Yep and the French have shown with the Tour de France (the one with drugs and bikes involved) that there is knowledge on how to do this properly. I am not a fan of the TdF event but the media coverage is impressive.
Just the wrong people dealing with the Vendee now? They need to change this.
Absolutely, and my take is that the organizers remain into a mode where it is "a local authority organizing a race with some international reach" where it should be " an international race with local authorities involvement".
Smells like a huge politicaly influenced event (beause funding comes...
I also like the idea of the sponsor (Advens, the one that pays the bills) giving up their media exposure to Linkedout that seems to be a sort of networking tool for jobseekers that need help to find a job.
He was doing a routine check of the boat and found water in the front compartment. A valve failed and he did a quick and dirty lashing (?) for now. Tacking in one hour, will do the repairs then. He is sponging (sic).
Depending on what/how things have failed when the sail went down, I suspect there might be potential damage to the mast where the halyard exits. The lock is supposed to handle all loads so when it it not doing its job, until the sail is not under load anymore, the hole in the mast is what has to...