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  1. terrafirma

    Defi Azimut Race & Speed Runs

    Yeah Justine finished 2 minutes ahead of Sam how's that for Solo Imoca Racing..? (y)
  2. terrafirma

    Defi Azimut Race & Speed Runs

    Malizia.! Interview with Boris after the race
  3. terrafirma

    Defi Azimut Race & Speed Runs

    Charlie must be getting used to this now..!
  4. terrafirma

    Defi Azimut Race & Speed Runs

    I think many of the teams would have gotten positive moments from this race. Moments don't win you a race it's consistency. Charlie Dalin is consistent. He didn't blow away the opposition which is heartining. The teams who had spent most time on the water were reflected in their results IMO.!
  5. terrafirma

    Defi Azimut Race & Speed Runs

    Some surprising results late. Charlie is way ahead and with his older boat.! Not sure how Linked Out got past Charal in the end? It was a race of moments and I'm not really sure what it told us? There were so many close moments I only hope it continues to happen as the races get longer. Charlie...
  6. terrafirma

    Defi Azimut Race & Speed Runs

    What are everyone's thoughts crewed vs solo in terms of performance? So crewed carry extra weight but can have someone always trimming the sails whereas solo sleep is almost dead time. The crewed boats should be a fair way ahead if things like sail changes and need to trim are common. 11th hour...
  7. terrafirma

    Defi Azimut Race & Speed Runs

    Not to my eye? 11th hour are leading the race in both divisions. By the way Tracker showing Apivia has turned around facing the other way zero boat speed virtually.? Maybe I am reading the tracker wrong, it is strange. Charlie has 197 miles to go and 11th hour 229 miles but 11th hour ahead on...
  8. terrafirma

    Defi Azimut Race & Speed Runs

    Watching the start again and Apivia was quite a way back when the gun went off but was in the lead by the time they reached the lighthouse.! There is something that boat has that the others don't, never seen such a speed discrepancy between Box Rule boats before.!
  9. terrafirma

    Defi Azimut Race & Speed Runs

    Scary how Apivia has pulled out such a lead over the new boats. Even more scary if his new boat is faster again. Whilst it's early days for the new boats you still wouldn't think they would be that far behind Apivia. What percentage is boat and what percentage is the skipper in Apivia's case...
  10. terrafirma

    Defi Azimut Race & Speed Runs

    Agree the foils were a poor choice and given no other boat has gone this way this is validated. Could Hublot be retrofitted with different foils or would this be a major.?
  11. terrafirma

    Defi Azimut Race & Speed Runs

    Yeah Alex's last boat now called Hublot never set the world on fire. It had structural issues, a fully enclosed coach house and never seemed fast. The boat before that where he ultimately came 2nd was arguably the fastest boat at the time. Still a bit early to tell with the new boats we won't...
  12. terrafirma

    Defi Azimut Race & Speed Runs

    Interesting after winning the Speed Runs Charlie said that he only finished 2 seconds ahead of Charal 2 and that because Charal were new in their development and Apivia was at the end of theirs Charal would most likely end up faster. He didn't mention anything about his new boat. Youtube speed...
  13. terrafirma

    Defi Azimut Race & Speed Runs

    The 12th Défi Azimut is up and running. Tradition has it that in the largest offshore racing event in the Lorient basin, which this year gathers together a first-class line-up of 28 IMOCA monohulls, it is with a session of ‘speed runs’ that festivities commence out on the water. The persistent...
  14. terrafirma

    Defi Azimut Race & Speed Runs

    Charal only 2 seconds behind but shows Apivia is ahead especially in the foil department not sure what wind strength they had? In todays conditions it seems foils and sails were the driving force. And 11th hour were up there too.
  15. terrafirma

    Defi Azimut Race & Speed Runs

    I think Charal was fastest last time around.
  16. terrafirma

    THE IMOCA thread, single/double handed & TOR

    Awesome shots. Can't wait to see Charal in the Defi Azimut..! Against a stack of new boats and to see if these new boats have made ground on Apivia notwithstanding conditions. This new Manuard design is interesting, narrower than normal, rudder placement and scow bow make her an aggressive...
  17. terrafirma

    Defi Azimut Race & Speed Runs

    https://www.sail-world.com/news/253699/11th-Hour-Racing-Team-prepares-for-Defi-Azimut
  18. terrafirma

    Defi Azimut Race & Speed Runs

    The reigning champion has won it all this year (Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race and the Vendée Arctique Les Sables d’Olonne), but skipper Charlie Dalin will have his work cut out on Apivia if he is to contain his 27 rivals. Up against him will be the cream of the 2019 generation of IMOCAs, including...
  19. terrafirma

    Defi Azimut Race & Speed Runs

    So we have the speed runs starting tomorrow and the 48 Hour 500 mile race on Thursday the 15th. It will be interesting to see how the new boats go against Charlie and Thomas on Apivia and Linked Out. I know it's only a short race for the Imoca's but surely a lot of the new boats will want to be...
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