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  1. vesa

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Putting all "GGR Rules of Race" chaos aside, watching this gentleman doing what he is doing is something very special ... 5.5kn@135 .. Are You Not Entertained?!
  2. vesa

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    This is super weird. If he has this kind of footage from all boats, why it’s not being played to global audience? Are they waiting for the race to finish and interest to die..? I don’t get it.
  3. vesa

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Susie doesn’t sound too good here, let’s hope she will get back to her routine soon enough... GO Susie GO!
  4. vesa

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Transcript from the interview with Susie ... talking about the storm: Susie: “My intention was just to keep sailing and not to do what I did” ... Don: ”Yeah” Susie: ”Yeah”
  5. vesa

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    I missed this, did Susie have some problems?
  6. vesa

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Why is Susie not heading East?
  7. vesa

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Her last msg was just “Day61”, she must be super frustrated by now.
  8. vesa

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Ha! I researched that. I had no idea how controversial and dynamic topic this is! But anyway, I was still pointing ( at least partially) to the Southern Ocean and I was absolutely correct, if you consider 1928 definition ;-) ! "A draft fourth edition of Limits of Oceans and Seas was circulated to IHO member states in August 2002 (sometimes referred to as the "2000 edition" as it summarized the progress to 2000).[29] It has yet to be published due to 'areas of concern' by several countries relating to various naming issues around the world – primarily the Sea of Japan naming dispute – and there have been various changes, 60 seas were given new names, and even the name of the publication was changed.[30] A reservation had also been lodged by Australia regarding the Southern Ocean limits.[31] Effectively, the 3rd edition (which did not delineate the Southern Ocean leaving delineation to local hydrographic offices) has yet to be superseded."
  9. vesa

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    The Southern Ocean... . not the most popular place on the planet...
  10. vesa

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    NEWS ALERT – Philippe Péché reports loss of steerage in 50knot winds DAY 42 – Dateline 11. 8. 2018 – Les Sables d’Olonne, France 57–year old Philippe Péché made an emergency call to the Golden Globe Race HQ at 18:10 UTC yesterday to report that the tiller on his Rustler 36 yacht PRB had broken in 45-50 knot winds and he had no steering.
  11. vesa

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Puffin just left Mindelo.
  12. vesa

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Totally off topic. But couldn’t help myself. Look what I have found today in the Yachting World :
  13. vesa

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Looks like Kevin’s key issue was the mast stability. Some last minute adjustments three days before the departure.
  14. vesa

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Should Philippe Péché be worried? Apparently he has the same BEAUFORT Self steering gear...FB discussion suggests they may not be strong enough.
  15. vesa

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    “Kevin Farebrother has officially retired from the #GGR2018 and will not continue. He has been frustrated over the past week unable to get into a routine and does not feel comfortable about continuing. He is planning to sell the boat and probably get back up into the mountains. He has no regrets about being involved with the #GGR2018 and loves all the emotion and freindships that came with that, but knows now it is not for him. WE will miss his dry Aussie humor for sure!!...With Antoine now Officially in the the CHICHESTER CLASS..there are just 14 Entrants racing south.”