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#21 Fish

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 11:07 AM

If there is not some sort of cover up regarding the Vestas incident, there is certainly the strong smell of a PR shutdown, or just a complete lack of leadership from race management. Remember the CEO, Mark Turner, quit on the eve of the race start. Whoever is in there now certainly wasn't head hunted for the position.

On the fixing front, hard to understand how you can fix a race like that.
But I still don't understand how Skallywag can almost run into a reef, loose 50 miles, when they were already at the back of the fleet, and in a one design fleet somehow go on to win the leg into their home port...
Not to mention the time the last recovering their MoB on this leg, two f*ck ups and still win?

Must have amazing luck.
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#22 Willow

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 07:27 PM

As it is an ongoing investigation I think it make sense to wait for the findings to be released before the organisers make to many comments.

 

Re Scallywag if you were watching the tracker you would have seen how it happened, basically everyone was well north chasing breeze and Scallywag (in last place with nothing to lose) took a punt and made a hard left which paid off big time.

No massive conspiracy there. Ehman is just a sh*t stirrer of the highest order.


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#23 raz88

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:43 AM

Yep that was exactly what happened with Scallywag and how they got ahead.

I don't agree with some of the way it's run, but I don't believe for a second that the results are rigged.

Scallywag are actually leading this leg at the moment too.
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#24 JK

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:01 AM

Scallywag has done it again... cut the corner & now ahead of the fleet.


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#25 raz88

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:13 AM

Looking like they're in better breeze and extending too.
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#26 waikiore

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:49 AM

Heading for YDL's shed maybe


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#27 JK

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:35 AM

5 days racing & two pairs of boats separated East-West by 35nm, each pair within a few hundred metres of each other, & within 1nm difference in distance to go... then the two that were trailing 50nm in front!!!


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