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  1. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Hehe. Remember the story about the mom who thought LOL meant "lots of love", and messaged her daughter: "grandpa just died. LOL"
  2. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Your logic is off You'd accept a cancellation, but also says it would be in nobody's interest. In that case, I don't understand how you'd accept a cancellation. To accept a cancellation, you must feel that it would be in somebody's interest to do so. Ok, I'm just splitting words here, but just wanted to comment that I don't get your logic. I would NOT accept a cancellation, but for personal reasons. It's my winter hobby to follow the race!
  3. Of course the current rules should be obeyed!
  4. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Haha Actually, the cockpit is just called cockpit. The English word.
  5. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    We call this a pilot line. But I think "mousing" is a funnier word, I'll try to make it the new standard
  6. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    I found the thread for it now, got some more details there
  7. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Aha! That was new to me, I've only used thinner sheets and sails, in light conditions What happens with the halyard, is it placed somewhere to add weight?
  8. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Can you explain to us not native in English what "mousing" means? If I had to guess, using my imagination (instad of googling, that's so boring): It's something that looks like something typical mouse-like behaviour. Like hiding, and sticking the nose out from a hole in the wall. Kind of sneaky, in and out. So mousing a halyard would be to pretend to prepare for using it, to confuse another boat. I'm pretty sure that I'm wrong. It would be covered by the rules of sportsmanship, right? Up here we also have mouse metaphors for female body parts, like you English people use computer parts, joystick....for male parts. So all in all, pretty funny for me to read about "mousing a halyard"
  9. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    It's out now. Scallywag in a little breeze, Akzo doing pirouettes right behind them in a windhole....
  10. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Ahem. Not all. They have some fans here. I'm one of them. But I guess you have made your opinion and just interpret all you see to support your own view. No worries, that means you're normal. But you're wrong
  11. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Guess the baby made a world record in burping, after that!
  12. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Just like I predicted when the team was announced: they will be the most entertaining team They don't have a sponsor, they have an owner. So it's not for selling any products
  13. FP: Another “tumultuous relationship”?

    I've been looking all over the Front Page for this article, but found nothing. Facebook should be FB, not FP! Grrrrrrrrrrr. Who says "Facebook Page"? it's not a Paaaaaaaaaage. Anyway, according to FB he's still engaged and all.
  14. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Well, at least my part of the world is preparing for the Chinese invasion! If you visit us, you can pay with your local methods. Union Pay (they have outnumbered Visa) is available in most places where tourists go, and Alipay is also just introduced. But it’s been a lot of work to implement this, and I’m happy to be leaving the payment industry in a few weeks All right, back to sailing.