Jump to content

Recommended Posts

  • Replies 13.3k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

":A 2h18 heure française, le team PRB a été informé du sauvetage de Kevin Escoffier par Jean Le Cam. " Kevin has been rescued.  

Give it a rest chaps. HB was another attempt at evolution, and they should be applauded for spending a fuck ton of money to do so. If you want to try and be innovative you run the risk of breakages al

VG sailors at sea in the rough A translation: JLC: Damien can you receive me ? DS: Yes Jean I can (garbled)... I don't think you're receiving me that well but I receive you very well. JL

Posted Images

2 minutes ago, Corryvreckan said:

Boris at 92 miles and 16 kts (by latest tracker) is ... 5.76 hrs, but he'll have a gybe to do, and that'll add a few extra miles.

Will be tough. He would need current and wind to cooperate

Link to post
Share on other sites

Congrats for line honours. Exceptional!

Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, ctutmark said:

In the flyover pics from near Cape Horn they were visible too

Not that close, and he did not dare to cut them in the last sprint...
He was my race favourite, and maybe he will win :)

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, LeoV said:

Not that close, and he did not dare to cut them in the last sprint...
He was my race favourite, and maybe he will win :)

In the live video feed you can see the foil tip moving vertically as it loads and unloads through the waves. I had Charlie and Thomas as my top two, part of the Mini Alumni 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, haribo said:

8 tons on bobstay? speed 7kn something brocken?

 

5 minutes ago, stief said:

Looks like it. merde merde merde. 20 mins so far.

 

3 minutes ago, laser 173312 said:

Who?

 

Boris... probably dropped the stick ;)

 https://exocet.cloud/grafana/d/bsbc_5MGz/malizia-public-dashboard?orgId=15&from=now-24h&to=now&theme=dark&kiosk&refresh=5m

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, k-f-u said:

If that was the case the loads would have went to zero once it broke. 

They have not. 

 

Chill out. 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, trimfast said:

As much as I understand the times for redress for the rescue, the image they played of the tracker kind of makes me feel like this should still go to Charlie.

Unless Le Cam makes a miracle comeback :blink:. But I do hope Charlie can keep his win.

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, DtM said:

Or keeping quiet for the final run home.

What advantage could that give him? Decisions have been made.

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, JeronimoII said:

all data lost on Boris dashboard. Either connection problem, or major fuck up

Perhaps just crashed under the weight of refreshes from concerned SA readers? ;)

Hope he’s OK and can get back up to speed promptly though. Can’t imagine how devastating it would be to have a serious issue so close to the finish.  

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, Varan said:

Speared a whale? Hopefully not another boat.

The fact he’s continued making way at 6-8kn with no deviation from course gives hope it’s not a serious collision. But definitely something wrong. :(
 

ETA - posted before I saw the updates about a fishing boat. Shit. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Hitchhiker said:

WTF!!??

Hang on. How is German TV coverage getting that news?  

@micha571, Just read.

They only said on the german news livestream that Boris has send a short message that he did hit a fishing boat. Only that, no more details.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, k-f-u said:

"rammed" (literaly) a fishing boat, port foil damaged, Boris ok, tries to get to the finish

https://www.ndr.de/sport/mehr_sport/Nacht-der-Entscheidung-Vendee-Globe-jetzt-live,segeln1178.html

Whew--he's OK. Thanks for that, but oh merde. Such sad news for such a great effort.

Really hope it was a fishing boat that's OK, but from a country far, far, away.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Boris now seems to be getting 5 min interval position updates, despite being outside the 60nm bubble. 

Still tracking on previous course at 7.5kn - maybe foil or rig damage and he’s had to depower?

Whatever’s happened, how bloody cruel. Just when you thought you’d seen it all in this race... :o

Link to post
Share on other sites

His data shows that he changed course all of a sudden and then continued slowly in the right direction....

German TV-comment said they are not sure because they didn't have detailed infos from Boris...shhh...fffu....

Bildschirmfoto 2021-01-27 um 21.35.29.png

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, stief said:

Whew--he's OK. Thanks for that, but oh merde. Such sad news for such a great effort.

Really hope it was a fishing boat that's OK, but from a country far, far, away.

European union is unravelling!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Der Hamburger Skipper hat möglicherweise ein Fischerboot gerammt, ein Foil, also einer der Tragflügel, soll defekt sein. Er scheint unversehrt, hat aber massiv an Geschwindigkeit verloren.

The skipper from Hamburg has probably hit a fishing boat. A foil should be broken. He seems unhurt, but has a major speedlos

That's all at the moment.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, yl75 said:

Holy shit ! Any more details ?

the commentators in the livestream said: "rammed" (literaly) a fishing boat, port foil damaged, Boris ok, tries to get to the finish.

But a few minutes later, they are reluctant to speculate since they don't have any official info from the team. But sounded like they got a whatsapp - probably directly from Boris. In the EN live a couple of days ago, they were joking how active Boris still is in the whatsapp groups.

https://www.ndr.de/sport/mehr_sport/Nacht-der-Entscheidung-Vendee-Globe-jetzt-live,segeln1178.html

Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, k-f-u said:

"rammed" (literaly) a fishing boat, port foil damaged, Boris ok, tries to get to the finish

https://www.ndr.de/sport/mehr_sport/Nacht-der-Entscheidung-Vendee-Globe-jetzt-live,segeln1178.html

I speak some german so the translation:

 

9:27 pm
An obvious drama involving Boris Herrmann!
The Hamburg skipper may have rammed a fishing boat. He seems uninjured, but has lost speed massively.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Unf@cking believable. Hope everyone is okay, or that it was a fishing net. Seems likely since he is continuing on and not rendering assistance. 

Edit... maybe a big ass fishing boat that didn't even feel it.

Link to post
Share on other sites