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Out of the black pot, drag race again and on that there are few better than François that comes charging: He is second and slowly recovering regarding Armel that is keeping the distance to all the others. Vincent is now third.

Here it is Armel, at speed and celebrating the Equator passage (I guess he is celebrating more to be out of the doldrums). Since old days superstition ranked always high on sailors and even if I believe that Armel really does not believe that it is funny to see the order of its celebration in what regards cheers and champagne: First, champagne to the sea, then, champagne to the boat and then to himself Not an accident but a tradition. Vicent had done the same: He did not forget the boat or the sea.

Years ago drinking whiskey with an old Irish sailor (in land) I saw him quite deliberately let some drops our of his cup to the ground. I was curious an I asked why he was wasting good whiskey. He smiled and said, you never know, that's the Devil's cut. In don't believe he believed that but well, as he says...we never know

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Re: Moth, best off 2012

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On the left you have the list of builders...and it can be home made

The International Moth Class Association

Now, do you mean that you never saw this movie:


Amazing how much more sail area the 49er had and still couldn't keep up w/ the Moth. Very cool!
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The mast

Seeing all those guys around the mast and all the work they had to sort it out, makes me wonder how a woman and not a big one, was able to do all that alone and get free of the mast and sails of his Open60 in 20K winds and a considerable sea. Hats off for Sam Davies
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Seeing all those guys around the mast and all the work they had to sort it out, makes me wonder how a woman and not a big one, was able to do all that alone and get free of the mast and sails of his Open60 in 20K winds and a considerable sea. Hats off for Sam Davies
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Golden Globe Race / Moitessier

Bernard Moitessier was much the opposite as a man regarding Robin knox- Jonhston that was a sailor that served on the Merchant Navy and the Royal Naval Reserve. After that and before doing the Golden globe Race he had sailed his Colin Archer from Bombay to England.

Moitessier grew up next to the sea in Indo-China and left it at the beginning of the Vietnam War as a crew member of sailing trade junks. In Indonesia he purchased the dilapidated junk Marie-Thérèse in 1952 to travel slowly further to France by singlehanded sailing.

On the first leg to Seychelles he had to stop her from leaking in the middle of the Indian Ocean by diving underneath the boat at sea. After 85 days of sailing through monsoon weather he ran aground on Diego Garcia, due to not having modern navigational instruments. He was deported to Mauritius, because Diego Garcia is a military restricted area, and worked there three years before he could sail again in a boat he had built himself.

He sailed it to South Africa and St. Helena to the West Indies, but on a trip from Trinidad to St. Lucia he once again was shipwrecked due to physical exhaustion. Picked up and taken back to Trinidad by friends, he decided to go to France directly, as it seemed the only place he could earn enough to build himself a worthy boat.

He was able to get work on a cargo ship which got him to France, via Hamburg, where he found work with a medical company whilst writing a book about his experience (Vagabond des Mers du Sud). He then moved to the south of France, where he married Francoise, the daughter of family friends, with whom he was to sail the world.

With the money from his book, he commissioned a 39' steel ketch which he named Joshua, in honor of Joshua Slocum, the first person to sail around the world solo. Finally he and Francoise left Marseille in October 1963, leaving her three children in boarding schools.

After wintering in Casablanca they sailed first to the Canaries, then to Trinidad, and through the Panama Canal to the Galapagos Islands. After two years of spending time in each of these places they arrived at Tahiti, but realized that they were running out of time and that there was just eight months left to return to their children.

So Moitessier proposed sailing Joshua home not via the Indian Ocean and Suez Canal, as originally planned, but east wise, via the quickest route, including a passage about the much feared Cape Horn. Upon their arrival in France, at Easter, 1966, they had, without intending it, completed the longest nonstop passage by a yacht in history 14216 nautical miles, over 126 days, a world record which brought him immediate recognition throughout the world yachting community....

