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Old Sep 06, 2014, 05:01 AM
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Volvo Ocean Race

There are only 28 days to go to the start of the next Volvo Ocean Race. There are some very eye-catching designs on the big boats. Which of you is going to be first out of the blocks with an RC version of one of the 1:1 boat designs? I think the Brunel and Dongfeng boats look particularly good.

I might have to head for Cape Town for the in port race on 15 November. You never know, they might just be looking for a crew replacement on one of the boats, for which I would happily donate a kidney.

http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/teams.html
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Old Sep 06, 2014, 07:55 AM
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And don't forget about the Virtual Volvo Ocean Race. You can race a virtual version of a V70 along with the real boats. Their real positions are shown on the game board during the race. (Don't think the real boats want it to be that accurate). Did it last two times and although it was a lot of time and a few sleepless nights, it was a great time each time. Met other sailors from all over the globe. Check it out. www.virtualregatta.com

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Oh and if your lucky enough to get a ride on a real V70, it will be an experience you will not soon forget.
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Old Sep 06, 2014, 08:05 AM
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If your looking to get the paint scheme and graphics on your V70 just right but are not sure of your skill, you can send it to this guy. www.rcyachts.com. This is just one example of what he is able to do. The second photo shows the signature of Neil MacDonald who was the skipper of Ericsson that lap.
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Old Sep 06, 2014, 08:06 PM
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One of the guys here in Vancouver has built a model of the Macif.
Here is his build log.

Some Youtube videos (search for Kingplank for more).
20140616 2 (2 min 23 sec)
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Old Sep 08, 2014, 12:45 PM
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That is a very impressive boat. Superior handling in those conditions! Thanks for sharing.
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Old Sep 09, 2014, 12:23 AM
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And don't forget about the Virtual Volvo Ocean Race. You can race a virtual version of a V70 along with the real boats. Their real positions are shown on the game board during the race. (Don't think the real boats want it to be that accurate). Did it last two times and although it was a lot of time and a few sleepless nights, it was a great time each time. Met other sailors from all over the globe. Check it out. www.virtualregatta.com

SJ

Oh and if your lucky enough to get a ride on a real V70, it will be an experience you will not soon forget.
It looks cool, is it free to create a boat and enter the virtural race?
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Old Sep 10, 2014, 02:03 AM
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How's this for a Volvo Ocean race boat Stockmaritimes VO65
It s been on the market a while now looks fantastic, I already have a Stockmaritime 3x1 might sell the wife for this

THE VOLVO OCEAN 65 - surfing with gennaker in the North Sea (4 min 50 sec)
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Old Sep 10, 2014, 01:19 PM
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It looks cool, is it free to create a boat and enter the virtural race?
It's free to sign up and get a boat. Additionally they offer upgrade packages like pro sails, auto tack, auto pilot, waypoints etc. given the length of the race, it's worth the $80 or so bucks for all you get.

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Old Sep 10, 2014, 03:15 PM
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Thanks for that clip Chumphon. Wow - RC gennaker with RC roller furler. Very, very trick.
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How's this for a Volvo Ocean race boat Stockmaritimes VO65
It s been on the market a while now looks fantastic, I already have a Stockmaritime 3x1 might sell the wife for this

http://youtu.be/tpWm8-Ph4Fw
Wow!!! that is a cool boat. The video is very well done and dramatic. Looks like a fun place to sail and I love the roller furling genoa.
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Old Sep 14, 2014, 12:59 PM
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Maybe GMBC members who sail should club together and head off to Cape Town to see this spectacular. Sadly I need both kidneys still so I could be but a spectator!
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Old Sep 15, 2014, 03:15 AM
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I would love to sail on a real VO65
As I already have a stockmaritime boat I know they are expensive but do exactly what they are supposed to do. I am considering buying a VO65 to sail off the beach near my home I sail about 3 times a week with the 3x1.........only snag is Mrs Chumphon who "might" take a differing view about me spending 1800 ish Euros

Actually not "Might" WILL! .......guess I might have to factor a shopping trip in to Hong Kong to get away with It!
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Old Sep 15, 2014, 07:23 AM
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There are real VO60's and V70's but no full size VO65's I'm afraid. For 1800, I'm sure I could get you a ride on a real V70 this time around.
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Old Sep 15, 2014, 08:52 AM
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Volvo 65's

Unfortunately, the new Volvo 65's are one design. http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/boa...-the-boat.html

I'm curious, do any of the models use a canting keel?

The Open 60's(Vendee Globe and Barcelona World Race) have gone to one design masts and keels BUT they have left the appendage design open meaning that some of the new boats( like Hugo Boss) will be using lifting hydrofoils.
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Old Sep 15, 2014, 10:04 AM
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I'm curious, do any of the models use a canting keel?
Yikes! Don't we have enough to do already in a race in which you tack every 30 seconds or so? I guess if you forgot to cant the keel while tacking it's a mistake you would only make once!

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