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Old 20-12-2015, 13:59   #1
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Jules Verne Trophy

Spindrift and Idec are flying along in the deep southern ocean racing each other and the record set by Banque Populaire V . As I type the boats are doing around 30 knots and have averaged over 25 knots.


Of course The only reason they are doing this record attempt is that racing in the Sydney to Hobart is too dangerous for these multis.
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Old 21-12-2015, 21:51   #2
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Too right, Factor!

They'd blow the socks off everybody. Maybe you should re-post this as part of the S2H thread, just to stir the pot a little further.

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But but... the fastest boat ever built only managed 618 miles in a day....
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But but... the fastest boat ever built only managed 618 miles in a day....
Don't worry Pollox will be along shortly to explain why it can't be so.
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Old 22-12-2015, 00:00   #5
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I hope they don't use that map. There are two New Zealand's and Australia's.
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I hope they don't use that map. There are two New Zealand's and Australia's.
Shhh..... one is for tourists, the natives keep the other one to themselves.
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They've already sailed past both of them. Shows how fast they're going!
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Looks like the present record is going to stand.


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Spindrift and Idec are flying along in the deep southern ocean racing each other and the record set by Banque Populaire V . As I type the boats are doing around 30 knots and have averaged over 25 knots.


Of course The only reason they are doing this record attempt is that racing in the Sydney to Hobart is too dangerous for these multis.
How do they carry enough fuel to motor 100% of the time ? My mistake thats only Cats
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Tri's motor 150% of the time!
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