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Just scrolled the trackers forward a little. Big leg coming up still. Potentially some big winds in the next 10 hours followed by a hole in the wind. Getting round the highs may get tricky and, probably, at least 2 tricky transitions to deal with. About 5 days of hard graft left.

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1 hour ago, jack_sparrow said:

Its there too.. I got out the shotgun stief.

Why pick on me?

OK, but gonna have to give me a chance to recover: that's a lot to unpack!

1- thanks for the link to the B2K--just finished watching the live start. Good bunch of 'mates', I think you'd say. They and their threads can be hard on each other, crude, rude, and hilarious (goats! still shaking my head and chuckling over that one), but I the point I keep seeing, is they have each other's backs. Somehow that's related to your above post . . .  but have to think how. (probably that your implicit thesis, bush guns aside, is that BH's greatest sin is breaking "faith with the boys"- or whatever term NBG would use, because BH broke faith with her. )

2. Had to interrupt watching the latest Tally Ho history, thanks to a  tip from SC many months ago. Somehow that is related. Think it's the quiet British way he spends his youth and life restoring a boat that would seem to have no future utility other than being the vehicle of a dream of rugged but quiet individualists  . . .  and BH's article has broken faith with that too. I could just see someone showing up in that boatyard and crapping on the efforts of those who quietly show up, chip in lending a hand. a few bucks, a meal, for no apparent reason. Once upon a time, I think BH would have chipped in too. Somehow that part broke too.

3.Just about to find this book that Ian Walker tweeted about

which reminds me. Thanks again for the history of the Cape Horners you and (paps? DP? both? will have to check; "search term cargo is king will get me there). The posters here "got it." somehow that is related. random posters stayed out of the discussion, despite the tons of material in those vids trolls could have used to soapbox about safety at sea, exploitation of youthful adventurers, boys clubs, yada yada yada. 2 dead per voyage, no? Pretty wet boat. Should have been a steamer . . ..  True. Not the point though.

4. Really need to get you in a pub sometime over that history of the race piece, (don't take this the wrong way phrase goes here), I think is still more captivating that the above. And that's related too. I still think the underlying thesis of that piece should have been that the race has given those that 'get it' a chance to repeatedly fail, and fail, and fail, trying for the impossible and impractical chance to maybe get it right once. Sure some elephant will plop down and mock their efforts, but poopsie doesn't 'get' the point of the honour of the chance to fail.

5. Something else, can't remember. Oh, right. I should answer you here. Something about NBG and Potter and Hayles and Blue and you and more already have that thread closed. BH struck out, 3 of the 5 last times he's gone to bat. RIP.

Oh yes. RIP BH. Jack, your piece above is redundant. BH has been dismissed.

Nonetteless, I liked the outrageousness of the pigmy analogy. Bindi has company.

Thanks. 

now to figure out what  you asked me . . . . 

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Turn The Tide On Plastic by  Sam Greenfield — published Friday 30th Mar 2018 @ 03:55 UTC

Leg 7 from Auckland to Itajai, day 13 on board Turn the Tide on Plastic. Rounding Cape Horn. 29 March, 2018.

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Turn The Tide On Plastic by  Sam Greenfield — published Friday 30th Mar 2018 @ 03:50 UTC

Leg 7 from Auckland to Itajai, day 13 on board Turn the Tide on Plastic. Rounding Cape Horn. 29 March, 2018.

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The low speed edge of the high jumps 350 nm east in the 6 hour fcst.  Outrun that little weather phenom.

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15 minutes ago, Zander said:

Just scrolled the trackers forward a little. Big leg coming up still. Potentially some big winds in the next 10 hours followed by a hole in the wind. Getting round the highs may get tricky and, probably, at least 2 tricky transitions to deal with. About 5 days of hard graft left.

Thanks. . .  see what you mean now.. Thought Cape/ Bouwe were just winding us up of a MAPF chance to get back in it. Cool if it's more than remotely possible.I guess the inside track might offer Vial a path. Nothing to lose, I guess.

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There looks to be only one potential  passing lane left and that is the angle of attack into the right hand lane of the high developing off Argentina that they encounter north of the Falklands. We might see a backmarker or two decide to go for broke here.

