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  1. Tunnel Rat

    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    Rough and ready rankings. 19-Jan 06:30UTC Place SA Name Boat Name DTF Days Hours Minutes Seconds Overall Finish 1 Your Mom Your Mom SA 68 22 25 45 23 2 Blue Mountain YC shockwave11 0 0 12 3 126 3 daan62 hutspot77 0 2 58 54 2202 4 Tunnel Rat Mongrel 0 3 4 35 2440 5 Will Lee Lorraine III 0 3 12 50 2853 6 Gybe Turkey Gybe Turkey 0 3 14 29 2928 7 Marty6 Cambodunum_VSC 0 3 20 18 3210 8 MasterRobin MasterRobin 0 3 20 50 3249 9 Gufmiester BigBalls 0 3 28 8 3648 10 Wet Hog WetHog-SA 0 3 28 36 3675 11 Iced Tea rule69 0 3 35 51 4039 12 Kapt'n Kirk prowler_1-SA 0 3 39 30 4221 13 TocToc Vuvuzela 0 3 45 45 4541 14 Mud Sailor Mudsailor SA 0 4 28 45 6046 15 Driftwood Me Rongo Rekohu SA 0 4 37 15 6263 16 12345 Siafu 0 5 26 53 7273 17 TPG Hooperdrivestheboat 0 6 42 32 8236 18 viper43 viper64043 0 8 40 1 8820 19 Hydrogene Eau Gazeuse 0 11 1 8 9366 20 RIGO Screaming_Eagle 0 22 21 8 11333 21 kea.nn kea.nn SA 1 5 14 45 15428 22 yeahbuoy Cool J 1 7 58 17 16694 23 gavinbpk PGB 1 14 30 24 17688 24 arr4ws Arr4ws 2 5 1 58 25 ttc546 ChrisAero2542 2 5 28 27 26 sailon2 jahmbo SA 2 5 39 49 27 Raz'r SVKahoots 2 6 42 55 28 SteveJH Stephen_1987 2 6 49 24 29 Giddy Up G-Troit_Express_SA 2 10 42 57 30 bushsailor rushour 2 11 50 51 31 F15 AUS AUS3572 2 12 29 54 32 Flaming Flaming 2 12 45 49 33 Mike G MikeVentura 2 13 11 45 34 CordRipper RumHam 2 13 16 42 35 MalahideGreener The GreeneMachine 2 16 43 33 36 Vibroman Vibroman_SA 1806.92 37 x2sea m2for-SA 132 38 Headntac Ryoochi 538 39 bbl Gjallarhorn 1012 40 PB2207 Chi-2207 1041 41 Hike, Bitches HikeBitches 1148 42 rhenders The Hooded Fang 1157 43 klymen klymen 1180 44 chuso007 Lateral Festivis 1740 45 Laser1 Hotfoot 1932 46 Kenny Dumas SA_ Kenny Dumas 1941 47 Knut Grotzki SA_KnutG 2050 48 Wattie MuritaiWatt 2075 49 mad Sticky 2079 50 CapnK KR deCap 3212 51 Mid SA_Mid 4901 52 MobyBick MobyBick 7xxx 53 gary Hschutz 12xxx 54 Vin Divided Sky 13xxx
  2. Tunnel Rat

    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    Good morning, Back to the Vendee for a moment. Firstly - nicely done to @Your Mom , a class act! Thanks for your input to the thread. shockwave11 - you sailed a great race. hutspot77 - you unspeakable rogue - I'll get you next time! Well played. There are some very close finishes in the peleton - good racing all round. BigBalls went east near the Azores and lost a lot of places, I was surprised to end up in front of you. Siafu, tough break, but I think all of us have done something similar at some stage. Vibroman - where are you off to? A quick NW Passage, for the hell of it? Thanks to everyone for playing. I'll probably do some updates over the next few days. EDIT, I will probably be taking some time away from VR - too much recently. 18-Jan 01:15UTC Place SA Name Boat Name DTF Days Hours Minutes Seconds Overall Finish 1 Your Mom Your Mom SA 68 22 25 45 23 2 Blue Mountain YC shockwave11 0 0 12 3 126 3 daan62 hutspot77 0 2 58 54 2202 4 Tunnel Rat Mongrel 0 3 4 35 2440 5 Will Lee Lorraine III 0 3 12 50 2853 6 Gybe Turkey Gybe Turkey 0 3 14 29 2928 7 Marty6 Cambodunum_VSC 0 3 20 18 3210 8 MasterRobin MasterRobin 0 3 20 50 3249 9 Gufmiester BigBalls 0 3 28 8 3648 10 Wet Hog WetHog-SA 0 3 28 36 3675 11 Iced Tea rule69 0 3 35 51 4039 12 Kapt'n Kirk prowler_1-SA 0 3 39 30 4221 13 TocToc Vuvuzela 0 3 45 45 4541 14 Mud Sailor Mudsailor SA 0 4 28 45 6046 15 Driftwood Me Rongo Rekohu SA 0 4 37 15 6263 16 12345 Siafu 0 5 26 53 7273 17 TPG Hooperdrivestheboat 0 6 42 32 8236 18 viper43 viper64043 0 8 40 1 8820 19 Hydrogene Eau Gazeuse 0 11 1 8 9366 20 RIGO Screaming_Eagle 0 22 21 8 11333 21 kea.nn kea.nn SA 1 5 14 45 15428 22 yeahbuoy Cool J 1 7 58 17 16694 23 gavinbpk PGB 1 14 30 24 17688 24 ttc546 ChrisAero2542 101.61 25 sailon2 jahmbo SA 5.25 26 arr4ws Arr4ws 6.02 27 Raz'r SVKahoots 22.3 28 SteveJH Stephen_1987 49.4 29 Flaming Flaming 132.2 30 F15 AUS AUS3572 165 31 Giddy Up G-Troit_Express_SA 187 32 bushsailor rushour 211.3 33 Mike G MikeVentura 217.6 34 CordRipper RumHam 242.6 35 MalahideGreener The GreeneMachine 288.1 36 Vibroman Vibroman_SA 974.2 37 x2sea m2for-SA 2029 38 Headntac Ryoochi 2552 39 PB2207 Chi-2207 2940 40 bbl Gjallarhorn 2947 41 rhenders The Hooded Fang 3087 42 klymen klymen 3103 43 Hike, Bitches HikeBitches 3144 44 chuso007 Lateral Festivis 3801 45 Kenny Dumas SA_ Kenny Dumas 3995 46 Laser1 Hotfoot 4062 47 mad Sticky 4144 48 Knut Grotzki SA_KnutG 4177 49 Wattie MuritaiWatt 4197 50 CapnK KR deCap 5211 51 Mid SA_Mid 6783 52 MobyBick MobyBick 7xxx 53 gary Hschutz 12xxx 54 Vin Divided Sky 13xxx
