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    Scary stuff. But doesn't that info she was forwarded outside assistance?

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    Scary stuff. But doesn't that info she was forwarded outside assistance?
    It is in some rule books, but I think the GG has their own set.

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    Susie Survives!




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    UPDATE! Susie Goodall Racing just called to check and had been hand steering for 10 hours. Problem with wind vane needing a two hour repair. Conditions dropped back to 35kts now. She described Seas had been horrific and no sleep for 24hrs. Worst she has ever experienced and now heading a little north then heading around east again. She will have a short break over the next two days before another more NORMAL Southern Ocean Storm HITS! Istvan Kopar Solo Circumnavigator and Tapio Lehtinen are heading north with solid NW wind forecast ahead of the same storm coming their way. Uku Randmaa is about to feel the effect of Susie's storm in the hours ahead. SUSIE was excited, laughing and happy to hear she passed Cape Leeuwin three times..a new record!! #GGR2018



    FRENCH LANGUAGE UPDATE 18/10/2018

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    As we write these lines, Susie Goodall has to finish spending the biggest of the storm to which she chose to come back to avoid the most dangerous part, leaving to lose the hard-won terrain in the last few days... Even if the decision was difficult, it proved to be a salutary morning, since if the English had continued its route, it would probably have been found in conditions similar to those that did bow tomy and gregor mcguckin previously...

    It is now on the edge of a powerful system that will quickly move away to melt on uku randmaa but estonian also anticipated the arrival of this violent depression by putting a little north in its trajectory, which should allow it to escape Also at the strongest of the storm, in a large but relatively organized sea. The hours to come are therefore very fast for the third of the golden globe race 2018 which should still go back a little on Mark Slats, for now a little becalmed (even if it works at more than 5 Knots, grace To a successful sailing game that he chose not to ride on retractor) but who will be joined at the end of the day by good north winds that will allow him to dive to Tasmania, which he could join the drop point, In Hobart, between Saturday and Sunday.

    Behind, itsvn the and tapio lehtinen continue their canned navigation and should also be worn by a powerful continuous flow of West-North-West which will increase significantly with the arrival of a strong depression in their back table in the night of tomorrow. It is then from Saturday that an even more powerful system will rise from the southwest to pick them up a few hours at the end of the day. But again the biggest of the wind will pass quickly on the two sailors who should not suffer long from the violence of the elements.

    A little in withdrawal, Loic Lepage (Category Chichester), which shows a beautiful average in the last few days, will have to accommodate the same components of this system but will be touched a little before, which could allow him to earn a few But Istvan and tapio will enjoy more wind longer and should logically resume a little advance on breton.

    All in the back, Igor Zarestskiy was outrun by Mark Sinclair, the fault of the bris of his summer that forced him to sail under linen for now. Fortunately, a quiet wind zone should offer it tomorrow the conditions of a repair that will impose that it rises to the top of the mast... a always delicate maneuver in solitary...

    Having entered the Pacific for several days, Jean-Luc Van Den Heede, also evolves on the edge of a powerful and very extensive system that raises an impressive wave, even for the one who has seen so much! "the biggest one has passed but there is a grandiose sea hollow 6/7 m" says his message this morning!

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    Then There Were Eight: Loic Lepage 's Laaland Dismasted





    CODE ORANGE Vessel LAALAND Loc Lepage Race No.56 Dismasted APP> 600 Miles SW of Perth. NO ASSISTANCE REQUIRED

    AT 1300UTC 20th October Loic Lepage VESSEL LAALAND Race Number 56 rang GGR to advise he had been dismasted in 25kt SW wind and 3mtr seas. His position at that time was 39, 5.92S and 104. 0.59E

    Mast broke in two places. While cutting it away one piece may have damaged the hull in the area of the integral water tank in the keel. A little water appeared but the flow has stopped. The mast is now clear of the hull. It is 1900hrs local time and night. He will now rest and wait for morning . Daylight is at 0400hrs local. He will ring GGR control again at that time to check in, then subject to weather will build his jury rig and attempt to sail to Fremantle.




    He has NOT asked for any assistance. All safety gear is secure. Sat phone is working. Tracking system is secure.The weather is rapidly deteriorating during the next six hours and may build to 50-55kts for a short time. Sea will build to 5-6mtrs. 6 Hours later it will slowly decrease and on 21st at 1200UTC 12 hours will be back to 20-25kts from the SW.