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1 hour ago, stief said:

Had to interrupt watching the latest Tally Ho history, thanks to a  tip from SC many months ago. Somehow that is related. Think it's the quiet British way he spends his youth and life restoring a boat that would seem to have no future utility other than being the vehicle of a dream of rugged but quiet individualists

Thanks Stief.  I had missed the latest episode.  And what a great history of the boat it has.

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2 hours ago, jack_sparrow said:

Its there too.. I got out the shotgun stief.

 

1 hour ago, stief said:

Why pick on me?

OK, but gonna have to give me a chance to recover: that's a lot to unpack

Not you stief...a figure of speech.. shotgun = wide hit, bullet = small hit on Hancock.

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29 minutes ago, jack_sparrow said:

The Dong hooking it around the Horn.

 

With that video  Martin Keruzore really hits it out of the park. The way he captured the almost spooky light at cape horn and the short interviews with the crew are very well done.

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Good tweet from Bruno Dubois. Well said. He 'gets it.'

à demain.

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Stief, what does he mean by “too well”?  Similar situation?

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39 minutes ago, southerncross said:

Stief, what does he mean by “too well”?  Similar situation?

Manager of the Dong..lost rig last edition

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Turn The Tide On Plastic by  Sam Greenfield — published Friday 30th Mar 2018 @ 03:55 UTC

Leg 7 from Auckland to Itajai, day 13 on board Turn the Tide on Plastic. Rounding Cape Horn. 29 March, 2018.

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Turn The Tide On Plastic by  Sam Greenfield — published Friday 30th Mar 2018 @ 03:50 UTC

Leg 7 from Auckland to Itajai, day 13 on board Turn the Tide on Plastic. Rounding Cape Horn. 29 March, 2018.

I’m happy Sam got himself in the picture. That’s a happy crew there. Goofball Boat Mom FTW. :)

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Impressive work by Dongfeng. 10 miles behind at the horn, they have overtaken Vestas. Mapfre is on the move again, hope they managed to fix the track and the main. Brunel seems to be feeling the effects of lighter winds at the Falklands. Battle between TToP and Akzo could also get good.

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3 hours ago, Sea Breeze 74 said:

Has anyone seen the crazy route the tracker is predicting? Got to be good Mapfre!

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It was like that yesterday night already, I guess they have set up the Le Maire strait as a way point, time to correct that ...

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4 hours ago, stief said:

Why pick on me?

OK, but gonna have to give me a chance to recover: that's a lot to unpack!

1- thanks for the link to the B2K--just finished watching the live start. Good bunch of 'mates', I think you'd say. They and their threads can be hard on each other, crude, rude, and hilarious (goats! still shaking my head and chuckling over that one), but I the point I keep seeing, is they have each other's backs. Somehow that's related to your above post . . .  but have to think how. (probably that your implicit thesis, bush guns aside, is that BH's greatest sin is breaking "faith with the boys"- or whatever term NBG would use, because BH broke faith with her. )

2. Had to interrupt watching the latest Tally Ho history, thanks to a  tip from SC many months ago. Somehow that is related. Think it's the quiet British way he spends his youth and life restoring a boat that would seem to have no future utility other than being the vehicle of a dream of rugged but quiet individualists  . . .  and BH's article has broken faith with that too. I could just see someone showing up in that boatyard and crapping on the efforts of those who quietly show up, chip in lending a hand. a few bucks, a meal, for no apparent reason. Once upon a time, I think BH would have chipped in too. Somehow that part broke too.

3.Just about to find this book that Ian Walker tweeted about

which reminds me. Thanks again for the history of the Cape Horners you and (paps? DP? both? will have to check; "search term cargo is king will get me there). The posters here "got it." somehow that is related. random posters stayed out of the discussion, despite the tons of material in those vids trolls could have used to soapbox about safety at sea, exploitation of youthful adventurers, boys clubs, yada yada yada. 2 dead per voyage, no? Pretty wet boat. Should have been a steamer . . ..  True. Not the point though.

4. Really need to get you in a pub sometime over that history of the race piece, (don't take this the wrong way phrase goes here), I think is still more captivating that the above. And that's related too. I still think the underlying thesis of that piece should have been that the race has given those that 'get it' a chance to repeatedly fail, and fail, and fail, trying for the impossible and impractical chance to maybe get it right once. Sure some elephant will plop down and mock their efforts, but poopsie doesn't 'get' the point of the honour of the chance to fail.

