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Title: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: Belker on July 27, 2022, 04:08:35 pm
https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2022/0726/1312348-pat-lawless/ (https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2022/0726/1312348-pat-lawless/)

I have been watching this fella fer a while now.
The race kicks off on Sept 4th, should be interesting to follow.
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: Bob Shillin on July 27, 2022, 04:21:51 pm
Looks like a wonderful adventure.  I really hope that he achieves his dream, and even if he doesn't, at least he knows he tried, and won't die "wondering".
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: Belker on July 27, 2022, 04:36:38 pm
Looks like a wonderful adventure.  I really hope that he achieves his dream, and even if he doesn't, at least he knows he tried, and won't die "wondering".
Totally agree Harry.
I'm going mad that he left Crosshaven this morning (only about 20 mins away from me) and I didn't know about it, I would have been there to show my support and wave him off.
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: Belker on July 27, 2022, 04:40:15 pm
The runners and riders;

https://goldengloberace.com/skippers/#2022

The Yank Guy de Boer looks like a proper serious sailor.
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: Belker on September 04, 2022, 06:52:01 pm
AND THERE OFF !

Pat Lawless (IRL).

"My strategy is to push the boat as hard as I can when it is safe to do so. If it’s not safe, I’ll respect the ocean. The last thing you want to do is cause damage to the boat. This is a long race. You have to be patient. I entered to compete and I think I have a great chance of winning, and by Christ I’m going to have a good crack off it."

https://www.rte.ie/news/munster/2022/0904/1320515-kerry-sailor/ (https://www.rte.ie/news/munster/2022/0904/1320515-kerry-sailor/)
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: Bob Shillin on September 04, 2022, 08:12:39 pm
May the force be with him.
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: silverbullet on September 05, 2022, 02:49:55 pm
May the force be with him.
Gael force. 8)
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: Belker on September 05, 2022, 04:15:38 pm
That 'Live tracker' thing is hard to follow;
https://goldengloberace.com/

If anyone knows how it works you might post it.

It seems like the whole field is close enough after day 1 with 100NM each done, I think.
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: Belker on September 06, 2022, 02:59:55 pm
It's only day 2 but Pat Lawless is top of the leaderboard with the top speed of 3.8 knots.
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: Belker on September 07, 2022, 05:39:42 pm
Day 3 and Pat is still in the lead. But a long way to go, race will finish next June or July.
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: Belker on September 09, 2022, 11:23:18 am
Pat Lawless back in to 2nd place by a whisker behind the Brit Simon Curwen, the Finnish fella Tapio made a very daring move to fall in to third place.
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: Belker on September 11, 2022, 11:11:28 am
These 3; Simon Curwen (UK), Tapio Lehtinet (Fin) and Pat Lawless seem to be pulling away from the pack.
Simon and Pat seem to be steering a straightish course through Portoguese waters while Tapio has done some haphazourdous moves.

https://goldengloberace.com/live-tracker/
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: John m on September 11, 2022, 01:52:48 pm
Guy De Boer steering to windward will get the advantage when he tacks .Should see him move up into first two .
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: Belker on September 11, 2022, 02:45:45 pm
The runners and riders;

https://goldengloberace.com/skippers/#2022

The Yank Guy de Boer looks like a proper serious sailor.
Not that I know anything at all about boats, but on first glance at the skippers photos I thought that the 'Yank' Guy de Boer was the man to beat !

If'n your interested in a small wager to keep us occupied fer a lorra months John M, then I will put up a Nifty against a Pony of yours that Pat Lawless either finishes ahead of Guy de Boer, or Guy de Boer retires/gets eaten/drowns/sinks or in general is out of the race before Pat Lawless ??
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: John m on September 11, 2022, 02:52:13 pm
Head to head for a Nifty .Guy V Wacker .For the interest .I know fuck all about sailing .But we will get a bit of entertainment out of watching the plot on the map .Your on for a Fifty .
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: Belker on September 11, 2022, 03:04:51 pm
Head to head for a Nifty .Guy V Wacker .For the interest .I know fuck all about sailing .But we will get a bit of entertainment out of watching the plot on the map .Your on for a Fifty .
Naw, not fair, Lawless is ahead by a few knots (whatever a knot is ?), can we settle on my Fifty Vs your Forty ? and we get months of entertainment outta it !
To add out of respect, bet void if either demises along the perilous journey.

