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Just got the word from our sponsor, and Mer and I are off to Brittany on Wednesday!

 

This is a trip I've wanted to take for a long, long time - my first ever sail was as a 10 year old out of Courseulles in Normandy, where I spent a few years as a kid. Fast forward twenty years, and I'm the senior editor of the world's most viewed sailing website, yet in my five years on the SA staff, I've never gotten to cover a SINGLE event in the nation that turned offshore sailing into a national passion!

 

So the stars lined up just right, and we're off to cover the start of the Velux5Oceans race, both to figure out why they've had so much trouble getting a fleet bigger than 6 boats in the past two editions, and to set the stage for what we expect to be a somewhat groundbreaking media effort that will transport us into the cockpits of an Open 60 as it tears across the ocean.

 

Then we're on to St. Malo for a race that I've been wanting to see for a decade, for its sheer coolness as much as for the unprecedented turnout of the public wishing the fleet off. It only happens once every four years, and with the G-Cats competing this year, it should be truly spectacular!

 

We are planning to do as much as we possibly can to get you into the thick of both scenes - video interviews and boat tours, live talk shows, test sails on some of the fastest vessels on the planet, hot, free photos of the entire circus, and editorial pieces with the info that we dig up. We're also going to do our damnedest to stream both starts live, and in both French and English (though my French is a bit rusty, I'm sure it'll brush up quickly).

 

So if you're going to be there, or you live there, or your company wants to be involved as a sponsor of our coverage, give us a shout or post here and let us know. Vive Les Marins!

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Considering the free for all style this place seems to have, what does a Senior Editor do again?

 

Monitors the CDC website for alerts that the sailing public may not be aware of.

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Considering the free for all style this place seems to have, what does a Senior Editor do again?

 

That front page thingy.

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"I'm the senior senile editor of the world's most viewed reviled sailing website". Got that right, now BUY AN AD so Ed can hire more senile editors.

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would have thought the senior editor of the world's most viewed sailing website would just whip out his Amex Black card and

buy a first class ticket to cover the event of his choosing! Leave the Mackinac coverage to one of the junior editors.

 

edit: I meant have his secretary do it of course

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would have thought the senior editor of the world's most viewed sailing website would just whip out his Amex Black card and

buy a first class ticket to cover the event of his choosing!

It's sailing, not auto racing. But I'm sure the Ed's got an SA platinum.

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Jealous isn't the word, check

Out la Baulle and nearby pornochet if you can, brilliant spots!

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Don't forget the pink flag thingummy whatzit.

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Jealous isn't the word, check

Out la Baulle and nearby pornochet if you can, brilliant spots!

 

Cept the place is crawling with frogs

 

So's the entire country :P

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Considering the free for all style this place seems to have, what does a Senior Editor do again?

 

That front page thingy.

 

Quote:

Clean has shielded himself. He has stated numerous times this year (since say, February - when he first got a whiff of ************ being pissed) that the front Page content belongs to Tempesta

 

 

So is he or is he not responsible for the front page?

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Jealous isn't the word, check

Out la Baulle and nearby pornochet if you can, brilliant spots!

 

Cept the place is crawling with frogs

 

So's the entire country :P

 

And it's like they have a different word for EVERYTHING !

 

Have fun Clean, nevermind the bitterness.

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Considering the free for all style this place seems to have, what does a Senior Editor do again?

 

who's the junior editor, or the numptie editor then ?

 

bald = many hats?

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Fast forward twenty years, and I'm the senior editor of the world's most viewed sailing website.

 

I hope some is going to give you a good kick in the ass for patting yourself on the back so hardily.

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Shit davey you know I tell everyone that we'd be nothing without ya. All I do is type shit!

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Considering the free for all style this place seems to have, what does a Senior Editor do again?

 

That front page thingy.

 

Quote:

Clean has shielded himself. He has stated numerous times this year (since say, February - when he first got a whiff of ************ being pissed) that the front Page content belongs to Tempesta

 

 

So is he or is he not responsible for the front page?