    GGR have delivered a weather forecast to Loic with 6 hourly projections for the next 24hrs. GGR is closely monitoring the situation. #GGR2018




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    Name Loc Lepage

    Born February 15th 1956

    Nationality French

    Country of entry France

    Loc Lepage bought the Nicholson 32 Mk X yacht Laaland back in 2015 with a plan to have one of the best-prepared yachts in the race. After an 18-month refit, he sailed her between May and August 2017 from Quiberon to the Azores and back prior to completing his jury rig test.
    Loc has more than 20,000 miles of solo sailing under his belt including three trans-Biscay and four transatlantic crossings.

    He says of the GGR: Im very happy to be part of this legendary race. When I was 16, I devoured books written by Bernard Moitessier and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and the dream of completing a solo round-the-world race myself has remained a passion of mine.

    In 2011, Lepage came close to realising his dream, and after two years of preparation, he set out in his First 35 class yacht. Unfortunately, 10 days out, my boat hit a container and sank within 2 hours, but the experience has not changed my motivation. The GGR is the perfect race to realise a dream.
    Loc successfully raised money to support his campaign by the unusual method of Crowd funding.


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    RACE NO 56

    Name Laaland
    Type Nicholson 32 Mk X Masthead sloop
    Designer Charles A. Nicholson / Peter Nicholson
    Builder Camper & Nicholson (UK)
    LOA 33.00ft /10.05m
    LWL 24.00ft / 7.32m
    Beam 9.30′ / 2.82m
    Draft 5.60′ / 1.70m
    Displacement 13693 lbs / 6211 kgs
    Sail area 470sq. ft / 43.66sq. m

    Loc Lepage has chosen to race the Nicholson 32 Mk X yacht Laaland, one of the smallest yachts in the fleet. Having completed the trials in the summer of 2017, she returned to the shipyard at Vannes to have a crash bulkhead fitted, leaks sealed and new radio equipment fitted. Loc aimed to have the boat back in the water to complete sea trials in May 2018 and will then sail to the UK to take part in the Suhaili 50 Falmouth Parade of Sail prior to the start of the GGR from Les Sables dOlonne on July 1st.
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    Yikes!

    At least he is close to a land mass and won't spend days thrashing about wondering where help will come from!

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    Condition Code Red For Loic Lepage

    DISTRESS RE: Golden Globe Race CODE RED Vessel LAALAND Loic Lepage EPIRB ACTIVATED In DISTRESS.

    At 1810UTC 20th Loic rang GGR to advise he was concerned about 30l of water every hour entering the boat from an area that he cannot easily access. His pumps are working and he can keep up with the flow for now. GGR then contacted JRCC in Canberra Australia to advise that Loic will activate his EPIRB in the next 15 minutes. After considering options he has decided to activate his EPIRB.

    The last position received at 1900UTC was 39 1.117S and 104. 1.67E making 1.2K on 45T. Positions now being received every 30 MInutes on the GGR LIVE tracker https://goldengloberace.com/livetracker/

    Nearest GGR Entrant with an engine is Itvan Kopar 480 miles downwind to the east. Strong westerly winds will mean it is unlikely he will be able to head west for the next 24 hrs. There may be other yachts to the west of LAALAND in an event called the LONG ROUTE. GGR are endeavouring to make contact with the organisers to discover the MSSI Number of thoise yachts and their positions from AIS #GGR2018
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    UPDATE! Bulk Carrier MV SHIOSAI has agreed to divert from it's westerly course to assist with the Rescue of Loc Lepage It is due on scene Tue. AM local time after SV ALIZES II. JRCC Australia are managing all assets in the Rescue. Loic was able to start his motor just before dark. GGR have good communications with him. water ingress remains the same. Weather conditions are now moderating. Latest SITREP follows.

    9. AT 210028UTC OCT 18 DEFENCE ADVISED THAT A RAAF P8 AIRCRAFT AND DEFENCE MARITIME SERVICES VESSEL STOKER/VJN4918 WOULD BE ABLE TO ASSIST. THE P8 AIRCRAFT WAS SUBSEQUENTLY TASKED AND STOKER/VJN4918 WAS LATER PLACED ON STAND-BY.

