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markhunter1097

Crew commentary from the Clipper race

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Anyone else find the race commentary from the Clipper race very bland and dull?

Well dive into the crew posts for some more interesting stuff, here is a post from a novice describing a kite drop, made me laugh 

https://www.clipperroundtheworld.com/crew-diary/unicef/race-2-day-3-punta-del-este-to-cape-town6

there must be some more that are a good read.

 

 

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15 hours ago, markhunter1097 said:

Anyone else find the race commentary from the Clipper race very bland and dull?

I would expect it to be as interesting as the Blogs from people who pay huge amounts to get carried guided up Mount Everest. What is the point of achieving something like that for for yourself if you don't tell everyone about it?

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I want to be a snarky asshole about all of this, but these people paid to go on an adventure that just so happens to involve racing sailboats.  All of this is new and strange to most of the crew.  So, while it may not be captivating stuff, I just don't think it's worthy of derision either.

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Some good people and experienced sailors do the race. If you accept it for what it is (nerfed boats, silly race rules, below average sailor experience) it's a really cool way to get to sail around the world if you're the type of person who prefers pushing a boat for thousands of miles over pushing the anchor over at cocktail hour. Most people will never be able to do the Volvo or the IMOCA - outside of which there really aren't organized crewed races around the world besides the Clipper.  

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Mark,  you are on perhaps the most cynical website in the world (one of its many charms).

The reaction you are getting is as good as it is going to get.

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The two leading boats (Greenings & Dare to Lead) should finish in Cape Town at around midnight tonight. The skipper of Dare to Lead was the sailing manager at our club. He took a job at Clipper Ventures as a shore-based trainer earlier this year with the aim of skippering a boat in the following race. RKG threw him in the deep end just a few weeks before the race started by asking him to be skipper of DtL in this edition, after the original guy bailed.

So we'll be out there tonight cheering Dale into Cape Town, in either first or second place.   

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9 hours ago, DtM said:

Mark,  you are on perhaps the most cynical website in the world (one of its many charms).

The reaction you are getting is as good as it is going to get.

I'm sure I can get better reactions than I have already, I'm disappointed really

In the meantime I'll continue to troll thru the Clipper site, and try to find some interesting posts to enlighten the cynical.

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