Many write. Two edit. One publishes. Simple, really...until he goes out of town...

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Shit davey you know I tell everyone that we'd be nothing without ya. All I do is type shit!

I'm not worried about that, nothing like tooting the horn though.

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Have a great trip! Btw, La Rochelle isn't in Brittany, but St. Malo is. Don't get lost...;-)

 

Give my best to BVL & Derek.

 

Haj

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Hint:- Remember French Law deems you guilty & innocence has to be proven :D

hha ha haw

 

I'm getting visions of Papillon and Devil's Island, as opposed to Mackinac Ils

 

I'm pretty sure his blackberry coverage won't be as good on Devil's as Mackinac ?

 

maybe the Velux5Oceans can go via Devil's ?

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Clean, you MUST try and get a ride on the amzing " l'Hydroptere". It'll change your life mate.

 

Do it!

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I thought Fuck You was Scooter. He was using the same avatar on facebook for a while.

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Have a great time - will try and hook you up with a few grass roots guys from the short handed scene who'll be in St Malo and have PM'd you on Classe 40 skipper.

 

Not sure how your schedule is but I understand the M34 is still in Pornic which you can take in on the way up from La Rochelle - the factory isn't a huge detour away from the coast.

 

So much to do and see there

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All good Jamba - M34 on the sched, as is a ride on Hydroptere, which had her first trials in Geneva last weekend. Plus a Groupama ride, an Oman Sail ride, and anything else we can scare up!

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There's a Museum of Cape Horn Sailors next to the F****ing huge yacht marina next to the ferry (other side of the hill, past the German pillboxes, in a castle) - never been, being France it's only open about 3 hours per year and on strike most of the time. Fantastic restaurants next to it though - better than the tourist crap in St Malo.

 

Plus, you don't need to speak French, generations of English visitors have paved the way, resolutely refusing to waste their time learning foreign and just shouting in slow English at the natives.

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I thought Fuck You was Scooter. He was using the same avatar on facebook for a while.

I assure you with great emphasis - that 'FuckYou' is not 'Scooter'. I think Scooter probably cringes at 85% of what FU posts. I am certain Scooter could never even type the word 'nigger' in any context.

 

Clean, I am not sure about - he might actually be FU.

 

Keep in mind, I know that at least 3 people who log-in as FU. If you are nice, and send a PM at just the right time, and have a particularly abrasive personality, then I even know one of the FU characters will share the password with you too.

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All good Jamba - M34 on the sched, as is a ride on Hydroptere, which had her first trials in Geneva last weekend. Plus a Groupama ride, an Oman Sail ride, and anything else we can scare up!

 

lucky bastard. batard chanceux.

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Um er, well er . . . . a batard is a loaf of bread.

 

By the way Clean it's "mes enfants".

 

Sigh !

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Um er, well er . . . . a batard is a loaf of bread.

 

By the way Clean it's "mes enfants".

 

Sigh !

 

 

Nope,Clean is right "au revoir,les enfants" is a Louis Malle' s movie title.

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Um er, well er . . . . a batard is a loaf of bread.

 

By the way Clean it's "mes enfants".

 

Sigh !

 

 

Nope,Clean is right "au revoir,les enfants" is a Louis Malle' s movie title.

 

Tu parles!

 

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Um er, well er . . . . a batard is a loaf of bread.

 

By the way Clean it's "mes enfants".

 

Sigh !

 

 

Mon deux!

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Um er, well er . . . . a batard is a loaf of bread.

 

By the way Clean it's "mes enfants".

 

Sigh !

 

First of all, take a real French dictionary and look up batard. You should find the loaf of bread and you will find

the other defintions too. Like "un chien batard" and the english equivalent of "bastard" (which by the way is from

old French). Second, les enfants is fine. Mes enfants is also okay if Clean thinks of us as his kids.

You'd think that "savoir" saurait de quoi il parle... De tout evidence, ce n'est pas le cas.

