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Old 27-10-2009, 13:15   #901
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WOW!!!!!!!! you just dont get it !!!! But hey its all good no worries!!!!
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Old 27-10-2009, 13:18   #902
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WOW!!!!!!!! you just dont get it !!!! But hey its all good no worries!!!!
I don't think I get it, either. Can you elucidate please?
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Old 27-10-2009, 13:28   #904
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Nice try,,, not going backwards in conversation..
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Old 27-10-2009, 15:47   #906
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I think a few people are letting their imaginations run wild here. I can't for a moment imagine she will be faking it. However, when the on line tracking system is up, and IF it has some sort of time delay, I can well imagine that that would work to the Team's advantage. For instance, it would enable her sponsors Ten One HD and Chanel Ten ( who have already had access to special on board interviews and footage prior to and since departure) to get one of their crews or their affiliates' crews out ahead of the pack for first footage if anything particularly dramatic were to occur during the voyage.
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Just a note on the "Spot" tracking system.There are huge holes that aren't covered by Spot,especially in the South Pacific,check their website.
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I am a little envious of the young lady. Her window of fair weather has been phenomenal.Have tried to sail to Lord Howe twice and turned back twice because of atrocious weather. I also spend a lot of time at my house on Norfolk Island. The fronts keep marching through, and it is rare to have an extended period of settled weather.
The flipside is that by sailing so far without being tested, her hard times will come when she is well and truly out of reach!

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Just as there are lingering questions about whether she was under power when she rammed the Silver Yang at 7 kts,
No there's not - the ATSB report found her to have been under sail. There is no evidence to the contrary.
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No there's not - the ATSB report found her to have been under sail. There is no evidence to the contrary.
You can't edict that others don't have lingering questions, logic doesn't work that way.

The preliminary report does not claim to have any evidence that she was under sail, it only states that she was reportedly under sail while doing 7 kts during the night while she was below, sleeping.

There has been no explanation of how she climbed 20' up the mast in the dark to cut the sail down, from the boom to the break and from the break to the masthead. The sail which is still attached partway up the mast is a furled headsail, it is not the main which is flaked across the boom.


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The report says she had to cut away the head sail.
Doesn't say the main was up. I sailed that way last weeken and it was quite nice. You could argue with me that I wasn't but seems pointless. She should not have been sleeping that near to known traffic. That's the bitch if single handing even fatigued you have got to make good choices. If hitting the dude of a ship is the worse that comes out of this she ll be lucky
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Just a note on the "Spot" tracking system.There are huge holes that aren't covered by Spot,especially in the South Pacific,check their website.


Perhaps.


However the normal course of action is for the sailor to include their current position with each [B]log entry. Easy, acurate and free. For the world to see.

No need for fancy devices if you're on the up and up.
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