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  1. southerncross

    VOR Leg 9 Newport to Cardiff

    Suggestions: Fuck it. Have at it.
  2. southerncross

    VOR Leg 9 Newport to Cardiff

    Thanks mate. I was losing hope for an answer. The rest of you suck.
  3. Seven arrested during bar fracas at Volvo Ocean Race stopover at Rhode Island Last updated 09:52, May 16 2018 VOLVO OCEAN RACE The Volvo Ocean Race fleet docked at Newport, Rhode Island in the United States. United States police arrested seven people linked to the Volvo Ocean Race after a rowdy night in Rhode Island during the current stopover. The arrested included 55-year-old Australian Andrew Cape who is navigator on Peter Burling's Dutch entry Team Brunel. Cape was arrested on charges of assaulting a police officer and disorderly conduct, according to a report in the Providence Journal on Wednesday (NZT). Team Brunel's Australian navigator Andrew Cape. Cape appeared in court and pleaded no contest to the disorderly conduct charge. The charge was filed, meaning it could be removed from court records in a year provided they faced no new charges. The charge against Cape of assaulting a police officer was dismissed. He was ordered to pay a US$200 contribution to Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County. The clubs benefited to the tune of US$1300 as the court took a measured approach to all involved. The report said the incident started when police were called to the popular Clarke Cooke House, a bar and restaurant built in 1780 that sits on Bannister's Wharf on Rhode Island, around 1am. The full watch of nine Newport police was called to get control of the situation. They found about 100 people at the scene but, according to police, several people refused to leave the building and move away from fire trucks so firefighters could go inside to reset an alarm. The report said police alleged Cape, a veteran of six round the world races, pushed patrol officer Bradford Coyle in the chest and swore at him, saying he wasn't going anywhere. Police said Coyle tripped while trying to get control of Cape's arm and fell on top of him onto a curb. According to police, Stefan Coppers, 36, of Amsterdam, Netherlands, then jumped on the officer's back. When patrol officer Brittany Foster stepped in to help Coyle, Coppers turned and came at her in a threatening manner, police alleged. Coppers had charges of assaulting a police officer, obstructing police and resisting arrest dismissed. Police said all seven arrested were linked to the round the world race and records show several were part of the race's administration. All of them had their disorderly conduct charges filed. The other five who appeared in court were Simon Botes of Spain, Isabel Hall of Britain, Timothy Newton of Britain, Martin Ostrowski of Poland and Deirdre Waters of Australia. https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/103939766/seven-arrested-during-bar-fracas-at-volvo-ocean-race-stopover-in-newport-rhode-island
  4. southerncross

    VOR Leg 9 Newport to Cardiff

    Have the boats in the South caught the current? Herman posted a good image a page or so back. On my phone. How do you guys do it?
  5. southerncross

    VOR AUCTION - OPPORTUNITIES LOST & STILL THERE?

    With few exceptions, I'd rather everyone have their say especially the like of Herman. But he did get crotchety on us. It's not the forum it used to be. Kind of like The Race. We have to watch what we say lest we get a Rule 69 on us.
  6. southerncross

    VOR AUCTION - OPPORTUNITIES LOST & STILL THERE?

    Yes. Who knew Jack had so much to offer. We like the new Jack.
  7. southerncross

    VOR Leg 9 Newport to Cardiff

    I'll bet. Nerve wracking for the Dongfeng fans.
  8. southerncross

    VOR AUCTION - OPPORTUNITIES LOST & STILL THERE?

    Jack, what is the matter with you? This is not the place for thinking. Please quit it immediately.
  9. southerncross

    VOR Leg 9 Newport to Cardiff

    Hold your horse there SS. It's not the first time they've led by that margin and more. There's a very large soft spot up ahead. But they are out for blood, I'll give you that.
  10. southerncross

    VOR Leg 9 Newport to Cardiff

    Gracias Ren.
  11. southerncross

    VOR Leg 9 Newport to Cardiff

    Anyone have the the full frame tracker link?
  12. southerncross

    VOR Leg 9 Newport to Cardiff

    Race fan first. But Mapfre has continued to impress especially since Leg 3, the Horn recovery and the win into Newport. I'm a fan.
  13. southerncross

