Panoramix

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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Cool, I wish I had time to study for a ham licence, there is no "technician" licence in France so one needs to study for the full one in one go. So how far can you transmit when the conditions are good? What modes do you use?
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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    That's impressive. When you say 70 feet, is that the antenna height above the ground?
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Yes whoever decided that low righting moment, big genoas and narrow sterns were a good idea should have stayed in bed for the benefit of future generations.
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    I agree that the sailboat industry as we know it is stuffed, but much more money is spent in maintaining than in building a boat so it's not all doom and gloom. I see it more as a form of Darwinism, the good boat get maintained and last a very long time whereas the bad ones die out of neglect. Around me I see 1990s boats (the beginning of the boom of cruisers designed to stay in marinas here) which are less serviceable than late 1960s plywood boats still loved and sailed. I work in the construction industry, we still do some work on stuff built 500 years ago. This business idea of churning disposable stuff might work well for the P&L people but do we really want to live amongst mountains of rubbish?
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    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    yes but at the time I wrote this, they were doing 20 knots. I think that they lost a bit now, nevertheless at some point they were nearly one tide behind and 100NM in distance. I think that in passages it is much better to think in term of time than distances.
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    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    Scally is now just 2 hours behind, they must have a special wind god just for themselves...
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Sorry no tits But it's about some kiwi boats, so it's cool...
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    Coolboats to admire

    I like this boat.
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    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    And completely wrong as they are in VMG mode.... I think that it is 1 Brunel 2 Vestas 3-4 DF and the painters 5 Mapfre 6 TTOP Vestas and Akzo managed to do what DF tried without success (get windward to everybody by hugging the caost before the shift).
  10. Isn't SSB still part of the GMDSS recommendations? Not that they would want you to use antiquities like this one but one with DSC.
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    Team France

    Possibly, it was certainly around the old submarine pens but I am not sure exactly where.
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    Team France

    Ooopsie : https://www.ouest-france.fr/bretagne/lorient-56100/lorient-incendie-sur-l-ancienne-base-des-sous-marins-le-batiment-groupama-detruit-5813653 The French team base burnt early his morning. :-( The building is completely destroyed according to the Ouest France article.
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    Hydroptere abandoned - Available for $20,000

    The boat could probably be in a Science museum somewhere in France or at the Lorient "sail city" but Hawai is a bit far to bring it back...
  14. At the moment 650 sailors are infuriated because the IYRU is trying to impose sat phones to them whereas it is completely against the spirit of the race. I wouldn't be too surprised if there is a bit of "interested friendship" between Inmarsat and the IYRU. SSB used to be the method of choice for contacting a doc, I am not sure what is so wrong about it TBF.