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  1. 13 points
    That was awesome to watch. (I still haven't seen the Leg 11 dock-in and interview videos; I'm gonna watch those next.) But in terms of the Raw Content ocean leg videos, the spreadsheet is (I think) finished. 1,354 videos described and tagged. Yay! :-)
  2. 12 points
    Thanks, even I can get it wrong by 5 minutes a day ahead What a day! I’m on my way home now, real tired. Skipped lunch and dinner. Was interviewd in the harbor first. No luck on a RIB ride out for me. The crowds were huge at the beach and port, boats everywhere. DFRT was coming in hard along the beach at 1,5 nm distance, what a spectacle! After the docking I have welcomed Witty to Scheveningen and gave him a hand. I talked to Charles and Pascal shortly after their Niall interview which I watched from 3 meters. They were chatting up with Xabi who was next up with Bouwe. Said to Pascal that he had balls of steel. I asked him what models he used for his inshore routing. Arpege or HIRLAM. Pascal: “both!“ Got my hand for a second in the trophee too. I’m too old to ask for selfies, but will have look if some pics are worth sharing here. Bouwe was a bit late from the docks, but enjoyed with his wife a bath in the enthousiast crowd. Very nice to see.
  3. 11 points
    On the overall, the winner is Your Mom. Well done and thanks for all the tips and help that you give out in such an open way. Thanks to everyone who took part, the competition was great. Rank Boat Name Leg 1 Leg 2 Leg 3 Leg 4 Leg 6 Leg 7 Leg 8 Leg 9 Leg 10 Leg 11 Total Discard Score 1 Your Mom SA 1 3 1 9 51 1 2 5 4 2 79 51 28 2 prowler_1-SA 3 13 7 4 17 6 5 15 3 4 77 17 60 3 Breitling_SA 2 12 3 3 9 25 12 12 1 11 90 25 65 4 Gybe Turkey 6 10 9 12 33 4 4 7 29 13 127 33 94 5 Mongrel 17 4 12 6 15 10 6 10 21 35 136 35 101 6 prettyhatemachine 5 23 6 18 5 13 55 23 6 8 162 55 107 7 Sapphire Girl 6 8 43 1 23 23 20 8 13 7 152 43 109 8 Yodaman 79 22 10 24 12 7 3 21 12 3 193 79 114 9 Blitzquart 21 2 31 14 19 11 8 14 7 79 206 79 127 10 shockwave11 79 6 5 31 28 8 15 4 9 24 209 79 130 11 Iluvitar 79 7 19 20 6 17 19 11 27 19 224 79 145 12 Lorraine III 20 30 18 7 4 20 30 2 16 79 226 79 147 13 JeSa 32 43 4 32 14 2 79 13 2 10 231 79 152 14 HKG1203 5 9 2 48 13 5 9 55 20 47 213 55 158 15 awkwardturtle 41 52 42 21 42 3 1 1 11 1 215 52 163 16 Malamute 26 40 17 13 11 35 18 17 18 16 211 40 171 17 Stufishing_SA 4 1 25 10 52 14 32 26 35 26 225 52 173 18 WetHog-SA 8 26 23 27 45 21 29 6 32 28 245 45 200 19 kea.nn SA 27 39 16 23 37 26 21 25 5 23 242 39 203 20 Thistle1678 10 32 29 54 16 16 16 37 38 29 277 54 223 21 Cambodunum 14 42 27 30 30 28 28 19 22 25 265 42 223 22 Magool 13 25 22 2 22 43 35 29 52 39 282 52 230 23 jahmbo SA 28 14 14 15 10 22 22 27 79 79 310 79 231 24 Sambaopreis 42 44 8 37 1 40 31 31 25 17 276 44 232 25 Shorty 40 37 30 25 2 41 24 22 15 40 276 41 235 26 Mudsailor SA 24 17 36 29 47 42 34 40 14 5 288 47 241 27 USA644RAVEN_SA 36 15 34 19 27 39 36 36 31 15 288 39 249 28 Gufmiester 79 79 79 8 36 27 7 3 8 6 332 79 253 29 Golden Rose SA 16 28 24 28 8 31 17 30 79 79 340 79 261 30 hutspot77 12 34 39 34 18 30 37 35 28 34 301 39 262 31 A-Squared 19 24 11 38 40 49 41 32 36 32 322 49 273 32 spadadua 79 31 28 35 49 38 27 28 24 21 360 79 281 33 Ozzy85 32 55 20 39 29 24 25 39 39 36 338 55 283 34 Colomba(Racing) 32 16 21 26 48 33 39 51 43 47 356 51 305 35 Ranbow Spirit II 79 79 79 36 34 18 26 9 23 12 395 79 316 36 hschutz 79 56 54 42 7 29 38 34 26 33 