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    VOR Leg 9 Newport to Cardiff

    588.1 miles in 24 hours. Could they catch Comanche's record of 618 miles..? LOL
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    VOR Leg 9 Newport to Cardiff

    Brunel leaking miles slowly to Akzo. Let's see how long these rocketships can stay in front of each other?
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    VOR Leg 9 Newport to Cardiff

    Dongfeng 16.1 Knots VMG will be eating away intoi Brunel and gang and with Mapfre in tow. With 2000 miles to go will be interesting to see if Dongfeng can finish ahead of Mapfre or will the Spaniards work their magic once again?
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    VOR Leg 9 Newport to Cardiff

    At least it gives the lesser boats a chance of utilising luck as part of their strategy otherwise the Mapfre show continues to roll on..! Talking about the Spanish who are 83 miles behind now and dead last I guess it's fair to say so what?
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    VOR Leg 9 Newport to Cardiff

    Yeah the Volvo site was down in some way. The phone app comes in handy. Interesting times with Brunel heading back over. Anyone care to pick this? LOL
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    VOR Leg 9 Newport to Cardiff

    Don't mind the position of Scallywag at the moment. Hope they can find their way up the front. For once they are in the middle of the fleet not lingering on the outside somewhere.!
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    VOR Leg 9 Newport to Cardiff

    Mapfre VMG = -0.4 Knots Dongfeng VMG = -1.0 Knots Brunel VMG = 15 Knots This will make it interesting and if form is anything to go by Mapfre will end up 50 miles behind and still win..!
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    VOR Leg 9 Newport to Cardiff

    Very much so..! Didn't make a lot of sense either unless he is covering up for the pain ahead.?
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    VOR Leg 9 Newport to Cardiff

    This is going to get interesting. 20 Knots boat speed vs a few knots on opposing sides of the course. Some pain to come. Brunel and gang to capitalize.!
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    VOR AUCTION - OPPORTUNITIES LOST & STILL THERE?

    Yes there's no doubt one of the biggest problems with the Volvo is the lack of stability in everything about it. Even with the safety changes we lose crew members. The courses change, the boat changes etc etc. At least the current boat has been up to the task. In my opinion it needs a hero, someone like Ken Read to run it and think it through. Ken's closing comments on the future of the Volvo " Well, the future of the race is interesting. Obviously, there were some leadership changes within the Race made right at the beginning of this edition. With any leadership change comes question marks, so I really look forward to sitting down with the current Volvo leadership (and hopefully the sponsors too) and seeing how we can help to ensure this great race carries on. There's a lot of us that have a lot of time invested not just in the sailing part of this but in the race itself. There is no doubt that it's a race that you grow to love, and we need this race to continue because it's really still considered the premier offshore race with stops, and we need it for the sport of sailing and for the development that happens because of it. https://www.sail-world.com/news/205314/Ken-Reads-thoughts-on-the-Volvo-Ocean-Race Find out more at northsails.com/sailing/en and www.volvooceanrace.com
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    New imoca boats

    So we had foil breakages and boat breakages in the last Vendee however Armel won the race and was favourite. I think Hugo Boss was potentially the faster boat. The issue of foil breakages is still an issue yet Alex managed to finish second on one foil. I'd be wanting Alex's boat and pray for some luck. Not sure what can be done about the foils?
  12. That's what happens when a ship finally returns to shore after a long ocean voyage. Drunken sailors have been around for a long time. Capey was still pissed about losing to Mapfre and he needed to take it out on someone. LOL. Good to see the boys and girls having a good time and all's well that ends well. Sailing for months at sea with Bouwe will do that to you!.
  13. Go Capey...! Obviously had a few drinks. Nevertheless a dangerous scenario especially if he had fallen and landed on his head? Upsetting US cops also isn't recommended especially the tigger happy ones.!
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    Gitana Maxi 17

    I like the last bit in the video above, there is a small amount of fear because it's like a razors edge as we've seen with the other boats so the stress is high..!
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    Trying to Buy a Boat

    Any truth in the rumor the seller is "Brian Hancock..?" No wonder it's fucked up and difficult.!