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  1. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    He told on television he didmn't had the skills or training to sail a boat with: A kanting Keel, A foiling daggerboard. Turnable masts. Outriggers. And a self steering automated helm. But he was worldchampion in RC44! @ Southern cross. The News about Pieter is old news as well. It's about the emotion of the phjoto about Stacey Jackson that gives new insight. The Napalm girl is still actual as well. So stop whining.
  2. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    That's one hell of a catamaran that you are showing. I was sparring partner for Pieter in dragon long time ago. He had newer go faster stuff. Latest photo from Vesta showing Stacey Jackson exhausted. It's a tough job!
  3. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    I think this leg is not yet in the bag for Mapfre. In 1954 nM a lot can happen. Nice piece of equipment this Ascat.
  4. Another fatality for Clipper Around the World.

    Unbelievable but true.
  5. 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.
  6. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Top funny. Thanks. Next update of the VOR tracker in 5 minutes.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Caption Contest

    Might be a centurion as well. http://www.yachtworld.co.uk/boats/1988/Wauquiez-Centurion-36-3092750/France#.WhE6y0riaM8
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Exactly, My bets are on Team Akzo Nobel in this leg.
  14. 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.