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  1. 11 points
    Those white northern Europeans don't want to immigrate to a shithole country where there is no universal healthcare and religious fanatics who are armed to the teeth.
  2. 10 points
    After careful consideration we've decided to take Zorro off the evening helm shift. His shenanigans proved costly last night. Reminder to self: Double-check course and close VR app before sliding device into pocket.
  3. 10 points
    Meanwhile, Annemieke tells how she felt about the rule 69 issue Her own opinion about it is all I care about, and she wasn't offended by the video, only by how people claimed that she must have been.
  4. 9 points
    I'd say Scally, being stone motherless, had nothing to lose by taking that chance... what other option did they really have..? They were match racing from behind... BTW.. I'm already reading the specublather by the keyboard yachties on how the rules should be amended at Honkers for not wearing PFD / tethers / PLB's and bumbags with jet packs to propel the crewman back to the boat or HQ depending on fuel capacity..... FAAAARRRK Beer and popcorn at the ready.. PS... Randumb must going out of his tiny mind with Witt in the lead...
  5. 8 points
    "Jus sayin" and "just asking questions" have pretty much become code for: "I am a total fuckwit and I'm using this phrase as an excuse to say something that will indelibly prove this"
  6. 8 points
    I honestly found the fact that none of the 'offended' people bothered to get in contact with Annamieke completely unbelievable. Dawn, Tracey, or any of the other people involved could easily have reached out to her to explain their position whilst the fleet was in Cape Town. I found that far more offensive than the video itself.
  7. 7 points
    Here are the standings for all three groups combined. Rank Group SA Name Boat Name DTL 1 A,B,C I Sail The Black Boat Thistle1678 0.0 2 A Magool Magool 43.9 3 A BlueMountainsYC shockwave11 56.9 4 C JeSa-SA JeSa 67.0 5 A Kapt'n Kirk prowler_1-SA 72.6 6 A Breitling Breitling_SA 73.8 7 A Lat21 Hamachi SA 85.0 8 A Tunnel Rat Mongrel 106.7 9 B Swamp Swamp Rat 109.9 10 B Gufmiester Gufmiester 165.1 11 B stufishing Stufishing_SA 178.4 12 A Gybe Turkey Gybe Turkey 180.6 13 A Your Mom Your Mom SA 205.4 14 B sailon2 jahmbo SA 211.9 15 B jacksparrow Malamute 213.9 16 C rolltak awkwardturtle 214.6 17 A The Actual Dave Davemw 217.9 18 A Vibroman Vibroman_SA 221.7 19 A prettyhatemachine prettyhatemachine 229.5 20 A Mike G Mike Ventura 237.3 21 B Milli Blitzquart 237.8 22 B Iluvitar 249.9 23 B Mr. Fixit Yodaman 253.4 24 B kea.nn kea.nn SA 254.9 25 B Shorthanded Shorty 258.4 26 B Alpina ColombaRacing 259.0 27 B stanlutz USA644RAVEN_SA 270.0 28 A Wet Hog WetHog-SA 279.1 29 B unplugged Dcarr 289.3 30 A Marty6 Cambodunum 290.0 31 A Golden Rose Golden Rose SA 291.9 32 B spadadua 295.8 33 B Rimike rider1982 300.9 34 B mkgsailor J2B2 301.4 35 A Mud Sailor Mudsailor SA 329.1 36 A Ozzy Ozzy 85 333.2 37 C Sambaopreis Sambaopreis 343.2 38 B N/A Walkaround 374.8 39 B GrandbendOnt 375.0 40 A Ranbow Spirit Ranbow Spirit II 381.6 41 B gary hschutz 407.5 42 B Tommmzzz tommmzzz 412.2 43 A Iced Tea rule69 413.2 44 A From The Rail A-Squared 413.8 45 B EquusAsinusDomesticus ON9270 424.8 46 A Hike, Bitches HikeBitches 440.7 47 A daan62 hutspot77 445.1 48 A Driftwood Me Rongo Rekohu SA 480.6 49 A briar Wing it 514.5 50 A HKG1203 HKG1203 536.1 51 B cg_ 612.6 52 C Vin Divided Sky 612.7 53 B RunSampRun Samsonite SA 752.7 54 B CaptainSENer CaptainSENer 864.7 55 B hmsmweasel Stay Thirsty M 43 1306.7
  8. 7 points
    Let's be honest. I think you are a shithole. This is a personal opinion, and nothing more. I care about American values and traditions. I care about equal treatment under the law. I care that my wife was born in (shithole) Vietnam with her 10 brothers and sisters and that they came off food stamps despite having "no skills" and ALL went to college. They are now are doctors, engineers and pharmacists, paying back a thousandfold their indebtedness to America with cheerful, diligent effort. America in some way met national obligations incurred by that spasm of violence and enabled her to leave the day Saigon fell. I care that you and your ilk would denigrate America's proud history and difficult days and sell it for momentary political advantage. You are disappointing. Go find some morals and some patriotism, then come back and chat. I like immigrants more than I like you and other deplorable Americans.
