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  1. ardel

    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Live coverage : what a shame !
  2. ardel

    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Calm down, they have a cardinal to leave on port Silderon East 57 07.713N 11 22.427E East Cardinal mark
  3. ardel

    VOR Leg 9 Newport to Cardiff

    I doubt. fact is that Brunel and Paintwagon got an unexpected (*) 20 knots winds few hours ago so they have enough margin (*) from all models available I know
  4. ardel

    VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    With no wind. They probably started the engine
  5. ardel

    VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    I bet they are stopping to clean the seeweed the have been fishing since 2 days There was clearly a speed problem
  6. ardel

    VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    DF and Brunel are closing the gap like cannon balls. Last 2 hours DF gain also .5nm on brunel. They still appear faster when on same route Probably put their rubik's cube aside
  7. ardel

    VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    well, the wind shift occurs for many others DF was very prompt to tack, Despite seeing DF, Mapfree was a bit late to tack But well better than vestas and akzo (I guess they were playing cards or something)
  8. ardel

    VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    tack from DF. who will follow ?
  9. ardel

    VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    Impressive dongers The way they catch plancton to make oil and feed their engine is very smart They really deserve to be in 1rst rank
  10. ardel

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Contest : When DF will be ahead of Brunel ?
  11. ardel

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Annoyed by all these "prayers" We do not even know if John is/was a believer If you are, pray and keep them for yourself. No need for religious propaganda here.
  12. ardel

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    This sport is dangerous, the mast and even the boat can break, etc. But a man overboard :-( no harness and lifeline ? already the 2nd man overboard in this race :-/ but I fear for this one
  13. ardel

    VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    if some of Vestas crew or even VOR oganisers are on trial in China, they would be very confident with your stance. Try to read complety and understand posts before replying. How old are you btw ?
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    VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Who told you COLREGS applies, here ? For China I doubt, Along his coastal border, China has described a Chinese Sovereigny Area where common international rules does not necessarily apply. You know, the area that extends till the spratley islands ... In other words, even if both boats may have been in fault regarding colregs (boat lights, safe speed, etc..), a trial (whoever is on trial) is already a problem for China. Because they'll had first to recognise if, yes or no, COLLREGS should apply.
  15. ardel

    VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    "good move" What a stupid stance ! Before stating that it is 'good' or 'bad', you'd better ask yourself many questions Why DF have been asked to continue by VOR control, when few minutes later you see Vestas track like if they are still searching a missing man. How was communication between fishing boat and Vestas How was communication between Vestas and VOR control How was communication from VOR with other, especially DF which was close and has a chinese speaking on board who could have talk with the fishing crew When did they realize there was still a missing man on the fishing boat After knowing that they finally discover the boat owner, unconcious, and had to lift him with helicopter. The matter to know if deploying a raft to facilitate the evacuation is compliant with the racing rules is completly irrelevant.