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« Reply #90 on: October 20, 2022, 09:04:22 am »
Simon Curwen has broken a "Genoa Halyard" and will have to stop at Trinidade as the mast is unclimeable in rough seas. I suppose that as long as he doesn't need any assisance he won't have to go Chichester?
I'm not sure what a 'Stop-over' fer repairs actually entails ??
Unlikely he will go Chichester as both Pat and Ertan have already refused the option.
Currently nobody at all is in the Chicester (stop-over allowed) race and unlikely any of them would take up the offer, probably preferring to go home rather than race Chicester ??

Have you noticed that the founder and the fella who posts the blog reports Don McIntyre rarely mentions Pat Lawless at all, I reckon their is Bad Blood there somewhere !

Only a Pacemaker Ken wont be involved in the finish .The bigger heavier boats will sail away when they get the wind in their sails .Think Pat only has a small boat .
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« Reply #91 on: October 20, 2022, 05:56:45 pm »
Simon Curwen has broken a "Genoa Halyard" and will have to stop at Trinidade as the mast is unclimeable in rough seas. I suppose that as long as he doesn't need any assisance he won't have to go Chichester?
I'm not sure what a 'Stop-over' fer repairs actually entails ??
Unlikely he will go Chichester as both Pat and Ertan have already refused the option.
Currently nobody at all is in the Chicester (stop-over allowed) race and unlikely any of them would take up the offer, probably preferring to go home rather than race Chicester ??

Have you noticed that the founder and the fella who posts the blog reports Don McIntyre rarely mentions Pat Lawless at all, I reckon their is Bad Blood there somewhere !

Only a Pacemaker Ken wont be involved in the finish .The bigger heavier boats will sail away when they get the wind in their sails .Think Pat only has a small boat .
THE BOAT
Pat has selected the Saltram Saga 36, for his boat similar to ‘Suhaili’ but four feet longer. Alan Papa designed her as a development, from the Colin Archer ‘Redningskoite’ sailing lifeboat hull. For many years they have been regarded as being amongst the most sea worthy around , but are substantially faster than the original. She will come into her own in the Southern Ocean, able to hold on to working sail in strong winds, without heeling more than 20deg, while in soft weather, she can sail so well because of her wet area. Pat also said ‘It is good that his boat has a quarter-berth, galley and heads aft, useful in bad weather as a wet area’.

Boat Name   Green Rebel
Boat Type   Saltram Saga 36
Designer   Alan Papa
Builder   KR Skentelbery & Son’s
LOA   10.90m
LWL   8.61m
Beam   3.28m
Draft   1.8m
Displacement   9500kg
Sail Area   Main 30.5 – Jib 19.4 – Foresail 9.7 = 59sq. m
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« Reply #92 on: October 20, 2022, 06:06:01 pm »
‘Redningskoite’ sailing lifeboat hull.Built for stability but staying alive and finishing could be a big advantage .
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« Reply #93 on: October 21, 2022, 05:50:29 am »
.... Have you noticed that the founder and the fella who posts the blog reports Don McIntyre rarely mentions Pat Lawless at all, I reckon their is Bad Blood there somewhere !
A good update on the race so far from Don McIntyre today, and again Pat only gets 3 lines worth while he holds 3rd place.

Damien Guillou would have went odds-on, but intresting now to see how he sorts the rudder problem. I don't know a lot about boats, but I reckon the rudder is a pretty important bit !

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« Reply #94 on: October 21, 2022, 03:38:44 pm »
.... Have you noticed that the founder and the fella who posts the blog reports Don McIntyre rarely mentions Pat Lawless at all, I reckon their is Bad Blood there somewhere !
A good update on the race so far from Don McIntyre today, and again Pat only gets 3 lines worth while he holds 3rd place.

Damien Guillou would have went odds-on, but intresting now to see how he sorts the rudder problem. I don't know a lot about boats, but I reckon the rudder is a pretty important bit !
https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/6055.A_Voyage_for_Madmen

A Voyage for Madmen
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In 1968, nine sailors set off on the most daring race ever held: to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe nonstop. It was a feat that had never been accomplished and one that would forever change the face of sailing. Ten months later, only one of the nine men would cross the finish line and earn fame, wealth, and glory. For the others, the reward was madness, failure, and death.

