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    Best Offshore Boat Ever?

    After the Fastnet, I was thinking about this - who do you think has been the best-ever offshore boat? Flyer - dominated the offshore scene in late 70's / early 80's Steinlarger - wins the 1989/1990 Whitbread by winning every leg (and also gets line honours in the Fastnet 1989) MACIF Ultime - fastest single-handed round the world IDEC 3 - fastest crewed round the world WOXII - fantastic record in Sydney-Hobart, but not much else - a flat-track bully? Commanche - hiolds the monohull 24-hour record, as well as many prestigous line honours. Groupama/Giacomo /Wizard - Volvo race winner, Sydney-Hobart winner, Mackinac winner and Fastnet winner. All the above are pretty cool, and worthy of consideration. But for me, it has to be : Rambler 88 - is there any major race she hasn't won? Best buck for money? Another Juan K winner? Interested in other opinions. Cheers
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    Port Starboard crossing - how close is too close?

    Dunno - it's a hard one. On the helm on a First 40.7 during this year's Sydney-Hobart, and trading tacks with a Sydney 38 about 1am off Tasman Island. Both crews knew each other so literally inches in it. No complaints from either side. Would probably have been different if we didn't know each other.
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    Elan 333 - Tuning Guide etc

    Hi all, Just bought an Elan 333 and was wondering if anyone has any tuning guides / speed tips etc. Google hasn't turned up anything and the Elan website is sparse, to say the least. Cheers
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    Weather Routing Apps on iOS

    Anyone got any recommendations for good weather routing apps on iOS? Don't mind paying for a decent one. Cheers
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    Crossing the Bay of Biscay

    Hi all, Just purchased a boat in Spain and starting to plan the delivery of the boat back to Ireland. I did a similar trip (from NW Spain) two years ago on a 40-footer and got caught in a nasty storm west of Lands End. I was thinking at the time that I wouldn’t want to be in anything smaller, so are there any rules of thumb or guidelines as to when is a good time to make such a journey? I know a lot would depend on the local short-term forecast but what’s the advice? Is planning to cross Biscay in mid-April too early or is it always a hairy experience, no matter what time of year? Cheers
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    Elan 333 vs Elan 37

    Looking for some advice. Having sold my boat, I’m now in the market for a replacement. I’ve long admired the Elan 333, but I’ve seen a couple of Elan 37’s advertised at a decent price. Anyone got any comments on how they perform relative to their smaller sister? I’m mostly interesting in round-the-cans with the occasional long-distance race. Cheers.
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    Someone has been naughty!

    ORC Worlds and boats that sat strangely in the water, J-70 Worlds last year in Porto Cervo and keel-swapping, king posts...the list is getting alarmingly long.
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    Someone has been naughty!

    Oh dear. This is very bad news indeed if proven. You have to wonder if top-level sailing is akin to the Tour de France I.e cheating is widespread.