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    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    Good afternoon, It looks like @Your Mom will be finished in 3 or 4 hours, he is currently 20th which is a brilliant result, although I know he was hoping for higher. shockwave11 is only 5Nm behind, but in 129th which I think is rather harsh for an excellent performance. huttspot77 and I are still neck and neck for third, although he seems to be going remarkably fast for sailing lower in less wind - but then life is a bitch! The peloton is still climbing over each other to get the best finish place and the Fat Lady is only just starting to think about getting out of her comfy chair, so things may change. Quite a few changes have happened in the following group, they are now heading towards the bar, but lots of opportunities in front of them. I will not post an update tomorrow, but I will get finish times organised on Monday. Enjoy your weekend. TR 16-Jan 04:45UTC Place SA Name Boat Name Dist to Leader 1 Your Mom Your Mom SA 78.03 2 Blue Mountain YC shockwave11 4.85 3 daan62 hutspot77 88.8 4 Tunnel Rat Mongrel 94.4 5 Marty6 Cambodunum_VSC 96.1 6 Gybe Turkey Gybe Turkey 97.1 7 Will Lee Lorraine III 98.2 8 12345 Siafu 101.1 9 MasterRobin MasterRobin 101.9 10 Gufmiester BigBalls 105 11 Wet Hog WetHog-SA 106.3 12 Iced Tea rule69 107.2 13 Kapt'n Kirk prowler_1-SA 109.8 14 TocToc Vuvuzela 112.7 15 Driftwood Me Rongo Rekohu SA 117.9 16 Mud Sailor Mudsailor SA 130.9 17 TPG Hooperdrivestheboat 172.8 18 viper43 viper64043 190.9 19 Hydrogene Eau Gazeuse 211.7 20 RIGO Screaming_Eagle 345.3 21 kea.nn kea.nn SA 427.7 22 yeahbuoy Cool J 432.3 23 gavinbpk PGB 454.3 24 Vibroman Vibroman_SA 481.5 25 sailon2 jahmbo SA 488.1 26 arr4ws Arr4ws 496.1 27 ttc546 ChrisAero2542 533.4 28 SteveJH Stephen_1987 541.7 29 Raz'r SVKahoots 550.3 30 Flaming Flaming 558.5 31 F15 AUS AUS3572 579.3 32 Mike G MikeVentura 630.7 33 MalahideGreener The GreeneMachine 734.3 34 Giddy Up G-Troit_Express_SA 776.6 35 CordRipper RumHam 789.6 36 bushsailor rushour 802.3 37 x2sea m2for-SA 2569 38 Headntac Ryoochi 3045 39 PB2207 Chi-2207 3430 40 bbl Gjallarhorn 3476 41 rhenders The Hooded Fang 3651 42 klymen klymen 3716 43 Hike, Bitches HikeBitches 3840 44 chuso007 Lateral Festivis 4363 45 Kenny Dumas SA_ Kenny Dumas 4566 46 Laser1 Hotfoot 4633 47 mad Sticky 4716 48 Wattie MuritaiWatt 4752 49 Knut Grotzki SA_KnutG 4753 50 CapnK KR deCap 5564 51 MobyBick MobyBick 7231 52 Mid SA_Mid 7xxx 53 gary Hschutz 10xxx 54 Vin Divided Sky 12xxx
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    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    My next visit to the Netherlands may be some distance in the future, but I will definitely take you up on your offer. Thank you, likewise if you ever get to Hong Kong, let me know and the beers will be on me - and that goes for everyone on this thread.
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    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    Good morning (just, it's almost lunch time here), As pointed out the ranking are starting to make sense. We are back to regular programming with @Your Mom back on top. shockwave11 has managed to stay in touch which deserves a raucous round of applause, but then there is a significant gap back to the peloton which has split firmly into two groups. The group that went north and is now smoking east, compared to the group that headed east and is now gybing their hearts out. There is one small sub-group of my nemesis @daan62 along with co-conspirators @Gybe Turkey and @12345 who are slightly to the SE of the northern gang....... hyttspot77 seems to think that he will still be ahead at the end, but I have other plans! I see that Ryoochi and Chi-2207 have passed within binocular vision of the Brazilian beaches for a quick inspection of the beach life to raise their spirits before tackling the Doldrums, while m2for is through and into the NE trades. Further back @mad has decided to go south of the St Helena high and take the downwind option on the east side of the high - inventive! Mom only has 569Nm to go, so may be finished by this time tomorrow. I will try and do a report about this time. 15-Jan 03:30UTC Place SA Name Boat Name Dist to Leader 1 Your Mom Your Mom SA 569.21 2 Blue Mountain YC shockwave11 19.7 3 daan62 hutspot77 131.4 4 12345 Siafu 140.7 5 Gybe Turkey Gybe Turkey 140.7 6 Marty6 Cambodunum_VSC 167.4 7 Tunnel Rat Mongrel 167.6 8 Will Lee Lorraine III 169.1 9 MasterRobin MasterRobin 175.7 10 Gufmiester BigBalls 185.6 11 Wet Hog WetHog-SA 188 12 Iced Tea rule69 188.5 13 Driftwood Me Rongo Rekohu SA 188.5 14 Kapt'n Kirk prowler_1-SA 194.1 15 TocToc Vuvuzela 198.7 16 Mud Sailor Mudsailor SA 221.5 17 TPG Hooperdrivestheboat 249.8 18 viper43 viper64043 272.7 19 Hydrogene Eau Gazeuse 286.4 20 RIGO Screaming_Eagle 362.8 21 Vibroman Vibroman_SA 362.8 22 arr4ws Arr4ws 386.5 23 F15 AUS AUS3572 405.7 24 sailon2 jahmbo SA 412.7 25 SteveJH Stephen_1987 426.3 26 yeahbuoy Cool J 436.6 27 kea.nn kea.nn SA 440.8 28 gavinbpk PGB 483.7 29 Mike G MikeVentura 501.2 30 Flaming Flaming 501.7 31 ttc546 ChrisAero2542 511.8 32 Raz'r SVKahoots 554.3 33 CordRipper RumHam 582.4 34 MalahideGreener The GreeneMachine 610.5 35 bushsailor rushour 706.3 36 Giddy Up G-Troit_Express_SA 735.6 37 x2sea m2for-SA 2373 38 Headntac Ryoochi 2886 39 PB2207 Chi-2207 3273 40 bbl Gjallarhorn 3341 41 rhenders The Hooded Fang 3482 42 klymen klymen 3566 43 Hike, Bitches HikeBitches 3740 44 chuso007 Lateral Festivis 4112 45 Kenny Dumas SA_ Kenny Dumas 4307 46 Laser1 Hotfoot 4330 47 mad Sticky 4338 48 Wattie MuritaiWatt 4363 49 Knut Grotzki SA_KnutG 4370 50 CapnK KR deCap 5198 51 MobyBick MobyBick 7243 52 Mid SA_Mid 7xxx 53 gary Hschutz 10xxx 54 Vin Divided Sky 12xxx
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    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    .... evolutive....
