- Sep 20, 2006
It was funny Jean le Cam, said he was in the Renault4 divison vs the foilers in the Ferrari division. But he's still hanging in there in the top 4-5. Will see how it pans out as boats continue to break and drop out.
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It's all on the VG website, though it may take some looking around since there is so much info available.Yep, Hugo seems wounded. Down to 3 kts. and only 1.8 vmg.
Sam is at the back of what I would call the peloton (Or group of competitive boats but not leading).
Keep us posted re Hugo Boss. Where are you getting reports from individual boats?
I was pretty taken about by the extent of the damage too. Not just one crack but a whole bunch of them in the structure. He says the repair should be at least as strong if not stronger than it was originally. I sure hope it’s stronger - the original doesn’t seem to be strong enough. I hadn’t heard Alex speak before either, but watching his videos it’s hard not to root for him.I located and viewed the three vids re the bow damage and repair. Wow! That boat is f'ed up. Looks to me like the forces of the bow's touch down in waves are much greater than the engineers planned on. Needed to beef up those safety factors a good deal. I'll throw out the challenge: Does Hugo Boss make it to the finish? I say no.
He’s now dealing with damage to his starboard rudder, and has disconnected it - News - Rudder Damage On HUGO BOSS - Vendée Globe - En. If he can’t fix it that’s not great situation if he can’t use that side in the southern ocean.He's still off speed.