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simba_the_sailor
28 Sep 2010, 09:01 PM
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simba_the_sailor
28 Sep 2010, 09:04 PM
CANADIAN OCEAN RACER HIT BY GALE FORCE WINDS AND HUGE SEAS ON VOYAGE TO THE START OF THE VELUX 5 OCEANS

CANADIAN ocean racer Derek Hatfield arrived in VELUX 5 OCEANS home port La Rochelle this morning after sailing more than 3,000 miles solo across the Atlantic. Derek’s arrival marks the end of a two-week voyage from Nova Scotia, Canada, on his Eco 60 Active House.
Derek slipped on to the berth in the Bassin des Chalutiers in the city’s Vieux Port under the cover of darkness shortly after 6.30am. The 57-year-old is the second VELUX 5 OCEANS skipper to arrive in the historic French port ahead of the race start on October 17. American Brad Van Liew arrived on Thursday having sailed 4,000 miles from Charleston, South Carolina. British ocean racer Chris Stanmore-Major is set to arrive in La Rochelle early next week.
The delivery to La Rochelle allowed Derek to put Active House, formerly solo sailor Rich Wilson’s Great America III, through its paces. During the 13-day North Atlantic crossing Active House was battered by storms bringing wind speeds of up to 45 miles per hour.
Derek, who won class three of the VELUX 5 OCEANS (then the Around Alone) in 2003, said: “We were hit by one storm in particular that kicked up really dangerous waves of about 10 metres. It didn’t last for that long but it was really violent. It was another good test for Active House and she performed beautifully.”
Now berthed in the Bassin des Chalutiers, Derek will spend the following weeks leading to the race start making final preparations to Active House on shore as well as taking her for test sails in the Chef de Baie.
“We will now be pretty flat out for the next couple of weeks getting Active House ready for start day,” Derek added. “We have a list of jobs following the delivery and also a new suit of sails coming. It is great to be in La Rochelle. This is the last stage in our pre-race preparation and I’m really looking forward to starting the VELUX 5 OCEANS.”
Recently Derek and his Spirit of Canada team signed a title sponsorship deal with Active House, a global alliance of companies, research institutions and other organisations promoting sustainable buildings. Derek’s Eco 60 has since been branded with the Active House Alliance's livery on the yacht's hulls, decks and sails.
The VELUX 5 OCEANS, run by Clipper Ventures PLC, is the longest running solo round the world race, and has 28 years of rich heritage as the BOC Challenge and then the Around Alone. This edition features five ocean sprints over nine months. After heading from La Rochelle to Cape Town, the race will then take in Wellington in New Zealand, Salvador in Brazil and Charleston in the US before returning back across the Atlantic to France. The VELUX 5 OCEANS will start at 4pm on October 17 from La Rochelle.

simba_the_sailor
28 Sep 2010, 09:10 PM
http://www.spiritofcanada.net/team_skipper.html

simba_the_sailor
6 Oct 2010, 02:51 AM
http://spiritofcanada.net/wordpress2/2010/10/cutting-sewing-stitching-ocean-racers-get-hands-on-medical-training/

simba_the_sailor
7 Oct 2010, 09:36 PM
http://www.velux5oceans.com/news/christophe-bullens-dismasted-en-route-to-velux-5-oceans-start/

http://www.velux5oceans.com/news/christophe-bullens-dismasting/

simba_the_sailor
7 Oct 2010, 10:46 PM
http://www.velux5oceans.com/news/velux-5-oceans-start-day-programme-of-events-announced/

simba_the_sailor
12 Oct 2010, 10:40 AM
http://www.velux5oceans.com/news/derek-hatfield-one-week-to-go/

simba_the_sailor
13 Oct 2010, 03:02 AM
http://spiritofcanada.net/wordpress2/2010/10/velux-5-oceans-skippers-open-race-village/

simba_the_sailor
14 Oct 2010, 03:34 PM
http://www.velux5oceans.com/news/photos-from-the-water-derek-hatifield-and-active-house/

simba_the_sailor
14 Oct 2010, 07:44 PM
VELUX 5 OCEANS LAUNCHES VIRTUAL REGATTA SAILING GAME

€10,000 up for grabs

SAILING fans and armchair experts can now compete in their own Ultimate Solo Challenge from the comfort of their own homes with the VELUX 5 OCEANS Virtual Regatta game. What’s more, there’s €10,000 of prize money up for grabs for the best virtual ocean racers over the course of the 30,000-mile solo yacht race.

