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Old 12-12-2014, 21:37   #226
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You obviously haven't seen post #100.
He only carries them for destinations, or the finish line of each leg.
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Re: Team Vestas hits reef

Interesting in depth interview with skipper.

Video: Team Vestas Wind Skipper Chris Nicholson's In-Depth Discussion on Indian Ocean Grounding - gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News
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Re: Team Vestas hits reef

Interesting article on the salvage operations.
Salvors Detail the Recovery of Team Vestas Wind - gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News
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Funny conincidence!

That was interesting - and good to know a reef hasn't been littered with carbon fibre waste...





Also, a little bit of trivia which might be of mild interest to a few cruisers: The company 'Raphael-Fishing' which supported the salvage twigged something in my mind. Looking it up, it turns out that it was the outfit which Bernard Moitessier worked for in 1953/54 after his shipwreck on Diego Garcia, and it was through working for them on Cargados-Carajos that he made the money to build Marie-Therese II when he returned to Mauritius. He mentions that they were about to be out-competed by Indian imports, but apparently they have survived another 60 years! (the French seem to have a knack for keeping their businesses afloat while others come and go). So then, a company to which the cruising world owes a big debt of gratitude as well, never mind a few navigationally-challenged racers! Sailing to the Reefs is well worth a read, as are the rest of his books.

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(...) The company 'Raphael-Fishing' which supported the salvage twigged something in my mind. Looking it up, it turns out that it was the outfit which Bernard Moitessier worked for in 1953/54 after his shipwreck on Diego Garcia, and it was through working for them on Cargados-Carajos that he made the money to build Marie-Therese II when he returned to Mauritius. He mentions that they were about to be out-competed by Indian imports, but apparently they have survived another 60 years! (the French seem to have a knack for keeping their businesses afloat while others come and go). So then, a company to which the cruising world owes a big debt of gratitude as well, never mind a few navigationally-challenged racers! Sailing to the Reefs is well worth a read, as are the rest of his books.

I absolutely LOVE your rant! I did not know this part of cruising and sailing history! Great read. THX

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I absolutely LOVE your rant! I did not know this part of cruising and sailing history! Great read. THX

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I'm glad! I was a bit pleased with myself for making that connection.
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(the French seem to have a knack for keeping their businesses afloat while others come and go)
Really? I would think if anybody would be considered to have a knack for it, it would be the Germans. Siemens, BASF, Thyssen Krupp, BMW, Hugo Boss.....
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Really? I would think if anybody would be considered to have a knack for it, it would be the Germans. Siemens, BASF, Thyssen Krupp, BMW, Hugo Boss.....
It's not important, and completely O-T, but Japan wins this by a landslide. Germany second, and surprising to me, my own country third. French just behind us, so they don't do badly at all.

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Very weird to see a company alive from 578AD. Fascinating!


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That was interesting - and good to know a reef hasn't been littered with carbon fibre waste...





Also, a little bit of trivia which might be of mild interest to a few cruisers: The company 'Raphael-Fishing' which supported the salvage twigged something in my mind. Looking it up, it turns out that it was the outfit which Bernard Moitessier worked for in 1953/54 after his shipwreck on Diego Garcia, and it was through working for them on Cargados-Carajos that he made the money to build Marie-Therese II when he returned to Mauritius. He mentions that they were about to be out-competed by Indian imports, but apparently they have survived another 60 years! (the French seem to have a knack for keeping their businesses afloat while others come and go). So then, a company to which the cruising world owes a big debt of gratitude as well, never mind a few navigationally-challenged racers! Sailing to the Reefs is well worth a read, as are the rest of his books.
Oh man.... Looks like I was right....

They are going to need a few new rudder bearings...

Great history lesson europaflyer!!! THANKS!
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It's not important, and completely O-T, but Japan wins this by a landslide. Germany second, and surprising to me, my own country third. French just behind us, so they don't do badly at all.

List of oldest companies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Very weird to see a company alive from 578AD. Fascinating!


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Great stuff JazzyO!
Thanks for the link... +1
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Re: Team Vestas hits reef

I was just farting around in my library and found this:

http://www.volvooceanrace.com/static...march-2015.pdf

A bit old but still interesting read.

Happy navigation to all


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