littlechay

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  1. littlechay

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Yes. Doesnt seem to make any difference what anti-fouling you use when in warmer water they appear. You can just brush them off with your hand. The dont appear in cold water and I've not had them appear whilst inshore, at least not significantly enough to remember. Now if this race had actually been through the souther ocean - barnacle problem solved. Never seen them on Trilux
  2. littlechay

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    The old guy is getting lifted now but not much pressure about.
  3. littlechay

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    2nd quote taken from the GGR facebook feed. It seems Don may have had a light bulb moment on the risks of diving into the centre of a storm. But he still advises it!
  4. littlechay

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Esmeralda's mussel farm https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2182688215317898&id=1751709878415736
  5. littlechay

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Kubota engine in my boat.... Does that give me any points?
  6. littlechay

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    He'll be looking for the lee bow current and all that shit. Thats why he (and Mr Fish before) is out in front; being totally pro about all aspects and working for every mm of gain... They all add up!
  7. littlechay

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Yep.. looks like he has the full picture.
  8. littlechay

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Back to where I have my charts. Brazil chart of the area. Note: The rigs The current offshore in dark red arrows over > 2', the larger green arrows inshore across his track > 1.5' P.S. Brazil charts are free https://www.marinha.mil.br/chm/chm/dados-do-segnav/cartas-raster
  9. littlechay

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Re-read. He is out of the strongest current and CLEAR of the rigs n stuff in there. There are lighthouses along the coast so he'll have a good fix. I doubt that dark is an issue for him.
  10. littlechay

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    And in other news. cap'n coconut retires. He says it is because he will be late at the horn, but I suspect that is not the truth. January is the time you want to be rounding the Horn!
  11. littlechay

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    I dont have the charts handy but in Heed's current postcode there are oilfields and last time I was there long-lines and set nets offshore so by tacking inshore you not only avoid a counter current of 20% of your speed but all shorts of structures and hazards.
  12. littlechay

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Much less current inshore. The Brazil current fairly trots south in those parts.
  13. littlechay

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Here is a training video for the next GGR that I stumbled across.... errrr in the unlikely event that it runs again!
  14. littlechay

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    It looks as if Slatts has an opportunity to get within 800 NM or so of Heede before the end of the week but then the rubber band will stretch out to around 1k NM again. It will be difficult for him close the gap enough to make a move.
  15. littlechay

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Great whites in those latitudes too. Porbeagles everywhere but they are harmless