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skipper
1 Nov 2008, 09:13 PM
Pe 9 noiembrie incepe Le Vendée Globe virtuala. Inscrierile au inceput deja si se termina pe 24 noiembrie! Deja sant 4121 de inscrisi!
Pe ei si pe mama lor!:banana:
Eu sant cu Frankie goes.
http://www.virtualregatta.com/index.php

Pilgrim
1 Nov 2008, 10:25 PM
Pe 9 noiembrie incepe Le Vendée Globe virtuala. Inscrierile au inceput deja si se termina pe 24 noiembrie! Deja sant 4121 de inscrisi!
Pe ei si pe mama lor!:banana:

http://www.virtualregatta.com/index.php

:banana:...wisper...:rock:...prezent!

Pilgrim
9 Nov 2008, 02:52 PM
:banana:...wisper...:rock:...prezent!

Mai sunt 12 minute pina la start...! :happy-banana:
Cine s-a mai inscris...?

Pilgrim
9 Nov 2008, 02:56 PM
:mad:..."Warning: mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect]: Too many connections in /var/www/vhosts/compteftpVR/virtualregatta.com/htdocs/inc/func_bdd.php on line 21
Impossible de se connecter : Too many connections":D

Smokey
9 Nov 2008, 04:54 PM
Here we go ...
:happy-banana:

sunt cu minnie-marie


:iupi:

Pilgrim
10 Nov 2008, 12:08 AM
Here we go ...
:happy-banana:

sunt cu minnie-marie


:iupi:

Merge din nou....! Am intrat acum citeva minute si totul pare OK:)

x_petrolist
10 Nov 2008, 04:31 AM
salut .... Snow White-s Coffin .....

Smokey
10 Nov 2008, 09:42 AM
La VOR se pare ca nu mai afiseaza traseul facut de la start :rolleyes:

skipper
10 Nov 2008, 10:49 AM
La VOR se pare ca nu mai afiseaza traseul facut de la start :rolleyes:

Au pierdut datele dupa ce le-au crapat serverele o zi intreaga. Nici acum nu merg ca lumea, mie mi se pare ca mai nou calculele de pozitie nu se mai fac la 10 minute ci la 20 sau 30.

simba_the_sailor
11 Nov 2008, 02:49 AM
For Immediate Release

In a satellite phone conversation at 19.00hr UTC Derek Hatfield informed his shore crew and race organizers that he was unable to continue racing due to electrical problems. He has turned around and is headed back to Les Sables d’Olonne for repairs, he will assess the damage after arrival in port. We will keep you updated with a report once he arrives.

x_petrolist
11 Nov 2008, 03:02 AM
salut Simba .... ce inseamna UTC daca nu te supara intrebarea unui neofit ..... 19:00hr l-am inteles .... toate bune .... x-petrolist "the future sailor" ..... I hope .....

simba_the_sailor
11 Nov 2008, 03:14 AM
Coordinated Universal Time /Temps Universel Coordonné, is a time standard based on International Atomic Time;

International Atomic Time, is a high-precision atomic coordinate time standard based on the notional passage of proper time on Earth's geoid.

:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UTC

In nici un caz nu are nici o treaba cu UTC-ul de inainte de inghesuiala din '89.

:)

Smokey
11 Nov 2008, 10:29 AM
UTC este time-zone-ul de referinta. Este practic acelasi lucru cu GMT dar fara a tine cont de ora de vara decalata (DST*).

Deci pe timp de iarna UTC = GMT, iar pe timp de vara (cand intra ora de vara DST*) avem UTC = GMT-1h

Noi avem timezone-ul GMT+2, deci pe timp de iarna avem UTC+2, iar pe timp de vara UTC+3.

*DST = Daylight Saving Time, ora oficiala de vara in mai multe tari - e schimbarea ceasului inainte/inapoi pentru a ne sincroniza cu lumina soarelui.

Pentru ca nu toate tarile adopta schimbarea orei (DST) - pentru ca sunt mai aproape de Ecuator si nu e cazul - pentru referinta se foloseste UTC in loc de "clasicul GMT", tocmai pentru ca vara zona GMT este decalata cu o ora fata de UTC.

Aceasta referinta comuna, fara a tine cont de zonele orare si ora de vara e utila cand se fac manipuleaza date/ore din mai multe locatii diferite.

:sail:

simba_the_sailor
12 Nov 2008, 12:53 AM
Day 1, Vendée Globe Press Release, 10th November

PRESS CONFERENCE TOMORROW
TUESDAY NOV 11th

AT THE FOOT OF THE TOUR MONTPARNASSE (up the stairs)

PHILIPPE DE VILLIERS, President of the SEM VENDEE
DENIS HOREAU, Race director
ALAIN GAUTIER, former competitor in the Vendee Globe and security consultant in this edition

120 miles north west of Cape Finisterre

Of the 30 skippers who started the Vendée Globe at 1302hrs on Sunday off Les Sables d’Olonne, Alex Thomson is the seventh to have been forced to turn back to the Vendée start port.

Severe weather on the Bay of Biscay, with big, confused seas has hit the fleet. In the afternoon of Monday 10th November and evening winds are reported to have reached 45 to 50 knots.

Summary of the entrants who have had to return, or are making towards Les Sables d’Olonne:

DominIque Wavre, Temenos II: had an electrical problem and returned to Les Sables d’Olonne. He returned to the race course late in the evening of Sunday 9th November.

Bernard Stamm, Cheminées Poujoulat: had a collision with a cargo ship, returned to Les Sables d’Olonne during the night of 9th/10th November. Damage to bowsprit.

Michel Desjoyeaux, Foncia: electrical and engine problems following a leak from a water ballast tank, expected to arrive in Les Sables d’Olonne during the night 10/11 November.

Jean- Baptiste Dejeanty, Group Maisoneuve: damage to deck reported during the morning of Monday 10th November. Arrival expected in Les Sables d’Olonne on the morning of 11th November.

Derek Hatfield, Algimouss Spirit of Canada: electrical problems during the afternoon/evening of Monday 10th November. Expected to return to Les Sables d’Olonne during the morning 11th November.

Yannick Bestaven, Aquarelle.com: dismasted reported during the evening of Monday 10th November. Arrival expected Les Sables d’Olonne during the night of 11th or 12th November.

Kito de Pavant, Groupe Bel: dismasted during the evening of Monday 10th November, arrival could be in Les Sables d’Olonne during the night of 11th to 12th November

Alex Thomson, Hugo Boss: structural problem in the evening of Monday 10th November, arrival predicted in Les Sables d’Olonne during the night of 11th/12th November.

The Vendee Globe start line remains open during 10 days after the start. The competitors can cross it until Wednesday, nov 19th – 13:02 french time For more information: http://www.vendeeglobe.org/en/

simba_the_sailor
12 Nov 2008, 05:03 PM
Derek Hatfield-Spirit of Canada, has arrived in Les Sables d'Olonne after some damage to the boat has caused him to return for repairs. This race allows competitors to return to the start line for repairs, the competitors have 10 days to return to racing to remain qualified in the race.

We have had a rough look at the boat after arrival with a plan to do a more detailed job list in the morning, the biggest concern of course is budget whether we can afford to keep racing. We are getting some much needed help from both Ecover with parts and Bahrain Team Pindar's technical team. The returning boats of which there are 6 are lucky that most of the shore teams are still in town so they are banding together in groups to help get the sailors back out on the race course as soon as possible. Three boats have dismasted and are out of the race, they must be just gutted.

Traducere pe scurt:

Trei skipperi out, altii urmeaza printre care m-as numara si eu...(bugetul batul-ar norocu' din Les Sables d'Olonne...)

simba_the_sailor
12 Nov 2008, 05:17 PM
Smokey,


Multumim pentru raspunsul si mai detaliat. De multe ori, din mare criza de timp si mai putin din convenienta este mai usor sa spui vreo doua vorbe dupa care sa pui cartea in bratele cuiva cu subintelesul "descurca-te!" :) Stii tu,
"cauta si vei afla, cere si vei primi, bate si ti se va deschide".

Sper ca x_petrlolist sa nu se manieze. :)


UTC este time-zone-ul de referinta. Este practic acelasi lucru cu GMT dar fara a tine cont de ora de vara decalata (DST*).

Deci pe timp de iarna UTC = GMT, iar pe timp de vara (cand intra ora de vara DST*) avem UTC = GMT-1h

Noi avem timezone-ul GMT+2, deci pe timp de iarna avem UTC+2, iar pe timp de vara UTC+3.

*DST = Daylight Saving Time, ora oficiala de vara in mai multe tari - e schimbarea ceasului inainte/inapoi pentru a ne sincroniza cu lumina soarelui.

Pentru ca nu toate tarile adopta schimbarea orei (DST) - pentru ca sunt mai aproape de Ecuator si nu e cazul - pentru referinta se foloseste UTC in loc de "clasicul GMT", tocmai pentru ca vara zona GMT este decalata cu o ora fata de UTC.

Aceasta referinta comuna, fara a tine cont de zonele orare si ora de vara e utila cand se fac manipuleaza date/ore din mai multe locatii diferite.

:sail:

Smokey
12 Nov 2008, 05:46 PM
Smokey,
Multumim pentru raspunsul si mai detaliat. De multe ori, din mare criza de timp si mai putin din convenienta este mai usor sa spui vreo doua vorbe dupa care sa pui cartea in bratele cuiva cu subintelesul "descurca-te!" :) Stii tu,
"cauta si vei afla, cere si vei primi, bate si ti se va deschide".

Sper ca x_petrlolist sa nu se manieze. :)Pai deaia e forum, fiecare ajuta cu ce poate. Aici la UTC chiar lucrez des cu chestia asta :D


Ma surprinde numarul mare de probleme din prima zi. Nu e ciudat ca din prima zi/noapte sa apara probleme la barca? Nu se testeaza suficient inainte?

x_petrolist
12 Nov 2008, 06:44 PM
salut Simba si Smokey si multumesc pentru raspunsuri. singurul lucru care ma poate minia este ca nu am facut o cautare pe net inainte sa pun intrebarea.

simba_the_sailor
12 Nov 2008, 06:58 PM
Pai deaia e forum, fiecare ajuta cu ce poate. Aici la UTC chiar lucrez des cu chestia asta :D


Ma surprinde numarul mare de probleme din prima zi. Nu e ciudat ca din prima zi/noapte sa apara probleme la barca? Nu se testeaza suficient inainte?

Si pe mine ma surprinde. Interesanta va fi decizia celor care participa pentru prima data la Vendee, s-au ales doar "defectiuni" dar nu "vor reusi" sa treaca din nou linia de start in termenul stabilit, 10 zile.

Cei trei skipperi carora le-au zburat catargele sunt de inteles si compatimit dar totusi, cum de naiba le-au zburat catargele?

A dat vreun pirat cu vreun tunulet financiar in ele?

Intriga si suspans la Vendee 2008! :):):)

simba_the_sailor
12 Nov 2008, 06:59 PM
salut Simba si Smokey si multumesc pentru raspunsuri. singurul lucru care ma poate minia este ca nu am facut o cautare pe net inainte sa pun intrebarea.

Pentru putin.

simba_the_sailor
13 Nov 2008, 08:57 AM
Derek Hatfield, Spirit of Canada: initial damage report

Hello from Les Sables d’Olonne

This morning Algimouss Spirit of Canada had a thorough going over by the technical team from Bahrain Team Pindar and a work list was constructed and then divided amongst the team to be conquered. Derek had returned with a list of things that either had been damaged or lost in the storm on Sunday and Monday. But once we boarded the boat outside the harbor last night; the list got bigger; the mainsail would not come down. After a bit of persuasion the mainsail started to come down the mast track….then the sound of ball-bearings hitting the deck, the head-car had left the mast track. Once in port, a team member went up to discover that the track had been pulled out of the mast creating damage to the carbon.