The VELUX 5 OCEANS Virtual Regatta game allows players to race their virtual Eco 60 yachts against the VELUX 5 OCEANS skippers as they sail around the world solo. Players can control their virtual yacht’s heading and sail plan as well as which angle to the wind the yacht sails at.

Prizes will be given to the top three virtual skippers on each of the VELUX 5 OCEANS’ five ocean sprints. €10,000 of prize money will be given out over the course of the race. Players can also win a year-long professional subscription to VELUX 5 OCEANS race suppliers PredictWind, a marine weather forecasting tool, worth €500 as well as a year membership to Sailors for the Sea worth $500.

There will also be prizes for the top ten overall. Here’s how the prize money will be broken down:

Each ocean sprint:
1st: €700 + 1 year PredictWind professional subscription
2nd: €350 + 1 year Sailors for the Sea membership
3rd: €100 + Sailors for the Sea hat/newsletter

Overall:
1st: €900 + 1 year PredictWind professional subscription + 1 year Sailors for the Sea full membership + Sailors for the Sea hat/newsletter
2nd: €800 + 1 year PredictWind professional subscription + 1 year Sailors for the Sea full membership
3rd: €600 + 1 year PredictWind professional subscription
4th: €500 + 1 year PredictWind professional subscription
5th: €300 + 1 year PredictWind professional subscription
6th – 10th: €200

http://www.virtualregatta.com/index_velux.php?id_tracking=120

skipper
17 Oct 2010, 01:07 PM
Acum streaming live (http://www.velux5oceans.com/#/velux-5-oceans-start-to-be-streamed-live-on-internet/675) cu startul peste circa 3 ore.
Si la voi tot asa de prost se vede?

gvincentiu
17 Oct 2010, 01:19 PM
Yeap, fragmentat, credeam ca e de la torrentul cu RYA Teach Me to Sail pe care-l descarc :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

Pilgrim
17 Oct 2010, 01:20 PM
...mda , cu multe intreruperi...

tibiti
17 Oct 2010, 03:36 PM
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tibiti
18 Oct 2010, 07:16 PM
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skipper
18 Oct 2010, 08:48 PM
Bullens are o penalitate de 48 de ore se pare!!!

Are de facut tura de calificare de 48 de ore pt ca a schimbat barca dupa dematajul suferit cu barca originala la delivery.

tibiti
18 Oct 2010, 09:39 PM
Aha! Pai si nu e prea mare decalajul fata de ceilalti? Poate recupera (bineinteles lasand la o parte eventualele necazuri ale celorlalti) sau ramane un gest de caritate pentru hiv-kids participarea sa???

skipper
18 Oct 2010, 10:05 PM
Aha! Pai si nu e prea mare decalajul fata de ceilalti? Poate recupera (bineinteles lasand la o parte eventualele necazuri ale celorlalti) sau ramane un gest de caritate pentru hiv-kids participarea sa???

Pai uita-te ce-a patit Desjoyeaux la startul ultimei editii a Vendee Globe si cum a reusit nu numai sa recupereze ci sa si invinga detasat!

tibiti
18 Oct 2010, 10:43 PM
Impresionant, intr-adevar! Sa speram ca reintra in cursa......cu sanse!

simba_the_sailor
19 Oct 2010, 07:11 PM
la regatta virtuala se sbuciuma careva?

tibiti
19 Oct 2010, 08:14 PM
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Pilgrim
19 Oct 2010, 08:56 PM
la regatta virtuala se sbuciuma careva?

