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#21 ScottiE

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 08:18 PM

Boom! The boss sneaks into 1st! Does his foil package have the edge over the Frenchmen?
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Posted 07 November 2016 - 09:10 PM

From Sailing Anarchy's Mr Clean on the foils

 

"Short answer: Alex's foils are closer to the surface and develop more lift, therefore they are better in less sea state than the deeper running foils.  In more messy seas, Alex will be ventilating more.  Alex told me when the speeds are right and the angle right, sometimes the whole foil becomes a planing surface rather than a lifting surface.

 

Here's a crazy bit I learned from designers over drinks last night: The ideal angle of boat heel for the french foilers is an astonishing 35 degrees...Alex's is closer to 25"


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Posted 08 November 2016 - 07:23 AM

Thomson has gybed a few hours ago - looking to hug the coast to keep away from the Azores High.  Perhaps also looking for the flatter water to stay on the plane.  If nothing else he's gonna keep chuckling these little demons at the others.


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Posted 08 November 2016 - 12:24 PM

HB gybed back out again, looks like he's staying close for now though.

 

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#25 MarkMT

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 12:29 PM

Interesting, is that AIS? Neither the official tracker nor the HB one (I guess they're the same data) shows that yet.


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Posted 08 November 2016 - 01:04 PM

marinetraffic.com, I think he is close to going out of range again.


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Posted 10 November 2016 - 11:38 AM

There's a free vendee globe app which is quite nice. Conrad's got good speed and is 15th or 16th at the moment
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#28 ScottiE

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Posted 10 November 2016 - 03:41 PM

the app has crashed on Android and I think they must be having tech issues because they are 2 scheds down on updating the tracker.


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Posted 10 November 2016 - 04:27 PM

and their tracker has just caught up.


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Posted 10 November 2016 - 08:16 PM

Wow - gotta say Armal Le Cleach is having a blinder. Only one gybe so far - not sure what Alex Thomson is up to seems to be enjoying the punishment!
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