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    Posted: 12 Jan 21 at 8:23am
At one end of the human life scale, you have Donald Trump, and all that he represents(misrepresents). At the other end of the scale, you have Pip Hare. Inspirational, emotional, and downright bloody amazing. One day changing a rudder on her own in the Southern Ocean, the next, passing Cape Horn, in a 20 year old boat, doing far better than you would have thought.

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This is getting very close - first 5 boats within 145 miles !

Amazingly close after so many 1000s of miles
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Do Different Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Dec 20 at 5:56pm
5K ! Brilliant, respect  Thumbs Up

I crew one of those a couple of times, not subtle but I still enjoyed it.


format gone haywire as usual.


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Pip has been my hero since she crewed a laser 5k
She could not pump the kite. But they still went pretty fast.
Was a blood red boat.
“So they can’t see me bleed” 😂
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And now the leader is damaged again !

Incredibly close at the front

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Post Options Post Options   Quote NickM99 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Dec 20 at 9:26pm
I agree Pip is a very charismatic communicator.  I really hope she makes it round in one piece, though I don't think she will beat Ellen MacAuthur's time which she was aiming for. (Not sure anyone will this time.)  The other incredibly brave entrant for me is Damien Seguin, a multiple Paralympic gold medallist, who only has one hand. He has been well up with the leading group.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rich96 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Dec 20 at 11:47am
It should not be banned of course but, as its race, its become a total lottery of who is lucky enough not to clout something

We should really hope that none of the sailors get into real trouble

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It's also on Freesport.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Chris_H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Dec 20 at 10:43am
Originally posted by 423zero

On home page it states Vendee has generated over half a million unique hits, got to be good for the sport.

Indeed.   Thumbs Up
960k people playing the Virtual Race (as am I - currently at 27k position - on the downhill slope on the ice zone limit to the Kerguelens). 
Sailing Anarchy Forum getting minute by minute responses with 74 long pages of 'sometimes' useful info. ;-)

The Vendee has lots of great exposure for all sorts of good reasons. Lets not trash it. 


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