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Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
« Reply #45 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 .
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« Reply #46 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.

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Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
« Reply #47 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 ??

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Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
« Reply #48 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 .
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Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
« Reply #49 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)

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Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
« Reply #50 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.

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Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
« Reply #51 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.

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Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
« Reply #52 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"
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Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
« Reply #53 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?
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Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
« Reply #54 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?
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« Reply #55 on: September 30, 2022, 07:30:14 pm »
Nice two piece Silver looks very fashionable .
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Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
« Reply #56 on: September 30, 2022, 07:44:18 pm »
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Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
« Reply #57 on: October 02, 2022, 07:26:41 pm »

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Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
« Reply #58 on: October 02, 2022, 07:30:17 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 .

John M was right, he fell asleep !

Guy DeBoer talks about what happened during GGR2022;

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Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
« Reply #59 on: October 02, 2022, 07:32:49 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?
Your correct Harry, my mistake I meant East !  oops

 


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