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    Coolboats to admire

    Very nice, Mr. City!
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Fashion Police should always be ignored! One might add Grammer Police to that list as well...
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Roman Pilliard is between the Canary Islands and Cape Verde, and is more than 2000-miles from the arrival in Guadeloupe after 12-days of racing. I am pulling for Pillard for several reasons: 1) He bought a well out-of-date boat and has given it a second life. 2) He's doing a whole lot better than I think I would do if someone put me on this huge thing!
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Francis Joyon, François Gabart, and Armel Le Cléac’h (I saw a pic of Le Cléac’h wearing either crocs or a croc like shoe.) I performed a VERY fast web search but didn't see the pics I saw of Gabart or Le Cléac’h that I remember seeing with crocs. François Gabart interview: Q. Are you happy about the technical choices in Macif’s cockpit, with this completely protected cabin? A. François Gabart: “One thing I definitely do not regret is the deck plan and the cockpit. You really need to be protected in the weather I’m sailing in. At the start of the 24-hour record, I was wearing crocs and shorts at 40 knots!
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    classic movies

    Tarzan with Johnny Weissmuller. As a swimmer, Weissmuller won five Olympic gold medals and one bronze medal before going into acting! * Tarzan the Ape Man (1932) * Tarzan Finds a Mate (1934) * Tarzan Escapes (1936) * Tarzan Finds a Son (1939) * Tarzan's Secret Treasure (1941) * Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942) Note: This movie has a great scene of Tarzan jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge! An interesting aside: Johnny Weissmuller was born just 48-miles from Bela Lugosi's birthplace in the Kingdom of Hungry. This region is now in Romania!
  6. For the guitar aficionados on this forum, today, I am listening to my favorite acoustical guitarist Sandy Bull - Blend
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    Ultime / G-Class Development

