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  1. #1
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    Default Relentless-Alex Thomson video

    Worth a watch...a really good video.

    I've met Alex and he's just as he comes across on the video...just a normal (ish) guy like any other sailor. However how he (and all of the others) set the autopilot, and go down below to sleep at 25kts plus of boatspeed in a 60' rocket ship made of carbon fibe 2.5mm thick knowing that the nearest human being is either another competitor or someone on the ISS, is beyond me.

    Really looking forward to seeing the new Hugo Boss...let's hope he can finally win the next Vendee.

    Bavaria 32 GBR4755L "Adastra"
    49er GBR340 "20KSB"/Fireball GBR14474 "Eleven Parsecs"

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    Default Re: Relentless-Alex Thomson video

    I can’t wait to see how he does. He’s had some epic races. The last one with the footage of him taken by the French navy in the southern ocean with a broken foil, pushing as hard as he could and coming out on deck with the Union Jack still brings a lump to my throat. I hope he can keep the new one in one piece.

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    Default Re: Relentless-Alex Thomson video

    Superb Film, thanks for sharing.
    Someone more informed will come along any minute

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    Default Re: Relentless-Alex Thomson video

    Some of my code running in that autopilot

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    Default Re: Relentless-Alex Thomson video

    Quote Originally Posted by AngusMcDoon View Post
    Some of my code running in that autopilot
    Wow, now that's some code I'd like to see !
    Someone more informed will come along any minute

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    Default Re: Relentless-Alex Thomson video

    Deffo worth watch on a decent scree if you have a smart TV. Truly impressive, as as the young might say, AWESOME!
    Real men do it two handed

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    Default Re: Relentless-Alex Thomson video

    The best film I've seen all year... Thanks!

    Pete
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    Default Re: Relentless-Alex Thomson video

    That boat looks a bit wet!
    Cynical Scottish almost retired engineer.
    Gib'Sea 96 owner

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    Default Re: Relentless-Alex Thomson video

    Quote Originally Posted by AngusMcDoon View Post
    Some of my code running in that autopilot
    So can we blame you for him running into Guadeloupe? :-p

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    Default Re: Relentless-Alex Thomson video

    Very impressive.

    However, the corporate packaging is so very slick that somehow is is hard to relate to Alex Thomson as another chap who likes sailing.

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