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  1. The 2018 Golden Globe Race starts on July 1st in Les Slables D'Olonne. The race is expected to take up to nine-months for the winner to cross the finish line. The number of entrants for the Race is limited to 30. The 19 provisionally registered and paid-up entrants have a remarkable range of backgrounds and sailing experience. Professional sailors and adventurers dominate but they also include an engineer, foreign exchange trader, hydrographer, pilot, tailor and university lecturer. All have considerable short – and single-handed sailing experience, one having logged five solo circumnavigations. 19 sailors from 13 countries: France (4), Britain (3), Australia (2), and one each from Estonia, Finland, Ireland, India, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Palestine, Russia and USA. Their average age is 47. The youngest is 28; the oldest, 72. More are looking to announce their entries before the start from Les Sables d’Olonne on July 1, 2018, but they and their boats must first meet the strict entry conditions, which include 8,000 sailing miles and 2,000 miles solo. SKIPPERS http://goldengloberace.com/skippers-provisional Note: All skippers are listed as provisional until the race starts. LIVE TRACKER goldengloberace.com/livetracker Website http://goldengloberace.com Facebook https://www.facebook.com/goldengloberace Twitter https://twitter.com/ggr2018official YouTube https://www.youtube.com/goldengloberace SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/goldengloberace Instagram https://www.instagram.com/goldengloberace And with a nod to safety and to Donald Crowhurst: SATELLITE TRACKING There are two prizes: DISQUALIFIED OR NOT
  2. Sadly, for the land speed record fans, the Bloodhound SSC project has closed down. The car itself (minus jet engine and rocket motor can be yours for about £250,000 ($313,623 at current exchange rates). They needed an additional £25 million ($32 million) of additional funding to keep the project going, but were unable to find a backer. I am not sure if the steerng wheel designed and built with bleeding-edge techknowlogy goes with the car. https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/the-bloodhound-ssc-land-speed-record-project-is-dead/ar-BBOzE7D The Bloodhound SSC car is a hybred jet/rocket car, with the jet pushing the car from the start and the rocket being used to push the car to the 1,000 MPH mark. Bloodhound then went grandiose! The Bloodhound SSC project was formed n 2008, and they quickly moved beyond the design and running of the car, and their focus went to teaching kids and adults about the wonders of enginering. Nice thought, but the focus should have been on the car! They were initially to run the car and attempt the 800MPH record in 2014! After years of design work, and at a cost on many, many millions of British Pounds, they finally ran the car on jet engine only and achived a whopping 210 MPH! Multiple years were spent just locating and clearing a track to run the car for the LSRecord. The Hakskeen Pan in South Africa was finally selected and the track was then Laser Scanned and cleared by hand of any rocks. Not satisfied with having a track, Bloodhound decided to Live-Stream the runs on the Internet to the world, and they built WiFi towers and put in place much of the necessary equipment for this idea. Building the car got lost in process and the focus became engineering and technology. Talk about delusions of grandeur! This will only hurt anyone else trying to find funding to build a LSR car. This leaves Rosco Mcglashan as the only person I know of that is building a car to break the World Land Speed Record. AussieInvader.com
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    Random PicThread

    You shouldn't post that picture without also posting this one...
  4. Until the past few weeks, I previously had no problem at all posting links, pics, and saving posts. Now suddenly, I am having real problems inserting pics, links, and saving posts. I can no longer insert an image, but I can link to one. I now get an "Upload Failed" error no matter what image I try to upload. When trying to save a link, I open the link dialog box, then paste in the link. However, when I hit the Save button, the screen seems to freeze and I need to reload the page, and then click on the section to create a new post. link and my text reappear. Is anyone else having these problems? I have tried at least four, maybe five unrelated browsers and every one of them has the same issues. Has Sailing Anarchy suddenly taken a serious dislike to Linux operating systems? Posting now has become a real PITA!
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    Tattoos, Smoking and "Class"

