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    Cat People

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    what was it?

    The boat in your video is Sodebo Maxi and sailed by Thomas Coville. Sodebo sold that boat to Team Actual, skipper Yves Le Blevec. Here is a link will provide you with info on the history of Sodebo Maxi http://www.histoiredeshalfs.com/Histoire%20des%2060%20ORMA/Max%20Sodebo.htm
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    what was it?

    You are thinking of the former Sodebo Maxi that was sold to Yves Le Blevec and Group Actual. Last year Yves went for a Wrong-Way RTW record but his trimaran Team Actual Ultim broke up and was lost in the Southern Ocean just south of Cape Horn last December. http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?/topic/194191-team-actual-west-ward-tour/&tab=comments#comment-6032558 Since that time, Le Blevec and Group Actual have purchased the current Sodebo Ultim. I believe they take possession of the boat after the next Route du Rhum this fall. The trimaran in the OP's photo is Oman Air that broke up during the 2012 Route du Rhum, and has been in storage ever since. http://www.histoiredeshalfs.com/Histoire%20des%2060%20ORMA/Max%20Oman.htm
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    Clint Walker - DTS

    Clint Walker, Star of the 1950s TV Western 'Cheyenne,' died Monday. He was 90-years old. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/clint-walker-dead-cheyenne-star-722381
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    Wild Grape Pancakes 1. Collect some wild grapes. You can also use store bought grapes. 2. Wash grapes thoroughly 3. In a bowl, crush the grapes, then strain the juice into a bowl or jar. 4. Use this grape juice as the fluid in the pancake mix. Note: Best served with Portuguese sausage.
  6. For you Florida fans... A woman arrested because her pelvis smelled strongly of marijuana https://www.tcpalm.com/story/news/blogs/off-the-beat/2018/05/16/womans-pelvic-area-smells-like-what/586031002 A deputy stopped the SUV, and a drug sniffing dog “alerted to the presence of narcotics within the vehicle.” Nelsoit, the passenger, had “a strong odor of marijuana emitting from her pelvic area.” Investigators arrested Nelsoit after finding apparent marijuana residue on the passenger seat and floorboard where she was sitting. Nelsoit also reported having pot “stuffed inside of her vaginal area,” an area where items typically are not “stuffed.” At the jail, deputies said she plucked a bag of marijuana from inside her nether regions.
  7. Solo sailor Szymon Kuczyński is sailing non-stop around the world on 22-feet yacht "Atlantic Puffin". From the Mayflower Marina Facebook page: Szymon Kuczynski, the Polish Skipper of a 6,36 metres long yacht is set to secure a new world record for the smallest yacht to circumnavigate the globe, non-stop with no engine, when he returns to Mayflower Marina, Plymouth early next week. Szymon, who set sail from Mayflower Marina on August 19th 2017, has spent over 260 days alone at sea on board his yacht ‘Atlantic Puffin’ whilst undertaking his adventurous sailing expedition. In an incredible feat of skill and determination the award winning solo sailor has taken a classic sea route round the three famous capes of Africa, Australia and South America, with no outer medical or technical support. Szymon has been living in a space of only 4 square metres for nearly ten months and remarkably accomplished this trip without making any stops to ports. Szymon Kuczynski, who self-funded the single-handed sea journey, is expected to complete his bold round the world trip on Tuesday 15th May, when he finishes the demanding voyage by passing his original start point at Plymouth Breakwater. The Atlantic Puffin will then dock at Mayflower Marina where Szymon will be welcomed by friends, family and supporters of his ‘Call of the Ocean’ sailing projects. Szymon says ‘The Oceans still remain the most impenetrable places on Earth. No more than 300 people have sailed single-handed round the world and only 80 sailors achieved this without stopovers and any outer backing. My boat is a strong and brave little thing; it goes very well with the wind, even in stormy weather it manages to keep course and gain altitude! I am very much looking forward to seeing Plymouth on the horizon as I complete my world record attempt, thank you to everyone for the outstanding support’. Szymon Kuczynski's Website: www.zewoceanu.pl Tracker: https://share.garmin.com/atlanticpuffin
  8. Official Time: Szymon Kuczynski completed his RTW in 270 days, 10 hours and 29 minutes. Comparison records of Szymon Kuczynski and Alessandro di Benedetto Szymon Kuczynski Plymouth, UK to Plymouth, UK Boat: Northman Maxus 22 6.36m (20ft 10.4in)6.36m (20ft 10.4in) 270 days, 10 hours and 29 minutes Alessandro di Benedetto (FRA/ITA) Les Sables-d'Olonne, France to Les Sables-d'Olonne, France Boat: Class Mini 6.5m (21ft 3.9in) Mini 268 days, 19 hours, 36 minutes, 12 seconds
  9. Szymon Kuczynski today as he successfully completed his world record attempt this morning. I don't have an exact time at the moment, but I believe the trip was 270 days.
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    Iconic Movie Moments

