Akshiena

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  1. No ...as I said above...we were using the AIS to monitor the boats around us...as everyone else was...to remove yourself from the chessboard was just considered bad play...we know who we were....
  2. I can only say I would be embarrassed by this move....but...had a nav guy say "lets go dark" in the Middle Sea race....owner of the boat said.....
  3. Not denying that the Oately family have made a great contribution to the ocean racing scene down under, the parallel being Bart Cummings who won many Melbourne Cups in horse racing, who once was reported to say after an stewards investigation into the jockey's behaviour on a particular horse..."what the fuck....this is my race...I own it...they can fuck off"..which also involved millions of dollars in race winnings... Maybe time to change the jockey....?
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Jack....an old tuna fishing rod with cassette tape was a better indicator than the B&G...which was moot as it had been sat upon by a large bird of undescribed origin...if it ( the tape) started to hum we knew we had to reef
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    for those of us not zuckered.....?
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Jack you are too kind........
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Terra....I've done a few ...Transpacs...deliiveries to tierra del fuck wherever you are...and yes..fatigue has seen me on the cockpit floor....couldn't care.. its a killer..
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    thought he was looking weary, then the tracker, it was obvious..... asleep at the wheel....no whites available.....shite
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    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    oh FFS...bring on the next Vende...
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    Hancock

    All you would need is 4 gorillas in a pit and 5 drivers......... Errr....I don't think so..
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    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    it would seem that many here are from the attitude....its a great sport...they knew what they were in for....OK Agreed...I spent many years working on a delivery barge to rigs in the Nth Sea...sometimes the hull would ring like a bell with the wave sets..a piece of deck machinery moved from its fixings...I thought "I can time the wave movement"...as I reached for the hatch a hand like a vice clamped on my shoulder, followed by a soft Scotch accent "do ...not...even...think about it....its only a piece of machinery" We lost many friends....but it took away my fear of bad weather... This man knew...no fear Sail on John
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    stormy petrel

    Guys, the OP I think is asking a reasonable question...it may be uncomfortable but is something that we all will face in the coming decades. Do something...? nahhh fuck, it lets just keep kicking the can down the road...not my problem. OK, if you really want a wake up call about consuming....listen..http://radio.abc.net.au/programitem/pe8QbmzJo3
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    Vendee Globe 2016?

    hmmm.....good point....but are gribs also outside assistance .....??
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    Vendee Globe 2016?

    better VMG than alex? nope Maybe I'm looking at a different schedule , but in the last one Armel had an 97% VMG (93/96) and Alex lower 76% (13/17) suggesting a round the outside heading or different winds. It may be better to talk to some of the commercial guys ch 71, 72...even 75 to obtain real data as they get closer....very happy to exchange real sea state, weather etc