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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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  1. I own a sailing school here in Aus. I can cut you a deal on our 'yacht racing for beginners' course if you are interested. That's OK. I wouldn't want to learn from someone that doesn't understand basic concepts of simple things. Like math.
  2. sailorgirl218 did a great interview with George David.., gave a nice nod to all the Kiwi crew he will have aboard. http://www.nicdougla...and-interviews/
  3. Really +1 - that gybe that Bill E Goat filmed.., clearly Rambler88 had their B-team on board.., no pace, no technique. Oats sent a message with her "jaunt" around the harbour. And Rambler88 showed us that bigger is not always better. Did they have more to give? Perhaps. And if they do it would be hard to bet against either silver bullet. So where is this film? Here you go.., sweet execution.., Rambler88 for the win in the Hobart.
  4. I dunno about "dispaching", I think when they luffed Rags, she lost her mojo from that point forward, and sailed into a slow speed traffic jam. I can't see Rags or Loyal making those mistakes in the Hobart.... R88 for 5th place me thinks... Makes it all worthwhile.., dodge some insults and extract positive exchanges about the race. Cheers.
  5. Italics = sarcasm. Also, context. Instead of attacking one post perhaps check my support of Rambler88 throughout the related threads. Or maybe just read through my entire post before pressing your "insult" button.
  6. Really +1 - that gybe that Bill E Goat filmed.., clearly Rambler88 had their B-team on board.., no pace, no technique. Oats sent a message with her "jaunt" around the harbour. And Rambler88 showed us that bigger is not always better. Did they have more to give? Perhaps. And if they do it would be hard to bet against either silver bullet.
  7. It would be interesting to see the total distance sailed by each of the boats. True indication of pace when looking at elapsed times. Me thinks Rambler88 is closer than some think to WOXI.
  8. Two silver boats to watch: the second best looking maxi and the 88% maxi, (the best looking). Rambler88 spent a fair bit of distance on the 1st run playing silly-bugger before finally dispatching with Rag100 and legging out. Of WOXI, always good to see a designer and campaign execute on their ideas. Hats off to their winter in the shed.
  9. Results: http://www.cyca.com.au/results/2016_summer/solas-big-boat-challenge-2015/2015-cyca-solas-big-boat-challenge/
  10. Yes..,
  11. This. Wild Oats will never beat Commanche if the conditions are as they were at the start of last year's Hobart. Oats did the smart play. They re-configured the boat to extend her sweet spot in her conditions. She will attempt to put miles on where she can to pad her lead or close a gap. I am sure they have run weather models that dictated the changes. Horses for courses. (That said, Rambler88 will sail around this rubber band duo and take line honours and the Tattersall's Cup. Commanche will then chop 12 feet off her draggy stern and Wild Oats will run charters out of San Diego.)
  12. I am trying to figure out why I can't see the .jpg.., Canadian censorship perhaps. .jpg shows fine here in IOS and OS X, both logged in and not. Shrug. Mozilla is the culprit. I can see them on my iPad. Cheers.
  13. I am trying to figure out why I can't see the .jpg.., Canadian censorship perhaps.
  14. Why, was she designed to be susceptible to breaking? (dictionary.com)
  15. What if Rambler88 has it right? I don't understand comparisons between her and the 100 footers. She was never designed to beat them. There was/is a very specific design brief that I am sure someone around here can find with the Google machine. From what I have read, George David is very pleased with his new boat and says it is the fastest Rambler he has owned in most conditions. So he has won already in his own eyes and with his own money. His money. He can build whatever he wants unlike most of us here. Rambler88 is my favorite new boat out there. It is a crisp design with a quiet presentation. And an underdog. As with any of the big boat boats out there, she has her conditions whereby she will be tough to hold off. Because of that she is certainly a contender for a handicap win. This is a race that sees a well prepared Cookson 50 finish in the top 10 boat-for-boat. Anything can happen. And that is why this is such a great race.