    I guess this as good as any thread to post this in... Walmart Shoplifter https://nypost.com/2018/12/08/walmart-shoplifting-suspects-mugshot-is-a-thing-of-nightmares/ The mug shot of an Ohio woman with a spooky full face tattoo has gone viral following her shoplifting and drug arrest, according to reports. Alyssa Zebrasky, 27, was arrested last Wednesday for stealing a bag at a Boardman Township WalMart, Fox8 reported. During a search at the Mahoning County Jail, cops found bags of methamphetamine and a hypodermic needle, the outlet said. “I don’t see how she was caught. Maintaining a low profile and all . . . SMH,” one Facebook poster snarked after the arrest. Zebrasky has drastically altered her appearance in the past six years, transforming herself into a real-life Skeletor, social-media photos reveal. In the latest Mahoning County booking photo, Zebrasky sports a spider-web tattoo stretched across her forehead. Additional ink encircles her eyes, covers her nose and can be spotted on the sides of her face and on the skin above and below her lips. This is Zebrasky’s second brush with the law in recent weeks. She was collared in November after leading police on a brief car chase, according to the report. Note: I shop at Walmart and I never see anyone that looks even remotely odd...
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    The Zombie Fleet

    The Secret NYC Graveyard Where Ships Go To Die REACHING THE MARSHY spot on southwestern Staten Island where good boats go to die requires a car, sturdy footwear, and a willingness to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Though a sliver of the Arthur Kill ship graveyard is visible from the nearest road, the site’s full grandeur only becomes apparent once you sneak beyond the “No Trespassing” and “Beware of Dog” signs and hack through a miasma of seven-foot-tall reeds that stink of brine and guano. The thicket finally dead-ends at a colossal pile of junk: thousands of splintered beams of lumber mixed in with broken engine parts. Just beyond this debris field lie as many three dozen ghostly ships in various states of decay, abandoned decades ago in this isolated corner of New York City.To read the rast of this article, click the following link https://www.passagemaker.com/trawler-news/the-secret-nyc-graveyard-where-ships-go-to-die
  7. If I remember correctly, not certain of the exact age and dollar amounts, Virgin Fire was around the same age and was initially listed for about the same price. Years later I saw a listing for her and she was sold for around $85,000.
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    Gaff Rigs

    IVY GREEN (35 ft gaff Cutter)by Ed Burnett. Sadly, Ed Burnett died in 2015. http://www.sandemanyachtcompany.co.uk/yacht/342/ed-burnett-35-ft-gaff-cutter-2003
  9. During the 1980's and 1990's Rhode Island was one of the mecca's of singlehanded long distance racing. Not just in the USA, but in all the world. Solo sailers during that period that lived in Rhode Island included: * Mike Plant * Richard Konkolski * Guy Bernadin * Jean Pierre Mouligne Mike Plant and Guy Bernadin are dead, and I've lost contact with Richard Konkolski during the past 7/8-years or so... I do not know if Jean Pierre Mouligne still resides in RI, but he was there in 2011 and provided help to Francis Joyon when he moored his last tri during a hurricane after it capsized, was re-righted and was on it's way back to France.
  10. I just learned about this project today, a documentry about Mike Plant is being filmed. "Project Coyote is a documentary film that traces the daring path of American single-handed skipper, Mike Plant. When Plant went missing mid-Atlantic in 1992, the sailing world held its breath. After only five years of single-handed sailing, Plant logged over 100,000 miles at sea, twice set the American record for the fastest solo circumnavigation and was recognized as one of five skippers in history to complete three solo trips around the world." Project Coyote website http://www.projectcoyotemovie.com Project Coyote Facebok page Thrilled to announce cameras begin rolling this week on the eastern seaboard as we embark on the journey to share Mike's story with you. Humbled by the support we have received to get here.. inspired as we cross the starting line. https://www.facebook.com/pages/PROJECT-COYOTE/1026041180755830
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    Ultime / G-Class Development