In this extraordinary book, Peter Nichols chronicles a contest of the individual against the sea, waged at a time before cell phones, satellite dishes, and electronic positioning systems. A Voyage for Madmen is a tale of sailors driven by their own dreams and demons, of horrific storms in the Southern Ocean, and of those riveting moments when a split-second decision means the difference between life and death. (less)

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« Reply #95 on: October 25, 2022, 01:29:48 pm »
THE 'REVISED' BETTING;
(Sample prices only, not for laying).

Damien Guillou (FR); 8/1. 3/1. 2/1.
Simon Curwen (UK); 2/1. 3/1.
Pat Lawless (IRL); 3/1. 4/1.
Abhilash Tomy (India); 12/1. 14/1. 12/1. 10/1.
Tapio Lehtinen (FIN); 5/1. 14/1. 12/1. 10/1.
Kirsten Neuschafer (SA); 8/1. 14/1.
Micheal Guggenburger (Austria); 16/1.
Jeremy Bagshaw (SA); 16/1. 20/1. 25/1. 33/1.
Elliot Smith (US); 25/1. 33/1. 66/1.
Guy Waites (UK); 25/1. 33/1. 66/1.
Ian Herbert-Jones (UK); 25/1. 33/1. 200/1.
Arnaud Gaist (FR); 33/1. 250/1.
Ertan Beskardes (UK); 50/1. 500/1.

All Quoted.

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« Reply #96 on: October 25, 2022, 01:48:28 pm »
Damien Guillou seems to be one of the best sailors and has one of the fastest boats, but he has had 2 break-downs already and the fleet still has not hit stormy water.

Tapio Lehtinen had his homework done better than the rest before leaving port and has found a legal way of getting better informed weather reports than the rest.

Ertan Beskardes will prob go Chicester at the next cape with multiple power problems.

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« Reply #97 on: October 25, 2022, 01:51:28 pm »
The trailer fro this race was exciting but where are all the dead sailors .
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« Reply #98 on: October 25, 2022, 07:09:41 pm »
The trailer fro this race was exciting but where are all the dead sailors .
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Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
« Reply #99 on: October 27, 2022, 02:08:46 pm »
Who is the maddest .Paddy in the boat or Enoch in the Jail .Which one of them will be first to drink a Pint in Mc Gowans ?
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« Reply #100 on: October 28, 2022, 02:30:59 am »
Everyone hitting about 7 knots these days (approx 15kmph).
The real fun will start after they pass the next cape in about 10 to 12 days time and head in to the real stormy waters of the southern ocean.

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Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
« Reply #101 on: November 01, 2022, 07:40:54 am »
It's looking like Kirsten will be First in to Cape town next weekend prob followed by Pat.

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Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
« Reply #102 on: November 06, 2022, 10:58:56 am »
THE 'REVISED' BETTING;
(Sample prices only, not for laying).

Simon Curwen (UK); 2/1. 3/1.
Damien Guillou (FR); 8/1. 3/1. 2/1. 4/1.
Pat Lawless (IRL); 3/1. 4/1.
Tapio Lehtinen (FIN); 5/1. 14/1. 12/1. 10/1. 6/1.
Abhilash Tomy (India); 12/1. 14/1. 12/1. 10/1.
Kirsten Neuschafer (SA); 8/1. 14/1. 12/1.
Micheal Guggenburger (Austria); 16/1. 12/1.
Jeremy Bagshaw (SA); 16/1. 20/1. 25/1. 33/1. 25/1.
Ertan Beskardes (UK); 50/1. 500/1. 25/1.
Elliot Smith (US); 25/1. 33/1. 66/1. 100/1.
Ian Herbert-Jones (UK); 25/1. 33/1. 250/1.
Arnaud Gaist (FR); 33/1. 250/1.
Guy Waites (UK); 25/1. 33/1. 66/1. 500/1.

All Quoted.
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« Reply #103 on: November 06, 2022, 11:13:31 am »
The picture should be a lot clearer when all entrants have passed the photo gate in Cape town and we find out whom exactly has boat/barnacle/drinking water problems.

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Re: Irishman in 'voyage for madmen' yacht race.
« Reply #104 on: November 10, 2022, 05:29:59 am »
Sadly Pat's out, broken wind vane whatever that is. Continue in Chichester?
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