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  1. RIGO

    Easy as a b c

    My Grandfather (RIP) taught me this one at his knee about 30 years ago... A- Is for 'Orses B- Eef or Mutton E- Eave a brick F- for Vessence G- eef of police H- of Consent I- For Novello J- for oranges (Jaffa Oranges) K- for a bit L- for leather M - for Sis N -for Lope O- for a P P - for a Q Q- for a P R -fa' mo (half a mo') S- for Rantzen (Esther Rantzen) T- for two U -for me (or -- U for mism) V- for La France W- or quits (double you or quits) X- for breakfast Y- or mistress Z- for breezes
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    Favourite Boat pic?

    It’s sheeted through a block at the end of the mizzen boom and tacked to the weather rail. Another trick is to tack it to a flying block hitched onto the spinnaker brace beyond the weather rail. This projects the luff further to weather and gives further separation from the main. This setup also makes the mizzen spi self trimming in the smaller shifts.
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    Favourite Boat pic?

    Solent Sunbeam: https://solentsunbeam.co.uk/gallery/
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    Favourite Boat pic?

    Classic leeward helming pose, Roeland - now all you need is the pipe and white peaked yachting cap...
  5. RIGO

    Favourite Boat pic?

    My father (in his late 70s) hoisting the mizzen as we led the middle sea race on handicap through the straights of Messina in the middle sea race.
  6. RIGO

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    1. Never going without foils again 2. Vowing to never again go to bed forgetting to gybe back from a little reposition move... I’m writing this leg off- we get a discard, right?
  7. RIGO

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Hmmm - time to fetch the weed stick...
  8. RIGO

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Didn't realise the lack of foils was going to penalise me this much - 0.8kts right now against the boats around me... :-(
  9. RIGO

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Right now - it's 4 hours difference between foils and non-foils, so I'll likely still be in touch with the leaders without them. Think I'll save my SG$28.00 Ridiculous pricing for this game. Makes me so angry that Philippe is so short sighted on this - he would have SO many more paying customers if he was realistic in his charging model. As principal provider of racing game - VR should have more respect for the race and the players and stop being so greedy and lazy with game development.
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    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    So I’ve not got enough credit for foils for this leg- I wonder how much I’ll be punished for it... Now I’ve spent my credit- I can’t wind it back and chose the buy all option. Annoying !
  11. RIGO

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Still struggling to understand how RQ-Naos could leave the boat on the 180 highway for 3 days and come out so massively on top
  12. RIGO

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    @WetHog - you and I have a fun race to the finish - you approaching from the South with over 100nm separation, only 5nm difference DTF... Have a feeling your route will pay - but we shall see. Would help us both if we had more time to log in and tweak! Interesting to see how many of us ended up rounding north on auto TWA, before logging in to adjust towards the finish.... ;-)