...asa mai timid...sunt cu wisper

simba_the_sailor
19 Oct 2010, 10:14 PM
Eu ma chinui cu Crimesmasher :)

simba_the_sailor
19 Oct 2010, 11:44 PM
http://spiritofcanada.net/wordpress2/2010/10/hello-from-active-house/

tibiti
19 Oct 2010, 11:53 PM
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simba_the_sailor
20 Oct 2010, 12:12 AM
Putem comenta strategia de pana acum a celor 4? Care manevra este mai avantajoasa? Apropierea lui Stanmore de tzarm sau abordarea in echer a celorlalti?

Simba.. m-as baga eu dar din cauza de limita de timp nu prea am cum! Spune-ne ce faci tu, daca te inscrii, evident!

cea mai sanatoasa strategie, unde-i vintu,' acolo sa-ti fie si barca, o singura conditie, vintul sa bata cit mai aproape de scurtatura :)

ma asteptam la polonez sa ia drumul surfingului(dinghist de-o viata) :)

se vede ca englezu' nu s-a mai dat de mult cu boogie-boardu' :)

tibiti
20 Oct 2010, 06:39 PM
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simba_the_sailor
20 Oct 2010, 06:49 PM
Se intelege, mergi cu CSM.

tibiti
20 Oct 2010, 07:46 PM
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skipper
21 Oct 2010, 12:03 AM
Putem comenta strategia de pana acum a celor 4? ...

Nu, pentru ca nu avem nici cunostintele si nici toate datele necesare si minim suficiente: griburile lor le putem avea si noi usor, putem avea chiar si forecasturile lor dar nu putem avea nicicum polarele adevarate ale barcilor, softwarele lor de rutare individuala, capacitatile fizice ale fiecaruia si programele lor personale pentru somn/activitate/hrana.


...asa mai timid...sunt cu wisper

Eu ma chinui cu Crimesmasher :)

Bafto delo delo, luati-le premiile! Cand nu puteti fi online dati sfoara in tara forumului sa treaca altcineva la carma!

x_petrolist
21 Oct 2010, 01:20 AM
Snow White's Coffin s-a reprofilat pe concediu (cruising) la .... cum zicea Adi ....
Bafta si vint bun tuturor ...

simba_the_sailor
21 Oct 2010, 02:42 AM
Dap! Dar am afirmat-o si mai sus! Mi se pare cel mai echilibrat. Gutek ar fi dar nu prea are experienta in anduranta! Pinguinul pare si el avizat insa merg pe faptul ca nu e suficienta numai ambitia si determinarea! In ce-l priveste pe Derek - un tip simpatic, deosebit de talentat dar nu cred ca varsta ii mai poate da aplombul necesar pentru a castiga o asemenea cursa (nu ma intelege gresit, cand zic de varsta ma gandesc la prudenta, asumarea de riscuri, etc, in nici un caz de diminuarea calitatilor)
CSM se pare ca a avut o micutza criza. Sper sa-i treaca! De altfel ma si intrebam cati dintre noi ar da confortul patutzului din dormitor pe leganatul valurilor o asemenea cantitate de timp!!!!

Din start CSM a alergat dupa vint pe cind Derek a luat-o mai batrineste, a vazut ca-i de osteneala si nu-i prea mare sfiriiala, a parcat iar a doua zi, auto-pilotu' faptashu' :)
Vorbind de avint, risc, prudenta, primul cocotzat pe catarg, mesterind de zor...l-as vedea pe CSM :)

simba_the_sailor
21 Oct 2010, 02:57 AM
... luati-le premiile!...

Usurel skippere!

Dupa cum se prezinta situatiunea... cred ca va fi nevoie sa ma imprumut de vreo citeva perechi de rame... :)!

skipper
21 Oct 2010, 07:03 PM
Ce misto e asta (http://www.velux5oceans.com/#/race-news/brad-van-liew-relishes-top-gun-dogfight-with-maverick-gutek/717): americanu' se crede in Top Gun!

simba_the_sailor
21 Oct 2010, 07:53 PM
Ce misto e asta (http://www.velux5oceans.com/#/race-news/brad-van-liew-relishes-top-gun-dogfight-with-maverick-gutek/717): americanu' se crede in Top Gun!

