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  1. is that beacuse you're fed up with being passed by Crocodiles & Coyotees?
  2. No mention of NZ Endevour yet!? She did win the Whitbread in 93-94 Also currently for sale - looks like she needs work. http://yachthub.com/list/yachts-for-sale/used/sail-monohulls/new-zealand-endeavour-bruce-farr-26m-maxi-ketch/152691
  3. maybe the Vestas crew misunderstood the term 'shake out a reef'
  4. So has anyone go the lowdown on what caused the grounding? Presumably it’s a navigation error not gear failure etc. The shoal they hit is charted & was successfully dodged by the other boats so what did Vestas do differently? I would have guessed the blame would lie somewhere between the navigator, skipper, watch captain - whoever was responsible for checking where they were supposed to be at 4am. Was a poor watch handover a key factor? It’s certainly a career limiting move for at least one sailor if not all 8.
  5. the lack of Kiwis must have a part to play in the low interest levels here but the decision to go one design was the last straw for me
  6. "Pour at least half of the bottle of Champagne into the sea from East to West. The remainder may be passed among your guests." "At this point, one bottle of Champagne, less one glass for the master and one glass for the mate are poured into the sea from West to East." outrageous waste of booze! It would be more painful to pour out rum, Id stick to Champagne
  7. a future alternative to Crewfind? http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014-07/15/boat http://www.weareonaboat.com/
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