  9. 6 points
    It's Team Magool at the head of fleet on Tuesday, as strange feelings challenge the leading skipper... Hell-bent on arriving in Hong Kong as heroes, Team Magool has maintained their tenuous lead of ~35 miles over closest rivals in the Western fleet Team Breitling_SA and Prowler_1-SA Racing as the action reaches fever pitch. With the Eastern boats now hitting headwinds Team Magool find themselves atop the Sailing Anarchy VR leg 4 leader board. “It's a new experience for us but it's a good one,” Team Magool skipper Andrew "Auto" Pilot said. “We've only got 500 miles to go, so we're looking ok. We're in a pretty strong position, and we're going to get further ahead at the moment. The weather pattern suits us but the others are going to fall out of it. I expect us to extend our lead.” Pilot revealed the main threat to their impending victory was not from the other crews but from the strange feeling they have been getting around every 3 hours to change course and do something silly. His crew is not to worried about the head-on seas of up to four metres, with boat speeds of more than 20 knots, "the crew is waterproof by design and the Navigator only gets wet when he takes a shower" he said. The 56 strong international fleet celebrated two weeks at sea since leaving Melbourne with optimal conditions – the north-easterly trade winds continue to fire them towards the finish. “We've just got try not to break the boat, or lose our internet connection and hit an island” he added. “Providing we can keep the boat in one piece, and the navigator sober, we're going to have a nice lead going into Hong Kong. We're really looking forward to it.” Leg 4 – Position Report – Tuesday 16 January (Day 15) – 13:00 UTC (credit to Will Carson http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/news/10817_SHK-Scallywag-battle-the-elements-to-hold-lead.html )
  10. 6 points
    Well I'm enjoying my time in the lead :-D For however long it lasts! Bouncing off another weather system to keep a good angle for a while longer. Of course you're rank only counts at the finish line but it is fun to make your own road!
  11. 6 points
    Many have posted here including myself that Libby had no option but to cut the corner and Scallylucky themselves even admitting they got lucky when actual and forecast didn't align. However maybe we are not giving her enough credit and Witt for making that call. I should preface this by saying that Witt has form going back a long time for not putting a lot of weight in routing. He has prefered to first point it up the arse of those in front and then try and grind them down and if that doesn't work take a flyer that more times than not fails. Being on their 3rd Navigator now may say something in that regard, either way. Warrington is the only one with experience in this route having done an Osaka and winning I would presume his thoughts would not have involved cutting the corner. So for Libby the easy decision would have been follow the leader and hope for some compression and get a respectible time, albeit last. A case in point is Xabi has reduced his delta to all but Scally by around 25% doing exactly that. Libby would have pointed out the pros and cons of doing that versus cutting the corner where there was a risk their arrival time in HK could be very very horrible in comparison or maybe they might get rewarded. There was no forecasts available at that juncture to support a reward. The fact they chose that option took a lot of guts from both Libby and Witt. Hats off to them, they deserve something out of it for giving it a go.
  12. 6 points
    Are you retarded? First priority is saving life. Engine is pretty much must have for MOB.
  13. 6 points
    Everything you said is cool. Everything you said is flat against the Republican platform. In rural conservative areas it would be enough to make you a presumed tinfoil hat salesman. If you also want to balance the budget and aren’t eager for a new war, what makes you call yourself a Republican? I think he's just a bit behind the times. A lot of people used to call themselves "conservative" based on a preference for a strong national defense, a rational tax & budget system..... nowadays American conservatives just are required to hate-hate-hate liberals. Hate them bitterly and with such a brainless spite that the destruction of the country is preferable to any semblance of success for any liberal. In 2016 the "conservatives" in the US decided it was better to let Donald Trump shit on their heads, just so all the libby-rulls would have to smell it. And of course, the racists among them love him for his personality, too. -DSK
  14. 6 points
    Actually, anyone that takes politics so seriously that they refuse to live somewhere because it is too whatever is taking politics wayyyyyyy to seriously. Jack mad me laugh and I agree with him though I don't have the time to put it so eloquently. Good show.
