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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  


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  1. Vendee Globe 2016?

    ALC in good controlling position. AT on port. Looks like ~100nm distance when ALC finishes, barring mishaps.
  2. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Is Beyou still without wind forecast?
  3. Vendee Globe 2016?

    This brings me back to my old question. Will Alex break the boat in the fight for place one, or is 2nd good enough this round? Interesting question. Having given himself a real opportunity to win, I can't see Alex coasting to the finish, being satisfied with second. But I can see him pushing it to the absolute limit and beyond, if he gets another sniff. On the other hand, ALC will have to respond to any challenge to HIS leadership. Can't see him satisfied with second either. He's done it twice already! So, if it's to be a boat-breaking, all in assault for line honours, they'll both be going for it. Then the 'breaking' could go either way, no? Exiting to see if the coming days of staaarboard will be in good foiling conditions. What do you think? I'm guessing that Alex will catch up with Armel in 5 days +- 2
  4. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Great course by Alex/HB. Going with The wind quitte a bit further north and east, turning back west to try and cash in. Looks right.
  5. Thomas Coville RTW attempt 2016

    Impressive. Extraordinary. Deserved.
  6. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Interesting view, but loosing 800 nm to Paul Meilhat? Alex is in different weather than Armel, but so is Paul Meilhat compared to Alex. Don't see Alex getting even with Armel if things don't change. But can't see him loose that lead he has to nr 3 either. Nothing is certain, but if I had to pick one boat in this fleet to sail from Cape Horn to LsD on it would be Paul's boat. agree. Very interesting! Would you please explain?
  7. VG Tracker

    Yes, can you explain that for the 20st time please? "The files are mine" is not a reason.
  8. VG Tracker

    @geovoile Why did you encrypt your files? Why not share?
  9. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Thank you for sharing this :-)
  10. Vendee Globe 2016?

    I think this is more common - not revealing to public/competition what you're travails are. If two boats are sailing conservatively & one says he's in the midst of something major, the other could attempt to break away. Yes. I remember Mich Des. told nothing of a serious rudder issue 8 years ago, for this reason. The more serious the problem, the less likely we hear about it in this mindset. Perhaps it dependson whether the goal (winning) trumps the journey, for the sponsor and the skipper. For Armel, coming in second place twice, even a small percentage towards the winning may prevail. Best would be to do both. Winning and openness. And some more footage with forward facing camera.
  11. Vendee Globe 2016?

    There was a pic of a semi submerged container directly in the path of Michel Desjoyeaux just a few miles from the finish in the last VG he won. Pic got pulled from the official site after a while. I downloaded the pic. know I have it somewhere but can't find it at the moment, maybe lost on an old laptop.
  12. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Could be that the greater lift of HB's foil, while demonstratedly better in tradewind conditions, isn't as good in the nasty crossing seas of the Indian Ocean. good point. I think VPLP also made this point. Or have I dreamt it up
  13. Vendee Globe 2016?

    When hearing that Armel is pushing to lead on his son's birthday (what a tribute of love!), I do get the feeling from Princess' Bride when Inigo and Wesley fence. "Why are you smiling? Because I know something you don't know: I am not left handed!" https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=v1m-t_AAVpQ Question is if Alex is not left handed either!
  14. Vendee Globe 2016?

    I'd like to say thank you so much for the most valuable contributions on this forum. The tracker, the translations, the routing, the background stories, and shared understanding. Your efforts are making a difference. Thank you!