Volvo Ocean Race - a short but steamy video

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by daiquiri, May 17, 2010.

  1. daiquiri
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    daiquiri Engineering and Design

  2. Doug Lord
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    Doug Lord Flight Ready

    That was great! Imagine 25,000 miles in a planing dinghy-takes my breath away...
  3. RHP
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    Looks very, very tiring. How can you rest with such speed, noise and motion I wonder.
  4. u4ea32
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    And those boats are all carbon, so there is a LOT of NOISE!!! Those things ring like bells!
  5. Brent Swain
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    Good arguement for wheelhouses and inside steering.
  6. messabout
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    And thrilling it is.
  7. wmonastra
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    and who doesnt love it... ( i have lots of it on my computer hahaha, my lady thinks i maybe a bit obbsessed with sailing, but isnt every one i say to her?? )
  8. science abuse
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    science abuse Junior Member

    Easy; You work until you're almost dead, then hit the rack. ;)

    I buy the full coverage DVD every race, I had to buy a region-free player specifically for it. ;)
  9. ned
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    ned Junior Member

    i sail with a guy that was on pirates and puma he saild that all you do is stack sails and gear. when its under six knots all of the gear is forward and to loward then it slowly comes aft and up to windward as the wind increses
  10. anthonysudbury
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    anthonysudbury Anthony Sudbury

    Love it.

    Not sure if I could go around the world though!
  11. lakshmim123
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    Volvo Ocean Race Festival 30th June - 8th July 2012

    Ireland will host the Volvo Ocean Race once again, and this time it will be for the finish of the round-the-world competition on Galway Bay in early-summer 2012. The Volvo Ocean Race is a yacht race around the world, an exceptional test of sailing prowess and human endeavour held every three years.

    The Volvo Ocean Race Festival will take place from 30th June - 8th July 2012, when a fleet of up to 12 Volvo ‘Open 70’ class boats will arrive at Galway Docks in June 2012 on the penultimate leg from Lorient in France. Well over 40,000 international visitors are expected to travel to Galway.

    The final leg is expected to be a three-day race around Ireland, which will offer double points, before finishing in Galway Bay. As well as playing host to a festival expected to last more than a fortnight, Galway City will also host the closing ceremony for the Ocean Race.
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  12. RHP
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    RHP Senior Member

    Your point being?
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