Fuck the establishment:lol: Personally, I rather like that the Brits have a system of making outlier figures, like Tracy Edwards, formally acceptable to the establishment.
Please post on githubI made a webscraper in python (just for the hell of it) to extract the updates from the VG site and save in Expedition format. If anybody is interested I can post the code somewhere.
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Can you elaborate about the Figaro guys who talked shit???Before VG: AT dOesn’t tRaIn wITh fRenCh his tactics will be poor, boat speed will be missing and can’t measure his pace.
One week into VG: ...guess the guy who has sailed it for 20 years remembers something more than Figaro guys who talked shit before their boat was even launched.
He will most likely hit something if past history means anything. h34r:
Or break something, as in 2004.
(ghoul link, but I do like the rudder repair story a few minutes later)
Agree. And to all. Hoping this edition will see the most boats finish.Best wishes for ATR and HB team
Can you elaborate about the Figaro guys who talked shit???
I think that all real French contenders know very well that AT is one of the top contenders. His mode of operation - training on his own without any confrontation to other boats - is not new; and everybody knows it works for him (2 podiums in the last 2 VG are here to prove it). But that mode of operation does not really lead to "camaraderie" or help create a relationship with the other skippers.
It does not mean that he is not well respected by the other skippers, even if some of them may have a hard time to admit it, because, yeah, you know, there is that other thing as well... He is a Brit...
Fify.Agree. And to all. Hoping this edition will see all the
Well then. “The Vendée Globe is a fuck a day.” So much for auto-translation.
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@stief reported that he had electrical problems:Sorry if this has been asked already, but what’s up with Corum/Troussel? Blistering speed at the start, taking only 35 minutes to sail through the fleet after starting late at the wrong end of the line. Lately has slowed a lot, and the tracker had the boat in single digits for a few scheds.
I was able to understand that she was burned but not the full picture. Thank you for the clarification. I think...So what happened?
Clarisse explains that she was preparing her first hot drink since the start; she boiled some water to make a tea, poured it in her cup and held the cup between her legs... and spilled the whole drink...
Spilled hot tea between her legs. According to Auto-translate its a "Dog Sore!" I hope they aren't mixing up cats and dogs.Well then. “The Vendée Globe is a fuck a day.” So much for auto-translation.
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A comment extracted from an Alex report video says it all,
As a french sailor I should support my fellow Frenchman sailors but man that's hard not to become a fan of Alex and his team right away. they are next level!