Here's your 'Guy';
https://goldengloberace.com/skippers/guy-de-boer/
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: John m on September 11, 2022, 03:14:28 pm
Leave it an even 50 .A few knots wont matter this will be won by weeks if any of them survive .Great to see a real sport for Lunatics .
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: Belker on September 11, 2022, 04:07:21 pm
Leave it an even 50 .A few knots wont matter this will be won by weeks if any of them survive .Great to see a real sport for Lunatics .
OK, Grand, we are 'ON'. Impossible to set any hard and fast rules as neither of us know Fook all about yachting, but I'm sure we will work it out as gentlemen. And as Pat has a slight advantage then I will add a 'Score Bobo' if Guy beats Pat home by over 24 hours, and bet void if either demises on the journey, if such an event happened then I could not stomach making a profit on it.

It's a great sporting event and I admire all the nut-jobs whom participate in the 'Voyage fer Madmen'.
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: Belker on September 12, 2022, 03:24:23 pm
Pat still holding 3rd place, Guy sailing a bit further off the coast seems to be moving faster and holding 5th place overall.
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: John m on September 13, 2022, 09:25:11 am
AHARRRR Ken Lad Guy sailing close to the wind down the Old Rum runners track .He be a shrewd old Salty Dog ,Probably singing a few Shantys to stir the blood ....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLGLUSzzuWU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLGLUSzzuWU) 
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: silverbullet on September 13, 2022, 07:48:44 pm
AHARRRR Ken Lad Guy sailing close to the wind down the Old Rum runners track .He be a shrewd old Salty Dog ,Probably singing a few Shantys to stir the blood ....[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLGLUSzzuWU[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLGLUSzzuWU[/url])

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhANueW-EV0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhANueW-EV0)
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: John m on September 13, 2022, 09:51:15 pm
On the good ship Venus
 You really should of seen us .
Sucking a dead mans Penis .
The First mates name was morgan
 A bastard from Stillorgan ,
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: Belker on September 14, 2022, 06:06:11 pm
On the good ship Venus
 You really should of seen us .
Sucking a dead mans Penis .
The First mates name was morgan
 A bastard from Stillorgan ,


Ahoy scurvey's !
Listen to this then,
It was on the good ship Venus,
By Christ, ya should've seen us,
The figurehead was a whore in bed,
And the mast, a mammoth penis
The captain of this lugger
He was a dirty bugger
He wasn't fit to shovel shit
From one place to another
Friggin' in the riggin' !
Friggin' in the riggin' !
There was fuck all else to do.

Captain's name was Morgan
By Christ, he was a gorgon
Ten times a day sweet tunes he'd play
On his fuckin' organ.

The first mate's name was Cooper
By Christ he was a trooper
He jerked and jerked until he worked
Himself into a stupor,
Friggin' in the riggin' !
Friggin' in the riggin' !
There was fuck all else to do.

Hold on !
Give it some bollocks !

The second mate was Andy
By Christ, he had a dandy
'Til they crushed his cock on a jagged rock
From cumming in the brandy,
The cabin boy was Flipper
He was a fuckin' nipper
He stuffed his ass with broken glass
And circumcised the skipper,
Friggin' in the riggin' !
Friggin' in the riggin' !
There was fuck all else to do.