5. Something else, can't remember. Oh, right. I should answer you here. Something about NBG and Potter and Hayles and Blue and you and more already have that thread closed. BH struck out, 3 of the 5 last times he's gone to bat. RIP.

Oh yes. RIP BH. Jack, your piece above is redundant. BH has been dismissed.

Nonetteless, I liked the outrageousness of the pigmy analogy. Bindi has company.

Thanks. 

now to figure out what  you asked me . . . . 

 

3 hours ago, jack_sparrow said:

The Dong hooking it around the Horn.

 

Obviously the shrooms are good this year Stief, but I think I get it.

These are not normal people, far from it. They hear a different beat and have their own sense of success, loyalty and what it means to live on the edge. They fart in the general direction of opinionated safety consumed armchair adventurers. They are warriors of a kind, pushing the limits of what is thought possible.

I have huge respect for the solo sailors but this is something completely different. They drive these boats hard for weeks at a time, they don't route themselves around the weather they search it out and take it head on.

Many things in this world are dangerous, some of us try it on for size but it only fits a few.

Shackleton, Hillary, Senna, Kingsford Smith, Houdini and others would "get it". The huge risk is the reward and simultaneously the enemy. I included Jacks video because you can see it in their faces. One of their own is down and it weighs heavily on them but they go on and rely on each other to stay alive as it has always been.

Back to scheduled broadcasting.
 

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Mapfre repairs

 

The pictures of the Mapfre anchored and repairing main and mast track are awesome

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Something broken on Mapfre’s boom end in the pictures

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20 minutes ago, LuisC said:

Nice find LuisC. We should let you off with the usual Newbie welcome for this :-). Amazing that just round the corner from the raging Southern Ocean a little piece of tranquillity can be found.

SS

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33 minutes ago, LuisC said:

Thank you so much for posting these, Luis. As Silex said, they are awesome. True artists at work. I am no expert by far (no pun) but I am amazed at how quickly this got completed. 

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9 minutes ago, shanghaisailor said:

We should let you off with the usual Newbie welcome for this :-)

Maybe because I am a very old Newbie... just from 2012 ;-)

Only writing when I have something interesting to tell.

Luis

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Mapre repair pics now on Raw Content.

Is it possible Mapre will take a hard left and sail with the Falklands to starboard?

Luis, writing only when you have something interesting to tell is a wise idea, I am starting to agree.

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8 new videos added to the Cape Horn rounding list (TtToP, Akzo and one Dong):
 

 

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On ‎28‎-‎3‎-‎2018 at 12:36 PM, northsea junkie said:

By the way, this same Roy Heiner witnessed the MOB situation on ABNAMRO II when Hans Horrevoets (also Dutchman) was wiped overboard and was declared deceased. He told  also that the crew then made the decision to continue with the race. Which the widow didn't appreciate, like many others.

But in theory it still stays  the best way for the crew to deal mentally with the loss and also to honour the victim

Now two days later, all boats have past Cap Horn except Scallywag. They all did a right and honourable little ritual in memorandum of Fisher.

I would say that's not only the proper way but also the logical sound way to deal with and close the emotional  processing.
So I keep wondering about the flee of Scallywag to Chili. And also the pampering of the Regatta Control in Allicante ( "first to a safe haven").
What safe? If they can sail to Chili why not rounding the Cap? 

Its more than obvious that this would the only real and sound way to deal with their emotions and give them the opportunity not to rest with a trauma.

In Yachting  World magazine april 2018 David Witt is described with words like ebullient, big character, big presence, big personality, etc."We never gave up in Scallywag".

I'm 72 years old and I witnessed in my life several fatal and near fatal accidents. Also including my self. That give me the right to adress to Witty:

" come on David, now its time to behave like a real captain, set course to the Cap. You have to!! "

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Wow that's incredible, not the way it says in the manual necessarily but who cares?

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4 minutes ago, northsea junkie said:

Now two days later, all boats have past Cap Horn except Scallywag. They all did a right and honourable little ritual in memorandum of Fisher.