:D

Sa vedem cine ajunge primul si nevatamat :) in Oceanul Indian.

http://www.velux5oceans.com/skipper-news/gutek-blogs-minor-disasters-and-the-first-mast-climbing/

tibiti
21 Oct 2010, 08:03 PM
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skipper
21 Oct 2010, 08:06 PM
:Sa vedem cine ajunge primul si nevatamat :) in Oceanul Indian. ...

Pai in Indian vor ajunge toti cei ce reusesc sa termine prima etapa pt ca de la Capetown pana la Cap Agulhas unde incepe Oceanul Indian sant numai vreo 70 de mile.

simba_the_sailor
21 Oct 2010, 08:14 PM
Ia te uita! Este cineva care inca mai crede ca Bullens poate castiga!!!!

votantul pro Bullens fie ca:

-este roman-belgian;
-este roman cu amintiri frumoase din Belgia;
-a facut armata la tancuri, :) (tanchist ca Bullens);

Oricum, o zicala suna cam asa:

"Cei din urma voi fi cei dintii"!

Cu umor sau nu, respect pentru toti.

tibiti
21 Oct 2010, 08:24 PM
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simba_the_sailor
21 Oct 2010, 08:35 PM
...Om vedea. Cert e ca trec foarte greu cele 5 sau sase ore in care apar informatii!!...

doar 5 skipperi iar vintul sufla in jur de 10kn/h...

Sa fi suflat cu vreo 45-50...
stirile s-ar fi inmultit...cine mai are catarg...cine are nevoie de el...cine coase la pinze...cine plinge dupa ele...:)
concluzia: se intetzeste vintu', se intetzesc si stirile, zic eu :)

simba_the_sailor
21 Oct 2010, 08:47 PM
Pai in Indian vor ajunge toti cei ce reusesc sa termine prima etapa pt ca de la Capetown pana la Cap Agulhas unde incepe Oceanul Indian sant numai vreo 70 de mile.

In regula, ce-i pina in Oceanul Indian ii Top Gun I, de acolo incepe Top Gun II :)

skipper
22 Oct 2010, 03:06 PM
Ceva ce nu-mi aduc aminte sa fi vazut vreodata in curse de asemenea nivel. Prevad ca o sa ne mai râdem in astea 9 luni!


PS. QED: Shake it, baby, shake it! (http://www.velux5oceans.com/race-news/velux-5-oceans-day-5-round-up/#/velux-5-oceans-day-5-round-up/727)

lipan
22 Oct 2010, 04:04 PM
Ceva ce nu-mi aduc aminte sa fi vazut vreodata in curse de asemenea nivel. Prevad ca o sa ne mai râdem in astea 9 luni!

Şi nu ne spui şi nou cine este să-i evaluăm mai bine şansele?

skipper
22 Oct 2010, 04:22 PM
Şi nu ne spui şi nou cine este să-i evaluăm mai bine şansele?

Mesterul CSM (http://www.velux5oceans.com/skipper-news/day-5-audio-chris-stanmore-major/). Pe prima pagina a cursei (http://www.velux5oceans.com/), zoom pe traiectul lui, e cel cu rosu.

tibiti
22 Oct 2010, 08:30 PM
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simba_the_sailor
22 Oct 2010, 10:31 PM
Pinguinul, din pacate a facut cunostinta cu furia marina........


http://www.velux5oceans.com/race-news/velux-5-oceans-day-5-round-up/




"...The winds have been very variable and I’ve discovered that I
have a problem with the autopilot..."




Aproape toate relele se sparg in capu' auto-pilotului...

:)

simba_the_sailor
23 Oct 2010, 06:34 PM
http://www.velux5oceans.com/skipper-news/blogpost-from-derek/

simba_the_sailor
24 Oct 2010, 09:35 PM
Securite! Securite! Securite!

