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#570339 - 02/17/18 09:42 PM Volvo Round the World Yacht Race  
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Not sure how many if any are keeping tabs on the.Volvo Round The World Yacht Race
I love ocean racing and have competed in many races around the world but never this race. Obviously I am not good enough or young enough so I watch it vicariously through their website.
Take a gander at this and tell me it is not fun and adrenaline pumping.
[video:youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZuhUyDMfco[/video]


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#570340 - 02/17/18 10:37 PM Re: Volvo Round the World Yacht Race [Re: MarkHB]  
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Interesting....wish I knew what all the abbreviations stood for.


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#570341 - 02/17/18 11:42 PM Re: Volvo Round the World Yacht Race [Re: MarkHB]  
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The videos are amazing. Conditions are unreal can't imagine what that would be like.


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#570347 - 02/18/18 02:16 PM Re: Volvo Round the World Yacht Race [Re: MarkHB]  
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Looks quite exciting, but I cannot imagine doing that for days on end...



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#570350 - 02/18/18 09:03 PM Re: Volvo Round the World Yacht Race [Re: MarkHB]  
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Or even or an hour or two. Those guys are amazing. Mark, if you competed in conditions like those in the video, my hat is off to you.


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#570373 - 02/23/18 12:05 AM Re: Volvo Round the World Yacht Race [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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Originally Posted by GoFirstClass
Or even or an hour or two. Those guys are amazing. Mark, if you competed in conditions like those in the video, my hat is off to you.


30+ years ago I did compete in conditions just like those. Hard work and sleep deprived for days on end. Could not do it now.


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#570378 - 02/23/18 12:53 PM Re: Volvo Round the World Yacht Race [Re: MarkHB]  
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Like I said above, my hat is off to you and all those other guys who do that. Not for me, no thanks.


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