NORBowGirl

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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.
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    Are Mount Gay Rum Hats Cool?

    They are yellow now. At least it was when I went, two years ago I never wear hats anyway, I prefer visors. If they gave out visors, I'd wear them, no matter how it looks. Now, how about gear with logos from the Volvo? Not veeeeeeery cool, are they? I mean, it just says you DIDN'T do the Volvo. I got a visor and a fleece from a friend and I actually wear both.....but hey, I'm so cool anyway. Haha
  5. I guess the article just says she was the only female OBR in this last edition, not the first female OBR ever. But yes, good article Why being the only female OBR is such a big deal, I don't get, though. Shrug. I think their work is the point, not their gender.
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    Boat Captain/Manager?

    Living in a social democracy, so sharing the cost and labour comes natural for us. We all help with all boat maintenance. Last year the polishing was outsourced, and the workers polished EVERYTHING, including the foredeck. That was not pleasant. This year we did it ourselves.
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    SCOTW Pick Offends the "Sea Gypsy"

    Hey, I didn't know you played in The Office
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    SYDNEY GOLD COAST RACE 2018

    It's possible to get help if you have low testosterone levels, you know.
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    11 Metre One Design

    Cool, I just realised I also have a nice action pic from 11metre racing. Here I am on my way to the bow, elegantly like a cat (irony - it never felt elegant)
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    11 Metre One Design

    I've done some 11metre races, here in Norway. It's a lot of fun! But I can't drink myself stupid more than two days in a row, so I moved on to more moderate drinking classes
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    Race Committe Question

    But you would normally have a visual of the other boats in your class and be able to interpret what's going on, wouldn't you? I mean, if you are very late and see no other boats, you're probably DNC?
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    Sailing “bucket list” thread

    Club Swan 50 races in the Med.
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    Women of the VOR in the New York Times

    Staysail, you won’t be called a misogynist for just admitting that in general, men are stronger. It’s ok. And it’s not a problem in mixed crews, as they ALL will have different strengths. Steve is stronger than Joe, etc. it’s not a problem. Now if you want to argue that all female teams are better then mixed (which most women prefer) teams, find some other, better arguments.
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Haha, if it was the Norwegian king he’d be teasing witty about not winning, and they all would be drunk. Our king is the best. And a world champion in sailing
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    Clipper wreck report

    They are the Ukrainian hookers in high heels.
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    Clipper wreck report

    We learned yesterday that you can’t trust a race comittee to have a finishing line where there are no rocks in the area boats need to get their kites down they moved it after this happened, but for us it was too late and the worlds is over and who knows how long it will take to repair the boat. We of course have navigation systems but it’s generally not in use for w/l racing.
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    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....
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

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