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  1. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    "Right. So, not quite as secret as we'd hoped."
  2. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Hey, we've got another DF video on the Raw Content page, yay! http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/raw/2841.html Still no DF videos for several days before that, including the triple-f-bomb video, but it's progress.
  3. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Heh. He's been showing up, but it's true that a lot of the piss & vinegar seem to have been knocked out of him. I've found myself grudgingly admiring his response. In this video, for example: http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/raw/2377.html
  4. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Looking at the "we're fucked" video as posted on FB, that's clearly an edited video package from Jérémie uploaded off the boat around the same time as these stills showing the same events: http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/raw/2657.html http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/raw/2658.html But it (the video) doesn't appear on the Raw Content page, and there have been no videos posted from DF since then. So... speculating here... maybe someone in the VOR hierarchy decided that posting 3 f-bombs in one video violated the Very Important Family Friendly Rating on which all OBRs had been briefed before departure, and so video-uploading privileges were revoked for Jérémie until he could be properly disciplined in Cape Town. I dunno. I still think that's a stretch. But it does look weird. I tried stirring the pot with the Race Experts; I'll see if anything comes of that:
  5. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Ah, found it. Thanks. So much content to obsess over, so little time...
  6. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    I don't think so. Was it on Twitter? FB? I've been pretty much limited to the Raw Content videos lately; between that and occasional dips in here I haven't had time for more obsessing.
  7. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Interesting. I don't remember seeing any of that footage in the Raw Content videos, but it looks (from the conditions and the gybe angle) like it's from the last few days. If so, that would mean there's nothing preventing shooting, editing, and uploading video from the boat. Which would make my conspiracy theory (that video is being shot and uploaded by Jérémie, but is being kept off the Raw Content page by the VOR office for reasons of their own) at least a little stronger. I still don't think it's likely that that's what's going on; the real explanation will probably turn out to be something more mundane. But I am curious. I haven't had time to watch the Daily Live updates in a while. Have they made any mention of DF? Any mention of the lack of video off the boat? Seems like the kind of thing they might notice and comment on (unless, again, it's actually part of the New Cruelty resulting from the management changeover, in which case they'd presumably downplay/ignore it as much as possible).
  8. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    I think Stealth Mode making the boats dark even for us is cool, though it's odd to have the boat frozen in the tracker. It would be nice if it could get some kind of more-prominent indicator there that no, Brunel has not had a major gear failure or something; they're just offline for now. On the less-cool side, there hasn't been a video off Dongfeng since this one, uploaded the evening of November 17: http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/raw/2598.html For the last 3 days, all we've had off Dongfeng are still photos. Given that they've been through a really dramatic situation (being late to gybe to the southwest for the big wind, and dropping from what looked like first to fourth as a result), it's frustrating not to see what's happening on board. I hope it's something like an equipment issue, rather than a conscious choice by Jérémie Lecaudey, or something being imposed on him via sponsor/team/VOR sensibilities about not wanting to show the "brand" in a bad light. I don't want to be too quick to assume it's that last thing, but I'm still upset about not getting any video off SCA for days after they blew out their FR0 in the last edition. I'd hoped that kind of thinking had been replaced by "you want Raw Content? we give you Raw Content!" this time, but maybe there are limits to how far they're willing to take that. Or maybe MT's departure and the specific people who replaced him mean things are shifting to SCA-style information-control mode? Sounds like a conspiracy theory even to me. Hopefully it's nothing beyond a malfunctioning camera or editing computer or satellite upload link or something.
  9. Oops. I don't think that was as much a spreadsheet issue as a PEBKAC issue on my part. At least when I look at it now, the spreadsheet link for that video actually goes here: http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/raw/2598.html I mis-copied the link when I made the post, grabbing the link from the video immediately below it instead of the one I wanted. That said, I'm sure there are lots of mistakes in the spreadsheet itself in the stuff I'm entering manually (the People, Description, Tags, and Other Boats columns). I'm entering that stuff quickly without benefit of a copyeditor or proofreader. If you notice anything feel free to leave a comment in the spreadsheet (or in here) and I'll fix it.
  10. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    I don't, no. I wish we could though.
  11. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    I think the first on-board discussion of them going southwest (from the raw video uploaded at 2017-11-19 09:00:46) was shot during the day on 2017-11-18, when they were on starboard throughout the daylight hours. The awesome drone-in-the-fog video (from the raw video uploaded at 2017-11-19 09:12:27), we probably shot this morning (November 19) when they've been on port since sunrise, hooking into the low. 11/18 video: http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/raw/2725.html 11/19 video: http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/raw/2726.html
  12. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Doesn't appear to actually be all that windy; maybe 15 knots? But it is so cool seeing the boat come out of the fog like that.
  13. Sam is drone god. That guy is out of control. http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/raw/2708.html
  14. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Thanks! Yeah; it's here: http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/raw/2576.html I think that's Witty waving on the stern, isn't it? How long until we get a mooning?