Transpac 2017

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Something just came around from behind the condos at Diamond Head and then stopped, not sure if it would be Mighty Merloe or not, but interesting in its movements.

 

GauchoGreg

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Merlin has gotten ahead of Pyewacket in DTF for the D2.  Runaway, I believe, is leading in D2.  That D2 is a great race, with Merlin, Pyewacket, Runaway, all within 8mi of eachother.

 

Chasm

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Looks like Maserati is searching for an angle were the central rudder works better. Starboard one has been gone for a while.
Still no official 24h numbers for the multis. Mighty Merloe averages to ~520nm VMG per day. ~590nm per day over distance sailed. 

 

Foiling Optimist

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What a result for Merloe. Count me among the Loick Peyron fanboys particularly after the 2014 Route de Rhum. You recall Armel Le Cleach cut his hand washing his car or something and Peyron stepped off his Mike Birch tribute ride at the last minute, stepped on to Banque Populaire VII and won the thing. Losing Brian Thompson, who is almost a French trimaran god, at the last minute must have affected Phaedo a lot but man those French guys can sail.

Clearly with awesome tris, and not the one you'd expect winning, and a Hobie 33 that is the sentimental favorite, this race is getting almost as cool as the Race to Alaska and all it needs is an O'Day 27 with a lot of head sails and some competent women to reach the ultimate level of awesomeness.

 

semelis

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Loïck also got a couple of records when he got to substitute Pascal Bidegorry on BP5. 

The man just can't stop sailing fast !

 

terrafirma

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Big rap for Comanche after all the negative comments and lack of appreciation. She is nearly 500 miles ahead of RIO100 so if that's not a development for sailing mono's don't know what is? She is finally doing what she was built for full credit to the designers and team. 

 

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