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Old 09 February 2009, 02:51   #11
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What, like this you mean?

Didn't get his sail fixed though it didn't seem to slow him down, he was off at over 10kt even in light winds, must be a beauty with all the flappy bits flapping and 25kts of wind behind it
Was it your boat that went out to meet him ?

Apparently his anchor slipped and as he's got tennis elbow (hence the medication) he couldn't pull it back up again.

Michel Desjoyeaux has finished a week ago. He reached more than 32 knots in what they call surfs.
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Old 09 February 2009, 14:45   #12
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Marc Guillemot, the first guy who made a pitstop has just lost his quille 1000 nautical miles from the finish line !

He's filled up his ballasts and is hoping to get to the end without capsizing.
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Old 10 February 2009, 18:20   #13
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Was it your boat that went out to meet him ?

Apparently his anchor slipped and as he's got tennis elbow (hence the medication) he couldn't pull it back up again.
No, it was the FIC launch "Speedwell" as pictured below playing with a helicopter...
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