The weather system that struck the fleet has caused a lot of damage to the other boats so we are taking all precautions to make sure that we have a good going over the boat while Derek is in port. The mast has been taken from the boat and an ultrasound will be done tonight to determine the extent of the damage. The mast technicians are working through the night tonight preparing to laminate carbon. Best estimates now are that Derek will be ready to leave port on the afternoon tide on Friday.

simba_the_sailor
14 Nov 2008, 05:42 PM
Abandonari:

Kito de Pavant -Groupe Bel
Marc Tjhiercelin -DCNS
Yannick Bestaven -Aquarelle.com
Alex Thompson-Hugo Boss, aici sa fie vorba de ghinionism cronic sau omul chiar nu invata din greseli?! :)

Fruntasi:

Loick Peyron-Gitana Eighty avans de aprox.10 miles
Seb Josse BT si Jean-Pierre Dick -Paprec-Virbac 2 lupta crancena pentru pozitia a doua

restul, mijlocasi, altii...(Spirit of Canada)...printre cei mai buni dintre codasi, deocamdata.

simba_the_sailor
14 Nov 2008, 06:14 PM
Spirit of Canada

It’s official, Derek crossed the start line once again after making repairs to Algimouss Spirit of Canada at 02.00hr local time in France. Derek is unbelievable lucky to be able to repair the boat once again and commence racing. The repairs were made possible because of the involvement of Bahrain Team Pindar’s Technical Team and help from Andrew Pindar in particular. We did not have the resources to do this ourselves.

Derek is currently doing 10 kts of boat speed with 23598 nm to finish, what a Herculean effort this has been for him, he continues to make us very proud.

IU-HUUU!

:rock::rock::rock:

"NEVER GIVE UP!"

Smokey
15 Nov 2008, 12:16 AM
Vorba aia "it's not about the destination, it's about the journey" :skip:

simba_the_sailor
16 Nov 2008, 09:56 AM
[QUOTE=Smokey;1121]Vorba aia "it's not about the destination, it's about the journey"

"Cei din urma, vor fi cei dintai!" :)


Skipper's Report


Hello from Algimouss Spirit of Canada

What can I say about the first few days, wow what a beginning to a round the world race. Start day was fantastic with the big crowds and great send off. It is the most emotional thing I have experiencced in a sailing event, thousands of people cheering you on from the shoreline. I must admit to being nervous on the start line with 30 IMOCA 60's racing around chomping at the bit to be off. We knew the conditions would be lively the first few days and they lived up to the expections and then some. We all started off up wind with one or two reefs and the solent for a sail plan but it wasn't long into Sunday night that I was at three reefs and solent. At one point during the first night I spend about two hours going due north as the solent sheets totally wrapped themselves into a big knot after an unexpected wind shift tacked the boat and I found myslef lying on my side with the boat going sideways in 27 knots of wind. Monday was very unpleasant as the fleet headed due west to escape the Bay of Biscay and the unpleasant cross seas that pounded the boats. On Monday, winds were even higher with gusts into the mid forty knot range. I had changed to the staysail and during one violent rain squall of 55 knots I was attempting to put in the 4th reef in the mainsail when the mainsheet took away the wind generator. My worse case scenario so soon in the race; no wind generator and just enough fuel to go around the world hand steering with a hand held GPS to guide me. As the rules allow me to return to the start line, make repairs and restart without a penalty, this was the obvious choice. Reluctanly I turned back and watched the damage reports on the other boats come in. Back at the dock, Patianne and Team Pindar were waiting for me with all the resources needed to turn the boat around quicky. The damage to the mainsail track was only noticed once back across the line and I tried to take down the mainsail. The track at the second reef point had pulled away from the carbon mast. We realized immediately that we would have to take the mast down. Over the next few days the team worked day and night to work through the work list and take fix the broken mast. Around us on the dock, the carage from the storm started to appear. Maisonneuve with hull and deck crack problems, then Groupe Bel and Aquarelle.com with no masts at all. Hugo Boss arrived with long strands of carbon pulled from the hull. Bernard's boat was getting a new bow sprit after hitting a ship right after the start. Other competiors had already come and gone after quick fixes, Temenos and Foncia among them. I think in total, nine boats returned to Les Sables as a result of storm damage.

After four big days of fixing the long llist of things broken on Algimouss Spirit of Canada, I was ready to leave on the high tide Thursday night. I never really contemplated not leaving, as long as we felt the boat was safe and was fixed properly. A big thank you to Andrew Pindar and the Team Pindar team, especially Nick Black and Hanna White.

As I write this note, Cape Finisterre is visiable out the port side and I am just about to jibe to the south and continue chasing Bernard. I've been able to make some headway on him as I brought in the new wind from the north. I suspect though he will have slipped away after turning the corner as it is a much better wind angle as we head south. Next goal for me is to pass west of Maderia and to make some more time on the tail end of the fleet. More soon.

Take Care

Derek

simba_the_sailor
19 Nov 2008, 09:43 AM
:)


Hello from Algimouss Spirit of Canada

Position 36 52.46N x 13 02.932W

From flat seas and little wind to 25 knots and building seas. I've had a fast and furious night as the wind has kicked in from the NE. It started to build around midnight and I had the gennaker and full main and the boat took off on the flat seas, hitting speeds of 20 knots or more. With a moon lite night, it was fantastic sailing and I spend the night on deck watching the water rush by. I've changed to the genoa and one reef and am still getting surfs up to 20 knots. But now I'm tired and must sleep for a while to catch up.

Take Care

Derek


Noapte buna, somn usor si vise placute Derek!

:)

La revedere International Collision Regulations Rule # 5!

:D

"Every vessel shall at all times maintain a proper look-out by sight and hearing as well as by all available means appropriate in the prevailing circumstances and conditions so as to make a full appraisal of the situation and of the risk of collision"

:D

Dumnezeu Autotputernicul, sa binecuvinteze autopilotii, detectoarele de nave, bateriile, si Spiritul Canadei.

:)

iar Poseidon, in afara de rechini, sa fereasca din fata kilei toate vietuitoarele adancurilor.


:)

simba_the_sailor
19 Nov 2008, 05:40 PM
Daily Report: Nov 19th
Hello From Algimouss Spirit of Canada

Position 33 34.023N x 17 27.720W

All ok on board, trying hard to make some inroads to boats ahead. There are some squalls around that are threatening to upset the sailing routine and I must be vigilant to avoid breakages during the storms.

Take Care

Derek


traducere pe scurt:

Am dormit bustean.Toate-s in regula (autopilotii, detectoarele...functioneaza brici!)
:)

simba_the_sailor
20 Nov 2008, 05:45 PM
Daily Report: Nov 20th
Hello from Algimouss Spirit of Canada

Position: 30 31.142 N X 19 26.222 W

I have been attempting to deal with a battery/charging problem for the past day so I may have suffered a little bit in the standings on the fleet. This problem was caused by the storm just after the start in the Bay of Biscay and it was not detected when we returned to the start line. I am more or less back up to speed now but watching the batteries very closely as I have not been able to solve the problem. I will continue to work on a solution.

Other wise everything is good on board. The sailing is fantastic and the weather nice. More soon

Take Care

Derek


traducere:

nu rezolv problema, ma lasa bateriile, toate acareturile hi-tech la bord bune de muzeu...cirmaci non-stop ma cheama!?

:)

simba_the_sailor
21 Nov 2008, 05:25 PM
Daily Report: Nov 21th
Hello from Algimouss Spirit of Canada

Position 26 06.952N 21 16.77W

The electrical problems have my attention and we are still trying to rectify the problems. It seems that with every Vendee Globe one or more of the fleet is destined to go around with minimal power. It's ironic that I set the boat up to use as little power as possible utilizing the wind and a wind turbine. Now with the wind turbine not working, we must preserve the fuel that we have on board. To help the battery/power situation, I am hand steering about three hours a day to supplement the power supply. Other wise every thing is fine on board and it is now hot in side the cabin. The trade winds are being a little elusive today and I have only 14 knots of wind. The fresh food is slowly disappearing and now onto the freeze dried, which I don't mind.

More soon

Derek


traducere:

Ma tin ocupat mesterind pe aici si pe dincolo. In rest plictiseala. In cabina caldura, patucul... si moleseala. Cind ostenesc la cirma, o pun pe auto, pe urma merg in cabina, mai maninc inghetate, mai incarc bateriile in patuc lungit pe spate...

:)

simba_the_sailor
23 Nov 2008, 05:32 AM
Hello from Algimouss Spirit of Canada

Position 23 05.676 N X 23 08.19 W

The wind has come back this morning but not until after a slow frustrating afternoon yesterday. A big black localized cloud formed in front of me and I spent 6 long hours trying to get around, through, and under it with wind shifts and velocity changes by the minute. The weather here is very unsettled and I hope it clears up soon. The electical situation is still the same and I am slowly coming to grips with the fact that we may not be able to do anything about it and that I will have to be very conservative all the way around.

More soon. Take Care

Derek



traducere:

tropic... Ecuator... tropic... mai mult ma plimb decit intrec. Cu intirzierea... si din realitate...la sfarsit... macar un loc mai pe la jumatate!

:(

simba_the_sailor
24 Nov 2008, 08:46 AM
:D

Daily Report: Nov 21th
Hello from Algimouss Spirit of Canada

Position 17 35.89 N x 25 2387 W

Hot hot hot. 34 C inside the cabin so I will be quick today. As I sit here dripping with sweat, the trade winds are weak again today so a little slower progress. All is well and I have been able to make some headway with the charging system and I think we at least have a chance to fix the wind generator. I have to wait for a calm day to go out on the back of the boat to try the repair.

Take Care

Derek

traducere

"Hot hot hot 34 C"

:D:D:D

Mississauga-Port Credit, Ontario -3 C
Canada


Brr Brr Brr

:D:D:D

Ceva progres cu reparatul dar cu navigatul...tot pe loc, penultimultimul loc, sa rasara busuioc!

:D

simba_the_sailor
25 Nov 2008, 08:53 AM
Daily Report: Nov 24th Hello from Algimouss Spirit of Canada

Position 14 43.79N x 26 04.57W

Yesterday was practice day for the doldrums. A weak low pressure system seems to be crossing in front of me and the result is that for 24 hours now I have had very light winds. A very frustrating day indeed as I never sleep during the slow times as I don't want to miss any opportunities to take advantage of the wind. I must say I'm feeling a bit unlucky with the weather systems that I have encountered so far in the race. I must get my head into the weather files a bit more than I have been but this is a double edge sword; more computer time, more energy consumed. Oh well, I think I'm whining a a bit too much here, I just need to get on with it. My turn with the good luck with the weather will come.

Take Care

Derek


traducere

frustrat si somnoros dar sper sa ma intalnesc cu bunul Aeolus sa ma scoata din doldrums.

:(

simba_the_sailor
26 Nov 2008, 12:40 AM
Daily Report: Nov 25th Hello From Algimouss Spirit of Canada

Approaching the doldrums now and I'm hoping that I will have as good a passage as the fleet did ahead of me. From the weather files, I might just get a break and make it through quickly. (Knock on wood). It was a great night last night, very dark but steady 19 knots of wind and good speeds. Today I have all the sail up that I can find (mainsail and gennaker) and have been making good speeds towards the equator. I hand steered for 2 hours this morning and will do the same this afternoon.

A quick thank you one or my sponsors, Stonemill Bakehouse that proivded me with lots of good tasting long life bread. It's like having fresh bread everyday which really helps the spirits . Fresh food, one of those things we take for granted, until your at sea for 100 days or more.

I'm also feeling the heat from Jean Baptiste who is right behind pushing hard to catch up. He is providing me with some motivation to pick up the pace now that I sort of come to grips with the energy problems. All good stuff, as they say.

Take Care

Derek


traducere:

Doldrums... Ecuator... bat in lemn...(in crosa de hochei montata la pupa de la care flutura Frunza de Artar ?)

