littlechay

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  1. littlechay

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    BBC careful to avoid mention of the Irishman !!! https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-45623445
  2. littlechay

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Trump hasn't heard of him ergo no existe
  3. littlechay

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    I thought he had his motor going. Yea otherwise just ram the boats together chuck over bags of kit and either stream one boat off the other or cut it loose. Hooefully the frogs will be there with their ribs. Being a fishery patrol boat transferring between ships at sea in rough conditions will be routine for their rib drivers. They do it daily.
  4. littlechay

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Prepare a strong elastic warp. Lead it from the bow and rig chafe gear. Have end ready just forward of shrouds, remainder figure 8ed on deck held in place with light twine. Motor up to striken vessel which is probably downwind of its rig. Get close wait for a swell to pass and run the bow alongside, neutral, run fwd grab end of warp and leap aboard before next swell passes under, or wait remaining in contact with bursts of engine, as next swell passes leap. Make fast, thank neptune, rig chafe gear. Go and check on casualty. Deploy Tomy's liferaft and use it to go and get extra supplies, turn engine off etc.. Running back and forth on tow. One leap carring everything so you dont have to go back would be best. Difficult, dangerous, but not impossible. Good luck to them and glad its not me!
  5. littlechay

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    That's what he has asked for.
  6. littlechay

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Sea state has standard reporting units: From Wikipedia but in most on-board handbooks. The numbers correspond to the more descriptive terms used in pubic Wx forecasts; moderate, rough etc..
  7. littlechay

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Aircraft can actually see what is going on from multiple angles, talk to multiple parties real-time, on VHF (due to their altitude) and perhaps more importantly drop rescue equipment and medical supplies - Satellites can do none of that. Not to mention the moral support provided by the roar of an aircraft overhead.
  8. littlechay

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    The data is plenty multi decadal --- FFS You do understand the concept of CO2 emissions, CFCs (yes they are on the increase again due to uncontrolled releases from Asia) and the other man-made contaminants in the atmosphere that are undoubtedly causing global warming. ? Edit: Just read through the paper you provided; which it totally irrelevant. It discusses the frequency of occurrence of TCs. This is not what happened here and not what we are discussing. All your posting of that paper did was show your level of misunderstanding and ignorance. You sir are not worth arguing with. Your going on the ignore list. If you had some idea of what you were talking about I'd stay and discuss and anyway this is neither the time nor the place.
  9. littlechay

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    I don't want to get into a climate change debate but just get your head out of the sand and look and plain fact i.e. meteo records. Temperatures are warmer and wind speeds are up. Therefore conditions are worse. These are facts.. It is something that I have observed in my life time.
  10. littlechay

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    ASCAT measurements for where Slatts was earlier today.. A genuine >50'
  11. littlechay

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Having a look at the lay of the land around that harbour I would rather be outside in the ocean if it comes on to blow. Recipe for Willaws I bet it gets pasted.
  12. littlechay

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    I'll bow to your obviously superior knowledge then.. I would imagine they would be low to deploy weapons, drop the pingers etc.. ? Anyway they can stay high for SAR top-cover too. They don't necessarily need to see him provided they can talk to him (he might not be able to talk of course). But they can act as a VHF repeater to the other vessels and they need to stay high for that.
  13. littlechay

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    It is the number for on station anti-sub warfare patrol. That is generally conducted at fairly low level, or a large part of it is. So I think the time will be about the same for SAR top cover.
  14. littlechay

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    From the Wikipedia P8 page So call it another hour out to target and another back.. only 2 hours on station. Hardly worth going, but they might be able to have a VHF chat. Training mission for the boys (girls).