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Golden Globe race - to qualify!

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  1. Jackdaw

    Jackdaw

    Joined Nov 8, 2010
    9,656 posts, 2,707 likes
    Beneteau First 36.7 & 260
    US Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
    It’s funny, the editor/publisher couple of GOB live about a mile from Nabil in Minneapolis, but they chose to interview the guy in Florida instead!
     


  2. weinie

    weinie

    Joined Sep 6, 2010
    1,293 posts, 260 likes
    Jeanneau 349
    US port washington, ny
    Being of huge reader of Moitessier, knox-johnston, and the like since way before I took up sailing, I was really thinking I'd be into this when I first heard about it.
    But, meh... couldn't really care about any of the participants or tracking the race. I guess the Vendee Globe and to a lesser extent, the VOR really takes the wind out of the GG's sails.
     


  3. Roadking Larry

    Roadking Larry

    Joined Mar 30, 2013
    632 posts, 133 likes
    Allied Seawind MK II 32'
    US Oologah Lake, Oklahoma
    I said "almost" :)
    My Allied Seawind MKII is only 31.56' OAL so it misses out by 5.5". Not that I am personally even close to capable, the boat, properly fitted out, would be more or less in the same league as any of the other 32's on the list.
    Either way, it's still an enjoyable event to watch.
     


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  4. seanshine

    seanshine

    Joined May 10, 2004
    170 posts, 5 likes
    Catalina 30
    US Puget Sound
    Check out sailonline.org. Log onto the race and you can see the course and all of the current conditions. It is all in real time. I'm currently #189 , but I started a couple of days late....... heh heh
     


  5. John Tubb

    John Tubb

    Joined Feb 14, 2017
    902 posts, 230 likes
    O'Day 25
    US Guntersville, AL
    So are they carrying all the food and water?
     


  6. Jackdaw

    Jackdaw

    Joined Nov 8, 2010
    9,656 posts, 2,707 likes
    Beneteau First 36.7 & 260
    US Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
    Yes. For 300 days.
     


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  7. Roadking Larry

    Roadking Larry

    Joined Mar 30, 2013
    632 posts, 133 likes
    Allied Seawind MK II 32'
    US Oologah Lake, Oklahoma
    A couple of them have have shown over 100nm in a 24 hour span. And, I'd hope they'd have figured for a little slack on food stores.
     


  8. Jackdaw

    Jackdaw

    Joined Nov 8, 2010
    9,656 posts, 2,707 likes
    Beneteau First 36.7 & 260
    US Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
    For sure, they will pick up speed and miles/day when they get in reliable breeze!
     


  9. Scott T-Bird

    Scott T-Bird

    Joined Oct 26, 2008
    3,571 posts, 635 likes
    Starwind 27
    US Barnegat, NJ
    Fishing might help the food supply. Collect water in the rain storms! Stretch the food supply out by rationing. Major factors in this race include endurance, ingenuity, stamina, resourcefulness, luck … (so says Captain Obvious! :biggrin::biggrin:)
     


  10. Jackdaw

    Jackdaw

    Joined Nov 8, 2010
    9,656 posts, 2,707 likes
    Beneteau First 36.7 & 260
    US Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
    So might boat choice. All of the leaders are sailing a Rustler 36, a design so well regarded that it remains in production to this day.

    But I also suspect that is a bit of a self-fulfilling prophesy; the best racer/sailors CHOSE that boat for its great capability. They were always going to do well no matter what they sailed. Now doing better.
     


  11. Roadking Larry

    Roadking Larry

    Joined Mar 30, 2013
    632 posts, 133 likes
    Allied Seawind MK II 32'
    US Oologah Lake, Oklahoma
    It's been interesting to follow so far. I'm a little surprised at the early drop outs and their stated reasons. Also a bit surprised at the equipment failures after such a short run.
     


  12. plenny7

    plenny7

    Joined Oct 3, 2014
    223 posts, 125 likes
    Hunter 33.5
    US & Lake City, MN


  13. AlastairLC

    AlastairLC

    Joined Jan 2, 2017
    392 posts, 119 likes
    O'Day 322
    US Lake Pleasant
    Only eight left. 73 year old Jean-Luc 1700+ nms ahead. Fellow Brit Susie Goodall still doing well. Rustler 36s dominate.

    Latest positions at 10:00 UTC 08 October 2018

    1 Jean- Luc VDH (FRA) Rustler 36 Matmut
    2 Mark Slats (NED) Rustler 36 Ohpen Maverick
    3 Uku Randmaa (EST) Rustler 36 One and All
    4 Susie Goodall GBR) Rustler 36 DHL Starlight
    5 Tapio Lehtinen (FIN) Gaia 36 Asteria
    6 Istvan Kopar (USA) Tradewind 35 Puffin
    7 Igor Zaretskiy (RUS) Endurance 35 Esmeralda
    8 Mark Sinclair (Aus) Lello 34 Coconut
     


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  14. Jackdaw

    Jackdaw

    Joined Nov 8, 2010
    9,656 posts, 2,707 likes
    Beneteau First 36.7 & 260
    US Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
    The movie about the life of Mike Plant (Coyote) is now out on iTunes and Amazon. I watched it last night, and was reminded that 34 years ago, he won the 50 foot class in the BOC Around the World Along race on his first try. Look who came in 2nd.

    BOC challange 1986.png
     


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  15. AlastairLC

    AlastairLC

    Joined Jan 2, 2017
    392 posts, 119 likes
    O'Day 322
    US Lake Pleasant
    Yeah. This is his 6th circumnavigation.
     


  16. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    3,526 posts, 1,617 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    Thought you might like to see my Team Zafu design for the 1990 BOC.
    BOC Sweatshirt.jpg

    When we crossed the Atlantic in 1986, we had this amazing new tech onboard that would provide instant weather updates, called a weather fax. Well, maybe it wasn't instant, but it would print out the NOAA weather updates at regular intervals on a perforated scroll of paper. So cool. We waited out TS Andrew in Burmuda.
    It was almost too calm to the Azores.

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     


  17. AlastairLC

    AlastairLC

    Joined Jan 2, 2017
    392 posts, 119 likes
    O'Day 322
    US Lake Pleasant
    Nice place to wait out anything. My parents retired to Hinson's Island in Bermuda's Great Sound. Many happy memories of summers and other visits there.
    Nice shirt design, Will.
     


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  18. capta

    capta

    Joined Jun 4, 2009
    2,807 posts, 887 likes
    Pearson 530
    na Admiralty Bay, Bequia SVG
    You might really enjoy the book, We the Navigators, the story of how the Polynesians navigated. Sure, Europeans circumnavigated and crossed oceans to continents using latitude sailing, but the Polynesians made recurrent voyages to small islands as much as 3000 miles apart with regularity!
     


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  19. IH82BL8

    IH82BL8

    Joined Feb 6, 2013
    426 posts, 24 likes
    Hunter 31
    US Deale, MD
    In case no one else said it, you must read A Voyage for Madman . You can't make this stuff up.
     


  20. capta

    capta

    Joined Jun 4, 2009
    2,807 posts, 887 likes
    Pearson 530
    na Admiralty Bay, Bequia SVG
    That's funny, 'cause I'm exactly the opposite. Finally, a race that pits sailors against each other instead of the biggest bank account. Just sailors sailing without the aid of hundreds of thousands of dollars (certainly more than a GGR boat costs) of fancy equipment and electronic toys that in my opinion, cover for the user's lack of skill, in many cases.
     



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