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    Single - handed sailing, sailing with my kids, open water swimming

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  1. southerncross

    VOR AUCTION - OPPORTUNITIES LOST & STILL THERE?

    Of course it’s fluff. Comically so and over the top. FFS is right.
  2. southerncross

    VOR AUCTION - OPPORTUNITIES LOST & STILL THERE?

    Drool. Just makes the imagination run wild with what a new offshore boat could be like. “It is the product of surgical build methods from Mark Evans’ team at McConaghy and computational wizardry from Ker Yacht Design. Reams of RANS CFD data were crunched by the Orwellian server farm and leveraged through Neural Networks. World class sailors were involved in the final design selections and input from the racing teams plays an important role in the continuous evolution of this semi custom design.” http://sailinganarchy.com/2018/06/19/geekery/
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    VOR AUCTION - OPPORTUNITIES LOST & STILL THERE?

    Interesting that they were able to command a higher dollar figure from Networks as LIVE events seem to be the hottest ticket. I wonder how LIVE tracker played on viewership numbers. Also some experimentation with LIVE/Drone coverage. We may see more in the future.
  4. southerncross

    VOR AUCTION - OPPORTUNITIES LOST & STILL THERE?

    Isn't that calling the kettle black there Miff? Can't recall dropping a few bombs here and there yourself? Life is very fine BTW.
  5. southerncross

    Coolboats to admire

    Sail, after watching obtuse carbon shapes for 9 mos this is pleasing to the eye. Slow sounds nice sometimes.
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    VOR AUCTION - OPPORTUNITIES LOST & STILL THERE?

    Shrug (to borrow a phrase). This whole thread is full of pedantries.
  7. southerncross

    VOR AUCTION - OPPORTUNITIES LOST & STILL THERE?

    The boat’s irrelevant and now the route is irrelevant? Shouldn’t be a stretch to find a bunch of irrelevant sailors. Speaking of route, does anyone not think the So. Ocean is paramount, synonymous with the race, what it was all built on, Life on the edge and all that?
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    The Umbilical Cord

    The Allen Keyball system removes the traditional hook from the trapeze harness and replaces it with a moulded plastic socket. The Keyball socket has no sharp edges or protruding parts making it much less likely to damage equipment or get snagged on something.
  9. southerncross

    A big project!

    I never tire of seeing great art performed by a master.
  10. southerncross

    VOR AUCTION - OPPORTUNITIES LOST & STILL THERE?

    Scallywag will have their patreon on board for the last Leg. Although he has funded the entire Scallywag campaign, he rarely jumps on board. This is true for other privately financed campaigns. Having the time to do a two year stint is not an issue for private financing as an owner can jump on an Leg if he/she choses and fit it all into whatever schedule they have. Like all things it's usually never one way or the other but a compromise. All campaigns in next Edition may not be financed the same way. Some private, a mix of private and sponsor, all sponsor. At least the structure of the funding should provide for flexibility.
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    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    Funny to see the crew flee and cringe from a champagne spraying after being hosed for days on end.
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    No sailboat had ever been registered in India before. Who knew?