    10. AT 210113UTC OCT 18 CIVILIAN AIRCRAFT VH-IEJ WAS TASKED TO RELOCATE FROM SYDNEY TO PERTH AND FROM THERE TO REMAIN ON STANDBY FOR DEPLOYMENT TO THE SCENE AS REQUIRED. THE AIRCRAFT IS CURRENTLY EN-ROUTE TO PERTH ETA 211044UTC OCT 18.

    11. AT 210122UTC OCT 18 THE SKIPPER OF SV ALIZES II, A PARTICIPANT IN THE LONG ROUTE YACHT EVENT, OFFERED HIS ASSISTANCE.

    12. AT 210314UTC OCT 18 MERCHANT VESSEL SHIOSAI/3FHW5 AGREED TO ASSIST AND ALTERED COURSE TO THE DISTRESS POSITION.

    13. AS AT 210507UTC OCT 18 GOLDEN GLOBE RACE CONTROL ADVISED THAT THEY HAD CALLED LOIC, WHO ADVISED THAT WATER INGRESS REMAINED AT THE SAME RATE, THAT THE ONBOARD PUMPS WERE KEEPING UP, AND THAT HE WAS NOT IN IMMINENT DANGER OF SINKING. THE ENGINE HAD NOT BEEN ABLE TO BE REPAIRED OR STARTED, AND NO JURY RIG SAIL HAD BEEN SET-UP. LAALAND/F4KKR CONTINUED TO DRIFT IN APPROXIMATE POSITION 38-50.33S 104-15.27E, WITH LOIC SEEKING RESCUE AND TRANSFER OFF HIS VESSEL.

    MISSION:

    14. THE MISSION IS TO RESCUE LOIC LAPAGE, TRANSFER HIM FROM SV LAALAND/F4KKR TO A SUITABLE RESCUE ASSET AND RETURN HIM TO A PLACE OF SAFETY.

    EXECUTION:

    15. JRCC AUSTRALIA INTENDS TO UTILISE SHIOSAI/3FHW5 AND SV ALIZES II AS SURFACE RESCUE ASSETS. IT IS THE INTENTION TO DETERMINE THE BEST RESCUE ASSET TO CONDUCT THE TRANSFER OF LOIC FROM LAALAND/F4KKR IN DUE COURSE, DEPENDANT UPON WEATHER CONDITIONS ON-SCENE AND RELATIVE ETA'S OF RESCUE ASSETS ON-SCENE. JRCC AUSTRALIA INTENDS TO KEEP STOKER/VJN4918 ON STAND-BY UNTIL AM MON 22 OCT 18 WHEN A DECISION WILL BE MADE BASED ON A RE-ASSESSMENT OF WEATHER CONDITIONS AND THEN PROGRESS OF SHIOSAI/3FHW5 AND SV ALIZES II OVERNIGHT.

    16. RAAF P8 CALLSIGN RSCU251 WILL FLY DIRECT FROM LEARMONTH TO THE DISTRESS POSITION WITH AN ETA OF 220030UTC OCT 18.

    17. AMSA AIRCRAFT RSCU440, CIVILIAN AIRCRAFT VH-IEJ AND RSCU251 HAVE ALL BEEN TASKED TO PROVIDE AIR OVERWATCH AS REQUIRED FROM NOW UNTIL THE COMPLETION OF THE OPERATION. FURTHER SPECIFIC AIRCRAFT TASKINGS WILL BE PROVIDED WHEN CONFIRMED.
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    Golden Globe Race 2018: "Distributing derelicts all over the southern ocean with w reckless abandon"

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    Susie Goodall Racing KNOCKED DOWN!! three times in last 24 hours with damaged self-steering gear, too hard to fix for now. Hands are a mess! Water tanks now nearly empty. Looking forward to arriving HOBART Forecast is for moderating conditions. Listen for her safety check in call shortly on GGR Sound Cloud. An amazing description of her BIG STORM.



    Игорь Зарецкий IGOR spent four hours up his mast repairing the forestay now completed. He thought he may die up there as the sea built up. When he came down he could hardly move his hands and feet so rested for a day with many bruises. He is now looking forward to making progress to the east but worries he may have to go up the mast again??

