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    Noonsite, clearing in and entering territorial waters

    Again, not true. Territorial limits are marked on all charts.
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    Noonsite, clearing in and entering territorial waters

    Definitly not true in the Eastern Med, going between Turkish and Greek waters is done as all the time as part of passages up and down the Aegean.
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    Noonsite, clearing in and entering territorial waters

    The actual wording is as below, taken from the United Nations Convention  on the Law of the Sea. It says that passage includes anchoring and stopping? Is this intepretation correct? CUFFY SECTION 3. INNOCENT PASSAGE IN THE TERRITORIAL SEA SUBSECTION A. RULES APPLICABLE TO ALL SHIPS...
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    Top Down Furler

    Been cruising for 4 years around Med on 36 ft cat. Top down furlers on A2 and A3 kites about 90m2. A3 furls much easier and have never had a problem with this sail. Do not use winches to furl, just pull the line! A2 is more of a problem and have a couple of wraps as described sailorman 44 but...
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    do big race boats depreciate?

    Was in Valencia marina couple of years ago and it was just sitting  there
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    Sydney to Hobart 2019

    Got Marine Traffic and Vessel Finder and Alive isn't showing up on AIS?? Protest??
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    Fastnet 2019

    The last boat racing has just finished, Grand Slam,so a hearty congratulations to the crew for their perseverance
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    Practical experience with Li Batteries on raceboats?

    I have a lfp bank on board and to save changing the whole charging systems I left a small LA for starting the engines and then a B2B charger as the only charge source connected to the lfp bank. This is full programmable for ALL voltages and and durations. It also has limits the charge current so...
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    Fastnet 2019

    I have a friend on Grand Slam with 150nm still to go, could be a bumpy finish for them. Current forecast giving gusts to 45
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    Are you sure you want a cat the size of a badminton court?

    That Cat is about 10 down  from us at Licata (Sicily) this winter ........ beautiful  
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    Brexit, WTF

    LONDON - For the first time in seven years, the Eurozone's economy grew quicker than the UK's last year, data from Eurostat confirmed. Eu has done very well! The unemployment rate in the Euro Area was steady at 8.1 percent in October of 2018, the same as in each of the previous three months...
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Has HB gone to far?? Any one run the routing on that?
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    The French maths teacher would be going. Do we know what he uses as storm tactics? Interesting that with these boats keep going appears to be the better strategy.
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    ha ha!
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    I had coppercoat applied a couple of years ago and it has worked for me. In the Med through this summer there has been a slime build up but half an hour in the water with a sponge makes short work of that!
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Think I spoke to early, going backwards Is not fast!
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Suzy appears to have had a little wiggle on the last week, has been closing consistently.
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    Asymetric or Code Zero for my Jeanneau 39i

    I have assymetrics and code 0 on my cruising cat and do tend to use the 0 more often. The bottom up furling on code 0 is easier and more reliable than the top down required for the A2. We have a pole and pole out the 0 to run deep, but that's being lazy as cruising sailors are!
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Bugger as well, The Race between the 2 frogs was interesting to watch.
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Has Are Wiig enough diesel to run his engine all the way around?!? He has had impressive boat speed over the last week, caught up and now in probably a real 3rd / 4th.