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  1. I wounder, now Vestas has been out of the water for a couple of weeks and been dried out. Just a thought, does vestas and the other boat really have the same weight? I mean, even if those boats are made of the latest material it must absorb some water.

  2. I wonder what size diesel engine you'd need to push a Volvo65 along at 25 knts and how much fuel it would take (saved) to navigate this course. Basically, just how many kW does the V65 rig generate?

  3. As pointed out these are one design so WHY ARE THEY SO STUPIDLY WET? The could have normal bows with some flare etc to deflect the water…..they might be slightly slower but it DOES NOT MATTER. it would be same for all and A LOT SAFER, a lot of injuries have been caused by crew being washed across the deck/ cockpit. I sure hope somebody does not get hurt really bad! There have been a few luck escapes so far and a few not so lucky!
    Good luck folks
    Cheers Warren


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