:)

M-am cam incalzit cind pe Jean Baptist l-am zarit (ultimul loc frige...la sponsori si la figurat)

:)

simba_the_sailor
26 Nov 2008, 06:33 PM
Jérémie Beyou
Delta Dore


un loc mai avansam, ca asai in racing!

Avantaj noi!

:D

simba_the_sailor
27 Nov 2008, 01:55 AM
Daily Report: Nov 26th
Hello from Algimouss Spirit of Canada

A tough 24 hours starting last night with two major black clouds in the path to the south. These are very localized conditions and can be disruptive for many hours as you get through them. Especially after dark, it is hard to tell the intensity and sometimes the wind doubles in strength. This can be boat breaking if you have a lot of sail up when it hits. The first one had torrential rains as well and caught me on deck without my wet gear on. The fresh shower was welcome but by the end of it I was freezing and unable to leave the helm. Today the wind has shifted to the south a little bit so I am upwind at 5 degrees north through the doldrums. Always an experience. Two beautiful snow white seabirds have been following me now for an hour, flying very close to the transom. I'm not sure what they are expecting but I think they will be disappointed with my leftover noodles and chicken Mountain House freeze-dried lunch.

Take care

Derek

Position: 05 00.77'N by 26 56.48'W
Distance to Finish: 21491.3 nm
Distance to Loick: 1509.1nm
Speed: 10.2 kts
Direction: 183
Distance to Next competitor (Norbert): 226nm a gain of 73nm from yesterday


traducere

pe la Ecuator, cam asa face dus la bord un veleist de intrecere:
-sapunul, samponul, la cirma si... deschide Doamne robinetul!
Important este sa nu uiti "capotul impermebial" ca altfel...
brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

:D

simba_the_sailor
27 Nov 2008, 05:04 PM
Oficial, Jérémie Beyou -Delta Dore, a abandonat!


1):ole::ole::ole::ole::ole::ole::ole::ole:

2):ole::ole::ole::ole::ole::ole::ole::ole:

3):ole::ole::ole::ole::ole::ole::ole::ole:

4):ole::ole::ole::ole::ole::ole::ole::ole:

AM URCAT PE 24!

:D

skipper
27 Nov 2008, 06:01 PM
Oficial, Jérémie Beyou -Delta Dore, a abandonat!

AM URCAT PE 24!

:D

Brava, mai are de asteptat numai 23 de alte abandonuri si poate castiga!:rock:

Pui pariu pe o bere ca Mounty nu termina cursa? Castigatorul alege berea.
Daca mai sant si alti doritori de pariuri ii rog sa se exprime. :noroc:

simba_the_sailor
27 Nov 2008, 06:38 PM
skipper a spus:

"Brava, mai are de asteptat numai 23 de alte abandonuri si poate castiga!

Pui pariu pe o bere ca Mounty nu termina cursa?"

skipper, partizan de Jérémie Beyou???

:D

Gata skippere, hai sa vedem cine ramine insetat.

:)

skipper
27 Nov 2008, 06:57 PM
skipper a spus:

"Brava, mai are de asteptat numai 23 de alte abandonuri si poate castiga!

Pui pariu pe o bere ca Mounty nu termina cursa?"

skipper, partizan de Jérémie Beyou???

:D

Gata skippere, hai sa vedem cine ramine insetat.

:)

Insetat nu ramane nimeni, problema e cine plateste udatura! Rezolvam noi si asta!

Nu sant partizan Beyou dar imi plac: caracterul lui Bilou, profesionalismul lui Desjoyeux si barca lui Alex T!

simba_the_sailor
28 Nov 2008, 02:04 AM
Daily Report: Nov 26th, Crossing the Equator
Hello from Algimouss Spirit of Canada

Position: 0 59.56N x 27 49.538W

59 miles to do to cross the equator! This is my 5th time crossing that magical line and it is always special having the GPS just flip over from North to South, no fanfare or special signs, it doesn't care so much.

For me this kind of marks the end of phase one in the race - start line to the equator. Phase two starts immediately and takes us down to the south.

It's a little slow today it seems, more upwind work as I get into the weather systems south of the equator. The doldrums were non existent this time across which was lucky. Normally it is a slow painful crossing with many black clouds to negotiate. Thunder and lightning storms and big wind holes that can last for hours. Most of the fleet crossed without stopping I would imagine.

I am very tired today, I had a long night on deck watching for ships and monitoring the autopilot. Three ships came directly from the south, head on and very close. It's a little intimidating to have a large ship playing chicken with a small sailboat. About midnight the autopilot decided to tack the boat while I was asleep and I was rudely awakened with the boat totally on its side going sideways on the opposite tack. It took me about an hour to get it all back on track again and luckily no damage.

I guess the pilot needs some attention so I think I will call him Joshua, after Joshua Slocum the famous Canadian who was the first person to sail around the world single handed. The autopilot on Spirit of Canada in the Around Alone was called Joshua as well.

More soon. Take Care

Derek

simba_the_sailor
28 Nov 2008, 02:18 AM
27 Noiembrie 2048 hrs!

Toti la Sud!

Ceremonia de trecere a Ecuatorului, varianta mouse control de la remote distanta:

:D

Whereas by our Royal Consension, Our Trusty, Well Beloved 5000 Canadian sailors on duty onto the portside and 5000 Canadian sailors on duty onto the starboard side along with their never giving up Skipper have this day entered Our Domain. We do hereby declare to all whom it may concern that it is Our Royal Will and Pleasure to confer upon them the Freedom of the Seas without undue ceremony. Should them fall overboard, We do command that all Sharks, Dolphins, Whales, Mermaids and other dwellers in the Deep are to abstain from maltreating them. And we further direct all Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen and others who have not crossed Our Royal Domain, to treat them with the respect due to One of Us. Given under Our Hand at Our Court on board Algimouss Spirit of Canada on the Equator in Longitude 27 49.538W ° on this 27 day of November in the year 2008


Signed

Cancer — High Clerk
Neptune — Rex

LET THE PARTY BEGIN!

:happy-banana::noroc::banana::noroc::rock::noroc::banana: :noroc::banana::noroc::rock::happy-banana::noroc::rock::happy-banana::noroc::happy-banana::rock::noroc::banana::rock::happy-banana::noroc::rock::banana::happy-banana::noroc:

simba_the_sailor
28 Nov 2008, 02:25 AM
Hai cu noi(uita de Bilou, Desjoyeux si Alex)!

Petrecerea este in toi!

:D:D:D

simba_the_sailor
28 Nov 2008, 03:51 AM
Stage 2 of the race begins
Hello from the Spirit of Canada Team,

At 21.42hr today Derek passed over the imaginary line that is the equator, there was no celebration this time, just trying to make the boat go fast. He has passed for the 5th time, 3 times in this boat. Speaking to Derek earlier today he is exhausted and in need of some rest, he has been fighting to stay in front of Jean-Baptiste Dejeanty who is now only about 40nm behind him and the winds have not been kind so he is working hard to get every puff and bit of breeze to his advantage. The good news is that he is steadily making inroads into the fleet in front of him.

Congratulations Derek, keep up the good work.

Patianne


corectie:

scuze, la petrecere unele orologii (se) micsoreaza :)

Patianne, are dreptate... there was no celebration(for Derek)... a fost invoit de la petrecere de catre echipaj... :)

:D

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simba_the_sailor
28 Nov 2008, 10:21 PM
Daily Report: Nov 28th
Hello from Algimouss Spirit of Canada Position 2 57.75S X 28 42.12W More upwind work on the south side of the line. I crossed the equator last night. With the head winds, I'm headed a little bit to much west for my liking but tomorrow the wind should back a little to allow me more south heading. Upwind is difficult sailing in an IMOCA 60 as the boats are so wet on deck and the motion is random at best. Inside the cabin is so hot that there is no where to sleep other than the cuddy just outside the door. It's turning out to be my favorite place, thanks Keith. I spoke via conference call to the Outreach Sailing Program in Toronto. They had some very good questions about the Vendee Globe and how we are doing. Happy Sailing to all the children participating and volunteers running this valuable program to take children sailing that otherwise would not have a chance to experience what it's like to be on the water in a sailboat.

Take Care Derek

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traducere:

cu vintul din fata, pe punte la prova leoarca ma fac; in cabina? zapuseala din lume! AER CONDITIONAT!.....mmmmmmmmmmmmmm.......din...pupa si numai in vise pe care le am in culcusul de linga usa...ce mai, viata de caine....


:D

skipper
28 Nov 2008, 10:24 PM
Hai cu noi(uita de Bilou, Desjoyeux si Alex)!

Petrecerea este in toi!

:D:D:D

Vine baiatu'!Dar mai incap si eu, n-o sa fim prea inghesuiti un echipaj de 10.003 oameni pe o barca de numai 60 picioare?

simba_the_sailor
28 Nov 2008, 10:34 PM
Flotabilitatea spiritului Algimouss Spirit of Canada este de infinit %!

:)

simba_the_sailor
29 Nov 2008, 10:28 PM
Daily Report: Nov 29th


Hello from Algimouss Spirit of Canada

Slowly, ever so slowly the wind backs as we beat and thrash our way upwind. Most uncomfortable. I'm not sure if the fleet ahead of me had upwind conditions like this but it would explain why they did not pull away after the doldrums like I thought they should have. Normally we would be close reaching down the coast of Brazil. Ironically when we come this way again in 7 or 8 weeks, we will probably be upwind again past Brazil towards the finish line. The humidity is taking it's toll in skin rashes and blisters. Everytime I go on deck it's either a salt water shower or foul weather gear while sweating to death underneath. After more than two weeks at sea, I begin to wonder if "foul" weather gear refers to the outside or the indside of the gear. Time for a good rain shower I'm hoping, before it gets too cold in another week or so. Time for lunch; chicken with noodles and bread and peanut butter and jam. And a french chocolat pudding for dessert.

Take Care

Derek

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traducere:

Sapunul, samponul, tirlicii si sper sa ma bucur si azi de un dus caldut in baia de pe puntea din pupa, exact linga cirma, unde scurgerea este buna. Nu peste mult timp ma deconecteaza de la apa calda si ramin cu cea rece. Urmeaza dusurile scotiene! Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! La prinz, mare mesean mare si ospat adevarat! (Meniu de week-end)

:)

simba_the_sailor
30 Nov 2008, 07:15 AM
Raphaël Dinelli
Fondation Océan Vital, cu toata viteza inainte catre... Trinidad!

Ce ne-am veseli s-auzim c-abandonat!

Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!

Hai pe locul 23!


:D:D:D:D

simba_the_sailor
1 Dec 2008, 07:21 AM
Daily Report: Nov 29th Hello from Algimouss Spirit of Canada

The wind had backed enough to start reaching again and it feels great not to be upwind. I am on the direct route south and the weather files look interesting ahead for the mid fleet positions. I think that there might be some room to make up some time on the frontrunners for sure. Yesterday, my inexpereince in the IMOCA 60 boats came to the fore as I tried all day to get the boat balanced and up and running smoothly. It was a very frustrating day knowing that Jean is moving up from behind and there is nothing I can do about it right now. I must have tried every sail configuration possible with the limited number of sails that I have to try and get the boat balanced so that I felt that it was meeting potential. I don't think I ever succeeded for more than a few hours at a time. The wind was variable and shifting 25 degrees each side as well.

Today is a much better situation and I am trying hard to hold Jean of as long as possible. I even got time to do the laundry, getting the tidying things done before we reach the south. If the weather files are correct, we might have downwind conditions with 30-35 knots in a few days. It's time to start thinking about those high wind days that we all want to experience in the south.

Take care

Derek

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traducere:

Spalat, calcat, apretat,totul amarat. In curind de pe creasta pe creasta!

Iu-huuuuu!