    Gitana 17 bow section washes up in Cornwall The Maxi Edmond de Rothschild trimaran Gitana 17 lost a section of her starboard hull during the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe, and this bow section has washed up in Gunwalloe Fishing Cove, Cornwall. https://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/212841
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    Ultime / G-Class Development

    Ultimes: Brest Oceans (2019) UPDATE https://www.letelegramme.fr/voile/ultimes-la-course-brest-oceans-2019-reportee-05-12-2018-12152945.php MACHINE TRANSLATION It is now official: The Brest Oceans, a solo race around the world on maxi-Trimaran, which was scheduled to start on 29 December 2019, is postponed. The numerous damage and breakages that occurred during the rum Route do not allow skippers to be ready in time. On Monday, the skippers had gathered around a table in Lorient. To exchange on the damage but most likely to agree on the announcement of a postponement of the Brest Oceans. The press release fell the next day. "Significant damage has affected the trimarans of the ultimate class in the depressions that have, for part of them, blocked the route of Guadeloupe on Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 November last. These incidents promptly forced Brest Ultim Sailing, the organising authority of Brest Oceans, to interview all the stakeholders on the date of departure of the first round of the world, in race, solitary and multihull, of history. The nourished exchanges allowed to take into account the constraints of each of them and thus lead to a collective decision, serene and most shared by all, namely the postponement of Brest Oceans. A validated date at the end of January 2019 No other date has been set but the organizers and riders have announced that they will "validate a date taking into account all the items brought to their knowledge before the end of January 2019". Lorient-Bermuda-Lorient already... After the postponement of the Transat Lorient-Bermuda-Lorient, whose departure was scheduled on May 5, 2019, so it is the second race postponed for the finals who lost a competitor of size, Armel le Cléac'h, whose maxi-trimaran is totally destroyed after His capsize. Read about Records: Joyon turns to Asia As for Francis Joyon, winner of the 11th edition of the Rum Route, he chose to go on the field of records with a campaign in Asia in 2019-2020. Words Emmanuel (general manager of Brest Ultim Sailing): The nature of the events on the last Route of rum-Destination Guadeloupe has led to not evade anything. The postponement of Brest Oceans, which was scheduled to start on 29 December 2019, was the wisest decision to take. If we know that this race is out of standard, it is still held by unavoidable security contingencies which we feel are now too uncertain.
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    Favorite Movie or TV Scenes

    Tarzan’s New York Adventure - Tarzan dives off of the Brooklyn Bridge
  14. Post your favorite movie or TV scene, whether it's action, drama, comedy, western, etc, etc, etc... For comedy, one of funniest TV scenes that I've watched was on Barney Miller. In Season3, actor Kenneth Tigar plays a totally over-the-top character, Romanian-born Stefan Koepekni who thinks he is a Werewolf. Sargent Yemana's interaction with Koepeknie is hysterical. Turn your sound up and enjoy!
  15. US Corporate advertising dollars is there, but there is little to no interest in corporation to spend it on sailing or other ventures that the general population that has little interest in the sport. Sailing in the US has a passing public interest, while in other countries sailing is a major public event. France had/has Eric Taberly, and now Francis Joyon, Thomas Coville, François Gabart, Armel Le Cléac’h, etc... The UK had/has Sir Francis Chichester, Alec Rose, Robin Knox Johnston, Sam Davis, Alex Thomson, etc...
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    Ultime / G-Class Development

