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Most of the links on the official website for the tracking map are broken. But you can find it here.

Wouldn't  you classify the new gen IMOCA boats as flying machines ? there is not much of the hull in contact with the water when they are at pace

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I think the damage done to Hugo Boss was the first stages of what happened to PRB. Maybe Kevin hadn't noticed the longitudinal in the forward compartment starting to fail? 

I would think everyone on the Hugo boss team would have been pretty worried about sending that boat into the southern Ocean with the structural damage it had already sustained so the rudder issue might have been a blessing and relief for them.... 

 

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19 minutes ago, Fish said:

I wouldn't say 'bit the dust' just yet. He's just got a slight welsh onion. If he can fix that up, he'll be fine. Tack over and keep it out of the water in the first instance. Its a fair way to go until the front falls off...

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bit of cloth and some resin, good as new by lunch time 

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Foils are going to get damaged. The damage to the foil box is more interesting - water ingress - welsh onion (leaks are bad luck on boats, never say the name) is the primary issue. Should be manageable from a not sinking point of view. Not great for race winning prospects. Any single handed round the world race is always going to be a race of attrition. The Vendee is no different.

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