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  1. Chasm

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Sounds like a few "fun" days for Alexia. At least the weather seems somewhat reasonable. 6 days or so for her to arrive. Ari is moving again. Another 5 or 6 days after Alexia. Not breaking any speed records, not breaking anything else either. 117(ish) days. Go faster Ari! With a bit of luck you still an catch a foiler. (From last edition, 116 days 9 h and change).
  2. Chasm

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Pip did great. Now the plan for next round "just" has to stay in place. Doing it again on a foiler.
  3. Chasm

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Boris did have his position on the dashboard. The perhaps biggest episode was when we here (and many others following him at the end of the race) knew that something was up when he hit the trawler and his speed went down. In contrast it took a long time until the commentators knew that something was up.
  4. Chasm

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    And yet most of that drama could have been avoided with some early behind closed doors communication. "Yields are not good in Belgium. There may will be minor some major shortfalls." At least BionTech looks good. Sounds like the reworked production process makes up the AZ delays.
  5. Chasm

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Interesting™. There were a few reports today that AZ found some vaccine for EU delivery. No more significant shortfalls expected, nothing to see, move along. I guess we'll see in the a few days if there is anything to this round of telephone...
  6. Chasm

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Did someone follow the AIS situation closely? There is some discussion that Boris AIS did not show up on the usual sites. - Until the boat was at the dock. Might be the classic on-off vs off-on problem. Esp. with 3 independent systems failing at the same time.
  7. Chasm

    Vendee Globe 2020

    While some starters at the tail end of the fleet were ...lets call it not that successful others like Pip punch way above their weight. The majority of the "adventure class" performs about as well as expected, sailing without major problems. I don't see a problem in new boats, they'll filter down to the tail end of the fleet sooner or later. The challenge is in the limited amount of starters in the race (not enough deep harbor space) and the need to enough adventure boats to the start. - After making sure that they know what they are doing. The increased sailing requirements help with that. The threat that you could be out of luck even if you qualify is not helpful to the small campaigns.
  8. Chasm

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Looks like there was a plant inspections at AZ in Belgium. AFMPS (the Belgian equivalent to the FDA) had questions. I wonder what the next round is.
  9. Chasm

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Supposedly the HERMANOS BUSTO (IMO: 9148788, MMSI: 224130870) https://www.vesselfinder.com/vessels/HERMANOS-BUSTO-IMO-9148788-MMSI-224130870 https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:164997/mmsi:224130870/imo:9148788/vessel:HERMANOS_BUSTO Not exactly a big trawler.
  10. Chasm

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Not in the health sector. Only as customer. Pretty much fed up with the political handling of Covid on all sides though. No matter where you look there are so many obvious things that did not happen or went utterly wrong... The vaccine procurement and distribution is just the tip of the iceberg.
  11. Chasm

    Vendee Globe 2020

    With the side bashed in over the foil this looks like an expensive repair. Loose/shifted foil case. Looks in some shots like the bowsprit got partly shoved into the boat as well. Then there is also the mast that needs a close look.
  12. Chasm

    Vendee Globe 2020

    So it was revenge for the BWR!
  13. Chasm

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Expensive fender.
  14. Chasm

    Vendee Globe 2020

    In the video Boris said that it was a trawler. Might not have been an actual trawler, might not have been trawling. We should get more information soon enough. High profile incident and the accusation that the fisher was running without AIS. Sounds like a surprise inspection to me.
  15. Chasm

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    True. Unnecessary as well. Should be simple enough to tell the various governments that AZ has contracts with what is going on. No need to make details public, keep it to broad talking points. Instead there are easily debunked talking points in play...