Discussions between Moitessier and his friends Bill King and Loïck Fougeron about a solo non-stop trip around the world came to the notice of Robin Knox-Johnston who also started preparations before the Sunday Times offered their Golden Globe award for the first to circumnavigate alone, nonstop, and unassisted, and for the fastest elapsed time. Somewhat reluctantly, Moitessier decided to sail Joshua to Plymouth to meet the criterion for the race of leaving from an English port, but left months after several smaller and therefore slower boats.

He departed Plymouth on 23 August 1968 and, after a quick passage south, he was off the Cape of Good Hope by 20 October 1968....

From the time of calms in the Indian Ocean where he was depressed and discovered yoga as a means of controlling his moods, he started to think of not returning to Europe which he saw as a cause of many of his worries...

Although Moitessier stood a very good chance of winning, he abandoned his effort seven months into the race, and continued on to Tahiti rather than returning to England...

Although he abandoned the race, Moitessier still circumnavigated the world, crossing his path off South Africa, and then by sailing almost two-thirds of the way round a second time, all non-stop and mostly in the roaring forties, set another record for the longest nonstop passage by a yacht, with a total of 37,455 nautical miles in 10 months.

Despite heavy weather and a couple of severe knockdowns, he even contemplated rounding the Horn again. However, he decided that he and Joshua had had enough and, on 21 June 1969, put in at Tahiti, from where he and his wife had set out for Alicante, Spain, a decade earlier. He thus had completed his second personal circumnavigation of the world (including the previous voyage with his wife).....

It took him two years to finish the book about his trip in Tahiti, during which time he met Ileana Draghici with whom he had a son, Stephan. They moved to the atoll of Ahe, where Moitessier attempted to cultivate fruit and vegetables. Ileana encouraged him to move to America to complete films about his sailing but he left after two years in his boat Joshua.

Joshua was beached, along with many other yachts, by Hurricane Paul at Cabo San Lucas in 1982. It was salvaged and restored, and is today berthed as part of a maritime museum in La Rochelle, France. After further travels, Moitessier returned to Paris to write his autobiography.

Moitessier was an environmental activist who protested against nuclear weapons in the South Pacific and against overdevelopment of the Papeete waterfront in Tahiti. He died of cancer on 16 June 1994 and is buried in Bono, in Brittany, France.





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Armel is doing a superb performance. This guy, that finished second on the last edition, is very good at tactical decision but now it seems also untouchable in pure speed. All are losing to him, and not even François is not able to keep with the Rhythm.

I would have expected that the kid (François) in a very fast boat to be the faster in pure speed. well, no, Armel is showing all his skills that have made him a champion. Even so the distance to François is only 45NM and for the 6th only 87NM.... but increasing.

Let's look at Armel race record, that is a very substantial one. I guess that he wants very much to add a victory on the Vendee to that brilliant record.

2012
Winner of the GP Guyader
3rd place in the Europa Warm’Up

2011
3rd place in the Transat Jacques Vabre (with C.Pratt)
2nd place in the Transat B to B


2010
Winner of the Transat AG2R (with F.Delahay) 

Winner of the Solitaire du Figaro


2nd place in the Route du Rhum


2009
2nd place in the Vendée Globe


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IMOCA World Champion

2nd place in the Transat Artemis


2006
4th place in the Route du Rhum

4th place in the Solitaire du Figaro


2004
Winner of the Transat AG2R (with N.Troussel)


2003
Solo offshore racing French Champion

Winner of the Solitaire du Figaro


2001
winner of the Tour de France à la Voile.


2000
2nd place in the Solitaire du Figaro


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Amazing how much more sail area the 49er had and still couldn't keep up w/ the Moth. Very cool!
I would say that the Moth has a very little wet surface since it is almost all out of water and that makes for a much lesser need of sail area

Power versus drag = more drag equals to more sail area for the same speed.

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Yes, A very nice sailboat. The only thing I would change : a hull insert "window" on that white surface on the salon. It would not be significantly prejudicial to the hull structural strength and it would vastly improve the saloon ambiance.

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