I would say that's not only the proper way but also the logical sound way to deal with and close the emotional  processing.
So I keep wondering about the flee of Scallywag to Chili. And also the pampering of the Regatta Control in Allicante ( "first to a safe haven").
What safe? If they can sail to Chili why not rounding the Cap? 

Its more than obvious that this would the only real and sound way to deal with their emotions and give them the opportunity not to rest with a trauma.

In Yachting  World magazine april 2018 David Witt is described with words like ebullient, big character, big presence, big personality, etc."We never gave up in Scallywag".

I'm 72 years old and I witnessed in my life several fatal and near fatal accidents. Also including my self. That's give the right to adress to Witty:

come on 

Yeah that didn't quite work out hey?

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Lol, But I find it inappropriate now and here to talk about my personal experience.
Sorry maybe another time. I think the focus now should be on Scallywag and John Fisher.

 

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9 minutes ago, northsea junkie said:

..What safe? If they can sail to Chili why not rounding the Cap?.. .." come on David, now its time to behave like a real captain, set course to the Cap. You have to!! "

They definitely have busted people...maybe even busted gear doing the SAR etc. How about leaving the armchair speculation to Hancock.

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Yes when there is practically no information, people start to speculate based on what they know. 

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20 minutes ago, northsea junkie said:

 

In Yachting  World magazine april 2018 David Witt is described with words like ebullient, big character, big presence, big personality, etc."We never gave up in Scallywag".

I'm 72 years old and I witnessed in my life several fatal and near fatal accidents. Also including my self. That give me the right to adress to Witty:

" come on David, now its time to behave like a real captain, set course to the Cap. You have to!! "

April 2018? 

I’m sure they discussed the option of continuing. We will get more info on that later. For now, we should respect their decision. They have a good reason behind it - that’s the only sure thing right now. 

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Yes you'r right. But my excuse is my military education many, many years ago. There was a training to cope with situations like this.

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40 minutes ago, northsea junkie said:

stuff

I think we have a sit com on our hands.

Run the conversation from post #2840 doing the accents in your head, it's hysterical.

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59 minutes ago, jack_sparrow said:

They definitely have busted people...maybe even busted gear doing the SAR etc. How about leaving the armchair speculation to Hancock.

Your doing a great job Jacky-boy, it's awesome that you jump on any dissenters, make sure the line is maintained in the best interests of the VoR.  Give it to em!

Leave the speculation to the professionals!  At times though, it's hard to pick the speculation from the facts when the official story is mixed up with pure speculation like Fish being unconscious when he went over!   Only Fish would have known.  See the problems here?

But ignore that shit Jacky-boy, point to how well the leaders are doing!  Let's go racing it's awesome!

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Map-ers is a machine. Interesting that they had shore crew waiting at CH but weren't necessarily intending to stop. Should be interesting to see if they can make any headway on the rest of the boats with a patched up main.

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Speak his name and he shall appear. Actually I have had a lot on my plate for a while.

I'll add a personal note about John Fisher's loss. He lived here in Adelaide, and his club - Christies Beach - is a bit further south from mine. I never net John, but it is a small community here, and Adelaide is highly connected. He knew and sailed with people that I know and sail with. I was having a beer after sailing last week with one of them, and we were talking about comments John had made about the safety and conditions on board in the context of the weather bearing down on the fleet. Hearing about the MOB was bad enough, then realising who it was, and waiting, and hoping for some miracle was bad for people everywhere. The reaction here has been widespread.  Everyone I know had heard, sailors or not. 

I think the reaction asking for Scallywag to rejoin and complete the leg is understandable. Not for any other reason than it gives the rest of us an outlet and a sense of closure. If we see the crew bridge that gap we can travel with them. 

 

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Thanks for those photos Luis.  You know I'm itching to post them all here.

Remarkable feat by the Mapfre shore team.  And like Paps said, a different breed these sailors.  Affecting repairs like this in a yard on a sunny summer's day would be task enough.  But after the ride they just had and down there in the cold?  Monumental task.  The right stuff for sure.  

Edit:  By the time I slumbered they made the repair and resumed the race.

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Scallywag seems to have hardly moved in the last 24hrs.  

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MAPFRE by  Ugo Fonollá — published Friday 30th Mar 2018 @ 11:34 UTC

Leg 7 from Auckland to Itajai, day 13 on board MAPFRE, Crew picture rounding Cape Horn after resume the race, 30 March, 2018.