  15. 6 points
    OK, simple technical component. The boats carry a type B AIS transponder. The transmitter power of these is too low to be picked up by the sat systems. Proper ships carry type A, which can usually be picked up. So, sadly, no - you can't track the fleet with AIS except when they are in range of shore based stations. If it were possible there are a number of us here who would be quite happy to purchase a subscription and make the data available for the non official trackers. There is zero chance they would use a clandestine sat link. That would need another sat system on the boat. You can't just add another channel to the existing Inmarsat system - that is under VOR control, and Inmarsat are a sponsor - they would hardly be going to turn a blind eye. Maybe you could smuggle an Iridium handset onto the boat, but in the end something as overtly cheating as this would not be smart - you would get caught. It would not just be a bad day for the team to be caught, but a pretty short trip to a Rule 69 hearing. Such cheating is career limiting. Consequences would make the result of a few handfuls of lead shot in the wrong place look like a slap on the wrist and a stern talking to.
  16. 6 points
    If you think I protest too much, well that is your opinion. I am just saying that people are reading too much into it, and giving you more information. I don;t have to, and I am rarely here to defend anything, you have your opinion and I have mine...mine just comes from a position of more information than yours, and so was willing to share that info..
  17. 6 points
    Good Live! Relieved to hear Charlie explain that his firstborn is on the mend after the oh so familiar panic of a new parents’ worry over a hospitalized newborn (bacterial pneumonia). Great unintended consequence is hearing Charlie analyze the race. His expert perspective aces other opinions so far. E.g., that he felt, then, that VS11 would be better in the centre of the East-West pack. As suspected, even he can't tell whether East or west is best. So, sad but glad we got a chance to hear his take on the doldrums and more. Imagine he was glad to see the latest sked I even think his media coaching last leg helped . . . he actually broke form and laughed in public over the irony that the trophies noted by an "Ask Charlie" question belonged to his wife's marathon racing, and the sailboat in the background was decorative, not a trophy. To be fair, he did say his two VOR leg win were his most prized. Had expected a VS11 infomercial, but found more respect for his campaign by the end of his comments, thanks to some pretty good questions and guidance. He didn't fawn over heroes and mentors, but decently credited Mike Sanderson, Ian Walker and especially Knut Frostad for their help. Nor did he duck the tough question about comparing skipper styles in Xabi and Charles (leaders like Xabi have the respect of their crews, not whether they are helming or trimming). He even answered the impossible VS11 game contest challenge--predict the date and time when VS11 will be 2000nm from Hong Kong--by reasoning that working backward from his flight to HK next Tuesday to predict VS11 will be at the 2000nm line at 11pm on the 14th, UTC. Some caveats made of course, but he showed he could reason out a snap call that didn't seem prepped. His comments on light air trim seemed fairly standard (get the transom out), as did his answer about changing the VO65: keep it robust, even if it suffers in the light, because that has made the racing so great so far. Agree.
  18. 5 points
    Well one things for almost certain, we’re unlikely to ever hear from the new race management team.
  19. 5 points
    One the subject of high vis clothing for sailing, something that really got me annoyed about Zhik was the almost total lack of any colours other than grey and black for a huge part of their range. Now I really love my Zhik trap harness, but at the time I bought it, they didn't even make a PFD in any safety colours at all. Indeed it was apparent that if you were (at the time) fully outfitted in their gear you would not pass the regulations for safety clothing. They have barely got any better. An enormous amount of their gear is still not available in anything but what amounts to camouflage colours for water sports. Overall the entire effort seems to be some form of fashion statement. Extreme sportsmen don't need no stinkin' safety. Bollocks. Even for round the cans stuff there are times when the rescue boat guys are your best friend, and you want to talk to them about what they think of black or grey clothing. Pretty much our entire fleet are Ronstan clothing users. Nice bright red. No frills, gets the job done right. They problem on Skallywag was of course a compounding set of mistakes. They always are. The Swiss cheese model of accidents. The poor safety culture exhibited on board exemplified this. Youth and inexperience is an explanation, but not an excuse. The same accident in pre-GPS days would very likely have been fatal. That the MOB button was hit pretty much as the incident happened allowed them to navigate straight back to where he went in. Within visual range, despite the black clothing. If he had gone in when no-one was looking in his direction the MOB button might have been hit so much later that recovery became a totally different question. They would have had to carefully retrace their precise path, which would have meant furling everything, and motoring back along it. Seven minutes could have turned into half an hour, or worse. I have done safety stuff for real in software systems, and used to teach it at university level. The failures in so many situations that result in fatalities come down to a set of mistakes that all line up to form a bad day, and at least one of those holes is always a lack of safety culture. In almost every industry the regulations for safety are written in the blood of those who found the holes in the rules.