The Captain's wife was Mabel
To fuck she was not able
So the dirty shits, they nailed her tits
Across the bar-room table.
The Captain had a daughter
Who fell in deep sea water
Delighted squeals we knew the eels
Had found 'er sexual quarters
Friggin' in the riggin' !
Friggin' in the riggin' !
There was fuck all else to do !!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMxALY5IaAs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMxALY5IaAs)

Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: Belker on September 14, 2022, 06:28:07 pm
AHARRRR Ken Lad Guy sailing close to the wind down the Old Rum runners track .He be a shrewd old Salty Dog ,Probably singing a few Shantys to stir the blood ....
After all the infantile stuff is over....

Some Indian guy 'Tomy' has snook up in to 3rd place,
Simon and Tapio still hold Top spots at a fraction,
with Guy sneaking up in to 4th ahead of Pat in Fifth.
The South African 'Auld doll' Kirsten is in 6th place
and could be a contender....  (If She had a Prick !).

As they head in to African waters it might tell a few Boy's from the Men !
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: John m on September 15, 2022, 03:39:47 am
Guy knows what he is doing as he goes  the Round the Cape of Good Hope he will surge into the lead only to be becalmed before entering the roaring Forties .Where Sea creatures and monsters and Craggans come up from the deep and the Mari Celest or the Flying Dutch man appears to him as sunstroke and sea Feaver begin to really turn the mad men mad .
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: John m on September 15, 2022, 11:39:34 am
Checking out the Field Ken a lot of fallers .Its worse than the old Grand National and they havent gone a few fences yet .
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: silverbullet on September 15, 2022, 07:38:19 pm
Guy knows what he is doing as he goes  the Round the Cape of Good Hope he will surge into the lead only to be becalmed before entering the roaring Forties .Where Sea creatures and monsters and Craggans come up from the deep and the Mari Celest or the Flying Dutch man appears to him as sunstroke and sea Feaver begin to really turn the mad men mad .
I was in Cape Aghulas in 2007, the southernmost tip of the African continent.
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: Belker on September 16, 2022, 06:35:59 am
A good day fer Guy now showing in 4th place just ahead of Pat.
Guy was at 7 knots yesterday, I never seen any of them over 7 knots before.
Keep an eye on the South African beur in the outside lane !
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: John m on September 16, 2022, 07:35:30 am
A good day fer Guy now showing in 4th place just ahead of Pat.
Guy was at 7 knots yesterday, I never seen any of them over 7 knots before.
Keep an eye on the South African beur in the outside lane !

its a trade off The Young Men have the strength ,the older lads were married will enjoy the peace and quiet .To win our bet all you might have to do is finish .Recon there wont be many finishers .Hard to keep going when you are days or even weeks behind the leader .

how do they know exactly where they are when no tech is supposed to be allowed on board ?
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: Belker on September 16, 2022, 08:22:50 am
It's not no tech, it's 1968 tech only, as in the first year the race was held.
What 1968 tech actually is I have no idea but you could prob find it on the race website.
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: John m on September 16, 2022, 12:28:34 pm
It's not no tech, it's 1968 tech only, as in the first year the race was held.
What 1968 tech actually is I have no idea but you could prob find it on the race website.

Tech in 1968 was probably a Tinopener and soft jacks roll.
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: Belker on September 16, 2022, 12:36:17 pm
It's not no tech, it's 1968 tech only, as in the first year the race was held.
What 1968 tech actually is I have no idea but you could prob find it on the race website.

Tech in 1968 was probably a Tinopener and soft jacks roll.
I'll check it out later and see what I find ?
I think they had 2-way radio's back then.
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: Bob Shillin on September 16, 2022, 06:54:48 pm
Joint third with a long way to go.A good bit behind where yer man was in '68. De Boer seems to be following yer man's course at the mo where the rest are heading inland.
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Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: Belker on September 17, 2022, 09:03:35 am
Guy lost a bit of ground yesterday, now 5th, with Pat up to 3rd.
The South African beur in the outside lane in 6th place will be sailing in her home waters fer the next few weeks and prob know the winds and tides better than the rest ??
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: silverbullet on September 17, 2022, 03:30:40 pm
This thread will outdo Ermy's Brexit thread...unless it sinks without a trace.
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: Belker on September 18, 2022, 03:52:42 pm
Pat still holding 3rd place and Kirsten the SA beur up in to 5th.
Guy now in 7th place seems to be stuck at the bottom of Lanzarote with his current speed at 0.0 knots ??
I hope he doesent get booted fer that ?

