Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 16 October 2013, 10:09   #31
boristhebold's Avatar
Country: UK - England
Length: 7m +
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,278
Pulling a knife ! kin hell, nasty kers ..

boristhebold is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 October 2013, 08:09   #32
gohelm's Avatar
Country: Netherlands
Town: Goudswaard
Boat name: mr D
Make: Deltapower
Length: 6m +
Engine: Yamaha f300 BETU
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 233
It's a bl..y sailboat regatta, so i think that oildrenched polar bears and generally raping the Pechora sea will be the last on the mind of the crew/support in this Esimit racing project. Whatever the circumstances are during racing sailboats or those who intrude it/obstruct, flashing a knive is neither sportsmanlike nor part of any other form of acceptable social behaviour.
I also think it is also a rather stupid move, because it for sure will not have a good exposure for gazprom in any case, photoshopped or not, this picture shows it all and that is what will be remembered! (which is what sponsoring is all about i think?)

I wonder what the organisation of the regatta will do/decide in terms of gross misconduct (which applies in the racing rules of sailing to those who race sailboats AS WELL as their support). this whole story is a pity for jochen schumann skippering the boat, he is in fact a nice guy!

gohelm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 October 2013, 08:47   #33
Country: Finland
Town: Helsinki
Boat name: SR 5.4
Make: Avon
Length: 4m +
Engine: Toh1 3,5 Yam 90/2S
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 886
Guess these people are some sympathetic Gazprom security personnel, maybe ex OMON, who else would show a knife during a PR event/race? From a PR point of view, total disaster but no surprise if they will be rewarded by "head quarters". On the video can bee seen also the other person used a knife.....this looks even worse than on the photo.

Not that I am a big fan of GP but this is really scary behavior....

fun on a boat is inversely proportional to size...sort of anyway
C-NUMB is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:36.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.