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    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    Good morning, It is still all change in the peleton, the northerners seem to be gaining after their gybe, they are now heading directly for a swift vin rouge at the dockside, while the southerners are gybing along a narrow band of weakening wind. My overall position when I gybed was 33,000 ish, while this morning I have miraculously jumped up to 16,000ish. We are moving in the correct direction. In the Corinthians Sticky either needs some peace and quiet or is REALLY not paying attention as he is now very close to the centre of the St Helena high. Maybe he has some repairs that need calm waters? Further back Moby Bick has started doing loops that involve the ice limit and therefore Mid has claimed another scalp. The routing is saying 60 hrs for me to get to Les Sables. Finish Saturday night my time, no risks there. 14-Jan 01:15UTC Place SA Name Boat Name Dist to Leader 1 RIGO Screaming_Eagle 1119.75 2 Vibroman Vibroman_SA 23.7 3 Your Mom Your Mom SA 87.7 4 Blue Mountain YC shockwave11 102.7 5 arr4ws Arr4ws 107.2 6 12345 Siafu 141.2 7 daan62 hutspot77 143.1 8 Gybe Turkey Gybe Turkey 147.8 9 F15 AUS AUS3572 198 10 yeahbuoy Cool J 201.3 11 sailon2 jahmbo SA 202.8 12 Will Lee Lorraine III 222.9 13 Marty6 Cambodunum_VSC 223.4 14 SteveJH Stephen_1987 228.5 15 Tunnel Rat Mongrel 229.4 16 kea.nn kea.nn SA 231.4 17 MasterRobin MasterRobin 233.1 18 Wet Hog WetHog-SA 236.6 19 Gufmiester BigBalls 238.9 20 Driftwood Me Rongo Rekohu SA 239.7 21 Iced Tea rule69 241.9 22 Kapt'n Kirk prowler_1-SA 246.8 23 TocToc Vuvuzela 247.5 24 gavinbpk PGB 247.8 25 Mud Sailor Mudsailor SA 258.1 26 TPG Hooperdrivestheboat 275.2 27 viper43 viper64043 295.9 28 Flaming Flaming 330.2 29 Hydrogene Eau Gazeuse 338.5 30 Mike G MikeVentura 339 31 Raz'r SVKahoots 350.8 32 CordRipper RumHam 351.5 33 bushsailor rushour 358.5 34 ttc546 ChrisAero2542 371.5 35 MalahideGreener The GreeneMachine 445.8 36 Giddy Up G-Troit_Express_SA 553.9 37 x2sea m2for-SA 2142 38 Headntac Ryoochi 2668 39 PB2207 Chi-2207 2973 40 bbl Gjallarhorn 3153 41 rhenders The Hooded Fang 3292 42 klymen klymen 3361 43 Hike, Bitches HikeBitches 3497 44 chuso007 Lateral Festivis 3788 45 Kenny Dumas SA_ Kenny Dumas 3890 46 Laser1 Hotfoot 3899 47 Wattie MuritaiWatt 3921 48 Knut Grotzki SA_KnutG 3954 49 mad Sticky 3970 50 CapnK KR deCap 4889 51 Mid SA_Mid 7180 52 MobyBick MobyBick 7216 53 gary Hschutz 10xxx 54 Vin Divided Sky 12xxx
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    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    Certainly not! No tongues either!
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    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    Good morning, Firstly @12345I am glad to hear your daughter is OK, scars are cool and chicks dig scars......errrr - wait - never mind. Anyway, back to the racing - everything is upside down today, or maybe back to front, I am not quite sure. The main peloton has tracked north to get into the influence of the low in the central Atlantic. This peloton has split into two, with one group going further north, the other gang heading east. Meanwhile another posse is taking advantage of some strong winds associated with a cold front to the west of the Azores High which is closer to Spain at the moment. Those that have gone east are looking marvellous in the ranking, those that have gone north are looking pretty bad. However the movement of that low is going to be critical to the outcome between these groups. Definitely all to play for. Rankings should be on time tomorrow. 13-Jan 10:45UTC Place SA Name Boat Name Dist to Leader 1 RIGO Screaming_Eagle 1298.29 2 Vibroman Vibroman_SA 38.8 3 arr4ws Arr4ws 74.1 4 sailon2 jahmbo SA 149.5 5 yeahbuoy Cool J 167.8 6 kea.nn kea.nn SA 188.2 7 Your Mom Your Mom SA 216.5 8 Blue Mountain YC shockwave11 231 9 F15 AUS AUS3572 236.6 10 gavinbpk PGB 242.1 11 SteveJH Stephen_1987 247.8 12 12345 Siafu 271.5 13 daan62 hutspot77 283 14 Gybe Turkey Gybe Turkey 288.3 15 Flaming Flaming 321.8 16 bushsailor rushour 330.7 17 ttc546 ChrisAero2542 333.9 18 CordRipper RumHam 336.7 19 Hydrogene Eau Gazeuse 350 20 Tunnel Rat Mongrel 364.3 21 Mike G MikeVentura 372.8 22 Marty6 Cambodunum_VSC 373.8 23 Kapt'n Kirk prowler_1-SA 375 24 Will Lee Lorraine III 375.4 25 TocToc Vuvuzela 376.1 26 Iced Tea rule69 377.2 27 Raz'r SVKahoots 379.4 28 Wet Hog WetHog-SA 379.7 29 Gufmiester BigBalls 382.3 30 Driftwood Me Rongo Rekohu SA 384.3 31 viper43 viper64043 389.2 32 TPG Hooperdrivestheboat 389.6 33 MasterRobin MasterRobin 389.8 34 Mud Sailor Mudsailor SA 426.1 35 MalahideGreener The GreeneMachine 448.7 36 Giddy Up G-Troit_Express_SA 547 37 x2sea m2for-SA 2147 38 Headntac Ryoochi 2632 39 PB2207 Chi-2207 2923 40 bbl Gjallarhorn 3152 41 rhenders The Hooded Fang 3275 42 klymen klymen 3342 43 Hike, Bitches HikeBitches 3451 44 chuso007 Lateral Festivis 3720 45 Kenny Dumas SA_ Kenny Dumas 3778 46 mad Sticky 3797 47 Wattie MuritaiWatt 3809 48 Laser1 Hotfoot 3821 49 Knut Grotzki SA_KnutG 3903 50 CapnK KR deCap 4877 51 MobyBick MobyBick 7198 52 Mid SA_Mid 7239 53 gary Hschutz 10xxx 54 Vin Divided Sky 12xxx
