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Will Cayard and the Pirates Contend?
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The Publisher
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Oct 27, 2005, 9:35 AM

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No surprises on the recent poll regarding whether the Pirate team will be contenders. Poll results: http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/polls/05/1025/

But with only seven boats in the fleet, one of which may not even do all the legs, what does contending mean? Heck, third place gets you a step on the podium - but it is also mid fleet.

- Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt




peter huston
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Oct 28, 2005, 1:06 PM

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Sure, Cayard has a better than even chance of winning - so what if he's a late starter in terms of sail development. He'll figure out what he wants in terms of sails by about the equator, order them online, and they will waiting for him when he hits the dock.

The bigger issue for this event is whether or not there will be sufficient interest from the paying public (meaning sponsors/media) to warrant another edition in four years, or sooner if Volvo is smart.


Bird Man
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Oct 30, 2005, 9:39 PM

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I agree with Peter about Cayard winning, but Im also inclined to not underestimate the ABN teams.

I personally feel that if Volvo management was smart they would open registration up to everyone, as the orginal race was designed to be sailed.


Steve Gregory
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Oct 31, 2005, 10:49 AM

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This race will prove to be Cayard's biggest risk in his pro sailing career. Smells like a pure payday to me. Seems like their boat speed has to be suspect, so what happens when they get pounded in the race? Is Cayard's reputation strong enough to endure getting pounded? Aren't we only as good as our last regatta?


900ft Jeezus
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Nov 2, 2005, 2:15 PM

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 The VOR needs a bigger fleet.

Perhaps Scuttlebutt can form a team or serve as evangelists and/or organizers to develop more American interest for future VORs.


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Nov 2, 2005, 4:40 PM

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Eminent researchers throughout history (Greg Elliott, Doug Lord, Bruce Farr, etc.) agree that the principle of volumetric lift dynamics is the divine principle behind canting ballast twin foil technology and yet it is virtually unknown in the circles of scuttlebutt.

Why is that?

Because it has been suppressed by the scuttlebutt moderators.
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Nov 2, 2005, 4:51 PM

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Two things here.
First, it is Paul Cayard, you win some you loose some but at the end of the day you can't take away what he has already accomplished.
Second, does the phrase "Laughing all the way to the bank" mean anything to you?


Lesbian Robot
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Nov 2, 2005, 8:15 PM

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Yeah, but before he had Mark Rudiger navigating. Can a Pom do as good a job with the sliding ruler?


axolotl
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Nov 2, 2005, 8:29 PM

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He has the most important ingredient, a deep pockets sponsor with a business plan that will
provide a return on investment.

Linking the Pirates of the Caribbean film series with a Volvo campaign is brilliant on the part of the Mouse Men, and they hired the best man in the world to pull off a win on short notice.


shoot
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Nov 5, 2005, 9:20 AM

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Agree, it would be great to have atleast 8 teams dedicated to finishing this fantastic display of yachting.

This is a hard and very expensive race to campaign and now then have changed the boat and the rules.

There is a lot of sailing around the globe at the moment. New 98 foot maxi boats, maxi Trimarans, AC, 100 year Transatlantic, 100 year transpac... etc. etc..

And there is only so much money this sport can attract. The AC programs are now taking more and more, and the Volvo campaign needs more now too. If the V70 is retained for the next race, then maybe we should see some more teams.


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