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    Maiden

    In the UK, multiple cinemas are showing this at 6pm on 7 March (the day before International Women's Day) alongside a satellite Q&A with Tracy Edwards. I'm really looking forward to it.
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    I think it would be very amusing if Slats and VDH conspired to highlight the farce by agreeing to meet up and sail across the line together. Not least since I’m reasonably sure that GGR don’t have capability to organise a photo finish
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    I think I recall something about crossing a certain line of latitude, then ducking back under it for the length of the penalty but only being allowed to recross within 40nm of the original crossing? So he could make up some of the 300 eastward miles potentially. Is there actually a prize for getting back first other than escaping the circus? VDH has the victory in my eyes regardless of the line result. Would find it amusing if Slats did catch up enough to pass and then sailed alongside to finish together.
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    There’s a comment on the GGR page that he’s stopping in Adelaide and then carrying on as Chichester.
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    The GGR commentary on VDH says this Presumably if he can fix it without requiring external parts, then he shouldn't need to drop to Chichester? Or is Don saying that, regardless, he'll move if he goes to Valparaiso? He's so far ahead. He could go, fix the mast and still be first around the Horn! I predict a Peche - that he'll just drop out entirely; he doesn't need to sail around in 'Chichester'. It's a real shame. The other thing on that page which struck me as bizarre with this from Istvan What - seriously? You set out around the world having never flown your spinnaker? Or apparently checked his fresh-water tank? The mind boggles!