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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Golden Globe Race

    They don't build them like they used to.

  2. #22
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    Its the wind vane steering systems that seem to be causing the problems.

  3. #23
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    Wanna buy a yacht? One of the contestants has binned it and going home. Boat for sale, Tradewinds 35.

  4. #24
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    Default Re: Golden Globe Race

    Quote Originally Posted by capnsensible View Post
    . . . Tradewinds 35.
    He was looking at a long stretch of solitary confinement as both Tradewind 35s were already lagging well behind the Rustler 36 OOD fleet.

  5. #25
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    Yeah, looks like another one has got to turn back for a windvane repair and Susie Goodhall got goffered with a following wave coming to say hello to the inside of her boat.

  6. #26
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    Default Re: Golden Globe Race

    Seems like lots are struggling with their wind vanes. You'd think it would be sea trialled the hell out of before setting off?

  7. #27
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    A surprise to me is that 3 have jacked it in because they didn't like it ....seems very early into it, what I don't really understand is what preparatory solo offshore sailing did they do before committing a massive amount of money, effort and heart to what was always going to be very challenging ....I would have expected them to have worked it out before entering the race.

  8. #28
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    Entrants must show prior ocean sailing experience of at least 8,000 miles and another 2000 miles solo, in any boat, by 1st March 2018.

    Thats off their website.

    The tracker is interesting.

  9. #29
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    Quote Originally Posted by capnsensible View Post
    Its the wind vane steering systems that seem to be causing the problems.
    I meant the wind vane's.

    Odd to hear there have been a few skippers retire so soon, but I don't get the logic of the event. Let's do something in hulls that were designed 50 years ago (I bet everything else rope, sails etc will be up to date) and sail round the planet.

    Out of interest what wind vanes were they using?

  10. #30
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    Default Re: Golden Globe Race

    I think there's a variety of wind vanes in use.

    I know what you mean about the event, but despite the slight contradictions of some of the rules, I find this far more interesting than if they were doing it in IMOCA 60s or something. It definitely makes it more open to normal(ish) people as the original event was.

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