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    Groupama NewCal race

    Wish I had have gone on Rushour, but maybe not when it is this soft. Drew has done a Fraser Island and gone looking for campers at 1.8 knots? Tracker on
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    Lock Crowther Multihull Regatta

    yeehah! Wangi Nationals November 18-25 just up the road. Cyathere.
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    Lock Crowther Multihull Regatta

    Congrats! Where will she be sailing from?
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    Lock Crowther Multihull Regatta

    Where u been pill? Tf is the new Mad Max
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    Formula 40 Trimaran Spirit of England

    Great vid Jason, and it made me look at the old vids again, just priceless history. Hard to believe she was so far ahead of her time. Floats a work of art and just slides nicely in all conditions, especially if Chippie is left in another country. Safe travels! Peter
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    Weta anarchy Just another personal view on the new boats for discussion.
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    Corsair 970

    Thanks mate, now I have you connected! You guys must have been busy 2 up, always nice till anything turns to poo. With 4 on the 28R we were still plenty busy but I could enjoy mainly steering. We got the strongest wind heading into the harbour and trying to drop the mast safely.
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    Corsair 970

    Can,t wait to see it, which boat were you on? Wind was awesome but the biggest gust hit us dropping the mast in the car park. Feel blessed to be at TCB doing a regatta with 11 wetas in a solid westerly with a glamour race to Inskip Point and back on billiard table water.
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    Corsair 970

    That was before the big big big nosedive last weekend. Missed it myself but applause was given from the crowd as she popped back out of the hole. Masthead kite and 25 plus knots from behind.
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    Homemade small tri

    ... and old salts like hanging on to their woody
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    Homemade small tri

    She looked great in the Bay to Bay last weekend and as the handicapper, I will be watching her carefully with added downwind sails and all the bugs ironed out. We get many OAK frankens and this one is way above that. Congrats 3bags, you get the tick, and prove that it can be done on a budget. Look forward to seeing you next year.
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    Older fast Aus multies

    Big EV project with auxiliary auxiliary needed.
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    Older fast Aus multies

    We were 2 up and the 28R loves light stuff so we slowed down a little to stay abreast, but a bit of chop would be different I think.
  14. Fantastic stuff. Is the venue likely to be the same so OS sailors can charter and join in one day? Peter
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    Older fast Aus multies

    This beautiful "Truck" was gliding around Bramble Bay yesterday, we had a bit of a chat with the owner of 12 years who has had issues recovering from injury for a while, but is absolutely loving getting her out sailing. The short rig with a decent roach seems to suit the relatively small float size. Funny thing is that the floats look pretty big up close from my F28. Main hull has had flared sections added tastefully, and the cabin top looks pretty good in an IMOCA/Euro way. Peter H
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    8mt Grainger Racing Trimaran For Sale

    All in above link to TG webpage, never was on water as a standard 075 but was highly modified along the way.
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    8mt Grainger Racing Trimaran For Sale

    Eat Entree Last? Easy plan Chidz, buy her and do Bay to Bay in a few weeks, then sail her home to cockroach waters in a few hours. Her replacement value of recent bits alone is double that.
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    Brisbane to Gladstone 2018 only

    The pedals are getting closer to the metal, and with good weather predicted, the owners and crews are getting excited. Always a big job to get to the line of this race, so it is nice to see a few boats not seen for a long time with new wardrobes. Latest OMR data is interesting with the last minute decisions on what size rags to hang up, locked in tomorrow:
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    Any info on this cat?

    Better than the other way around. Sometimes the animals further (arguably) up the evolutionary tree are the worry at Monty's.
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    Brisbane to Gladstone 2018

    What has this incident got to do with OMR? Plenty of reasons to not like any rating system but a typical racing incident that makes its way (unnecessarily IMHO) to social media is hardly a reason to bash the rule or the 99.9% great sailors out there.
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    Caribbean 600

    If only the facts could be shared on this. A very sad clusterfuck. Suffice to say shared ownership, newbies, no pfd's, weather (30 knots plus squalls) so foul I had to sit on my sailboard (in protected waters with a 4.5 sqm sail) to stop it disappearing down the beach, and one of the clear pics of this boat showing a submerged sail deployed from the bowsprit, dinghy on the nets..... A lot of angry guys down here looking at our muppet-indexed insurance premiums going up.
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    Marley Point 2018 50th Anniversary

    Turn Pro (a) and leave a float at home? You and Evil could share a trailer and spare tyres and bearings?
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    Marley Point 2018 50th Anniversary

    I think the Gnome has become a tree hugger.
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    Affordable racing tris vs. cats (<35ft)

    Bag packed if u need crew from down under.
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    F-22 Update

    Not really, as the rule allows for fair measuring methods for each variation of design. Normal mainsails have a fraction of area of rotating mast added, and it would make sense to do similar here as long as the 2 sail surfaces stay "stuck" to each other. This is really just a cleaner trailing edge rotating mast, more like one of the later generation camber induced sailboard sails with the ultra wide luff pockets.