:banana:

simba_the_sailor
1 Dec 2008, 10:24 PM
Daily Report Dec.1st


Hello from Algimouss Spirit of Canada A bit of a shocker this morning to find a batten car on the mast broken and the batten hanging loose against the mast. As day light came on I could also see damage to the mast track but once I could take a closer look by climbing up, it turns out that the track is damaged but not so much that the cars can go by. I had visions of the same thing that happened back in Les Sables D'Olonne, the whole reason for taking the mast down after the storm. I've replaced the broken car with a spare one and after three hours or so, am back up and running again. This is the second batten car that has broken and what is disconcerning is the fact that I don't know why they are breaking. I will try and figure it out to prevent others breaking as I only have one spare left. Otherwise, the weather is a bit unstable and large black clouds roam around in the night looking for IMOCA 60's, especially those ones where the skippers are napping. I'm sleeping on deck constantly now, trying to avoid being caught out by one of these clouds.

Take Care

Derek

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traducere:

Probleme, probleme, probleme. M-am descurcat, ma descurc si ma voi descurca.Cer noros. Zona unde se motaie la greu si in functie de nori.Unii motaie mai mult decit altii.Azi ma numar printre altii.Mi-am luat masura de precautie. DORM cu cirma in mina ca de ma surprinde (in cabina) un nor mai mare...Jean Baptist...dispare din zare.


:D

simba_the_sailor
3 Dec 2008, 07:15 AM
Daily Report Dec 2nd

Hello from Algimouss Spirit of Canada

Seems everyone from midfleet back has the pedal down tring to cut the corner and save some miles. It certainly looks doable from here and the weather files indicate the opportunity. An intense low pressure system to the west will push the high to the north east and may allow us to sail more directly to the first gate. I'm watching the weather with hopes that the current forecast will not change. Jean has managed to get by me, well done. He's doing an awesome job after a problematic start.

Take Care

Derek

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corectie:

Jean has managed to get by me... but just for a while

:D

23 Derek Hatfield
Algimouss Spirit of Canada 03/12/08 0330hrs.
23 19.78’ S
23 49.78’ W


24 Jean-Baptiste Dejeanty 03/12/08 0330hrs.
Maisonneuve
24 26.26’ S
25 16.30’ W


25 Norbert Sedlacek 03/12/08 0330hrs.
Nauticsport-Kapsch
22 56.47’ S
23 42.63’ W

:ole::ole::ole::ole::ole::ole::ole::ole:

HEY-HEY!

:ole::ole::ole::ole::ole::ole::ole::ole:

HEY-HEY!

HOP SI NOI PE 23!


:D

simba_the_sailor
4 Dec 2008, 06:48 AM
Daily Report Dec.2nd

Hello from Algimouss Spirit of Canada,

Great sailing for the last 24 hours, a personal best in mileage at around 368 miles. Knock on wood (carbon), the weather forecast is still showing the possibility of cutting the corner on the St. Helena High and making some miles on the leaders. I'm watching this very closely as I don't want to get caught in the high pressure system that is coming, it will be brutally windless in this area for a few days on the weekend. The temperature is still very warm and daytime it's shorts and t-shirt and night time a fleece. I can feel the coolness in the air as I head south and it won't be long until the full layers of long underwear and fleece are required. Of course, on deck, it's foul weather gear all the time due to the spray and waves breaking over the boat. Top speed last night was 22 knots with sustained surfs on 18 knots for long periods of time, it was fantastic sailing. Today I've had to back off a gear from the genoa to the solent as the wind is getting up to high 20's. The boat is on the very edge of control and I felt it better to save the genoa to fight another day, given that it's the only one I have on board.

Word from back in Canada is that the government is in a bit of turmoil and the economy is at scary levels. I'm sure more than one of our sponsors are feeling the pinch of the recession. Hang in there and never give up on your goals. I feel a little guilty that I'm out here away from all of these woes but maybe some of you following the race can at least find it a motivating diversion from the financial situation.

Take Care,

Derek

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traducere:

24 de ore de pe creasta pe creasta! Viteza maxima 22 noduri!

Iu-huuu! Ya ba da ba doo!

Vesti din Canada. In politica...rascoala din Decembrie, varianta canadiana, guvernu' cu crosa, opozitia cu pucu'(pucisti).Cind ma gindesc la sponsori... unii dintre ei posibil piscati de recesiune... ma gindesc si la mine, vorba aceea, il pisca recesiunea pe sponsor, il pisca si sponsorul pe sponsorizat, avantaj nici unu', ca asa-i economia de piata, cind in coma, cind in viata.


:D

simba_the_sailor
4 Dec 2008, 07:08 AM
22 Derek Hatfield
Algimouss Spirit of Canada 04/12/08 0330hrs.
28 15.03’ S
20 24.28’ W


1):ole::ole::ole::ole::ole::ole::ole::ole:

2):ole::ole::ole::ole::ole::ole::ole::ole:

1):ole::ole::ole::ole::ole::ole::ole::ole:

2):ole::ole::ole::ole::ole::ole::ole::ole:

NE-AM SUIT PE 22!

:D

simba_the_sailor
5 Dec 2008, 06:32 AM
Daily Report Dec. 4th


Hello from Algimouss Spirit of Canada

Pollution is today's topic, oil spills to be precise. Around 10:00 UTC this morning, white and red Algimouss Spirit of Canada sailed through a large patch of bunker oil and came out a sickly brown colour. The boat was surfing along at 15 knots or so and of course shipping a lot of water over the decks. The boat decks are now covered with sticky greasy crude oil. It's everywhere, on the ropes, line bags, deck hardware and cockpit floor. It will probably take me a day or more to clean it so it doesn't track inside the boat. A couple of days before the race start I was given a bag of Ecover cleaning solutions from Mike Golding’s team, they sure will come in handy with this mess, thanks Mike. Otherwise the sailing is great and Jean-Baptiste and I are having a great drag race. He's not in sight but I know he's not far away off to my starboard side. Now back to cleaning.

Take Care,

Derek

Daily Stats: Current Position: 23 Location: 30 10.38’S 18 07.52’W Distance to Finish: 19378.8 Distance to Leader: 1445.4 Distance to Unai on Pakea Bizkaia: 304nm, down from 636nm just 3 days ago 24hr Distance covered: 358.6 nm

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traducere:

Cind ti-era lumea mai draga...!

:rolleyes::mad::rolleyes::mad:

Am bagat Ecoverul in ea de pacura!

:mad::rolleyes::mad::rolleyes:!

simba_the_sailor
6 Dec 2008, 05:19 PM
Daily report: Dec 5th
Hello from Algimouss Spirit of Canada

Another fast and sleepless night as the winds got up to 30+ knots and boat speeds in the low 20's. I still don't have the confidence in the autopilots to actually go to sleep and leave them on their own. It's like teaching a teenager how to drive, confidence in them is gained after a period of time and experience.

I've had a nap this morning to ward off the drowsiness and it is almost time to make a sail change. I'm watching the high pressure off to my left like a hawk as I'm nervous that it will start back my way and I will get caught. This same thing happened to me in the Around Alone in 2002 and I lost second place to Tim Kent into Cape Town because I sailed too close to the high, it's like a magnet. The clean up of the oil spill has not progressed very well as the deck is still awash in water from surfing so much.

Take Care,

Derek

Daily Stats:

Current Position: 23
Location: 32 33.79’ S 12 51.19’ W
Distance to Finish: 19090.3
Distance to Leader: 1397 nm
Distance to Unai on Pakea Bizkaia: 101nm, down from 636nm just 5 days ago
24hr Distance covered: 380 nm New Personal Best



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traducere:


Vint de ajuns, vreme bunicica, somn ba, motait da. Pe punte... ca pe derdelus. Am de munca la fel ca la balamuc...si da-i si freaca si sterge:mad::rolleyes:si da-i si freaca si sterge:rolleyes::mad:Pina la Cape Town...Capul Bunei Sperante ca voi termina cu frecusul.

adrian.n
6 Dec 2008, 05:30 PM
Vezi ca nu mergi bine, trebuie sa treci prin poarta

simba_the_sailor
6 Dec 2008, 06:32 PM
"Vezi ca nu mergi bine, trebuie sa treci prin poarta "



22 --- Derek Hatfield
Algimouss Spirit of Canada 06/12/0814:30 35 31.78’ S 4 51.26’ W
23 --- Unai Basurko
Pakea Bizkaia 06/12/08 14:30 34 50.67’ S 10 00.38’ W
24 --- Raphaël Dinelli
Fondation Océan Vital 06/12/08 14:30 35 54.23’ S 11 52.01’ W
25 --- Norbert Sedlacek
Nauticsport-Kapsch 06/12/08 14:30 34 10.43’ S 11 32.77’ W

Cine nu merge bine, si cine trebuie sa treaca prin poarta?


:)

simba_the_sailor
6 Dec 2008, 07:56 PM
Daily report: Dec 6th


Hello from Algimouss Spirit of Canada

I spotted my first albatross for this trip early this morning. They are magnificent birds and seem so at home here in the southern ocean. They soar around, doing a wheeling pattern into the trough of the waves and up high and back down again, only flapping their wings occassionaly. I watched one last trip for over five mintues and it never flapped it's wings once, gliding on it's huge wings and relying on the wind between the waves to keep going. I'm wondering if they can do this wheeling and soaring pattern in their sleep. I've read that they will spend months at sea and never touch land. Last night was fast and furious again with a top speed of 25.3 knots, a best for this trip and for this boat. I can feel the effects of the high pressure system now and the barometer is starting to rise. It's going to be very close to make it through before the high developes here. It will be slower today as we slowly make our way down to the gate. Ideally I would like to be farther south but will make do with this spot. We may have to jibe south eventually to get into the furious forties.

Take Care

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traducere:

Ce bine e sa fii albatros.Zbori si dormi. Azi noapte record de viteza! 25.3 noduri/ora! Somn... normal, zero minute/ora. Acuma, mai ca as vrea sa ma descurc ca un albatros! Trecem cu vremea asta prin poarta, bine, nu putin mai la Sud, vint 40 noduri/ora, IU-HUUU, YA BA DA BA DOO ori sburam prin ea ori sburam de pe 22!


:D

x_petrolist
6 Dec 2008, 08:49 PM
"Vezi ca nu mergi bine, trebuie sa treci prin poarta "



Cine nu merge bine, si cine trebuie sa treaca prin poarta?


:)

cursa Vendee Globe virtuala ... mesaj de la adrian.n pentru mine ...

http://www.virtualregatta.com/index.php

skipper
6 Dec 2008, 08:57 PM
cursa Vendee Globe virtuala ... mesaj de la adrian.n pentru mine ...

http://www.virtualregatta.com/index.php

Pai tu nu ai virat pe 125 dimineata?

x_petrolist
6 Dec 2008, 09:40 PM
Pai tu nu ai virat pe 125 dimineata?

ba da ... mesajul era din timpul noptii .... si by the way .... nice run ....

skipper
6 Dec 2008, 10:00 PM
ba da ... mesajul era din timpul noptii .... si by the way .... nice run ....

Trebuie musai un program de rutare altfel mergem numai la ghici. Plus ca nu inteleg nici acum cum se calculeaza distanta ramasa de parcurs.

x_petrolist
6 Dec 2008, 10:09 PM
banuiala mea este ca masoara distanta cea mai scurta de la barca la linia punctata si apoi adauga cu ce-a ramas din traseu .... important este sa terminam cursa fara s-ajungem pe mal unde nu trebuie .... plus ca eu nici sextant nu am inca .... program de rutare nici atita ...

skipper
6 Dec 2008, 10:13 PM
banuiala mea este ca masoara distanta cea mai scurta de la barca la linia punctata si apoi adauga cu ce-a ramas din traseu .... important este sa terminam cursa fara s-ajungem pe mal unde nu trebuie .... plus ca eu nici sextant nu am inca .... program de rutare nici atita ...

Am sa incerc si asta: mers exact pe linia orange. Si asa acum n-am nici o tactica in vedere, am pierdut depresiunea si alta nu e la orizont.
Gresit: mai vine una in 48 de ore! Pe ea calare!

