Tete Marine in Hamble 
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    Vendee Globe 2016?

    So, anyone from the 'Foilgate' end of things want to chip in with some intelligent chat? or will someone start a 'he jettisoned it last night at some point' thread?? Bloody well done Alex and Armel - smashing last editions winning time and a few records in between, top job.
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    Vendee Globe 2016?

    ta kindly, night all.
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    Vendee Globe 2016?

    Cant be fucked to look back through this thread after being in a place with no internet for what feels like an eternity.... Did Alex have a broken foil or was it all bullshit?
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