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  1. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    More interested in balance meself
  2. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    A small piece of feedback for the tracker management person (soo PC) which I've been holding back for some time. Would it possible to make the all the boats the same size? It can't be that hard to see which one is first or which one you, I or we choose to highlight......... A minor detail.
  3. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Starts tomorrow - same time same place!
  4. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    It seems this thread is now officially closed
  5. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Not necessarily - the boat could be towed away from the finish direction. In any case I feel this is all about pleasing sponsors and has little regard for the rules. I'm out on this subject now and am looking forward to leg 6.
  6. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Agree - in the absence of further information from the jury it appears VOR are playing fast and loose with the RRS and their own SI's - further evidenced by the goings on in Melborne.
  7. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    I thought we'd gone beyond this but apparently not. So I'm throwing this previous post back into the mix. It would be really worthwhile to hear from the jury so as to provide understanding. Previous post starts below. Here is a quote from the RYA guidance which addresses RRS41. The race committee will need to consider the consequences of providing the help described in the shaded areas. Other actions such as towing off a boat that has gone aground remain proper and necessary actions when required for reasons of safety but the boat will usually gain a significant advantage; therefore if she fails to retire she should be protested and penalised. I'm wondering if preventing a boat from running aground falls into the same category. For full text see Diva 39 link below.
  8. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Re run at 15.00 UTC I believe so not before then I guess.
  9. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Cackling... Any case might just stir myself to get more of the adolescents (under 25's these days) ( the ones that can sail ) out in the old girls this year and in the process get the owners to invest. Yous, that's anyone reading, are welcome to come for a sail should you find yourselves in Cornwall.
  10. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Confounded I am
  11. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Watch out Southern, the youngsters will start cracking on!! I like em though - sometimes they make me think, sometimes they confound me and sometimes they make me feel like I've no more to offer. I likes their spark though x Sooo much i don't know.............
  12. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Fine by me - more important things to be fighting over All's fair in love.
  13. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    On this occasion I'm disagreeing. Go back to the first photos less than 24 hours after the finish and you will see plenty of evidence that they were the first boat in "the boatyard". Empty Volvo 65 cradles, an AKZO branded container - possibly more.. With respect to you and JS that's at least three sides to a shape.
  14. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Any case for those that enjoy Rugby six nations kicks off tomorrow - you lot down there might (probably) be better than us but this one is a joy to get us out of winter and helps the old girls back to the water in the spring
  15. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Unless you seen something I didn't boat's still in the same place it was put - 1st photos one day after the crash clearly place the boat in "the boatyard" as evidenced by the empty cradles and containers with other team names displayed. Have I missed something - has she been moved?