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  1. My great-uncle Ashton, who was a ship's carpenter on Cape Horner square riggers before and after the Great War. Family joke that Ashton had been around the Horn more times that he could remember, but never visited the Calf of Man, which was just 4 miles from the village. I cherish the few of his wood-working tools of which I'm the custodian (and are still in use).
  2. New job opportunities in Ireland, Spain and the Netherlands. Yet another Brexit benefit .... https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/feb/21/sussex-medicines-firm-takes-production-line-abroad-white-van-beat-brexit-ban
  3. And other hazards. https://gcaptain.com/vendee-globe-skipper-says-bulker-captain-needed-some-convincing-in-high-seas-crossing-situation/
  4. Guardian obit https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/jan/26/bob-fisher-former-world-champion-sailor-and-guardian-writer-dies-aged-85
  5. Seems to me that the Tories would prefer that impressionable young voters didn't get the opportunity to experience the benefits of the EU and keeping them out of Erasmus furthers that aim.
  6. According to today's Vendee Live, they are c. 6 days behind le Cléac'h's 2016 pace; make of that what you will.
  7. As long as you train the whales to obey the stop signs.
  8. Let's just drop in a few more UFOs ... https://gcaptain.com/estimated-1900-containers-lost-or-damaged-on-one-apus/
  9. Guardian story, nothing new. https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/dec/01/french-skipper-kevin-escoffier-rescued-after-yacht-broke-in-half-in-round-the-world-race-sailing
  10. But, but George III was mad ..... and your point is?
  11. having first dug a wide trench, filled with water, and across which you have to paddle in a rubber dinghy.
  12. Having a UK registration plate would be more impressive too ....
  13. And some beautifully European (French) music. Trust Mr Ineos enjoyed that.
  14. For those of us in NW Europe, please may we have Decca back? Helmsperson: "Navigator, where are we?" Navigator: "Decca says about two miles north of Bournemouth" Meeting Loran in the Med was a pleasure, both in usability and accuracy.
  15. There should be a special prize for the sailor holding the lead most often.
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