NORBowGirl

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  1. NORBowGirl

    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    I doubt you'll find any housewifes in either country! We do, however, obsess about the weather forecasts, and they are in m/s. In Melbourne, I guess the weather is either turned on or turned off, while there are more variations up here. A lot of expressions for different kinds of snow and the variations between rain and snow, and for when the rain or snow pauses.
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Yep. We don't really know how this is financed - if there's a fixed budget or not. The cost of real rescues might reduce their training budget, etc. But the real extra cost is perhaps coming from any commercial vessels who stop/alter their route to assist. We also probably don't know how the participants are insured and if that covers anything.
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    What are the rules on traffic sailing through a race?

    ....but not other boats. I thought we all agreed on that by now
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    What are the rules on traffic sailing through a race?

    I bet that was exciting Navigating the big ships has become part of the fun in this annual race here. If the wind is very very light, being on the right side of them can make or break your race.
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    What are the rules on traffic sailing through a race?

    Norway style Actually, there’s a police boat in front of the big one, telling racers to get away, in the most busy areas. But all racers respect them, cause they also sometimes alter course to help the racers. Or, shall we say, they choose a route with just hundred boats in their way, instead of 700.... Anyway, it’s just mutual respect.
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Are you sure you knew cause of the AIS? I suspect you could hear his reggae music first
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    What are the rules on traffic sailing through a race?

    You should have stopped there. Your long explanation after the "no" probably made him insecure about your opinion and he most likely didn't comprehend a word you said after the "no". Ok. Going to hide now
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    What are the rules on traffic sailing through a race?

    Unofficially: don't be a dick, stay away from the race Officially: Same rules as always
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    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    Ooh. Wet stuff is running from my eyes from watching this. Can’t imagine how emotional it must be to finish such a long race. Well done, Railmeat! Now I’m waiting for my personal favorite class 40 to finish! Mister Ryking from Sweden. What a real macgyver, he’s repaired everything you can imagine during this race. I’m so impressed by these guys. It’s like doing a Volvo SH, almost. Edit: yes, I know there are longer solo races. Still impressed
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    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    I’m not a fan of how all the focus is on gender. I’ve done a couple of races with all females and I hated it. It became a battle of sexes instead of a battle of skills.
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    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    The first.
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    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    I'd rather swim to Hobart.
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    what shall we do with a drunken sailor?

    Still there? I recommend a trip to the museum Body Worlds....where you'll learn what makes people happy. Hint: it's not being in a freezing bar
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    Frigate on the rocks, 7th fleet innocent.

    A right wing journo wrote an article about it. It's in Norwegian but google-translate it if you want I think it's funny. He's saying that men can't navigate and focus when they have women around. Like women are cryptonite for the strong men. Ok, sometimes they are, but I am confident that men - in general - are able to focus on their job. And I have heard male skippers say that they take less risks and play it safer if they have a mixed crew - something about instinct to protect the women. If that's true, the navy should have MORE women. All in all - the Norwegian boys have grown up in a society with gender equality and hence shouldn't be affected by female presence anywhere. This journalist is just trying to make money on his stupid little magazine. And he was quickly silenced, since we only hear male voices from both ships. He lost his point there.
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    Frigate on the rocks, 7th fleet innocent.

    The plot thickens. First, some incels tried to claim that it all happened because females have joined the navy. Then it turned out that no female officers where onboard. That silenced them a bit but they still say that women have weakened the navy. Men can't navigate if they are around, it turns out. And now this. I want it to be an exciting story behind it all, not just a navigation fuckup..
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    Flying with Spinlock Deckvest S-Cutter: carry on?

    I don't understand the question. I can't imagine flying to a race with just hand luggage.
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    i touch myself

    Let's not exaggerate
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    Stupid Crew Tricks...

    I would rather say that thinking things through before I speak, is not my strong point
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    Stupid Crew Tricks...

    Prepping the boat for Antigua Race week, owner was diving to clean the bottom. He didn't have any weights so it was hard work, holding on to a rope and just having one hand free to scrub. During a break, we talked about what we could use for weights to tie around his waist, when I spotted two big empty water bottles. And then I felt really smart and suggested we fill them with water, they'll be real heavy. He still laughs when he sees me.
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    It must have been difficult to get the stretcher downstairs, hmm. Maybe they gave him some painkillers so he would be able to get himself out of there. But I imagine that getting that iced tea must have cost him a lot of pain and energy, and probably that was all he managed/prioritized to do.
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Well, on the other hand they don't have much choice....it would have been more impressive to do the same, a couple of miles from land - where the option to give up is more real
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    Is 'All pink on the outside gear' cool?

    Or female.
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    Florence

    He's standing on her dress, hoping for an extra millimeter.
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    Are Mount Gay Rum Hats Cool?

    My Volvo gear is not team branded....just general Volvo and clean ocean stuff, that the volunteers used in the race villages. Is that less wankerish? But I actually helped move the boat in Gothenburg so I might be entitled to wear team gear....
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    Florence

    I don't think anybody seriously means that emergency services should check if people in need, possibly can be to blame, before they decide to help or not. Putting their lives at risk for fools is what they DO. Not all people have the competence to assess what is risky or not. And weather in particular can be difficult to predict. That doesn't mean we all stop sailing, does it. That being said, in a big situation like this, of course the option is to cancel all emergency services in general, to protect the lives of the people who work there. I understand that choice. But in general - risking their lives is what they DO.