    VOR Leg 9 Newport to Cardiff

    Dong has led the fleet on many occasion but it's hard to pull away with compression zones throughout the course and at the end. I think this is where Dongfeng has lost out, using their speed early rather than let other boats set the pace, keep it tight, conserve and pounce at the end. This has been Mapfre's strategy.
  14. southerncross

    VOR Leg 9 Newport to Cardiff

    Ice.
  15. southerncross

    VOR Leg 9 Newport to Cardiff

    Sorry you misunderstood. I missed your forecasts was the real point.
  16. southerncross

    VOR Leg 9 Newport to Cardiff

    Not sure about that Miff. Charles said repeatedly they are going to sail their own race. If it wasn't a double pointer and a make or break I'd say you're right. I think they'll all be going for broke especially since it's forecasted to be 6 - 7 days.
  17. southerncross

    VOR Leg 9 Newport to Cardiff

    Herman, seriously? I even put a smily face on it. I was joking!
  18. southerncross

    VOR Leg 9 Newport to Cardiff

    Good to see Sophie back.
  19. southerncross

    VOR Leg 9 Newport to Cardiff

    Thanks, mate.
  20. southerncross

    VOR Leg 9 Newport to Cardiff

    What was the order of finish?
  21. southerncross

    VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    Suggestions: Don't quote the troll. You will be quickly dealt with by Jack and/or Mad. Try to read what was written above thread before posting. Not doing so is called a Schackel. Direct all VOR related factual questions to Stief and all technical questions to Francis Vaughn. Try to sync with Jack's posting cycle. Earlier the better. Especially avoid contact at the end of a 24 hour binge. Also, avoid making lustful comments about Sophie. Use the quote tool to highlight text rather than quoting the whole, sometimes large posts. Some live in remote regions of the world with no running water or bandwidth. Give the newbies a fair shake (unless they are complete douche bags). We need more locals and boots on the ground. When posting drunk, give a heads up please. Shit fights are inevitable. The Ignore Button is your friend. Start a new thread when a topic takes a life of it's own. Some topics are frowned upon including " how wet the boats are" and Brian Handoncock. Oh, and Sophie. Some members are off limits including: Stief, Norbowgirl, Potter, Elisa, Rennmaus, JBC, Shanghai Sailor, Forss for all their much appreciated contributions. The rest can fend for themselves including myself 'who is gonna get shite for writing all this in the first place.
  22. southerncross

    VOR Leg 9 Newport to Cardiff

    Another good and tempered write up by our friend SS who is mad at me because I tease him about his undying loyalty to the other Red Boat. http://sailinganarchy.com/2018/05/18/follow-along/
  23. No I didn't ..Southern is a person of colour, like he is so black he wouldn't disappear on a dark night Far from the sad truth actually. I’m as white as they come. Plantation owners from my fathers side. Benevolent ones if you can believe that. There’s a book about them and a collection of children’s stories told by their Mammy that Disney passed on. Not quite the Brare Rabbit type I’m guessing. My kids are rightly mixed though; two kids Apache and another son French Caribbean. My ancestors tossing in their graves.
  24. southerncross

    VOR Leg 9 Newport to Cardiff

    Novia Scotia route. The favored course.
  25. Congrats. Jzerro wins Regatta al Sol with Colligo Marine by Colligo Marine 17 May 09:11 PDT Jzerro featuring Colligo Marine® Standing Rigging © Colligo Marine We are pleased to announce that Ryan Finn's Proa, Jzerro, took part in the Regatta al Sol. After being neck in neck throughout the race, he beat a Corsair C31R Trimaran winning line honors and his class (MultiHull). He was the first to finish with a finishing time of 71:43:08! Jzerro is equipped with Colligo Marine® Standing Rigging, along with our Extra Light Headsail furlers (ELFH) and a code furler. The race took place on May 8, 2018. The course took racers 555 nautical miles along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Starting in Pensacola, Florida to Isla Mujeres, Mexico, which is just off the coast of Cancun. More on Ryan Finn Ryan Finn has more the 45,000 offshore miles, which includes 3 trans-Atlantics and three trans-Pacifics, and the Route du Rhum. Ryan has won the Bermuda Race, and participated in many other offshore races. Most recently, winning the 2018 Regatta al Sol in Multis. Ryan is currently looking for a naming sponsor as well! https://www.sail-world.com/news/205356