398 79 319 37 MikeVentura 79 47 45 17 50 48 33 20 46 31 416 79 337 38 grimlin 79 79 79 79 21 15 10 18 19 18 417 79 338 39 mistered 79 79 79 79 3 9 13 33 30 14 418 79 339 40 HikeBitches 36 49 33 44 53 52 44 41 37 9 398 53 345 41 Me Rongo Rekohu SA 25 46 50 40 25 56 42 47 42 42 415 56 359 42 Vibroman_SA 15 5 13 22 26 44 79 79 79 79 441 79 362 43 GrandbendOnt 33 38 41 49 41 50 45 38 47 38 420 50 370 44 rider1982 79 33 47 51 32 45 48 43 40 37 455 79 376 45 jesus 79 79 79 79 38 34 23 16 17 20 464 79 385 47 Walkaround 35 54 52 43 39 32 49 45 48 47 444 54 390 48 KMan2K7 79 79 79 79 79 37 14 24 10 22 502 79 423 46 cg_ 79 41 40 53 35 64 43 52 52 47 506 79 427 49 Dcarr 79 18 15 41 24 19 79 79 79 79 512 79 433 50 ON9270 30 50 48 46 20 47 40 79 79 79 518 79 439 51 rule69 11 51 35 33 79 12 79 79 79 79 537 79 458 52 J2B2 30 20 26 50 44 61 79 79 79 79 547 79 468 53 Divided Sky 79 79 79 52 55 57 54 48 33 30 566 79 487 54 Stay Thirsty M 43 31 48 53 58 31 58 52 79 79 79 568 79 489 55 Davemw 7 35 38 16 79 79 79 79 79 79 570 79 491 56 Patman 79 79 79 79 79 36 47 42 34 27 581 79 502 57 tommmzzz 23 29 46 47 64 67 79 79 79 79 592 79 513 58 TeamSatisfaction 79 79 79 79 60 46 11 44 45 79 601 79 522 59 Swamp Rat 79 21 56 11 64 63 79 79 79 79 610 79 531 60 Wing it 38 11 44 45 79 79 79 79 79 79 612 79 533 61 Sandpipper 79 79 79 79 58 53 53 50 41 41 612 79 533 62 m2for-SA 18 19 32 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 622 79 543 63 RIGO 9 27 51 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 640 79 561 64 She Wolf 79 79 79 79 59 55 50 49 44 79 652 79 573 65 SailingMyCubicle 39 36 37 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 665 79 586 66 Samsonite SA 34 53 49 56 79 79 79 79 79 79 666 79 587 67 razcaillou 79 79 79 79 43 54 51 79 52 79 674 79 595 68 Localdog 79 79 79 79 57 65 56 46 79 79 698 79 619 69 Hamachi SA 79 79 79 5 64 79 79 79 79 79 701 79 622 70 wpbeardsley 79 79 79 79 54 51 46 79 79 79 704 79 625 71 ThijsK 29 45 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 706 79 627 72 the-love-boat 22 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 733 79 654 73 Dirty Sea Rag 79 79 79 79 46 59 79 79 79 79 737 79 658 74 Team False Racing 79 79 79 79 79 79 59 55 79 79 746 79 667 75 Eau Gazeuse 37 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 748 79 669 76 Fry 79 79 79 79 79 60 57 79 79 79 749 79 670 77 puckhead 79 79 79 79 56 62 79 79 79 79 750 79 671 78 CaptainSENer 79 79 79 55 79 79 79 79 79 79 766 79 687
  4. 10 points
    By the same token you could say that Dongfeng were cheated by the crazy tidal approach to Newport. That time the dice fell in Mapfre's favour. I'm a Mapfre supporter and I'm disappointed they didn't prevail, but I certainly don't feel cheated. Any one of the top three deserved the win.
  5. 10 points
    Having rested and eaten: I am once again out of "likes" so I will separately echo what so many posters above have said: that following this race on OSA has been a lot of fun and educational. I too thank so many of you for your contributions. There have been race highs and race lows: it was comforting to be able to experience those lows with others, and the highs as well, particularly since it is basically impossible to do so with friends who don't get it. It gave me a whole new appreciation for the value of this forum as well as the team work and leadership of the race itself. I very much hope it returns and that the next 3 years pass quickly. In the meantime... Thank you all.
