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  1. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    New update, I think it's close racing. Except for Team Akzo Nobel and Scallywag. Mapfre is in a good position I guess.
  2. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Top funny. Thanks. Next update of the VOR tracker in 5 minutes.
  3. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Same over here, It is addictive. Especially for one team (Akzo) that went from hero to zero in one night. Team Brunel on the other hand is in hot pursuit leading south avoiding light winds ahead. @ Herman, not so nice for our Bouwe to get rid of the rotten Prosciutto. But being second must be a moral booster.
  4. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    They are. The full (updated) version is here: http://www.volvooceanrace.com/static/assets/content_v2/media/files/m46148_si-leg-02-addendum-attachment-01-20171027.pdf Wonder how they monitor those gates. Guess by satellite.
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  6. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    That's a real cool vid. The part in which he (I suspect he is Nick Dana) virtualy crashes the heads of his fellow team mates is funny.
  7. Caption Contest

    Might be a centurion as well. http://www.yachtworld.co.uk/boats/1988/Wauquiez-Centurion-36-3092750/France#.WhE6y0riaM8
  8. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Morning to you to. In one night the field has completely changed again. Good for Brunel, Not so good for Team Akzo Nobel. And I agree further south has a preferable tradewind.
  9. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Having doubts about going east, I guess. Interesting to see How Akzo Nobel crew reacted on their daring move. https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/931540644987842561
  10. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Exactly, My bets are on Team Akzo Nobel in this leg.
  11. Caption Contest

    Still funny, But nobody knows the brand name or type. Guess Bavaria..or very early Hallberg Rassy. It's in France so might be Benneteau as well, or Dufour.
  12. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Jawohl herr Comandant. Carolijn Brouwer ist gerade auf dass internet durch twitter. Dass soll ja bestraft werden! By the way, The tip to sail more towards the wind as I sugested 2 days ago was the same idea Akzo Nobel had. Hope it works out OK. Latest news from the southern hemispere, Chen Jinhao (Horace) downunder.
  13. Caption Contest

    Honestly stolen from Facebook, Pocket yacht and trailer sailors. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1733149686726728&set=gm.1635041716516179&type=3&theater I liked, Must be a racer... it’s in pole position And That's not what they mean by, "On the Hard" Or: Or Santa is one toy less on the back of his sleigh?
  14. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    It's somehow impossible for VOR race management to have the positions not in Distance to Finish. A waypoint somewhere in the southern tradewinds might give a better idea of the situation, but where? Maybe Akzo is heading towards the best point to pick up the southern winds. Maybe Dong Feng is.
  15. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    You are rigth. But it's daring to go east from Team Akzo Nobel. Team Dong Feng is leading in the race towards the fast southerly winds.