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    Squid Routing is now available also. https://gis.ee/vor/
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    Trying to sloooooooooowly enter in scene. Yesterday I was tempted to go the great flyer route north of the high. But I consider a bit safer trying to round the corner on the inner lane. Let's see...
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    The curse of Doug strikes again !! Well done Sodebo.
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    Here’s the latest view of the b group at the equator. I think the order crossing the equator was HKG, Jahmbo, Your Mom, Me (J2B2), Swamp Rat, Blitz and Tommmzzz.
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    Ya but boy do I sleep great at night with you in front and the real fleet just behind! Its like 2 posts and a hammock for lazy sailors (me)
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    Been out most of the day visiting a prospective college for the youngest. Glad I missed a lot of the tradewinds banter though! Some interesting takes. Yesterday Df and co did better than yesterdays routing would have suggested. Today's solutions looks like a complete 180 from yesterday, adding four days or so. Again, though, remember there is a five day reality cap to all of this. Finally the southern part of the course is starting to get really dynamic.
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    Unless it’s used as an adjective, ‘every day’ is. Two. Fuckin’. Words. Clanging halyards means the boat’s operator is either a novice or a hack. Your Honda portable generator isn’t as quiet as you think it is. So at least have the decency to run the fuckin’ thing in the middle of the day. Not at sunset or all evening. K? ‘Community reputation’ is NOT anarchic.
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    Nowadays your Sassy looks much different, but With New name, new a bit different shape, new sails, SHE Is One more time GREAT AGAIN. Irek would like to start to Non-Stop Solo Round The World in second half of December. * about website, It will be in English version, but I've got problem with my IT specialist, he's strike out all of deadlines. * you can check news on fb profile, I'm trying to add there English version of post And last question to you (on the pics which you can see below, there is single handed gennaker which've got 290 sqm). How much sgm have got SPINNAKER and SUPERFLANKER? Knows that somebody? .woj .
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    I'm a female sailor so my perspective might be a little different. I love sailing and I've raced competitively on a few different teams. A few years ago, I decided to stop racing. Not because I no longer wanted to, but because I just became so turned off by the race scene. I don't like how sexist and perverted some sailors and owners can be. I'm not saying all sailors and owners are this way, but quite a few seem to act as if though they are truly the best thing to ever happen to the sport. Just look at the names of so many of the boats, not even a subtle innuendo, just pwrverted. Because I've agreed to sail on your boat doesn't mean I have any interest in sleeping with you. Fellow racers, you're not a "rockstar", you're someone that has an incredible opportunity to get paid to do what so many people enjoy, and to see some amazing places along the way. Calling yourself a "pro" should mean more than accepting money to sail. You should act like a professional both on and off of the race course. I like to have fun, sometimes a little too much. Being a pro sailor doesn't make you God. I don't want you hitting on me, nor do I want to hear about all of the women you've had. Again, not all sailors that race act this way, but a few sailors I've encountered during my trip me racing come to (MB, WVW, JG, KJ,) Especially when everyone, including myself knows you have someone waiting at home for you. Enough with the derogatory comments about women; we are not all racer chasers or bow beauties. We are sailors that just happen to be women. If the behavior of "pro" sailors were scrutinized like the behavior so many other professional athletes are subjected to, the shenanigans of NFL players reported on ESPN would pale in comparison to the way "pro" sailors conduct themselves.