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Team AkzoNobel by  James Blake — published Friday 30th Mar 2018 @ 09:33 UTC

Leg 7 from Auckland to Itajai, day 13 on board AkzoNobel. 29 March, 2018. Team AkzoNobel Horn Roinding.

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There has been a lot of "maintenance" on the these new breed of Harken winches. Too many plastic bits to save weight?

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MAPFRE by  Ugo Fonollá — published Friday 30th Mar 2018 @ 09:01 UTC

Leg 7 from Auckland to Itajai, day 12 on board MAPFRE, Sophier Ciszek fixing winches, 30 March, 2018.

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In the last live from Mapfre, Ñeti repeats more or less the same from the last video, but he says that they have restarted without the main. The sail in insaid the boat, for finish the dry and cure process of the adhesive. They expect to hoist it tonight.

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Just now, silex said:

In the last live from Mapfre, Ñeti repeats more or less the same from the last video, but he says that they have restarted without the main. The sail in insaid the boat, for finish the dry and cure process of the adhesive. They expect to hoist it tonight.

Thanks. I thought they might do that.

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Since NORBowGirl said they often bypass the front page, thought that might be the same for others... Here's a cut-n-paste -- sentiment that I appreciate and akin to what I feel planning and embarking on remote, solo motorcycle trips, which many people also don't understand.

Anyways...

 

the call

I didn’t know John Fisher, but I know many offshore sailors and a few solo circumnavigators. Offshore Sailors aren’t caught unaware, we are learned, intentional Sailors. We assess the high risks and contemplate the consequences before we untie our spirits from their mooring and head out to sea. We aren’t frightened by the dark prospects of being lost at sea; we are frightened by not giving life the chance to be lived to its fullest.

Fifteen years ago, I experienced losing a close friend offshore. It’s wasn’t easy for me. It’s not easy for anyone. As tough as we Sailors appear to be, we are an emotional lot.

Below I’ve included some words that helped me understand why I sought and aimed for Cape Horn. I hope by sharing these words, they help people understand the spirit of a sailor like John Fisher and the many of us who wander about the open waters of this earth.

The Island of Cape Horn lies at the end of the world, within reach of a sailor’s imagination, yet seemingly forever beyond their physical grasp. The mere task of crossing a line to start a quest to round Cape Horn is enough of a trial to turn back multitudes of seasoned sailors.

I don’t know what drives us to carry on and venture beyond known limits for days upon days, pacing the march of relentless storms to harness their frightening winds and live among ireful waves traveling unheeded around the high latitudes of the southern hemisphere. It’s an unexplainable character in a human being. A character neither good or bad.
For me, long ago, during a dark night at sea, battered beyond personal recognition by incessant winds and angry seas, I thought of these Cape Horn sailors battling a lottery of luck, altered only slightly by the thinnest differences of persistence and skill, to determine who passes Cape Horn and who settles to the bottom of the lonely sea.

Like a bacteria, the thought of rounding Cape Horn entered my life through cracks in my weathered hands and permeated my body, festering in my mind and soul, and leaving me infected with a petition to search out this darkest corner of the oceans. To sail past it, not as a conquering hero, but as a respected inhabitant of the earth, standing in honored tribute to the forces of nature and even greater, those of the universe.

Every unfulfilled minute of the past 40 years, this festering germ has reminded me that it controls my weakness as it taunts the disconnect between my imagination and reality. I try to dismiss it, but it’s futile. It drives me beyond reason. Cape Horn looms as the summit of sailing.

– David Rearick

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1 hour ago, southerncross said:

Scallywag seems to have hardly moved in the last 24hrs.  

Gone back to frozen

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Bouwe Blog 64
Painful
The southern ocean just doesn't want to let off us on the hook and keep us fully in its grip. The wind direction and prognoses are such that we are still not really heading north, tight reach in 28-35 knots in still very cold water of around 8 degrees. It is also painful to see we will lose every position rapport, the boats behind getting the more lifted breeze. There is one forecast where Mapfre even will win this leg. But that is yacht racing, not always fun, never predictable and that makes it special.

