Fastnet 2021

bigrpowr

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no idea about the crew list for any competitor. Would be interesting to know though. Surely she is favourite for Line honours monohull!

Best I can find is the published entry list. 

https://www.rolexfastnetrace.com/downloads/2021_docs/rfr21_entries_030821.pdf
yeah the irc rating is 2.149, be interesting to see how rambler can do against it, considering they are tuned up.

some VO65's have higher ratings than the VO70's, i assume because the 70's are 1st generation?

 
IRC rating is always an interesting discussion when being measured. 
So many good boats in the fleet across all divisions. A huge fleet of two handed racers across various divisions and the growing Class40 boats. 

Weather at this stage looks like they will be punching into a westerly at the start then it gets really interesting heading back to Cherbourg for your average boat, not talking about IRC0, Volvo boats or monster multihulls etc.

Plus the currents around the Alderney Race and Cape la Hague will test the navigators as they are tired approaching the final stages of the race. 

 

terrafirma

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yeah the irc rating is 2.149, be interesting to see how rambler can do against it, considering they are tuned up.

some VO65's have higher ratings than the VO70's, i assume because the 70's are 1st generation?
May have something to do with some of the VOR65's new sails that the 70's wouldn't have.? There has been much sail development in the VOR65 class.

 

SSolo

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Thanks very much Snowden, for some reason I was struggling finding it.

We'll be on our 6m trimaran so the plan is to anchor up off the beach by the lighthouse in the narrows there and sit back on the tramps/bench seats and watch from what would be pretty close by.

I've marked the shallow area where we have anchored up previously in our sea kayak to watch various events.

Currently it is claiming W/WSW and 14-20 knots for Sunday morning so hopefully they should be shifting along quite nicely!

We'll head down to Lymington on Saturday afternoon and stay there overnight and the wind forecast on Sunday should mean we will get a lovely run back up to Calshot in the afternoon once they have scooted past.

Looking forward to it, but the weather forecasts of late have been worse than ever so we will have see what it is like closer to the time!

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Snowden

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Going to be bouncy in a 6m trimaran or kayak :D

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If it is likely above 20 knots, then I will have to bail as my wife won't want to come out to play with me and is very unhappy with me solo sailing due to current health problems.

Bit of a head fuck - Hopefully it will be reasonable so I can watch it and have a lovely day but also like it to blow up and watch them getting stuck in.

Ho hum....

 

Sidecar

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Looks like it is going to be pretty gnarly between Hurst and the Needles….. a lot of disturbed air and boat wash too.

Try going around the corner as I originally suggested. A lot more protection there. Come into the beach and walk across the spit?

 
Sidecar, it will be fine parked up in the lagoon - it is more the getting there and back which will probably be choppy as all buggery, and my wife is not so keen on that.

We'll wait and see what is going on Saturday am and make a decision then as it changes pretty well hourly from sunny to gales and floods.

We'll wander down and watch if we don't sail as we only live round the corner. We'll have to drive 40 minutes to the boat in Calshot then sail it down and moor up in Lymington overnight then scoot round Sunday am or drive 10 minutes to go and watch it from the beach...

 
Looks like it is going to be pretty gnarly between Hurst and the Needles….. a lot of disturbed air and boat wash too.

Try going around the corner as I originally suggested. A lot more protection there. Come into the beach and walk across the spit?
Not only the boat wash causing a lumpy gnarly sea state but the wind against tide effect will make for sharp steep waves in that area. 

Here is the forecast Tidal Current stream courtesy of Tidetechmarinedata.com

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Potter

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there was no need to change the finish of this race 
I  disagree, and I say that as a Devonian.  Hopefully it gives them a kick up the arse, and that SailGP is a sign of change in the council and event organisers.

S2H is limited to 100ft.

 

Potter

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positives food, 

Agree

negatives logistics, extra cost, extra time , more french competitors 

Disagree, disagree, agree, agree (but I see that as a positive).
Of course those points are going to be subjective.  For me, I would love to nip down to Plymouth and see the missus finish, but actually they would dip the line and sail back to the Solent anyway, so the cost is exactly the same whether the finish line is in Plymouth or France.  

In a non covid world they would have considered stopping in France, but still would not have stopped in Plymouth.

 




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