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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  

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  1. 8mt Grainger Racing Trimaran For Sale

    Any photos of this packed up on its trailer ready for towing please?
  2. Brisbane to Gladstone 2018

    Is there a photo missing? i can't see one where Rushour is on Starboard in either of these two photos. Unless I'm seeing this incorrectly i think the top photo is pretty much what Oats did to Comanche in this years Hobart race. By the look of the sails and tell tails it seems that Fury is on the wind, not reaching and in my opinion has full rights over Rushour who is still completing a tack.
  3. Brisbane to Gladstone 2018

    Should you start a new thread for your recent regatta? isn't this a thread about B2G? Speaking of B2G, I hear Top Gun is out for family reasons, that makes it a bit easier for the front runners and anyone chasing an OMR win.
  4. Brisbane to Gladstone 2018

    How come you are you only at 85% Bushsailor? Have you lost some sails or put on weight? is there any issues from the recent capsize? All the best for the coming regatta and B2G. is there anywhere where us punters can see the entry list?
  5. Suggestions? Sell carbon mast, sails, boom, etc

  6. Tri for sale in NZ

    Anyone know anything about this tri that is for sale in NZ? It's weight, mast height, previous sailing ability, condition, build quality etc. thanks https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/boats-marine/yachts/multihull/auction-1524488166.htm?rsqid=2cc8b33dc64d4e8886a20f2031308430
  7. 2017 Australian Multihull Championships

    As you say you've only ever sailed other peoples boats which must have been top end boats and funded by owners who could afford to put their boats on the water and were constantly changed to meet the rule changes. We'll be interested to follow your progress when you start tearing up your own cash to remain on top of the rule as it changes and then you can back up your claim about getting out there and competing, "but at your own expense". From what I hear the winners usually pour heaps of cash into boats to keep them current, Mad Max/Ullaman Sails is a very good example of an endless spend and time modifying to get it to where it is and theres plenty more like Morticia, Indian Chief, Trilogy and the others that were previous Div 1 winners over the years that spent plenty to keep at the top. It's the owners that back up year after year i respect, not the freeloaders that just turn up to sail other peoples boats and then talk up how good they are. As for OMR, it has some way to go if you want growth of multi racing, IMO. If one looks at what the mono fleets do, sports boats don't race against ocean going IRC boats on handicap or around the course for that matter. Surely that method should be looked at for multis if you are to attract all types because i cant see the likes of Rushhour competing against a stripped out foiling race tri on OMR if both are sailed well.
  8. 2017 Australian Multihull Championships

    Not many entries compared to previous nationals at Wangi. I can't believe the Nats were organised the same time as the Crowther regatta on Pittwater, which is held the same time every year for the past 20 or so. It seems to me (as an ex NSW boy) it's a bit of Queensland ignorance and/or lack of respect for the Crowther regatta. Lock Crowther was and still is Australia's, if not the worlds greatest multihull designer who also sailed and raced his own designs and own boats. I wonder if he's up there smiling at the Queenslanders from his post over Pittwater. :-) At this point the Crowther regatta has a few more entries than the Nationals. C'mon surely the organisers of the Nationals could have looked at the sailing calendar outside of Queensland.
  9. Multihull Lifeline requirements.

    doesn't this answer everything to do with having lifelines or not? 3..12.1 "Where lifelines are not fitted to a multihull or are not continuous, the crew shall wear safety harnesses which shall be attached at all times when the crew member is outside the cabin."
  10. Airlie Hammo Magnetic 2017

    great stuff Gunners. 30 years old and doing 30 knots is bloody cool. and keep carrying that red aussie flag, i don't think you're breaking any rules when you're an Australian registered ship :-)
  11. 2017 Brisbane to Gladstone Multihull Race

    Looks like the forecast has changed from strong running to light conditions playing into XL2 and Boss's hands over Top Gun, which is surely underpowered in the light winds by comparison to the two others. shame for Top Gun as each year she's done it has been soft breeze.
  12. 2017 Brisbane to Gladstone Multihull Race

    Rusher should be interesting. Do you know its new weight yet? or better its new OMR?
  13. 2017 Brisbane to Gladstone Multihull Race

    Who's entered? doesn't show on the website
  14. Older fast Aus multies

    Thank you for posting that. I think I'm in love - Top Gun is an absolute weapon Here's a couple of other videos i found of Top Gun that you may enjoy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOhNoVxs_Yw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1oczaXAhg0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3q4V7d_s4q0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcQ68W8ogIg
  15. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Looks like it happening. even the CYCA cant get out of it now