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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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  1. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    http://www.smh.com.au/national/businessman-rohan-arnold-raced-in-sydney-to-hobart-weeks-before-dramatic-drug-arrest-20180118-h0kk4p.html busy dude....
  2. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Here’s the ichi ban footage from 16.
  3. I’ve heard of a number of cape designed boats before. I like the layout as it’s different from the standard, galley to port, nav stn to stb setup etc. i found a story somewhere about an all female team taking one to Hobart.
  4. It looks like a sweet little boat and I’m guessing considerably cheaper to run than a 38???? Could fit Hoppys requirements well.
  5. What about this Hoppy http://www.boatsales.com.au/boats/details/1993-Custom-Cape-35/SSE-AD-4886739? not a bad option well within your price range and apparently it’s done a Hobart race.
  6. I don’t think Cinquante has done much, or any, offshore stuff. I think she was primarily OD racing. I remember years ago, she was a competitive boat. Avalon which I think was swish, has had an extensive offshore career and asylum has had the same. It may have actually been the first 38 built....
  7. The fleet of 38’s no longer doing OD is growing here in Sydney. Quite a few are no longer in OD configuration with sprits and and other non OD bits added. I’m the same as you Hoppy. I don’t have a real interest in OD racing so if I bought one, I’d be focussing on twilights and offshore stuff.

    I recall a s38 chartered in the early 2000’s for Hobart was abandoned on the way home from Hobart. After the crew were picked up and returned to shore. The boat was found floating weeks later and returned to shore in good working order.

    We saw some off the Tassie coast in the Hobart this year sunbaking.
  10. Syd-Hobart Yachts, Where are they Now?

    Hit a sunfish I believe and tore the rudder out of the boat.
  11. There’s 3-4 s38 on the market at the moment ranging from 98k - 115k. My question is - one in particular which I think is the old swish but now called Avalon has had quite an extensive offshore history. This can be seen in the race plaques affixed to the bulkhead. When comparing boats, how much does this history effect the boat. A number of Hobart races in particular, have got to have some effect on the hull and rig etc...... would you look at a inshore sailed boat which isn’t as well looked after, over a well prepared offshore 38 (Avalon) let’s say?
  12. Nice little comparison Hoppy.
  13. I’ve done a fair bit of sailing on 38s over the last decade and at the price point they’re at now, they’ve got to be one of the best all round options IMHO. my 2c
  14. That’s a shame. They look like fun boats but maybe not great offshore boats if they’re very tippy.
  15. Would these mumm 36s be quicker than a s38 on most points of sail?