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  1. Just curious? Do the Western group know where the Easterners are now?
  2. Looks like that delay by TB to gybe earlier has just payed off?
  3. mdeh

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    For those not up to speed in Dutch... and I understand it so-so, the one thing she said was that when the accidental gybe happened, she was on deck, on the coffee grinder, tethered in. Fish had untethered a very short time before the gybe to try and examine some potential damage of the FR0. The gybe put the boat 90 degrees on it's side, with the sails in the water. She did not see Fish go overboard, but heard the call "Man Overboard", and then saw him in the water. It was difficult to even get to him at this early phase, as the person trying to grab him was tethered in. She also described the search and the huge waves and wind, and the difficulty in trying to find him... I'll have to leave it to another person to translate all and more fully.
  4. mdeh

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Best sign at a march, recently.....
  5. mdeh

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    In the last few days, I have been pondering about this.. must mean I have too much time on my hands. Volvo, are renown for safety... or that is certainly the persona they try and project. And.. not unsuccessfully, I would have to say. So here is my somewhat serious question. In view of this really tough leg , with both loss of life and equipment issues, added to the loss of life on a previous leg, is there some "bean counter" at Volvo saying ... "This is really not good for our image". Could they contemplate a time-out in Itajai, using a reason of improving safety?
  6. mdeh

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    If you enlarge , you see "76". So maybe this... Ronald Reagan?? https://goo.gl/images/tGufC3
  7. mdeh

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Sadly, this is true.
  8. mdeh

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    According to our all knowledgeable administration, it's either from Wakanda or that nation in Southern Africa, Nambia.
  9. mdeh

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Not sure how much this played a role, but having a major refit, following a massive collision, in record time, might have introduced some engineering issues that showed up later??
  10. mdeh

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Not me.... but the people that stuck their necks out... were.
  11. mdeh

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Well, Fiji... in that case... I’m with you 100%. Were it not for those tough minded, independent thinking Frisians I would not be here. I’m sure you know of what I speak, if not, contact me privately.
  12. mdeh

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    So they do pay attention to some things we care/bitch about!!!! as to the escort for Scally," if indeed correct, ? Boat has more damage than we have been told? ( The Jack Nicholson VOR approach) ? Take the crew off for debriefing? Not sure who has jurisdiction for those waters... methinks Aus/NZ... but an unnatural death probably has some legal sequelae... never mind the psychological.
  13. mdeh

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Sometimes I do get the feeling that's the way we are treated.
  14. mdeh

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Update 8:30 p.m. EDT: Tiangong-1 may have already reentered, or it may be approaching the Pacific coast of South America. If the spacecraft is still flying, it should cross over Chile and then Argentina soon, possibly to be spotted in the sky.
  15. mdeh

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Oh God ... if I were Vestas, and with their luck, I'd stay put until that thing was safely down!! :-)