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Icedtea

Member Since 12 Oct 2008
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In Topic: Vendee Globe 2016?

Yesterday, 05:30 PM

I am in awe of Rich. 

Didn't follow him too much during the race, wish I had now. The facebook live feed in the studio after he finished was fantastic, even inspirational. 

 

I love how into the educational program he was running he is, and he said something that I think sums up his attitude more than anything:

When asked how he felt about being the oldest sailor in the race, he replied with something like "If you still have the ability to do something, I feel you have an obligation to". He also said he felt a bit of a fraud getting all the attention as the oldest as Nandor was less than a year younger than him and finished almost 2 weeks before. 

What a man.


In Topic: Vendee Globe 2016?

20 February 2017 - 06:35 PM

Nice to see Alan in today, considering the scare he had in the southern ocean i have big respect for that guy. 

What scare is this? 


In Topic: Vendee Globe 2016?

17 February 2017 - 05:28 PM

Delighted for Arnaud to finish. 

Great guy with a pretty inspiring story IIRC


In Topic: Vendee Globe 2016?

12 February 2017 - 01:24 PM

Delighted Sebastian's still trucking along, he represents the real adventurers in the race. 

Wonder if Pieter wishes he'd went for a boat more like Enda and Seb when he was buying??


In Topic: Vendee Globe 2016?

01 February 2017 - 01:06 PM

Loius Isn't far away now, next one in :) Nice to see everyone is heading back, guess the next interesting part will be the gaggle of boats from 9th place to 15th. 

Louis has sailed a great race, will be interesting to see what he can do next lap around with a more modern boat. 

 

Has probably sailed the loneliest race of them all too