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Recidivist last won the day on October 10 2019

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About Recidivist

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    I come from a land down under
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    sailing, building sailing boats, cruising, racing, day sailing.

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  1. Recidivist

    Greek charter /EU charter

    Don't know if this has been answered before, but it's actually quite easy. When you pick-up the bow line while reversing, it raises the line above the danger level, and you simply reverse in with the "span line" on your (usually) port side at topsides level. It's not an issue, although having a person to hand the line as you reverse is helpful.
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    Greek charter /EU charter

    Agreed, but those confident with the Med mooring system often have no fucking idea about anchoring! When we were in Vis, the harbour wall revetment was being refurbished, so everyone had to anchor out. In the end, I had to motor across in our dinghy to explain to the lovely (scantily clad) lasses who were trying to anchor their Solaris 40 (?) nearby by dropping the anchor and 40 metres of chain, and then going astern!
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    Aussie Government blow it (Again)

    Haha - the two items are worth the same! When we were booking a charter in Croatia, I couldn't find my AYF Yachtmaster certificate, so I asked AYF (or whatever they called themselves in those days) if they could provide a copy. They responded that they no longer recognised the qualification that they had given so many years before! However, they did provide a link to the previous record, which showed that they had awarded me the qualification of "Yachtmaster Instructor", which was news to me! Sunsail were delighted anyway ...
  4. Wow - with all that experience on board, you would have thought that someone would have known port from starboard, and possibly even which boat is supposed to give way.
  5. Are there no lawyers on the GC? Because if there are any, IMHO they should have their practising certificates revoked for professional misconduct in allowing this "policy" to be adopted and retained by RQ.
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    The Senate Impeachment Trial of DJT

    Oh well, the USA once again chooses to further diminish it's standing in the eyes of the rest of the world. So be it.
  7. On the water incident, clubhouse punchup or social media transgression?
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    Off road Jeep (or jeep-like) anarchy for Dummies

    You could sell it to my son - he'd stupidly pay you enough for it that the tax burden would disappear. But if you did, I'd never speak to you, or him, again! Wait until his inheritance, then I won't care, and I won't have to worry about the not speaking thingy ...
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    Aussie Government blow it (Again)

    It appears I've missed something of significance - good wishes coming your way Meli, hope the news is good when it comes.
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    All good now. Well done Cali.
  11. Recidivist

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Cali's tracker not updating either??? Last update about 25 minutes ago at 9.4 nm from the finish. He tacked onto starboard, aiming to cross the line, then suddenly bore right away and ran DDW. I hope he hasn't busted something right at the end and jimmyuk is right!
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Doing a Moitessier?
  13. Ah, thanks. I hadn't realised that the statement was tongue-in-cheek, and took it as a literal statement of the cause of the sinking. (I hadn't seen that plaque.) All good.
  14. Are you talking of the right vessel? The Vasa was the Swedish warship that sank in Stockholm harbour 300 odd years ago and was recently raised. I've been to the museum, and have the book, and neither of those matters was mentioned as a cause for the sinking - rather, she was too narrow on the waterline and thus tender, and the lower row of gunports was low to the waterline and became submerged at a small angle of heel. The gunports were open to show off her armament on a short-crewed maiden voyage to the outer port, and even though under a small amount of canvas, she heeled in a small gust and sank. It also seemed to me that she was inherently unstable, losing buoyancy on the windward side as she heeled, faster than she picked up buoyancy on the leeward side due to the tumblehome.