  6. 9 points
    Here is a little gem for you all. Doing 22+ kts south of the tss, and Nico Lunven admitted the sandbanks had shifted dramatically. 0.4m under the keel! He wasn't too stressed because they were heeling hard at the time! Scallywag and DFRT reported similar stories.....balls of steel. What a great race, gutted Vestas did not get I'm front of Scallywag. Pity they won't be staying with One Design.
  7. 9 points
    You need to ask our resident rules expert and self appointed intergalactic judge, Randumb. He will advise to protest everyone. If you don't he will protest you for not doing it. But you could be the big man here - state your case and if you lose, shake his hand and buy him a drink. Some time in the future you should let down his car tires, take a dump in his rope bag and mash it into the clutches and bang his wife.
  8. 9 points
    I have never heard of the term ..driving like you owned it.
  9. 8 points
    I found in Xabi's smile and shrug of the shoulders as I shook his hand in the Sailor's Terrace or Capey being more concerned about the timing of the FP piece about Newport showed no sign at all at being "cheated." It is quite extraordinary than some on these forums think they can read the minds of the supreme athletes and more importantly sportsmen and women. The course was clearly published before the leg start and the decision to go east or west round the artificial islands that were the exclusion zones were no more than just one more navigation decision. There was a high pressure system coming up the English Channel, I experienced it myself on the Solent a couple f days ago and they always go west to east and the synopsis was available to every team and a judgement had to be made how much the wind would soften offshore. Bottom line Dongfeng got it right, Mapfre nearly followed & Brunel and Mapfre took the wrong decision. No Cheating involved
  10. 8 points
    Thanks to all the usual SA suspects for an entertaining RTWR commentary. I hesitate to single anyone out, but a special thanks to SOX for challenging me to stick around from the start. My faith in this race has been restored, as a consequence. I've even stopped bagging the OD thing. How could I not? Hope to catch up with you all again soon.
  11. 8 points
    I gotta check my eyelids for holes. Thanks everyone here for the comradery and if you do nothing else, please shout and yell to ensure this race keeps going and is one which is relevant and authentic.
  12. 8 points
    For many reasons this has been a frustrating year for many followers but we should not lose the spirit and intent of this contest in the desire to make this better reality TV. It isn't about those of us who aren't on that stretch of water. Everyone entering this contest does so for their own reasons - and for most it isn't because they are doing so for the $10,000 US with a nail through it. Most recognize the enormity of the challenge and the respect of their peers (you know, the people on the course racing with them) as the reward. I think that castigating one racer (without directly naming him) is poor sport. He's doing exactly what most of us respect the most - setting a plan, executing that plan and doing so safely, responsibly and with great seamanship and skill. Please get your facts straight - the G32 is not self righting - it involves doing a lot of intricate steps in the right order by a conscious and well trained sailor to recover. It's his life and property at risk - and if he doesn't want to sail while asleep ignoring the many existential threats, respect his choices. Winning the race for Russell Brown was never his goal - and you should respect that. This race isn't about multihulls versus monos, it isn't about single handers versus crewed campaigns, and it isn't about creating drama for tracker junkies. Russell's version of a win at the R2AK is safely arriving at Ketchikan, improving on his single handed course record and most importantly getting to cruise back to Port Townsend with his wife and business partner as their chosen annual vacation together.
  13. 7 points
    We watch this race for the crew not the boats. Spending more money on fancy boats that have less crew is a dumb idea. Spend the money on sailors! The OD nature of this race must also have reduced overall costs freeing more money for more sailors. If they sent the boats around again then I'd watch again!
  14. 7 points
    The depth measured is 'under the keel', so with the keel in the middle and boat upright. So they would have had a metre or so below the daggerboard, with keel semi canted and boat heeled. Still, less than I would like at that speed! That hull had history....
  15. 7 points
  16. 7 points
    Wow, great call. Dong beat Mapfre by 17 minutes...
  17. 7 points
    A most telling snapshot...Xabi had come to the conclusion he could outrun Charles..then left with the desision what about Bouwe when like Charles maybe he too was looking favourably towards the inshore route? Was Charles decision to go inhore one of he knew he was struggling against Xabi so went for the inshore crapshoot knowing Bouwe was already committed to staying offshore leaving Xabi with the follow either or decision? That's pull your hair out poker shit and Xabi doesn't have any.
