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    Ultime / G-Class Development

    Gitana training UFO incident. Main rudder gone and central hull damage. Sounds pretty major. Back home for repairs.  http://www.gitana-team.com/en/article.aspx?id=0&type=actu
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    NEIL PEART - RUSH - RIP

    https://www.thedrive.com/news/41372/rush-dummer-neil-pearts-silver-surfers-classic-car-collection-is-for-sale
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    THE IMOCA thread, single/double handed & TOR

    Something interesting on Apivia https://www.scanvoile.com/2021/06/secrets-etrave-apivia-imoca-charlie-dalin.html#.YNCyIbHYqbg Focus on the bottom of the hull of APIVIA, Charlie Dalin's IMOCA second in the Vendée Globe When it was launched in 2019, APIVIA displayed certain biases. In...
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    They all tested negative PCR tests carried out by the skippers 48 hours before the start of the Vendée Globe have established that the 33 skippers are all negative for Covid-19. The fleet will be complete this Sunday for the start of the 9th Vendée Globe...
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    https://www.scanvoile.com/2020/11/vplp-vendee-gobe-les-architectes-font-le-point.html#.X6LgK3DYqbg Interview with Quentin Lucet and Vincent Lauriot-Prévost (VLVP) New architectural competition  The 8 new boats of the 2020 generation are divided between 4 architects: VPLP design (3), Juan...
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Another couple in the series.  English subtitles mostly.
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    Vendee Globe 2020

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    Vendee Globe 2020

    http://www.courseaularge.com/vendee-globe-sauts-technologiques-impressionnants.html If we compare with the previous Vendée Globe, the changes are concentrated in three main areas: instrumentation, which hardly existed four years ago, and which, thanks to numerous sensors, gives you time real...
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Conrad is out of it.  Lack of funding. https://voilesetvoiliers.ouest-france.fr/course-au-large/vendee-globe/vendee-globe-un-candidat-renonce-a-prendre-le-depart-faute-de-financements-fac699fc-ccc1-11ea-b211-0ef9e0483b40
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    https://www.scanvoile.com/2020/07/sebastien-simon-lance-la-construction.html#.Xxmu6DfYqbg Arkea Paprec are building two new foils to be delivered about 1 month before the VG.  All design parameters have been beefed up and the design is being lead by Pure (NZ) with input from boat designer Juan...
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    How about a The Ocean Race thread?

    They are a bunch of Muppets 
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    How about a The Ocean Race thread?

    Sounds more and more like an B or even C list race. Who knows? More like who will care. 
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    Ultime / G-Class Development

    Drheam Cup this weekend.  May be some tracking on the link below. There English version of the site does not seem to be the working well.  Ultimes are all going except Macif. Lots of C40 and Figaro 3 as well. Should be a lot of fun to follow.  https://drheam-cup.com/...
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    Vendée – Arctique – Les Sables d’Olonne race.

    Charal race summary. 
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    How about a The Ocean Race thread?

    There was something in the announcement about adding another class potentially beyond the VO65 and IMOCA.  No details and probably, like the rest of the race, more meaningless noise.  Beyond me how they could be so stupid as to try to run against one of the biggest ocean races, the RDR.
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    Ultime / G-Class Development

    Coville just back from 4 days in 'false' (has crew but not helping) solo mode on Sodebo
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    THE IMOCA thread, single/double handed & TOR

    I'm a supporter of the IMOCA class and pretty much everything they do and everyone involved. It's impressive. That's it really. 
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    THE IMOCA thread, single/double handed & TOR

    No problem. Most of the top teams have in-house and/or 3rd party design input as well as the primary boat designer. Often it seems like a collaborative effort. It would be interesting to know more details about this whole thing but it seems not much is being said. The next steps will be...
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    Vendée – Arctique – Les Sables d’Olonne race.

    Still a bit wet at the back  Credit Charal 
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