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I thought Fuck You was Scooter. He was using the same avatar on facebook for a while.

I assure you with great emphasis - that 'FuckYou' is not 'Scooter'. I think Scooter probably cringes at 85% of what FU posts. I am certain Scooter could never even type the word 'nigger' in any context.

 

Clean, I am not sure about - he might actually be FU.

 

Keep in mind, I know that at least 3 people who log-in as FU. If you are nice, and send a PM at just the right time, and have a particularly abrasive personality, then I even know one of the FU characters will share the password with you too.

 

Marionette nice la Scooterie.

Vous êtes un douchebag grands.

 

Meanwhile, have a fantastic trip Mr. Clean!

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Hey, Regatta Dog wants to know how to say "I have a Glock" in French.  Is it  "Va fait enculer Glock?"

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Um er, well er . . . . a batard is a loaf of bread.

 

By the way Clean it's "mes enfants".

 

Sigh !

 

Only if he's saying "my children". Mes is possessive.

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Only if he's saying "my children". Mes is possessive.

No shit -

Tu fais beaucoup de progres en Francais.

 

I think you are ready for lesson #2 now.

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I'm the senior editor of the world's most viewed sailing website, yet in my five years on the SA staff, I've never gotten to cover a SINGLE event in the nation that turned offshore sailing into a national passion!

 

Wow, pompous and gay all in one sentence.. two things I don't usually expect from Clean. I guess there must be a method to the madness:

 

A. He's putting on his pompous pompadour in preparation for impressing the Europeans about how wordly, cosmopolitan and powerful he is;

 

B. He's putting on a villain hat specifically to generate tension among the unwashed masses and a higher hit count.

 

C. He really is feeling all high and mighty these days, and wants to demonstrate to all the readers (especially Solo) how mighty is the Senior Ed.

 

If Clean is the Senior Ed, what does that make the other Ed? His Majesty, the Illustrious Plenipotentiary Ed?

 

All those Junior Eds must be tired from rubbing the Big Guys' feet and fetching things all day long.

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Only if he's saying "my children". Mes is possessive.

No shit -

Tu fais beaucoup de progres en Francais.

 

I think you are ready for lesson #2 now.

 

 

casse-toi

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I'm the senior editor of the world's most viewed sailing website, yet in my five years on the SA staff, I've never gotten to cover a SINGLE event in the nation that turned offshore sailing into a national passion!

 

Wow, pompous and gay all in one sentence.. two things I don't usually expect from Clean. I guess there must be a method to the madness:

 

A. He's putting on his pompous pompadour in preparation for impressing the Europeans about how wordly, cosmopolitan and powerful he is;

 

B. He's putting on a villain hat specifically to generate tension among the unwashed masses and a higher hit count.

 

C. He really is feeling all high and mighty these days, and wants to demonstrate to all the readers (especially Solo) how mighty is the Senior Ed.

 

If Clean is the Senior Ed, what does that make the other Ed? His Majesty, the Illustrious Plenipotentiary Ed?

 

All those Junior Eds must be tired from rubbing the Big Guys' feet and fetching things all day long.

 

 

 

Goddamn it, I am an Ed although I am soak_ed, and I am as offended by all this as you are.  The crass truth of the entire matter is only one ed on the SA masthead.  Scot is the publisher and Clean is the ed which I suppose if you are a pretentious prick, like Clean is, then he would have to be the senior ed by default although he could just as easily call himself the junior ed, the middle ed, the asshole ed, or whatever ed he wants to be as he is the only ed. But since Scot calls himself The Ed when he posts, I guess Clean is the other ed and Scot lets Clean call himself the senior ed because Scot owns the site as well as Clean's ass and Scot can be magnanimous like that.  I mean who here amongst us hasn't padded a resume with inflated verbiage such as "Operated sophisticated, computerized machinery to produce an extremely popular consumer product enjoyed worldwide, which means you operated the deep fryer at McDonald's.  So really, unless your name is Ed like me, there isn't much reason to be offended by Clean's pitiful attempt to inflate his position at SA.  (Wait a minute, the inflatable position is held by...never mind.)  Aside from that silly looking bald headed bearded look what does Clean have going for him?  A PR firm that doesn't do a lot of business?  A position at a sailing website?  So cut the loser some slack, if he wants to call himself the senior editor at the worlds largest sailing website, well I say let him.  I mean this is the guy who went to the "Buy one get one free blow job day" at the local whorehouse, got his blow job and went back to the office and gave the free one to Scot.  Badum bum.  OK, I'll be here all week folks, don't forget to tip the wait staff and hey, try the veal, I did.

