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Re: Our Mate Alex Thompson’s Races
« Reply #345 on: October 25, 2019, 02:14:23 pm »
Alex starts a little practice race on Sunday......

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Re: Our Mate Alex Thompson’s Races
« Reply #346 on: October 27, 2019, 10:42:40 am »
Quote from Alex's co-skipper from Le Havre whilst they wait for the beginning of the Transat...

"The best thing is, I heard somebody on the pontoon telling their friends, ‘you see these other boats, they are like a Renault, Alex? He’s brought a Rolls Royce.’ "
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Re: Our Mate Alex Thompson’s Races
« Reply #347 on: October 27, 2019, 11:10:56 am »
Hope his new boat behaves more like a Koenigsegg.

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Re: Our Mate Alex Thompson’s Races
« Reply #348 on: October 28, 2019, 06:35:40 am »

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Re: Our Mate Alex Thompson’s Races
« Reply #350 on: November 05, 2019, 12:33:23 pm »
Ouch  :-[

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Re: Our Mate Alex Thompson’s Races
« Reply #351 on: November 05, 2019, 01:59:13 pm »
Thank god they are alright and I hope that they make it to port safely!

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Re: Our Mate Alex Thompson’s Races
« Reply #352 on: November 05, 2019, 08:45:19 pm »
Damn that sucks. Coming to a dead stop from 25 knots, at night, out in deep ocean, must be a hell of an experience, and not in a good way.

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Re: Our Mate Alex Thompson’s Races
« Reply #353 on: November 09, 2019, 08:52:54 pm »
Any news on how they made out?

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Re: Our Mate Alex Thompson’s Races
« Reply #354 on: November 09, 2019, 08:58:18 pm »
Just looked it up and see that they made it back to port yesterday.  Five days and 800 nautical miles with no keel.  That is insane and glad they made it safely.

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Re: Our Mate Alex Thompson’s Races
« Reply #355 on: December 13, 2019, 08:26:22 am »
"OK face up to it - you're useless but generally pretty honest and straightforward . . . it's a rare combination of qualities that I have come to admire in you" - Geo 2011