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  1. CharlieBurton

    New imoca boats

    yeah, Kito has bought VP3!
  2. CharlieBurton

    New imoca boats

    she's owned by FNOB, the organisers of the BWR, and they have sold her
  3. CharlieBurton

    New imoca boats

    It started happening when the covered cockpits came about, Macif and Banque pop were well forward last time around. Comes from the work VPLP/Verdier did with Comanche, they kept moving the mast back in the models and figured it works.
  4. CharlieBurton

    New imoca boats

    Boom is now fitted.
  5. CharlieBurton

    round mound of rebound

    Simon Koster's new Mini http://simonkoster.com/2015/02/13/proto-build-part-1/
  6. CharlieBurton

    Vendee Globe 2016?

    SMA has bought MACIF for Figaro skipper Paul Meilhat for an IMOCA campaign ending in the 2018 RdR, but focussing on the 2016 Vendee.
  7. CharlieBurton

    Route du Rhum 2014

    Yeah, let's hope so, he was just getting up to speed!
  8. CharlieBurton

    Route du Rhum 2014

    Guichard has slowed down to 13 knots from 35 in one sched...
  9. CharlieBurton

    VOR 2014-15 - Leg 1

    Class 40s aren't OD, I'd not expect them to be this closely matched...
  10. CharlieBurton

    VOR 2014-15 - Leg 1

    Henry Bomby has a pretty interesting write up everyday, including routing info with VO65 polars, head over to his facebook.
  11. CharlieBurton

    New Cubed - First Supermaxi Since Speedboat

    VPLP tweeting "Tataaaa!!!! And there she floats!!"
  12. CharlieBurton

    Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 Entrants

    It doesn't come as any surprise, but team Campos just posted this.
  13. CharlieBurton

    Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 Entrants

    Leg 0 was a practice leg for all the safety systems on board, all the boats had to practice a MOB procedure...
  14. CharlieBurton

    Pogo 3

    The Pogo 3 is launching tomorrow (11th)
  15. CharlieBurton

    Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 Entrants

    some great footage from the Dongfeng guys!
  16. CharlieBurton

    Round Britain & Ireland

    A lot of modifications have been made to Oman to make sure that doesn't happen, especially as Gavignet is going solo.
  17. CharlieBurton

    Round Britain & Ireland

    It's allowed to race under the grandfathered rule, it was built compliant to a rule, but the rule changed.
  18. CharlieBurton

    Round Britain & Ireland

    The rule is no longer average freeboard, it's now taken at certain points along the hull, and so they can't build another.

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