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  1. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Seems that's what's Brunel's stealth move is as well
  2. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    When does Brunel show again?
  3. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    .........''spend million$ on a boat,, but best gloves are still only $2.95. priceless.''
  4. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    ...what the heck!?... not working for me anymore! anyone!? ...yet more to show how close the 'experts' are following the punters here. but why, why, correct the stealthview we had!!?? I guess the have to do -something- to keep ahead with what's known here!
  5. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    ...that's nutz,,, a glitch!? In any case,, the dashboard shows that as well,, showing Brunel with DTL of 31.7 37.5 for Vespa, both moved up 4nm on Mapfre.
  6. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    yah,,something like that,, LOL. I'd actually be surprised if they went outside the current status quo... have all yer mom's basement routers on here seen any practicable reason to significantly vary course yet?
  7. TF10 foiler... what could possibly go wrong!?.....

    really now...if you look into the world of sailing,, and define 'average sailor' you'd have some guy that maybe sailed a dinghy as a kid,, maybe raced for a while,, possibly spent some time as rail meat...then got busy in the business world and family, never to sail for 20 years..... then he hit the big times on bitcoin or gawdknowswhat... then sees this hot hot people's foiler,, just pop down a measly half mill and yer all good to go,,, a simple way to reclaim his youth! I've seen it with measly skiffs plenty enough,,a couple of outings in 4 or 5 knots, nothing to write home about,, then a fun one in 8-9,,'we really flew!' But unfortunately mr secondwind doesn't realize the exponential increase in power he'll see for just 3 knots more wind,, he let's go of the paid $ailor who was showing him the ropes ....and doesn't make it past the end of the dock before he's chopped some kayaker in three. It's only a matter of time.
  8. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    schakel488 said: The Napalm girl is still actual as well. So stop whining. Yes Schakel,,, that's over the top,,, take it down! I saw an interview of 'napalm girl' a couple of years ago,, in fact here it is! How about you listen to the interview,, meet the real human, and try to humanize yourself a bit!? I'd suggest there is no drama in sailboat racing compared to war.
  9. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    ...there could be a specific marker on the tracker page,, indicating stealth mode,,, and some very basic data showing,, like windspeed, boatspeed while still keeping us in the dark of actual position. When did Bouwe go into hiding, anyways?
  10. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    umm,,,whaaat!? Glad I read here first before looking at the tracker,,, already got th'sheittes this morning,, can't imagine what would happen if I first saw Bruney stalled out back where it's shown!! I can only hope that Brunel is using the feature... because it's there,, and to worry the competition,,, rather than to actually play a big move against the group consensus of strategy.
  11. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    ....aagh,, knew it. Looks like all are converging to lessen risks ahead....
  12. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    ..no need to jinx it. ...let their quiet run continue.......................
  13. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    ....liking Brunel's quiet progress through the fleet,, faster and converging a bit towards Mapfre at the last sched,, hoping for a continuation in the next. ...some rather spectacular transitions ahead!
  14. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    ...^^...I suppose that's why they say...'life in the extreme',,,, rather than life in the niceynice. ...there's some double point legs near the end? Otherwise,, I agree with some of what you say,, the double points legs could take a lot of the steam out.
  15. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    yes,, in that regard it's good to double down on the pressure of this leg,, though it likely emphasizes the old adage...'' to finish first,,, first you must finish''