When People Have Too Much Time:
(December 6, 2017) – While the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race fleet rests in Cape Town, South Africa in anticipation for the start of the next leg on December 10 to Melbourne, Australia, Team Brunel skipper Bouwe Bekking sought to involve his team in a record-setting adventure.
Professional Danish kiter Nick Jacobsen set, together with Team Brunel, the world record for highest Kite Tow Up at 277 meters above sea level. The successful record attempt was done today on Table Bay in Cape Town.
Jacobsen, with the help of Team Brunel and their VO65, beat the old record of 244 meters set by Jesse Richman by 33 meters (Scuttlebutt Sailing News – When People Have Too Much Time, Editor
Misconduct Guidance: Making a report:
Dealing with misconduct is probably the least pleasurable part of the work of race officials but an important part that must not be ignored. There is considerable evidence that misconduct in the form of bad behaviour has a detrimental effect on our sport, even causing some to choose another way to spend their time.
While falling in love and getting married is easy, keeping a marriage on the right track might get really tough at times. Of course, all marriages go through rough patches every now and then, but sometimes things go so bad that a couple nearly reach a point of no return.
The only saving grace in such situations is that things do not turn for the worse overnight. You would always get enough time to know when your marriage is failing apart, and unless you act fast, these things progress with lightning speed. If your response time is too long, you might find yourself being served with a legal notice for a separation or a divorce. This is particularly traumatic if you are still in love with your spouse. Here are some tips aimed to provide you with guidelines as to how you should react when your marriage is failing apart:
o The first action step which your spouse is likely to take when your marriage is failing apart is to announce his or her decision to leave you. Contrary to what your spouse is expecting, you need to agree with this decision. No amount of logic, crying or pleading is going to help you save your marriage right now. The whole idea behind your agreeing to this proposal is to allow your spouse the time and space to sort out the relationship in his or her head. The separation is the only way to make him or her realize your worth. Announcing your contributions to the marriage would eventually fall in deaf ears.
o When your marriage is failing apart, never start the blame game and accuse your spouse for all the misfortunes. Remember, you too have played your role in breaking the relationship. In stead, admit your shortcomings and own up your mistakes. What you are essentially doing when your marriage is failing apart is to appear pleasant in the eyes of your spouse. Show him or her that you are more than willing to move away from the past and are prepared to start life afresh.
o When your marriage is failing apart, open up the blocked channels of communication as fast as you can. This way, you can once again vent out your innermost feelings, thrash out pending issues and come to a mutually acceptable understanding to keep the marriage going. If there is true love and respect between the two of you, the relationship can always be restored, even when your marriage is failing apart.
Whether you are still together and having problems or you are already seperated and want to save your marriage… the next step is absolutely crucial! Don’t make the mistake of saying or doing something that will kill your chances of getting back together with your spouse. Find out what you need to do to give your marriage a second chance and emotionally reconnect with your spouse again.