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Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
« on: July 27, 2022, 04:08:35 pm »
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.

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Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
« Reply #1 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".
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Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
« Reply #4 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/

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Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2022, 08:12:39 pm »
May the force be with him.
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Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2022, 02:49:55 pm »

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Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
« Reply #7 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.

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Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
« Reply #8 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.

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Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
« Reply #9 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.

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Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
« Reply #10 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.

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Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
« Reply #11 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/

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Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
« Reply #12 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 .
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Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
« Reply #13 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 ??

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Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
« Reply #14 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 .
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