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post #31 of Old 12-06-2018
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Re: GGR entrants getting clobbered

Originally Posted by capta View Post
For instance, two competitors are soon to drop out of the GGR and relegate themselves to the Chichester Class because they chose a bottom paint that wasn't up to the voyage, while the leader, Jean Luc, seems to have no problem with his bottom and barnacles. I gotta find out what antifouling he is using!!!!
Agreed. I would bet on a hard paint with multiple ablative coats.

Originally Posted by capta View Post
Secondly, the much-touted Jordan series drogue seems not to be all it is cracked up to be and failed to prevent Susie from pitchpoling, this morning, and losing her rig.
I think this might be because she lost her wind steering. If a big enough wave catches you on the beam, you will roll - the drogue only works if you have steerage.
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