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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

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briar

VendeeGlobe Virtual Race starts saturday

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Well all you cold sailors in the northern hemisphere and the usual in the southern hemisphere

who's up for the next VendeeGlobe Virtual race

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I won't try the virtual race, though I heard Mitch Des himself is entered, but keeping up with the real race will make my winter. It is a fantastic event with fantastic people.

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Sigh... I'm in.

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Briar I'm wondering whether or not to have a life, or become PC-locked to the game :(

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It will become your life!

 

I'm trying to get the vrtool running but at this stage I can't get the data to load so I'm sailing blind. Switching between websites trying to decide where to go

 

 

It could be worse for you at least it's winter up there.

 

Briar

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still no dry martini out there

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Is the Vendee some sort of cruise?? If not, fuck off to some other forum where the meatheads hang out.

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What's your boat, Briar?

 

And Staff, get bent and go have a good helping of HTFU. It's an 80 day cruise.

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still no dry martini out there

LOL Dry Martini is in dry dock, and TangledTongueTwister is taste testing tequila.

 

You're a demon Briar... I can't be tempted... can't be tempted.... can't be........ where's the login link?

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Is the Vendee some sort of cruise?? If not, fuck off to some other forum where the meatheads hang out.

 

Yes a fast cruise... and BTW, you need to understand the history of CA posters entering virtual offshore racing events, so please fuck off and catch up on the reading before coming back :D

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I see you are a north american so your obsession with virtual anything is understandable.

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WHL, sculpin, others, if you like, you can join us over in the Ocean Racing forum where we've had a thread going for a while now. Or not. Some helpful hints on occasion for noobs and no one complains about the topic. :rolleyes:

 

http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=140363&st=100

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Not sure where you came from but you're welcome to head back there. Don't let the door..........

 

I see you are a north american so your obsession with virtual anything is understandable.

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This stuff-a-car asshole sounds an awful lot like the late unlamented Squid. You remember Squid, Paps? This sad piece of shit works just the same way.

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What's your boat, Briar?

 

And Staff, get bent and go have a good helping of HTFU. It's an 80 day cruise.

 

Sculpin

its "wing it" and of course don't forget to add "dry martini" and "tangled tongue twister"

and imsure there must be a couple of Naughty lasses around some where

 

briar

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It will become your life!

 

I can already see that happening. I'm too cheap to pony up for all the "auto" extras and am already thinking of leaving the laptop on my nightstand. gonna be moving through a major wind shift in about six hours!

 

think the wife will notice?

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It will become your life!

 

I can already see that happening. I'm too cheap to pony up for all the "auto" extras and am already thinking of leaving the laptop on my nightstand. gonna be moving through a major wind shift in about six hours!

 

think the wife will notice?

So sad.

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It will become your life!

 

I can already see that happening. I'm too cheap to pony up for all the "auto" extras and am already thinking of leaving the laptop on my nightstand. gonna be moving through a major wind shift in about six hours!

 

think the wife will notice?

 

just turn it the other way, plus you dont know what bit of spyware has turned the camera on :rolleyes:

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just turn it the other way, plus you dont know what bit of spyware has turned the camera on :rolleyes:

 

so that's why the little light doesn't go out any more!

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I see you are a north american so your obsession with virtual anything is understandable.

If only you knew. You really don't have a clue do you !

Don't bother coming back with your gross assumptions and bigoted crap.

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There doesn't dseem to be much action happening!!

 

I have created a new group called

 

SAILING ANARCHY 2012 under the VR groups,

It looks like you can only have on administrator so you may have to wait for me to accept the membership requests

 

Briar

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