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post #8 of Old 04-13-2012
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Re: VOR down to two boats

WOW! JuanK speaks out on the breakage issues for VSail:

Juan Kouyoumdjian statement on the breakages in the Volvo Ocean Race |

I believe we are presented with an intentional manipulation of the truth.

There is a common, spread notion that ALL the participants of this VOR have structural problems, that the situation is unacceptable and that something needs to be done for the future. A fundamental distinction needs to be done between the mast breakages and the rest, and whilst I think it is very important to understand what caused so many mast failures, it is a travesty of the truth to put ALL designs in the same basket when it comes down to the "other" structural issues.

This generalization might suit a specific Team, or person to push any agenda he might have for the future, but out of respect of the hard and serious work done with my Team I need to speak up.

Pretty strong words. Looks like this thing is going to really heat up.

I posted this link over at SA and immediately pissed off Clean for pointing out the fact that he missed the scoop...again. Heh-heh. Good times.

(VOR Leg 5 - Sailing Anarchy Forums - Page 78)
-Lots of great info in this thread from dudes in the know.

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