Ai idee: poarta urmatoare se trece numai S-N sau merge si invers? E vreun regulament?

simba_the_sailor
6 Dec 2008, 10:25 PM
21 --- Jean-Baptiste Dejeanty
Maisonneuve 06/12/08 1830hrs. 37 10.48’ S 3 52.03’ W 18553.1 1286.3 14.6
22 --- Derek Hatfield
Algimouss Spirit of Canada 06/12/08 1830hrs. 35 59.11’ S 3 52.41’ W 13.9


La revedere!

:D

23 --- Unai Basurko
Pakea Bizkaia 06/12/08 1830hrs. 34 31.33’ S 9 28.38’ W 8.3
24 --- Raphaël Dinelli
Fondation Océan Vital 06/12/08 1830hrs. 36 03.23’ S 11 09.70’ W 8.5
25 --- Norbert Sedlacek
Nauticsport-Kapsch 06/12/08 1830hrs. 34 45.49’ S 11 26.01’ W 8.8

adrian.n
6 Dec 2008, 10:49 PM
Skip...ia de aici

http://www.virtualregatta.com/resources/news/VR-VendeeGlobe2008-IceGates.pdf

Smokey
6 Dec 2008, 10:53 PM
Chiar daca fixezi o tactica si nu pui ceasul sa faci update la ruta ... tot degeaba :D

Sau dai banii pe pilot automat :o

skipper
6 Dec 2008, 10:56 PM
Chiar daca fixezi o tactica si nu pui ceasul sa faci update la ruta ... tot degeaba :D

Sau dai banii pe pilot automat :o

I-am dat deja pe windvane, nu asta e scopul jocului??? :rock:
Daca numai 10% din participanti dau cate 10 EURO astia fac in total 130.000 EURO. Nu-i rau! Plus publicitatea!

skipper
7 Dec 2008, 04:52 AM
Skip...ia de aici

http://www.virtualregatta.com/resources/news/VR-VendeeGlobe2008-IceGates.pdf

Merci, ca m'a bien eclerci!

Deci nu e obligatoriu sa treci linia portii, poti trece pe la nord de ea si esti ok. Bonne nouvelle!:banana:

simba_the_sailor
7 Dec 2008, 07:44 PM
calda:

Unai Basurko- Pakea Bizkaia 07/12/08 1430hrs. 32 52.07’ S 7 09.23’ W


in liniste a abandonat!

:ole::ole::ole::ole::ole::ole::ole::ole:

Un loc mai sus asigurat!


rece:

Daily report: Dec 7th Hello from Algimouss Spirit of Canada

Seems the easier sailing causes more damage. I lost two of my three autopilots last night and after a spectaclular crash tack spend an hour sitting hove too while switching all the electonics over to the third pilot. I will endeavour to get the other two back up and running if I can as I'm sure I will need them before the end of the race. It has been difficult saiing for the last 24 horus as the high pressure system almost has us in her grasp. At least we are now on the bottom side and sailing away from the center so to speak. There won't be much wind for the next few days so it's time to check out the boat and do some maintainance for the south. While in the back switching the speed transducers to the new pilot, I took out over 5 buckets of water in the aft compartment. The new gennaker needs some TLC as well next time I take it down; the foot tape has ripped away from the sail along 6 feet on the bottom. Today is a typical day in the southern ocean, drizzle and overcast with visibility down to a few hundred meters or so. There is nothing to see out there of course but it's always nice to see the horizon (and the sun).

Take Care

Derek

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traducere:


Azi noapte doi pilots auto au adormit si ei;de regula problemele mici le creeaza pe cele mari, vreo siguranta, vreun fir piscat ceva, o scot la capat, altfel somn mai rar si mai deloc! irosit timp la voia vintului si a curentului, in rest, presiune atmosferica mare, viteza mica, cer noros, burnita, vreme ce trage motaiala si visat la zile cu soare.

22 Derek Hatfield
Algimouss Spirit of Canada 07/12/08 1430hrs 36 38.98’ S 0 45.47’ E 7.7

prima poarta

01°00 East

mult a fost, putin mai este.

:(

simba_the_sailor
7 Dec 2008, 11:13 PM
prin prima poarta!

22 --- Derek Hatfield Algimouss Spirit of Canada 07/12/08 1829hrs.
37 04.67’ S 1 03.52’ E

7.1kn!

:(

simba_the_sailor
9 Dec 2008, 09:53 AM
Daily report: Dec 7th

Hello from Algimouss Spirit of Canada

After suffering rudder problems Unai Basurko on Pakea Bizkaia has abandoned the race and it heading north, he is able to sail with just one rudder at this point. That leaves just 24 competitors left in the race out of the 30 that started. We are sorry to see Unai abandon and wish him well for a safe ride home. A VERY slow night on the good ship Algimouss Spirit of Canada. I think that I have sailed just a little too close to the St. Helena High, the second time I have made this mistake. The highway corridor of wind that made us look so good for the past week has now been officially closed and now we pay the toll. The only real consolation is that the mid fleet is slow as well in parts and are not getting away as much as I expected. I probably have another 20 hours of the light airs and then will pick up speed a bit more towards the east and the next gate. I have officially complied with the first gate having passed north of the west end of the line. Now I can start to think of the next one. I've always said that slow sailing is more stressfull that lots of wind and generally is very true. The frustration level goes through the roof and the time starts to go slowly as well. Thank you to all those that have sent me emails. In stressful times like this, I find them very motivating to get through the tough time. I read each of them over and over and remember our converstions together. It is because of you and the many people that have supported us that we are here.

I think I need some more sleep!

Take Care

Derek

Position: 22nd Location: 38 28.04'S 2 27.28'E Distance to finish: 18251.3nm Distance to leader: 1604.8nm 24hr distance: 134nm

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traducere:

Unai Basurko a abandonat.Sanatate si drum bun! Mila mi-e de el da' de mine mi se rupe inima.Multumesc pentru e-mail-uri. Citesc la ele pina adorm.Acuma vreua sa dorm mai mult asa ca nu mai citesc.

:(

simba_the_sailor
10 Dec 2008, 02:39 AM
Daily Report: Dec 9th

Hello from Algimouss Spirit of Canada

I am slowly making my way south, away from the high pressure system and and into better winds. It's been a bit frustrating but I am making good headway now towards the southern highway that heads East. The conditions today are typcial southern ocean, overcast and grey but supprisingly flat seas. There is no sign yet of the large swells that we sometimes get down here.

I've done a thorough check of the boat and all seems ok. I took all the small amounts of water from the different compartments and the boat is dry inside, a real bonus for sure. It's getting colder now and clothing does not dry at all once it's wet. It probably won't dry now until after Cape Horn. Time for a good breakfast and off to work.

Take Care

Derek


traducere:


Inspectie de la catarg la chila; am bagat nitica santina, cu buretele, bingo! In rest toate bune in afara de uscatorul de haine care va fi redat in functiune dupa Capul Horn, pina atunci...militareste, pe sub cearsafuri, pe sub saltea... noaptea drrr, drrr, drrr! ziua brrr, brrr, brrr!

:(

simba_the_sailor
10 Dec 2008, 07:39 PM
rece:

1400 hrs. Loïck Peyron- Gitana Eighty, i-a sburat catargul si a ramas cu bome-ul!(skipper-ul este bon mersi, le plus important!)

calda:

noi, slava Domnului, avem catargul dar si boom-ul si hai sus pe 21!


21 +1 Derek Hatfield Algimouss Spirit of Canada 10/12/08 14:30 42 56.85’ S 9 51.07’ E



:ole::ole::ole::ole::ole::ole::ole::ole:

simba_the_sailor
11 Dec 2008, 09:53 AM
Daily Report: Dec 10th

Hello from Algimouss Spirit of Canada

Position 42.43397 S X 9.15.887E

The jibe to the East last night really felt like I'm headed home. I know we are only past the 1/4 mark but if fyou look at the course, straight ahead lies Cape Horn and then the sail north to the finish line. There is a long way to go but it seems now I am headed in the right direction. I have some good winds now and speeds are back up to where we are making good progress. I'm looking at the next competitors and starting to attack the course a little more aggressively. I have to be patient as with the limited sail inventory on board, I don't want to make any mistakes that will ruin any sails and leave a gap in the performance band. Otherwise the boat is in good shape; I've noticed a small hole in the mainsail at the third spreader and I will have to fix at some point with kevlar tape. I managed to switch back to the Raymarine autopilot that was having difficulty after doing some work on it and it is steering the boat very well down wind. It was very cold yesterday but today it is sunny and 14 C outside so it is a pleasant summer day in the Southern Ocean.

Take Care

Derek

traducere:

autopilotul l-am mesterit si l-am bagat in cart, deh...vint din pupa... azi vreme de vara, insorita si placuta; iute cu rufele pe sirma! pe urma... motzaiala de voie.

:D

Mus
11 Dec 2008, 01:52 PM
The Virtual Regatta has gone wild: a month after the start in Les Sables d’Olonne, 218,979 players are racing around the oceans. 80% of them are French, 5% British… The average length of time spent per day is an incredible 90 minutes! The current leader is «Pitibou» which is sailing under the Kerguelens, with a slight advantage over the real sailors in the Vendée Globe…

simba_the_sailor
11 Dec 2008, 06:16 PM
Erau pe acolo si citiva intrecareti barcaholici. Mai sint in cursa? In ultima vreme nu s-a mai auzit nimica de ei.Ce s-a intimplat? Au ramas fara cirma la mouse? Li s-a defectat auto-touchpad-ul? :D

simba_the_sailor
13 Dec 2008, 09:33 AM
Daily Report: Dec 12th Hello from Algimouss Spirit of Canada

The Southern Ocean is a very humbling place for me. My emotions are raw and on edge due to lack of sleep, cold, isolation, loneliness and let's face it, just plain fear of the unknown. It seems that tactically, for a while no matter what sail, daggerboard and keel configuration I tried, the boat didn't want to respond to my setup. It's very frustrating so I just returned to basic sailing skills to get through the tough conditions and before long, bingo, back ontrack. That's what I have been doing for the past few days, it was driving me crazy as to why I was so slow. In a tired state, you start to second guess decisions you have made, which of course leads to more mistakes. So, back to basics.

As you can imagine, the decision to return to the start line for repairs was an emotional hit for me, as a competitor you want every chance to be on fair ground with the others. The chance of being on equal footing was lost and it was a tough decision to go back out there so far behind already. When you dig deep and decide to do a race like the Vendee Globe it is an "all or nothing" decision, you must be very clear and true to yourself about the motivation to go racing. We entered this project to see how we could do against the best in the world but it became clear that we would not have the money it took to win as most of my time was spent marketing and promoting the event rather than physically and mentally training for it. When it came time to put the boat back on the race course after the start I had to look to other motivations to do the race. One very strong motivation, in fact the motivation that has kept us going from day 1 was to take the experience and share it with others, children for example. There are millions of children following the skippers in the race, they find it motivating to do something better in their own lives, it let's them know that if you really want to do something, set your goal and just get on with it until it is done. No matter what happens keep moving forward.

Make no mistake, this race is no 'dream', nor was the decision to do it, but it is a natural progression from the last race around the world. I wish you could all see the emails that I am getting from not just these children, but adults as well who are following the race and wish us well and are also motivated by the whole experience. I wish I could publish them here, maybe in the book. I've had a number of conference calls from groups and classes that are following and I get very motivated by each call. All this to say, thank you for your good wishes and interest in us, it is how we got here and it keeps us going.

Take Care

Derek

Position in fleet: 22nd
Location: lat: 44 08.75'S long: 22 11.99'E
Distance to Finish: 17301.4
Distance to Leader: 2137.1
Speed: 13.8
Heading: 93 True
24 hour distance: 280.9nm
Distance to Great America III: 484.4nm (-17nm over last 2 days)
Distance to Aviva: 1153nm (-59nm over last 2 days)


traducere:

lipsa de somn, :(judecata asa si-asa, :confused:dipozitia cu fundu-n sus :mad:=combinatie periculoasa. Parca nici barca nu vrea sa asculte, am suduit de nu s-a vazut.:mad::mad::mad:, viteza din parti, hatzaiala... la greu:rolleyes: si ziua de 13 abia incepe...:rolleyes::mad:

simba_the_sailor
13 Dec 2008, 06:29 PM
Vint! vint! vint! Prea mult vint!

