Vendée Globe 2020

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  1. capt vimes
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    the 3 boats on that screenshot were the podium group at that time. mine is the one highlighted in white ...
    right now i am a bit ahead of you:

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  2. capt vimes
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    lets just hope that everything is alright with him and the boat.

    re omia - all of the 3 older boats of le cam, seguin and dutreux are doing a marvelous race!
    the conditions so far did not favour the foilers very much as it seems.
    lets see how it develops in the pacific.
     
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    he still impresses me and he caught time for oceans and la fabrique when they all were in the same system but left them behind!
    4 days ago on the 7.12. they all together with la mie caline were in the same spot south of the cape of good hope - they all are as far as 700 nm in his wake by now.
    i hope he catches up on the leading group although i doubt it since they are all in the same weather system by now with him at the far back.
     
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    He was able to make an end run on a pressure system and ride it's front end until it passed to the south. The others considered this but decided they weren't quite fast enough to avoid getting caught by the weather. Ten miles out of position turned into 500 mile loss.
     
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    Apivia : damage on the port foil, presently under investigation, no water ingress detected, the boat is slowed :
    News - Damage to port foil system on Vendée Globe leader Charlie Dalin’s APIVIA - Vendée Globe - En (vendeeglobe.org)
    Maître Coq IV the faster of the 3 leaders, actually the real leader due to the time compensation he will receive for the Kevin Escoffier search (Jury decision 16 dec.), the 3 non foilers Yes we Cam, Apicil and OMIA Water Family are grouped in 4 NM at the EZA corner ! , Charal still very far but currently very fast (21 Knots during the last 4 h) :
    Tracking : Tracking map - Vendée Globe - En (vendeeglobe.org)
     
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    Water ingress on board Linkedout, of which cause is under investigation :
    News - LinkedOut Taking Water Into Bow Compartment - Vendée Globe - En (vendeeglobe.org)
    Apivia / Charlie Dalin did a successfull rebuild of the lower support of the port foil , of which resistance should be tested later on as she is now back in the race at full speed on its starboard foil, 160 NM behind the fast consistent leader Yannick Bestaven on Maitre Coq.
    Tracking : Tracking map - Vendée Globe - En (vendeeglobe.org)
     
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    Some more repair videos. Those skippers need to get some real tools. Seriously, it looks like their kids bought their tools at Harbor Freight for their birthday. GET SOME TOOLS, PEOPLE.

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  14. Dolfiman
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    Good news from Thomas who sails fast again :
    News - Ruyant 'My Two Hatches Had Opened But I Thought History Was Repeating Itself' - Vendée Globe - En (vendeeglobe.org)
    Great respect to Yannick Bestaven race, not only he is a top sailor leading the race, but also a successful entrepreneur, co-founder and CEO of Watt and Sea, a company which designs, makes and markets hydrogenerators, equiping most of the Vendée Globe boats : About the Watt and Sea company
    Race analysis this morning.
    News - Pacific Opens Up For Bestaven, Ruyant Back to Race Pace - Vendée Globe - En (vendeeglobe.org)
    Tracking : Tracking map - Vendée Globe - En (vendeeglobe.org)
     

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