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  12. 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
  13. The boat was repaired and it is now for sale http://www.cppyacht.com/boat/1960/concordia/masthead-yawl/1056
  14. The Concordia Yawl that sank was Winnie of Bourne, that collided with a Swan 46 and sank at the entrance to Nantucket Harbor. https://www.sailfeed.com/2014/08/various-mishaps-two-abandonments-and-two-boats-sunk-at-harbor-entrances-2
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    Random movie thread

    Here are two where the full-film is online... Fire on the Plain (1959) Le Comte de Monte Cristo (1998) Gérard Depardieu Note: These three combined episodes are 7:21 minutes long!
  16. From Histoire de Shalfs (History of Race Boats) http://www.histoiredeshalfs.com/Histoire des 60 ORMA/M35.htm
  17. How about an Irens design? It’s located in West Cork, Ireland http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2008/Custom-Nigel-Irens-63'-Modern-Classic-2791669/West-Cork/Ireland?refSource=standard listing
  18. This yacht broker in Europe might give you some idea's https://www.devalk.nl/en/Yachts-for-sale.html
  19. I've gotten interested in micro-cruisers, and thought a thread on this topic might be of interest. Matt Layden's Paradox is my current favorite micro-cruiser, and it is all of 13' 10" long with a 4' beam. One version of this design was sailed engineless as far North as the Bay of Fundy in Canada, and as far South as the Exumas in the Bahamas. Yet another toured the island of Hawaii, and a Paradox sailed around Cape Leeuwin in Australia. Couples have even gone cruising in their Paradox. Graduating to a Smaller Boat http://daveskaife.wordpress.com Skippers statement: "The boat is pretty much what I hoped it would be, fun, comfortable, and a totally new sailing experience." "Oddly enough it may be the most comfortable boat to sail I have ever owned. ...the wind started to pick up and it started to rain. All the other boats out headed for moorings and got soaked, I closed the hatch, rolled up some sail and continued on cozy and dry." My Paradox "Johanna" http://www.freewebs.com/paradoxbuild Geoff (Australia) Scroll down to the heading "Then we had a visitor" http://cruisingashiki.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/shark-bay-shelter-bay-paradox.html Geof started his adventure in Fremantle, and arrived in Shelter Bay five days later, a distance of 370 nautical miles! Geoff also rounded Cape Leeuwin in his Paradox. Sean Mulligan racing in the Texas 200 with his Paradox http://www.youtube.com/user/nebwest2/videos
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    The Zombie Fleet

    I received an answer from Sarah Dashew: QBF Says: April 19th, 2018 at 10:56 am was the last photo in this series taken after Theta Volantis was refloated? I ask as the mizzen is broken and the hull looks discolored. sarah dashew Says: April 20th, 2018 at 8:42 pm Yes, this is after she was underwater in the harbor for 3+ months. https://www.setsail.com/life-after-death-experience-for-sundeer-64-theta-volantis
  21. GREAT NEWS! First: From Ralph Lauren Magazine (Yes, the real Ralph Lauren): A new doc tells the extraordinary story of solo sailor Mike Plant written by Andrew Paine Bradbury. This is a very nice piece on Coyote and Mike Plant. http://www.rlmag.com/us/en/magazine/coyote-the-mike-plant-story-documentary Second: The NEWS that everyone has been waiting for! Coyote: The Mike Plant Story will receive worldwide digital distribution in June 2018. It's been a long haul, but the wait is almost over! The Coyote people stated that the Official announcement will be coming SOON! https://www.facebook.com/coyotemovie
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    The Zombie Fleet

    I took another look at the pics and you might be right. I originally thought that the one taken of it on the surface was the before pic, especially as it was the first posted pic on Dashew's site. However, the broken mizzen mast, plus the discolored hull makes me now think that it was taken after the boat was refloated. Maybe I'll ask the Dashew's? I did ask and will let you know when/if I get an answer.
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    The Zombie Fleet

    The top photo is before it sank. The ghastly photo was taken of the boat after two months of sitting on the bottom.
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    Banque Populaire IX

    Just prior to the 1976 OSTAR, I read that skipper Mike Kane kept a very sharp hatchet in the cockpit of his Spirit of America for just such an emergency.