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

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  1. Manfred

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Interesting conversation on the soundcloud. Decision helped by „influencers“ looking at the matter from different angles. Appreciate all all the contributions here and being a happy reader without all those „disturbances“, found in the VOR FORUMS.
  2. Manfred

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    To get to know him and Cousot a little better:
  3. Manfred

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Warning: off topic. I came across a good book about Kandinskys "spouse", the also known artist, Gabriele Münter, during a holiday. Very interesting story written by Mary Besson. Here is a little extract from the book: ""As they paint together on the Bavarian mountainside, young Gabriele (Ella) Münter falls in love with her married teacher, Wassily Kandinsky. While their illicit love faces the disapproval of early 20th century European society, the two artists forge a partnership that will offer the world its first taste of Abstract Expressionism"". And Jack ,whilst I am on it and still think you wrote "Omega" instead of "Rolex" in thread 928 on purpose, Bavaria and Munich, where Kandinsky lived for a long time and taught "abstract painting", this part of the EU is in Germany. Gabriele Münters art work is also to be seen in museums in the USA.
  4. Manfred

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Thanks Jack for bringing up those memories about „Flo“. Never met her but always admired her. What a tragic death. Many thanks to all the contributors here in this great GGR forum.
  5. Manfred

    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    What else can I add to this very true statement. Was not able to see the finish or read about since this morning and have read 4 pages back to get all the excitement without knowing before who won. Thanks ALL for contributing and making this the best place to follow with expert knowledges. Of course many thanks for the VOR organisation for doing such a great job. Outstanding coverage! Will be back in Alicante for the next one. In my eyes they could use these exciting boats again. Bye for now.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Manfred

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Thanks for the beautiful shot, though it hurts to see them upright...
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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...
  13. 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.
  14. 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.