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Laurent

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Spilled hot tea between her legs. According to Auto-translate its a "Dog Sore!"  I hope they aren't mixing up cats and dogs.
hehehe, I see what you did here....

BTW, in French slang, the female sex is also refered to as a cat (pussy), but more precisely, a female cat: "la chatte" WARNING; this is NOT proper French and considered rude.

In French, when something is really painful, we have a saying; we say it is "un mal de chien": I would rather translate it by "dog's pain".

When you go through a lot of effort / pain to achieve something, you say: "on s'est donné un mal de chien pour faire cela" :  we gave ourselves a dog's pain to do this... In English, you would just say that you went through a lot of pain to do this...

One of those gallicism on which "auto-translate" trips over, on a regular basis...

 
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Rafael

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I am sorry, but I am going to play it hard nose on this one...

Why "it says it all"? What does that comment say exactly? Allow me to paraphase: "I am a French sailor, and I root for my fellow French sailors; but man! That Alex Thomson is on a league on his own!"

I don't see any "talking shit" here. As an offshore sailing afficionado, the person who made that comment has his preferred team/competitor, but recognises the value of the opposition. If anything, it is a true display of sportsmanship.

Unless you wanted to prove my point, and I missed it completely..
"it says it all" refered to Alex's next level or "in his own league" to your... "... 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..." ... my quote was in refering to that phrase and to that sense...

And not to the elaboration you ask initially of "the figaro guys talking shit..." which by the way and honestly I don't give a fck..

 
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Laurent

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One big, BIG, BIG disappointment from this first week of racing is

L'Occitane with Armel Tripon...

28th after one week. TWENTY HEIGHTH !!!

What the fuck happended? I know that he had some issues and decided to go to shore to fix stuff and then changed his mind, but shit... What kind of mindset must he be in???

 

Miffy

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Losing that J3 stay the way he did prob doesn’t give the skipper much confidence re the rig in the stronger conditions... I think the foiling imocas now virtually all use the J3 as the heavy air foiling working headsail 

 

serialsailor

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One big, BIG, BIG disappointment from this first week of racing is

L'Occitane with Armel Tripon...

28th after one week. TWENTY HEIGHTH !!!

What the fuck happended? I know that he had some issues and decided to go to shore to fix stuff and then changed his mind, but shit... What kind of mindset must he be in???
He broke a sail hook and had to repair. Now the weather makes it hard for him to catch the trade winds. He knows he has a fast boat and can pass slower boats with patience. The race is still long. Just read the articles about it. He seemed happy to have been able to repair and continue the race. I also would have liked to see him and his boat in the leading group battle it out but his position right know is very explanable given what happened.

 

Varan

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He broke a sail hook and had to repair. Now the weather makes it hard for him to catch the trade winds. He knows he has a fast boat and can pass slower boats with patience. The race is still long. Just read the articles about it. He seemed happy to have been able to repair and continue the race. I also would have liked to see him and his boat in the leading group battle it out but his position right know is very explanable given what happened.
He also expects to be 1000nm behind at the doldrums, so he will have some catching up to do.

 

Varan

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20201115_142205.jpg The chasing foilers are picking up speed...

 
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Miffy

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Little ecosystem inside a line inspection wet sump on BP (ex-SMA). Wonder how long ago the little crab go in there and has been hitchhiking and eating the biofouling.

 

k-f-u

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in this vid taken during the passage of Theta, the windward foil is deployed (not sure if fully, but quite a bit anyway). Is this used to stabilize the boat? Or to slow it down on purpose?

 

stief

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So who hits 500 first?

(500 nm / 24 hours)
*When* is tricky. Not a lot of runway before the doldrums. Thomas Charlie and Alex have a chance in the next day. After that . . .  it may be a week before conditions set up again. 

Then  . . .  Charles on EdeRoth.   :)

 

jack_sparrow

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Likewise for the Sunday Telegraph.  Sailing rarely gets a mention in the British press unless it is about Sir Ben...

Very disappointing.
You won't see sailing outside UK in the Brit yellow press let alone something that even smells French. Times and Financial Times exceptions from time to time.  BBC had AT on just before start. Ignored Sam and Pip and two women too boot which is clueless. 

To raise my personal support level for AT I think of HB as a German team and AT is German but with Brit teeth. 

Don't start me on fucking Sir Ben. 

 
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jack_sparrow

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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...
No he is German.

To raise my personal support level for AT I think of HB as a German team and AT is German but with Brit teeth. 

 




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