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    VOR, R2AK, Getting an old boat back on the water, paddling about.

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  1. VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    This song is about the catastrofuck described by Jack:
  2. VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    Scallywag has turned left. DF and Mapfre turning too, but at different angles. Ooops, now they are lined up.
  3. VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    Scallywag always seems late to the party on the raw feed stuff. Going to to cut them some slack here, but hey, if you are back in the race, you are are back in the race with all its obligations. (edit: no disrespect to the above post, we were typing at the same time)
  4. VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    Great cockpit action on DFRT, a bit of an extended version of what Jack posted above. CB calling the shots:
  5. VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    Update to the Fish logo from Scallywag FB page: Edit: FB embed code doesn't seem to work here, so this is the text only. More pics on FB:
  6. VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    ^ I've noticed the same memorial logo on Scallywag team t-shirts in recent interviews.
  7. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Funny you should mention required courses. The sailing program at the little resort we frequent was recently shut down by the local Coast Guard, or whatever it is called there. Turns out the sailing guy, who has been safely and effectively hauling tourists back and forth across the bay for 18 years, didn't have Cuban yachtie certificate, or whatever. Plus something to do with needing marker bouys out in the bay. Of course, this being Cuba, sailing guy can't afford to take the test and his employer won't pay for it. Marker bouys? Should he should go beachcombing for plastic bottles and washed up bits of rope? The one expression you learn quickly down there sums it up: "Es Cuba."
  8. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Excellent drift, one and all. I definitely planned my spring holiday right, we are off to Cuba on Wednesday, back just in time for the start of leg 8. I hope VS11 and Scallywag make it to the line. With any luck, I might go sailing while down there. Mostly likely on a Hobie cat but this vessel is way more interesting:
  9. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    ^ Just caught that on FB, not only a sail but the carbon rigging could be a hazard.
  10. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    The BGAN itself is about $10K CDN, then there are the service fees. According to my nephew, the average offshore oil rig has a monthly satcom service fee of roughly $250K, which shows you how they make their money. Good thing Inmarsat is a race partner, that would be an expensive little broadcast from the Horn.
  11. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    The BGAN is impressive technology, it gives you Internet access pretty much anywhere on the planet. My nephew sells this stuff, mostly to offshore oil rigs. The one they have is the big version, there is a smaller one you could take on a canoe trip: https://www.inmarsat.com/service/bgan/
  12. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Good to see SHKS underway. I was just cruising Port Stanley harbour via MarineTraffic looking for VS11, no sign of them. Search reports vessel "out of range." I wonder if they met up with Brisbane Bill? His boat is still there and I checked his blog for a report but no news since March 30.
  13. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    In the video, they are just sailing along casually in light winds, going about their business. Is that delivery mode? How is your spring coming along Stief? I'm in Ontario, and and gazing out at 20 cm of new snow and -15 C. Saw a robin last week but I think it has vamosed.
  14. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    It looks like Mapre is in full rationing mode: food, water, diesel, electricity. Full Spanish-language overview in this video: https://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/raw/8918.html Here are the rules onboard:
  15. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Mad, the S/V Anne Margaretha might be the ride for you. And it is parked beside Scallywag right now. Hop on a plane, get two birds with one rock: make friends with Witty and get a tour down the passage. https://annemargaretha.com/