Cruisers Forum
 


Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on Cruisers Forums. Advertise Here
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 07-11-2016, 12:19   #16
Registered User
 
Polux's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Portugal/Med
Boat: Comet 41s
Posts: 6,140
Re: Vendee Globe 2016 - Bon Voyage!

Quote:
Originally Posted by barnakiel View Post
...

There are at least two boats that are IMOCA inspired and built for cruisers. One is Ourson Rapide and the other is something by Elliot, I think.

Argghhhhh. Dreaming, dreamin ... ;-)

b.
There are many boats that are Imoca inspired and built for cruising. It makes sense. One of them is the Pogo 50 but the older one, by the same designers of "Capo di Fora" (and Pogo) is the Cigale/Levrier des mers that was first designed as Finot personal boat for cruising back in the 80's. That is what I call a trending setting boat
Look at this stern on a boat built in the 80's:

http://syazawakh.blogspot.pt/

Today the Cigalle (that is a Levrier with a different interior layout) is still built by Alubat but, maintaining the concept, is now designed by Marc Lombard.
Polux is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2016, 12:56   #17
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Fl
Boat: Wauquiez Hood 38
Posts: 1,187
Re: Vendee Globe 2016 - Bon Voyage!

Quote:
Originally Posted by DeepFrz View Post
Francois Gabart is not racing this time around. Bertrand De Broc is skipper of MASCF.
MSCSF and Macif are two different boats and companies. The Macif that Gabart won with in the last race was sold and is now SMA skippered by Paul Meilhat.

Alex has gybed towards Portugal and is going a lot faster than Armel on Banque Populaire right now.
__________________
Keth

Boat Vinyl Lettering and Graphics
Bleemus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2016, 14:45   #18
Registered User
 
DDabs's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Boat: Nelson/Marek 50
Posts: 1,756
Images: 26
Re: Vendee Globe 2016 - Bon Voyage!

Polux, what is that first boat you pictured with the D400 wind generator? What a lovely sailboat.

The Spaniard, Costa had to turn around immediately and is still in port it seems at Sables. They had a leaking ballast tank apparently and that had caused electrical failures. Hopefully he can get going soon- that must be tough just sitting there waiting for your crew to fix the boat...
DDabs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2016, 16:16   #19
Moderator
 
Don C L's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Channel Islands, CA
Boat: 1962 Columbia 29 MK 1 #37
Posts: 10,309
Images: 53
Re: Vendee Globe 2016 - Bon Voyage!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tricolor View Post
For who wants to follow them..

Tracking Vendée Globe 2016-2017
too bad the don't have an overlay of isobars, wind speeds and wave data and stuff...
__________________
DL
Pythagoras
1962 Columbia 29 MKI #37
Don C L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2016, 17:45   #20
CF Adviser
 
Pelagic's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2007
Boat: Van Helleman Schooner 65ft StarGazer
Posts: 9,731
Re: Vendee Globe 2016 - Bon Voyage!

Yes, it would be great if Windy-Tv features and predictions could be overlaid
Pelagic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2016, 19:19   #21
Registered User
 
DeepFrz's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Winnipeg
Boat: None at this time
Posts: 8,462
Re: Vendee Globe 2016 - Bon Voyage!

Tough name. Actually the boat is MACSF according to the Vendee Globe website. I see she was "Votre Nom Autour du Monde" in the last race and "Brit Air" prior to that. I was mistaken when I presumed that she was MACIF in the last race.
DeepFrz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2016, 21:03   #22
Registered User
 
Tricolor's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Brazil, Spain, The Netherlands
Boat: Boatless at the moment
Posts: 382
Re: Vendee Globe 2016 - Bon Voyage!

There is this option..
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	VG.jpg
Views:	140
Size:	43.9 KB
ID:	135406   Click image for larger version

Name:	VG1.jpg
Views:	128
Size:	53.7 KB
ID:	135407  

Click image for larger version

Name:	VG2.jpg
Views:	133
Size:	55.6 KB
ID:	135408  
Tricolor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2016, 22:02   #23
Moderator
 
Don C L's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Channel Islands, CA
Boat: 1962 Columbia 29 MK 1 #37
Posts: 10,309
Images: 53
Re: Vendee Globe 2016 - Bon Voyage!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tricolor View Post
There is this option..
Ah thanks, missed that, better than nothing!
__________________
DL
Pythagoras
1962 Columbia 29 MKI #37
Don C L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2016, 05:50   #24
Registered User
 
Polux's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Portugal/Med
Boat: Comet 41s
Posts: 6,140
Re: Vendee Globe 2016 - Bon Voyage!

