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  1. VOR 2017-18

    On the opposite side I’ve met sailors with only a couple of years experience and don’t even know how to splice a simple little thing, who has the certification...
  2. VOR 2017-18

    Edited. But anyway, to my knowledge they don’t require that you never had accidents to certify.
  3. VOR 2017-18

    I don't do Dutch. Pun intended
  4. VOR 2017-18

    That sounds odd. All the above mentioned safety measures are probably the same for all boats and hence not something to be surprised about.
  5. VOR 2017-18

    I agree, that's not cool and it must be incredibly difficult for the crew to say no this close to the race - I guess not many of them can just step away and move on to other paid gigs in a heartbeat. I hope it's not true. If it's true, it's probably not the recipe for a good result in the race.
  6. VOR 2017-18

    Meanwhile, on Facebook: The feedback is not all positive, of course.
  7. VOR 2017-18

    I think they also need RYA offshore certification.
  8. VOR 2017-18

    I disagree, I don't think an in-port race in light conditions with just two sails tells us anything, apart from how good they are in an in-port race in such conditions. We don't know shit about how they'll do in the real race yet.
  9. VOR 2017-18

    How is she involved in this mess?
  10. VOR 2017-18

    Cool. I'll take you for drinks, Viking style I don't know how long it takes to empty the water ballast on the VO65, have only experienced it on a Class 40 and it took 3-4 minutes to fill/empty, using a chaotic french designed pump system so it's easy to imagine what can go wrong. Tacking the boat with water in both tanks might not be ideal in some conditions I guess. Would be interesting to hear the details!
  11. VOR 2017-18

    Good point. Maybe there was some reason why they didn’t, or maybe a brain fart. It’s known to happen during racing. Like zooming in charts, remember marks, etc. The professionals are as good as amateurs at making a mess
  12. VOR 2017-18

    No big dreams but I prefer racing - not cruising
  13. VOR 2017-18

    Yeah, I'm expecting a world sailing award for that one and that's the only sailing I've ever done. Thank you for reminding me of how little I know, I hope this makes you feel really good about yourself.
  14. VOR 2017-18

    Are you saying that the helm must remind all crew of their jobs before each maneuver?