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Old 01-01-2015, 20:49   #1
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Team Vestas coming back

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Old 01-01-2015, 21:40   #2
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What an effort! Good on 'em!
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Ain't Sponsership a wonderful thing!
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Old 01-01-2015, 22:38   #4
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I was telling my brother after they grounded how I really hoped they'd find a way back. Obviously won't be a contender for the win, but definitely a feel good story for everyone watching, and will be a HUGE moral boost for the team to get back on the water and turn it around after what happened.
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They pretty much salvaged everything off the boat. It seems like all they need is a new hull and some yard time to get back in the race. As a project manager, stuff like that intrigues me.
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Spectacular achievements thus far, and great spirit!

They're going to need some new rudder bearings though...
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pft, it'll buff right out!
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Slap some Cetol on it.
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Terrific job by salvage team to refloat the boat.
I am surprised that local government did not get involved with ecology claims to screw things up.

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