The coldest part of the leg
Writing this report in my on deck watch time, since we are jib reaching, so only the mainsail needs to be adjusted frequently, so only three on deck, but they are getting pasted with cold water and air.....yes, this is the coldest part of the entire leg.

19 days
On deck it is horrible, cold and miserable, the waves keep bashing into your face and body, face and fingers are numb even with full protection. We were just smiling, if this was a soccer team, then most likely hardly anybody would have been any more on the field. But we play a match for 19 days, no stopping and only complaining a tiny little bit :-)
And yes, we still do love our sport, next week we will have forgotten all the bad things or at least almost all.

Cheers,

Bouwe
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Great live show today.  Very informative explanation and cool video of Mapfre’s repairs. Unbelievable they could fix both the mast track AND main sail simultaneously, and do it in a little over 12 hours in cold, wet, and salty conditions.  According to Xabi, the main sail cannot he hoisted for at least 24 hours, so they are sailing on headsail alone for the moment. Pretty impressively that they were able to claw back a mile in Brunel in the last sked. 

Also, great videos of the boats crossing the Horn. 

I loved the Charles interview. He didn’t have full information about what happened to MAPFRE, but recognized this is a huge opportunity for DF, and they will keep pushing even though they have been lacking in the sleep department. 

Finally, some heart felt tributes to John Fisher. Great stuff all around. 

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40 minutes ago, jack_sparrow said:

The elastic band is getting smaller with the Paintwagon the big mover. Getting their Mojo back?

"Paintwagon"... bah-ha-ha!

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At first, I was surprised that Mapfre was so quick to resume racing.  I was thinking... yes, they can talk about the possibility of a restart if the fleet hits light winds...  but that probably isn't realistic.  They're unlikely to do better than last among finishers in this leg.  Under those circumstances, minimizing the impact to their prospects for the next leg would be the priority, and spending a few more hours (or even a day) anchored to let the repair dry and to test its strength, etc, might be better for that purpose than hurrying back out to sea.  If the repair fails a day from now, they'll have a real mess trying to get to Itajai in time to prepare properly for the next leg.

But then I realized why I think they were in a hurry to get out of there...  The huge weather system that's been following the fleet was coming in.  Their anchorage may be getting pounded soon, and the waters on the race course in that area are going to be ugly.  They needed to go ahead and get going to stay ahead of that system and get clear of its path.  (Of course, there's also the benefit that if the fleet has a park-up, or someone breaks something, they might still be able to regain a position)  I'm still thinking, though, that as long as they're able to stay clear of that system, they might as well wait longer than prescribed before hoisting the main.

Question...  Does flexing of the mast hinder the drying or quality of the repair?  When they said they're sailing under headsails only, all I could think is that it must be causing more mast flex than usual, without the main to balance the headsails, and that the mast flex may be pumping with the waves, etc.  I guess if the track is equally flexible and it's ratcheted to the mast in several places, its flex may match the mast's and allow quality drying to proceed...  but I'd be worried about that track popping off the first time they load it back up.

 

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2 hours ago, southerncross said:

There has been a lot of "maintenance" on the these new breed of Harken winches. Too many plastic bits to save weight?

 

Might be the case, but it could also be that Mapfre simply used the opportunity of the moment to really do only maintenance because i kinda doubt that all 12 people were working on their 2-3 main problems (main sail, mast track, boom, ...) all the time.

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20 minutes ago, Your Mom said:

Question...  Does flexing of the mast hinder the drying or quality of the repair?  When they said they're sailing under headsails only, all I could think is that it must be causing more mast flex than usual, without the main to balance the headsails, and that the mast flex may be pumping with the waves, etc.  I guess if the track is equally flexible and it's ratcheted to the mast in several places, its flex may match the mast's and allow quality drying to proceed...  but I'd be worried about that track popping off the first time they load it back up.

 

Akzo did their whole repair to the mast track while sailing with only a headsail. Mapfre quite possible have spent at least some time curing their mast track repair without sailing since suspending had the mandatory 12 hour "rest" period. So i think it should be possible that at least that area could work for the rest of the leg.

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2 hours ago, jack_sparrow said:

Now there finally heading places where paint dries.

Dry painters, haha.

Liked hearing a cheerful Nicho recalling childhood reading in the above vid.