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    Brief report for the benefit of others. forecast was for 20kn se wind. We set the boat up with one reef and self tacking heady. THIS CONFIGURATION IS VERY MANAGEABLE IN 20KN. We started sailing to windward with the intention of building speed then bearing away to go downwind. Main traveller was fully down and a crew member was holding the main sheet. Speed built very quickly as we got hit by a big gust (40 kn) hull started to come up, main was completely dumped but hull kept climbing. I (helm) turned up to feather the sails but response was slow because all drive was coming from the heady and the bows were pressed. Boat capsized sideways. Whole thing took maybe 5 seconds. Mistakes: Bloody B&G wind instruments were not working so no appreciation of building breeze. (Rushour commonly does 20kn on a shy reach so 30kn of wind across the boat seems normal.) We never normally hold the jib sheet. (obviously a mistake) We were rushed with some inexperienced crew and I never allocated roles. I was complacent. I never even come close to even flying the hull high on the new Rushour. The gust of wind combined with boat speed gave approx 55 kn over the deck which was obviously enough to capsize a 7 ton boat. The wing mast may have contributed to the capsize. lucky we were only in 4 m of water and Rushour has a very strong wing mast so we were able to attach ropes to the high hull and tow her around so the bows were pointing into the wind and towed her over. The bottom hull was flooded and that helped to right the boat. You need a very big tow boat to pull a big cat over. We used a commercial cat Cat of Nine Tails to pull her up. We had her upright about 2 to 3 hours after capsize. I would not want to go through that in the open ocean. A huge thank you to all the people who rallied around and helped right, retrieve, clean the boat, and for all the messages. It makes you realise how good it is to belong to a strong sailing community.
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    There's no way LRBAR could get out of there without bouncing off the pontoons.
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    Mike Pence's only sin to this day was looking at the bra ads in a '69 JC Penny catalog. Be haters, but his kids were conceived in a dark room with only the Missionary position. Haters have to hate and and Mrs. Pence never had to swallow.
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    Dont worry. I will be making all possible sacrifices to ensure safe passage! Not long now.
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    Good one mate, very clever. And I have not liked any posts with my socks , little own my own. My socks are for good, not evil.
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    Hello, very close to the equator. I hope Neptune does unspeakable things to all those who deserve it, like those to the south of me (Yes, I mean Stu and Mom.....) Rankings from 23:30UTC. The western group has been overtaken by many in the central gang who are quite a bit further north. It will all sort itself out eventually. EDIT - can anyone inform a self-confessed Luddite how to take a screen shot and post it here - Thanks. Place SA Name Boat Name Dist to Leader 1 N/A Walkaround 3159.43 2 Ozzy Ozzy85 66.2 3 I Sail The Black Boat Thistle1678 169.7 4 daan62 hutspot77 199.8 5 Driftwood Me Rongo Rekohu SA 221.2 6 Breitling Breitling_SA 221.7 7 Tunnel Rat Mongrel 225 8 Your Mom Your Mom SA 225.4 9 prettyhatemachine prettyhatemachine 228.7 10 stufishing Stufishing_SA 232.9 11 From The Rail A-Squared 234.2 12 Kapt'n Kirk prowler_1-SA 239.1 13 x2sea m2for-SA 240.2 14 Vibroman Vibroman_SA 257 15 briar Wing it 262.4 16 Mud Sailor Mudsailor SA 265.4 17 BlueMountainsYC shockwave11 271.8 18 Sailing My Cubicle SailingMyCubicle 276.6 19 Magool Magool 281.4 20 Marty6 Cambodunum 281.7 21 The Actual Dave Davemw 287.6 22 Gybe Turkey Gybe Turkey 306.7 23 Wet Hog WetHog-SA 307.2 24 Golden Rose Golden Rose SA 313.3 25 Hike, Bitches HikeBitches 338.5 26 Iced Tea rule69 640
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    You are in the "A" group with TR. I've only go the "B" Group in my friends list. We are limited to 25 internet friends at a time. Which is nice, because my wife is going to be pissed when I tell her to send Christmas cards to 25 A-Holes I've never met.
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    Realised rounding FdN to port is not necessary in the game, correct?
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    LOL He does have a sense of humor. You may not like it. I didn't when He joked about Putin finding my emails. I didn't sleep for a week.
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    There you go. Your guess looks pretty close. about 560 straight shot. You can make that up.
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    Prettyhate has me beat on the leaderboard, and also on the heading changes.
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    Leaving it there would be a PR disaster, don’t think they had much choice, I’m sure the SA government wouldn’t let them get away with it.
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    Nico will be in Cape Town in a couple of weeks and he could help them work out a plan for safe removal.