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  1. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    "We had to slalom a little bit... We were almost at the boat's maximum speed, around 20 knots, with boats where everyone is concentrating on controlling the sails, with a lot of water in your face too, so it's going fast, and there's a lot of noise." what?!
  2. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    seconded. one of our medevacs (don't ask...) the chopper requested we deploy a liferaft and evacuate from there rather than the yacht.
  3. Spindrift 2 Jules Verne 2017

    ah this is a sad sight. I remember sailing as a teenager in dinghies and the yachts going out past us at our cadet week. there was a trimaran there who set off to go round the isle of man but returned unexpectedly a day later. it took us a few days to work out why she looked so weird. one of her hulls was missing...
  4. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    it was definitely mentioned. whether it was the sea survival guys or the offshore sail training guys I can't remember. but it was talked about
  5. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    the offshore sea survival we did encourages energy conservation. but then it was also working on the assumption that we'd have a life jacket on, so we'd have the high vis hood pulled over out heads as well. I guess waving or splashing is good if the boat is very close and rescue is imminent, otherwise you'd exhaust yourself fairly quickly I'd think.
  6. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    that's what I thought. thanks for confirming my memory loss isn't that bad just yet
  7. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    interesting. my recollection from the time was that another ship had collected the body of Hans Horrevoets and the crew of movistar before amro2 crossed the finish line.
  8. HOLLYWOOD ON THE ROCKS?

    when clyde challenger dismasted in the atlantic last year, they were ordered to open the seacocks to help her scuttle
  9. Get bent, let's get rid of the jackstays !

    it's a similar thing in entertainment rigging. when climbing large trusses, there is a fall arrest system on each upright (just in case) then steel catenary wire strung above each horizontal truss for clipping onto. if working on the upright, or in an awkward location on the horizontal, everyone has dedicated work positioning kit. I guess the big difference for us is that there's not tens of thousands of volt running through our trusses going back to the deformation of the carabiner though, none of the ones we use are rated for side loading. the bow of the 70s is a pretty cluttered place, even though it's better now they got rid of the f*&%in' pole....
  10. HOLLYWOOD ON THE ROCKS?

    yeah. we had two folk rescued off our boat leaving hobart one year. ended up needing a helicopter and a police boat. eventful...
  11. Another fatality for Clipper Around the World.

    also, your guess of 250 sailors in two editions is way off. I think last count it's more like 750 per edition as the race is 8 legs which can be sailed individually, as well as in multiples right up to RTW
  12. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    remote controlled from a bunker in alicante?
  13. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    I'm waiting for the video of a drone being unpicked off a bowsprit...
  14. VOR Management MIA maybe Dead?

    yeah, but in 05-06 it was the 40s or nothing because of the corporate commitment. I preferred to watch the volvos do inport racing here in AD like I said, but if it's something or nothing to watch; I'll take something.
  15. VOR Management MIA maybe Dead?

    nah, but they were entertainment.