Here is the standalone bit (thanks Renny)

 

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^ You're welcome. I like this chap, he does not hold back his emotional state, rare for an Aussie ;)

More Mapfre and other stuff:
 

 

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12 minutes ago, Rennmaus said:

^ You're welcome. I like this chap, he does not hold back his emotional state, rare for an Aussie ;)

More Mapfre and other stuff:

 

Thanks, as ever. Speaking of rare emotional states, I have subbed in a time-stamped link above -- the moment when Xabi (I think), has a rare outburst. Funny-not funny-moment.

and Ñeti's foulies all messed up would make a fine "SANS FILTROS" episode prize. ;)  How he can be so cheerful is right on after all the work he did.

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8 hours ago, LuisC said:

Maybe because I am a very old Newbie... just from 2012 ;-)

Only writing when I have something interesting to tell.

Luis

Thanks Luis, best new find of the thread IMHO. I have some questions about crediting infosailing.net. They are MAPF's commercial media/events company, right?  I'm not sure whether to thank you, or that company, for their MAPF galleries, especially the one that puts names and faces to the shore team.  

Really liked this pic . Any advice on how to credit and display it in this thread? I haven't seen if I can sign up for an account there yet.

https://infosailing.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/RACING-EN-REGATA/G0000lqfd_SovwXg/I0000jebqIIyUpVE/C0000Y503PSgYSK8

(help, SC? Couldn't  figure out how to display it here)

And if you know of a similar gallery/ source for the earlier editions Campos ran, would be great to have those. The old 2012 Telefonica campaign video galleries are very hard to negotiate these days ( Flash pages, ugh)

Thanks again. Glad you and Silex are posting. 

 

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7 minutes ago, stief said:

Thanks Luis, best new find of the thread IMHO. I have some questions about crediting infosailing.net. They are MAPF's commercial media/events company, right?  I'm not sure whether to thank you, or that company, for their MAPF galleries, especially the one that puts names and faces to the shore team.  

 

Hi Stief

You can find it from images on Mapfre team page: http://desafiomapfre.com/2017-fotos/

luis

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43 minutes ago, stief said:

Thanks, as ever. Speaking of rare emotional states, I have subbed in a time-stamped link above -- the moment when Xabi (I think), has a rare outburst. Funny-not funny-moment.

and Ñeti's foulies all messed up would make a fine "SANS FILTROS" episode prize. ;)  How he can be so cheerful is right on after all the work he did.

Really interesting video, watching the work. However the shore crew guy, Neti  (yes, gluey foulies are a real fashion statement for his fan club!) and this time even Xabi talked really fast in Spanish. Brief summary translation anyone:  Silex or Luis?

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13 minutes ago, LuisC said:

Hi Stief

You can find it from images on Mapfre team page: http://desafiomapfre.com/2017-fotos/

luis

Thanks. I was asking about crediting infosailing, the company, I've been using JBC's index http://vor.jbcsystems.com 

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Leg 7 from Auckland to Itajai, day 11 on board MAPFRE, Aerial shot, the crew were peeling with 35-40 kts of wind, 28 March, 2018.

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published Thu, 29 Mar 2018 00:47:58 UTC
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Does anyone know how long Mapfre was out of action? It didn't appear to be much longer than the 12 hour minimum.

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, jack_sparrow said:

Does anyone know how long Mapfre was out of action? It didn't appear to be much longer than the 12 hour minimum.

 

 

 

According to the live, it took them about 14 hours total to make their repairs and sail back to the location they suspended racing. 

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Time out varies, depending on source. Niall went with 14 hours, as WL says, but Peter Rusch uses a different set of numbers. and comes up with 13.

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MAPFRE, the overall race leader in the Volvo Ocean Race, finds itself in unfamiliar territory on Friday, re-starting Leg 7 behind the rest of the fleet after a 13-hour pit stop to make repairs. 

The MAPFRE crew re-started Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race at 07:10 UTC Friday morning after stopping near Cape Horn at 18:32 UTC on Thursday evening to repair a luff to leech tear in their mainsail as well as earlier damage to their mast track.

https://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/news/11384_MAPFRE-back-in-the-race-after-13-hour-pit-stop-for-repairs.html

Tracker SUS time is different too-says 16:43, rather than Peter's 18:32. 