 

 

 

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Vous êtes un douchebag grands.

 

Va fait enculer / Go fuck yourself.

 

actually isn't it.. va te faire enculer

but

vas y te taper un peu is more effective.

bon voyage en quatre couleurs monsieur clean et famille!

 

*douchbag grands = grand conard

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One more time it shows how some sock puppets could turn a night of drinking and laughter into a puking contest.

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Hey Clean

 

Thanks for hooking us up with some locals in La Rochelle. Had a ball. It's a great town. Managed to get to the boat show and had a squiz at a few to the Open 60s which were in town to the Velux.

 

Back in Sydney now dealing with jet lag and trying to find a job again.

 

Are we still seeing you at Christmas time?

 

Enjoy France!

 

Mex

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Jealous isn't the word, check

Out la Baulle and nearby pornochet if you can, brilliant spots!

 

Cept the place is crawling with frogs

 

Gros con

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That's more like it Clean, you fixed the article in the new version on the front page today. Cheers.

 

I'm really looking forward to the upcoming coverage, and here's why:

 

Each time the OTWA show travels to a new place, I learn all kinds of new things that I probably would never know otherwise. For example - I don't expect that I'll ever see the Cascade Locks, but could describe the sailing scene there in great detail. Ditto Valencia, Newport, Dubai, Tybee 500, etc.

 

The sailing scene in France has always been mysterious to me. Huge crowds, extreme boats, great sailors.... but I've never been able to get much of a handle on the scene or the people.

 

OTWA reveals the goods like nothing else, and this is the one sailing scene I'd like to learn about more than any other. I'll be glued to the coverage. Bon chance!

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Plus, you don't need to speak French, generations of English visitors have paved the way, resolutely refusing to waste their time learning foreign and just shouting in slow English at the natives.

 

That's why we can't take you anymore. Stay home in your shithole fucking arrogant bastard. You are not welcome here.

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Plus, you don't need to speak French, generations of English visitors have paved the way, resolutely refusing to waste their time learning foreign and just shouting in slow English at the natives.

 

That's why we can't take you anymore. Stay home in your shithole fucking arrogant bastard. You are not welcome here.

 

Touche'! The true sentiment is revealed.

 

Hopefully you'll welcome a large, loud, bald-headed drunken American with a video camera who believes he parlez francaise but will likely butcher it badly, in the interest of bringing this fascinating sailing scene to what will hopefully be a very big audience.

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Plus, you don't need to speak French, generations of English visitors have paved the way, resolutely refusing to waste their time learning foreign and just shouting in slow English at the natives.

 

That's why we can't take you anymore. Stay home in your shithole fucking arrogant bastard. You are not welcome here.

 

Touche'! The true sentiment is revealed.

 

Hopefully you'll welcome a large, loud, bald-headed drunken American with a video camera who believes he parlez francaise but will likely butcher it badly, in the interest of bringing this fascinating sailing scene to what will hopefully be a very big audience.

 

You talking about Espo?

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Plus, you don't need to speak French, generations of English visitors have paved the way, resolutely refusing to waste their time learning foreign and just shouting in slow English at the natives.

 

That's why we can't take you anymore. Stay home in your shithole fucking arrogant bastard. You are not welcome here.

 

Touche'! The true sentiment is revealed.

