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Re: Transat Jaques Fabre
Meanwhile, in the TJV, Bernard Stamm is showing us why we should never count him out when he has things in working order. Just unfortunate for him that he has to compete against the two top IMOCA 60 sailors in the world, on the fastest IMOCA 60 on the planet. Wonder what Armel Le Cleac'h is doing right now? And where is Banque Populaire
Yes, Stamm has been great and that has nothing to do with strategy, just pure speed in bad weather. Big balls
It seems we have a winner, if nothing happen to them and another interesting race with 4. On the last 2 hours Marc and company have made the best average speed by far.
Take a look at the Mod 70 and their performance: They are passing in front of my home while the Mod 50 (and open 60) had not yet reached Finisterra
It seems that in what regards multihulls size has a much bigger importance regarding speed. The M70 and M50 have a difference of 20ft and the difference in speed seems a lot more than the one between the Open 60 and 40class.
The difference in length is the same but the Open 60 are much more developed boats with a canting keel and even so their difference in performance, at least on this race and weather conditions, is considerably smaller.
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