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  1. stief

    Jules Verne Trophy 2020

    Like this one? Gitana in the VOR fleet
  2. stief

    Vendee Globe 2020

    I was (am) still watching/ and reading that. Complicated is right--need to check the location of the forward raft, and beacons, and . . . btw, Gotta like the new initiation. "Hey newbie: your skills are showing" is better than 'fuck off newbie; show us your girlfriend's tits." Nicely done and welcome back @ant1 Not that tits aren't also appreciated.
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    thanks, and to Chasm and cms. "it" (forward raft) underwater makes more sense, and helps sort out which one couldn't "open" or be opened. " I grabbed the liferaft at the stern. Open I couldn’t get into it as it was three metres under the water." (and apologies for the delayed response. Waiting for reactions limits to reset.).
  4. stief

    Vendee Globe 2020

    KE's timeline, vetted by the VG EN communicators. Life raft 3m underwater? News to me; Sorry if I missed that detail earlier https://www.vendeeglobe.org/en/news/20714/from-mayday-to-safely-aboard-yes-we-cam-kevin-escoffier-explains
  5. stief

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Couldn’t see it, so was calling Laurent I see wooba stepped up Thanks wooba. And lakeneuch Gad, I love this place
  6. stief

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Thanks. @Laurent has saved many of us from translation difficulties.
  7. stief

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Lost me here. Sailing Anarchy? Yes, whiny competitors get little respect . Saviours get more, especially if it's not about creds. So much to be thankful for today, and the months to come. And as far as this SA--the pages "arguing" about rescue efforts/tech were easily parsed for a lot of good info. Looking forward to rereading them.
  8. stief

    Vendee Globe 2020

    It's a tough problem for everybody--families, teams, organizers, fans. The work that goes into trying to help sailors succeed is huge and still fails. Safety gear--see the Clipper Race last year. Collisions (too many to mention). Rescue? Not done yet. Yes, Jean Le Did It, but it's a myth he's going around alone.
  9. stief

    Vendee Globe 2020

    FFS. He's safe, and already people want to decide the race? Can we get the facts first? Has the RO ever unjustly penalized a boat for assisting another? Look at the time line. It's complicated. How many hours between each fact? When did he abandon? When did the RO know? When was JLC and the others redirected. Where and when did JLC and the others begin racing? FFS! He's safe, but there are many others out there who still have to round a few more capes.
  10. stief

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Seen the Weather routing plugin? (gotta scroll 2/3 down ). Many Anarchists behind that too . Sat AIS plots might well be next judging by this thread . Not quite there yet. [aside] Anarchists have been putting the digital pieces together since before the Vestas crash, showing ROs and teams what can be done but often get kicked for it. Glad Forss will do a S-H tracker.
  11. stief

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Malizia only one now that the Boss Hub was changed. Nice use of exception to NOR 4.3.3. (Performance support). which prohibits "data from the boat to land which could be used to analyse and improve performance except if they are made public instantaneously on reception. The data access method shall be endorsed by the race management beforehand."
  12. stief

    Vendee Globe 2020

    https://sport.prb.fr/en-mer/actus/248-jean-le-cam-recupere-kevin-escoffier-sain-et-sauf Whew.
  13. stief

    Vendee Globe 2020

    pffft. port starboard S_H thread last year? Rule 69 spun off more. This is tame.
  14. stief

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Link to AWA over the last 3 hrs. Shows on his track heading east. Cautious optimism? Wait another hour https://exocet.cloud/grafana/d/bsbc_5MGz/malizia-public-dashboard?orgId=15&from=1606778855730&to=1606789655730&theme=dark&refresh=5s&viewPanel=18
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Right. Waves are down a bit, and no significant current in that area