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Everything posted by Marinatrix447

  1. A couple of weeks back Panthalassa, a rather classy Perini was anchored not far from us at Taormina, Sicily.... And therein lies the problem… for million$ of less dosh he could have something Italian… that when it pulls up alongside his cubist tin can… its shows it for the modernist turd it is. I know which I would rather be on having a sundowner of an evening…
  2. Awhinging4ever HTFU… Think, look and listen before committing your monkey paws to keyboard… Sir Ben… giving an excellent summary of where LandieBAR are going… and come what may they’ll be there for the next AC series.
  3. As Ms. Bunting from YW was at the presser... pre LandieBAR crashing out a day or so back....Ainslie has confirmed they're very much on for AC36 with major sponsors still onboard... http://www.yachtingworld.com/americas-cup/108224-108224 Key quotes: Ainslie said: “I think ultimately we weren’t able to catch up the existing teams in time. We are one of the newest teams and catching up with those years and years of experience, expertise and engineering design is incredibly difficult..." And... “Today Land Rover have re-signed with the team as our title and exclusive innovation partner” as has 11th Hour Racing.
  4. "It's the not the winning but taking part that counts...." (said nobody ever in the America's Cup) Hats off to the Kiwi's and what a shore team.... big question is has Deano lost his mojo to make it to the final with the Kiwis. Well tomorrow we find out... some great racing today between the Japs & Swedes.... Tally ho! PS: Well done GBR... you gave it yer best shot.... that's all anyone can ask of any crew.... what do you need to win? (Simples) a faster in all conditions boat....lol
  5. Well Sir Ben'ster this next race is make or break... get one more in the bag... and we stay one more day at least!! Go LandieBAR...
  6. Well that's a brutal turn of events.....?!? LandieBAR get a point, and Sir Ben requests their support boat to get in and help.... class, folks pure class.
  7. Franck c'était une joie de vous regarder les gars ... Les difficultés ne sont que des choses à surmonter, après tout ... reviens la prochaine série.
  8. Spitbull demonstrated that you can rattle the Kiwis at/on the start line… and if there is one thing so far we can rely on… it’s that Sir Ben is one of the best starters in the series… Perhaps we should all gasp with relief, as the LandieBAR boat comes surfing out today with cyclors fitted? (Probably not) They proved against the Japs yesterday that they have improved muchly on their tack/gybe around the mark stability… Is it enough to put the Kiwis down..? Mr. Ainslie swallowing hard post Peter’s announcement at the skippers debrief that The Brits had been selected… tells you all you need to know. (One thing is for sure, they will go down fighting) Another underdog question equally is, can Deano sock it to the Swedes…?
  9. A 50min summary vid of yesterday… The Parker Hannifin commercial kicks in at just after 12mins - is a swift overview of what’s included to control the USA flying boats – then a blonde does foils with Groupama after that segment, then skip to the comedy at the post racing skipper debrief, supplied by Deano and Pete… All eyes on Oracle v ETNZ later today… for a good idea of which team needs to develop more, course conditions being more wind equal/stable. If you can link to that play-off RudderNZ your leaching acolytes will be best pleased.
  10. Interrabang Could be the next selfie/videoblog boat name/title...for yet another jump-on-the-bandwagon... cheesecake on display boatie tales show... that gawd knows who actually subscribes too... Oh I forgot.... that was used already in the 60s..... ?
  11. LandRoverBARs budget for this 35th cup cycle was quoted at £100m... I thought this was viewed as the learning curve stage....? With Sir Ben and the team having enough budget for another 'bring the cup home' shot in a couple of years..... Its clear the ETNZ tech is better integrated and working, under most prevailing conditions...Even when they've had the occasional race plan glitch, they quickly recover and get moving faster on their foils again... the near 100% flying times per race tell you all you need to know. I suspect Larry is moving to the cheque book dipping phase pdq as I type, not sure Boeing can help him out this time.... Will Oracle go all out cycling for hydro/oil pressure control... - legs will beat fore/upper arm and shoulders everytime...and allows for the tactician to be looking over the course and not energy depleted/brain overload sweating... No one looks as smooth moving around the course as ETNZ... Ainslie, should drive his boat tech developments best he can for this season... lick his wounds and get better at the design/testing tech phase pre the next get go. For me the bonus has been seeing Deano and the Japs punch way above their weight.... Trixie out
  12. Well it’s time to raise a glass of pastis to Mons’ Cammas and his boyz on Groupama, with a better budget who knows what would have been possible? Sacrebleu… Well what better way to see a Saturday in…!?!Cory and his Apostles hitting the groove. PS: Thanx for the Kings X link Mr Chesapeake
  13. This week pre the off.... a bit of Guthrie Govan-Sevens hits the spot.... And this is a re-hash of a classic I can belive in thx to Eric....lol And for chillaxin what's not to like about pouring rain.... as you were....
