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  1. cms

    rescue ship overturns off French coast

    The regular boat at les Sables d'Olonne is the new generation Canotier Jacques Joly. I believe she was away for service and the previous, 1986 boat was standing in. Sadder still.
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    info wanted 3/4 tonner (EU)

    As above, Lion was built for Tony Canning and was fairly moderate by Stephen's standards. Big budget boat if memory serves.
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    Brexit, WTF

    According to a 19th century legend, the Truth and the Lie meet one day. The Lie says to the Truth: "It's a marvellous day today"! The Truth looks up to the skies and sighs, for the day was really beautiful. They spend a lot of time together, ultimately arriving beside a well. The Lie tells the Truth: "The water is very nice, let's take a bath together!" The Truth, once again suspicious, tests the water and discovers that it indeed is very nice. They undress and start bathing. Suddenly, the Lie comes out of the water, puts on the clothes of the Truth and runs away. The furious Truth comes out of the well and runs everywhere to find the Lie and to get her clothes back. The World, seeing the Truth naked, turns its gaze away, with contempt and rage. The poor Truth returns to the well and disappears forever, hiding therein, its shame. Since then, the Lie travels around the world, dressed as the Truth, satisfying the needs of society, because, the World, in any case, harbours no wish at all to meet the naked Truth. The world famous painting- "The Truth coming out of the well" Jean-Léon Gérôme, 1896. Darleen Sanche
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    rescue ship overturns off French coast

    2 of the dead were local fishermen. Lots of shit going on about blaming the guy the were called out to rescue (presumed drowned). The "ban everything mildly dangerous" lobby. They went out of the entrance on the recommended heading for the swell, but a wave stove in the front windows, the boat took lots of green stuff into the engine room. Between the effect of the water down below and then engine failure they capsized. French SNSM boats are probably not as advanced or as safe as the RNLI but these guys lost there lives doing what mattered. Courage.
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    Brexit, WTF

    He is dead.... The politics is better than most of the songs.
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    Brexit, WTF

    Well... Europe showed how it feels about Britain in the Eurovision song contest! Poor guy. Not a bad song and well performed but canned by the professional jury and the public.
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    Doug Peterson yacht Mayhem

    I think the wheel conversion was under Irish ownership.
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    Brexit, WTF

    Many years ago the Express used to be highly regarded as a news paper …..
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    Doug Peterson yacht Mayhem

    As Alan and others have stated above. Well built by Kiwi Boats. Daisy got chucked in the dock when launched, and didn't like that much.... Rocket ship compared to many other boats as soon as you hit the wake of the IOW ferry. Really impressive how she moved in a chop. Johnnie Urquhart was yard rigger at Berthon and Daisy's BN. Worked the dredger in the winter. Great sailor. In his words the boat was often sinking from the weight of all the f**king experts in the "office". Approaching a mark, all arguing about light or medium genoa, round the mark with headsail up, they panic crying "change, we need the light". Johnnie "you f**king got it". He just ignored them much of the time. I sold the boat for Daisy to Graham Jackson, Richard Prickett and partners. Chris Everitt (Julian's brother) ran her for them. On a RORC race to Cherbourg. Beat down to Brighton then kite up towards Cherbourg. Less than an hour later, with the wind building, they are all sick and in a mess down below, even Chris feeling ropey trying to look after them. At one point Chris crawls into the cockpit, ties a line round my waist and to something fixed, and disappears below again. I see the occasional face, but a quick look behind us sends the face smartly back down. No choice for me but to keep the boat under the kite all night, in up to 25 knots or more, before the wind died in the morning approaching Cherbourg and bodies started to reappear. Happy days.
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    Brexit, WTF

    Just as with the Leave campaign and regular Farage tactics..... Baffle with bullshit, blame and badmouth right, left and centre, refuse to answer straight questions, never offer workable solutions and shout down all opposition in the hope they will give up, go away and let the lunatics run the asylum. "Its easy, just get on with it, we won, you lost so shut up and live with it, what is the problem? Just forget the backstop, not needed, trade agreements will be sorted, the EU needs us....." Infant stuff. I am reminded of "Tomorrow belongs to me" in Cabaret. At least here we have long since developed thick skins and can largely ignore deliberately disruptive and obtuse interventions, even when they come thick and fast. Jack and LeoV, and a bunch of others have contributed to an intelligent thread, providing facts, searching out information and keeping open minds. We have a way to go yet and who knows how this will end? I look forward to many more interesting pages here. Less and less patience on this side of the Channel, with a growing feeling that the whole Brexit fiasco is hurting Europe (UK included). Unless something unexpected and constructive is forthcoming soon, the choice will be down to no deal or stay. Tomorrow does not belong to bigoted bullies.
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    Brexit, WTF

    Excellent, other than your arithmetic....
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    Brexit, WTF

    One of them seeks facts, responds to questions with informative answers and generally adds to a good open debate. Essex boy behaves like a chav.
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    Brexit, WTF

    Time to stop reading anything he writes and certainly to stop bothering to respond. Coventry calls
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    Spi Ouest IRC Double

    Quick translate off the above French. JPK 10,30 race 1, sailed a blinder, great on a long tightish reach. Race 2 fucked up big time. After that, struggled between moments of speed and the opposite. Lacking an A3. Not enough prep time, so mast coming out, spreader setup changing, more rig rake, rig tensions need sorted etc. Congratulates the 2 JPK 10,80s, the Sun Fast 3300 and the venerable First 40.7 Pen Koent.
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    Spi Ouest IRC Double

    Hats off to the winners who are genuine amateurs. The 3300 obviously is no dog, and Alex Ozon made it shine - he won the last Transquadra. The J/99 was the dealer and Technique Voile supremo Fred Duthil, no slouches. Conditions were..... well ….. testing and frustrating. Not found out yet what happened to Mr JPK on the 10,30. Story there methinks.