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    Transat Jacques Vabre 2021

    Go Sam!
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Sam interview in today’s Daily Telegraph https://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/life/away-sea-long-wasnt-mum/ ‘I was away at sea for so long, I wasn’t Mum any more’ Samantha Davies explains why she’s spending Christmas finishing the Vendée Globe – the world’s most dangerous yacht race ByFleur...
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    The thing you have to remember is that it is not just the duration of the VG that you have to take into consideration. There are other IMOCA races like the TJV, RdR etc. plus the endless months spent testing, developing and refining.  On top of that there are sponsor commitments etc. that will...
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    This is the thing that really struck me when reading Kevin’s interviews earlier today.  That wave broke over him at exactly the right time.  Any earlier and he would either not have had the raft or EPIRB to hand or he would not have been wearing his suit.  Any later and he would have managed to...
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    These are the moments when you think going with the batcave was a good idea...
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    From the above link
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    AT daily update.  Talks about the sound levels on board.  Unbelievable...
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    This has gone up on the English version of the official site.  Good to see him back! Jérémie Beyou, the 44 year old French skipper who had to sail 600 miles back to Les Sables d’Olonne after damage to his Charal on the second evening of the solo non stop around the world race, has confirmed...
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Likewise for the Sunday Telegraph.  Sailing rarely gets a mention in the British press unless it is about Sir Ben... Very disappointing.
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Even with my very poor schoolboy French I really enjoy watching the French dailies.  So much better presented than the English version and a consistently fantastic range of guests. Thanks to all the native French speakers for the translations in this thread - great additional insight that goes...
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Translation for those that don't speak French: Alors la réponse est non : @JeremieBeyou n'est pas entré dans le DST. Merci à @Pifou29 pour la carto alternative. (Et pas merci à la carto officielle d'être aussi imprécise ) #VG2020 @JeremieBeyou did not enter the TSS. Thanks to @Pifou29 for the...
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    How about a The Ocean Race thread?

    Well, well, well... It has been postponed by a year - from the mythical front page: https://sailinganarchy.com/2020/06/03/see-ya-next-year/
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    New Hugo Boss Spotted

    Update from the team on how the repairs are going and expected timeline: https://www.alexthomsonracing.com/blog/2019/12/24/alex-thomson-racing-update-hugo-boss-repair/ Upon arrival from the Cape Verde Islands, HUGO BOSS was moved to Southampton. There, a full NDT (non-destructive testing) of...
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    New Hugo Boss Spotted

    Latest from the team: ***Update from the Alex Thomson Racing technical team*** 16:00 GMT / 17:00 CET  Alex and Neal are safe and making good progress onboard HUGO BOSS. They are now around 300 miles away from the Cape Verde Islands, sailing with caution at around 10 knots. They have both...
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    Transat Jacque Vabre 2019

    FIFY :)  
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    Transat Jacque Vabre 2019

    HB headed to Cape Verde ~800nm
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    Transat Jacque Vabre 2019

    HB got rid of the keel... From TJV website: Hugo Boss update after being forced to withdraw from the race on Sunday Ross Daniel, Technical Director at Alex Thomson Racing, said: “Last night Alex and Neal were both able to get some rest onboard HUGO BOSS. In the early hours of this morning...
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    THE IMOCA thread, single/double handed & TOR

    Ari qualified (just) for the VG in the RdR. Yes he will be slow without foils in both the TJV and VG but good on him for trying and managing to find the sponsorship as an amateur. 
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    My Song fell off a cargo?!

    More photos on Winchworks Palma FB feed
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    My Song fell off a cargo?!

    Agreed. They imply that they made the statement in response to speculation about the incident and to stop false information spreading. They also say they are unhappy about the incident being discussed before the facts are known. Yet they seem to blame the equipment and crew of My Song and seem...
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