"This is a non-stop one-class race, so any entrant forced to make one stopover will not be eligible for any official Golden Globe trophies"
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: Belker on September 18, 2022, 06:08:12 pm
These 4 skippers all seem to be stuck in the channel between Lanzarote and Fungerola ??
Ertan Beskardes GB
Guy deBoer US
Michael Guggenberger Austria
Jeremy Bagshaw SA
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: Bob Shillin on September 18, 2022, 10:25:00 pm
De Boer retired.
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: John m on September 18, 2022, 10:42:36 pm
https://goldengloberace.com/ggr-entrant-guy-deboer-runs-onto-rocks-at-night-in-canaries-while-the-fleet-moves-through-the-first-film-gate/
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: Belker on September 19, 2022, 02:31:12 am
https://goldengloberace.com/ggr-entrant-guy-deboer-runs-onto-rocks-at-night-in-canaries-while-the-fleet-moves-through-the-first-film-gate/
Jaysus John M !  You have to be the Greatest 'Clock-Stopper' of all time !
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: John m on September 19, 2022, 08:01:30 am
https://goldengloberace.com/ggr-entrant-guy-deboer-runs-onto-rocks-at-night-in-canaries-while-the-fleet-moves-through-the-first-film-gate/
Jaysus John M !  You have to be the Greatest 'Clock-Stopper' of all time !

Ah thanks Ken .Look at the damage I donr to Leister City .I condemned them to relegation before they even kicked a ball this season .
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: Bob Shillin on September 19, 2022, 08:43:24 pm
The Canadian is gone now, that's an average of 1 per week with only 2 weeks gone, with 37 more weeks to go, and 14 sailors left. Pat's got a knee infection and is running low on antibiotics
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: John m on September 19, 2022, 10:01:19 pm
The Canadian is gone now, that's an average of 1 per week with only 2 weeks gone, with 37 more weeks to go, and 14 sailors left. Pat's got a knee infection and is running low on antibiotics

I think we will have a void bet pat will stop but enjoy the madness these lads are insane .
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: Belker on September 20, 2022, 05:38:22 am
.... If'n your interested in a small wager to keep us occupied fer a lorra months John M, then I will put up a Nifty against a Pony of yours that Pat Lawless either finishes ahead of Guy de Boer, or Guy de Boer retires/gets eaten/drowns/sinks or in general is out of the race before Pat Lawless ??
Leave it an even 50 .A few knots wont matter this will be won by weeks if any of them survive .Great to see a real sport for Lunatics .
OK, Grand, we are 'ON'. Impossible to set any hard and fast rules as neither of us know Fook all about yachting, but I'm sure we will work it out as gentlemen. .... and bet void if either demises on the journey, if such an event happened then I could not stomach making a profit on it.
Bet is only void if one of them demises (as in dies) on the journey.
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: Belker on September 20, 2022, 05:49:31 am
The Canadian is gone now, that's an average of 1 per week with only 2 weeks gone, with 37 more weeks to go, and 14 sailors left. Pat's got a knee infection and is running low on antibiotics
I saw that on the newsfeed, looks nasty but he said it's an old injury reoccurring so most likely he knows how to deal with it himself.
He refused the doctors advice to stop in Lanzarote fer anti-biotics, he seems to have his eye on the prize !
I think Kirsten will do well around her home cape the next few weeks.
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: John m on September 20, 2022, 07:27:01 am
.... If'n your interested in a small wager to keep us occupied fer a lorra months John M, then I will put up a Nifty against a Pony of yours that Pat Lawless either finishes ahead of Guy de Boer, or Guy de Boer retires/gets eaten/drowns/sinks or in general is out of the race before Pat Lawless ??
Leave it an even 50 .A few knots wont matter this will be won by weeks if any of them survive .Great to see a real sport for Lunatics .
OK, Grand, we are 'ON'. Impossible to set any hard and fast rules as neither of us know Fook all about yachting, but I'm sure we will work it out as gentlemen. .... and bet void if either demises on the journey, if such an event happened then I could not stomach making a profit on it.
Bet is only void if one of them demises (as in dies) on the journey.

