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  1. is the S2H too short for a modern maxi ?

    Thanks to Facebook and smart phones, there is no way the sailors can be under the radar from the WAG's or the chasers from the BAH's. So no point hanging around.
  2. The boat with Telefonica sails is the Monster Project boat. It's the Old Russian shitter Kosatka.. They buy all old sails they can get their hands on. Flying Telefonica sails this week, maybe Ericsson next week. What ever hasn't fallen apart. Just a crappy head boat. Pointless. The boat with the Camper sail is the Old Camper. Now called Warrior and is owned by the US Merchant Marine Acadamy. Not sure how they got this one but the Marine Acadamy's get donated boats for tax write offs. Who ever charters the boat has to pony up for new sails. Obviously the charterer thought the Camper main was just fine! If I was a corporate sponsor, I would ensure that the boat and sails be debranded after the race. Monster Project fucking up all over the place isn't exactly what Telefonica want to be known for.
  3. Oyster Yachts gone bust

    For what reason?
  4. Oyster Yachts gone bust

    I recently finished 2 seasons running a 655. The build quality was very conservative but to a high standard. I could see the same build techniques as were on a boat built in the UK in the early 80's I ran for a while. There were a couple of shortcuts but nothing major. Although I doubt Oyster would be my choice of builder, I can see why they have been very successful and they deserve to be a premier boat builder.
  5. Oyster Yachts gone bust

    You are absolutely right. While I doubt anyone who paid to build a new Oyster is put in financial crisis by this, I am sure it would make you sick to your stomach to lose a huge chunk of change with nothing in return.
  6. Oyster Yachts gone bust

    Wouldn't shock me if Richard Matthews steps in with a rescue package, rights the company and moves on again. Niklas Zennström style. I think Presuming Ed nailed it. The investment firm probably over leveraged the company and they couldn't afford the nut. An £80m order book means nothing if it costs £81m to fulfill those orders and pay the bank....
  7. Oyster Yachts gone bust

    Struggle to feel for the people with half built boats when there are many who will wonder how to pay for the mortgage next month.
  8. How close can the sails be? (i.e. the "slot")

    RRS Part 4 Rule 50.3 c. Does allow a headsail to be trimmed to a whisker pole. A reaching strut attached to the mast is a whisker pole. So although it is not as effective as a VOR65 with a massive strut at the back of the boat, it will help a boat with non overlapping jibs as you can push the lead outboard at the mast area.
  9. AC45s For Sale

    Basically a Thomas Crown Affair style toy??
  10. AC45s For Sale

    Ugh you fool. The comment about the 53 and 48 ft container was not about what the AC45's fitted into but whether they are used for world wide shipping. Please understand a comment before trying to be clever.
  11. AC45s For Sale

    In a 53 or 48ft container??
  12. AC45s For Sale

    Not for worldwide shipping.
  13. AC45s For Sale

    Would be one hell of an outboard leg to make that work!!
  14. How close can the sails be? (i.e. the "slot")

    One thing everyone has failed to mention is that Volvo 65's use reaching struts to leeward and well aft. By moving the sheeting position so far outboard they have extra room in the slot for the staysail as well as the J1. If the Code Zero or A3 sheeted to the deck it would be a lot harder for this set up to work properly. They would probably loose the J1 and go with the staysail.
  15. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Not really interesting as the ColRegs are pretty clear. RULE 17 Action by Stand-on Vessel (a) (i) Where one of two vessels is to keep out of the way the other shall keep her course and speed. (ii) The latter vessel may however take action to avoid collision by her maneuver alone, as soon as it becomes apparent to her that the vessel required to keep out of the way is not taking appropriate action in compliance with these Rules. (b) When, from any cause, the vessel required to keep her course and speed finds herself so close that collision cannot be avoided by the action of the give-way vessel alone, she shall take such action as will best aid to avoid collision. Rule six also highlights concentration of fishing vessels as to determine safe speed. RULE 6 Safe Speed Every vessel shall at all times proceed at a safe speed so that she can take proper and effective action to avoid collision and be stopped within a distance appropriate to the prevailing circumstances and conditions n determining a safe speed the following factors shall be among those taken into account: (a) By all vessels: (ii) the traffic density including concentration of fishing vessels or any other vessels