In 48 de ore intre 8 si 9, rafale 60 noduri/ora!!!

Rupe vintul velele, aoleu catargele! :skip:

simba_the_sailor
14 Dec 2008, 06:09 PM
Daily Report: Dec13th

Hello from Algimouss Spirit of Canada

The storm has abated for now and its time to deal with the left over sloppy seas that causes breakages if I'm not careful. The low is sitting right on top of me and the gate and prevents any good sailing. I still have to deal with the back side of the low and some headwinds later tonight and tomorrow and I'm definitely not feeling too lucky with this situation but it will pass as they say. All for now.

Take Care

Derek


traducere:

a trecut si furtuna, nu ma simt prea norocos...

19 Jean-Baptiste Dejeanty-Maisonneuve 14/12/08 09:30 48 18.46’ S 4216.12’ E

20 Rich WilsonGreat American III 14/12/08 09:00 45 41.10’ S 43 12.95’ E

21 Derek Hatfield
Algimouss Spirit of Canada 14/12/08 09:30 45 58.38’ S 31 38.82’ E

22 Raphaël Dinelli
Fondation Océan Vital 14/12/08 09:30 45 08.04’ S 21 23.22’ E

23 Norbert Sedlacek Nauticsport-Kapsch 14/12/08 09:00 46 36.84’ S 19 09.71’ E


dar nici ghinionist ca altii...

ABD Alex Thomson
Hugo Boss Abandon : Le jeudi 13 novembre 2008 à 13:30 TU

ABD Kito de Pavant
Groupe Bel Abandon : Le mardi 11 novembre 2008 à 09:31 TU

ABD Unai Basurko
Pakea Bizkaia Abandon : Le dimanche 07 décembre 2008 à 13:34 TU

ABD Marc Thiercelin
DCNS Abandon : Le mardi 11 novembre 2008 à 10:00 TU

ABD Jérémie Beyou
Delta Dore Abandon : Le mercredi 26 novembre 2008 à 01:08 TU

ABD Yannick Bestaven
Aquarelle.com Abandon : Le mardi 11 novembre 2008 à 19:20 TU

ABD Dominique Wavre
Temenos II 14/12/08
09:30 49 21.31’ S 70 13.25’ E 0

vorba aceea("rau cu rau dar mai rau fara de rau"), merge si asa

:(



From the shore team:

Having weathered a 45 and 50kt storm for over 10hrs last night Derek is understandably tired today spending most of his time trying to catch up on sleep prior to getting hit with another huge low pressure again tonight. The weather files are consistently wrong with respect to wind speed in this region, as much as 20 kts will be the variance, always more wind than forecast.

It looks as though the low pressure system that is due on Saturday is going to run right through his track as it heads east then veers north. Wind is expected to go to 35-40kts and veer from the North for a bit before clocking south. With luck the wind will be oscillating at such a rate that the waves will not get a chance to be as large as what he was seeing last night.

As we look at the last few days and the carnage in the fleet with Loick dismasting and recent damage to Dominique’s boat on Temenos II we have fingers crossed that both men arrive to land safely. It is gut wrenchingly sad to watch the video <http://www.vendeeglobe.org/en/mediatheque/videos/play/525/> showing Dominique and the damage to the keel, his race is over and his disappointment clear. He has donned his survival suite in case the boat capsizes and those behind him in the fleet will be on standby to rescue him if necessary. We wish him safe passage to the Kerguelen Islands.

simba_the_sailor
15 Dec 2008, 07:31 PM
Daily Report: Dec 14th

Hello from Algimouss Spirit of Canada

The low has almost passed but it has been a tough time of it. Last night and today the winds have been from every degree in the compass and I am exhausted from sail changes and maneuvers since yesterday. The boat even stopped for an hour today with no wind at all. One hour later it was back blowing 30 knots again but from a different direction. I think I found the "eye" of that bad boy. The post storm hangover is on me today and I'm feeling very tired and drained. Normally it takes a day or two to recover from these storms but we are racing so there is no downtime. I'm a little disappointed in the distance to the front but not surprised at all. Hopefully it will be my turn soon for some of those sailing conditions and fantastic speeds that we see coming from the front reports.

Take Care

Derek

traducere

in ultimele 24 de ore:

toate pinzele sus! volta la tribord! toate pinzele jos! volta la babord! toate pinzele sus! volta la tribord! toate pinzele jos! volta la babord! toate pinzele sus! volta la tribord! toate pinzele jos! volta la babord!........cind a disparut vintul, toate pinzele jos si volta in pat! degeaaba, o ora mai tirziu 30 noduri/ora si am luat-o de la capat... roboteala de pe lume nu alta!!! bateriile descarcate... da Doamne ceva vint din pupa, acolo, o zi, doua...


:D

simba_the_sailor
16 Dec 2008, 09:05 AM
:ole::ole::ole::ole::ole::ole::ole::ole:

:ole::ole::ole::ole::ole::ole::ole::ole:

Am urcat pe optaspe!


18 +1 Derek Hatfield
Algimouss Spirit of Canada 16/12/08 0330 hrs. 47 32.34’ S 42 30.53’ E


:D

simba_the_sailor
16 Dec 2008, 05:14 PM
rece:

Mike Golding-Ecover 0647hrs. i-a zburat catargul, skipperul englez este all right.

calda:

:ole::ole::ole::ole::ole::ole::ole::ole:

:ole::ole::ole::ole::ole::ole::ole::ole:

am urcat pe saptespe!


17 Derek Hatfield-Algimouss Spirit of Canada 16/12/08 0930hrs. 47 31.97’ S 44 50.24’ E 16.0 kn.

CEI DIN URMA VOR FI CEI DINTAI!

:D:D:D

simba_the_sailor
17 Dec 2008, 08:47 PM
Daily Report: Dec 17th


Hello from Algimouss Spirit of Canada

The fresh winds from the new low pressure system in the south are propelling me along very efficiently towards the next gate and I'm making some miles on the next boats as I bring in the new wind. I suspect the gains will diminish as I get closer and they start to experience the same wind conditions. I am watching the weather closely and trying to make the decision on a strategy to get around the Kerguelen Islands. I have this theory about islands in the middle of the ocean. They are magnets for carbon boats. Seems no matter what, they eventually become an obstacle that has to be dealt with.

The night was relatively easy but at one point the winds reached 37 knots and it was time to furl the solent as the boat was getting over stressed. I was getting exhausted as I was unable to sleep with the speeds and noise of the waves and boat on the edge all the time. Sometimes you have to throttle back just a bit to save some energy. I slept for two hours in cat naps and feel much better today for it. The winds have diminished slightly and the solent is back working again.

Take Care

Derek

Standing: 17th
Position: 47 26.07 S 53 14.46 E
24 Hour Distance: 314.8nm
Distance to Finish: 16065.5nm
Distance to Leader: 2703.6nm
Distance to Great American III: 280nm gain of 58nm from yesterday
Distance to Artemis: 355nm gain of 99nm
Distance to Aviva: 1276nm gain of 22nm


traducere:

vremea si clasamentul

vremea, vint bun=viteza=prezent la cirma; vint bun=viteza ioc=motaneste prezent in pat!

clasamentul, normal, ce se compara cu locul intai?! deocamdata tinta este locul doi, adica orice loc cu un loc mai sus de locul locului AVIVA:D(companie de asigurare si-ntrale iahtingului...ah...! ce bine ar prinde si ea la bord!)

simba_the_sailor
18 Dec 2008, 05:00 PM
December 18, 2008

Yann Eliès-Generali, fractura de femur. Temporar primeste asistenta de la Marc Guillemot-Safran.Autoritatile australiene urmeaza sa-l evacueze.:(

simba_the_sailor
18 Dec 2008, 10:52 PM
Daily Report: Dec 18th

Hello from Algimouss Spirit of Canada

Another day of 35 knot winds and hi speed down wind sailing. The high pressure system above me is starting to take hold and I am thinking about a jibe to the south although the angle to get around Kerguelen Island won't be great. There is a fishing fleet here as well that needs some attention as they use long lines with traps so not to messed around with for sure. The captain of the fleet is kind enough to send us reports of the boats in the area so that we can gvie them a wide berth.

It's very cold outside right now with rain and drizzle making conditions on deck very unpleasant. All for now.

Take Care

Derek


traducere:

vint, frig, ploaie, burnita si pescari pe aproape; numai de scris nu-mi arde:rolleyes:

simba_the_sailor
19 Dec 2008, 06:55 AM
Vendee Press Release: Dec 18th


IN SHORT WORDS

This morning at 0900hrs Yann Eliès skipper of Generali sustained a fracture to his left leg while he was working on the foredeck of his Open 60. It is understood he was thrown on to the deck by a violent jolt to the boat when it was stopped suddenly by a big wave.

He has been advised by the race doctor Dr Chauve, and an evacuation process is under way. An Australian Navy Frigate has been detailed and is due to leave Perth this evening close to 1900hrs GMT and should take around 48 hours to reach Generali’s location.

Yann Eliès was injured early this morning while he was on the foredeck of Generali while changing sails. He was working by the pulpit when the boat was stopped suddenly by a big wave and he was slammed, it is understood, against the deck. He managed to crawl into the cockpit and down below where he alerted his team. He has been advised by the Vendée Globe doctor Dr Jean Yves Chaud who has confirmed that he believes the solo skipper has sustained a fracture to his left femur. The skin is not broken and he has advised Eliès to de-mobilise the limb as much as possible. The doctor reported this afternoon that the skipper is slightly more comfortable, is at his berth by his navigation station but has not yet managed to reach his medical kit which is about two metres away.

A medical evacuation procedure is under way, coordinated by the Australian MRCC in Canberra. They have detailed the Australian Navy’s 180 metre long Adelaide class Frigate Arunta to be ready to leave Perth this at around 2000hrs GMT this evening. The Arunta can make 30 knots and should take around two days to reach Generali’s position.

Two Vendee Globe skippers have been asked to make best course to Eliès’ position. Marc Guillemot was 100 miles to the south, sailing in a SW’ly wind and so is due nearby very soon. Sam Davies on Roxy was more than 520 miles to the west, some 40 hours sailing time to get there.

Denis Horeau, Race Director of the Vendée Globe.

“So the job of these two skippers is mostly psychological support, that is to say that Yann knows that two fellow skippers are close by, and if absolutely necessary, and I emphasise absolutely necessary, we can count on their assistance.”

“We are waiting to know whether or not a helicopter is embarked aboard the frigate. We don’t know at the moment. In the coming hours we shall more information on the exact departure time of the boat, and further information about its capabilities.”

“For my part I should say that the Australians are capable of exceptional work, they are rescue experts, as several Vendée sailors can attest. At the moment Generali, Yann Eliès’ boat, is 800 miles from the coast of Australia, he is on port tack, and making very slow progress to the north.

Erwan Steff, Logistics and administration manager Team Generali

“ At about 1000hrs this morning Yann contacted me to say that he needed help, he is in a bad way. A sudden jolt when he was on the foredeck stopped the boat very suddenly, he was thrown to the deck, and he has broken his left leg. He crawled back inside the boat to be safe and there he called us, his team, to request immediate assistance. He consulted the doctor. The doctor diagnosed a fracture of the femur and said he should not move. At the moment he is safe in his bunk, he is following the advice of the doctor and staying warm, eating and take painkillers. He has a sail configuration which allows him to stay like that, he has three reefs in the main and small staysail set. He is just waiting for the psychological support that Marc Guillemot’s arrival will give him. For our part we are in permanent contact to know how things are going, to keep his spirits up and so he knows that other sailors, his mates are on their way.”