    Ultimate. All around a table... https://www.letelegramme.fr/voile/route-du-rhum/ultimes-tous-autour-d-une-table-04-12-2018-12152647.php Thomas Coville and the Sodebo team might be quite concerned about now... MACHINE TRANSLATION After a painful Route du Rhum, the skippers of the ultimate class met, on Monday, to Lorient. Thomas Coville, François Gabart, Yves Le Blévec (which bought the Coville Sodebo), Sébastien Josse, François Gabart, but also Armel Le Cléac ' h, which the Bank Populaire XI has been completely destroyed after its capsize, were present around the table. Only Romain Pilliard and Francis Joyon were absent. The debriefing was needed! So Monday to Lorient, all skippers have, each turn, told their rum, including damage and the conditions in which they occurred. "A meeting to open books", according to Thomas Coville very happy to hear all the skippers say their desire to "continue to browse the ultimate." All, Armel Le Cléac'h understood. We know that the trauma is real within the Team Banque Populaire where the Jackal team has lost its "working tool". The blue and white trimaran is unrecoverable, completely destroyed after the capsize. The loss of this Exchange multihull gives for a class today somewhat disoriented. Joyon takes another Cape On November 21, the organizers of the transatlantic race Lorient - Bermuda - Lorient announced the postponement of the test which the departure was planned for May 5, 2019. "Boats are broken and we, organizers, we do not know when it will be repaired," said Bernard Bocquet, president of Lorient Grand Large. It is rumored that around the world solo and race, Brest Oceans, whose departure is scheduled end of 2019, could follow the same course. The report seems to prevail. The boats are not ready. The skippers, either. And above all, the account is not. Francis Joyon, magnificent winner of the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe, comes to communicate on the rest of his program. Its records is titled 'Idec Sport - Asian Tour 2019 - 2020' and has, for goals, to tackle six major records, including four new routes between the India and China, before an attempt to return to the road of tea between Hong Kong and London. In short, the sailor of Locmariaquer is back on the trail of records and says no to Brest Oceans. This tour of the 2019 world is therefore deprived of Armel Le Cléac'h and Francis Joyon. As for Thomas Coville, which to his Sodebo 5 water is scheduled in March 2019, he admits that the case of "Banque Populaire" changed all that. Indeed, the floats of S5 must come out of the same mold as those of Bank Populaire IX. "Are we going to strengthen them? Frankly, I don't know", admits Coville who, like everyone else, needs to understand what happened. Exchange, pooling... Besides, all skippers today feel that same need to analyze, to Exchange, to share to advance. We are talking about the future of the ultimate. There are a lot of meetings now, notes Yves Le Blévec. Monday, we all spoke about how we see our projects in the years to come. I can't say more. This first round resulted in no decision. It is still too early. Too early to know how long will this phase of analysis and studies. Too early to tell how long broken ships will remain under construction. Other meetings are scheduled in the coming weeks. Among skippers but also with architects, officials for the calculation of structures, etc...
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    Ultime / G-Class Development

