It's all quite well laid out in this article from two years ago.
HB hasn't benefitted from the gain in upwind performance like the other boats with the same gen foils.
Eg Charal has a similar...
Agree that for resale value, having no results is kind of bad, and they should definitely do the TJV to prove doubters wrong. On the other hand, if we look forward to the next VG, it isn't super obvious what kind of a boat will needed to win. Foil and Sail plan update will anyway be necessary
Well, it was kind of a strange situation. Many boats got stuck close to the exclusion zone, in almost no wind and then a sudden gust hit.
Not impossible in a bigger imoca fleet either, and such a mistake would easily destroy many foils etc, but I agree, most imoca skippers would know how to...