northsea junkie

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About northsea junkie

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    petten the netherlands
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    Live half a mile from the NorthSea beach with a tractor and a home-made cat on my yard. Interested in anything that sails.

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  1. northsea junkie

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    from heaven....
  2. northsea junkie

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Just returned from shopping, so sorry for the respons-time. I do not at all object to your responses, jackey boy. Of course you may react to my critical remarks with regard to big mouth Witty. As I also may place as many critical observations as I like, regardless where. Because that is what a anarchist forum is for. As far as I know from the rules thers no ownership of threads for a small group of desk-sailors who only want to worship their sailing gods. To be honest, I do not take your response serious. Looking at your avatar, I see a helmed socalled pirat with a helmet and two anxious eyes behind thick glasses. I think you were bullied in your school time. So...give me more of your frustation, It may help you therapeutically.... P.S. I'm a man so I have no cunt. Your reference cut's no wood. But using this word , gives your respond a sexual load which for me is only laughing but may for other readers be disturbing. Stay in good mental health kiddo.
  3. northsea junkie

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

  4. northsea junkie

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Youre quite right, this discussion between you and me, is for now out of order in this thread. Wait for you another time, hypocrite coward.
  5. northsea junkie

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Je, what a pace on this thread. I can hardly go for a ride on my quad along the beach. So, piggyface what is your problem? Are you one those chickens who like to kick when they feel covered by others? tok,tok,......
  6. northsea junkie

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Thanks Norbow for the info
  7. northsea junkie

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Like I said: its probably cursing in the church. By the way, nobody but the moderators can hold me back from this thread. Your remark isn't very strong............
  8. northsea junkie

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Yes Jack, But especially when I see all the other boats almost arriving in Italay, it makes me mad about the way all is handled. I know its cursing in the church here, but Race Control and Witt are to blame for that.
  9. northsea junkie

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    And then Scallywag finally arives next week somewhere in Chili. Conception? Valparaiso?, Antofagats? What then ? ....The long promised debriefing? Which could have been done already a week ago onboard. There are camera's, videolinks, a reporter on board. And not forget that the entire accident is anyway on camera. I'm very worried about the mental state of the crew after this failed escape to a socalled safe-haven. Do they still have plans to re-enter the race and how?
  10. northsea junkie

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Yes you'r right. But my excuse is my military education many, many years ago. There was a training to cope with situations like this.
  11. northsea junkie

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Yes when there is practically no information, people start to speculate based on what they know.
  12. northsea junkie

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Lol, But I find it inappropriate now and here to talk about my personal experience. Sorry maybe another time. I think the focus now should be on Scallywag and John Fisher.
  13. northsea junkie

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Now two days later, all boats have past Cap Horn except Scallywag. They all did a right and honourable little ritual in memorandum of Fisher. I would say that's not only the proper way but also the logical sound way to deal with and close the emotional processing. So I keep wondering about the flee of Scallywag to Chili. And also the pampering of the Regatta Control in Allicante ( "first to a safe haven"). What safe? If they can sail to Chili why not rounding the Cap? Its more than obvious that this would the only real and sound way to deal with their emotions and give them the opportunity not to rest with a trauma. In Yachting World magazine april 2018 David Witt is described with words like ebullient, big character, big presence, big personality, etc."We never gave up in Scallywag". I'm 72 years old and I witnessed in my life several fatal and near fatal accidents. Also including my self. That give me the right to adress to Witty: " come on David, now its time to behave like a real captain, set course to the Cap. You have to!! "
  14. northsea junkie

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    First, I personally was never in the Southern ocean in that conditon. But I've heard from dutch Roy Heiner, who was involved with AbnAmro II (2005-2006), about his experience. He state that after 45-50 kts, it becomes a question whats more important: the race or the safety. So his adagium in this situation is: if the waves are coming over the deck with firehose force, you have to go on the line. We all remember a few vids with Witty just a week ago inwhich he expresses his doubt about just the safety issue. By the way, this same Roy Heiner witnessed the MOB situation on ABNAMRO II when Hans Horrevoets (also Dutchman) was wiped overboard and was declared deceased. He told also that the crew then made the decision to continue with the race. Which the widow didn't appreciate, like many others. But in theory it still stays the best way for the crew to deal mentally with the loss and also to honour the victim
  15. northsea junkie

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    But if they are real professionals they know how to deal with clipped-on activities on their big boat. I would say they have to be trained extensively on this art. Okay they are humans, but its the task of the captain to give very rigid orders in that situation and punish with withdrawal from the deck and a kickoff in the next haven.