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Post by slainte »

Hey Driko, think your spinnacher mite be fouling your hull :)
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...the crew starts opening cans...and...well...headsail changes just don't happen!!
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Yep... :lol:
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Wish i had some to open :lol:
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See that big wall of spray off to the East? That's Warrigal!!
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Post by slainte »

Hey , who turned the world upside down and didn,t tell the sun :lol: :lol: :lol:
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West, I meant, West, godammit, and I was even thinking West as I wrote East.
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Post by slainte »

Hey guys , anyone game to guess when we,re gunna hit Cape Town.
I,m reckoning not in the near future 8) :lol:
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Could be a long trip. Looks like it's on the nose pretty well all the way after we cross the Equator.
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Heading dead south for 4 days straight... it's just like being on Lake Burley Griffin.
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Have a close look at one of the leading boats, diouck56, if he misses the island it will be by the barest margin. I wouldn't be cutting it that fine in a leading position!! :shock:
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Warrigal150 wrote:Have a close look at one of the leading boats, diouck56, if he misses the island it will be by the barest margin. I wouldn't be cutting it that fine in a leading position!! :shock:
He might lose a bit of virtual gel coat on a virtual bommie but there's virtually no worries.
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You're a long way in shore, there, Brolga. It gets pretty light around the corner...
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Yeah, I'm playing the waiting game. Hoping the wind will turn in another 24 hours and let me gybe out to sea before I hit the slow stuff further south.

One of my colleagues is 330nm SSW of me right now, I'm hoping to close a little on him before the equator. Last one to the Cape buys a six pack. We do it every race, loser buys the winner a six pack from the country/region where the race ends.

Even virtual sailing needs beer.
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Does my head in. Every time I put a slight west trajectory on my course I lose places hand over fist. I know it doesn't mean much, but I'd like to be in the top 10,000 for a while at least. I know if I simply head East I'll gain places by the thousand. A real patience game.
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Hey kj watch out 4 that virtual island in front of your virtual bow 8)
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Post by slainte »

Well caught kj but have a look at the no. 1 boat alto, ya reckon his virtual crew mite be asleep :lol:
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The only day I don't check and a bloody Island pops up. (':oops:')

Thanks for the wake up slainte.
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Still a couple of bommies you might want to watch, Keith. Not sure whether they stop you or not.

I have befriended the front runner just so I can watch him crash. He has about an hour to get to his computer.
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Talking about loosing a bit of virtual gel coat. :shock:

Taking the scenic route. :wink:
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UNFKNBLVBLE!!!!!!!! That Alto (running first) missed running aground by 1 mile last night, I watched it update by update, only to let himself get beached today!!!

What is it with these inshore boats, is there some sort of advantage in coast hugging or are they just scared?
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Post by slainte »

have u noticed how many times hes hit the coast 2day & he,s still in 1st pos 8)
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Post by MargGannet »

Think how the crow flies to the finish!!!

Sounds like pinball, bouncing off the rocks though! :lol:
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If you zoom in real close he has sailed across the western tip of the island :lol: 8)
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If you want to get depressed, check your position on this link.....

http://vr-annexe.akroweb.fr/carte-sat-v ... php?sat=26

You have to be in the top 10,000 but where on the chart you can only see a few boats ahead, this puts your position in real perspective!!
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