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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Much better than being drunk and waking up, Elisa. Much, much better. Sweet dreams.
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Your buddy, Hancock thinks so apparently...again. http://sailinganarchy.com/2018/06/22/the-match-game/
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Indeed. Could this be the elusive leg win?
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    The #40 terrible twosome is ripping it up. So far, they are being kind to each other, sadly for BRUNEL.
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    There's only one thing worse than Nial gushing in the studio - and that's from the chopper. Take a breath, man for fuck's sake.
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Time to get this show on the road. There's been far too much shagging around and time-wasting already.
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    Coolboats to admire

    I've been following the Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out and have found that a number of cool boats end up on this thread - by accident or design (so to speak). I thought it might be time to start a dedicated thread for cool boat designs as well. Of course 'cool' is very much a subjective construct, so I guess some Uglyboats will end up in the Coolboat thread as well. Only fair I guess. I've long been an admirer of traditional wooden boats and so here's a design by Canadian, Paul Gartside of a 30 foot Cutter, which I dream of having built, someday. Could get a whole lot of modern, light displacement flyer for the same outlay I guess - but it just wouldn't tug at my heartstrings in quite the same way. She carries a lot of rag for her displacement. Paul has given her a bit more beam in an updated version of the design, so she stands up a bit better in a breeze apparently.
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    I'd fit right in, sadly at the top end of the age quartile - although Jean-Luc gives me some hope.
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    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    Nah. Can't think it could be anything mechanical. They've had plenty of opportunity to even that out already.
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    Coolboats to admire

    Yes. I like it. Looks like she's in beautiful condition too.
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    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    Yep. They'll be the same ones Jack reckons were blazing in MAPFRE's rear vision mirror. We even have a pic somewhere I think - so it definitely happened.
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    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    I think driving may be as much of a factor as trimming. Driving off in the heavy gust and coming up in the lighter stuff and working the swell of course. One thing I did notice was that BRUNEL seemed to have more main up than MAPFRE at times (they were pretty much in the same water and wind conditions too).
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    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    Congratulations, BRUNEL. Well done, MAPFRE and AkzoNobel.
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    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    BRUNEL just shook out their reef. They want this.
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    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    Does he like pickled herring?
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    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    Somebody please reassure me the breeze will hold to the finish. Sure there is. It's called fusion.
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    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    That would spice up the scoreboard a little more, Elisa.
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    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    One good thing I suppose. At least MAPFRE's rear vision mirror is now clear of those bloody horses.
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    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    About 210nm to go at 20knots. So that's what? 8:00am Friday. Might as well stay up all night, SB.
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    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    MAPFRE back in front.
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    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    Maybe their respective drones are locked in a dogfight, AG?
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    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    If BRUNEL gas 'em Murph, they'll be off like a rocket, flaming their afterburners.