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  1. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    ¡Grande Purito!
  2. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    23 knots of wind from starboard, 1sqm hole on port side.... What could go wrong?
  3. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Of course you did:
  4. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    That's why we all have him on ignore and don't quote him...
  5. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    I give up.
  6. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Of course, Vestas were just blasting around careless because they thought it was a safe place... Yawn. At what speed did Donfeng sail those waters FFS??? Six boats went full speed there and only Vestas crashed, speed was not the issue. It's a dangerous place, risk is about odds, and Vestas was the unlucky one. The blame here, if any, is on who chose the venue and the race conditions.
  7. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    What traffic if you can't see the boats? An unlit boat at night is not traffic, is an accident waiting to happen. And so far, we know nothing about how the accident happened, so stop putting blames and responsibilities on people until we do.
  8. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Maybe it's a language issue, but in Spanish there's a big difference between blame and responsibility (or is it liability)?
  9. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    And WTF would you know that we don't? You have no info whatsoever yet you put blame on Vestas based on what? Your opinion? Sorry mate, but that's as worthless as anybodyelse's in this forum.
  10. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    A Spanish newspaper spoke to Chuny, so he's available. But from what I've seen and heard, it's the law of silence right now.
  11. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    If you're going to troll this forum you better up your game because that blabber you posted there is a pretty lame attempt. I award you no points
  12. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Yep, that's what makes it interesting.
  13. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Nothing to do with the Vestas incident just about mistakes made by Mapfre... And that link is basically the official press release from this morning.
  14. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    The most interesting thing about the article is that they actually spoke to Chuny, who told them he wasn't allowed to say anything. So nothing really interesting, I guess.
  15. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Of course, I'm not saying it's not complicated and even a bit dangerous, especially the almadrabas, but it's not the chaotic clusterfuck SE Asia is.
  16. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    I've crossed the Strait several times, both ways. I'm not sure if I ever encountered a fishing fleet coming my way but I wouldn't worry because they'd all be very well lit, with radar and AIS connected. And those boats crossing without lights or AIS are pretty hard to crash into because they're usually full of hashish and do use the radar pretty well. On the other hand, I've never sailed into Hong Kong, so you maybe right. Seriously, if you had to set a really safe exclusion zone, HK would be inside.
  17. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Because it's a lot easier to crash into an almost invisible (Do you really think Vestas crew were not looking ahead?) fishing boat 30Nm ashore of Hong Kong than it is to crash into an iceberg just south of the Kerguelen islands and yet you have ice gates for safety. Crossing Gibraltar is not even remotely close to what we are talking abut here.
  18. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Hong Kong is not a suitable place for a VOR finish line. That's all I really know for sure.
  19. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Right where SiFi said on the video, 37 miles SW of DF
  20. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Were's that?
  21. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    I'll probably go next week, I'll let you know.
  22. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    And Vestas keeps bleeding miles... What will happen after the Phillippines? Will the leaders extend? Fleet compression? none of the above? I'm on a business trip and can't follow up
  23. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    I have, but my phone has the buttons on the screen, so when I flip it, the "go back" or "undo" button , whatever it's called, lies just on top of the drop down menu so I can't click it...
  24. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Thanks
  25. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Thanks... Does Vestas hava had less wind on average than DF lately? No Pro mode on phone either...