    The Brest Oceans Around the world the ultim in question? The Route du Rhum is not over but it is already mentioned a postponement of @BrestOceans! Lorient - Bermuda - Lorient? http://sport24.lefigaro.fr/voile/route-du-rhum/actualites/le-tour-du-monde-des-ultimes-remis-en-question-933380 MACHINE TRANSLATION After the damage of the Route du Rhum, the trimarans flying wonder. Their race around the planet, in a year, could be shifted. At Pointe-à-Pitre. Moored at the pontoon of the down-du-Fort marina, Macif licks his wounds. A foil disappeared, a saffron ' shote net ", J3 cylinder (small sail to front) snatch: the François Gabart trimaran suffered between Saint-Malo and Pointe-à-Pitre. The Route du rhum barely finished 2018, another race has already begun to refurbish the boat. "Ithere at least for five months," said Thomas Norman, responsible of the technical team Macif. There is a schedule for next year, but avoid rushing to repair. We must first learn the lessons of this race.» Even if the punch was probably a bitter taste for Gabart, wearing on the pole by Idec Sport and Francis Joyon in a finish of legend, there is consolation saying that his boat arrived around. This isn't the case of his playmates, Sébastien Josse and Armel Le Cléac ' h, skippers of two other ultimate wheels. The first has seen forward of the starboard float of Edmond de Rothschild ripped from the first night, it was race in mind in a Bay of Biscay muscular. The second capsized off the coast of the Azores, probably because of the breakdown of her port float. The trimaran of Josse returned to Lorient on Wednesday. One of Le Cléac ' h is under tow to the Iberian Peninsula. " It is in bad condition after spending a week in a sea cross with parts that hit one against the other ," says Vincent Lauriot-Prévost, the architect of Bank Populaire IX. Launched a year ago, the trimaran from 32 meters (for 23 wide) already got on the roof twice this year. Two times too many. The Maxi Edmond de Rothschild is back to @LorientAgglo. "A big thank you to all the team have worked for we can quickly bring it back to its base. Place the site' @SebJosse end #RDR2018pic.twitter.com/cuZKdKRlL7 -GitanaTeam (@GitanaTeam) November 14, 2018 This series of serious accidents in the ultimate - the Sodebo of Thomas Coville, oldest, also known a damage (crack at the level of a link arms) before resuming the race - cringe among some observers. "Ithere's no questioning going on around these new boats that looks a lot like the old, sweeping Lauriot-Prévost, boss of the firm VPLP. There are few differences between one cedi Sport launched in 2006 and Macif (baptized in 2015 and modified to fly in 2018). It's their way of navigation which is different. And learning of it takes time. » «It is still too early to tell if there is delay or not» Emmanuel Bachellerie Problem, the teams haven't much in front of them. The first edition of Brest Oceans, new race around the world solo, should soar on 29 December 2019. While Banque Populaire, major actor of sailing in France for soon 30 years and pillar of the ultimate class, lives of the difficult times, the idea of a postponement of the race runs on the pontoons. " The question is nothing abnormal, recognizes Emmanuel Bachellerie, CEO of the SAS Brest Ultim Sailing, organizer of the future around the world." But it is still too early to say if there is delay or not. "A decision will be announced on December 8. Brest Oceans table on ' 4 to 6 boats ' at the start of his race. Capable of flying at more than 40 knots through their foils on a flat sea, these jewels of technology to more than 10 million euros, and " not to put all hands " according to Michel Desjoyeaux, suffered in contact with the swell of a Bay of Biscay Rep e case-boats. Rum 2018 finally served as crash-test giant shells still fresh. " Is not a surprise if major damage are the two new (Edmond de Rothshild and Banque Populaire). They have faced for the first time in this type of weather, analyzes Vincent Lauriot-Prévost. And these are boats that have the most miles, Idec Sport and Macif, who passed. » Learning phase and fiber in the shells Before becoming a formidable machine to turn around the world and win sunbeds, Joyon - also designed by VPLP - boat had capsized off the coast of New Zealand in 2008 with Franck Cammas on its stand and suffered a new damage to float a year like s later. Macif, him, has already turned around the globe. But François Gabart indicated having met " most problems within 48 hours on this Route du rhum on all around the world last year . The new appendices of his trimaran (rudders, foils) gave. Evidence that everyone is still in the learning phase of these certainly air machines but who are not immune to the planted violent. «" Think we will turn around the world with two dry shells is not reasonable", warns Vincent Lauriot-Prévost. Used to measure in real-time the efforts incurred by appendices, fiber optics could become widespread in the floats in the image of the America's Cup boats, "pour be alerted when it is close to the limit . Cutting-edge technology to couple to the old recipes of the Offshore Racing: know slow down or lie down the road to avoid minefields. And not lose his wings.
  8. Akira (Joe) Yamanaka and the Flower Travellin' Band - Satori Part IV
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    This is a photo of Lalou Roucayrol sitting on top of his capsized Multi50 Arkema. It is interesting that a photo of Arkema has been published so quickly, but I have yet to see a photo of Banque Populaire IX since she went belly up. BP must be in really bad shape. Is BP IX possibly a total right off?
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Anne died one year to the day after she sailed her Trimaran ANEO to victory in the Rhum category in the 2014 Route du Rhum. Anne Caseneuve sailed the race knowing she was sick!
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    From Banque Populaire website... MACHINE TRANSLATION Since the damage that led to the trimaran's capsize last week, the insurer and the People's bank Team have worked hard to set up a recovery mission despite the extremely adverse weather conditions. A ship arrived on the area at the beginning of the week and was able to tow the boat which is very damaged. The return to shore is going to be a long and difficult time with unfavourable weather that could continue to degrade the trimaran.
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    MACHINE TRANSLATION (Bing) Two unsuccessful attempts Then, the saint-politain skipper returned home in Brittany, reunited with his family. Of course, since the capsize, which occurred under sustained conditions (winds of 30-35 knots, 5 metre waves), the Team Banque Populaire is activated to mount a recovery from the platform. The second after the first tumbling in April last to off the Moroccan coast in a convoy to the Mediterranean. However, the operation of towing up to Casablanca and repatriation by cargo to Lorient, was smoothly carried out by Ronan Lucas, Director of the Team Banque Populaire, as, this time, the obstacles have accumulated. First of all, because the trimaran is very far from the coast, roughly between the Portugal and the Azores, or 430 miles (790 km) off the coast. Then, because he stayed long in a very rough sea. Finally, because we don't get a tug like this, snapping his fingers. Of according to our information, the team of Armel Le Cléac ' h has managed to find a Portuguese tug but the first two attempts of towing, last week, ended in failure. Adrien Hardy on board Recently, the tug, on Board of which lies Adrien Hardy (Editor's Note: winner of the last Transat Ag2r - La Mondiale with Thomas Ruyant), known for its ability to go rescue boats in distress, was able to pass a trailer. Towing is done at very low speed for one simple reason: the trimaran would be in very poor condition. And according to the conditions weather expected over the area in the coming days, the structure could still suffer more by its arrival in a port, most likely to the Portugal. But for the Team Banque Populaire, is, of course, not letting the boat adrift in the middle of the Atlantic. Because it represents a danger to navigation. In this regard, the Route du Rhum race management communicates permanently with loners who arrive on area but also with other ships that cross in the area. Also the fact that the sea is not a trash can and should be always retrieve what may be, the shipowner and the insurer wanted to avoid taking to sea. This maritime Act which is to take in tow a boat left adrift and request up to 30% of its initial value. A trimaran as this one costs about EUR 12 million...
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    The Dragon bares her teeth in an Atlantic gale Ever wondered what it would really be like to sail a Class40 in a mid-Atlantic blow? At night? Read on to get a full blast of it – blood, sweat but no tears – from Michael Hennessey, the 52-year-old American skipper of Dragon currently in 11th place. https://www.routedurhum.com/en/news/962
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    Ancestry DNA

    While working at a software company in the 1990's, during a meeting, one of the managers stated that someday, when a person was walking by a pizza joint, they would get an ad on their phone from that place. Everyone else at the meeting was horrified at the thought of being tracked like that. Today the younger generation would be pissed if they didn't get a discount text or notice for the pizza.
  15. Unless this is your view while driving, I wouldn't worry about the need for tin foil.