Vendee Globe 2020

Roleur

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So what sort of speeds do the newer generation do?
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.  

 

Gorn FRANTIC!!

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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
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.

Still, its not a whole lot slower than the crewed Idec. 42 Days, 16 hours, 40 minutes, 35 seconds.

 

stief

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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.

Still, its not a whole lot slower than the crewed Idec. 42 Days, 16 hours, 40 minutes, 35 seconds.
Good point --should have also used his Vendee time of 78 days, two hours, 16 minutes, which was a record in 2013

 

Miffy

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Kind of concerned for Damien Seguin's course. 
Now I’m really concerned for him. 

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crashtack

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Theta just got announced. Is this the first time we've gotten into greek letters since 2005?

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stief

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Bah. took forever to try and find a tracker that shows the TSS zone at Finistiere

Vesselfinder has the navionics map for free, and Charal is showing on AIS there.

Maybe that will help sort out the tracks. Sheesh, I miss Forss's contributions.

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terrafirma

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Charal taken the lead as the lottery continues. He seems to be able to keep his boat speed up while the others fall away. We have a West and North group now

 

r.finn

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uncooked rice on the floor...  Immensely complicated forecast.  Bless them.

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[email protected]

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Bragging with Romain for the minute (all academic, I know). 

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    Romain ATTANASIO[SIZE=.75rem]PURE - Best Western[/SIZE]
  • 6.77 kts12.54 km/h
  • 6.74 kts
  • 195°
  • 23958.8 nm44371.7 km


     
     1.4%

  • 20.1 nm37.23 km


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  • Sam DAVIESINITIATIVES-COEUR
 

  • 6.55 kts12.13 km/h
  • 6.55 kts
  • 202°
  • 23959.6 nm44373.18 km


     
     1.4%

  • 20.9 nm

 

PHIRKIN

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Theta just got announced. Is this the first time we've gotten into greek letters since 2005?

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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.

Pip is on my list to watch every transmission. (Great video Virgulino!) As is le Cam. (I'll miss the "clack, clack" this time around).

 

oioi

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uncooked rice on the floor...  Immensely complicated forecast.  Bless them.

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 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. 

 
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