    Ultimate. All around a table... https://www.letelegramme.fr/voile/route-du-rhum/ultimes-tous-autour-d-une-table-04-12-2018-12152647.php Thomas Coville and the Sodebo team might be quite concerned about now... MACHINE TRANSLATION After a painful Route du Rhum, the skippers of the ultimate class met, on Monday, to Lorient. Thomas Coville, François Gabart, Yves Le Blévec (which bought the Coville Sodebo), Sébastien Josse, François Gabart, but also Armel Le Cléac ' h, which the Bank Populaire XI has been completely destroyed after its capsize, were present around the table. Only Romain Pilliard and Francis Joyon were absent. The debriefing was needed! So Monday to Lorient, all skippers have, each turn, told their rum, including damage and the conditions in which they occurred. "A meeting to open books", according to Thomas Coville very happy to hear all the skippers say their desire to "continue to browse the ultimate." All, Armel Le Cléac'h understood. We know that the trauma is real within the Team Banque Populaire where the Jackal team has lost its "working tool". The blue and white trimaran is unrecoverable, completely destroyed after the capsize. The loss of this Exchange multihull gives for a class today somewhat disoriented. Joyon takes another Cape On November 21, the organizers of the transatlantic race Lorient - Bermuda - Lorient announced the postponement of the test which the departure was planned for May 5, 2019. "Boats are broken and we, organizers, we do not know when it will be repaired," said Bernard Bocquet, president of Lorient Grand Large. It is rumored that around the world solo and race, Brest Oceans, whose departure is scheduled end of 2019, could follow the same course. The report seems to prevail. The boats are not ready. The skippers, either. And above all, the account is not. Francis Joyon, magnificent winner of the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe, comes to communicate on the rest of his program. Its records is titled 'Idec Sport - Asian Tour 2019 - 2020' and has, for goals, to tackle six major records, including four new routes between the India and China, before an attempt to return to the road of tea between Hong Kong and London. In short, the sailor of Locmariaquer is back on the trail of records and says no to Brest Oceans. This tour of the 2019 world is therefore deprived of Armel Le Cléac'h and Francis Joyon. As for Thomas Coville, which to his Sodebo 5 water is scheduled in March 2019, he admits that the case of "Banque Populaire" changed all that. Indeed, the floats of S5 must come out of the same mold as those of Bank Populaire IX. "Are we going to strengthen them? Frankly, I don't know", admits Coville who, like everyone else, needs to understand what happened. Exchange, pooling... Besides, all skippers today feel that same need to analyze, to Exchange, to share to advance. We are talking about the future of the ultimate. There are a lot of meetings now, notes Yves Le Blévec. Monday, we all spoke about how we see our projects in the years to come. I can't say more. This first round resulted in no decision. It is still too early. Too early to know how long will this phase of analysis and studies. Too early to tell how long broken ships will remain under construction. Other meetings are scheduled in the coming weeks. Among skippers but also with architects, officials for the calculation of structures, etc...
  18. North Sails posted a tribute to Mike Plant, and Coyote: The Mike Plant Story TRUE FILM ‘COYOTE’ CUTS TO THE CORE OF CHANGING LIFE TO CHASE A DREAM Life of Legendary Sailor Mike Plant Made for a Movie Screen A quarter century after American offshore racer Mike Plant vanished, a feature documentary film about his adventurous life has been released to wide acclaim. Plant splashed on to the international offshore scene after winning the 1986-87 BOC Challenge – a singlehanded race around the world – in a boat he built with his own hands on a bootstrapped budget. He went on to become a legend in the sport, twice setting the American record for the fastest singlehanded circumnavigation and recognized as one of five skippers in history to complete three solo laps of the planet at the time of his disappearance in 1992. “He was a game-changer,” North Sails President, Ken Read, says of Plant. “For a young guy like me he was a huge influence… toughest guy I’ve ever met.” To read the rest of this article, click the following link https://northsails.com/sailing/en/2018/11/coyote-the-mike-plant-story
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    The BLUES

    Blind Lemon Jefferson - See That My Grave Is Kept Clean (1928)
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    Spindrift 2 Jules Verne 2018

    Sunrise over La Trinité sur Mer
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    Ultime / G-Class Development

