Manfred

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About Manfred

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    Sailing DN on hard water and all sorts of boats on soft water

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  1. Manfred

    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    What a day yesterday! During breakfast BRU was behind by a mere 0,8nm. Coming back to the screen late afternoon she was leading by 0,8nm. Videos came up here about the lead change, thanks to the contributors! And after that the live coverage in HD quality on the big screen. It cannot get any better. Thanks to the VOR organisation and to all the contributors here. I am hooked from start to finish of the Race.
  2. Manfred

    VOR Leg 9 Newport to Cardiff

    Autsch, another problem on the Submarine? Going only 18.6 against the 27 something on Akzo... ;-)) OK, one degree higher and 4 kn faster now... Must be a driver moment.
  3. Manfred

    VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    It is sad to see how TTOP is being reeled in. They would need another killer helmsman or woman. Strategically they are doing great.
  4. Manfred

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Thanks for the beautiful shot, though it hurts to see them upright...
  5. Manfred

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Outsch, at 12.25 both now going in different directions...7,1nm for the Yellows Brunel now stuck at 3,4kn. The Dodgers are sailing 6.8kn. There is still hope for the Yellows
  6. Manfred

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    You think they give em a tow? Long way back to offer some help... But we know what you mean.
  7. Manfred

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Not sure if they, the Dong will able to make it. TBRU looks like a different team from some legs ago. Now soaking low, which is necessary, being on the outside lane at present. Controlling the Dong, they should get back in a position between the finish and the Dodgers. But what do I know...
  8. Manfred

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    quote Given the gale force conditions it is not an option to divert any of the other six Volvo Ocean Race competitors, who are at least 200 miles further east and downwind of Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag, to assist in the search operation. unquote Seems Scally in my language understanding.
  9. Manfred

    Next VOR on IMOCAs?

    What s so wrong with the VOR65? Even Witty has managed to turn the underpowered and weighty boat into a managble weapon around the Race Courage.
  10. Manfred

    VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Hope they do not hit the island.
  11. Manfred

    VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Great to watch it on the Navionics (top right button) chart extended from the VOR tracker. Could´nt copy it here.
  12. Manfred

    VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Genius! Good for all the nervous wankers here..
  13. Manfred

    VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    It had been discussed earlier on that the FRO is pulling more upwards other than the MHO, thus keeping the bow oft oft the water for longer periods. Lass drag.
  14. Manfred

    VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    The tracks for TTTP do not look "the business". They are always caught on the wrong bow, having to jibe after been sailing on the header for a bit long. Different wind system now than the top 2 boats. Dramatic loss during the last couple of hours. Been there, tacking/jibing against the system. Very difficult now to crawl back up to the leaders. I feel for them.