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    Vendee Globe 2020

    It is a strange edition from the boat builders/designers perspective. More questions about the latest generation of foils generated then answered in this “VG laboratory”. -How well could the C-foils (Boss and Arkea) have worked in the South? -Seems the other new-gen foilers are not living up...
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Details :)... He has done an amazing job the last week, making the jump from the little peloton to the leaders. Dalin's description of his passage through the front on the VG site sound most unpleasant. Good reminder how tough it is out there, as is Ruyant's video. Coming week the conditions...
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Not nearly as much time as I would like to follow this edition of the VG, but it is once again living up to its reputation. Bust seriously guys, two pages of posts to read trough on this forum each evening? To add to the general confusion, my 2 cents on various bits. Gutted for those who have...
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Thank whomever you belief in that kevin escofier is safe. Le cam, the legend grows.
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    They are allowed under the rules of the VG to advise on how to carry out repairs (and/or deal with medical emergenies).
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    The HB update sounds like the a stringer or something similar has come loose from the shall in front of the watertight hatch. Could have happened at any time since the last inspection. If the extend of the damage is as indicated, it should be fixable. Hopefully it will not be a "Camper...
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    Best Ocean Races

    You may have posted this in the wrong thread. I am also wondering about this question, but have not been able to find out much.
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Hope Alex Thomson can fix his boat and stay in the race.  Curious to hear what they have to say this evening. The second group is quite interesting as well. Le Cam still being the official face of the non-foil resistance. Otherwise a good bunch of sailors on (mostly) optimised Gen 1 foilers...
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Not sure, possibly Vincent Riou (2004-2005), IRRC he was in the lead by the Cape Verdies at least. But maybe not yet on day 7.
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Love the race Le Cam is sailing, but fully expect more of the foilers to overtake him before Cape of good hope. Barring a hell of a lot lot of boats breaking, he should not have a shot at the podium places. He is more than capable of beating some of the foilers, but not the top bunch. Last race...
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Work has been too busy to follow the race properly, but I am hoping to be able to pay closer attention the coming time. Some questions (and unfounded opinions) for those with more time. Did we get news that Armel Tripon has been able to fix everything that was broken, or is the boat still...
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Can't imagine what it would be lilke to sail into the first night of a Vandee Globe. Normally, I always love it when it turns dark at sea for the first night of a trip, but to know that you will have to get yourself around the world on an IMOCA... That you will be out there for the best part of...
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Jean le Cam also alluded to some additions to the HB foils in an interview on the Vendee-site. Could be a thing the Boss team had planned long in advance, but only wanted to implement when they were sure the foils did not have to come out again.
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    As far as the predictions game: I am assuming a boat of the latest generation will win this one (sorry, Sam Davis and Kevin Escoffier).  Below my interpretation of where the various teams are at. I go for Charal, Hugo Boss and Apivia as the 3 on the podium. But then again, you would also...
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Very good video. Interesting that Sam Davis' team has decided to shorten the rig and lighten the keel to get a more balanced match with the foils.
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