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  1. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    I like the RIB on the foredeck also - possibly still in as delivered mode... Thanks for the pics though, good to see it back in Sydney.
  2. Melbourne Osaka 2018

    Interesting, they pulled out of S2H this year, getting ready for M2O I guess. Looks like a wider design than a RP66.
  3. SOLAS Big Boat Challenge

    That's a shame it's only 4 boats has been a good spectacle previous years. The CYCA auctioned a ride on BJ and one on WOX raising about $2100 each.
  4. Wonder why they got rid of the gate? wasn't out of the way and presumably would be a good place to shorten the course if required. At least it means they will be racing all the way up the bay so we can get a good look at them.
  5. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Crew spot on BJ or WOX for the Big Boat Challenge, would be a fun day out, http://www.cyca.com.au/news/racing/2017/12/solas-big-boat-2017-crew-place-auction/
  6. S2H v M2H - which is tougher?

    S2H is the glamour event and probably on all sailors bucket list, non-sailors know it and often ask the question "have you done Sydney to Hobart?" M2H is barely known outside of local sailors and probably not on many bucket lists... As to which is tougher, mostly down to the weather, I've done both and had good conditions in both, S2H is tougher if you're based in Melbourne due to logistics. Another thing that always gets me is how the media hype loves talking up "treacherous Bass Strait" when the S2H boats don't go there (unless they do a big diversion).
  7. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Dream is a fast boat, cruiser/racer and sailed by a bunch of grumpy old men, but fast. Second in line honours against some quick boats.
  8. The twilight races tend to have a break over that period on account of the ocean racing going on, and people away on holidays, I'm sure a few boats will be going out to watch the Volvo's finish and do their pro-am racing on the 30th. Might be able to help out but not fully sure what I'm doing over that period yet.
  9. They would struggle to get down any of the other channels. Fairly tricky finish to a long stage, coming through the Port Phillip heads can be tricky, get the wrong wind and tide it gets pretty ugly and throw into the mix the shipping traffic and you all go down the same channel. Then a couple of hours up the bay, you have earned a rest! Looking forward to seeing them come in, I will be out to watch.
  10. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Bit like this, the sail colour, not the water...
  11. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Looking at them next to each other at Hamo it certainly looked it.
  12. Jade's sailing experience would be much greater than most around here.
  13. caption contest

    When boats go hipster.
  14. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    WOX has popped up in the entry list... maybe a shot at handicap honours? what's the forecast?
  15. NZ Coastal Classic 2017

    Both on AIS, check marine traffic, https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/centerx:174.195/centery:-35.239/zoom:12