  20. 5 points
    Boy, you seem really wound up about the politics of every place. Maybe rather than complaining, you could run for some kind of office to try and actually change the system. Regardless, I've taken into account your stated preferences and highlighted the possible states in Red on this map: Miami has incredible sailing but there's lots of brown people there who would likely upset your conservative sensibilities, so that's out. Charleston might be the go, but it's a city with a well educated population so probably too liberal for you. MS and AL have nice access to the water, but you mentioned wanting to get a good job so that's out. New Orleans is an interesting thought, but FEMA helped that city out after Katrina so it probably reeks too much of big government to you. Plus, with the sea level rising it might not be a nice place to be in a deca.... oh wait... sorry... "there's no such thing as global warming." Alaska is probably your best bet. Polar bears are white, it has access to the water, and you can take your conservative values far away from the rest of us. Plus it's cold there so you can hang out with the rest of your elk who look out the window, see snow, and claim that Obama lied to us about global warming while stealing our guns. Fuck off.
  21. 5 points
    27.10 While Racing on a Leg: (a) All Sat-phone communications on and off the boat are monitored by Race Control. Participants shall supply the name of the caller or person called and the purpose of a call if requested by Race Control. (b) Only one team mobile phone with a SIM card inserted may be onboard after the Boat departs the dock on Leg start day, the mobile phone number shall be provided to race control. (c) Prior to Racing the mobile phone shall be sealed in the plastic container provided by the OA and shall remain sealed while Racing. The seal shall be photographed applied over at least two of the cases latches and transmitted to race control within four hours of the Leg start. (d) iPad’s, tablet PCs, mobile phones or similar devices capable of using SIM cards or similar shall have the SIM cards removed and the aperture will be sealed prior to the Boat leaving the dock by a member of the RC or an equipment inspector. (e) When the communication is through an internal modem or similar the modem shall be permanently disabled.
  22. 5 points
    That's probably what I'm enjoying the most on this leg: passing by some rock in the middle of nowhere, wondering what the heck it is and spending 1/2 hour google mapping the place and looking at all the pictures! Who said armchair traveling was lame! I'm a happy laptop tourist - to a fault, actually. I crashed into one of the Kangean Islands today, North of Bali, while I was happily reading reviews of the place! <facepalm> Now I'm typing 'El Nido' in Palawan and going 'ooh, aah'...
  23. 5 points
    Agree. On the Live this morning Niall said it takes a great deal of human power to make the tracker live. That was really confusing. Human power? thought that was what computers were for. A macro to average 60s of data coming in every 10 seconds should not need human power. If nothing else, just dump the lat/longs into the AIS network and let vessel finder and marine traffic.com handle the live data. If the VOR has someone typing lat/logs into the spreadsheet, that would be hilarious. Hell--I'd bet if Chasm, Volodia, forss and others had public access to that data stream and they'd have it up and showing faster than Niall could explain why it takes so much 'human power' Obviously, we're not getting the whole story.
  24. 5 points
  25. 5 points
    Leg 4, Melbourne to Hong Kong, day 09 on board MAPFRE, Pablo Arrarte steering while Akzonobel is 30 meters in our back. 10 January, 2018.
  26. 5 points
  27. 5 points
    As a former deputy US Marshal, all I can say is don't pull a weapon out unless you intend to use it. Once you show a weapon, you have instantly upped the ante to life-or-death for everyone present. If you try to wave it around as a threat, you are in serious trouble - or worse.
