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    VOR 2017-18

    IMOCA 24 hr record: 536.81nm VO65 24 hr record: 550.82nm Go figure!
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    IRC Revalidations 2017--Increases?

    Lynch, Why not ask them? There are very few "identical boats" in the world.
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    VOR Next gen boat

    Clean, One of the problems is that the VOR boats need to be able to handle a hell of a lot more than in any other event. So the boats have to be stronger. I haven't heard of a single structural issue in any of the VO70s since they turned into boats for normal events. So the problem is that they...
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    VOR Next gen boat

    Francois, Interesting as I have the opposite view. To me there are too many competitors in the VG to develop any real connection with any of them. So I tend to follow the development up to the start, then only keep tabs on who retires and when. I do agree that it is strange that there are not...
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    VOR Next gen boat

    Clean, Part of that brief was for boats that could complete two or three races without having to get shipped anywhere. So they needed to be strong. Also, the sailors have to note that without the VO65 they would all be looking for a new job as what they did with the VO70s when left to play...
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    VOR Next gen boat

    Moonduster, I suspect that if you ever met a Volvo sailor you would release a slight wimper and make a mess of yourself. It took nearly 6 months for the brief to be finalised and reducing RM and making the boats easier to sail was on the list.
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    VOR/IMOCA 68

    All these discussions have been had 4 times now to my knowledge. In 2002 when the 70 rule was developed the multi was seriously considered, but the IMOCA option was not. In 2012 the IMOCA option was more seriously considered, but the fact that the boat would be a compromise for each event...
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    VOR Next gen boat

    Zander, not directed at you. More directed at comments from Mooduster making a statement of fact that the VO65s are crap, or from that Frantic bloke who says that FYD should be banned from putting forward a proposal. FYD met the brief very well. The fact that the brief did not call for VO70...
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    VOR Next gen boat

    I love all the bashing of the VO65s by people who have probably never even seen one in the flesh. In reality FYD designed a boat that met the brief put forward by VOR pretty much bang on. That is the reason fro a brief, so the designer produces what the client wants, not what they want. There...
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    Is this the Figaro III?

    And it gets around the DSS patent. Any hole in the hull, whether near the static waterline or higher up is an issue, so I don't buy that one myself. It seems that many designers are trying to avoid paying the patent at any cost. Everyone wants to have thought of it first!
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    Vendee Globe 2016?

    As an adventure I love the VG, but sport. Top three spaced over 1200nm, I struggle to stay interested. Awaiting the hate mail!!
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    VOR 2017-18

    Tubes generally fail because a fitting has failed. It is rare that the carbon fails through fatigue. Now fatigue of a rigging fitting, normally a metal one, that is more common.
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    Vendee Globe 2016?

    Seb looks like he is constantly shitting himself!!
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    VOR 2017-18

    Clean, It was asked back in 2003, 2008 and 2012. Same answer each time: having 6 to 8 70X60 platforms makes venues and timing very difficult. Remember that if the boats are a lot faster then the eitre get around the world too quickly and arrive in Newport in the winter, or leave Alicante in the...
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    VOR 2017-18

    Quick quiz questions for you all: 1. How many MOD70s could you fit in the harbour in Cape Town? 2. Where would you put them when you got them out of the water? I know Cape Town isn't the only option, but it is just an example.
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