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Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Doug Lord, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. Corley
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    Not important - but there were three on board. Glad JPD is improving; that was a long fall.
     
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    :rolleyes:

    Not important Coxcreek, but there were twice as many!

    .....

    If you have patience with the ads which run first, you can see JP and Bilou's dockside interview on FR2 from yesterday on this page.

    JP says he's happy to be ambulating again, and Bilou talks the most about the flip, saying the wind was both suddenly stronger and headed them when the boat went over.

    JP is reluctant to give up on the Transat Jacques Vabre (he's 3 times mono winner there and holds the monohull speed record), they'll look at what is possible and are having a meeting on Monday to plan if they can make it in time for both the safety inspection and start line.
     
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    Is the sponsor looking for crew that can let out the sails when needed? The sail dump ump would call that one an error of large proportions.
     
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    Not really surprising but the Virbac Paprec team have withdrawn from the Transat Jacques Vabre:

    VIRBAC-PAPREC 70 will not participate in the Transat Jacques Vabre 2013 Jean-Pierre Dick, Roland Jourdain and their team have decided not to participate in the Transat Jacques Vabre 2013. After its capsize on 10 October off the coast of Belle-Ile, VIRBAC - PAPREC 70 will not be ready to cross the Atlantic in good conditions.
     
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    It appears from recent updates on JPD's facebook page that the MOD70 will be repaired and continue to be campaigned in Paprec colours.
     
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    ^^^

    That isn't about the MOD70, Corley. JP Dick has a new IMOCA program 2015-2017 for the Vendée Globe.

    His usual sponsors are along, as well as la biscuiterie StMichel.

    Very good biscuits I suppose! I'll remember to try some next chance I get.


    JP Dick's Facebook page
     
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    Perhaps we're looking at different pages, got a link?
     
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    There you go, I hadn't noticed that item, also posted by him today.

    I looked now without success for any other MOD70 news, but perhaps this indicates something is in the works? Here's some races I posted the dates of in the RdR thread:

    Grand Prix Guyader, May 2-5th.

    Tour de Belle Isle, May 10th.

    Armen Race, May 29-31st.

    Round the Isle of Wight, June 21st.
     
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    The Grand Prix Guyader is doing an excellent job posting news on their Facebook page.

    Sidney Gavignet's MOD70 is said to be entered in this year's race already, and there is a lot of speculation as to whether kitefoilers or moths will be able to have more speed than the Multi50's or MOD70's if the air is light.

    The Diam 24 One-Design trimaran will be racing for the first time there.
     
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    From that link Corley provides above, here's an excerpt:

    He speaks some more about his dedication to the Vendée Globe, 13 years of involvement, and that he's working with Verdier and VPLP on the new IMOCA 60 that he'll sail in his 4th go at that race, November 2016.
     

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    The Paprec MOD70 has been repaired, I notice now that they no longer call it a MOD70 the article doesn't allude to what the program is going to be exactly just that the boat will be crossing the Atlantic to carry out some navigations/Racing? in New York and later in Kiel before returning to Lorient.

    http://www.jpdick.com/fr/actualites/virbac-paprec-70-en-navigation-a-marseille.html

    The video that the Gitana team have published also shows a variety of modifications being carried out and what appears to be a hull extension which would of course take it away from the one design format espoused by the MOD organization.

    Here is an article and video that Blackburn has linked before showing the team at work on their former MOD70.

    http://www.gitana-team.com/fr/event.news.aspx?eventid=91&newsid=1074
     
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