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    Returning home

    Long journey home: the stranded sailboats in a race to beat the hurricanes https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/may/12/long-journey-home-the-stranded-sailboats-in-a-race-to-beat-the-hurricanes?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Copy_to_clipboard
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    Good News Thread

    Better pictures
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    Good News Thread

    Spent today reporposing some old charts. If i can't go out sailing at least i can plan my next trip from the shitter. And each chart has great memories of fun times.
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    Yipes - Look at the North Atlantic

    I'm supposed to be racing Sunday in the North sea. Fleet is a mixture of small keel boats and sports boats. Race officer is making a call 8am... At least the sea is flat(er) on the east coast
  5. Looks like juank thought he had found a loophole, but that has now been closed. So time for the grinder.
  6. Took it for sail. Went ashore and bought a really good set of foul weather gear...
  7. These two won't get you a handicap win, but cheap, fun, good for 2 handed. Not sure they pass the wife test! https://www.yachtworld.co.uk/boats/2003/open-30-3206403/ https://www.yachtworld.co.uk/boats/1993/open-30-owen-clark-design-3466115/ Haggling required to get into budget.
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Very interesting, but also very late! Do they have enough work up time to maximise the boats potential in the VG?
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    Young and Full of Promise

    I use vc17 in the uk north sea. Full sand down and then apply in April. Lift out mid season, light sand down and reapply with a single coat. Needs a good barrier coat, eg vc tar. All old antifoul needs to be completely removed, otherwise it reacts and doesn't take. Biggest problem is if you don't like it, has to be completely removed before applying a different anti foul.
  10. I'm currently looking, slightly different criteria, and one of my crew sent me this https://www.racing-yachts.com/open-30-owen-clarke-126.html Think it fits your brief well, location probably rules it out
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    Transat Jacque Vabre 2019

    Do the SI's allow for a time penalty for breaking a rule? I haven't read them.
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    This was shown on BBC4 last night and is available on BBC iPlayer (for brits or those with a proxey) Great film, really glad I watched it.
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    Transat Jacque Vabre 2019

    Isn't it a fundamental part of our sport that you sail the course? Regardless of whether it's a 5 mile beer can race or a premier event, all marks need to be rounded. I can picture the argument on one of the rorc coastal races "sorry I didn't round that mark, it was to far out on foul tide, thought I would stick to the shore and take a penalty..." I know that as this is a professional, high profile event they probably won't get thrown out, but they should if they missed a mark of the course.
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    Transat Jacque Vabre 2019

    Great race for the Imoca podium. Good come back by charal, advens also in the hunt. BP struggling. Wouldn't like to call it. Tiredness must be taking a toll, especially after such a tough doldrums crossing.