Marie-Christine Lanne, Communciactions Director, Generali France.

“ We were privileged 20 years ago to be involved with the first Vendée Globe, that is to say in Alain Gautier’s era. We have been sponsors of sailing for 34 years and supported Yann now for ten years and so it is very emotional for us to know that he is in these difficulties. We are working very closely with the Vendée Globe race direction to make sure that help is brought to him as quickly as possible and we are following everything very closely. Everyone we work with is mobilised as well and being kept as up to date as possible so they can keep him in their thoughts. Yann is a very talented and responsible sailor and the important thing is we see him back as quickly as possible, safe and sound.”

Answers to Questions at this afternoon’s press conference

Is there a chance of the sailors going on boars Generali?

Erwan Steff: For the moment we are not looking at anything else other than emotional support. The sea conditions are pretty difficult. We are lucky that Yann happens to be following a pretty favourable course but at the moment there is absolutely no boarding envisaged. But it is important that he knows that his friends are there.

What medication has he taken?

Erwan Steff: He has not taken any medication yet, all that he has been able to do is crawl back inside the boat and get into his bunk in front of the nav station close to his iridium phone, but he has not been able to open his medical kit, but to even pick up the phone is an effort, and the boat’s movement is painful for him. The doctor’s advice is that he conserves his energy for the next 30 hours because he is in a lot of pain.

Erwan Steff, The medical kit is at most two metres from him, I do not know what side of the boat it is on, but Yann is in the middle of the boat at his nav station.”

Dr Jean Yves Chauve, Official Race Doctor for the Vendée Globe:

“ For the moment he is in his bunk but he is in a lot of pain but at least he is a little more comfortable now. From what he described in terms of the deformation it was pretty clear that he has a fracture of his left leg.”

“ The biggest risk is if there is a displacement so that he has to do everything possible to avoid movement. He has morphine on board, probably enough for three days.”

simba_the_sailor
20 Dec 2008, 05:50 PM
Daily Report: Dec 19th

Hello from Algimouss Spirit of Canada

It’s a somber day today as we all wait for news on Yann’s condition and his pending rescue. I know myself I have gone over the scenario a dozen times trying to contemplate such a situation and it is a bit overwhelming. I know all the skippers including me wish these was something more we could do but he is in good hands and I can only hope that the situation will improve from here.
The high pressure system over my left shoulder is trying to capture me so I’m sailing as quickly as possible to get past Kerguelen and onto the next gate. I am expecting some more wind tomorrow from the NW which will help the situation. It’s a bit of a light day today so I’m taking the opportunity to tidy the boat up, transfer fuel into the tanks and take the errant sea water out of the boat. No matter now water tight we think the boat is, it never ceases to amaze me how much sea water finds its’ way into the different compartments that otherwise are usually bone dry.

Take Care

Derek

Ranking: 17th
Position: 48 19S 68 23E
Heading: 60T
Speed: 11kts
Distance to Finish: 15466nm
Distance to Leader: 2962nm
Distance to Rich: 270nm loss of 6nm
24hr distance: 263nm


traducere:

Vineri, vint moderat, combustibil transferat, santina bagat, radatie bagat.:)

simba_the_sailor
20 Dec 2008, 06:01 PM
Injured yachtsman rescued by navy

A French sailor who broke his leg in the Vendee Globe round-the-world solo yacht race has been rescued by an Australian Navy frigate.

Yann Elies was unable to move after injuring himself when a large wave slammed his boat in the Southern Ocean.

At about 1050 GMT, the 34-year-old skipper was transferred from his 60ft yacht to HMAS Arunta.

British competitor Samantha Davies broke off from the race to go to his aid. She is due to rejoin shortly.

The BBC's Nick Bryant, in Sydney, said the frigate had made quicker progress than expected and sent out an inflatable launch to rescue Elies from his boat, the Generali.

He is now being treated by a doctor on board the navy vessel and is expected to be taken to Perth military hospital.

Deputy race director Julian Hocken said the sailor had been "extremely brave" and must have been in "terrible agony".

'Comforting'

Davies and a second competitor, France's Marc Guillemot, had changed course to offer assistance to Elies.

Despite large waves, Guillemot managed to sail his boat close enough to Elies's yacht to throw a bag containing water and painkillers on board.

"I was able to speak to him and that was very comforting for him," Guillemot told France's RTL radio.

Guillemot watched the rescue take place and said it had been carried out "perfectly".

The 33-year-old Davies had said she would continue sailing to Elies until event organisers gave her the green light to resume racing.

"I can't describe my feelings of horror when the reality of the situation hit home," she said.

"It is one of the phone calls that I hoped I would never receive - to find out a fellow competitor and good friend is injured and suffering."

Davies, a Cambridge engineering graduate from Hamble, Hampshire, told the BBC she had received a call from HMAS Arunta to say that Elies was safely on board.

"His spirits are good and everything has finished happily, which is a big relief to me," she said.

"It really is a dangerous race... and we must take care out here."

Mr Hocken added: "Sam is an example of the great bonds of friendship and assistance that this class enjoys here."

Guillemot and Davies, who took a 40-hour diversion to reach Elies, will receive time credits and will not lose their positions in the race.

Autopilot

Elies was also complaining of chest pains and was confined to his bunk after the accident. A member of his team said his mood improved after making radio contact with Guillemot.

"He was able to eat, to drink and has managed to take some painkillers. As soon as he did that, about half an hour later he was able to sleep better, and since then his morale has been on the up," said Erwan Steff, the logistics manager for the Generali team.

His thighbone was broken when a massive wave slammed into his boat as he was changing a sail on Thursday.

He managed to drag himself into the cabin and activate the vessel's autopilot.

The Frenchman's team says they will attempt recover the yacht, which is currently about 800 miles (1,287km) off Australia's southern coast.

This is not the first time Australian forces have rescued Vendee Globe racers. They went to the aid of Briton Tony Bullimore and Frenchman Thierry Dubois in the 1996-97 race.

The rescues drew criticism because of the cost to the Australian taxpayer, but Vice Admiral Russ Crane said the navy had no hesitation in responding to the request to help Elies.

"They are very experienced and diligent operators and no one knows the conditions in the Southern Ocean better than they do," said race director Denis Horeau.

Thirty yachts began the race, held every four years, from the French Atlantic port of Les Sables d'Olonne on 9 November, but 12 have now withdrawn.

Foncia skipper Michel Desjoyeaux is in the lead as the racers approach the southern Pacific Ocean.

x_petrolist
21 Dec 2008, 12:19 AM
…Yann Elies was unable to move after injuring himself when a large wave slammed his boat in the Southern Ocean….
….At about 1050 GMT, the 34-year-old skipper was transferred from his 60ft yacht to HMAS Arunta….

...Samantha Davies broke off from the race to go to his aid. She is due to rejoin shortly.
...Marc Guillemot, had changed course to offer assistance to Elies.

<<The Frenchman's team says they will attempt recover the yacht, which is currently about 800 miles (1,287km) off Australia's southern coast.>>



Totul e bine cind se termina cu bine, sau doar cu o fractura de femur. Frumos si gestul celor doi competitori care au abandonat cursa pentru a-i veni in ajutor lui Yann. Ce m-a intrigat insa, este faptul ca echipa lui anunta printre altele si fara mare verva, ca vor incerca sa recupereze yachtul. Traiam cu impresia eronata ca cine il gaseste devine automat proprietarul lui. Asa ca m-am uitat putin pe net si se pare ca lucrurile nu stau chiar asa cum imi imaginam.

“Even when a vessel is "abandoned" and left without intention to return or hope of recovery, the vessel remains the property of her owner absent some affirmative act by the owner which clearly and convincingly establishes a positive intent on the part of the owner to part with ownership.”

http://www.safesea.com/boating_info/salvage/anderson/myths.html

skipper
21 Dec 2008, 01:09 AM
Totul e bine cind se termina cu bine, sau doar cu o fractura de femur. Frumos si gestul celor doi competitori care au abandonat cursa pentru a-i veni in ajutor lui Yann. Ce m-a intrigat insa, este faptul ca echipa lui anunta printre altele si fara mare verva, ca vor incerca sa recupereze yachtul. Traiam cu impresia eronata ca cine il gaseste devine automat proprietarul lui. Asa ca m-am uitat putin pe net si se pare ca lucrurile nu stau chiar asa cum imi imaginam...

Pai daca ne gandim ca o barca din asta costa si 3milioane ii inteleg ca se vor da peste cap s-o recupereze. Numai sa nu aiba si altii aceeasi idee si sa se miste mai repede. E de-ajuns sa ia numai electronica si velele de pe ea si s-au scos - a se vedea cazul Eclipse al lui Richard Woods.
Sant tare curios cum se va termina cazul!

simba_the_sailor
21 Dec 2008, 05:52 AM
este cu ochii pe Generali din varii motive:

-fara indoiala echipa lui Yann Elies va face tot posibilul sa o recupereze:iupi: interesant este de ce Marina Australiana nu a incercat sa o ia la remorca:confused:?

-compania de asigurare cred ca are deja om strecurat in comitetul de intrecere Vendee Globe care sta cu ochii pe GPS tracker-ul de la bordul lui Generali ca pe butelie :D, pluteste si este localizata polita nu este onorata:banana:!

-nu in ultimuil rind comitetul de intrecere si skipperii din urma; cade GPS tracker-ul... pe pilot automat sau noaptea din cind in cind te mai gindesti si la Generali:sail:

skipper
21 Dec 2008, 06:18 AM
Barca a ramas cu velele sus: randa la ultima tertzarola si focul de drum.
Echipa planuieste recuperarea ei in sub 48 de ore.

Sursa: TV5: jurnal de ora 05.00

simba_the_sailor
21 Dec 2008, 06:28 AM
"Barca a ramas cu velele sus: randa la ultima tertzarola si focul de drum.
Echipa planuieste recuperarea ei in sub 48 de ore.

Sursa: TV5: jurnal de ora 05.00 "

Sa le uram succes, mult succes si grija skipperilor din urma:sail:

simba_the_sailor
21 Dec 2008, 07:17 PM
Daily Report: Dec 21

Hello from Algimouss Spirit of Canada

I was so elated yesterday when word finally reached me that Yann had been rescued and the message was he was going to be alright. I think I may have underestimated the emotional influence the whole incident had on me. All day I was down and had a tough time turning it around. The fact that I have two small children at home seems to play a big emotional factor that was not there five years ago when I did the first race around the world. For example, now I have two safety straps that run the length of each side of the coach-roof and each time I go to the mast, I grab onto the strap and hold it as I go forward. I call them "Sarah" straps after our four year old daughter and I think of her each time I go forward and hold on to one. I did not have those on the first Spirit of Canada because I did think it was necessary even though it was a smaller boat and easier to get knocked about and potentially thrown off the boat.

For the past two days I am making good progress towards the boats in front of me and the next gate. I look at the position reports for the front runners and it's very impressive the high average speeds that the leaders are putting in, very impressive. I would like to be a fly on the wall on Foncia, just to see how Michel has it set up and what sails are up. I suspect everything is up, all the way up, most of the time. The pace is brutal up there and I give the front runners full credit for holding it together so far. Michel won the Vendee Globe in 2000/01 and is in a good position to be at the front again for this edition.

Take Care

Derek



traducere:

omul cit traieste invata si din pataniile altora:sail:

simba_the_sailor
22 Dec 2008, 11:31 PM
Daily Report: Dec 22

Hello from Algimouss Spirit of Canada

With the continuous southwest wind at 26-30 knots I've had to throttle back a bit to keep the boat together. Since passing Kerguelen Islands, it's been pretty much a startboard jibe all the way to the west Australia gate. It seems that way but I've totally lost track of the days and nights as they are now almost opposite to the time back in Canada. So, while I am up all day here, the family and friends are asleep and vis a versa. It certainly makes for some long days inside the boat. Maybe it's a boat cabin that they refer to in "cabin fever" and not a log cabin in the long Canadian winter.

