NORBowGirl

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  1. NORBowGirl

    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    It was only a two minute walk from the volvo boats to the legends boats, and closer to the entrance than the volvo boats....and as far as I could see, lots of people visited them. So I'm not sure I'd call them a screw-up....
  2. NORBowGirl

    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    I'm easy, I just hope they get out of there without hitting any rocks.
  3. NORBowGirl

    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    The Danish forecast says 20-25 knots of wind from west, on the 21st. Not too bad? But might get worse later of course. It’s windy in general these days, our Tuesday night OD-racing was cancelled by the rc.
  4. NORBowGirl

    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    https://volvooceanracedenhaag.nl/?lang=en
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Probably not but it might be a safety issue. The water is not crystal clear but hopefully a diver can get a good luck. More (diving options) action after the in-port happened, when Scallywag got a sheet in the propeller on their way back, and some boat wanted to assist but ended up crashing into them. Only gel coat damages but it needed a pretty big patch. Quite a special memory for that boat I guess...
  6. NORBowGirl

    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Swedish rocks.... I’m back home, but a Swedish magazine just reported that Mapfre grounded during the pro-am today. Most likely they hit soft ground and not an actual rock so hopefully no damages. Video at Search magazine
  7. NORBowGirl

    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    And the halyards doesn’t fit! I hoisted a commercial flag and the halyard slipped 4-5 centimeters from the lock. Don’t remember which one. But even dropping 1 centimeter is driving us crazy on the little x-35 and we keep it on the winch. I understand that there’s no time for this during this short stopover, but all in all the ropes are shit and will probably go to rope heaven after The Hague.
  8. NORBowGirl

    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    The cockpit had a lot more space than I thought! It’s wide. As a person who likes to whip and splice and keep all running rig in good shape, I noticed that all sheets and halyards were totally worn and hopefully will last to the Haag.
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    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    Haha, not witty another friend who works with the team. No patch. And yes, first time on the vo65.
  10. NORBowGirl

    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    Had some fun...
  11. NORBowGirl

    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    I helped move Scallywag and tied the springs for the stern, and tied the fenders. I’m quite glad I went
  12. NORBowGirl

    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    I’ll look like a supermodel. Haha, hardly. Jeans and yellow t-shirt, blonde and tall.
  13. NORBowGirl

    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    Self quote Yep, I’m going. Hopefully sleep on a boat in the village marina. And hopefully track down shanghaisailor! Or any other anarchists really, for a chat and a beer pm me if this sounds irresistible.
  14. NORBowGirl

    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    Kanskje imorgen!
  15. NORBowGirl

    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Tjörn Rundt, aka demolition derby. I’ve done it twice, didn’t hit any rocks but plenty others did....
  16. NORBowGirl

    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    I was more thinking about what the rules say about it
  17. NORBowGirl

    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    I can't find any information about onboard guests in the in-port races....does anybody know? It usually looks like each boat have a guest or two....
  18. NORBowGirl

    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    Some volunteered, but also some of them are already working for the team or doing deliveries for a living. Just sayin I understand that some are thinking that this was impressive and a sign of something, I don't. Getting the boat to Itajai was just logistics. That being said, they are a fantastic group of people who I'd trust my life with. Meaning the delivery team
  19. NORBowGirl

    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    Actually I don’t. And I don’t understand why you imply such evil in anyone.
  20. NORBowGirl

    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    The rocks will be after the finish line
  21. NORBowGirl

    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    And still daylight. It’s 22:27. God I love scandinavistan
  22. NORBowGirl

    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    I’m not showing up. Gonna sleep in, meaning until 8am
  23. NORBowGirl

    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    My team will be last, but I’ll join you - have started with wine and have planned for home office tomorrow. Still haven’t decided if I’ll go to Gothenburg tomorrow...
  24. NORBowGirl

    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    It’s slightly busier than our harbour, but not very I have a fond memory of entering Sydney at night, beautiful - and how much fun the guys had when they said I had to pay attention to the bridge and make sure the mast would be fine. I can still hear the laughter when I said we were fine
  25. NORBowGirl

    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    I bet it said outrageous to let a race use the cruise ship lane but it’s part of the fun and excitement in this race! We sail out the Oslo fjord and it’s not a lot of room. As I said, they have police boats controlling it.