Just to stir the pot ...
Switching from outrigger to 2 (more or less equal) hulls was traditional doing in Melanesia.
The text says it explicitly:
"une dérive courte avec un plan porteur, "
Seems that the moth way gains adepts.
Now the tracker clock is stoped: 4 11 10 23
15 hours less, amazing.
What is Gabart doing ?
Probably over in less than 5 hours for a transat in less than 4d 12h.
DISTANCE PARCOURUE SUR 24H : 637.8 NM
DISTANCE AU BUT : 637.2 NM
From the cartographie after 3d 13h 50'
That could be 10 hours faster than last...
It's looking really good for Thomas Coville.
Arrival and interview to Joyon with english subtitles:
There it is:
Sodebo Ultim - Record Atlantique Nord http://sodebo-atlantiquenord.addviso.org/fr/
While "delivering" back IDEC Sport solo, with the idea to get back the 24 hours record that Thomas Coville has, Francis Joyon has shaved 49...
No, if you have not seen them, I can't think of any way to make you look at them.
I'm sorry for my incompetence.
There it is. You found out. But ....
Yes, and they have answered. But you have not liked their answers because they contradict your theory.
Yes, we have been here.
It has been useless, it seems.
Joyon agrees with you :)
Just to let you know:
FB seems to be more updated:
Not clear when it...
The huge difference between amas and main hull of the maxis Idec/Sodebo compared to the ORMAs surprised me, BPV reduced a bit the disparity, but...
If the 22~23 meters width is an engineering constraint, then Spindrift2 is definetly the tool for the job.
Didn't realize that G3/IDECsport...
Spindrift 2 follows more or less the proportions of the boats that Joyon and Thomas had, while the ex-Groupama 3 that Frank Cammas commissioned...
Right, it had to do with the assumptioin that he would be planning more often than it could in reality.
Planning was the thing needed to reduce...
This is not going to happen. Look at any video of a multihull in waves. Imagine the slam of the blunt bow every time it hits a wave.
The 10% reduction on sailed distance comes mainly from 2 legs:
- the north Atlantic returning, where BPV had to make a very big turn around the...