Fiji Bitter

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  1. Snaggletooth, U speake Abo kangaroo do u ? Please translate into gobbledygook !
  2. My dear Glenn, I would politely suggest you move over here: https://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/forum/ Enjoy! Bye, and BTW, the definition of craw : "the stomach, especially of a lower animal."
  3. Yes they have ruled, and no doubt ruled correctly. But the RC, amongst others, have fucked up and brought the sport in disrepute. So not end of case, but Rule 69. You should know better, c u later...
  4. Using the bilge pump was not mandatory. The only mandatory bit was using the pump handle up yours. Dumb suggestion #100, that was. I've taken Randumb (temporary) of my ignore list, as he sometimes makes sense, and you have now have the great honour to replace him. Happy sailing, no wait, hoppy keyboarding!
  5. Rather disingenuous article/damage control, to say it politely. Absolute topper IMHO: "I was tired, we'd had a hard race, and I was blindsided by the question. We had no idea what they were talking about. That was when I made the comments about AIS not being mandatory under the Col Regs for ships at sea - which it isn't generally also for boats our size [or under 300 tonnes]. My comments were taken out of context, I was referring to the Col Regs, where it is clear that AIS is a voluntary navigational aid."
  6. Absolutely, been thinking exactly that all along! Yes, for the race competitors, but not for all other ships.
  7. Oats humbly admits they didn't know the rules, and gets penalized 20%, if they are lucky. What do I win? .
  8. Interesting that coming from you, please enlighten us. "He always speaks very highly of you", you know... Or did you you perhaps mean "fuckup Vila" ?
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Sheesh, was hoping for a tight finish. Just awesome!
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    Figaro solo

    Three leading boats passing Ile de Bréhat. Taken with my phone through the 20×100mm binoculars of my grandpa's summer mansion on the Brittany coast.
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Oh yes, he certainly was having a ball! After freeloading at the VOR Sailors Terrace he went to Brunel to pay his respect to Bouwe, who basically said he does it for the sport and not for the glory. Then talked to Carlo about Grunter, his AC boss, and then was so taken aback by Nina's beautifull smile that he mixed up the rounding of Cape Horny from East to West, bummer! After a couple more Heinekens he followed the team to backstage of the pricegiving, and I encouraged him to cut Jack Sparrow's lunch by chatting up lovely Sophie. It's amazing how his dementia seems to diminish when he sees a pretty young woman, and Sophie even appeared to enjoy the conversation (somewhat...). Next up to Annemieke, the Dutch Lioness who at first seemed slightly unsettled by the SOF's approach, but then opened up nicely, also about all the interviews she had to endure. I even managed to get a picture of the old man with both Annemieke and Sophie, a picture I promised to Jugk Sparrow quite a while ago. In all seriousness, we were rather surprised by how eager all the girls seemed to be to do the race again, particularly so soon after the finish. Amidst all the uncertainty of the next race, they were keen to go again, be it with a mixed crew or an all woman crew. We sensed a slight preference for an all female crew, or perhaps with one male, dunno, but in that case grandpappy is keen to go again, to make it a triple.
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    You are ok Shang ? Didn't see you on the Sailors Terrace, you are a Sailor aren't you ? And I agree, this guy has had a Chinese make over, so that makes it 50%, right ?
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Wiitty & Wife joined the crowd after coming on stage, not sure for what price. He seemed a bit subdued, possibly due to lack of alcohol, unlike me, umm...
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Crews were waiting backstage for their turn, probably their last commitment. Think I recognize those legs...
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Exactly, and quite a crowd and a great atmosphere at the pricegiving!
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Thanks for that Leo. Caroline and Annemieke were very good and not boring like those politicians early on in the program. Here is what it looked like:
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    One more, Martine smiling and looking a bit lost on the foredeck and perhaps wondering what will be next. My demented Grandpa says he wants to party with all 22 girls tonight, and thinks they were only on board for entertainment. He mumbles about the Vulva Race, the poor bugger!
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    My only close up shot on Sunday, when Akzo came close by our ship to say hello to the many fans on board. PS. Renny, my grandpa will be at the Sailors Terrace later this afternoon, and he says he would like to meet you. Beware, he is a bit of a character. Check PM for contact details plse.
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Been looking for the lucky bastard in several bars to no avail. Hopefully will pick him up out of the gutter this coming week. Battery now at 2%, so c u later.
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    The loosers finish surrounded by a big disillusioned crowd !
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    IYEP, the Dong screaming along the coast. They got it in real live too. Congrats, where is Shang ?
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Excuse the thread drift. Out on a navy hydrgraphic vessel, to meet our heroes. Not sure which heroes exactly yet. Cloggies are looking a bit depressed, also because ship is dry...