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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Dalin is ahead in the last ranking. Ruyant seems to be significantly slower in this light weather ... or an issue with sails?
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    Would that HB structural issue be the cost of the straight route through Theta? 
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    Meanwhile, Le Cam is still ahead of the first generation foilers ;)
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    Yep and the French have shown with the Tour de France (the one with drugs and bikes involved) that there is knowledge on how to do this properly. I am not a fan of the TdF event but the media coverage is impressive. Just the wrong people dealing with the Vendee now? They need to change this.
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    FWIW - Apivia made an impressive difference during the TJV where Charal completely f-up their doldrums crossing tactics. Almost embarassing for Charal at that time.
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    I would just raise the "incompetence" flag.
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Absolutely, and my take is that the organizers remain into a mode where it is "a local authority organizing a race with some international reach" where it should be " an international race with local authorities involvement". Smells like a huge politicaly influenced event (beause funding comes...
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    I also like the idea of the sponsor (Advens, the one that pays the bills) giving up their media exposure to Linkedout that seems to be a sort of networking tool for jobseekers that need help to find a job.
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Is Apivia is really follwing a strategy at 24h by staying positionned so west? He could have re-positoned several times by now.
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Could not agree more with Marcus Hitchinson above. If HB is as fast as claimed, the risk AT is by cutting corners through Theta seems very high. Finish first, first finish and so on ...
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    Engine Seizure due to water in oil. No good :(
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Seems like Apivia is taking a west option on purpose, not necessarily to stay away from Theta? 
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Looking at l'Occitane, given where he is: sould he* seriously consider the Eastern option? * I need to seriously get into routing software. Any tutorial around?
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    And Ruyant in another tweet says he is concerned about the sea state passing the depression and will, on purpose "put on some fat" to lower the risk. 
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    Apivia can see LinkedOut https://twitter.com/ApiviaVoile/status/1326850774580727808?s=19
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    Ruyant has played well last night. One disappointing is corum. Problem?
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Is he west enough for the next shift?
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Looks like, based on the video from last night, that PRB has a spare rudder in the area that was taking water. Not sure it is common in the IMOCA fleet?
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    He was doing a routine check of the boat and found water in the front compartment. A valve failed and he did a quick and dirty lashing (?) for now. Tacking in one hour, will do the repairs then. He is sponging (sic). 
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Depending on what/how things have failed when the sail went down, I suspect there might be potential damage to the mast where the halyard exits. The lock is supposed to handle all loads so when it it not doing its job, until the sail is not under load anymore, the hole in the mast is what has to...

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