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Greta has been reported to have Asperger's Syndrome.


I 'fact checked' and yes, Gretas parents have stated she has Aspergers.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greta_Thunberg


Notwithstanding this, why has she not appeared in Nikki's posts as helping? No references to "Greta stood Watch" or Greta helped change sails, or did deck work, or steered etc etc.

I saw a group photo and she looks very small compared to the group. Really like a little child.
But couldn't she start learning what she advocates as a preferred method of transport?
Even with Asperger's isn't 3 weeks under the tutorlidge of Nikki and Riley time enough to get anyone actively involved?

When I took 2 girls on my past trans-atlanic neither had been on a boat before... But within 3 days both were doing full solo watches. (OK one did need, ummmm, constant supervision ) Every watch they did 20 minutes hand steering.
They both went on to working full time on Superyachts.

I can assure you one appeared only slightly above the rank of incurably un-teachable, but after 3 weeks was a highly skilled as fish bait, and able to be left alone on midnight watch without waking the Skipper.

On the SLV passage there seems to be a news blackout on her, and her father's, sailing contribution... Or any contribution except for her father's coffee making.

No doubt I will be told I am totally wrong.

The BS is floating about chin level on a 7 foot giant.

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Re: Sailing La Vegabond

This morning finds them in the straits leading to Lisbon. A check of the boat shows a speed of 2.2 knots. Apparently they are sailing and not using the engines. At the request of Greta and frustration of Riley? I wonder. When you've been speeding along at 9 knots or more for weeks must seem a bit slow. Lots more traffic than they've been use to also. It might be a long slog since the tide is going out and low tide is not until 1:28pm. But, they are in the home stretch
Here is a screen shot from Marine Traffic. The black dotted box is La Vagabonde.
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This morning finds them in the straits leading to Lisbon. A check of the boat shows a speed of 2.2 knots. Apparently they are sailing and not using the engines. At the request of Greta and frustration of Riley? I wonder. When you've been speeding along at 9 knots or more for weeks must seem a bit slow. Lots more traffic than they've been use to also. It might be a long slog since the tide is going out and low tide is not until 1:28pm. But, they are in the home stretch
Here is a screen shot from Marine Traffic. The black dotted box is La Vagabonde.
Who knows, but I can imagine a PR opportunity and welcoming committee. The choir would come out in full force. For appearances sake, they couldn't motor. Religious objections.


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Who knows, but I can imagine a PR opportunity and welcoming committee. The choir would come out in full force. For appearances sake, they couldn't motor. Religious objections.
Thanks to the Internet and You Tube we can watch the Greta Show LIVE from Lisbon:

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OMG They've dropped the sails and are using the diesel engines! Did not expect to see that. The media awaits but, I guess won't wait forever or maybe they just want to get back on land ASAP!

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Thanks to the Internet and You Tube we can watch the Greta Show LIVE from Lisbon:....
I could not get it to stream. One shot begins then streaming stalls. The one shot does show them motoring, with a parade of followers.


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I could not get it to stream. One shot begins then streaming stalls. The one shot does show them motoring, with a parade of followers.
Yeah it was coming and going. It did become stable for awhile after they got to the dock. They got some shots of Gretta getting her school strike sign ready and some hugs by Nikki to her father. Looked like her mother also came on board at the dock too.

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Re: Sailing La Vegabond

Live feed has been replaced by a four minute video of them mostly under sail.
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OMG They've dropped the sails and are using the diesel engines! Did not expect to see that. The media awaits but, I guess won't wait forever or maybe they just want to get back on land ASAP!
Oh my gosh. nobody associated with this group ever said that they were looking to never use an engine. It's about REDUCING reliance on carbon emitting devices. All of us who sail reduce the use of fuel. Greta rode in trains, buses and cars while she was in New York. I've not heard one person call for the abolishment of internal combustion engines.

Greta has been successful in getting kids the world over, to think about our impact on the environment. If more kids of her generation ride bikes more often, reduce the use of plastics, recycle more aluminium cans, and learn to sail, how is any of that a bad thing. You'll keep doing whatever you do.

And, if a larger percentage of your electricity starts getting generated by wind, solar or tide generators, instead of coal fired power plants, what does it matter to the people who prefer to ignore environmental problems, as long as the lights come on when they flip the switch.

Now, just to make this spiritual, I offer a prayer to Anemoi.

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Re: Sailing La Vegabond

This stream is the Spanish version I think. Riley and Nikki talk at around 4:07:00

Seems that they lost one of their cool helm chairs to a wave

https://youtu.be/XWkf33S92t0?t=13003

Gaudeamus igitur iuvenes dum sumus...
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