  14. For those of us on the move... Ta muchlu Mr Rudder-NZ - sterling work... and muchas gracias, merci beaucoup... danke vielmals.... erg bedankt for the uploads....
  15. Go GBR.... at last a bit of British magic.....
  16. Beachy Head? Go Flyby's////
  17. I think the antenna position might be critical... if centralised on a mono hull... the swing dynamic will be less... on the boat we were on... it was heavily angled port side... We also had to go with PredictWind offshore iPad app, as the owner had set pre-set the account up for us (he didn't opt to join us for Biscay in Dec)...lol....next time I'll check out Weather4D 2.0 so thanks for that tip....
  18. Geoff Waller's utube channel has a mix of vid summary's that are also worth a view... Michael Douglas being the tourism chump of Bermuda it seems....lol
  19. Seems to me this season's AC is becoming more like F1 motorsport.... We all know that shit happens on circuits, cars make contact.... as the nature of the sport is uber fast moving and highly dynamic.... It ads drama.... and thankfully more often than not - no loss of life is incurred.... I'm sure Mr. Ainslie is the most pi##ed as it put his shore team under immense pressure to sort the fail out....day 1. I'm sure plenty more controversial moves to come....
  20. Man with superyacht account goes crusing in Svalbard.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ko3dU3JE8iE
  21. I did a delivery back in Dec 2016…We had it installed the box and an external/remote antenna booster – hooked into a mini-Ipad pre the winter off. On the dock, static it worked fine… (Way offshore in a 50ft monohull sail boat - downwind rolling not so much) To get a clean/sat hook-up took patience…. If you’re in a hurry then it will frustrate the hell outta you… if you’ve got the time to stick with it… it eventually works. If you opt for 3-5 weather patterns/days ahead… then the waiting game is workable. It would take me several hours of fiddling to get the packets of data sent/received reliably.... (Quick click, plug-n-play it’s not) However as a comparison, the cheap Chinese sat phone the owner had left for us was totally bollocks… Once we were within 10nm of EU coastlines… trusty mobiles with roaming worked fine.
  22. The clue as to what happens at Nazaré is what lies beneath… That whole Portuguese coastline is an awesome transit… Cabo de Roca… the Atlantic rollers that sweep below you there… the energy is impressive even on benign days… A few weeks ago I had the privilege of sailing into Cascais downwind of said rollers we saw 14.5knts SOG with headsail up goose-winged. Another crunch point is the turn into the Algarve at Cabo de São Vicente... the lighthouse up on the Gigante rocks the clue to be careful in heavier seas... It’s without doubt one of the more spectacular coastlines of the EU. Once into the Med' post Europa Point Gib… It’s flat until the latter part of Spain. North coast Mallorca is a must do in daylight…. Next stop France and the Cote d’Azur… Tally Ho! PS: Thx to Dog for starting the thread….
  23. The Tower of Hercules.... at A Coruña, Galicia the welcome sight post Biscay, if you decide to take a wee break before heading down to Nazaré....lol
  24. Greetings from Palma… So what do we have lurking here on the dock today? Let’s start with the lovely BARTELLI II, currently under brokerage with Hoek Just opposite lying from her is the super pretty AGNETHA. And at the top of the tree is MiSSY…. The Vitters most recent hatchling masterpiece. The wrap around stern teak feature particularly pleasing in the flesh, though for me not so sure about its sculptural texture wrap on the topside saloon top. Next stop St. Trop… (As you were)
  25. “There’s no hiding from this son…”