Quote:
Originally Posted by DDabs View Post
Polux, what is that first boat you pictured with the D400 wind generator? What a lovely sailboat.
..
It is a 16m Levrier des Mers, the first version of the Levrier/Cigale designed by Finot on the late 80's. The last version is the one on the video below that photo.

The boat in question is this one, built by Alubat in 1990:
Lévrier De Mer 16 "Azawakh"
More blogs of owners with sister ships, some having circumnavigated:
http://www.cruiser-racer.com/0000000...-mer-16-Trifon
http://syimagine.blogspot.pt/
http://sygreenflash.blogspot.pt/
http://trifon.net/

The diference between the Levrier and the Cigale is the interior layout, having the Levrier a conventional one while the Cigale has the saloon on the aft par of the boat.

Returning to topic:

The race is at a very interesting point. They have a high pressure center ahead and have to sail around it. There are several options and I bet that in 3 days we will have a much better definition on the head of the race, depending on those strategies.

Meanwhile it is very satisfying to see that there are many sailors and boats with a similar performance and between them Riou, the only one among them without the new foils.
Polux is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2016, 13:29   #25
Registered User
 
DeepFrz's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Winnipeg
Boat: None at this time
Posts: 8,462
Re: Vendee Globe 2016 - Bon Voyage!

Interesting read about seasickness.

News - Courage and determination - Vendée Globe 2016-2017
DeepFrz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2016, 15:24   #26
CF Adviser
 
Pelagic's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2007
Boat: Van Helleman Schooner 65ft StarGazer
Posts: 9,731
Re: Vendee Globe 2016 - Bon Voyage!

Good read.
I imagine the first 3 to 4 days of racing stress when your brain and senses are totally on alert to discover latent defects in the equipment, is the worst time to acclimatize
Pelagic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2016, 17:31   #27
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: between the devil and the deep blue sea
Boat: a sailing boat
Posts: 20,491
Re: Vendee Globe 2016 - Bon Voyage!

There are two nice videos to watch. One by the sailinganarchy people (VG dock walk) that presents all the boats in words of a guy from Safran preparateurs team. The other one worth watching is Dee Cafari commentary during the start. Both available on youtube.

By now they have reached the ridge that was not to be there ;-) The slower ones may somewhat catch up with the leaders who get lighter conditions first.

Interestingly, the early drag race to the Finisterre showed which boats and sailors just sail it and which boats and / or sailors just can't.

Very interesting beginning and a soft start for the fleet letting them find their sea feet and, as Jean put it, the toilet paper.

Hugs,
b.
barnakiel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2016, 17:36   #28
CF Adviser
 
Pelagic's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2007
Boat: Van Helleman Schooner 65ft StarGazer
Posts: 9,731
Re: Vendee Globe 2016 - Bon Voyage!

Don't know the Rules, but is this race restricted to Monohull boats only?
Pelagic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2016, 18:24   #29
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: between the devil and the deep blue sea
Boat: a sailing boat
Posts: 20,491
Re: Vendee Globe 2016 - Bon Voyage!

Quote:
Originally Posted by DeepFrz View Post
I watched the videos of the start, video 1 live and video 2 later in the day. Now I can't find them. Web TV seems to be blocking them. Is anyone else having the same problem?
Try at VG site. I saw them there about 6 hours ago. The default viewer is dailymotion as this is a French race.

b.
barnakiel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2016, 18:28   #30
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: between the devil and the deep blue sea
Boat: a sailing boat
Posts: 20,491
Re: Vendee Globe 2016 - Bon Voyage!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pelagic View Post
Don't know the Rules, but is this race restricted to Monohull boats only?
IMOCA class boats only. VG is a solo, non stop race.

International Monohull Open Class.

'Open box' rule 60' monos with 'monotype keel and mast'.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMOCA_60

b.
barnakiel is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Vendee Globe 2016 - 17 DeepFrz General Sailing Forum 19 15-03-2017 14:33
Vendee Globe 2016 LIVE start Lohi Off Topic Forum 0 06-11-2016 04:35
Vendee Globe DeepFrz Cruising News & Events 30 20-04-2009 08:55
The Vendee Globe andrewcsy General Sailing Forum 37 04-02-2009 12:10

Advertise Here


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:05.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.