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Eh? The top carbon fibre was cut amidships for the logo. WTF?

Nah, can't be.

Sounds like a sentence of minimal basics in a torture chamber  to me.

Sailings Guantanamo.

The guys got to be a masochist.

Too bad if the WM craps out.

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There’s a interview with Sebastian Josse ex Rothschild where he describes how violent the Imoca designs are in a seaway.

The minimal stripped out design philosophy where the emphasis is on automation and the continual monitoring of the physical status of the sole human contained within a hurtling bucking carbon boom box is as Lateral says masochistic lunacy.

The deprivation of simple human comforts has been taken to a extreme which in my view will result in more risk than banging into a land mass whilst suffering from sleep deprivation as AT has already exampled.

The romance of man alone conquering the elements has now entered a new and very dangerous phase.

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