It's all good.
This is probably what's going to happen which would mean 11th Hour Racing Team takes over as the Overall Leader. This Leg is worth Double Points so if they stay as they are now it would look like this:I have a gut feeling the top 3 will finish in the order they are now.
Anyone think different.?
But was Holcim's speed run ratified? Or is Comanche the last ratified record, with three IMOCAs in queue?
(Sorry about the deletion. Never edit after an evening out with plenty of refreshments)
I don't believe that Kevin's record has been ratified by the WSSRC yet, therefore I think the "1 mile over the existing ratified record" rule would apply to Comanche's 618 mile record.
Somehow I feel like Holcim got fucked over this, but then, they were relatively low key about the record(s) (all 3) they broke (and apparently, no longer hold), because their goal is to win the leg and the race, unlike the Party Boat. Jeez, it was like they had invented a new beer that is better than Fiji Bitter or something.What he said:
But you're absolutely right, I had overlooked that. However, there is also a rule somewhere that a new record cannot be considered while a previous one is pending, but I don't think that applies in this case.
So this can probably be considered the most exciting event in this RTW race, until the finish maybe.
I know this was discussed to death in the lead up to TOR and I glossed over it, so at risk of being one of those forum people, can someone briefly summarize how different these boats ended up being from the solo IMOCAs?
A few more bunks, that is it. 11th hour was designed only for this race, and is not different from the other as far as I can see.
They were able to move the wand they mounted on the stern (temporarily) once the wind and sea state were calmer, back to the top of the mast.@despacio, ref Holcim wind information:
I thought that the stern mounted wand was performing well downwind. But it may not be quite as good because it's not fully calibrated?
Wind gradiënt and acceleration for instance.
Nope. Dalin has been trimming perfectly again in these excellent reaching conditions for 11th Hr. They just sailed away this morning from HPRB and Team Malizia.I have a gut feeling the top 3 will finish in the order they are now.
Anyone think different.?
Malizia a bit off the pace of the leaders, now up to 24.1kn / 158°Malizia may have a shot at passing into 2nd, as they seem to be sailing better angles than Holcim, and are now just 10nm back.