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  1. RORC Transat Start Lanzarote-Granada.Comanche, Power Play. 30 Yachts
  2. This photo is a sequel to the original "Hubble Ultra Deep Field," a picture the Hubble Space Telescope took in 2003 and 2004 that collected light over many hours to reveal thousands of distant galaxies in what was the deepest view of the universe so far. The XDF goes even farther, peering back 13.2 billion years into the universe's past! https://www.space.com/17755-farthest-universe-view-hubble-space-telescope.html
  3. Busy places, back in the day. Cutty Sark loading wool in Sydney 1910.
  4. Photographer Franco Banfi at Svalbard. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9146989/Arctic-yachtswoman-gets-close-curious-polar-bear-tries-clamber-boat.html
  5. Yes, defiantly Patrick was the star, she was very coy at the start with the camera, they made a good long-distance team. Shocked and disappointed when he died. Was really looking forward to following them to Patagonia, they would have been interesting down there, away from all this milk-run-crap that most of them are doing now.
  6. "The general population doesn't know what's happening, and it doesn't even know that it doesn't know. The indoctrination is so deep, that educated people think they're being objective" Noam Chomsky
  7. Using a Jib Furler System. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nV3_vZ2AAk
  8. Isabelle should make landfall in Les Sables d'Olonne between February 21st & 23rd. The Azores High has shifted westward and leads her further west.
  9. Roger Waters - Pigs (Live) Never lost it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWLBtMz5OuY
  10. Timeless, they don't make them like THAT any-more.
  11. Gipsy Moth IV is for sale..... again! Francis Chichester single-handed the 54ft ketch, built in Honduras Mahogany, around the world in 1967. Following Chichester‘s record breaking voyage Gipsy Moth IV was lifted out and berthed alongside Cutty Sark in Greenwich, where she was left to slowly rot. I think Chichester was fairly fed-up with her by the time he got home! https://www.yachtingmonthly.com/news/gipsy-moth-iv-is-up-for-sale-75769
  12. Pirates, Gulf of Guinea, West Africa, 110nm offshore! https://www.icc-ccs.org/piracy-reporting-centre/live-piracy-map
  13. She's truckin along, but don't sound too happy!
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