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#1 JK

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 08:42 AM

Having practiced collisions in the last race, Vestas has perfected the art to the point they can now hit another boat!!

 

http://www.volvoocea...-Hong-Kong.html

 

 


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#2 Willow

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 12:56 PM

A  bit early for jokes, 10 fisherman pulled out of the water after their boat sunk and 2 airlifted to hospital.


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Posted 20 January 2018 - 03:57 PM

Looks like there was a death. :cry:


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Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 05:28 PM

They do have form (for collisions).

 

How do you tell when a boat is cursed?

 

Not so many superstitious sailors around these days, but sometimes you have to ask the question.


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#5 RushMan

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 06:25 PM

They do have form (for collisions).

How do you tell when a boat is cursed?

Not so many superstitious sailors around these days, but sometimes you have to ask the question.


This one is the old Alvimedica (source SA)
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#6 raz88

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 08:01 PM

Have to feel for them.  Without knowing exactly what happened, it's pretty easy to imagine coming into HK being a wall of lights, and doing 20+ it being pretty easy in the dark to not see a small dark shape or even a lit shape with a huge cities lights behind it.  


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#7 DanInEurope

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 06:09 AM

Wonder what the fishing boat looks like, must have been small and wooden to have come off second best

 

http://www.scmp.com/...at-crashes-near


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#8 Knot Me... maybe

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 08:59 AM

The waters are fill of low wooded wooden no or piss poor lighted next to no or simply no radar reflection boats.

 

For only one to be hit is pretty good going.


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Posted 22 January 2018 - 09:28 AM

Do you think for they will drop Hong Kong as a stop for the next race, due to this?


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 01:36 PM

Read somewhere that Franck Cammas has commented that they had to slalom their way through the final stretch into Hong Kong. I can’t find the article, but he says along the lines of they were coming in at 20+ knots with water over the decks and there were boats all over the place, which they had to avoid in the dark.
Very dangerous.
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