Fiji Bitter

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    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    I think they have finished, VOR is behind the times:
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    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Another Dreamer? Dong Men will be out in full force, and so will be the others, with hamburgers and beer, and lots of kisses!
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    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Where is Carlos, doesn't he know there are 5 girls on board (or 4 actually).
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    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Brown cafe's or coffee shops you mean? When I was in Stockholm the girls had brown teeth, and the coffee was ditch water from Itajai (sorry Bow, nothing personal, and 2-3 glasses of wine and whine warning!)
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    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    May I guess, BH (natter boy) perhaps ? And if you sail 1 leg and got kicked off, then you can claim to have sailed the Whitbread/Volvo RTW, isn't it...
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    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Nice write up on that ritual, I remember a similar story, but that was more of a show off. Maybe that's when the ritual thing started... Anyway, time for a bit more thread drift before TTOP powers in. Here is a rather unique and beautiful picture of yesterdays Windy weather here, although I don't like it at all! Dunno if it is a ridge or a front, or both, but it is over a huge area, and with a low developing into a cat 1 cyclone near Fiji on Monday night (as mentioned in my Vestas/Damien post).. Pfff, looks I am ok again, but the poor bastards in the already flooded areas perhaps not so much.
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    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Come on Stief, how can you ever be embarrassed with the amount effort and posts you put in ! That embedding didn't seem to work for me, so please leave it, and now I copied your post anyway, sorry.
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    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    That was Xaby in the doldrums saying that, must have had serious thoughts of it again lately. And thanks for embedding the Facebook link, I couldn't get it...
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    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    I see only 6 boats entered on the VOR legends Race page: https://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/the-legends-race-news-editorial.html So, are you the 7th entry with one of the Pirates ? And I am not sure all these entries are definite either, as the latest my sniffer dog heard in Lisbon was that The Hague/Scheveningen was asking exorbitant harbor/marina charges. Seems a big fuck up to me, and shame to the Dutch organizers. Not much on their Farcebook page either, just 3 stories and a rather nice clip, but hey, real Legends refuse to use the social media, isn't it. (has been posted before, or I saw it somewhere) https://web.facebook.com/legendsrace2018/videos/701667346686380/
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    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Mud or soil first, and unclean from agricultural toxic waste (pesticides, fertilizer, antibiotics), as well as other toxic waste from dumps, industry, households, gas stations, garages, in other words a shitload of it. And all that not mainly from poverty.
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    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    (up again and on the coffee, work to be done) Well Damien, that is a is a really applaudable plan, and you don't need to look very far. Come to Fiji after this weekend, and see the devastation of the floods for yourself. The last week the rains have been absolutely relentless (no pun intended), even much further away from the cyclone than those towns in the videos below. And there is indeed another deep depression and possible cyclone on its way already. The town of Ba in the video, is a nice but relative affluent town, with a big Nestle factory (no Nespresso though), and a good soccer team. No nearby Marina or good anchorage, but it looks like I could park my boat in the High Street. Nadi is perhaps the wealthiest town in Fiji, after the capital Suva, due to their proximity of the international airport and the big Denaraux marina and resort development. There are probably many other really poor countries that need it more than Fiji, but if you want to spend a little money, like US$ 500.000 or so, then my local Fijian friends in a small village here also need some proper flood infrastructure. RC or Stief already posted a link to the video below, but I repost because its exactly what 11th hour/Damien is talking about. Here another one of Nadi, and there are many more on Youtube: https://youtu.be/Rf706rYWP1M
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    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    No problem, I was just curious too. Cannot believe that Clean didn't mean to boot Herman. I did a post on it with a large photo of Hermnan and his kid at the Volvo stopover in Scheveningen. He could not miss that one, and he stayed silent. And Mad, I am not fighting with the moderators. Just getting the truth out, and asking for a reaction in my usual over polite way. I like those too, and have always liked Clean's style, and his interviews, like the Dalton ones (except the one that never was, ages ago.) And maybe it was not him, but someone else doing the dirty deed, who knows, until he tells all. Anyway, gone try to get a couple of hours more sleep now. Just wanted to watch the Daily Live and do some ketchup, and there was plenty of it since the 3 hours that I was asleep. This thread is alive and well, and sucks you in, for sure. G'night.
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    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Hard to imagine indeed, but otherwise why were my posts about Turner removed as well ? Did not know about Turner being snowed in. Clean made a brief statement that he was in France, with his wife. (possibly negotiating a Vendee/open 60 deal?). Clean had better come clean about this, if he wants to be regarded as a true and faithful anarchist. Very odd indeed, and Herman also said he was missing SA, and is now posting on Twitter, as you know. At the time I tried to PM Clean, but it said he does not accept private messages, also odd for an editor. He probably was getting too much hate mail... I reported it to the "moderators", asked for a clarification and to pass the message on to Clean. No response on that whatsoever, fuck them too. And my boat SC, are you fishing? Just a biggish dinghy, ok?
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    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Very good Shang, and totally correct, except for the spelling.
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    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    There is no story on that yet. Herman, a highly respected financial consultant, has no clue himself. It must have to do with Clean's buddy Mark Turner, who was said to be in Hongkong, by no other than Jack Sparrow. Herman picked up on that, and so did I. Herman was booted off, all his posts removed, and my posts removed too. Only Jack's post remained, because he is another Clean darling. Altogether very sad, and it nearly made me leave SA, because it was not the first case of unjustified censorship for me.
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    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    I yearn to go back to my bunk, but better say this right now. Firstly, Clean is a coward because he stayed away from this forum after kicking our beloved Herman off it. That was simply undeserved fucking censorship. Yes Clean, I bet that you don't even dare to defend that, since you are just like the VOR management, run and hide! Secondly, Peter Blake simply had to do the race again because he lost the first 4, simple as that..., and good to him. The truth "simply" hurts, sometimes.
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    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Funny that you say that just now, after my previous post, because again it was Andy Green who lied about this in Auckland. He said something like 9 out of 10 of the two time winners were Kiwis. Very wrong cause I personally know two that are not Kiwis, and not only won two, but won it at their first try as well. Now Stief, I you can dig that up, then I declare you the 1st place winner of the top historian/googler price of this forum, right now.
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    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    If you mean by elsewhere the VOR, then I can tell you that it is not an urban myth, just highly exaggerated by some journalists. Just like some other often repeated stories by that Andy Green bore, sometimes Niall, and some other screen writers too. That's where they thrive on. I think I've already promised to tell the real story that I know is the truth, together with some other real facts maybe, but have not said when I will tell. That might very well be after this race, may be even in my next life. Sorry for that. Also, there may possibly be other boats and crews where indeed most crew had their appendices removed, but I doubt it, and have never hear of it from the other crews either.
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    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Samba time for sure !
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    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Good one too, will send you some tissues.
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    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    #metoo, have been abused by an older .................... design !
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    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    And charity from suppliers, that put me off, IIRC. Nice pics by wife though.
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    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Nice one. So it's not fake news that she never cut her hair since then.
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    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    An obnoxious prick in other words. I do believe you, nice wife and kids though?
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    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Find a rich owner, then get paid for the trip. Slightly more serious answer than SC