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Yeah doesn't like upwind sailing. And I think he sails the wrong angles compared to Apivia for example. If he gets beaten by 11th hour racing it will confirm my theory that his last boat was his best. 11th Hour in the Imoca Lead as we speak but Apivia has picked a good angle and is going 5 knots quicker so not for long IMO
Agree.  He but he was sailing it way too high.  It was starkly apparent when Apivia went by.  They were sailing at least 5 degrees lower but were massively faster.  Apivia blasted through to leeward and HB never saw them again…

Not sure I’d call that the boat’s fault.  But he needs to develop better polars.

 

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Gitana just tacked to go between Guernsey and Alderney!
Not surprised……The big really fast boats can get across, take advantage of the stronger current (and better angles) on the French side and still get back out into the middle of the Channel again (where there is less current than either side) before the tide turns…

Switch on tidal currents on the tracker and you can see why a lot of fast French boats went way over. Less wave fetch as well in the corner….. Apivia still has favourable tide, 11th hour on the English side already has tide against.

Tracker and standings are all over the place (Maserati!)….Saw Rambler doing 86 knots VMG a little earlier….

 
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What's going on with yellow brick recently? The Transpac tracking was a mess, and now the whole Fastnet fleet is going 0.1 or 0.0 knots in strange directions.

 

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Gitana's fine now at 17kts. If you look at the HTML leader board off the website, because, say, you refuse to put the YB app on your phone, you see that the update times are all over the place, albeit frequent, so there may be some interpolation problems or something. That is also perhaps why someone saw Rambler doing 86kts earlier. You'd think they'd get some sort of average speed over some shortish time period from the boats but perhaps it's not that good. On the plus side, Gitana has moved from 4th to 2nd on Line Honours as they seem to have expurgated the earlier three DNFs but now the Archambault 31 Tagan IV in the lead.  Seriously though, we, at least I, who knows nothing of large scale European yacht race tracking, probably shouldn't heckle them too badly. The other Geoville tracked races that tend to get discussed here have far fewer entries with more pro boats and crews, so this may be the best and most cost effective way to track the whole fleet in this giant race.

 

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Apivia is running down Skorpios upwind..! Does Apivia have new foils.? Seems to be way faster than all the other Imoca's. It's ahead of Rambler now and if it keeps going at these speeds it could shock all the Mono's for it's length. When she gets to ease sheets and foil she could stretch even further. 

 

terrafirma

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Apivia has overtaken Skorpios..!  :eek:    No just refreshed tracking glitch...! LOL And Rambler maybe considering going North of the Exclusion zone.? Interesting times...

 
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Matagi

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What's going on with yellow brick recently? The Transpac tracking was a mess, and now the whole Fastnet fleet is going 0.1 or 0.0 knots in strange directions.
YB in my view is just the worst.:

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Yeah Whoopsie. But thanks for the 2007 retro UX nostalgia feeling.

 

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The live blog is pretty good

"Last Updated: 11 hours ago"

As are the prolific twitter updates

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Interesting moves by Rambler going North of the Lands End TSS...

Happy to see that my prediction of Skorpios bailing before Lands End was incorrect, the big thing is still rumbling to windward

Apivia is having an absolute stormer, seriously impressive lead over the rest of the 60s. Good to see Paprec hanging with Charal too.

 
Interesting moves by Rambler going North of the Lands End TSS...

Happy to see that my prediction of Skorpios bailing before Lands End was incorrect, the big thing is still rumbling to windward

Apivia is having an absolute stormer, seriously impressive lead over the rest of the 60s. Good to see Paprec hanging with Charal too.
Agreed, huge tactical play by Rambler. Time will tell who got it right!

 


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