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boatmadman

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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #175 on: January 15, 2010, 06:48:21 PM »

I got my tie....

And a little bottle of fizz :-))
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The long Build

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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #176 on: January 15, 2010, 07:37:07 PM »



Well was greated earlier by the Team tour bus , and the Shandy was Soooo Nice..  and free refills as well..  Party on untill 01-02-10 (need at least 1 nights sleep)

On behalf of The Long sail Team, out in Singapore..

Cheers  :-))  
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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #177 on: January 15, 2010, 09:05:20 PM »

I see you are doing things on the cheap, long build.

This is the Ocean Mayhem tour and support bus  :-))
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The long Build

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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #178 on: January 15, 2010, 09:10:40 PM »

Like to keep it low key..

 ;D ;D , You picking "rafty 's0d'"  :} up if he stops hitting VERY LARGE land masses
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craftysod

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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #179 on: January 15, 2010, 09:23:04 PM »

I'll have you know,my navigation skills are not great.
Thats why i got chucked out of navy  {-)
Anyway my support crew are behind me somewhere
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omra85

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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #180 on: January 15, 2010, 10:25:00 PM »

I'll have you know,my navigation skills are not great.
Thats why i got chucked out of navy  {-)
Anyway my support crew are behind me somewhere


Even your support crew appear to have got lost  %) %)  Team training works well then ...  {-) {-)

Danny
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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #181 on: January 15, 2010, 10:31:56 PM »

And that is a member of Ocean mayhem team giving wrong directions :-))
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omra85

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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #182 on: January 15, 2010, 10:36:11 PM »

That will account for the "interesting" sailing then  {-) {-) {-) {-)

Anyway, I've spent so much on boats and beer ....

Danny
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omra85

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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #183 on: January 15, 2010, 11:01:28 PM »

Only joking really  ;)

Danny  {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
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andyn

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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #184 on: January 16, 2010, 02:01:38 PM »

I'll be there tomorrow. It's called being fashionably late O0
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omra85

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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #185 on: January 16, 2010, 02:39:46 PM »

I'll be there tomorrow. It's called being fashionably late O0

I think you'll find its called terrible navigation  %) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)

Cheers
Danny
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The long Build

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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #186 on: January 16, 2010, 04:53:02 PM »

I'll be there tomorrow. It's called being fashionably late O0

Yeh Whatever   :}

I think the main problem is that throughout the day you need to adjust your course , I was only able to do this in the Morning, Lunchtime and then the evening , there are add ons you can buy , Ie auto sails , course point changes etc but that I feel would take the fun out of it, and of course I'm sure Nobody here as bought any have we.. :police: <*< :police:

I am certainly going to try and complete the course and hope all those who signed up will as well..  Right back to the bars..
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andyn

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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #187 on: January 16, 2010, 05:02:55 PM »

I only check it once a day...
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omra85

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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #188 on: January 16, 2010, 08:30:19 PM »


I am certainly going to try and complete the course and hope all those who signed up will as well.


So am I.
According to the regatta forum, not only do some buy the "extras" package, but run another programme with 'polars' (??) and steering settings ...
Taking it too seriously, I think!
I prefer to think that us Mayhemmers are having "a race within a race", and have enjoyed the last leg. Roll on Feb.

Just so Andy doesn't feel too embarrassed even 'proper' skippers do it ...

In the REAL Clipper Race -

"Cork hits rock in Java Sea
14 January 2010

Cork, one of ten 68-foot ocean racing yachts competing in the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race has struck a rock in the Java Sea, around 200 nautical miles north east of Jakarta.

All 16 crew have been safely evacuated to two sister yachts, Team Finland and California. All are safe and next of kin have been informed.

Falmouth Coastguard is working with local agencies to ensure that the situation is being constantly monitored.

The Irish entry was sailing in 20-knot winds when she struck a rock off the small island of Gosong Mampango at 2018 GMT, 13 January (0418 local time, 14 January).

The yacht was competing in the fifth race of the biennial global challenge which left Geraldton, Western Australia for Singapore on 3 January 2010.

Initial reports from skipper Richie Fearon stated that the boat is lying on her side on the rock with the toe rail under water and that some hull damage has occurred. Because the winds were increasing, the crew evacuated to the island as a precaution. Competitors Team Finland and California were in the vicinity and immediately stood by off shore. The skipper and crew of Cork have subsequently used their life rafts to transfer to the waiting boats and all are now safely on board. Team Finlandís skipper Rob McInally is relaying updates with both the race organisers and the coastguard agencies".


Maybe that's what you ran into Andy  {-)

As Larry says - back to the bars ...  :-))

Danny
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andyn

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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #189 on: January 16, 2010, 10:57:33 PM »

Ok then, what was the next accident in the next leg of the race? That'll be me next time  {-) %)
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andyn

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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #190 on: January 16, 2010, 11:01:36 PM »

Just had another look. I've gone aground again...
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The Antipodean

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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #191 on: January 17, 2010, 01:52:51 AM »

Thought I would give it a try seeing as you chaps all seem to be having so much fun.
Antipodean Mayhem is the name and I have run aground once already, first time yachtie by the way.
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hopeitfloats

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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #192 on: January 17, 2010, 02:25:11 AM »

what are you guys positions.  i'm about 69000ish
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hopeitfloats

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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #193 on: January 17, 2010, 09:35:41 AM »

anyone having trouble with the site at the moment. really slow loading for me. even timed out a couple of times before i got in
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omra85

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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #194 on: January 17, 2010, 10:26:13 AM »

Thought I would give it a try seeing as you chaps all seem to be having so much fun.
Antipodean Mayhem is the name and I have run aground once already, first time yachtie by the way.

Welcome to the madhouse, er ... Anti  :-))
Well, you seem to have now arrived safely -- so meet us in the bar  :-))

Craig,
The site seems fine - pedal faster on your generator  {-)
You're now about 27000.  I'm just waiting for craftysod to arrive and then I'll post all of our finishing positions.
Andy and you can join us "fashionably later"  %) %)  but I've given up hope of Gondolier (still heading North) and Chingdevil (on the rocks) ever making it   <:(

Cheers
Danny
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The long Build

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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #195 on: January 17, 2010, 10:31:27 AM »

Thought I would give it a try seeing as you chaps all seem to be having so much fun.
Antipodean Mayhem is the name and I have run aground once already, first time yachtie by the way.

Who's chucking pebbles in the ocean ??   :}
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omra85

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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #196 on: January 17, 2010, 10:56:12 AM »

Who's chucking pebbles in the ocean ??   :}

Please Sir, it was that big boy what did it, then he ran away  O0

I think his name is Ian  ;)

Danny  %% %%
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hopeitfloats

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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #197 on: January 17, 2010, 11:00:28 AM »

its working a bit better now. think i might be aground by the time i check in again though....unless i just sneak in past those islands
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omra85

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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #198 on: January 17, 2010, 11:05:43 AM »

On your current course (16 deg) you'll go straight through  :-))

Danny
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The long Build

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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #199 on: January 17, 2010, 11:07:43 AM »

Where's Gondolier Going ?
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