2016 Rolex Middle Sea Race

dachopper

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Looking forward to seeing how Maverick fair with time under the belt and a working keel box !

Found this extract from a guy crewing on it for the first time in their last race.

[SIZE=12.5pt]"After rounding our mark off Porto Cervo, we bore away into the Maddalena channel and finally we got the elusive call, 'Deploy the foil!' We hoisted a jib-top and started shaking reefs. For the following two hours, we blasted through one of the most spectacular racecourses in the world, affectionately known as 'Bomb Alley', with the sun rising in a perfect background. We topped out at 21.8 kts and the boat felt stable and capable of more. We later heard that Rambler 88's max speed was 22 kts...say no more."[/SIZE]

 
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Doug Lord

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Just looked again and Maserati is headed to the big island-Phaedo has rounded the little island and is still headed home. It appears like a colossal mistake by Phaedo!

Click on Phaedo under the boat list and you can see their course rounding the small island......

 
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Doug Lord

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Lampedusa is the big island-Phaedo was wrong-unless the course map above is wrong:

Lampedusa.png

 

us7070

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looking at the track.., they round pantelleria, and tack right away on to starboard.., but then go back to port again pretty soon

i wonder if the navigator had a moment of doubt after tacking on to starboard and that's why they went on to port again.., so he could make sure he was ok

then he says "we're good to tack" and they tack back to starboard

except he was wrong...

 
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