...Team VESTAS WIND...the resurrection thread.

couchsurfer

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...sometimes it's worthwhile sifting through the trashbin of speculgab to find a post like this......


Green light to build the new boat I understand. Kiwi boaatbuilders in Europe have been asked to stay instead of going home for Xmas. The question now is when will they rejoin the race?

....I've known NZ to have reliable gossip in the past,,,,anyone got more yet??
News should come out soon:

Team Vestas Wind@TeamVestasWind 3h

3 hours ago
This afternoon, #Vestas is meeting with Nico & crew to debrief & determine next steps. Stay tuned! #VOR #TeamVestas



 
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couchsurfer

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...a bit more from the question thread :rolleyes: ...

I have it from a boatbuilder in Europe that his return to NZ has been delayed 3 months because they start the new Vestas on Monday week. Why the heck didn't VO make a spare hull like couchsurfer had suggested in june!?
 
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Rennmaus

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That would be too good. And the only way for Vestas to use the VOR marketing opportunity in this situation. Imagine the Vestas pavillion traveling from port to port, but no boat, no crew for autograph sessions, no anything in sight. Bit useless and sad...

If they rejoin, they can "capitalize" on the Phoenix effect. Great.

 

Haligonian Winterr

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From interviews, heard they have a two spare rigs "Strategically" placed around the race course for any boat that breaks, so apparently they have 2 tubes at least (maybe full rigs). Plus, I can't imagine a rig takes longer to build than a hull...

HW

maybe end of feb...would they have a spare mast?
 

couchsurfer

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That would be too good. And the only way for Vestas to use the VOR marketing opportunity in this situation. Imagine the Vestas pavillion traveling from port to port, but no boat, no crew for autograph sessions, no anything in sight. Bit useless and sad...

If they rejoin, they can "capitalize" on the Phoenix effect. Great.

.....I'd think that beyond completing the race,,,a huge part of Vestas' ROI would be all the events they attend in the period between this and next edition of the VOR,no?

 

Rennmaus

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That would be too good. And the only way for Vestas to use the VOR marketing opportunity in this situation. Imagine the Vestas pavillion traveling from port to port, but no boat, no crew for autograph sessions, no anything in sight. Bit useless and sad...

If they rejoin, they can "capitalize" on the Phoenix effect. Great.

.....I'd think that beyond completing the race,,,a huge part of Vestas' ROI would be all the events they attend in the period between this and next edition of the VOR,no?
Has Vestas the company confirmed that they will support the next VOR as well, with or without the same crew? (Or is this wishful thinking?)

 

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there is a media confcall tomorrow Monday at 0730 UTC. Nico, Wouter, Knut and the Vestas CMO are attending. Fresh news, hopefully.

 

couchsurfer

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I would be surprised if the afterguard wasn't replaced.
....and others would be surprised if it changed at all.,but no need for uninformed speculguesses on this,,I'll bet we'll hear with the news conference.

Wonder if the can chopper off the current rig (or the boat for that matter...)
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...umm yes,,,well said! :mellow:

...I know a rectivist who can hardly wait to hear :rolleyes:


 
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Trovão

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Afaik, the mast is still standing right on it's place, so it should not be a concern, at least for the moment.

Otoh, what about the 8th hull supposedly built?

 
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left hook

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No.6. It's deck stepped so less difficult to chopper off the deck. Still a lot of motion though.

Or there are two spare VO65 masts floating around the world.

 

John Drake

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No.6. It's deck stepped so less difficult to chopper off the deck. Still a lot of motion though.

Or there are two spare VO65 masts floating around the world.
Have you ever fuking stepped/unstepped a spar of any significant size? The hook as to be pretty near static. No joy pulling pins with the boat at a steep incline. I've done hundreds including boats laying on their side. I would be shocked if this was even on the table.
 
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