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  1. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    I love his quote: "It's a bloody hard race against bloody good sailors"
  2. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Couple of ?'s as the longest delivery I did was from Bahama's to Newport, RI ~ 2K+ miles and it was on a fully cruiser pimped Swan 47, 25 years ago: ?1: On the DF raw feed about food, the FRO (?) clew is in the background. I don't see a windward/port sheet attached... We do see pics of the crew getting hoisted to the clew. Is the windward sheet not attached and then reattached before a jibe and if so why? Less windage and chafe if you're going to be on port for days? ?2: Freeze dried food - never had the "pleasure"... Seems like pretty small portions for what has been reported as 7K calories/day intake. Do they eat 6 times a day or are the meals protein/calorie packed? ?3: What's the longest Witty has ever been at sea? The pic above speaks volumes. Either gutted to be second to DFL or it's just day 17 of hard ocean racing...? Armchair sailors want to know!
  3. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    ^bing, bing, bing - we have a winner!
  4. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    I'm sure every sailor on board can do every job on deck regardless of their specialization. Back in my younger days I specialized on the pointy end, but I was also called on to trim and helm during over nights and long deliveries. However, I never got near the nav station!! Maybe ST just wanted to do it...
  5. Sailing art

    +1000 It's really an amazing collection and a must see if in town!
  6. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    They are a well healed team with patience and have sailed a VO65 before. like any of us, they are waiting to pounce just like the others that are breathing down their transom. It's a race after all! There is still some 36,000 miles to go....
  7. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    I would love to see that!!!! Why the fuck not? The J Class is a very civilized class for sure with its high brow pedigree! Love the resurgence of class racing!! Great vids... Back to VOR. I like Witty and I like his team and vibe. Should be interesting to watch them grow. Go Dee and go Vestas!
  8. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    He's wishing they had more weight on board....
  9. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Wait, what? Aren't satellite images 100% accurate as they are satellite images of reality, as in here's a pic of clouds taken from space an hour ago?
  10. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Agreed. Planning versus hard reaching, at least so far... Maybe the other thing not taken into account was these VO65s are commonly know to sail at pretty high heal angles. That's what I gleaned from the last go round of vids and crew comments and I'm just an arm chair ocean sailor... Witty even said the 65s are underpowered, which I took as not enough RM - so weight would be good, no? How do you miss that as maxi sailor?
  11. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Witty also said he only wanted 7 people to save weight. In a raw feed from Scally yesterday the navigator said they don't have enough weight to stack and power up the boat more... oops
  12. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    question: What are the crew trimming when they on the forward, windward drum... And are they cross sheeting to a windward drum for the jibs?
  13. Sailing art

    There's an intimacy to his art for sailors, for me at least...
  14. Sailing art

    Agreed! I have 4 of his prints hanging on my wall.