Linked Out mentioned 28 knots already since the start, in nothing like ideal conditions. Mid-30's have been reported in recent years. I don't think anyone is claiming 40 knots, but maybe I missed it. I know Charal specifically said they had not hit 40.So what sort of speeds do the newer generation do?
If you want to get nit picky then Gabart's record from 2017 is probably a better one to reference. His tri was an Ultime and he was solo.Well, the Jules Verne Trophy time for pretty much the same course is 40 days 23 hours 30 minutes 30 seconds. Set by IDEC, a shorter tri, not an Ultime, but longer tris did not do as well in previous (and later) attempts.
Vendee record--set last time round, is 74 days, three hours and 35 minutes.
Some models showed a current IMOCA like Hugo Boss might theoretically round in 59 days.
So, 1 hull is about 1/3 slower than 3
Good point --should have also used his Vendee time of 78 days, two hours, 16 minutes, which was a record in 2013If you want to get nit picky then Gabart's record from 2017 is probably a better one to reference. His tri was an Ultime and he was solo.
Still, its not a whole lot slower than the crewed Idec. 42 Days, 16 hours, 40 minutes, 35 seconds.
Don't know the answer to your question, but I think theta is the 8th letter in the Greek alphabet. Don't know at what stage a depression gets the letter.
Big split early on. Someone will be right, someone will be wrong! I guess this could pan out as a 100 mile loss or lead in a day or two. I'm following Corum in the south and l'occitane in the west to see. Two boats if like to see do well.