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Aug 17, 2019 at 4:03 PM | Still In The Dark

I would never force anyone to get on any boat, let alone one with sails if they didn't want to. I have helped people who were nervous, but willing to give it a go.

Seasickness shows no respect for age, sex, fitness, physical strength etc. Nelson, did get seasick at the start of every voyage.

As a Team Building exercise, seasickness immediately discriminates, in the same way that drinking 10 pints of lager followed by eating the hottest curry would. Not everyone would remain functional, but what would it prove to an employer?

Having said that, sailing does require the ability to think react and act in response to events/orders under pressure and possibly high levels of stress and urgency, whether solo or part of a team or crew. It is a bit of a leveller. Sailing does bring out the best and worst in people, and living in cramped conditions means no escape from the best and worst.

I understand why Service Personnel that have been in combat together, trust each other. Ditto our Emergency Services, long periods of nothing much happening, and then it all happens at once

I have never yet been physically seasick. I do get a slight knotting of the stomach

Aug 17, 2019 at 5:53 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Aug 17, 2019 at 3:43 PM | AK

vvussell has confused himself and attracted some vitriol from the hotter headed climate scientists. He can argue the physics with them, but lacks common sense for the more level headed.

He has never matched his family's tradition of brilliance combined with controversy
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Seitz

Aug 17, 2019 at 4:45 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

tomo, stuff of nightmares.

Aug 17, 2019 at 4:18 PM | Unregistered CommenterTinyCO2
Aug 17, 2019 at 4:16 PM | Registered Commentertomo

golf charlie
All that talk ang gybing reminded me of a team building course it was my misfortune to be a late substitute for someone who thought better of going. It was at John Ridge's School of Adventure at Ardmore in Sutherland. Apart from sea and Loch kayaking, orienteering, and jumping off the stern of a fishing boat and swimming g ashore we had a day saili g on English Rose VI. It was supposed to include climbing the mast amo gst other things but the weather proved to be too rough. The yacht bounced around causi g most of us to be seasick, I managed to keep breakfast down. We were heading towards Cape Wrath (the turning Cape). This was on a yacht that was used to sail round the world rather than a racing job which I surmise might not be as smooth.

The experience didn't make me want to sail the Atlantic I have to say. The team building aspect was equally interesting, as a result there were a couple of people I wouldn't trust or respect there after and one who showed himself to be an all round decent guy. The rest concentrated on self preservation which was duly noted and borne in mind in future dealings. Probably not the desired result. I don't suppose many of Greta's team are on the trip it will be interesting to see what happens after arrival and conferencing.

Aug 17, 2019 at 4:03 PM | Unregistered CommenterStill In The Dark

GolfCharlie. Thought you would comment that if VVussell mimics a prominent realist or contrarian or denialist blog (WUWT) he cannot complain if he is mistaken for one and as high as #272 (even higher than John Humphreys).

Aug 17, 2019 at 3:43 PM | Unregistered CommenterAK

Rooftop farms in Paris. Mayor Hidalgo wants to create 100 hectares of vegetation in the capital over the next year, a third of which will be devoted to agriculture. (£) https://thetimes.co.uk/article/paris-plans-to-harvest-one-tonne-of-food-a-day-from-rooftop-farm-235826mgvflaky numbers
cos the times headline is "one tonne of food/day"
yet another says " it will produce 100KG of fruit and veg a day in high season!"

Aug 17, 2019 at 3:32 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen
Aug 17, 2019 at 3:28 PM | Registered Commentertomo

Pcar : that Greta Breitbartlondon page does load the Tice video
Pity he only half knows what he is talking about.
British Steel would work in the private sector apart from EU and Brit gov tinkering and taxes.
You would want to keep Corbyn and the unions out of it.

Aug 17, 2019 at 3:13 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Dellers : lefty Michael Moore about to release a film against renewables
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/08/17/delingpole-donald-batman-trump-michael-joker-moore-join-forces-fake-energy-renewables/

Aug 17, 2019 at 3:02 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

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