I spoke to Rich Wilson yesterday who reported having a close encounter with a ship which he only saw on radar after they has passed each other. It's a scary thought as we think we are alone down here. He tried calling them on the VHF but could not raise them. I check the radar a lot more often now. The nights are nasty cold on deck so it's just a quick pop your head out, look around and duck back inside before the next wall of sea water comes rumbling down the deck over the coachroof and into the cockpit. I had an incident with the control lines getting washed out the back of the cockpit and struggled for an hour getting the mainhalyard tail back onto the boat. Imagine 250 feet of line being dragged along at 15 knots. The load was tremendous and it was all I could do to get it onto a winch and grind it back on board.

Today's lunch is chicken stew, one of my favourites. Take Care

Derek


traducere:


vint 26-30 noduri/ora, am mai redus nitel viteza inainte ca vintul sa ma reduca de vele, catarg, cirme, etc; am vazut cum au fost redusi, rind pe rind altii, care nu au redus cit a trebuit si cind a trebuit de redus :sail: cind mai am timp, il mai tin de vorba pe Rich, uite asa il mai ciupesc de o mila, doua, acolo:D

skipper
29 Dec 2008, 02:19 PM
"Barca a ramas cu velele sus: randa la ultima tertzarola si focul de drum.
Echipa planuieste recuperarea ei in sub 48 de ore.

Sursa: TV5: jurnal de ora 05.00 "

Sa le uram succes, mult succes si grija skipperilor din urma:sail:

Gata, s-a rezolvat si problema acestei frumoase barci!
Baliza de drum s-a oprit pe 23, cea de pericol pe 26 iar echipa a anuntat oficial ca abandoneaza cercetarile pt recuperarea ei. Culmea, ce i-a tinut pe loc atunci cand aveau o fereastra meteo favorabila interventiei au fost aprobarile autoritatilor australiene. Good job!
Acum cine gaseste barca o poate pastra!

skipper
29 Dec 2008, 02:59 PM
Simba, imi pare tare rau de Mounty (http://spiritofcanada.net/w_press/?p=163)dar ma bucur de berea aia.
O trimiti cu DHL sau cum facem?:noroc:

skipper
29 Dec 2008, 09:14 PM
E oficial, Algimouss Spirit of Canada s-a retras din cursa in urma avariei de ieri cand doua bare de cruceta s-au rupt in timpul unei furtuni cand barca naviga fara vele.
Tocmai s-a dat publicitatii comunicatul oficial (http://spiritofcanada.net/w_press/?p=164).

Simba, nu fi trist, cum zice si Mountie, realizarile sant memorabile in ciuda abandonului: o barca IMOCA 60 a fost construita in premiera in Canada in totalitate si un skipper canadian a reusit sa gaseasca sponsori, sa se pregateasca, sa se califice, sa parcurga mai mult de jumatate si sa supravietuiasca in cea mai grea proba sportiva din lume. Sa nu uitam ca tzari mai puternice, cum e vecinul vostru de la Sud, n-au reusit acest lucru. Asa ca sus inima si alta data o s-o faceti si mai lata!

simba_the_sailor
5 Jan 2009, 09:21 AM
LA MULTI ANI SKIPPERE SI BINE NE-AM GASIT IN 2009!


Simba, imi pare tare rau de Mounty (http://spiritofcanada.net/w_press/?p=163)dar ma bucur de berea aia.
O trimiti cu DHL sau cum facem?:noroc:

Am fost la DHL si am intrebat dar mi-au spus ca nu expediaza WMD(weapons of mass-drunkenness). Imi pare rau skippere! Racoreste-te virtual cu asta si cu ce mai toarna Domnu'!

simba_the_sailor
5 Jan 2009, 09:55 AM
E oficial, Algimouss Spirit of Canada s-a retras din cursa in urma avariei de ieri cand doua bare de cruceta s-au rupt in timpul unei furtuni cand barca naviga fara vele.
Tocmai s-a dat publicitatii comunicatul oficial (http://spiritofcanada.net/w_press/?p=164).

Simba, nu fi trist,cum zice si Mountie, realizarile sant memorabile in ciuda abandonului: o barca IMOCA 60 a fost construita in premiera in Canada in totalitate si un skipper canadian a reusit sa gaseasca sponsori, sa se pregateasca, sa se califice, sa parcurga mai mult de jumatate si sa supravietuiasca in cea mai grea proba sportiva din lume. Sa nu uitam ca tzari mai puternice, cum e vecinul vostru de la Sud, n-au reusit acest lucru. Asa ca sus inima si alta data o s-o faceti si mai lata!


Asa-i skippere, dintre toti participantii, Derek a avut cel mai modest buget(o suta de dolari de la un veleist, doua de la altul, citeva mii de dolari de la un sponsor mic, citeva de la altul s.a.m.d.) Sponsorul emblema, Algimouss, s-a alaturat in ultimele zile, la francezi. Pe linga asta, barca a fost construita cu ajutorul voluntarilor! Asta a fost sa fie. Pacat! Ce sa-i faci, asta este, unii mai norocosi, unii mai putin, altii ghinionisti de-a dreptul, cazul lui Elies.
:(
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_W5QnO5UGk

skipper
6 Jan 2009, 03:12 AM
Asa-i skippere, dintre toti participantii, Derek a avut cel mai modest buget(o suta de dolari de la un veleist, doua de la altul, citeva mii de dolari de la un sponsor mic, citeva de la altul s.a.m.d.) Sponsorul emblema, Algimouss, s-a alaturat in ultimele zile, la francezi. Pe linga asta, barca a fost construita cu ajutorul voluntarilor! Asta a fost sa fie. Pacat! Ce sa-i faci, asta este, unii mai norocosi, unii mai putin, altii ghinionisti de-a dreptul, cazul lui Elies.


Este un concurent si mai sarac: ca sa participe cu o barca la mana a treia si-a pus doua ipoteci pe casa!

skipper
6 Jan 2009, 03:16 AM
Ia cautati o barca cu numele "jimdevido" si vedeti pe unde este!

Eram la travers de Capetown aproape unul de altul si el a zis deodata ca s-a plictisit si se intoarce acasa!!!

Puteti sa-i scrieti ca e un francez tare haios!

skipper
31 Jan 2009, 10:40 PM
Pe TV5Monde prima stire de sambata seara: Michel Desjoyeaux pe finala inainte de finishul de maine raspunde la intrebarile prezentatorului in direct prin telefon satelit! Primul om care castiga de doua ori Vendee Globe, intra in legenda alaturi de alte atatea nume de navigatori francezi!


Bravo, Mich, bas le chapeu encore!

simba_the_sailor
1 Feb 2009, 12:57 AM
Inteviu' ca interviu si telefonu' ca telefon da' sa-l vad cum merge miine pe uscat la Les Sable d'Olone! :D


:titanic::confused: :titanic::confused::titanic::confused::titanic:
Hopa-Mitica! Hopa-Michelica! :D:D

skipper
1 Feb 2009, 03:48 AM
Inteviu' ca interviu si telefonu' ca telefon da' sa-l vad cum merge miine pe uscat la Les Sable d'Olone! :D


O sa mearga bina ca azi, baiat destept, si-a inchis toate telefoanele si statiile radio sa se odihneasca! Deja s-a si barbierit!

skipper
3 Feb 2009, 05:04 PM
Interviu (http://fr.sports.yahoo.com/voile/vendee-globe-challenge/blog/article/12513/inderweltsein-remporte-le-vende-globe-virtuel/) cu castigatorul VG virtuala! Interesanta tactica si mult noroc!

skipper
19 Jan 2010, 10:03 PM
Asa-i skippere, dintre toti participantii, Derek a avut cel mai modest buget(o suta de dolari de la un veleist, doua de la altul, citeva mii de dolari de la un sponsor mic, citeva de la altul s.a.m.d.) Sponsorul emblema, Algimouss, s-a alaturat in ultimele zile, la francezi. Pe linga asta, barca a fost construita cu ajutorul voluntarilor! Asta a fost sa fie. Pacat! Ce sa-i faci, asta este, unii mai norocosi,....]

Derek Hatfield a fost printre primii care au confirmat participarea la Velux 5 oceans de anul asta la noua clasa cheap Eco 60 (http://www.velux5oceans.com/fileadmin/USERUPLOAD_FLASH/News/Eco60RulesFINAL.PDF). Plecarea din La Rochelle in 17 oct.
Pentru prima data va participa si un polonez (http://www.sail-world.com/Europe/index.cfm?SEID=0&Nid=64247&SRCID=0&ntid=0&tickeruid=0&tickerCID=0). Bulgarii nimic (inca)!
Premiile pentru skipperi: 500.000USD!

ChristianT
19 Jan 2010, 11:31 PM
Derek Hatfield a fost printre primii care au confirmat participarea la Velux 5 oceans de anul asta la noua clasa cheap Eco 60 (http://www.velux5oceans.com/fileadmin/USERUPLOAD_FLASH/News/Eco60RulesFINAL.PDF). Plecarea din La Rochelle in 17 oct.
Pentru prima data va participa si un polonez (http://www.sail-world.com/Europe/index.cfm?SEID=0&Nid=64247&SRCID=0&ntid=0&tickeruid=0&tickerCID=0). Bulgarii nimic (inca)!
Premiile pentru skipperi: 500.000USD!

L-am cunoscut pe Derek, un barbat de nota zece si am si eu ca multi altii o admiratie deosebita pentru el, mai ales dupa povestea din Velux acum cativa ani cand a facut un 360 la sud de Horn si Paprec i-a trimis un catarg donat care a fost transportat peste Cordillera Anzilor pe un camion argentinian :)
Am donat si eu niste bani pentru el cand a venit la Montreal si mi-a pus numele pe corpul spiritului Canadei si dupa ce a terminat barca am fost la Port Hope in Ontario si am stat de vorba cu el pe pisica aia de mare cu fundu' de peste 6 metri latime si juma' de metru inaltime! Si mi-a zis ca se gandea sa-si ia casti antifonice sa suporte zgomotul asurzitor din interior (Open 60 e ca o toba mare de fibra).
Oricum, m-a impresionat cat de moale, modest si gentle este canadianul asta. In primul Velux i-a lasat pe englezi cu gura cascata, pentru ca era un necunoscut cu un homemade facut intr-un siloz la tara in New Brunswick si cand a ajuns in Anglia devenise deja o celebritate pentru ca batu-se toate Open 40 si toate Open 50, numai pe aia cu 60 nu i-a prins dar a fost aproape. El a zis ca nu si-a luat nici un entertainment onboard, fara carti, fara iPod, fara muzica, nimic, dormea cate 20 de minute in cockpit si trima constant. Derek a zis ca in Vendee nu va mai atat de lutheran...dar n-a fost sa fie, cum stie toata lumea.
Am incercat sa-l ajut cu o sponzorizare mare la Ericsson da' moronii din Canada au ales sa sponsorizeze ultimul James Bond! Suedezii fiind mai destepti si avand pe Karl-Henrik Svanberg ca president, au avut 2 rachete la VOR, da' canadienii au mers pe Hollywood. In final Derek a reusit sa adune 3 milioane pentru proiectul lui...and the rest is history.

skipper
20 Jan 2010, 12:13 AM
... Si mi-a zis ca se gandea sa-si ia casti antifonice sa suporte zgomotul asurzitor din interior (Open 60 e ca o toba mare de fibra)...

E tare omul! Si norocos!
Cand a terminat Vendee n-avea bani sa se intoarca acasa si acum a reusit sa se inscrie la V5O! Jos palaria! Numai echipamentul foto-video il costa 15k!

Pt zgomot Desjoyeux foloseste niste casti (http://reviews.cnet.com/best-noise-cancelling-headphones/)din acelea care anuleaza zgomotul, doar asa se putea odihni cat de cat!