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Re: Off Topic - America's Cup Sailing - Foiled Monohulls

Postby Dave_5280 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:13 pm

Nice sunset


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Postby Dave_5280 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:16 pm


Dave_5280
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Re: Off Topic - America's Cup Sailing - Foiled Monohulls

Postby Dave_5280 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:30 am

All Bets Are Off
11 January 2021 - 18:02

Article
Bestaven caught to within 38 miles.....New leader tomorrow?....Hare approaching Cape Horn after Boissièrres, Roura, Beyou.......Beyou fastest in the Southern Ocean Between Good Hope and Cape Horn



All bets are off. Normally by the 64th day of recent editions of the Vendée Globe, the solo non- stop race round the world has been distilled down to a choice of two or at the outside three potential winners.

But as the group of six chasing solo racers are now compressed to within 300 miles of leader Yannick Bestaven, and the skipper of Maître Coq IV has seen his lead of 435 miles melt like snow in the Brazilian sun, to be just 38 miles ahead of Charlie Dalin (Apivia) this afternoon, it is clear any one of the top six or seven boats could hope to break the Les Sables d’Olonne finish line first later this month, probably around 28th or 29th. Indeed by tomorrow Tuesday there seems every chance that the leader for 17 days might have been passed.

https://www.vendeeglobe.org/en/news/216 ... ts-are-off

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Re: Off Topic - America's Cup Sailing - Foiled Monohulls

Postby Dave_5280 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:32 am

Didac Costa 'Looking forwards to warmer termperatures.....one of these days....'
11 January 2021 - 16:20

Article
Didac Costa, Once Ocean One Planet – news from onboard:

The storm has passed, and it seems that the way to Cape Horn is quite clear. A new 'small' storm will come in and with it should reach the gates of the Atlantic.



Fortunately, it will not be like the one we have been through these last few days. The southerly winds we have had for the past 48 hours has brought winds of 40/45 knots and more in the gusts, including hale.

The sea was impressive, like mountains advancing stealthily, as well as other waves superimposed in all directions. The wind picked up the water from the crests and out 'little' One Planet One Ocean was there in the middle doing its best.

I chose having a sail configuration that consisted of just the J3 only. The question was whether to have the third reef in the mainsail but maybe it was too much sail and lowering it during the storm is difficult. The problem is that it's more complex to get going again, but fortunately I've already done it and I'm back to normal sailing, although I have to go a little slower than I would like because we still have a big sea.

The manoeuvres are getting very heavy right now, not only because I'm tired, but also because of the cold. I can't stay outside long without freezing, and with my hands it's quite difficult to work.

As soon as you get water spray, it's like needles sticking into your skin!

Without a doubt one of the greatest motivations for getting past Cape Horn is to be able to gradually find warmer temperatures. Not far to go now!


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Re: Off Topic - America's Cup Sailing - Foiled Monohulls

Postby Dave_5280 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:35 am


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Postby Dave_5280 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:36 am


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Re: Off Topic - America's Cup Sailing - Foiled Monohulls

Postby Dave_5280 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:37 am


Dave_5280
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Re: Off Topic - America's Cup Sailing - Foiled Monohulls

Postby Dave_5280 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:45 am

Ranking on 11 Jan 2021 - 21h (UTC) - Next ranking: 04h (UTC)

1. Dalin (back in first place!)
2. Bestaven +20.4 nm
3. Ruyant +53.8 nm

https://www.vendeeglobe.org/en/tracking-map

Dave_5280
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Re: Off Topic - America's Cup Sailing - Foiled Monohulls

Postby Dave_5280 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:47 am


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Re: Off Topic - America's Cup Sailing - Foiled Monohulls

Postby Dave_5280 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:49 am



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