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  1. #211
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    Default Re: Greta Thunberg is crossing the Atlantic on Vagabond.

    Looks like she has arrived, safe and well despite the predictions of disaster by some - well done her and the crew
    https://twitter.com/GretaThunberg/st...491072/photo/1

  2. #212
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    Default Re: Greta Thunberg is crossing the Atlantic on Vagabond.

    A challenging winter passage (or mad trans-Atlantic passage in Nov/Dec @ 40º lat with a baby onboard), no milk-run this time.

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    Default Re: Greta Thunberg is crossing the Atlantic on Vagabond.

    Well done all of them.

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    Default Re: Greta Thunberg is crossing the Atlantic on Vagabond.

    hear hear that man

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    Default Re: Greta Thunberg is crossing the Atlantic on Vagabond.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kola View Post
    A challenging winter passage ...with a baby onboard, no milk-run this time.
    Indeed, it was not needed - they had formula milk.

  6. #216
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    Default Interesting background to the crossing

    Found on the Cruisers Forum

    https://translate.google.com/transla...n/&prev=search

    Background on how La Vagabonde became involved and the appointment of Nikki Henderson.

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    Default Re: Interesting background to the crossing

    Quote Originally Posted by Tradewinds View Post
    Found on the Cruisers Forum

    https://translate.google.com/transla...n/&prev=search

    Background on how La Vagabonde became involved and the appointment of Nikki Henderson.
    Thanks very much for that link. There was much more in depth behind this than might have been thought.

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    Default Re: Interesting background to the crossing

    Agree, well done that crew .... and boat!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tradewinds View Post
    Found on the Cruisers Forum https://translate.google.com/transla...n/&prev=search
    Background on how La Vagabonde became involved and the appointment of Nikki Henderson.
    That was very interesting thanks. Particularly the fact that Jimmy Cornell was apparently a key fixer to make this happen - clearly he has a lot more ocean experience than most of us armchair critics. And interesting that he specifically was trying to source and Outremer cat for the trip - with La Vagabonde’s Outremer being the second option explored. It seems he was also key in pushing for a professional / round the world experienced skipper.
    Also I hadn’t realised that RKJ had also expressed his support for the voyage - another sailer with a bit of experience.

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    Default Re: Interesting background to the crossing

    Yes. Exactly. I knew something of Jimmy Cornell’s views on the environment from his seminars, so I might have put two and two together, not that I did, but this looks like the Good and the Great of long haul sailing getting involved from the outset.

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    Default Re: Interesting background to the crossing

    Another thanks for the link form me. Haven't watched La Vagabonde since the first few but this will be worthwhile just to see the (presumably edited version of the) command dynamic. I'd love having a super-experienced advisor and mate on board but not sure I'd fancy being supplanted as skipper of my own boat which it sounds like cornell & co wanted to do to Riley.

    Wonder if the first two candidates were rejected on the grounds of instagramability or rather lack thereof?

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