 

Hopefully you'll welcome a large, loud, bald-headed drunken American with a video camera who believes he parlez francaise but will likely butcher it badly, in the interest of bringing this fascinating sailing scene to what will hopefully be a very big audience.

 

Fine, if you are nice, fine. But if you start to behave like asshole, go fys ... We dont need you. We have good sailing here, we dont want it spoiled.

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Plus, you don't need to speak French, generations of English visitors have paved the way, resolutely refusing to waste their time learning foreign and just shouting in slow English at the natives.

 

That's why we can't take you anymore. Stay home in your shithole fucking arrogant bastard. You are not welcome here.

 

Touche'! The true sentiment is revealed.

 

Hopefully you'll welcome a large, loud, bald-headed drunken American with a video camera who believes he parlez francaise but will likely butcher it badly, in the interest of bringing this fascinating sailing scene to what will hopefully be a very big audience.

 

Fine, if you are nice, fine. But if you start to behave like asshole, go fys ... We dont need you. We have good sailing here, we dont want it spoiled.

Jacques, Will you allow the Boatpix helicopter to refuel over French air space? Or will they have to do it in Cowes?

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Jacques, Will you allow the Boatpix helicopter to refuel over French air space? Or will they have to do it in Cowes?

 

Cowes is ok ...

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Fine, if you are nice, fine. But if you start to behave like asshole, go fys ... We dont need you. We have good sailing here, we dont want it spoiled.@ 62million assholes of our own

 

Fixed for ya Froggy B)

 

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Jacques, Will you allow the Boatpix helicopter to refuel over French air space? Or will they have to do it in Cowes?

 

Cowes is ok ...

 

 

Would you like a large order of freedom fries with that order of STFU?

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The old story comes to mind.... Old bloke at the French border, bit slow producing his passport. Immigration officer chides him "you should know to show your passport when you enter France'. Old guy replies "I didn't have to last time I was here, no Fenchman around to look at it" Immigration officer says "Impossible. When was that". Old bloke "6 June 1944"

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God damn you Clean. How does a guy like YOU get a wife like Mer and a job like THIS? (envy...envy...envy). Come live my miserable existence, would ya?!

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Would you like a large order of freedom fries with that order of STFU?

 

So predictable ...

 

Well, you come on a post about a french race, coming in France and beginning by insulting the locals. Bad start.

 

BTW, you are not ashamed about this ridiculous freedom fries story? Because, I can tell you, the whole world made fun of you.

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Maybe we can move back to a discussion about the race - wild idea, I know. Trading schoolyard taunts and personal insults is much more fun.

Clean, do you have any agenda yet for your time in St. Malo. I'm thinking of coming over from Paris.

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The sailing scene in France has always been mysterious to me. Huge crowds, extreme boats, great sailors.... but I've never been able to get much of a handle on the scene or the people.

 

 

don't even try, part of the charm :D

 

me thinks major part of all this froggie bashing up to the hatred some like to spew overhere has all to do with envy

 

if you want to get a handle on the scene or the people, consider that sailing is a grassroots thing for the french, it's not elitist even if you'll find the biggest collection of zillionaire yachts somewhere on their Med coast at times.

 

hey Clean, least you can do is give us a juicy report of going on the rocks in Brittany, if you haven't done that, you just haven't been there B)

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Maybe we can move back to a discussion about the race - wild idea, I know. Trading schoolyard taunts and personal insults is much more fun.

Clean, do you have any agenda yet for your time in St. Malo. I'm thinking of coming over from Paris.

 

Yes, a description of the coverage and schedule would be appreciated. I'm accustomed to not having to do my own searches to find websites with information about events where OTWA will be. SA has made me and probably others lazy with regard to sailing info.

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Hi Clean 3 of us organising the next transat Québec st-Malo will be there hope to drink a beer with you somewhere and we are french speaking:)

Sylvain

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i sink ze amérrican bald eagle can parlais français, nes c'est pas? :P

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