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    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    Good morning, Most of the leading pack have gybed north to get into better pressure, and are currently heading north in the low twenties, or high teens. There is still a very strong bias towards being in the east as far as the rankings are concerned, take for example Me Rongu .... who is shown as 2nd, but is well to the south, compare his position with hutspot77 and I know where I could rather be. We are going to run into a high in about 24 hrs time, which Zezo predicts will be a very short lived affair, then back into reasonably strong running conditions all the way to the pub. The Corinthians are still having fun swapping places with regularity, playing with the high and generally tight reaching north and east. 12-Jan 01:30UTC Place SA Name Boat Name Dist to Leader 1 Your Mom Your Mom SA 1807.86 2 Driftwood Me Rongo Rekohu SA 8.49 3 Blue Mountain YC shockwave11 15.8 4 RIGO Screaming_Eagle 25.9 5 Tunnel Rat Mongrel 36 6 daan62 hutspot77 37.1 7 Marty6 Cambodunum_VSC 37.8 8 Gufmiester BigBalls 38.8 9 Wet Hog WetHog-SA 38.9 10 Hydrogene Eau Gazeuse 39.9 11 Will Lee Lorraine III 42.3 12 12345 Siafu 42.4 13 Gybe Turkey Gybe Turkey 43.1 14 MasterRobin MasterRobin 43.4 15 Iced Tea rule69 44.1 16 arr4ws Arr4ws 48.3 17 Kapt'n Kirk prowler_1-SA 50.7 18 TocToc Vuvuzela 52.1 19 Mud Sailor Mudsailor SA 57.7 20 Vibroman Vibroman_SA 60.1 21 viper43 viper64043 64.9 22 TPG Hooperdrivestheboat 66.1 23 Raz'r SVKahoots 67.2 24 yeahbuoy Cool J 68.9 25 kea.nn kea.nn SA 74.6 26 gavinbpk PGB 79.6 27 sailon2 jahmbo SA 94.7 28 Flaming Flaming 105.4 29 SteveJH Stephen_1987 121.8 30 F15 AUS AUS3572 132.7 31 CordRipper RumHam 185.1 32 bushsailor rushour 192.3 33 Mike G MikeVentura 205.6 34 ttc546 ChrisAero2542 212.6 35 MalahideGreener The GreeneMachine 213.2 36 Giddy Up G-Troit_Express_SA 346.5 37 x2sea m2for-SA 2037 38 Headntac Ryoochi 2479 39 PB2207 Chi-2207 2744 40 bbl Gjallarhorn 2931 41 rhenders The Hooded Fang 3089.1 42 klymen klymen 3191.9 43 Hike, Bitches HikeBitches 3353 44 Laser1 Hotfoot 3459.7 45 mad Sticky 3464.7 46 Wattie MuritaiWatt 3469.4 47 Kenny Dumas SA_ Kenny Dumas 3519.5 48 chuso007 Lateral Festivis 3526.6 49 Knut Grotzki SA_KnutG 3564.5 50 CapnK KR deCap 4897 51 MobyBick MobyBick 6502 52 Mid SA_Mid 6953 53 gary Hschutz 10xxx 54 Vin Divided Sky 12xxx
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    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    Good afternoon, I have "been working from home today" as work is shut down due to COVID infections. Hence some extremely late reporting. We are almost through the NE trades and starting to get into the influence of the of the Azores High. There is a big low a long way to the NW which is creating a nice SW air flow along the western side of the high, but this is all going to change over the next few days. Your Mom and most of the leading group have under 2,000Nm to go and should be home in about 6 days. The eastern side of the group is heavily favoured in the rankings so I would not get too excited about your placing at the moment. Wait until you are in the firmly established SWerlies and then start to think about it. Further back @klymen made a prediction that he was coming to get you, and he seems to have overhauled everyone except the Hooded Fang. Well played sir! I'm not certain what is going to happen over the next few days. I will try and check in when I can. 11-Jan 09:00UTC Place SA Name Boat Name Dist to Leader 1 Your Mom Your Mom SA 1962.76 2 Blue Mountain YC shockwave11 16.4 3 Gufmiester BigBalls 30.3 4 Iced Tea rule69 44.6 5 daan62 hutspot77 47.9 6 yeahbuoy Cool J 48.1 7 Wet Hog WetHog-SA 49.7 8 Marty6 Cambodunum_VSC 49.8 9 Tunnel Rat Mongrel 49.8 10 Raz'r SVKahoots 50.5 11 RIGO Screaming_Eagle 51.6 12 Hydrogene Eau Gazeuse 52.2 13 Will Lee Lorraine III 52.7 14 MasterRobin MasterRobin 53.7 15 Driftwood Me Rongo Rekohu SA 55.2 16 12345 Siafu 55.3 17 Gybe Turkey Gybe Turkey 57.9 18 TocToc Vuvuzela 60.7 19 Kapt'n Kirk prowler_1-SA 69.1 20 viper43 viper64043 73.4 21 TPG Hooperdrivestheboat 74.6 22 arr4ws Arr4ws 76.8 23 kea.nn kea.nn SA 81.1 24 Mud Sailor Mudsailor SA 84.2 25 Vibroman Vibroman_SA 93.1 26 gavinbpk PGB 104.2 27 sailon2 jahmbo SA 112.7 28 Flaming Flaming 118.8 29 SteveJH Stephen_1987 140.6 30 F15 AUS AUS3572 157.2 31 ttc546 ChrisAero2542 229.9 32 CordRipper RumHam 234.9 33 MalahideGreener The GreeneMachine 235.2 34 Mike G MikeVentura 245.2 35 bushsailor rushour 249.1 36 Giddy Up G-Troit_Express_SA 400.2 37 x2sea m2for-SA 2059 38 Headntac Ryoochi 2515 39 PB2207 Chi-2207 2700 40 bbl Gjallarhorn 2892 41 rhenders The Hooded Fang 3202 42 klymen klymen 3301 43 Wattie MuritaiWatt 3377 44 Hike, Bitches HikeBitches 3425 45 Laser1 Hotfoot 3474 46 mad Sticky 3519 47 Kenny Dumas SA_ Kenny Dumas 3520 48 Knut Grotzki SA_KnutG 3525 49 chuso007 Lateral Festivis 3543 50 CapnK KR deCap 5018 51 MobyBick MobyBick 6631 52 Mid SA_Mid 7068 53 gary Hschutz 10xxx 54 Vin Divided Sky 12xxx
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    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    Did the girl at school crush you against the nearest hard object as well?
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    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    The pundits are saying the low is moving eastwards fast. It will all change......eventually!
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    LONQR 2

    .... and not even a helmet!
