IMOCA 60 2022

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  1. philSweet
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    The launch and the first Sailing of the new PRB / skipper Kevin Escoffier :



    Runs of speed before the Guyader Bermudes, showing the various foiling attitudes :
     
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    Do these still have canting ballast keels? Oops. My question was just answered.
     
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    The top 5 are presently at 27 to 29 Knots in a reaching sequence. To note that the current 1st "Bureau Vallée" is the ex-Occitane, a Sam Manuard design with a scow bow (within the rules) , and the current 5th "Guyot Environnement -Water family" is the previous Hugo Boss second of the Vendee Globe 2016 with Alex Thomson (also quasi winner of the Route du Rhum 2018), a still fast boat now driven by Benjamin Dutreux the revelation of the last VG 2020. Alex last Hugo Boss, unfortunately forced to abandon in the VG 2020, is now "Hublot" driven by Alain Roura.
     
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    For English speakers, I ran across a nice interview with Pip H. that has a nice quick review of the design differences of most front of the fleet favorites -designer, original vende round, foil config...
    She also covers the difference between Vende focused, and IMOCA focused programs. IMOCA push to win, Vende push to finish for the qualifying miles.

    (302) Pip Hare & the race around Iceland - YouTube
     
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    The deterioration of the weather conditions in the North Atlantic have forced the organisation on the Vendée Arctique Les Sables d’Olonne race to make a difficult decision. The race will be neutralized after passing through the virtual gate located in the southeast of Iceland.
    For safety reasons the Vendée Arctique Les Sables d’Olonne race is neutralized | Site officiel de la Vendée Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne 2022 (vendeearctique.org)
    3 boats have already crossed this virtual gate, successively Apivia, Charal and Linkedout. Charal still waiting leeward the coast, Apivia and Linkedout have choose to shelter in a Fjord, waiting for the new race departure. The second half of the fleet currently in the strong winds !
    Newsfeed | Site officiel de la Vendée Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne 2022 (vendeearctique.org)
     

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    Decision finally taken to stop the race at this Iceland gate, so Apivia/Charlie Dalin is the winner, a great performance after his previous victory in the Guyader-Bermudes one. 13 boats already crossed the line (Medallia/Pipe Hare 13th), and 10 are still in the strong winds. 50 Knots sequences with gusts at 60 were reported.
     
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