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Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
« Reply #30 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.
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Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
« Reply #31 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.

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Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
« Reply #32 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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Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
« Reply #33 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 ??

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Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
« Reply #34 on: September 17, 2022, 03:30:40 pm »
This thread will outdo Ermy's Brexit thread...unless it sinks without a trace.

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Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
« Reply #35 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 ?

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Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
« Reply #36 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

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Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
« Reply #37 on: September 18, 2022, 10:25:00 pm »
De Boer retired.
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Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
« Reply #40 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 .
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« Reply #41 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
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Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
« Reply #42 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 .
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Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
« Reply #43 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.

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Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
« Reply #44 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.

 


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