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Re: Our Mate Alex Thompson’s Races
« Reply #405 on: November 23, 2020, 12:11:41 pm »
Alex is back:

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Re: Our Mate Alex Thompson’s Races
« Reply #406 on: November 23, 2020, 12:14:45 pm »
4.1 knots - he aint going to win like that  :D :D
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Re: Our Mate Alex Thompson’s Races
« Reply #407 on: November 23, 2020, 03:15:17 pm »
"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

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Re: Our Mate Alex Thompson’s Races
« Reply #408 on: November 23, 2020, 03:59:15 pm »
That wasn't what I expected. 

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Re: Our Mate Alex Thompson’s Races
« Reply #409 on: November 23, 2020, 05:41:29 pm »
This angle grinder sound in the middle of the ocean......


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Re: Our Mate Alex Thompson’s Races
« Reply #410 on: November 23, 2020, 07:47:56 pm »
In the video thumbnail, the foil tip looks like a shark fin.  It took me a minute to figure out that it wasn’t.

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Re: Our Mate Alex Thompson’s Races
« Reply #411 on: November 23, 2020, 07:51:34 pm »
hahahahahaa
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Re: Our Mate Alex Thompson’s Races
« Reply #412 on: November 23, 2020, 09:01:52 pm »
Words fail me....

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Re: Our Mate Alex Thompson’s Races
« Reply #413 on: November 23, 2020, 09:08:29 pm »
Fantastic!  I might just have a rum and coke tonight for him! 

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Re: Our Mate Alex Thompson’s Races
« Reply #414 on: November 23, 2020, 10:19:08 pm »
Ok... I'm now interested and following along. Lots of reading on my horizon to get a grip on the dynamics of the race.

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Re: Our Mate Alex Thompson’s Races
« Reply #415 on: November 24, 2020, 12:17:42 am »
@neph93 It’s really a test of courage and determination.  The sea and wind hates you and wants to destroy your boat.  You’re in the middle of nowhere, where you’re closest rescue could be days away.  It takes months to complete the race, and every time you think you have it figured out, something else goes wrong.

These sailors are the elite who become one with their boats, feeling and sensing everything that is going on with it.  Then they have to be masters of interpreting weather conditions and understanding how to harness it to their advantage.

I have an utmost respect and admiration for these men and women.

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Re: Our Mate Alex Thompson’s Races
« Reply #416 on: November 24, 2020, 12:44:39 am »
Oh, and I forgot the most important part...When everything does go wrong, they have to hold it together and figure out how to make it right again.


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Re: Our Mate Alex Thompson’s Races
« Reply #417 on: November 24, 2020, 10:54:52 am »
It is great stuff. The ability for the armchair viewer to follow along appeals to me as well.

I used to day sail light dinghys way back when (Lasers and the like), and loved it. It’s a bit like comparing go-karts to F1 cars with these vessels of course.

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Re: Our Mate Alex Thompson’s Races
« Reply #418 on: November 25, 2020, 11:55:37 pm »
Extremely good news:


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Re: Our Mate Alex Thompson’s Races
« Reply #419 on: November 26, 2020, 10:36:50 am »
The Boss is back :D :D :D :D
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