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  1. RIGO

    Vendee Globe 2020

    If this is true - they'll soon have a very well equipped SAR coordinator on station...
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    EPIRB positions can be way over an hour old in open ocean, since the sat must pass over a land receiving station to deliver the message. The AIS will only be Class B and as good as a hand held VHF- line of sight, at sea level, and in 5m waves (which are huge by the way)...
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    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    According to this guy, who is still doing 18.7kts, you're okay in the railway sleepers...
  4. RIGO

    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    Earlier I watched this guy sail out of the ice limit and jump from 5kts to 17kts. Wish I’d zoomed in to see if the jump coincided with leaving the railway sleepers, but guess the 5min rule would have caused an uninterpretable effect (ie. tangent of the line crossing and exit)
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    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    Hi TR - thanks for once again putting up the ranking (again, I don't know how you have the time).... Last VOR, I was RIGO - but racing again this time as "Screaming_Eagle" - would appreciate an add to the ranking if you don't mind! Fair winds all, RIGO...
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    Velocitek Speed Puck

    I use Race Master - works well for me. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/race-master-sail-timer-speed/id995452178
  7. 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.
  9. RIGO

    Favourite Boat pic?

    Solent Sunbeam: https://solentsunbeam.co.uk/gallery/
  10. RIGO

    Favourite Boat pic?

    Classic leeward helming pose, Roeland - now all you need is the pipe and white peaked yachting cap...
  11. 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.
  12. Hi Fred,

    All okay in Singers ?



    1. RIGO


      Hi Mate. 

      All good here thanks. Warm sun and fair breeze. 

      How are you guys?


  13. RIGO

    Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    Wow - never heard this story before.... That's this evening's TV viewing sorted then