Heading towards the mini scow bow look. Is that as far as they can exploit the class 40 rule?I am curious how this new Lombard/Shipman design will work.
Look at the underwater shape of the bow...
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In this interview with Lombard on the design of the 150, he seems to think a Pogo3 or Ofcet bow would fit within the rules, but avoided it for cosmetic and slamming reasons.Yep. There are dimension rules in force to prevent a scow bow
They kept the arms of an ORMA60 and pretty much all the rest is new.Actual going wrong way around the world. Prince de Bretagne with Bernard Stamm will be in the TJV17. I think it's an extended Orma60
No Joyon, either... just the trio of Gitana, Sodebo, & Prince de Bretagne. Super light air would be the only shot for the super ORMA. Heavy seas would possibly benefit Sodebo. And reasonable wind and seas would likely see Gitana lap the field. Really too bad Idec, Spindrift, Macif, & the new BP aren't racing.Which tris are going? AFAIK Gitana and Sodebo are in, Macif is not as Gabart is going for the solo RTW, banque pop didn't launch in time, Spindrift got excluded due to politics...
Who else? Is Joyon racing? What about the old Sodebo (I think it is Actual now?)