  28. 4 points
    Oh, and by the way Doug, Fastyacht happens to be a professional Naval Architect and engineer currently employed in the field. So don't dis his fucking math skills. Peoples lives depend on him getting this shit right, and he can be held liable for mistakes. Tat was a dick thing to say. SHC
  29. 4 points
    Well I had one last card to play getting around a weather system, didn't want to tipp my hand to the small crowd nearby. That being said the latest forecast is all upwind from where we are, maybe crack off a bit near the finish. I only see losses in my future, but what a ride! -The Thistle
  30. 4 points
    With group C added. wpbeardsley and rolltak, let me know if you want me to add you in the next update...or anyone else that might be interested. 1 A,B,C I Sail The Black Boat Thistle1678 0.00 2 A BlueMountainsYC shockwave11 63.80 3 C JeSa-SA JeSa 71.90 4 A Magool Magool 408.30 5 A Breitling Breitling_SA 431.90 6 A Kapt'n Kirk prowler_1-SA 433.90 7 A Lat21 Hamachi SA 438.80 8 A Tunnel Rat Mongrel 448.70 9 B Swamp Swamp Rat 458.50 10 B Gufmiester Gufmiester 488.90 11 B stufishing Stufishing_SA 518.50 12 A Your Mom Your Mom SA 520.00 13 A Gybe Turkey Gybe Turkey 521.70 14 A Mike G Mike Ventura 538.10 15 B sailon2 jahmbo SA 539.30 16 B jacksparrow Malamute 541.10 17 B Milli Blitzquart 542.50 18 A Vibroman Vibroman_SA 544.60 19 A The Actual Dave Davemw 549.10 20 A Wet Hog WetHog-SA 554.60 21 B Iluvitar 555.00 22 A prettyhatemachine prettyhatemachine 555.60 23 B stanlutz USA644RAVEN_SA 561.00 24 B Shorthanded Shorty 561.50 25 B Mr. Fixit Yodaman 572.20 26 B kea.nn kea.nn SA 572.80 27 B Alpina ColombaRacing 577.80 28 A Golden Rose Golden Rose SA 583.40 29 B Rimike rider1982 588.40 30 A Mud Sailor Mudsailor SA 590.90 31 B spadadua 596.10 32 B unplugged Dcarr 602.60 33 A Marty6 Cambodunum 604.00 34 B mkgsailor J2B2 613.70 35 A Ozzy Ozzy 85 618.40 36 B Tommmzzz tommmzzz 632.30 37 A Iced Tea rule69 656.30 38 A Ranbow Spirit Ranbow Spirit II 661.90 39 B GrandbendOnt 666.00 40 B EquusAsinusDomesticus ON9270 667.50 41 B N/A Walkaround 671.40 42 A daan62 hutspot77 677.30 43 A From The Rail A-Squared 678.80 44 A Hike, Bitches HikeBitches 695.60 45 B gary hschutz 699.80 46 A Driftwood Me Rongo Rekohu SA 712.50 47 A HKG1203 HKG1203 715.80 48 A briar Wing it 765.90 49 C Vin Divided Sky 817.10 50 B cg_ 829.60 51 B RunSampRun Samsonite SA 835.70 52 B CaptainSENer CaptainSENer 1057.60 53 B hmsmweasel Stay Thirsty M 43 1098.40
  31. 4 points
    When they go out to the strip clubs
  32. 4 points
    Scally win: Good for the City (They've invested millions in the stopover) Good for the Scally team morale. Good for the VOR (points and story) Good for women in the sport (and female nav's) And good for Aussie sailors!
  33. 4 points
    They've suffered both, naturally. They were a Lap behind when it came to knowing the boat. On their 3rd Nav. The lead boats had one option from where they were. Get N/NE. Scally was able to realize another option. And then the models changed. North didn't pan out. A bit of luck and a lot of grit.
  34. 4 points
    Given he has taken it down, perhaps those who quoted it could remove the quoted text as well.
  35. 4 points
    Nobody wears that during daylight in these conditions. Most don't even wear a t-shirt. He'll wake up screaming in the future.....having nightmares about this.
  36. 4 points
    Oh well, gotta enjoy people who dare. Myself, I stay away from making predictions, to avoid looking stupid. But that makes me dull and Jack more interesting, so no need to go at it. I always love it when the underdog wins, and in this case they are a serious underdog. Of course I have other reasons but they are such an underdog I'd still love it if they win this leg.
  37. 4 points
    No matter the outcome I'll always respect Xabi as a leader. Recovers. Ideitifies the facts at play and gets on with it. No skipper by the bow alone moaning to the camera.
  38. 4 points
    This boat is the nautical equivalent to a 1977 Cadillac eldorado convertible.....it's awesome if your buddy owns it, but you're happy as fuck that it isn't yours....glad they saved it!
  39. 4 points
    Cannot comment. I live in a "shithole" country where President's Day is an embarrassment. Thank god MLK Day is just around the corner. At least there was someone here we can be proud of. That being said... Go Dong!
