Possible. But what about food? No way is a Frenchman going to eat British freeze dried.Okay, so now we can happily speculate about how Kevin gets to Cape Town. My guess is Jean waits for Alex to pick him up. They will be in much calmer seas 24 hours from now, although such a transfer is obviously still risky.
I cried too, tears of joy. Haven't been able to do anything constructive since news Kevin had to abandon ship. All I could think of was him on board Dong Feng in the last two VORs, fixing stuff, smiling, climbing the mast (as Shanghai recalled up thread), and, particularly, in the last VOR, cradling his then very young daughter, and his wife and young son, during a couple Port visits. Followed him in his preparation for the VG, said up thread he was, and remains, the guy who would be at the top of my list of crew I would go offshore with. Charles Caudralier sang Kevin's, and his other former DF teammate Jeremie Beyou, recently. I am now so relived, so happy for Kevin's family, friends, supporters, shore crew, and proud of those competitors who so quickly rerouted to search for him. The racing community has done good today!I can't believe i cried - tears of relief. I know (thank goodness it wasn't "knew") Kevin from 2 DFRT campaigns and not only a sailor, consummate seaman and engineer a hell of a nice guy. It has been a long fraught sleepless night waiting for this news and dreading the alternative.
Well done Jean and props to the other guys who didn't hesitate to suspend racing and join in the search.
I actually bounced up and down on my office chair when i read roblynn's post (post 6080).
Such incredibly good news.
I'm gonna stop typing before i get too emotional.
Off to bed
Seen the Weather routing plugin? (gotta scroll 2/3 down ). Many Anarchists behind that too . Sat AIS plots might well be next judging by this thread . Not quite there yet.Thanks!
It really enlivens the coverage and would probably have great safety benefits. One to think about for future editions
Yes! I can't wait to hear the story told in full detail from the comfort of someplace warm and dry. I need to learn French.Big shout out obviously to Jean Le Cam. How fitting. He could still snag a podium but no matter his result he will be seen as a HERO for his involvement. As I've said before this is akin to being on Everest carrying out a rescue in my eyes. Also well done to everyone on these forums that relayed positive info, collated AIS tracks and whatever information they could get their hands on to make sense of what was unfolding. Today was a good day.! Kevin will have some stories to tell as will JLC. Don't under estimate what just went down. Cheers guys..!
Imagine how whiny of a little bitch a competitor have to be to be upset they lost a final position because of a redress for a rescue in week 2 of a 10+ week event.FFS. He's safe, and already people want to decide the race?
Can we get the facts first? Has the RO ever unjustly penalized a boat for assisting another?
Look at the time line. It's complicated. How many hours between each fact?
When did he abandon? When did the RO know? When was JLC and the others redirected. Where and when did JLC and the others begin racing?
FFS! He's safe, but there are many others out there who still have to round a few more capes.
Lost me here. Sailing Anarchy?