Winner Ok I owe you .
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: Belker on September 20, 2022, 08:53:09 am
No worries, the 'Word' around the RCYC is that Guy got wind of your betting on him and Scuttled the boat !  lol

It's a very enjoyable race to follow especially if you have a favourite Irish man to follow.
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: Belker on September 20, 2022, 09:09:58 am
How de Fook did 'Guy' crash on the rocks in well sailed waters ?

It seems impossible ?
It would be like one of us crashing headlong in to a pole on a main street ??
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: John m on September 21, 2022, 08:09:02 am
How de Fook did 'Guy' crash on the rocks in well sailed waters ?

It seems impossible ?
It would be like one of us crashing headlong in to a pole on a main street ??

Probably fell asleep and drifted it seems a few boats were becalmed .
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: silverbullet on September 21, 2022, 02:06:17 pm
How de Fook did 'Guy' crash on the rocks in well sailed waters ?

It seems impossible ?
It would be like one of us crashing headlong in to a pole on a main street ??

Probably fell asleep and drifted it seems a few boats were becalmed .

He was probably on 294 nautical miles and was trying to hit the trummer!! 8)
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: Belker on September 26, 2022, 05:00:20 am
A bit of a chess game going on with the leaders Simon the Brit and Tapio the Fin sailing wide off the coast outside the Cape Verde islands.
Pat is in 3rd place ahead of Kirsten the Springbok beur and Tomy the Indian guy all huddled together hugging the Senegal coast.
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: Belker on September 30, 2022, 09:27:29 am
Simon leads by a few miles as they head South down through the South Atlantic ocean with Tapio, Pat and Kirsten in a line behind him and close on his heels.

Next is straight down South fer (I guess) a good few days before they round Trinidade island off Brazil and then take a sharp Left to head West fer the cape of Good Hope.
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: Bob Shillin on September 30, 2022, 05:16:09 pm
Some good photos on the "history" section of the site of Robin Knox Johnson with his provisions for the voyage, and the stories of Moitessier who could have won the '68 race, and Donald Crowhusrst who committed suicide after trying to falsify his positions, and about whom a film was made in 2017 with Rachel Weisz and Colin Firth, "The Mercy"
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: Bob Shillin on September 30, 2022, 07:02:06 pm
Simon leads by a few miles as they head South down through the South Atlantic ocean with Tapio, Pat and Kirsten in a line behind him and close on his heels.

Next is straight down South fer (I guess) a good few days before they round Trinidade island off Brazil and then take a sharp Left to head West fer the cape of Good Hope.
I think that they are generally heading East from Trinidad Ken, with a touch of SE and NE?
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: silverbullet on September 30, 2022, 07:20:38 pm
Simon leads by a few miles as they head South down through the South Atlantic ocean with Tapio, Pat and Kirsten in a line behind him and close on his heels.

Next is straight down South fer (I guess) a good few days before they round Trinidade island off Brazil and then take a sharp Left to head West fer the cape of Good Hope.
I think that they are generally heading East from Trinidad Ken, with a touch of SE and NE?
Cape Agulhas, Southernmost tip of Africa 2007:

(https://i.postimg.cc/JDzSswGW/CAPE.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/JDzSswGW)
Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: John m on September 30, 2022, 07:30:14 pm
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Title: Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
Post by: silverbullet on September 30, 2022, 07:44:18 pm
Nice two piece Silver looks very fashionable .
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