Rolex Fastnet Race 2017

terrafirma

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This years Fastnet Race will prove to be interesting especially if conditions allow. We have Rambler, CQS, Volvo 65's, Hugo Boss Foils etc, A lot of people including the Volvo organisers want to know how Hugo Boss for example shapes up to a Volvo 65 and even CQS with her DSS. It's the first time we will have such a variety of boats in the one race. Rambler 88 is way ahead of CQS IMO however how Hugo Boss shapes up against the others when she is benefiting from her foils will be interesting. 

 

jonas a

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HB really needs quite specific conditions to kick ass. Not sure if it can beat the 65's in this race. Agree about rambler being line honors favorite. Would have been nice to see some of the top Volvo 70's too. Imocas double handed

 

Miffy

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HB really needs quite specific conditions to kick ass. Not sure if it can beat the 65's in this race. Agree about rambler being line honors favorite. Would have been nice to see some of the top Volvo 70's too. Imocas double handed
I think broad reach in heavy HB and the other foiling imoca 60s are probably quite a bit faster than VOR 65. It'll be really fun in 2 years to see what the VOR 60s end up doing. 

 
Is the new Nivelt - Muratet 55' Teasing Machine 2 lining up for this Fastnet?

The previous TM was a highly competitive program inshore and offshore so it will be interesting to see what they have done with this boat and just how competitive it will be.

 
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jack_sparrow

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Last I agree..TM probably had best organised program out there and they travelled to every big race they could no matter where it was. Delivery to Antigua last year was pretty epic. Wouldn't expect new boat to be any different.

 

terrafirma

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New Teasing Machine looks pretty glamorous for a racing boat.  

https://www.facebook.com/julianlucca/media_set?set=a.10212262180685148.1073741956.1097042624&type=3&pnref=story

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Rob Zabukovec

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If it had more mainsail luff tension, it would be even more glamorous......

 

jack_sparrow

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Looks like a scaled down V70 (twin companionways too) with some interior comfort...TP52's watch out.

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