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A French project called "The Bridge 2017" will apparently feature Queen Mary 2 racing with giant multihulls on the Atlantic between Saint Nazaire (where she was built) and New York in June-July 2017, celebrating American military landings in France during the First World War in 1917, as well as jazz music and basketball...

http://www.thebridge2017.com/Page/Presse

The second link downloads the presentation in English.
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Re: QM2 to race with giant multihulls in 2017
« Reply #1 on: Nov 02, 2015, 06:06 PM »
Very interesting !

Time to get our QE2 out of mothballs !!

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Re: QM2 to race with giant multihulls in 2017
« Reply #2 on: Nov 02, 2015, 09:18 PM »
My money would be on the multihulls getting across quicker...
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Re: QM2 to race with giant multihulls in 2017
« Reply #3 on: Nov 02, 2015, 10:56 PM »
No dount the bean counters at Carnival HQ are already having nighmares about the extra fuel used for QM2 to keep up...
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Re: QM2 to race with giant multihulls in 2017
« Reply #4 on: Nov 03, 2015, 06:03 AM »
Very interesting !

Time to get our QE2 out of mothballs !!

J.   ;D
Another  option would be to reactivate a certain ship mored in Philadelphia USA and finally open up her engines fully. Rotfl.

I suppose the multihull to beat will probably be from Incat (I'll be backing the little Aussie Battler)
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Re: QM2 to race with giant multihulls in 2017
« Reply #5 on: Nov 03, 2015, 01:12 PM »
Another  option would be to reactivate a certain ship mored in Philadelphia USA and finally open up her engines fully. Rotfl.

My money would still be on the multihulls.

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Re: QM2 to race with giant multihulls in 2017
« Reply #6 on: Nov 08, 2015, 06:56 PM »
I'd say the QM2 could probably do the crossing in four days, and perhaps a little under four.
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Re: QM2 to race with giant multihulls in 2017
« Reply #7 on: Nov 08, 2015, 10:24 PM »
I'd say the QM2 could probably do the crossing in four days, and perhaps a little under four.

I refer the honorable member to this earlier post upon that subject:

No dount the bean counters at Carnival HQ are already having nighmares about the extra fuel used for QM2 to keep up...


With that in mind, I would still put my money on the multihulls, even if they use one of the earlier series of Incats that couldn't pull the skin off a rice pudding.
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Re: QM2 to race with giant multihulls in 2017
« Reply #8 on: Nov 12, 2015, 12:57 AM »
I refer the honorable member to this earlier post upon that subject:


With that in mind, I would still put my money on the multihulls, even if they use one of the earlier series of Incats that couldn't pull the skin off a rice pudding.

Well put.
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Re: QM2 to race with giant multihulls in 2017
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2016, 08:09 AM »
Participation of Queen Mary 2 to The Bridge race has been confirmed yesterday.

On 25 June 2017 she will sail from St-Nazaire, France, to New York. It will be her first return to her birthplace since she was built.

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Re: QM2 to race with giant multihulls in 2017
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2016, 11:11 PM »
Boiler & condenser corrosion, plus seized turbines, will ensure the SSUS will never steam on her original power plant again.
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Re: QM2 to race with giant multihulls in 2017
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2016, 11:24 PM »
Hi Skilly are the boilers and turbines still in the SSUS  I thought she was just a shell

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Re: QM2 to race with giant multihulls in 2017
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2016, 12:35 AM »
Hi Roy,

Hope all is well with you up there.

On YooTuube is a comprehensive video walkthrough of the machinery spaces, done a few years back - unfortunately I don't have  the link, but a search on youtube should turn it up.
If they had taken the machinery out I think she would have hogged like the Queen Mary by now.

Cheers
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Re: QM2 to race with giant multihulls in 2017
« Reply #13 on: Mar 12, 2017, 03:56 AM »
Hi Roy,

Hope all is well with you up there.

On YooTuube is a comprehensive video walkthrough of the machinery spaces, done a few years back - unfortunately I don't have  the link, but a search on youtube should turn it up.
If they had taken the machinery out I think she would have hogged like the Queen Mary by now.

Cheers
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Re: QM2 to race with giant multihulls in 2017
« Reply #14 on: Mar 12, 2017, 09:10 AM »
But buildings don't float.

 

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