So, time out can vary :lol: 

I gave up trying to get that straight this morning.

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How is allocated the "one point" for crossing  Cap Horn first. 

Is the one point added to the leg score or  added to the overall scoring. 

Example : Brunel crossing Cap Horn first and arriving first @ Itajai  : 

  • First case : 1 point for the Cap Horn + 7 for the leg = 8 points multiply by 2 for this leg = 16 points 
  • Second case : 7 points for the leg multiply by 2 = 14 points  + 1 point for cap Horn = 15 points 

 

 

 

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Love this! 

 

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Dee's 'prayer'/ toast was pretty good too 

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21 hours ago
Latest from skipper Dee Caffari onboard Turn the Tide on Plastic:
 
A monumental day.
 
We started the day surfing huge waves on the edge of control in 50 knots of wind, to find ourselves just 1.8 miles from Cape Horn as we passed it in sight of AkzoNobel and Mapfre. The visibility was clear and we could see the snow capped mountains behind as well as the detail of the lighthouse that marks the point.
 
The transition was smooth into the South Atlantic Ocean as we then came on the wind and made a course for outside Staten Island. The icing on the cake was the most beautiful sunset we have seen this leg as a watch change took place allowing most of the crew to see it and round off what was a pretty special day. My cherry on top of my slice of cake was that I also got my favourite freeze dried meal for dinner.
 
The day was emotional as it always is to leave the Southern Ocean. I have mixed emotions, but I am aware that for another time it has been kind to me and allowed me to make a safe passage. The reward today was enabling six new round the world sailors to round the notorious Cape Horn successfully and see the pride, and relief, on their faces. We toasted with rum, there was a big fat cigar in circulation and lots of messages for friends and family in photos being taken to acknowledge this landmark moment. Some may come back some may not, but they deserve the credit for sailing a great Southern Ocean that has culminated in rounding Cape Horn.
 
As far as the race goes, the warm up is finished and the business has to start. We have 2000 miles of lots of mixed up weather to negotiate and lots of opportunities to be had before any boat crosses the finish line in Itajai. So now the hard work starts.
 
Our Cape Horn Toast;
 
"To the first timers, to the old timers, to those that have gone before and those that will follow after and to those who have not made it, never to be forgotten. Thank you Neptune."
 
Dee and Team TTTOP.

https://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/fromtheboats.html

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1 hour ago, despacio avenue said:

Really interesting video, watching the work. However the shore crew guy, Neti  (yes, gluey foulies are a real fashion statement for his fan club!) and this time even Xabi talked really fast in Spanish. Brief summary translation anyone:  Silex or Luis?

https://www.facebook.com/desafiomapfre/videos/1656629464431612/

 

Here’s a subtitled edit from the previous video.

 

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19 minutes ago, BozoC said:

How is allocated the "one point" for crossing  Cap Horn first. 

Is the one point added to the leg score or  added to the overall scoring. 

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  1. 23.2  One bonus point shall be awarded to the winner of each Leg (this is not doubled for the Legs that start in Cape Town, Auckland and Newport), and to the first boat to pass the longitude of Cape Horn (67 16 20W) and to the boat with the lowest overall elapsed time for the Race (not including Leg 5). Boats that do not finish or do not start a Leg will be awarded an elapsed time for that Leg equal to the time of the last boat to finish that Leg plus 24 hours.

Notice of Race shows Cape point , like lowest elapsed point,  not  doubled . 

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58 minutes ago, stief said:

Thanks. I was asking about crediting infosailing, the company, I've been using JBC's index http://vor.jbcsystems.com 

 

OBR Ugo Fonollá
description

Leg 7 from Auckland to Itajai, day 11 on board MAPFRE, Aerial shot, the crew were peeling with 35-40 kts of wind, 28 March, 2018.

filename 13_07_180328_MPF_UGF_00011.jpg
photo M115593 crop110015 800x800 proportional 1522284604E91E.jpg
published Thu, 29 Mar 2018 00:47:58 UTC
team  

After some internet searching, I think infosailing.net comes from Infosailing Gestión, SLU a Spanish marketing company managed by Alejandro Varela, working now for Mapfre team.

See his profile in linkedin https://es.linkedin.com/in/alejandro-varela-piñeiro-b88855135

all are internet public data

luis

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