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  1. for what it's worth the two Shosholoza boats are sitting in Cape Town at the MSC yard. looking through google earth, the one got there 2010, the second 2011. and various states of containers coming and going and covers changed too https://www.google.co.za/maps/@-33.9253331,18.4717693,3a,75y,321.32h,85.24t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sYHWXHqoICMLcV-9rVrDUBQ!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo0.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DYHWXHqoICMLcV-9rVrDUBQ%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D222.15904%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656
  2. shebeen

    Live Racing Thread

    AC50 = 4KSB
  3. shebeen

    Live Racing Thread

    this is just for shits and giggles now. try and see if they can can etnz in a winning position on final leg again?
  4. shebeen

    Race Replays

    Clearly your youtube search skills better than mine, can't find full race replays. wheras if i looked for the tour de suisse or le dauphine (cycling) i could get anything pretty quickly there
  5. shebeen

    Race Replays

    has anyone tried uploading races to youtube? do they get taken down?
  6. excuse the ignorance, who is P$B? (not in the newbie guide list) For me the AC has always been about the pinnacle of yacht racing and progress. Currently it's foiling. It's not like match racing was part of the challenge for the first 100 or so years of it anyway.
  7. shebeen

    Penalties? Huh?

    It's not working, but from a viewing perspective it is pretty awesome that they can dial up the umpire and query it immediately
  8. shebeen

    Nationalities of sailors

    been an issue for a while...remember how Ailinghi basically poached half of ETNZ and all of a sudden you could be swiss.
  9. shebeen

    Live Racing Thread

    yes BUT, without VMG it's almost useless to have boatspeeds
  10. shebeen

    Live Racing Thread

    I dunno about chickening out, on the 3rd upwind that was a pretty ballsy cross from port and then crashtack. What does seem odd to me is the hectic dialling down from starboard boat whenever there is a potential cross, doesn't seem very 'seamanlike' and can create quite a bit of confusion when boats are closing at 40kts each. looks a bit too dangerous to me
  11. shebeen

    How to watch live races?

    yes, been 100% till now. oh well, back to cricfree
  12. shebeen

    Race Replays

    LEGEND, MATE!
  13. shebeen

    How to watch live races?

    how does one search for sailing torrents..it's not like we normally want to watch old stuff! the cycling equivalent has been very 'successful' http://www.cyclingtorrents.nl/login.php?returnto=%2F
  14. shebeen

    How to watch live races?

    that would be nice. would like to watch the ETNZ ORACLE one. because currently, I feel like we have gone backwards from the pinnacle of spectator sailing, AC34. I only say this, because guess what, i can see Oracle vs ETNZ, in san francisco, every minute of all 19 races
  15. shebeen

    Team Vestas grounded

    here's a shot of my Danish made globe(circa 1980), not quite the resolution you need at sea - and it also requires a 220v power source to light up, but will get you round the world. Seriously though, mauritius is not that backward. It's probably the most visited 'island holiday' destination from south africa, with loads of 5 star hotels/resorts and the accompanying watersports. There has been at times a Mauritius to Durban yacht race too (with unfortunately a disaster of it's own, a sinking during the 2006 race). The problem here is that this is a 'governed' atoll of possibly minor importance to them in the grand scheme of things and the main island of mauritius is miles away (430km!). They are also quite savvy in terms of trade and are an import/export tarriff free zone offering tax breaks to companies basing themselves there (I'm sure there's a more eloquent way to say this, but essentially it's not some backward african despot running the place). - http://www.tourism-mauritius.mu/discover/ Speaking of environmental issues, I think the recovery of the boat is mainly to limit these tarnishing the sponsorship. Meanwhile this is the shocking status quo for other Indian ocean destinations - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive/article-2162653/Maldives-island-paradise-Thilafushi-trashed-reduced-pile-rubbish.html