THE IMOCA thread, single/double handed & TOR

Chimp too

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Sticking it on a monohull is like lipstick on a pig. The multihull platform is clearly ideal for this approach. You don’t need heavy, highly loaded swinging arms, just a daggerboard with wings on the top.

horses for courses 

 

Chimp too

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Personally I think the only realistic and simple solution for a monohull is the DSS approach. I do t see anything else getting mainstream 

 

wildbirdtoo

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... and what's happened to Yannick?  Maitre Coq showing as leaving the Solent in the opposite direction....

edited to add.. just checked with his FB page- been in a collision and retired. 

 
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Fiji Bitter

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This seems to be HB's most recent o/b video.

Most of it no sound, Alex doing his usual grinding act, and they are "in high spirits, and in the pack".  :rolleyes:






 

terrafirma

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Don't think those numbers are right. She may not be showing her best, but I am pretty sure HB would do better than 3.6kts ... 
Hugo Boss is now 86 miles behind Apivia she is effectively last other than 2 very old non foiling Imoca's.! She is also being beaten by Varuna a Ker 56. Believe what you wan't but either the boat is a dog or Alex and Co having a shocker.! 

 

yl75

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Hugo Boss is now 86 miles behind Apivia she is effectively last other than 2 very old non foiling Imoca's.! She is also being beaten by Varuna a Ker 56. Believe what you wan't but either the boat is a dog or Alex and Co having a shocker.! 
Indeed, hope it isn't the last show for Alex !

 

terrafirma

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Indeed, hope it isn't the last show for Alex !
I could be wrong but I keep getting the impression he has lost the passion. And I don't blame him really been doing it for a long time and coming 2nd in a Vendee is no mean feat.! They seem as if they are going through the motions. 

 

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Hugo Boss is now 86 miles behind Apivia she is effectively last other than 2 very old non foiling Imoca's.! She is also being beaten by Varuna a Ker 56. Believe what you wan't but either the boat is a dog or Alex and Co having a shocker.! 
It is not what I believe, it is that the numbers are wrong.  Maybe you were looking at straight line numbers or VMG? Plus, of course, you stated the numbers over previous 24 hours, but we are not yet 24 hours into the race, so maybe there is an issue with the maths?  Not denying that HB is looking slow, just saying the numbers are wrong.

 

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I could be wrong but I keep getting the impression he has lost the passion. And I don't blame him really been doing it for a long time and coming 2nd in a Vendee is no mean feat.! They seem as if they are going through the motions. 
Grinding Carbon for a week in a hot humid black box hove too in the South Atlantic would give anyone PTSD.

SHC

 

terrafirma

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It is not what I believe, it is that the numbers are wrong.  Maybe you were looking at straight line numbers or VMG? Plus, of course, you stated the numbers over previous 24 hours, but we are not yet 24 hours into the race, so maybe there is an issue with the maths?  Not denying that HB is looking slow, just saying the numbers are wrong.
Yeah get that just reporting what the tracker says re 24 hour runs. 

 

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Hugo Boss is now 86 miles behind Apivia she is effectively last other than 2 very old non foiling Imoca's.! She is also being beaten by Varuna a Ker 56. Believe what you wan't but either the boat is a dog or Alex and Co having a shocker.! 
Will get the dog label whether deserved or not now, resale 'value' just halved or vanished. Can't see HB staying in the game after this, no results or returns for some pretty serious dosh.

Apivia truly impressive!

 

jonas a

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Will get the dog label whether deserved or not now, resale 'value' just halved or vanished. Can't see HB staying in the game after this, no results or returns for some pretty serious dosh.

Apivia truly impressive!
Agree that for resale value, having no results is kind of bad, and they should definitely do the TJV to prove doubters wrong. On the other hand, if we look forward to the next VG, it isn't super obvious what kind of a boat will needed to win. Foil and Sail plan update will anyway be necessary 

 
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