The Late Worm …

… is late and sees nothing. At least no sailing related activities at Cape Town’s famous V&A Waterfront. But let’s walk with our reporter thru the race village and see what she finds out …

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Yesterday I only went to the venue at 3 p.m., so there were some more people. Not too many fortunately.
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LOL. No idea who wants to go on a trip with a fukn phoney pirate ship.
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Some or the other lonely mascot was drifting around the Waterfront as well.
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The grinding challenge was a big hit tho.
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Pit lane was empty. They must’ve hauled the boats already much earlier. 😮
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At least the race village was open, so I could have a peek at the same old pavillons of the teams.
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“The Globe” ain’t a NSA spy dome afterall.
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Välkommen to the Volvo experience …
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… which is all about mobility and selling vehicles …
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… and not really about sailing.
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Oh yes, construction equipment, is exactly what I came here for. 🙂
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This about saling or fukn cars?
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Cars it is. Obviously.
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And little kiddies driving lorries. 😮
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And grown up men trying to put round pegs in round holes, using an excavator.
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And young ladies riding diggers.
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Aaaaw, the official Musto store. High quality must-have sailing apparel for much too steep prices. But what can I do, always have been a Musto fangirl. They are much better than Helly Hansen methinks, more stylish, more sexy.
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Sooo into the store I go …
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… only to find out they are only having a very reduced line of clothing. In fact only VOR merchandise.
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Two of the three available colours are crap. I want black!
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The Vesta styled shirts are the hit tho. Your reporter feels kinda shabby in her North Sails shirt from 1995’s Fastnet Race. Guess it’s more than just a feeling, that thing really is shabby. 😦
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This mascot finds many more friends than the other one. No wonder, he’s a friggin huggable penguin! And … oh, is this bicycle lady giving me the finger??? Fat cow! 😦 Grrr…
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“Sailor’s Terrace”? Obviously a joint to get incredibly shitfaced in after the long leg from Lisbon to Cape Town. No, I bet we won’t see any of the real VOR sailors in there.
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What’s this then? The VOR youth brigade?
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Team Vestas AkzoNobel presented their Volvo 65 half-model again. For a quasi “realistic” experience. 😉
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There’s really not much “hygge” inside a modern raceboat.
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Memories of times past. Those tube bunks are astonishingly comfy to sleep in/on.
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And in the cock/pussypit everybody can pose as the “driver”.
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Yeah, was the same old display we’ve already seen the last time.
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As you can see, yesterday was quite windy, as typical for Cape Town in spring/summer.
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Look at those potato stompers! I remember back when we had those hostess jobs in the 80s, we used to be much skinnier and sexier and more cuddly/stylish altogether. Aaaand we knew how to tie our shoes!
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Ever wondered what Dongfeng is? Kinda like the Chinese Volvo, just not as as versatile and good. =^.^= They only sell lorries, and not particularly good ones.
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Yellow doesn’t make your shitlorry any better, Dongfeng! Forgetaboutit!!! =^.^=
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The globe is also an old aquaintance from the last VOR, 2014.
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Only last time we got seats like in a real theater, not just some plastic cubes to sit on.
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We’ve seen him already, didn’t we?
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Every city has its own “silverman” it seems.
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Good to know SA’s got their own naval lifesavers as well.
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One thing gotta be said. Quality of street musicians is very very high.
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This is more or less professional!
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Volvo has a heart for the next generation of excavator drivers.
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Oh, there are the stars of the show, only far removed from the oogling eyes of the masses and fenced in this time. I also missed the boatyard.
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Couldn’t find a way to get any clother to the boats. 😦 But what for does my Canon have a 3mio x zoom lens? 🙂
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It’s got to be said, the whole CT stopover appears more tired and unspirited this time around.
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Virtual reality everywhere tho. But I honestly don’t see what sense it makes when there are dozens of real life heli charter firms around the place.
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Ugh! 😮 Not him again …
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Never gets old: “ChooChoo, I’m a train!”
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More professional buskers.
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En route to the Annual Ghost Convention. One of the ghosts really really shouldn’t wear such a leggy showy outfit tho. Can you guess which one?
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Just like in real life. Girls lane: “Weeee!” Boys lane: Catastrophe in the making! 😮
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Frozen yoghurt, bare legs, sunshine. Life is good. Then I leave the Waterfront, and on my way home …

As already mentioned, this time around the VOR CT stopover lacks excitement and much stuff to see. All the boaty stuff is kinda removed from the public and they are keeping to themselves. From a pit crew POV it’s very understandable to prefer working in peace and quiet and not having hundreds of curious Orcas watching over everything.

From Orca’s POV it’s a friggin’ shame tho.

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… I notice a buncha kitesurfers and decide to follow them. Have to make the photos half-blind, since the screen is crap in sunshine and the Canon doesn’t feature a viewfinder. Plus the wind is so strong, I can hardly keep the camera still. 😮
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On the first parking lot I stop by, the surfers are already gone more northward. So I quickly snap a pic of the city and table mountain and move on.
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Second parking lot, in my home suburb Table View, the kiters have already packed in and given up.
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Why? Because we have a Rude Sandstorm. 🙂

Nice to have the van sandblasted for free. That will save some money once we gonna respray it.

=^.^=

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Honest, I opened the driver’s door only a couple seconds to get in and out. And now look at that sand. Okay, most of it came out of my sandals, but still …

 

 

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