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    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    Good morning, The main pack is through the Doldrums and into a well established set of NE Trades. Everyone is heading NNW at a reasonable pace. The boats in the east seemed to take longer through the Doldrums than those in the west, however they are still ahead in the rankings. The trade wind sailing is likely to last for another three days and then we will be into a series of highs and lows with some theoretical strong winds between them, which could be glamourous, and some low winds in the centres which could be messy. I don't really trust the detailed modelling of these systems yet, I think things will change once we get closer. The Corinthians have again been swapping positions, the Hooded Fang and Klymen out to the east, while the others are taking a more central route and currently playing in the middle of a reasonable sized low. These rankings were done at 00:45, but then work got in the way, so I am only posting now. There will be nothing from me over the weekend as I am going hiking on Sat and sailing on Sun - racing has been cancelled so we are going out training followed by long seafood lunch. Enjoy your weekend, see you all on Monday. 8-Jan 00:45UTC Place SA Name Boat Name Dist to Leader 1 Gufmiester BigBalls 2826.79 2 Blue Mountain YC shockwave11 13 3 Your Mom Your Mom SA 14.2 4 Driftwood Me Rongo Rekohu SA 33.6 5 Will Lee Lorraine III 33.8 6 daan62 hutspot77 35.6 7 Hydrogene Eau Gazeuse 36.3 8 Marty6 Cambodunum_VSC 37.9 9 Tunnel Rat Mongrel 40.6 10 Iced Tea rule69 41.4 11 Wet Hog WetHog-SA 41.6 12 MasterRobin MasterRobin 43.3 13 TocToc Vuvuzela 44.9 14 12345 Siafu 45.4 15 viper43 viper64043 46.3 16 Mud Sailor Mudsailor SA 47 17 kea.nn kea.nn SA 49.4 18 Kapt'n Kirk prowler_1-SA 49.9 19 yeahbuoy Cool J 50 20 RIGO Screaming_Eagle 53.6 21 Gybe Turkey Gybe Turkey 55.5 22 TPG Hooperdrivestheboat 68.8 23 Raz'r SVKahoots 73.7 24 Vibroman Vibroman_SA 77.5 25 arr4ws Arr4ws 80.1 26 sailon2 jahmbo SA 88.1 27 gavinbpk PGB 112.6 28 F15 AUS AUS3572 139.5 29 SteveJH Stephen_1987 154.7 30 Flaming Flaming 156.9 31 CordRipper RumHam 158.5 32 ttc546 ChrisAero2542 172.2 33 Mike G MikeVentura 189.1 34 bushsailor rushour 237.5 35 MalahideGreener The GreeneMachine 283.1 36 Giddy Up G-Troit_Express_SA 509.3 37 x2sea m2for-SA 1999 38 Headntac Ryoochi 2373 39 PB2207 Chi-2207 2536 40 bbl Gjallarhorn 2651 41 rhenders The Hooded Fang 3273 42 Wattie MuritaiWatt 3275 43 Laser1 Hotfoot 3316 44 Knut Grotzki SA_KnutG 3349 45 mad Sticky 3385 46 Hike, Bitches HikeBitches 3397 47 chuso007 Lateral Festivis 3428 48 Kenny Dumas SA_ Kenny Dumas 3463 49 klymen klymen 3470 50 CapnK KR deCap 5036 51 Mid SA_Mid 6622 52 MobyBick MobyBick 6970 53 gary Hschutz 10000 54 Vin Divided Sky 11000
  16. Tunnel Rat

    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    Good morning, Just a swift one today. The main pack has just popped into the northern hemisphere and the lane has been chosen for the Doldrums crossing. The eastern boats are given an advantage in the rankings, although the western boats are currently going faster, but the eastern boats will have a better angle once we are into the trade winds. 7-Jan 01:15UTC Place SA Name Boat Name Dist to Leader 1 Gufmiester BigBalls 3051.04 2 Hydrogene Eau Gazeuse 32 3 Your Mom Your Mom SA 34.1 4 Blue Mountain YC shockwave11 34.7 5 viper43 viper64043 52.2 6 Will Lee Lorraine III 54.4 7 kea.nn kea.nn SA 56.9 8 yeahbuoy Cool J 62.2 9 daan62 hutspot77 65.7 10 Wet Hog WetHog-SA 67.3 11 TocToc Vuvuzela 68.7 12 Driftwood Me Rongo Rekohu SA 69 13 Kapt'n Kirk prowler_1-SA 71.4 14 Iced Tea rule69 71.5 15 Marty6 Cambodunum_VSC 71.6 16 Tunnel Rat Mongrel 72.5 17 12345 Siafu 75.1 18 MasterRobin MasterRobin 76.6 19 Mud Sailor Mudsailor SA 82.5 20 Gybe Turkey Gybe Turkey 83.8 21 RIGO Screaming_Eagle 97.1 22 sailon2 jahmbo SA 100.8 23 Vibroman Vibroman_SA 112.1 24 TPG Hooperdrivestheboat 119.6 25 arr4ws Arr4ws 134.8 26 Raz'r SVKahoots 142.4 27 gavinbpk PGB 145.5 28 F15 AUS AUS3572 187.8 29 SteveJH Stephen_1987 222.2 30 ttc546 ChrisAero2542 223 31 Flaming Flaming 227 32 Mike G MikeVentura 264.7 33 CordRipper RumHam 312.3 34 bushsailor rushour 412.9 35 MalahideGreener The GreeneMachine 452.8 36 Giddy Up G-Troit_Express_SA 720.8 37 x2sea m2for-SA 2013 38 Headntac Ryoochi 2373 39 PB2207 Chi-2207 2594 40 rhenders The Hooded Fang 2759 41 bbl Gjallarhorn 3218 42 Wattie MuritaiWatt 3244.6 43 Laser1 Hotfoot 3248.3 44 Hike, Bitches HikeBitches 3287.7 45 Knut Grotzki SA_KnutG 3289.5 46 mad Sticky 3318.9 47 Kenny Dumas SA_ Kenny Dumas 3387.7 48 chuso007 Lateral Festivis 3417.4 49 klymen klymen 3480 50 CapnK KR deCap 5165.6 51 Mid SA_Mid 6507.8 52 MobyBick MobyBick 6781.6 53 gary Hschutz 10092 54 Vin Divided Sky 10950
  17. Tunnel Rat

    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    Good morning, We are almost at the equator and approximately one day away from the Doldrums, they are looking relatively benign, but there seem to be some differing ideas about how to cross. Big Balls is a prime example of the eastern strategy, while Mom is heading up the western group, but this has led to a lead change. I am uncertain how much difference the choice of Doldrums crossing point will make in the long run. It seems that dealing with the complicated systems north and west of the Canaries will be where things get decided. Eau Gazeuse has slotted in front of the main pack to lock down 4th place....... for the moment. There has been remarkably little place shuffling in the pack. The Corinthians, however, have been swapping places with reckless abandon. Only 5 players are yet to make it around the Horn, I don't expect two of them to get that far. 6-Jan 01:30UTC Place SA Name Boat Name Dist to Leader 1 Gufmiester BigBalls 3391.23 2 Your Mom Your Mom SA 22.5 3 Blue Mountain YC shockwave11 25.3 4 Hydrogene Eau Gazeuse 61 5 Will Lee Lorraine III 77.3 6 daan62 hutspot77 79.8 7 Driftwood Me Rongo Rekohu SA 84.1 8 Wet Hog WetHog-SA 89.9 9 Marty6 Cambodunum_VSC 90.4 10 viper43 viper64043 91.3 11 12345 Siafu 97.1 12 Tunnel Rat Mongrel 97.3 13 TocToc Vuvuzela 101.2 14 Gybe Turkey Gybe Turkey 101.6 15 Kapt'n Kirk prowler_1-SA 101.9 16 kea.nn kea.nn SA 109.9 17 Iced Tea rule69 111.8 18 MasterRobin MasterRobin 116.9 19 yeahbuoy Cool J 117.5 20 Mud Sailor Mudsailor SA 133.2 21 RIGO Screaming_Eagle 145.1 22 sailon2 jahmbo SA 167.5 23 Vibroman Vibroman_SA 174.7 24 TPG Hooperdrivestheboat 183.8 25 arr4ws Arr4ws 211.4 26 Raz'r SVKahoots 219.5 27 gavinbpk PGB 222.3 28 F15 AUS AUS3572 280.2 29 SteveJH Stephen_1987 317.1 30 ttc546 ChrisAero2542 319.9 31 Flaming Flaming 324 32 Mike G MikeVentura 373.1 33 CordRipper RumHam 395.4 34 bushsailor rushour 487.1 35 MalahideGreener The GreeneMachine 521.2 36 Giddy Up G-Troit_Express_SA 650 37 x2sea m2for-SA 1892 38 Headntac Ryoochi 2373 39 PB2207 Chi-2207 2608 40 rhenders The Hooded Fang 3079 41 Laser1 Hotfoot 3159 42 Wattie MuritaiWatt 3165 43 Hike, Bitches HikeBitches 3204 44 Knut Grotzki SA_KnutG 3222 45 chuso007 Lateral Festivis 3255 46 mad Sticky 3261 47 Kenny Dumas SA_ Kenny Dumas 3307 48 klymen klymen 3458 49 CapnK KR deCap 5185 50 Mid SA_Mid 6378 51 MobyBick MobyBick 6612 52 gary Hschutz 10128 53 Vin Divided Sky 10610
