Fully expecting the newer foiling boats to hook onto a large system, find happy winds between 15-20 knots and flat seas behind it and just put in 600+ days for a week and blow the race right up.Yes I found that interesting, he put the race 100% to speed of the foiling boats in the southern ocean and was very, very high on the capability of HB.
Corum would do that. Interesting that it turned south with lighter boats. Well Corum don't want breakages. Still fast as lighter boats and as fast as Charal in other wind angles it'll be interesting to see in the 40s.Fully expecting the newer foiling boats to hook onto a large system, find happy winds between 15-20 knots and flat seas behind it and just put in 600+ days for a week and blow the race right up.
I get your points, but I think the petition should be very factual, and the final decision handed over to the skippers, that is based on :If there’s to be a petition the tone needs to be right and not the whining re “my exp sucks/France is weird how dare they have schedules that match their production hours”
1. 2020 is a year where we need solidarity in ever changing unstable environment
2. Vendee Globe highlights the best of humanity conquering difficult tasks in a competition that is also about solidarity and community amongst competitors.
3. It brings so much hope and joy and French culture to the outside world.
4. Then you insert the ask.
https://www.vendeeglobe.org/en/news/20161/wild-west-or-safer-southNothing comes easily on the Vendée Globe and after breaking across a ridge of high pressure the next big question for this group especially will be dealing with Theta, a tropical storm which crosses their path between Thursday and Friday (13th!). Routings today show a possible timing which would allow these quickest boats to pass the west side of it in the NW’ly wind but this system is evolving rapidly and being caught in its path is worth avoiding.
After that the tradewinds are still not established and current timings to the equator are some three days behind the record of 9 days 7 hours set by Alex Thomson who led the 2016 race across into the south Atlantic.
no, you just trust the integrity of those involved. If anyone cared enough, they could buy commercially available near realtime positioning data. At some point, you just have to trust the people involved to do the right thing.Are you going to block every other form of communication as well?