  40. 4 points
    What a difference a day makes- or even 16 hours with a cloud. From this, with similar north and only a little East-West separation: to this, with some 80nm of north-south separation, in just 16 hours : And this sums it up:
  41. 4 points
    Please keep sharing. It's very much appreciated, and (with a few exceptions) I think most of those following the discussion here know perfectly well whose comments are insightful and well-informed vs. who's just talking to hear themselves talk.
  42. 4 points
  43. 4 points
    I am not downplaying Brian's contribution, I am saying that the team are improving by more than just the addition of him. I mentioned Dee's history with him to give background. No, I am not on the boat right now, but I probably have more comms with it than most. If you don't want to pay attention to knowledge based insight then that is your choice, but claiming I am protesting too much is just wrong.
  44. 4 points
    Nico and Brian are on board for the next leg. Martin taking a break. Yes, Brian has brought a different dimension, but the team have been moving themselves forward quite dramatically since the start of the race, so it is by no means all down to him. Dee was very clear before the start that if they could stop the losses during the day 3-4 of the leg then they would be in the hunt, and that was when the broke East with DFRT. I am 100% certain that some of the youngsters are stars of the future. Brian is probably more involved on deck, but don't think that the team being closer to the leaders is all down to him. He is a very similar character to Nico, but Nico is a bit quieter, and therefore the OBRs get more from Brian. Dee and Brian have done a lot of sailing together; Transat Jaques Varbres, Fastnet, MOD70s, so there is a stronger relationship there naturally. Overall has he brought more to the performance, sure, but not quite as much as some here are making out.
  45. 4 points
    There's always Mistress 1.0. It's in beta - always is, and seems to be vaporware for most users who claim to be in the test user group - but I understand it's got a lot of the same utility as Wife 2.0 and Girlfriend 1.8, but only around 20% of the resource demands, with much lower long term overhead and maintenance, and an easy to use back door for an ambitious developer. Users say it is tons of fun, in small doses, but the app destabilizes over time and you may have to re-install different versions every so often. But I wouldn't know, haven't tried it, I'm afraid of the bugs reported by some earlier users. If you do go that way, consider running it in some sort of remote virtual machine sandbox, like NextTownOver2.4, or maybe loading the ultra-secure encrypted darknet version of Mistress, SomeOtherDudesWife1.0. I recommend against running any version of Mistress simultaneously with any version of Wife in the same environment. Despite outlandish claims to the contrary, very few people have gotten that arrangement to work properly. It may start okay but the system loses stability pretty quickly. Simultaneous use of both apps in the same environment also tends to result in Wife versioning problems, sudden crashes, and a host operating system that is restricted to RightHand 5.0.
  46. 4 points
    Upgrading wives is expensive and time consuming. If Wife 2.0 doesn't work out, I'm deleting the app and will just run Girlfriend 1.8. The upgrades are cheaper, simpler and the EULA isn't nearly as restricting.
  47. 4 points
    http://www.yachtsandyachting.co.uk/articles/volvo-ocean-race-video-rule-69-annemieke-bes-weighs/ In her words: “I’ve done a shit-load of offshore sailing in mixed fleets. The Breakfast Show video didn’t cause me any discomfort. I thought the actors were not that good and it was more like a boat joke and some people really loved it and some people didn’t like it. Volvo is pushing for more footage from the boat and this is what went online. “I watched it again in Cape Town and still I don’t see any issue about it. Some people do, and I think we must respect them of course but it is surprising me that people from outside can initiate a Rule 69 protest. “What actually offended me was the suggestion that went out that I was sexually harassed. They never checked with me if that is true. “It really was a tremendous distraction for our team and everyone shoreside who was involved with our team, you have to take a Rule 69 hearing seriously as it really puts at risk what has already been achieved. All the people we spoke to in Cape Town were behind us. Common sense prevailed, and the Rule 69 protest was dismissed.
  48. 4 points
    Woo! I'm all caught up! It might partly have been the adrenaline rush of clearing the backlog of videos, but I "favorited" 7 out of the last 8. I'm usually pretty bored by the doldrums stuff, but there have been a lot of amazing images and brilliant storytelling by the OBRs in the last few days.
  49. 4 points
    Changed default view to GFS model https://gis.ee/vor/
  50. 4 points
    Wouldn't be surprised if Franck stays on for the rest of the race. He seems to be hungry for more...