  18. 7 points
    How about this, I like many of my mates have supported other classes, spent a lot of money racing them trying to stay at the front with the lates gear. Right now, with a young family I cannot afford to play like I use to and if I jump back into the F18 class, I would not be happy unless I get a new or very good boat and strive to be at the top. Buying a Tornado, I have paid nearly a third of the price for a boat that is 2 foot longer, 2 foot wider, 25kg lighter, better built, larger sail area, a lot more refined to sail and faster. I only plan to enjoy club racing now with the odd regatta, possibly a Worlds here and there. We have a lot of good T’s sitting in storage around Australia. We are locating them and getting them into the hands of active sailors. Other owners who have put sailing off for a while due to personal and work reasons, are dusting their boats off as we speak and are looking forward to hitting the water again. The T is great bang for buck racing. It is a more rewarding sailing experience than most other cats out there. The T is making a comeback in Oz
  19. 6 points
    Fucking Great Race. Top 3 all won in my book. They can run these boats around again as far as I'm concerned. Can't imagine a better result.
  20. 6 points
    Lateral separation AKZO->MAPF now 8 nm. AIS almost in play, and soon to be in the same wind and course. Nice work by Vila on reducing the leverage. Great racing. And the insiders can now leave their fate in the hands of the weather. If it doesn’t work out, it was the weather gods. If it works, Pascal can be credited with supernatural insight.
  21. 6 points
    It's actually the J1 (note the hanks). See the previous Raw Content video from MAPFRE: Side note: I know all the sailors have been talking about how this leg is like a 3-day in-port race, with the midnight sun and the constant transitions and maneuvers. But I have to say: The OBRs haven't been getting much sleep either. They're uploading new videos pretty much *constantly*. And me with my promise to try to keep them tagged and described in real-time on this leg, I've been super busy. :-) Edit: Oh look. Another video to tag. AAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!! Also: Can you believe this split? Such an amazing conclusion.
  22. 6 points
    Weather routing part I Was busy for an hour just drawing all the exclusion zones. But hell, they are all in now. Just run the washing machine with GFS (0,25 degree resolution) + wave (FNMOC) + currents (BSH 6 nm resolution, 1 hr interval) for the 1915 UTC positions with 30 minute time steps. this was before the west - east split started in the fleet. The inshore route was a bit slower. Mapfre to win, but all boats to finish with 45 minutes. So a very very close finish, again. ETA a lot later than currently broadcasted, +/- 23 UTC or 01 CEST/local time. All boats take the samen entry point, in the Friesland TSS, so not inshore via the German Bight. See the second screenshot. I must say I have admiration for the guts of Pascal going inshore. The only boats going for that route atm are TTToP and SHK/SW it seems. It will be utter glory or utter defeat, and only one man to claim both. Btw. As soon as the boats are below 56 north I can use the detailed HIRLAM weather model from the KNMI, our Dutch meteorological institute. A whopping 2,5 km x 2,5 km resolution. So a factor 10 more detailed then I have used up to now. To be continued soon.
  23. 6 points
    3 Hours Ago Update from OBR Sam Greenfield onboard Team Brunel: We snapped the padeye off the forward pole and had to slow down so that Kyle and Carlo could set up a replacement for about 45 minutes. Unfortunately it cost us miles, said kyle, about 1.4 on akzo and the rest of the fleet ahead. But now we're back into it. Current Conditions: 25kts TWS / 20kts BSPD / 98 TWA
  24. 6 points
    I came down for the fly-by in Aarhus today. Got some pretty nice footage, will probably share later. To be honest, before today I didn't like the harbour-sailing idea, but it was actually a very good experience, and the crowd surely enjoyed it. It can be argued that it is too much of a circus, since three boats are trying to settle the scores of an ocean race, but honestly who could have known that it would end up this way? It worked well, and I have never been to a sailing event where there were so many non-sailors with lovely stupid questions. Now that is something that I like.
  25. 6 points
    WHAT A BOAT!!! Been sailing time for many weeks now and today was the first time I went out in enough wind to foil. It was flat, 10-15. WHAT A BOAT!! Had so much fun playing around on the foils! The acceleration "off the line" is like nothing I've ever experienced!! Realized just how much lift the rear foil provides sailing downwind to beach with main foil up! There is so much to learn! This boat is just flat out FUN!

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