Vendee Globe 2020

Chasm

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Time to start a hook list?
Certainly time for all teams to think hard if they have the same or similar ones.

No news on Isabelle that I can see so far.

 
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yl75

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And the TS5 of Regis Guillemot "capsized" in the area :

https://voilesetvoiliers.ouest-france.fr/securite-en-mer/disparition-en-mer/le-catamaran-hallucine-de-regis-guillemot-chavire-au-large-de-vigo-un-mort-trois-rescapes-491bc45c-237e-11eb-97e1-64af5fb563fa

Capsized in quotes because from the article it is not clear what happened, they hit an OFNI, and they had to be evacuated with the aft part of the hulls full of water, the bows in the air (a sail drive ripped off maybe ?).

But the bad news is that the crew that was on watch went overboard and died, his body found later.

 
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yl75

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And Charal clearly had an issue :

Capture d’écran 2020-11-11 à 06.04.10.png

Another hook issue ?

 
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Hitchhiker

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Been plotting  one boats reported data to try and build a psuedo polar file and finding some very odd anomalies in reported positions.  Just sayin'. (I think that's what the kids say).

 

Kenny Dumas

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I was expecting the first boats past the front to take off, but less pressure and the speed that the close reaching boats get in 30 knots looks like a push. Great race so far. 

 

bushsailor

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Surely a failed lock wouldn't stop them from racing would it? Couldn"t they keep going for a few days with the sail furled till they get to the calm conditions?

Easy from the armchair of course!!

 

tDot

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Surely a failed lock wouldn't stop them from racing would it? Couldn"t they keep going for a few days with the sail furled till they get to the calm conditions?

Easy from the armchair of course!!
Depending on the sail and the furler used, there is a good chance they can be partially opened by the wind.  

That and going up the mast solo is something that sounds far more appealing while at anchor. Coruna is probably the best and only harbour that they can enter until the South of Portugal.

 

terrafirma

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Surely a failed lock wouldn't stop them from racing would it? Couldn"t they keep going for a few days with the sail furled till they get to the calm conditions?

Easy from the armchair of course!!
Obviously has to winch himself up the mast woudnt be a lot of fun on your own in a sea state.? 

 
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