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Old 01-05-2015, 09:51   #151
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Re: Interesting 'bluewater' test !! RTW

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Not sure if this has been mentioned already in this thread, but how could the race possibly check for cheating?

These days any tablet, smartphone, and even some watches run GPS. Unless they give each boat a very thorough searching along with a strip search of every crewmember before the race, how would they know if someone snuck a GPS device aboard?

Heck, even with those precautions, an enterprisng person could simply pre-position a device at a buoy and pick it up during the race.
Racers always push the rules to the max.

I think anything is usually OK as long as you don't get caught .........
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Not sure if this has been mentioned already in this thread, but how could the race possibly check for cheating?
One of the skipper of the original race, a Briton (cannot remember his name) turned down the offer to have a radio fitted on his boat.
A journalist asked him what about if you have a major problem with your boat ?
His answer :
" I hope I will sink like a Gentleman".
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Old 04-05-2015, 23:14   #153
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The Scuttlebut link is a news release. Here's the official site...

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The limit for entries has been reached. There is now a wait list for entry if someone drops out.

So, plenty of interest.....
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