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  1. I see she's on her way again, next stop Fiordland? http://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/VoyageforVOYCE
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    Some interesting articles on the 'strayan surf websites. https://www.coastalwatch.com/surfing/26258/forecaster-blog-the-east-coast-s-tropical-swell-window-is-about-to-wake-up https://www.swellnet.com/news/swellnet-analysis/2020/12/07/la-nina-flicking-the-switch Not sure who came up with the name Madden Julian Oscilation but it's a great name.
  3. Charlie Dalin in 45kn with triple reefed main and fulred storm sail as it was too windy. Fun times.
  4. think it's this one init? Bloody beautiful, I was planning my lotto win on it just yesterday... https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/boats-marine/yachts/keeler/listing/2802700980?bof=d62L2pgW
  5. they said on the morning update that there is a French warship of some description in the area (why of course there is...) and they were hoping to unload him onto that.
  6. Those lifting lugs are massive, wonder what they're made of, looks like 2 inch plate, would have taken months to build them. And hows the diamater of that rudder shaft, that thing looks like it's 2-3 foot through.
  7. Excellent interviews with Tracey Edwards on the daily roundup. What a legend she is.
  8. Wow, check out the damage, that's got to be a little unnerving given they haven't made it to the southern ocean yet. https://www.vendeeglobe.org/en/news/20508/alex-thomson-details-the-damage-and-repairs-needed-on-hugo-boss-in-a-video
  9. I see she's run down the coast, across cook straight and heading for Picton? http://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/VoyageforVOYCE
  10. Charles Caudrelier was on the vendee globe tv update this morning and it sounds like they're heading off on the Jules Verne challenge on Wed, all going well they hope to be rounding Cape of Good Hope about the same time as the leading Vendee boats. https://www.sail-world.com/news/231846/Gitana-Team-prepare-for-the-Jules-Verne-Trophy What a weapon...
  11. Alex Thomson looks like he's wired for everything. Speed/bow height/heel angle/g-force/HR/calories and on and on. https://www.alexthomsonracing.com/the-hub/alex/ Sleep makes for some interesting reading, a grand total of 15 minutes so far. Data recorded by a custom-built health sensing device, optimised for Alex and worn around his upper arm at all times during the race. Data is sent directly from the device and displayed exclusively on The Hub. In order to detect sleeping intervals, Nokia Bell Labs combine data from the health sensing device (specifically heart rate and m
  12. A few of the new boats have different foils to the 'old' Dali foils this time, more of a C shape which is more forgiving. They talk about it in one of the vids in this link. https://www.yachtingworld.com/video/2020-vendee-globe-preview-pip-hare-paul-larsens-round-the-world-racing-fleet-128276 Interesting to see Sam Davies looks like she sailed right past Jeremie Boyou on Charal which was one of the pre race favs. Does anyone know what that exclusion zone is out of the Galician coast?
  13. Was just thinking exactly the same thing, absolute gold! 500hp with a direct hookup to a propellor, what more could you want! I drove one years ago when I was there, the owner wasn't that keen on handing over the reins but I told him I'd driven boats before and he let me have a go. I was surprised how hard it was, they're a bloody handful with all that torque and I found I had to really concentrate on what I was doing. And it certainly wasn't 500hp behind me.
  14. https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/boats-marine/yachts/keeler/listing/2785850289
  15. Very much enjoyed reading the history of Kate and sent the link to some friends who have spent a good chunk of their lives out at the mercs. Jim is busy restoring Lisa Rose which was built by C.E.Thompson the son of Erik who built Kate. https://boatingnz.co.nz/one-last-boat-yeah-right/
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