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    Middle Sea Race 2021

    Rule 11 - On the Same Tack, Overlapped. Source: Wild Joe's FB story
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    Team NYYC

    Sheared carbon seen immediately as the boat leans to its side in slo-mo. Pic from daily higlights video. Sorry for them. They will bounce back.
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Here's Boris hanging on for dear life, at 33-34 knots of boat speed. Pushing the buttons hard. Video timestamped at 2:50
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Also have been thinking about the UFO/OFNI topic from a statistical point of view: 1. Let's "narrow down" the band of sea where the fleet is sailing in the SO to an imaginary section between Cape Town and the AEZ. This is ~620 nautical miles. For the sake of comparisons let's convert this to...
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Reading the French news it is almost sure that it is over for Sam. Very sorry for her :(  No more superpositive videos from the red-white boat.
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    Sydney To Hobart 2018 BlackJack ahead of Comanche
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    foiling MOD70 ? 
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    VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    My favorite finish from 2012. Telefonica vs Camper in Auckland bay. Too bad it is dark now.
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    VOR Leg 3 Cape Town to Melbourne and the Great Land Down Under

    Looks bad for Akzo :(  With no main, they won't have the boat speed to outrun the "eye", unless it dives more to the south. With wave state increasing and steady 35-40 knots, not much chance to pull a crew member onto the mast for the fixes... Good luck for them nevertheless.
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    VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Message to VOR Media HQ: Could you please distribute a small portion of hydrophobic coating (or film) among the OBRs for the next leg, so they can apply it to the onboard cameras? Thanks,
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    VOR Leg 1 Alicante to Lisbon

    A gybe is imminent. And if Mapfre truly has that edge, which is mentioned by the Racexperts video, by sailing 2-3 degs lower, they might run them down. If they manage to keep their AIS separation "distance" by choosing another lane on port tack, they could have a chance.
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    VOR Leg 1 Alicante to Lisbon

    Not to underestimate SiFi as nav, but the aggressive sail choice of Vestas in the Gibraltar crossing seemed more related to Tony Mutter running the show.
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    Vendee Globe 2016?

    Congrats to Eric Bellion, a very nice performance. Just watched his funny Xmas video again, almost colliding with Alan Roura :) As to Conrad: suggesting he manages to have a headsail as well, two questions remain open: 1. With around 700 miles to go, and suggesting a VMG speed of 3-4 knots...
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    VOR 2017-18

    Looks like Elodie Mettraux, but not 100% sure.
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    Vendee Globe 2016?

    Too bad for Alex: no AIS, no AP = no sleep. No sleep = no focus. And quite risky along La Manche and Britanny with traffic overnight. He might need to tack just to remain a bit further offshore. 2nd is still nice.