  18. Tunnel Rat

    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    Good morning, A brief update. There has been almost nothing happening in the way of changing places. Everyone is steaming north in their chosen lane at almost exactly the same speed. It is time to start setting up for the doldrums crossing. Further back the rabble are rounding the Horn and seem to have been stirred to a fever pitch of excitement by the thought of not having to follow the ice line. Hschultz continues to examine his navel in a new high pressure area. 5-Jan 01:00UTC Place SA Name Boat Name Dist to Leader 1 Your Mom Your Mom SA 3842.52 2 Gufmiester BigBalls 4.65 3 Blue Mountain YC shockwave11 6.25 4 Hydrogene Eau Gazeuse 44.7 5 daan62 hutspot77 53.2 6 Will Lee Lorraine III 53.6 7 Driftwood Me Rongo Rekohu SA 57.5 8 Wet Hog WetHog-SA 60.1 9 Tunnel Rat Mongrel 63.6 10 Gybe Turkey Gybe Turkey 64.6 11 Marty6 Cambodunum_VSC 65.2 12 12345 Siafu 66.5 13 viper43 viper64043 68.6 14 TocToc Vuvuzela 71.9 15 Kapt'n Kirk prowler_1-SA 73.1 16 Iced Tea rule69 77.3 17 kea.nn kea.nn SA 77.4 18 MasterRobin MasterRobin 82.4 19 yeahbuoy Cool J 87.3 20 Mud Sailor Mudsailor SA 97 21 RIGO Screaming_Eagle 103.7 22 sailon2 jahmbo SA 115.8 23 Vibroman Vibroman_SA 121.4 24 TPG Hooperdrivestheboat 125.5 25 arr4ws Arr4ws 140.2 26 gavinbpk PGB 142 27 Raz'r SVKahoots 174.2 28 F15 AUS AUS3572 193.3 29 SteveJH Stephen_1987 207.2 30 ttc546 ChrisAero2542 221.2 31 Flaming Flaming 250.2 32 Mike G MikeVentura 275.5 33 CordRipper RumHam 283.7 34 bushsailor rushour 361.5 35 MalahideGreener The GreeneMachine 424.6 36 Giddy Up G-Troit_Express_SA 477.1 37 x2sea m2for-SA 1709 38 Headntac Ryoochi 2137 39 PB2207 Chi-2207 2395 40 rhenders The Hooded Fang 2989 41 Hike, Bitches HikeBitches 3023 42 Laser1 Hotfoot 3097.9 43 Wattie MuritaiWatt 3098.5 44 chuso007 Lateral Festivis 3118 45 Knut Grotzki SA_KnutG 3163 46 Kenny Dumas SA_ Kenny Dumas 3185 47 mad Sticky 3193 48 klymen klymen 3465 49 CapnK KR deCap 5115 50 Mid SA_Mid 6247 51 MobyBick MobyBick 6370 52 gary Hschutz 9920 53 Vin Divided Sky 10158
  19. Tunnel Rat

    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    Good morning, I hope you all enjoyed the festive season and that your hangover is now at manageable proportions. The New reporting Year has started as the old one finished with Your Mom leading the way, closely pursued by shockwave and Big Balls. Eau Gazeuse has played a stormer up the west side of the fleet and is now well north, but still quite a bit west of the main fleet, will his worse angle outweigh the less distance, or will the siren call of the beaches of Brazil win out? The jury is still out on that one. Ryoochi and Chi-2207 have safely negotiated the Horn and are well up the S Atlantic. Further back the Corinthians are approaching the Horn in their typically rambunctious manner. Some going for orderly gybes along the ice limit, while others are making close inspections of the hostelries of Chile. Muratai Watt seems to have abandoned himslef to the middle of a high in the manner of HSchultz, giving Mid an opening for yet another pass. The main pack will pass Recife in just over a day trying to follow the Goldilocks zone with less pressure near the shore and well out. The doldrums do not look too worrying with at least 10kts of breeze forecast. NE trades seem to be well established, but then the mid Atlantic where the Azores High should be will be a mess if models are to be believed, however, that will probably all change by the time we get there. Zezo is currently predicting about 13.5 days from here.....that beer is getting closer..... except I am off the booze for January. EDIT - I would also like to accuse Big Balls of getting a call out on last week's edition of the Bar Karate podcast - so much for flying under the radar! Good job! 4-Jan 01:30UTC Place SA Name Boat Name Dist to Leader 1 Your Mom Your Mom SA 4214.54 2 Blue Mountain YC shockwave11 6.22 3 Gufmiester BigBalls 8.09 4 Hydrogene Eau Gazeuse 47.8 5 daan62 hutspot77 53.2 6 Will Lee Lorraine III 54.6 7 Wet Hog WetHog-SA 58.1 8 Driftwood Me Rongo Rekohu SA 58.2 9 Tunnel Rat Mongrel 61 10 Marty6 Cambodunum_VSC 61.3 11 viper43 viper64043 65.3 12 Gybe Turkey Gybe Turkey 65.7 13 12345 Siafu 66.1 14 TocToc Vuvuzela 71.7 15 Kapt'n Kirk prowler_1-SA 72.3 16 Iced Tea rule69 76.1 17 kea.nn kea.nn SA 76.9 18 MasterRobin MasterRobin 82.9 19 yeahbuoy Cool J 83.5 20 RIGO Screaming_Eagle 94.9 21 Mud Sailor Mudsailor SA 99.3 22 Vibroman Vibroman_SA 105.2 23 sailon2 jahmbo SA 112 24 TPG Hooperdrivestheboat 123.5 25 gavinbpk PGB 129.4 26 Raz'r SVKahoots 130 27 arr4ws Arr4ws 142 28 F15 AUS AUS3572 176.9 29 SteveJH Stephen_1987 196.6 30 ttc546 ChrisAero2542 207 31 Flaming Flaming 228.6 32 Mike G MikeVentura 248.2 33 CordRipper RumHam 262.2 34 MalahideGreener The GreeneMachine 284.7 35 bushsailor rushour 331.9 36 Giddy Up G-Troit_Express_SA 366.6 37 x2sea m2for-SA 1524 38 Headntac Ryoochi 2058 39 PB2207 Chi-2207 2149 40 rhenders The Hooded Fang 2959 41 Hike, Bitches HikeBitches 3018 42 Wattie MuritaiWatt 3115 43 chuso007 Lateral Festivis 3172.4 44 Laser1 Hotfoot 3173.3 45 mad Sticky 3268.8 46 Knut Grotzki SA_KnutG 3277 47 Kenny Dumas SA_ Kenny Dumas 3312 48 klymen klymen 3571 49 CapnK KR deCap 5102 50 MobyBick MobyBick 5981 51 Mid SA_Mid 6192 52 gary Hschutz 9589 53 Vin Divided Sky 9786
  20. Tunnel Rat

    Trail Cameras Again

    Several years ago I inadvertently got too close to the nest of a black kite on top of a high rise building. It swooped down and took a chunk out of the top of my head. Lots of blood. I never heard of this happen to anyone else. Stock photo - not mine.
