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  1. #51
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    Default Re: Thoughts on the Figaro Beneteau III

    Quote Originally Posted by Foolish Muse View Post
    See: http://goldengloberace.com/retro-sailing/ for what is possible. The Figaro II would be blistering by comparison.
    I'm not saying it would be impossible in a Figaro. Just slow.

  2. #52
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    Default Re: Thoughts on the Figaro Beneteau III

    Quote Originally Posted by Foolish Muse View Post
    ...I'm happy just to settle for a Figaro II when they go on sale next year.
    Speaking of which, where are they all ?

    Boo2
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  3. #53
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    Default Re: Thoughts on the Figaro Beneteau III

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo2 View Post
    Speaking of which, where are they all ?

    Boo2
    Funny. I was actually looking for Figaro IIs for sale today. Not many (any?) available, or I'm looking in the wrong place ...

  4. #54
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    Default Re: Thoughts on the Figaro Beneteau III

    oh no, yet another sailing blog
    http://sybrancaleone.blogspot.com/

  5. #55
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    Default Re: Thoughts on the Figaro Beneteau III

    Not on Facebook, why not post it to youtube ?

    Boo2
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  6. #56
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    Default Re: Thoughts on the Figaro Beneteau III

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo2 View Post
    Not on Facebook, why not post it to youtube ?

    Boo2
    Sorry it's not my video, I just copied the link; it may be in youtube too though I do not know.
    (Personally not on FB either, just have access as my wife logs in on my tablet).
    oh no, yet another sailing blog
    http://sybrancaleone.blogspot.com/

  7. #57
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    Default Re: Thoughts on the Figaro Beneteau III

    Quote Originally Posted by Roberto View Post
    That just looks fun...

    About the only negative thing I've picked up on from the various reports is that the boat is significantly slower under pilot than hand steered. That will have a pretty big effect on the racing...
    You never know, I might be right!

  8. #58
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    Default Re: Thoughts on the Figaro Beneteau III

    This year Solitaire du Figaro should offer among the highest level ocean racers: Michel Desjoyeaux, Armel Le Cléac’h, Jérémie Beyou, Yann Eliès, Charles Caudrelier, Loïck *Peyron, Alain Gautier, etc..
    oh no, yet another sailing blog
    http://sybrancaleone.blogspot.com/

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    Default Re: Thoughts on the Figaro Beneteau III

    Quote Originally Posted by Roberto View Post
    This year Solitaire du Figaro should offer among the highest level ocean racers: Michel Desjoyeaux, Armel Le Cléac’h, Jérémie Beyou, Yann Eliès, Charles Caudrelier, Loïck *Peyron, Alain Gautier, etc..
    Should be well worth watching, that's for sure.
    You never know, I might be right!

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    Default Re: Thoughts on the Figaro Beneteau III

    Quote Originally Posted by flaming View Post
    Should be well worth watching, that's for sure.
    Where can one watch it in the UK, may I ask ?

    Boo2
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