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  1. Slark

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    No doubt. RKJ employed string, copper strips, bolts, bits and such to keep his craft from sinking. Pretty amazing. '68 boats ended at a2/9 chance of getting around (had BM decided to finish). I have to question whether the odds are even that high with these boats. They are soon to be a long way from anywhere. I don't like playing the pessimist, but it seems it could get ugly.
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Really have to question this race continuing. These boats clearly aren't up to the task. Hoping no one gets killed.
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Susie seems to be headed in the wrong direction- Hoping it's nothing serious.
  4. The rule was a success in that it force mixed crews to be part of the race. I wouldn't downplay that fact that the DF women won the race. They participated at a high level, they did the miles and the hard work. Why do you need to be a captain to be a winner? Moving forward, to me it makes sense to keep the rule in place until such time that the rule is no longer needed i.e. crews are roughly 50/50 male/female even though it's not required for the boats to get extra crew. Reality is that is going to take several (many?) editions to get there. Change is slow, teams will still want the folks who have multiple trips around the planet on their team, on winning/high performing teams at that. In recent races, SCA and one trip with forced mixed crews isn't enough to move the needle.
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Me thinks cloggers headed for the gut in the TSS zones, VMG starting to pick up. Red boats max VMG but will have to change course eventually. Should be an interesting few hours.
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    The event needs to get non-sailors interested somehow for sponsors sake/ROI. While it is quite weird, this is one way to at least try to get more people interested. Also little cost to the event.
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Are they allowed to haul out the boat in Gothenburg? I'd think not since it's a short stopover.
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    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    Map-ers within 0.5nm. Going to be really tight. Hope Capey has his stuff together.
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    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    Brunel doing their best to keep this interesting.
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    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    Slope of lines in lower right corner. Not over yet.
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    VOR Leg 9 Newport to Cardiff

    That looks like the clew.
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    VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    Leg 1, 2014-15 edition Mapfre becalmed under table mountain as SCA skids by to take 6th. Boats hit things, crap gets stuck on their foils, wrong naviguessing in the doldrums, caught in a bad current, breakages, etc, so on, so forth. Shit happens. The top 4 boats all deserve credit for getting themselves in the position to have a chance. Luck and mother nature is part of it.
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    VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    Brunel trying to get out ahead of the reds is nerve racking.
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    VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    No complaining or they might kill the live tracker.