Christophe tanchistu' a pus pe drum!

tibiti
24 Oct 2010, 11:19 PM
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simba_the_sailor
25 Oct 2010, 05:00 PM
Cred ca CSM nu a terminat de pus muraturile de iarna....

Cine stie? Pina una, alta, are de cirpit si cusut si cam pe degeaba...

Poate a fost vreun flickrist mai aproape sa-l traga in poza. Eu nu am reusit desi am tras tare :)

simba_the_sailor
25 Oct 2010, 06:10 PM
http://www.velux5oceans.com/skipper-news/blogpost-day-8-from-derek/

simba_the_sailor
30 Oct 2010, 08:51 AM
http://spiritofcanada.net/wordpress2/2010/10/active-house-leg-1-day-12/

simba_the_sailor
2 Nov 2010, 12:59 AM
http://www.velux5oceans.com/race-news/derek-hatfield-snared-by-doldrums/

simba_the_sailor
3 Nov 2010, 10:40 AM
http://www.velux5oceans.com/skipper-news/blogpost-day-15-from-derek/

simba_the_sailor
3 Nov 2010, 11:09 PM
http://spiritofcanada.net/wordpress2/2010/11/active-house-day-16-of-leg-1/

simba_the_sailor
4 Nov 2010, 11:04 AM
http://www.velux5oceans.com/skipper-news/blogpost-day-17-from-derek/

simba_the_sailor
6 Nov 2010, 04:04 AM
http://spiritofcanada.net/wordpress2/2010/11/active-house-day-17/

simba_the_sailor
8 Nov 2010, 01:54 AM
http://www.velux5oceans.com/skipper-news/blogpost-from-derek-day-21/

simba_the_sailor
9 Nov 2010, 03:43 AM
http://www.velux5oceans.com/race-news/derek-hatfield-caught-by-the-st-helena-high/

simba_the_sailor
13 Nov 2010, 02:46 PM
http://spiritofcanada.net/wordpress2/2010/11/active-house-day-25-leg-1/

simba_the_sailor
15 Nov 2010, 01:51 AM
http://www.velux5oceans.com/skipper-news/dereks-blog-day-28/

tibiti
15 Nov 2010, 07:43 PM
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simba_the_sailor
20 Nov 2010, 08:56 AM
http://www.velux5oceans.com/skipper-news/latest-blog-from-derek-day-31/

simba_the_sailor
21 Nov 2010, 12:31 AM
http://www.velux5oceans.com/race-news/latest-video-derek-hatfield-takes-third-in-ocean-sprint-one/

simba_the_sailor
24 Dec 2010, 06:30 PM
http://spiritofcanada.net/wordpress2/

simba_the_sailor
25 Dec 2010, 08:59 AM
Hello from Active House

It's Christmas Eve here on Active House and I am getting the decorations
ready for the big day. It's strange being away from family and friends
at this time of year but it has happened to me a number of times in the
past during major races. I never get used to it but the family seems to
understand. I will speak to them over the holidays but on board it is racing as
usual.

I have just gybed back from the south as the wind has clocked enough to
require the change. I am feeling good about my position in between Brad
and Gutek and hope to make some more ground on the northerly heading.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all the people following the race
and a special thank you to Active House. I am also thinking of the
thousands of Canadians from the Maritimes to Ontario to British Columbia
and every point inbetween that have supported me and Spirit of Canada
over the years, a very special thank you, Merry Christmas and Happy
Holidays to you and your families.

Take Care

Derek


http://www.velux5oceans.com/latest-news/dereks-blog-merry-christmas/

simba_the_sailor
3 Jan 2011, 11:44 PM
http://www.velux5oceans.com/latest-news/happy-new-years-eve-from-active-house/

simba_the_sailor
3 Jan 2011, 11:46 PM
http://www.velux5oceans.com/latest-news/christophes-blog-time-to-say-goodbye/

simba_the_sailor
11 Jan 2011, 04:45 AM
http://spiritofcanada.net/wordpress2/