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GILow 26-02-2015 04:26

I love the Volvo Ocean race
18 days, 5 hours and 21 minutes at sea, and only 1.4 nautical miles separate the top three boats!


I am living on a diet of fingernails here.


Ex-Calif 26-02-2015 05:25

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We went out to watch the inshore racing in Singapore in 2009. Wickedly fast boats. We had to go to a skipper's briefing because we would be in close proximity.

Basically we were told do not try any evasive maneuvers if they appear to be headed at you. They know what they are doing. You can see from the photos how close we were and yes they were headed right at us...

What was amazing was how fast they accelerated after a gybe.

GILow 26-02-2015 05:32

Re: I love the Volvo Ocean race
You lucky bugger! That looks like the original 70 footers, the fast ones! That must have been a brilliant day, and oh so close. What's the wind speed there, looks brisk?

Ex-Calif 26-02-2015 15:26

Re: I love the Volvo Ocean race
It was the end of the northeast monsoon so I reckon between 18-20 kts. No too many white caps.

Greenhand 26-02-2015 15:41

Re: I love the Volvo Ocean race
We have enjoyed their documentaries in the past, but now we get to follow week to week!

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