Timmy Time

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  1. Timmy Time

    Whatever happened to triangles?

    Didn’t he move to the Netherlands?
  2. I’m not saying our officials should just “take it” but they volunteered to start out as safety inspectors, judges, club starters etc. So... if dealing with sailors is that unpleasant, then un-volunteer. And don’t forget that as an NJ or IJ, you have the book behind you. You’re THE interpreter of the rules. So if you’ve been at this for over 30 years and someone isn’t playing by the rules you’re meant to uphold surely you can come up with a better response than to talk over the top of them?
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    Former ericsson4/groupama70 VO70 now with foils

    You’re dead right though, they’re a wicked box rule boat, crazy fun and most have a successful post Volvo life. It would have been neat if they’d gone for another cycle and we’d seen 6 or 7 more.
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    Former ericsson4/groupama70 VO70 now with foils

    I’m not sure I’d want to go there. On our VO70 the rule was to FILL the runner winch drum, grind until you couldn’t then find a buddy and grind some more. Plus 2x safety wraps as the shock loads on waves will overcome the self tailer. We talked about going taller on the rig (I think the BlackJack guys in Oz did that?) but if you started taking spreaders out to optimise the rating even with a redesigned tube it’d scare seven kinds of shit out of me. The combined platform is cool, and pretty solid. It’s designed for 10 or 12 guys to blast around the planet at insane speeds, dodging icebergs and doing dumb shit. And when you lay it down, knowing that the rig did that in big, cold seas and lived gives you some comfort. Every time our navigator started banging on about sail changes according to the matrix we had to remind him that the crossover charts were designed around guys with 3% body fat... and most of us ran with 33% body fat. On a good day.
  5. Timmy Time

    Former ericsson4/groupama70 VO70 now with foils

    You don’t have to imagine. Fastnet overall win, Hobart overall win and Giovanni Soldini had one.
  6. That guy chaired a protest hearing I was in back in the 90’s when I was living in Oz. Interrupting is half of what he does. In breaks he engaged socially with one party, and when witnesses were being introduced he was summarising for the other panel members... “he’s X’s son” or “he’s Y’s guy.” He’s an unpleasant, barely professional asshole.
  7. Timmy Time

    Are we(racing sailors) a culture of cheaters?

    Ask the Wild Oats XI guys...
  8. Timmy Time

    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    I just spoke to Stan Honey and he’d like to respectfully disagree with you.
  9. Don’t mess with tradition....
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    Sydney to Hobart 2017

    It's not uncommon. IIRC back in the day (2005) Getaway Sailing used to charge $6k or $7k for the Sydney 38 "experience" and $12k or $15k for the Volvo 60. Both in AUD, so if you were earning greenbacks the cost wasn't too bad for a walk on/walk off Hobart ride with no responsibility. It beat the hell outta spending 6 months training with 18 crew for 12 spots who started eyeballing each other mid-November and loudly accusing each other of humping the owner's daughter.
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    Sydney to Hobart 2017

    You asshole!! This is how you dump me from the program?? You coulda called me!
  12. Timmy Time

    Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Can't confirm that, but l did speak to a friend down under who said Loyal was in Woollich last week being surveyed for sale.
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    Sydney to Hobart 2017

    New keel has been cast, is now being milled.
  14. Timmy Time

    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    So do what we used to do in the Magic 25's.... YA won't ratify the class in time to hold a nationals? Fuck it - come sail "the Magic 25 Intergalactic championships."
  15. Timmy Time

    "National Cleavage Day"

    And just because I can want to...