Fastnet 2021

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Must have short memories too….. Since when has rounding Fastnet Rock ever been anything else other than rounding to port?

Interesting split between Sodebo and Actual….

 
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Your Mom

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Must have short memories too….. Since when has rounding Fastnet Rock ever been anything else other than rounding to port?
I may be wrong, but I think they rounded the rock to port and then turned aggressively to pass between the rock and the TSS.  I'm not defending going to the wrong side of the TSS if the other side was mandatory...  Just saying I don't think they went the wrong way around the rock...

 
I may be wrong, but I think they rounded the rock to port and then turned aggressively to pass between the rock and the TSS.  I'm not defending going to the wrong side of the TSS if the other side was mandatory...  Just saying I don't think they went the wrong way around the rock...
Which begs the question: have prior iterations of the race instructions also designated a TSS and, if so, was it to be left to port?  It's one thing to not completely understand the race instructions - inexcusable at this level - but most of these guys have done this before.

 

Sidecar

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They have had TSS’s for a while now. None of the other TSS’s seem to have a required rounding side, as evidenced by many other yacht tracks, so I wouldn’t expect the Fastnet TSS to have a required side either, but I then haven’t read the SI’s….

Sodebo and Actual are interesting. Which ever way the tide is running, Actual is in more current. Not uncommon to see 5-6 knots at the top end of Sark….I don’t trust the tracker, the currents displayed  in the central channel seems to be on permanent ebb, although the tracks and speeds of Maître Coq and Obportus IV would suggest that it is ebbing….

Looks  like max ebb current pretty soon. Low water St Peter Port 0244 BST.

https://www.rciyc.com/navigation/

 
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Bill E Goat

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Have to leave the Fastnet TSS to port in both directions

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Sidecar

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Looks like Actual is headed for Anse de Vauville (Bay), to get into slacker water, could even sneak up the shore and get the back eddy to the corner.

 

terrafirma

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Well Well Well, Look whose winning Line Honors, IRC Zero and IRC Overall..! Surely not a boat with C Foils...? WTF.? 

If it stays this way, ala big boat race, what a debut it would be for Skorpios..! 

 

terrafirma

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Looks like Rambler cannot read the SIs, sack the naviguessor?

I imagine the bowman would have told them which way to go but as per usual the bowman (who knows everything) isn't listened to by the apparent "brains trust"! Haha
Wow I didn't notice this on the tracker. I just assumed they rounded the Rock and kept the TSS on Port.! 

 

terrafirma

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Alex and the HB team have always been open about saying the boat was never designed with any fucks given towards non Vendee conditions. 
(Not Talking to you Monkey, this is for Hugo Boss) Non Vendee Conditions.? Gotta love that. So what the fuck was Apivia designed for.? How about going fast at nearly everything? What a misnomer that is. Nowadays in a climate changed world the boats are experiencing everything it just blows my mind how Apivia went beneath Hugo Boss like they were standing still. (Watch the Imoca Start). Charlie and his design team have got it right. Alex isn't acknowledging his current Fastnet performance of being basically last and I don't believe it's solely a design issue. It sounds like they really don't give a rats and have conned the sailing public into believing they are still relevant, quote someone else in these forums.!

 
(Not Talking to you Monkey, this is for Hugo Boss) Non Vendee Conditions.? Gotta love that. So what the fuck was Apivia designed for.? How about going fast at nearly everything? What a misnomer that is. Nowadays in a climate changed world the boats are experiencing everything it just blows my mind how Apivia went beneath Hugo Boss like they were standing still. (Watch the Imoca Start). Charlie and his design team have got it right. Alex isn't acknowledging his current Fastnet performance of being basically last and I don't believe it's solely a design issue. It sounds like they really don't give a rats and have conned the sailing public into believing they are still relevant, quote someone else in these forums.!
This.  Alex has proven he's a player with the right ride.  This ride is a dog.  And the minute that ride was doing well, it started to fall apart.  But has he lost faith in the ride and therefore his mojo?

 




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