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Old November 12th, 2008, 01:30 PM
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I know someone had a post about the Volvo race, but the Vendee Globe (round the world, solo, no stopping, no assistance) just started out. My company did the website for it. If you're into adventure, check it out:

http://vg.sitesalive.com/
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Old November 12th, 2008, 01:52 PM
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Old November 12th, 2008, 02:09 PM
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round the world, solo, no stopping, no assistance
This is beautiful insanity

In the same order of idea:

http://www.hydroptere.com/_en/
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Old November 12th, 2008, 02:47 PM
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tough start. bummer to loose the camera and hurt his back right @ the begining.
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Old November 12th, 2008, 03:07 PM
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Unbelievable. I feel like such a woes.
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Old November 12th, 2008, 09:24 PM
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Can you guys get this page without a password? 18 minute video tour of the new 131' Bank Populaire. Does 33 knots like it's standing still in the video...

http://www.thedailysail.com/ism/MediaContainer.nsf/Movie/Banque%20Populaire%20maxi/$file/BanquePopulairemaxi.wmv

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Old November 12th, 2008, 09:38 PM
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Yes, watching it now
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Old November 12th, 2008, 10:23 PM
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MM >>> Check it, from my sailing newletter!

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* From David Munge: My compliments to the designers of the Vendee Globe website. Finally a web designer has understood that the first and major search is for results/position, followed by a quick look at a chart, and the wind. So many sites bury results/position deep in the design that I give up.

Nice work!!

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Old November 13th, 2008, 11:54 AM
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Anyone with connections: I WANT IN ON THAT G-D RACE!!! I'd whore myself out to just about anyone for a chance at that, LOL (mostly).

Anyone else watch that and start thinking "I'm wasting my life in this job."?

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To be truly challenging, a voyage, like a life, must rest on a firm foundation of financial unrest. Otherwise you are doomed to a routine traverse, the kind known to yachtsmen, who play with their boats at sea--"cruising", it is called. Voyaging belongs to seamen, and to the wanderers of the world who cannot, or will not, fit in. If you are contemplating a voyage and you have the means, abandon the venture until your fortunes change. Only then will you know what the sea is all about.

Little has been said or written about the ways a man may blast himself free. Why? I don't know, unless the answer lies in our diseased values. A man seldom hesitates to describe his work; he gladly divulges the privacies of alleged sexual conquests. But ask him how much he has in the bank and he recoils into a shocked and stubborn silence.

"I've always wanted to sail to the South Seas, but I can't afford it." What these men can't afford is not to go. They are enmeshed in the cancerous discipline of "security". And in the worship of security we fling our lives beneath the wheels of routine---and before we know it our lives are gone.

What does a man need---really need? A few pounds of food each day, heat and shelter, six feet to lie down in---and some form of working activity that will yield a sense of accomplishment. That's all---in the material sense. And we know it. But we are brainwashed by our economic system until we end up beneath a pyramid of time payments, mortgages, preposterous gadgetry, playthings that divert our attention from the sheer idiocy of the charade.

The years thunder by. The dreams of youth grow dim where they lie caked in dust on the shelves of patience. Before we know it, the tomb is sealed.

Where, then, lies the answer? In choice. Which shall it be: bankruptcy of purse or bankruptcy of life?
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Old November 15th, 2008, 08:20 AM
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Vendée Globe, 6 days of race now and some of them
can still see others .

http://www.vendeeglobe.org/en/

Check out the videos (media section).

My life seems a little boring now
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Pure madness

Found a new video, this thing is flying !!!

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Old December 1st, 2008, 05:57 PM
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Hydroptere. One day a boat like that will set a new circumnavigation record -- say 25 days? Current is around 50 days.

Thomas Coville is attempting new solo record now...
http://www.sodebo-voile.com/actu/news-eng.html

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