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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

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  1. Think you'll find it was Portsmouth not Plymouth!
  2. And listen to. Who is that fuckwit with Kenny? Kilometres per hour, retrd!
  3. It is up to 2 times quicker to ship, bearing in mind it already takes 2 months to ship Europe to Australia plus you don't end up with a race boat that is half fucked courtesy of deliveries on its own keel. Using shipping a S2H already takes 4-5 months out of the calendar so it is a substantial time comittment for one race. This is a fucking joke I hope. an IMOCA 60 takes less than 6 weeks to sail from France to south of Australia. It CERTAINLY would not take 4 months for a 100 footer to make that same trip, and could certainly be done with delivery sails. Boats do not become "half fucked" from doing deliveries, unless the delivery crew are a bunch of idiots. Take a manual powered short-crewed 100' race boat to Australia via the Southern Ocean....your dead right it wouldn't be "half fucked"...it probably would be "fully fucked". Why would they go anywhere near the Southern Ocean? It's a lot longer way from Europe and against the prevailing winds from the East coast of the States
  4. sWhat will you report? That you have asked stupid question across various threads?
  5. There was also a good view of it in one of the recent video reports. Fucked, technically speaking I bet they have a spare dagger on board.For now the speed of Spindrift is remarkebly slower.jules verne 31 december 0500 gmt.JPG Perhaps they don't have a spare dagger on board. Bummer, they might lose the race on this. Is outside help allowed on this race? A helicopter with the spare dagger? are u retard, it's a round around attempt without stop, pitstop or external help. also weight for a spare dagger board is over 180kg, so no pare on board, they must finish like this... Ouch that must hurt. Indeed a technical fuck-up.And; no, I am not a retard. You do a fucking good job of impersonating one then!
  6. And he can't spell retirees either!!
  7. Comanche is making repairs and continuing. Could still claim WOXI's scalp!
  8. According to the tracker Comanche is back at 10kts going south and 2 miles of the lead.
  9. Perhaps they retired out of sympathy for WOXI!!!
  10. Oops the front fell off!!!
  11. And SD is off at 29kts, for the moment at least. Unless they can keep the apparent wind up that is!
  12. Beg to differ BPV had to make a massive detour and lost ages in the N Atlantic. Agree however, that this looking like a close run thing.
  13. I don't think so.. If I judge Volodiaja tracker, SD2 could sail along the coast up to Sao Paolo.. SD2 is already 300nm forward up to North and, at the same time, take care of the damaged mast. Meanwhile IDEC has to deal with a cyclone below St Helene once 900miles are done. According to today's email they are heading for a low that is forming of Sao Paulo and then catch the trades from there, but to so it means 3 days to windward. No mention of doubts about the mast, guess they would say that!
  14. Yeah, better make it Spindrift Class, don't you think?Very classy, top shelf sailing. So fast you don't have to sail in storms anymore. S-Class trimaran is what I proclaim. ( and don't google it) I know you are VOR veteran. More and I see the possibilties of the cat/tri multihull. Interesting engineering question: Why not build a 5 hull? Totaly useless but a nice engineering excercise. Bet I gonna get killed in one next post, if I didn't do it myself . Why don't you just put yourself out of misery and save us all the suffering?