    A really good interview was published Quest France with Cyril Dardashti, Director of the Gitana Team. The article talks about the breakage in the Route du Rhum, and what they see in the future. https://www.ouest-france.fr/route-du-rhum/route-du-rhum-etait-plus-de-40-noeuds-quand-le-flotteur-s-est-brise-6097475 MACHINE TRANSLATION Route du Rhum. "We were at more than 40 knots when the float broke" 24 hours after the start of the Route du Rhum, while he was leading Sébastien Josse saw the right float of his Maxi trimaran Edmond de Rothschild explode into pieces. Three weeks later, the reasons for this failure are not yet fully defined. But for Cyril Dardashti, Director of the Gitana Team, two factors explain already the context: the high speed and the height of the waves. Do you now know what happened at the time when the starboard float of the Edmond de Rothschild maxi broke? No, not quite yet, because we just collect all the data of the boat to analyze, because it doesn't help to make plans on the comet as long as we can't control everything. What is known is that there are a lot of sea, and we would very quickly, both of which are not ideal to keep our integrated boats... Is that what you mean by "go fast"? We were above 40 knots, it déboitait not bad indeed... We weren't on a conservative mode, but rather on a mode 'attack', because we, in any case, asked was already quite the platform and we knew that in the heavy seas, it was pretty good. Then navigate through 4 m waves at 40 knots, we had never done, because we never had the conditions for that so far. And we realize that it is not passed. Explanations, expected yet, and let's get them. Was Sébastien Josse over-revving? No, he had to quickly go to the South and more we were going fast, better we wore behind. And besides, we had already dug a little gap, as it was already nearly 40 miles ahead of the longitudinal part, on Macif. It was already substantial and it allowed to build something. What was surprising is that it is the float in the wind that blew... Yes, but it's because this float here touched the water, anyway. With Max Edmond de Rothschild, we're in a mode of flying, even in the high sea where you can also do interesting things, obviously with a platform a little more flat. And, of course, in those circumstances we also seeks the float in the wind. Even if one has coefficients of relatively high material strength, because a fairly robust boat had been built, in any case known for that, well we realize that this is not enough. Also going that we learn to manage these boats. When you do a crash test for a car and we send it on a wall at 60 mph, the car, no matter what it is folded. And it's the same for boats given the speeds which we sail these boats. Therefore, we learn to lift the foot at the time where it's needed. In summary, the ultimate are not yet suitable to darken at 40 knots in in more than 4 m from hollow... I don't want to anticipate, but anyway it's always a matter of compromise. There are two solutions: where you want it and you build the boat accordingly so that it holds, and in the light airs, you stay stuck to the track up to 15-16 knots or more. Or then you lighter, and you accept to have to slow down. Say your architect on this? Talk with them (the firm Verdier) to see if you did forget something in sizing. And from there, there are two possible conclusions: If you have forgotten something will be strengthened where there is need, and if you forgot the case reverse, it will adapt our behavior accordingly. I have not discussed with our neighbours to Banque Populaire to know where came their worries, this is a conversation that we have probably as there are to understand all what it is before the jump to conclusions. There were not too many voices to criticize the reliability you boats... Where I'm happy, it's that the general discourse still been quite measured. I think people understood that it happened in another era, which is that of flying boats. And that this does not happen overnight. One is fortunate to have partners like Benjamin and Ariane de Rothschild, who support us and follow us at bottom on these projects here, which make us do colossal leaps in technology, but which cannot be done without incident. You just have to see the start of the Route du Rhum and the incredible spectacle of these final... it was the star wars... I'm going above, I'll pass below, I pass in flying mode I regulates... The route between Grouin and Fréhel finished in 34 minutes, it was amazing! We quickly saw the potential of your boat, during the first 36 hours... Yes, but that, we, we didn't had many doubts. I think we were, without having the melon, the boat that was most feared... Already at Port-la-Forêt, in the training, they showed a great potential. The evidence, even if Seb lost command, a moment in the Sept-îles, it resumed it at Ouessant. What do do you as a site on the boat in the coming months? The boat went into our shed in Lorient. It is doing a check of the platform, not to check if we're not back on a base too solicited. We're preparing the bow of the float broken, so that they can take a new part of bow built at Multiplast. In so doing, it is likely that it reinforces it also... Same as the other float also. How long will this take? This is long... Let's say we should return the boat to the water end of April. But it's often the price of a good winter project... At the financial