    UPDATE! We have just had a lengthy call with Francis Tolan sailing in the Longue Route 2018 officiel onboard ALIZES II who is making a big effort to make his way SE to Loc Lepage position. We updated him on all plans. He is expected to arrive in the early hours of the morning and stand bye till first light. The ship SHIOSAI is due on scene at about the same time. An Australian Maritime Safety Authority - AMSA tasked RAAF P-8A aircraft ( which overflew Loic today) will arrive one hour after first light Tuesday and only then will recovery efforts begin. Subject to conditions at the time ( expected to be good 15-20kt wind 1.5mtr sea and 3mtr swell) -a final decision will then be made to take Loic off by Ship or ALIZES. The ship may launch their recovery Tender to pick Loic up and then hoist him back onboard. If this proves impossible ALIZES will attempt to pick him up. He may have to hang off his boat in a life raft to be recovered. We discussed all options with Loic today and he is ready to go. GGR wish all involved the best of luck for the operation and our sincere thanks.

    FRENCH language UPDATE 22/10/2018 : #GGR2018

    Certainly, the golden globe race 2018 causes extreme feelings and situations... the length of the test, isolation, fatigue, the permanent presence of a sea showing all its faces, Sublime (and / or) terrifying, Without consideration for those who walk through it... the regular mapping of mapping is hardly worth reporting on the immensity of what the participants live. And we need to see them again at a drop point to take (a little) the measure of such a commitment. If the calm and the bonhomie of a Jean-Luc van den heede spent in Hobart more than 15 days ago may be allowed to believe (but that would be wrong. Really) that such an odyssey remains accessible to the first suitor, the passage of mark slats yesterday was truly vibrant.

    Of course the arrival under the sun of its rustler 36, dating elegantly sandy bay under the sun did not help to get an idea of what the Dutch giant went to get there... and yet! The story of his fight in the terrible wind that dropped abhilash tomy and gregor mcguckin quickly enough to make the measure of what these skippers are doing. The feelings that were experienced during this first half of the world were extreme, kept repeating in substance during his short stop yesterday, in the peaceful bay of Kingston Beach. And if he was a little reluctant to stop a few days before, he confessed yesterday to finally take a lot of fun to break his wild routine, at least a few moments.

    He has already gone back, and has a nice look (Almost 8 KNOTS) in the sea of tasmane. His last message is uplifting! : "great day yesterday spirits are high ready to race the Pacific" (very nice day yesterday and very positive thoughts, ready for the Pacific). And he must not really busy because more than 2000 miles separate him from Jean-Luc Van Den Heede, who, yet so hard to evil, seems to appreciate greatly that the sea is calm (a little), after several days of mountain Russian in a swell that himself confessed impressive. That's what I'm

    There are others who would probably appreciate just as much as the elements are relax, at least temporarily. Susie Goodall First: " enough of this sea state!! 9 M mess from every direction! " (enough of this sea! 9 meters of swell coming from all sides) anger her politely in her message this morning. She has not really had the opportunity to blow from her half-turn to escape the biggest of a vicious storm that left behind a minefield, in which the English has been making progress. Fortunately for her, it is soon the end of this umpteenth wind that is now approaching of randmaa and who has previously hit istvan the and tapio lehtinen.

    No matter what, Finnish took advantage of it to use for the first time this weekend the system he set up to settle his regulator from inside his narrow cabin. A Healthy Assembly that allows it to protect itself from the violence of the elements on the boat at the lowest edge of the fleet. Little generous elements for Igor Zarestskiy and Mark Sinclair who have just been doubled by the ghost of suhaili, whose virtual wake appears in white on the tracker of the race. Fortunately, a solid vein of healthy winds is looming in their back table in the coming days!

    But this situation remains enviable if we compare it this morning to loic lepage. The unfortunate breton has dismasted this weekend at 600 miles in the southwest of Perth and is about to have to abandon his road companion for the third time, unable to obstruct the way of water than the bris of His scattered provoked. It was on the way to close its crossing of the Indian ocean in a beautiful way, especially in the last few days, on the smallest boat in the fleet... here is his teenage dream again broken... but he is still young! 62 years barely! What to leave this stubborn sailor with great opportunities to undertake...

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Capitan View Post
    Golden Globe Race 2018: "Distributing derelicts all over the southern ocean with w reckless abandon"
    No pun intended?


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