  21. Tunnel Rat

    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    Good morning, The last update of 2020 sees Your Mom back on top. The last day has been all about fine nuances in the fetching/tight reaching through the northerly trades. It looks as if we will be doing this for another couple of days before tacking as the wind shifts more to the NE, and then head north. However I see that Me Rongo Rekohu SA has been practicing his tacking....... fat fingers or enjoying the nightcap too much? Eau Gazeause's bid for glory came to a rather sticky end in the high with not enough pressure to break free, he is roughly on the same latitude as the main pack, but a long way west. m2for has passed the Falklands after an extended tour of the Horn, The Marie Straits and Isla De Los Estados and is now into double digit speeds. The swingers are passing underneath Point Nemo in relatively good order. The next update will be on the 4th January 2021. Wishing you a healthy and enjoyable 2021. 31-Dec 01:30UTC Place SA Name Boat Name Dist to Leader 1 Your Mom Your Mom SA 5137.57 2 Blue Mountain YC shockwave11 1.05 3 Gufmiester BigBalls 2.02 4 daan62 hutspot77 46.1 5 Wet Hog WetHog-SA 49 6 12345 Siafu 50.7 7 Tunnel Rat Mongrel 54 8 Driftwood Me Rongo Rekohu SA 54.1 9 Will Lee Lorraine III 54.4 10 yeahbuoy Cool J 57.5 11 Marty6 Cambodunum_VSC 58.1 12 viper43 viper64043 61.1 13 TocToc Vuvuzela 64.9 14 Iced Tea rule69 68 15 Gybe Turkey Gybe Turkey 68.5 16 kea.nn kea.nn SA 79.5 17 Hydrogene Eau Gazeuse 79.6 18 Kapt'n Kirk prowler_1-SA 80.8 19 RIGO Screaming_Eagle 97.4 20 sailon2 jahmbo SA 107.1 21 MasterRobin MasterRobin 113 22 Vibroman Vibroman_SA 122.7 23 Raz'r SVKahoots 129.9 24 Mud Sailor Mudsailor SA 165.2 25 arr4ws Arr4ws 199.4 26 TPG Hooperdrivestheboat 206 27 gavinbpk PGB 211.1 28 F15 AUS AUS3572 252.8 29 SteveJH Stephen_1987 265.1 30 Giddy Up G-Troit_Express_SA 269 31 Flaming Flaming 274.6 32 MalahideGreener The GreeneMachine 278 33 CordRipper RumHam 278.1 34 ttc546 ChrisAero2542 289.5 35 Mike G MikeVentura 319.7 36 bushsailor rushour 382.5 37 x2sea m2for-SA 1586 38 Headntac Ryoochi 2575 39 PB2207 Chi-2207 2746 40 Wattie MuritaiWatt 3794 41 rhenders The Hooded Fang 3860 42 Laser1 Hotfoot 3889 43 chuso007 Lateral Festivis 3901 44 Knut Grotzki SA_KnutG 3948 45 mad Sticky 3955 46 Kenny Dumas SA_ Kenny Dumas 4001 47 klymen klymen 4412 48 MobyBick MobyBick 5345 49 CapnK KR deCap 5372 50 Mid SA_Mid 6282 51 Hike, Bitches HikeBitches 6872 52 Vin Divided Sky 8864 53 gary Hschutz 9515
  22. Tunnel Rat

    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    Good morning, The three leaders are well through the high pressure area just off S Brazil. The main pack is still wallowing through the light wind section, although Eau Gazeuse has played a bit of a blinder with his Buffalo Girls around the north of the fleet to race up the leader board, however he is just entering the high pressure and it is uncertain whether the long term strategy will pay off, but it is looking hopeful for him. The Horn is not living up to it's reputation for m2for who is inching his way along at 2.6kts! The Corinthians are at it again, 8Nm between the front three, behind them, Sticky seems to have lost control....... that is assuming that he ever had any. 30-Dec 01:15UTC Place SA Name Boat Name Dist to Leader 1 Blue Mountain YC shockwave11 5375.07 2 Your Mom Your Mom SA 1.72 3 Gufmiester BigBalls 2.68 4 Hydrogene Eau Gazeuse 41.6 5 12345 Siafu 45.3 6 viper43 viper64043 48.8 7 yeahbuoy Cool J 49.5 8 Iced Tea rule69 49.7 9 Wet Hog WetHog-SA 49.8 10 Driftwood Me Rongo Rekohu SA 50.7 11 daan62 hutspot77 52.5 12 Tunnel Rat Mongrel 53.7 13 Marty6 Cambodunum_VSC 56 14 Will Lee Lorraine III 58 15 Gybe Turkey Gybe Turkey 62.6 16 TocToc Vuvuzela 64 17 RIGO Screaming_Eagle 65.9 18 Kapt'n Kirk prowler_1-SA 71.5 19 Vibroman Vibroman_SA 71.9 20 kea.nn kea.nn SA 78.3 21 MasterRobin MasterRobin 78.8 22 sailon2 jahmbo SA 92.4 23 Mud Sailor Mudsailor SA 103.5 24 arr4ws Arr4ws 120.1 25 TPG Hooperdrivestheboat 129.7 26 Raz'r SVKahoots 134.3 27 gavinbpk PGB 196.7 28 Flaming Flaming 219.4 29 CordRipper RumHam 235.9 30 SteveJH Stephen_1987 241.2 31 Giddy Up G-Troit_Express_SA 241.4 32 F15 AUS AUS3572 241.6 33 ttc546 ChrisAero2542 262.5 34 Mike G MikeVentura 279.4 35 MalahideGreener The GreeneMachine 304.9 36 bushsailor rushour 427.9 37 x2sea m2for-SA 1603 38 Headntac Ryoochi 2701 39 PB2207 Chi-2207 2845 40 Wattie MuritaiWatt 3876 41 rhenders The Hooded Fang 4121.5 42 Hike, Bitches HikeBitches 4122.3 43 chuso007 Lateral Festivis 4129.4 44 Laser1 Hotfoot 4135.6 45 Knut Grotzki SA_KnutG 4180 46 mad Sticky 4208 47 Kenny Dumas SA_ Kenny Dumas 4236 48 klymen klymen 4645 49 CapnK KR deCap 5287 50 MobyBick MobyBick 5395 51 Mid SA_Mid 6247 52 Vin Divided Sky 8626 53 gary Hschutz 9244
  23. Tunnel Rat

    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    They are out to get you!
