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    VOR Leg 9 Newport to Cardiff

    Dunno either, what has sailing to do with all that. All I heard in Newport was that Brown Uni was for the Mafia kids, and thinking of it, those two have something Italian in them, isn't it? Full disclosure: I myself went to both MIT and then Harvard, honestly! All in one afternoon, on my bicycle, from Boston Harbor.
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    VOR Leg 9 Newport to Cardiff

    Didn't you know? "It is a waypoint for the Volvo Ocean Race." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eclipse_Island_(Western_Australia)
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    VOR Leg 9 Newport to Cardiff

    Just wondering how many so called "Legends" will actually race in that "Legends Race" ? Or will it be just the boats crewed by whoever likes to pay to pretend to be one? Also noticed in the article: "The leg was also notable for the absence of Dutch navigator Marcel van Trieste, who on hearing news of his mother's death, had jumped overboard to be picked up by a RIB as the boat rounded Eclipse Island, near to the coast of Australia." Always thought that if you go on a RTW Race, that you do the Race, and forget about family matters, however "triest" (sad) that may be...
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    VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    Ok, just another offshore race somewhere, and no wind whatsoever but plenty of tide. We are drifting nicely with the tide towards the next mark, a turning mark, and a bloody big red lightship with a permanent foghorn powered by the swell. But fuck it, after hearing that boooooh grunting horn for several hours already, the tide is up and we stop just short of the lightship, we "kedge" with every line and sheet we can find, and wait with our fingers in our ears, for almost 6 hours. Finally the tide takes us around the boooohing lightship, but wait, fuckit, now the tide is against us again, for 6 more hours of boooooh. That's yacht racing you know, bit of bad luck, harden the fuck up, or get on a bigger boat and get round it with 6 hours of tide and have 6 more hours of tide all the way to the finish.
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    VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    Maybe time to change your own bulb for an LED (multi colored with dimming function and MOB strobe).
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    VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    Where were all these canons on Fort Adams? Victory for the Spanish Armada, well done Mapfre!
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    VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    Brunel only one with pos. VMG ! (of the 4 leaders).
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    VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    Dongshang gone too?
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    VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    1.5 to go at 3kn = 1/2/ hour = how many beers Surfsailor ?
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    VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    Not as long as Brunel is holding out... And where is my beer..., no my wine meanwhile.
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    VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    Gggggideon, a bit boring too...
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    VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    With his wife in the back, Live Show coming up soon.
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    VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    The Show is starting now!
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    VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    There is also a rock at Brenton Point, how do I know... fucking retard navigator!
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    VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    They are not at home, last time I checked the maid was alone, almost...
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    VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    Oops, Brunel lost steerage!
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    VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    Brunel going Pom Pom too, the wrong way?
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    VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    Am actually drinking Dutch Breda Beer, best deal in cans here. Next one got to be something stronger, Jenever can tell.
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    VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    6.30 PM here, perfect timing, am into my 3rd Bitter already. Would prefer a daylight finish though, with a helicopter in the air, and the sound/reporters turned off. Just checked the raw feed, nothing recent. Why can't they show more of the incredible tension on board?
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    VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    Anyone 55 and over can root for Brunel. Dutch or Aussy's count double, Frysians triple. French , Chinese and Shangdong can down vote.
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    VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    Looks like Bouwe and Capey need a bit more fan support from the geriatrics here, any one cheering for them? I will, on behalf of my demented Grandpa: "Ouwe Bouwe, gaaaan met die Banaan!" Any NNYC members around, here or in Newport, aren't they all olde Gerry's?
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    VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    Big scandals in Austria/Germany in 1985, and 20 deaths in Italy in 1986, by mixing anti-freeze with the wine to sweeten it. Akzo Chemicals must have had the right formula to do it properly. Plenty more here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/nadiaarumugam/2013/01/08/wine-scams-the-ultimate-hall-of-fame/#519f6c3e1707
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    VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    Can drop plenty more names if you like, but admit I cannot walk on water... And let's meet at the bar in Scheveningen instead of Mongolia.
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    VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    Nice SC authorized wine drift to break the racing tension! I am with you on the red wines, they all kill me, except the French ones who have restricted the added sulphites in their appellation controlee. Worst headache wine ever was a white one though, a Californian Chablis in the posh Boston YC in Marblehead. Happened twice in 1 week, no doubt they put some poison in it. And in a slightly VOR related matter, the CEO of AkzoNobel in Brasil told me once that their biggest product was alcohol, not to mix with gasaoline, but to mix it with wine. Go figure.
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    VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    Bru and Dong within 0.2NM all the way to the finish, please! And whoever wants to join them, all welcome...