From what i have read, and infer, it's very much setup for running, rather than beating or even reaching. They've taken a view that up wind speed is irrelevant, and reaching not that important.I was not following the lead up to the race. Do I recall someone posting that Boss is set up as much for moderate conditions as opposed to the harder SO conditions?
They were:The foils were also designed to be able to be retracted. 2 benefits, less drag in the light stuff, option to depower in the heavier SO conditions. Rumours were a last minute addition of "vanes?" Along the foil to prevent cavitation. Not sure where these were added along the foil and whether they have significantly impacted this ability.
Thanks, interesting yes, First time we have BOSS racing in a fleet... (apart from TJV before colision clusterfuck keel)Interesting numbers out of the last five updates for Boss.
2100 yesterday to 1700 today Boss put 59 NM into Cam
Boss 0400 TWA 109 TWS 10.7 BS 15.5
0800 TWA 109 TWS 10.2 BS 17.2
1100 TWA 113 TWS 11.7 BS 15.6
1400 TWA 111 TWS 12.7 BS 19.5
1700 TWA 104 TWS13.0 BS 20.5
Looks like Boss has a sweet spot here in the TWA range and looking at the track that appears to be what they are aiming for TWA vs heading, at least at the moment.
CAPE seems to indicate a fairly easy passage through the Doldrums for the two leaders. Going to be very interesting to see if Boss can continue to increase the distance up to that point.
I was not following the lead up to the race. Do I recall someone posting that Boss is set up as much for moderate conditions as opposed to the harder SO conditions?
Might have been Andrew Cape in the Bar Karate podcast. Also this article on the VG site , but I think it is a paraphrase of earlier Verdier interviews.Do I recall someone posting that Boss is set up as much for moderate conditions as opposed to the harder SO conditions?
Time to crawl out of that damned rabbit holeDepending on the profile and shape of the foils these new prototypes can maintain twelve to fifteen knots of speed. Compared to a conventional daggerboard monohull, they go faster tight reaching (two to three knots more) and upwind for the same VMG, but are much faster in crossed, reaching winds (five to ten knots or more) and broad reaching (three to six knots faster), while maintaining good VMG downwind, more than 145 ° to the true wind direction.
However, on this Vendée Globe, solo round-the-world without assistance, the angles of tight reaching reaching and broad reaching are most coming, so, in the northeast trade winds, from Madeira to the Doldrums, then in the north then north-westerly breezes from Brazil to the Cape of Good Hope, in the Southern Ocean, then after Cape Horn in a favourable Argentinian depression and back in the northern hemisphere to the finish
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