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  1. Chasm

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Does he have a LRC license? ......
  2. Chasm

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    With a bit of luck Spindrift starts tomorrow. Just under 200 days delay sounds about right for a fair race. (Not really but who cares at this point.)
  3. Chasm

    Brexit, WTF

    Someone remind me who made sure that the access restrictions to the Galileo Public Regulated Service the UK complains about made it into law?
  4. Chasm

    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    Are they there yet? 4h20 to the start...
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    Brexit, WTF

    That would make sense. (And who cares if the UK flip flops one more time...) Unfortunately too many seem to be invested into their particular brand of BREXIT. - Not so much because they can win but rather because they can make others loose as well.
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    Brexit, WTF

    Some articles said as many as 90% of the agriculture vets are from the EU. And that a significant portion of them were already on the way back or wil lbe as soon as their contracts expire. No problems with xenophobic people in the streets and at work, no uncertainty or drama about residence and work permits in the UK. If they come back before BREXIT there can't be any issues on the EU front either, as they always worked under EU rules. (When, if and how do certifications expire? With treaty, without treaty, which treaty? That may or may not be a problem in highly regulated industries.) Of course the brexiteer answer to that was that this would NO issue whatsoever since the the UK would no longer beholden to the EU food safety rules requiring such an obnoxious amount of veterinarian oversight. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Can't make that stuff up, nobody would believe you.
  7. Chasm

    Route du Rhum 2018

    Oops, mixed up the deadline.
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Two boats still on the water. Depending on how much they park behind the mountain they might make it.
  9. Chasm

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    The problem is not weather routing for single handed races, some formats allow it some don't. The problem is shitty, wrong and outright dangerous weather routing unevenly applied to the fleet. The GGR participants don't have access to much let alone sufficient weather information. The race organizer gives them direct information (and now even rule changes) from a position of authority (consequence of being the only one to talk to them for months) that appears to be valid and appears to be based on significantly more information than accessible to the boats. It is not like the proverbial uninterested outsider can call the boats on the sat phone and tell them how bad the official routing advice is... Other races don't give routing or specific weather advice. They really don't want the responsibility! If they notify the boats it is usually because actual experts working for the race have determined a weather pattern that can be dangerous to the competitors and that information goes out to all competitors in time for them to make their own decisions. IIRC we saw that in the VG and also in the VOR. Works much better with boats that have some speed though.
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Got to have drama to make that money with the media rights. Lets hope that she can get a ride without additional drama...
  11. Chasm

    Route du Rhum 2018

    The last IMOCA is almost in, Alexia Barrier 7nm from the finish. Class 40 has 26 arrived and 9 on the way. Most should make it in time. 1485nm might be a bit much. Rhum Multi has 5 bost on the track Rhum Mono has 4 boats still going. Eric Bellion has 1100nm to go, I guess he would like a faster ride now.
  12. Chasm

    RORC Transat

    Maserati is now adding EN subtitles to their videos.
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Man, if I was stupid enough to do this kind of race event the first thing would be to toss most of the electronics and then just enjoy the ride. Ok, not toss. No littering! Oops, I guess a wave killed the stuff...
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Time limit has been extended to December 7th shortly after the start.
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Hero? Meh. Heros tend to be dead, I doubt RM is ready for that. RM made it look easy. With a white boat too! Not too many of those in the RdR. Of course the RdR is not quite an every man race like the Silverrudder. The level of required prep is much higher, risk too. Going the hard and rough way shaved the required miles off but it was not without risk. In The Transat 2016 similar decisions broke a few skippers. I'd say the episode with the rock and all the other races in between taught when to throttle back.