  24. Tunnel Rat

    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    Good morning, The group just behind the leaders are currently negotiating the centre of a large low, trying to hit the middle and keep going on a fairly straight course. The front three have already been through and are heading NEwards. Anyone who went too far east got swallowed up by some high pressure and lost a lot of places. My apologies to m2for - it is him that is almost at the Horn in glorious isolation, Muratai Watt is trying to stay ahead of the pack of Corinthians who are viewing Sticky's driving skills with concern..... There is a rather annoying area of high pressure just before we get to the northerly trades, where we start the upwind slog to somewhere off Recife. 29-Dec 01:15UTC Place SA Name Boat Name Dist to Leader 1 Blue Mountain YC shockwave11 5574.25 2 Gufmiester BigBalls 5.19 3 Your Mom Your Mom SA 7.06 4 12345 Siafu 68.4 5 yeahbuoy Cool J 74.3 6 Wet Hog WetHog-SA 75 7 viper43 viper64043 75.5 8 Driftwood Me Rongo Rekohu SA 77.2 9 daan62 hutspot77 77.9 10 Marty6 Cambodunum_VSC 81.9 11 Tunnel Rat Mongrel 82 12 Iced Tea rule69 84.4 13 Will Lee Lorraine III 84.6 14 TocToc Vuvuzela 92.9 15 RIGO Screaming_Eagle 93.5 16 Gybe Turkey Gybe Turkey 96.8 17 Kapt'n Kirk prowler_1-SA 97.9 18 kea.nn kea.nn SA 108.6 19 Raz'r SVKahoots 116.6 20 Hydrogene Eau Gazeuse 150.8 21 sailon2 jahmbo SA 173.8 22 Vibroman Vibroman_SA 199.4 23 MasterRobin MasterRobin 207.3 24 Mud Sailor Mudsailor SA 284.5 25 arr4ws Arr4ws 325.4 26 TPG Hooperdrivestheboat 328.9 27 gavinbpk PGB 355.8 28 bushsailor rushour 399.2 29 Flaming Flaming 409.1 30 F15 AUS AUS3572 411.4 31 Giddy Up G-Troit_Express_SA 421 32 CordRipper RumHam 425.9 33 ttc546 ChrisAero2542 432 34 MalahideGreener The GreeneMachine 432.9 35 SteveJH Stephen_1987 440.4 36 Mike G MikeVentura 440.7 37 x2sea m2for-SA 1588 38 Headntac Ryoochi 2900 39 PB2207 Chi-2207 3023 40 Wattie MuritaiWatt 3921 41 rhenders The Hooded Fang 4191 42 Hike, Bitches HikeBitches 4208 43 chuso007 Lateral Festivis 4214 44 Laser1 Hotfoot 4239 45 Knut Grotzki SA_KnutG 4334 46 mad Sticky 4361 47 Kenny Dumas SA_ Kenny Dumas 4415 48 klymen klymen 4826 49 CapnK KR deCap 5278 50 MobyBick MobyBick 5343 51 Mid SA_Mid 6441 52 Vin Divided Sky 8427 53 gary Hschutz 9122
  25. Tunnel Rat

    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    Good morning, The front three have got some good separation on the pack which is a significant amount of time, but not that much distance. Siafu has also made a nice move up the west of the fleet to be closest to the gang of three. Those in the east are suffering at the moment and look as though they are going to be in the glue pot for a while longer. The low pressure to the north of us and the transition from there into the trade winds around the St Helena high that seems to reform in 3 days is going to be key. Muratai Watt is approaching the Horn in a very lonely position, and Lateral Festivis seems to have taken control of the Corinthians - definitely good to have an 8 yr old in charge during the holiday season - no doubt making much more rational decisions than the rest of us. 28-Dec 00:45UTC Place SA Name Boat Name Dist to Leader 1 Your Mom Your Mom SA 5930.64 2 Blue Mountain YC shockwave11 1.76 3 Gufmiester BigBalls 2.22 4 12345 Siafu 41 5 Kapt'n Kirk prowler_1-SA 48.6 6 yeahbuoy Cool J 49.5 7 Will Lee Lorraine III 52.5 8 Wet Hog WetHog-SA 52.9 9 viper43 viper64043 53.9 10 Tunnel Rat Mongrel 55.4 11 Driftwood Me Rongo Rekohu SA 55.7 12 daan62 hutspot77 57 13 Raz'r SVKahoots 58.7 14 Marty6 Cambodunum_VSC 58.9 15 kea.nn kea.nn SA 59 16 Gybe Turkey Gybe Turkey 59.4 17 Iced Tea rule69 59.8 18 RIGO Screaming_Eagle 66.1 19 TocToc Vuvuzela 67.2 20 sailon2 jahmbo SA 84 21 Vibroman Vibroman_SA 87 22 Hydrogene Eau Gazeuse 87.4 23 MasterRobin MasterRobin 92.9 24 TPG Hooperdrivestheboat 159.8 25 Mud Sailor Mudsailor SA 168.2 26 arr4ws Arr4ws 174.9 27 bushsailor rushour 197.8 28 gavinbpk PGB 207.9 29 MalahideGreener The GreeneMachine 214.5 30 Flaming Flaming 232.3 31 ttc546 ChrisAero2542 233.1 32 Giddy Up G-Troit_Express_SA 236.3 33 CordRipper RumHam 245.9 34 F15 AUS AUS3572 252.4 35 SteveJH Stephen_1987 252.7 36 Mike G MikeVentura 253.1 37 x2sea m2for-SA 1677 38 Headntac Ryoochi 3034 39 PB2207 Chi-2207 3111 40 Wattie MuritaiWatt 3917 41 chuso007 Lateral Festivis 4266 42 rhenders The Hooded Fang 4277 43 Hike, Bitches HikeBitches 4285 44 Laser1 Hotfoot 4298 45 mad Sticky 4336 46 Knut Grotzki SA_KnutG 4400 47 Kenny Dumas SA_ Kenny Dumas 4474 48 klymen klymen 4768 49 MobyBick MobyBick 4937 50 CapnK KR deCap 5176 51 Mid SA_Mid 6426 52 Vin Divided Sky 8070 53 gary Hschutz 8731