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If Puma loses this leg there will be blood. Ken Reed should be fired from Captain of this team. No excuse to lose this leg. It was handed to him on a silver plater. For Telefonica the axiom of "Never give up"! is one for the history books.

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In Three or four hours everything will be decided!!!If you like racing don't take away your eyes from the tracker. The actualizations are almost in real time (minutes).

The Spanish are now on the same course as Puma. No weather advantages now BUT THEY HAVE MANAGED TO WIN MORE 20NM over PUMA and they are now almost on top of it (1.6K).

Both boats are at about the same speed and there are more 55NM to go.... OLÉ

what a race It will be probably a match race till the end. Puma started with a 1.6K advantage and that is huge on a Match race with 55Nm.
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Nice video !!!!! I am staying up here in Oz( It is 1030PM) to follow the race.

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Since we are talking about cruising, another nice cruising video about another nice and different place: Gibraltar, also born of a mix of cultures. This one I know very well and is a favorite place.

The boat is a nice one and one of the best fast cruisers you can find on the second hand market (not to old and at a nice price), a Dufour 40 performance.

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Any sailing video with monkeys and LMFAO in it does it for me. I like the Dufours in general. They are still a little expensive down here though.

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A..I like the Dufours in general. They are still a little expensive down here though.
Not any Dufout I mean particularly that one and the bigger sister the 45 from the performance line. They were a lot more expensive than the ones from the "Grand cruising line" and it was not by the interior quality that is about the same, but for the sailing part of the boat.

That boat has a great D/B ratio (a lot more than the new version) and it is not only fast but seaworthy. They were sold in large numbers and popular with cruisers and cruiser/racers. The racers are selling them since the new model come and because there are a lot for sale the price is coming down. In Europe you can buy a 2005/2007 boat for about 110 000€ and older boats (since 2003) for less.

DUFOUR 40 - Voilier DUFOUR 40 d'occasion - Page 1

This was one of the boats I was considering having if I could not find anything better




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Damn. That is actually very good value and they seem to be a very good sail. No Dufour 40 performance boats for sale down here.
Hmm makes the idea of cruising the Med/doing the ARC/season in the caribbean/tradewind sailing home across the pacific seem like a very good idea.

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Seems like a good pretext for a great sailing voyage

Meanwhile have a look at the wave that hit that clipper boat…a nasty one. The boat did a lot better than the guys on the deck. The amazing thing is that they did see it coming and they did not look to have made any move to get a better protection, like getting down and hold to the boat .

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Shame there was no live stream. It was crazy that in the end it was so close!

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Shame there was no live stream. It was crazy that in the end it was so close!
I was pissed with the Spanish. Did not understand their last move. OK, they were offshore to get more pressure and they were doing 1K more than Puma but when the wind died on them and they start to make the same speed as Puma, why they did not tack immediately to the finish line?

Probably they would not have won anyway but any distance they sailed at that course at the same speed as Puma would make Puma win distance. They had the information om Puma speed so that's really hard to understand why they keep going on for more than half an hour

Taking about another race that is going on, a very popular French one: The Spi Ouest. you can see why it is popular. Always lot of wind and it is tradition that some French sailing legends (Solo Open boat sailors) come to measure forces with the younger generations.

They never win (and go anyway) bur they always give a very good fight and finish on the top places, just to show that they did not forget how a small boat should be sailed.


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