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  1. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    From PI to HK only but further south than this.
  2. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Some head suffering after going so far north for nothing.
  3. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    HK2Vietnam and HK2PI are the two big ones.
  4. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Can't see any carparks up in front for Scallylucky, however can see a lot places through to the otherside of the channel where one wrong gybe could be a deadly. Wonder if Libby is allowed to pick the laylines or is Witt & Warro sniffing the air and throwing gumleaves on the water.
  5. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    You conveniently forget to mention/put any weight to in that wonderful tactical and weather routing expose of yours where Scally was before entering the ITCZ. They were in a completely different box of weather monkeys is one word. The other word is a 100 plus mile behind and fucked.
  6. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    The LuckyLegs...Libby and Bessie feature herein on the experiment.
  7. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Good call Scan. After watching the LIVE interview with Witt where he said we gained because Warro and I decided we would tear up the gribs, but no mention of Libby?? WTF. Hopefully Libby has a pressing engagement, if I was her I would step off in HK that untalented tetestrone machine going nowhere. That would bring in Nav No 4 on Scallylegs at just halfway...a record in itself..funny about that.
  8. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Well he better not get too pissed. After the bullshit leg to Mainland China to keep the Dong show and Shang happy :-)...the large slab of uphill tour (which no one has seen yet) back to Auckland will sort the men out from the boys in the Nav department. Scally ain't in my top 6 for that racetrack, lucky or not. Hardest leg of this edition to get right. It is brutal in the Nav department.
  9. HOLLYWOOD ON THE ROCKS?

    You need to get out more Scan. The premiums for anything other than a coastal cruise now are scandalous in terms of actual cruising boats lost and the underwriters return. I stopped insuring (other than third party insurance which is mandatory for marinas and now even a lot of countries as a entrance requirement) over thirty years ago. I'm in front now if the current one was wrecked and it ain't cheap. Go look deeply into how many airline company's self insure a large slab of their risk. Insurance is a scam aimed at idiots destined to crash.
  10. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Even taking out the detour they burnt up around 200 mile before the half way point fucking around going no where. Witty will remember that on his 40th beer...not.
  11. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    They are sailing in advance of the shift that will make the enivatable (at current forecast) Balintang Channel gybe a interesting box of monkeys for everyone else. At the moment AkZ is willing to burn up some BS and DTF time now and get south in advance of that more than others, particularly Vestas. My guess is when the Dong come out of stealth they may well be the southern most boat. Hence why they went dark. If Scally doesn't implode the battle for 2 & 3 on the podium is going to get very interesting shortly.
  12. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    They are pretty interesting stats forss. Akzo doesn't surprise but for Scallylegs to exceed it, they must have burnt up a lot of unproductive miles getting to the equator in advance of the corner. That is pretty ordinary work but now in the history books and overtaken by their guts and winning move to cut the corner.
  13. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Norweligian you obviously haven't spent a lot of time worrying about things staying vertical.
  14. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Not sure Witt will sleeping well off watch....he will be listening to every sound the rig makes that threatens it's verticality.
  15. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    The Dong must have heard you. I imagine the Paintwaggon will keep theirs SM card up their sleeve untill the Dong reappear or for later on down the track.
  16. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Ian Walker better not make a visit to China any time soon ..naming Hong Kong and China as seperate countries pisses off some in Beijing, you don't want to piss off.
  17. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    They should all carry a slice of pizza
  18. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Thats great but they never say if you fall off at night or end up in a life raft mid ocean you are probably fucked. I think AIS PLB's have improved the former though, providing it is not down below.
  19. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Starting to be a battle of the unloved and lucky and the loved and unlucky. One end Scallyskirts scooting and at the other Dee wearing the rear view mirror out with image of a Dutchman getting bigger in it.
  20. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    My bad..French & Chinese all look the same to me.
  21. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    That explains it...what's the Off Watch doing...watching TV?
  22. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    That vid shows of all teams the Dong probably the most eclectic bunch. They sure seem to gel well together though, so Charles must have some talent in that department.
  23. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Miff it is very frustrating to watch as each leg unfolds Bouwe continues to leave something on the table at a critical stage. Actually as this leg unfolds every mile seems to be critical in some form or another. :-) I too attributed this to the lack of pre-start prep but now nearly half way around the race track and having experienced a vast variety of conditions, that excuse is now starting to wear a bit thin. Sure Capey might not have excelled a couple of times but possibly with the exception of Villa, so have all the Nav's had a off day or two. It is now starting to grind and annoy a lover of things Dutch. Your point about him (and Libby) fullfilling obligations going off the boat is good. He is a great ambassador for this sport. Just wish he would pull his finger out.
  24. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    This is getting hard to watch..poor Teapot and Co.
  25. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Get within 500m of Sophie and your dead Woget....the one on the right does bow by the way.