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Icedtea

Member Since 12 Oct 2008
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In Topic: New Cubed - First Supermaxi Since Speedboat

Yesterday, 02:16 PM

Hey keep that quiet or a certain poster might come in wanking over WOXI


In Topic: Round Britain & Ireland

20 August 2014 - 09:23 PM

Lula Belle have lost all electrics.

From their Facebook page:

 

"Again a big sorry for not been able to answer everyone's messages. There has been far to many but they are all appriciated.

When we thought nothing else would go wrong our batteries have let us down so we now have no engine.
We have to finish the old way with compass and charts. All safety issues have been covered with battery opperated nav lights and we have radar reflectors raised.
Just 400 nm about left. We just can't quit not. Unless we are holed or demasted Lula Belle will finish this.

Thank again everyone"

 

 

If that isn't being fucking hardcore I don't know what is. 

 

Go n-eirí an fharrange leo, bring her home


In Topic: Round Britain & Ireland

20 August 2014 - 08:20 AM

Bad news from Lula Belle on their latest update. They've apparently destroyed their A2 and A3 and have only 1 small kite left. They've also had their traveller break beyond repair. They intend to continue and hope to finish.


Brand new A2 as well
If anyone can finish it's them

In Topic: Route du Rhum 2014

19 August 2014 - 03:41 PM

That's more than likely because it sailed out of AIS range


In Topic: VOR 2014-15 - Leg 1

19 August 2014 - 02:54 PM

Pascal Bidegorry was an ORMA skipper who won the Figaro and was skipper of BP5 for a while- until they weren't so happy with him being so cautious and waiting for a perfect weather window that never arrived.

 

That cautiousness could well stand to him in the Volvo when holding the boat together could be the name of the game.

Hopefully they're much stronger and reliable this time round though