level, it must be expensive no? UH... Yes, this story we is quite expensive actually... We again a bow of 9 to 10 m long, it is almost equivalent to a boat... But compared to what we see our neighbours (Banque Populaire), it is little. And even among Macif, with a foil and rudder again, plus the rest of their repair work... It is almost better off from this point of view here... Not at the level of results, on the other hand... It is possible that you put your experiences in common with other ultimate teams? Yes, I think that we are going to share a bit. What is interesting is to know how they broke. After one is not obliged to share all our data, either. And above all, addressing, in terms of security, how you look at more... What you mean? Casually, when you see the State of Banque Populaire after 10 days, we say we have to think about security if it is around the planet... Imagine the ship, returned in the same way, in the deep South, with a man on board... it would go through a few phases of stress. The ultimate World Tour, in 2019, happens - it too early? Should it be postponed? Honestly, the question arises. That said I am not able to answer today. It is a reflection that there we lead all. It also we have all the elements, to make a choice. What is clear, is that the decision can be ripened. Do not say: that was expected in 2019, and don't move... We can't say: Banzai, let's go, the flower to the rifle, without further explanation on all break and damage each. Because it would be a folly to send guys around the planet without having answers to these questions. Because in the race, it is very different from in record mode. Record, we adapt to the conditions. In race mode, it also fits, but is also interested in other competitors to stay in the game. And it's often a little push to the crime. And is proof of the Route du Rhum. But this round the world solo in ultimate is the Holy Grail. This will be the most beautiful race in the world, I am sure. Today, you cannot do better. But we must do it in a smart and safe way. How? With the certainty that when any problem at sea, we can recover the snowmen. For me, it's essential. If, in case of capsize, we could say that it is easy to cut the rig and waiting for help inside... but this isn't the case. On a final you can't cut a rigging alone under water, the mast so just type the central hull, floats, it destroys everything... It means to find solutions so that, on a Tour of the world, there are, within three days at sea, a ship able to rescue sailors, if needed. It will take positions around Antarctica, two or three ships of trade, or Navy, or other, to intervene. This is not a thin folder that... No, indeed, it's a complicated topic but important. Anyway, it would happen to us a thing, you reprocherait us. There are risks, we know, anyway when we leave in the deep South, we know that. On the other hand, when we identify these risks and these dangers and we send guys to fail, it is not reasonable. Destroy the boat, ok, this is a topic, and the insurance problem will also arise. Do we ensure our boats tomorrow? I'm not sure. But send a guy saying that there is a chance that he's there, I don't want to. People's Bank out, the new Sodebo, not yet released on site, when you know the time it takes to make such a machine... reliable winter 2019 happens too fast not? In addition Idec has not confirmed he would come... There may not be many people on this Brest Oceans... It's safe for an ordeal like that... I don't say he should wait until everyone is ready, if not, imagine that we also we break something this year... we'll not get more wait and repel. This is why I do not get me. He need to take this decision, together, a good family man, as they say. With, as I said, a safety requirement. You are part of the class ultimate 32/23 Finally? No... not at the moment. We're very close, we trade a lot, and I'm sure we'll find our common ground. They are constructive, open, and we also... it crashes just on small issues (slavery). We have a little bit in advance in some areas, especially when we put the finger on the reliability of the machines. We already had experience with the MOD70 flying Edmond de Rothschild, and we had already identified a number of issues. And Sébastien Josse, what will do during these months of work? He will follow the construction site, and help analyze the data. And then it will also train on our GC32, and continue his learning of the ship flying on our Flight Simulator that allows us to test the configurations of veil of appendages. As a simulator for pilot aircraft? Yes exactly. This is a simulator that had been developed by team New Zealand to allow Peter Burling, their skipper, to familiarize themselves with the flight on the America's Cup. We did the same, and it's really good. For the program this year, and as the Lorient-Bermuda - Lorient is postponed, there is not a lot of upcoming races... Actually, it's a bit foggy. We should know more within 15 days. This time, it is true that there is not much. One can imagine many things... If there is not around the world, we can consider the Transat Jacques Vabre, or leave in a campaign of record, crew or solitaire... Or Finally, circumnavigate the ultimate world, even without all the actors. We'll soon know.
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    Favorite Movie or TV Scenes

    Big Jake: The critics didn't like it but John Wayne fans love it!