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    Best use of carbon for fast cruising cat

    Soma, which specific ISO regs and CE regs are you referring to?  I have not scoured this thread as of yet, so excuse me if this is repeat info.  To get a CE mark, a boat needs to meet certain standards.  Unless my info is outdated, this meant adhering to the RCD Recreation Craft Directive. ...
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    It would never be me.  I could not do what AT or any of them does.    But, after a short sleep, I think he should retire.  
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    I think the most interesting point is that DF is racing their polars.  They need to focus on one main thing - boatspeed.  A little care taken not to touch the bottom (4.8m!) but basically they are looking at the end of the race track in tunnel vision.  They are fighting the clock and to a...
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Don't everybody lose their minds when the leaders have negative VMG.  "where are they going? is the tracker broke?"
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Little bird told me the routing has DF 7 minutes from finish at the gun.  That is going to be gutting. Anybody here have a "live" routing going?
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    course 220 boatspeed 18+
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    Sydney to Hobart 2017

    I also think the smartest would be for woxi to retire.  It would always leave an asterisk on the win* of Comanche.   Woxi is a legend already.  To add to this they sailed, without any doubt, the best elapsed time on this course.  I think it was a foul.  I don't think any interpretation of the...
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    Sydney to Hobart 2017

    maybe so,  but it also a classy move to not impede the starboard tack yacht holding its course with an aggressively close tack. I think it will come down to the skipper.  What will he want to be remembered for?   And what past do the skippers have with each other?  
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    Sydney to Hobart 2017

     I would be surprised if this did not go to the room.  Which is a pity. 
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    Volvo Inshore Foiler-Technical Design Info(Schickler and team)

    Drag - what you describe as lost RM, we don't really see that way.  We started the design from the standpoint of crew that does not move from side to side.  Yes, of course, there would be more RM available if they moved to one side and back. And, yes, because we are asking the windward/leeward...
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    Volvo Inshore Foiler-Technical Design Info(Schickler and team)

    A reminder, if any anarchists think this design is worthy of your vote in the Foiling Week awards, use the link below. More than just one click, it takes a few minutes to fill out a form. There is no verify, so slightly inaccurate phone and email doesn't matter. ...
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    Volvo Inshore Foiler-Technical Design Info(Schickler and team)

    Steve, of course thanks for your reply!  Your comments about interaction between crew and VIP are exactly right.  We were looking at whether one trimmer could manage, placing a second VIP on board instead.  The only thing better than sharing the experience with the crew, is sharing it with a...
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    Volvo Inshore Foiler-Technical Design Info(Schickler and team)

    As you might have gathered from the pdf, we think that the maneuvers will not be just foiling, we expect to see carving banked turns with a boat that otherwise will find max speed when sailing as low and flat as the sea state allows.
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    Volvo Inshore Foiler-Technical Design Info(Schickler and team)

    Thanks for your comments Sam.  I think you understand the design well.
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    Volvo Inshore Foiler-Technical Design Info(Schickler and team)

    Chasm, for the submission to Foiling Week we re-rendered removing all logos, or so we thought.  In the submission to VOR, we dressed the boats in sponsors logos, as you might expect. You point to the question of whether e.g. motor sport is sport.  My answer: Is there a market for the event?  I...
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    Volvo Inshore Foiler-Technical Design Info(Schickler and team)

    Hello again Anarchists, last installment of design considerations.  Above I was describing the choice of a canard configuration.  This led of course to discussions of using the forward rudder.  In this situation, there is a bit of break from aircraft technology.  Even most canard type...
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    Volvo Inshore Foiler-Technical Design Info(Schickler and team)

    I wanted to continue on my earlier post, and will speak to points made by Steve, GBR, etc at another time. The decision to use flapped T foils is based on a couple of factors.  The project brief asked for the ability to have a lake version, capable of sailing and possibly even foiling in pretty...
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    Volvo Inshore Foiler-Technical Design Info(Schickler and team)

    Hi Anarchists, the timing of the VOR tendering project, the short list decision, and the Foiling Week awards have made for a less than ideal rollout of this design.  There have been a lot of comments made about the design, and I would like to address both negative and positive feedback, though...
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    volvo goes both ways

    Not if you think a mini fits that description.
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    volvo goes both ways

    Shanghai, this new forum software has lost my user name "STYACHT".  The question is to Clean for Mark Turner.  The GC32 is not part of the VOR, that is the Great Cup.  Besides, not really ideal for VIPs on board.  No VIPs on board GC32, AC45 or AC50.  It's an issue.

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