• Announcements

    • Zapata

      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

248 F'n Saint

About Elisa

  • Rank

Profile Information

  • Location
    Brexit Country
  • Interests
    VOR, Cruising,

Recent Profile Visitors

288 profile views
  1. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Ah, you’ll survive SX , I’m off to bed anyway... and promise I’ll be good no more school analogy stuff tomorrow. I’ll stick to serious number crunching and weather models studies, promise . Edit: I now see you worried about the harness discussion, well yes, but it is a valid discussion now isn’t? I mean having exclusion zones is one thing but harnesses could be another..
  2. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    I honestly, really want to step away from the school analogy, but seriously, these boys and girls need to be taught and told that this is too dangerous. A MOB is desastreus in upcoming days and nights... safety first!
  3. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    I see that, will be interesting to see how it plays out, not convinced it’ll work.
  4. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    What would be the possible benefit of this course? Will be lighter up there but maybe he sees something we don’t...
  5. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    So, whose position do we like best at the moment approaching the ice-gates? Would you want to be the Paintwagon or the furthest south?
  6. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    That is is a first then
  7. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Maybe, You should see me in a school uniform , this race is a bit a toys-for-boys/girls thing isn’t? I shall try and stop the analogy but I apologise in advance should I fail. Live on...
  8. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Very valid point you make here, rigid exclusion zones could lead to risky decisions. Agreed, more flexibility would enhance safety.
  9. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Agree, still feels like a bunch of kids on a school trip and not as a team of ice-cool professionals such as Mapfre. That said I think she runs a great campaign with the youngsters
  10. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    It is going to be brutal, safety first, racing second... this edition has had its fair share of drama already, no more needed.
  11. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    I’m quite impressed by Vestas leading the charge, a pretty sight. They are looking the others straight in the eye, definitely not the poor kid on the block, loving it!
  12. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Yes, Forss, big thank you for running this tracker, it truly adds to following this race.
  13. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    It says in topbar that it will be live until 1am UTC.... unfortunately..
  14. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Nailed it here Jack, Mapfre is cool as ice and Xabi managed to stay away from the drama and to keep both eyes on the ball. That professional attitude will get them the big cup in The Hague. It reminds me very much of Ian Walker and his team last round. Same tactics, always ready to do the tiny bit extra and don’t make too many mistakes.
  15. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    True, but the coolest kids are now on a boat to The Horn, chewing on a freeze dried meal on an epic leg in a cool round the world race