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About Flatbag

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    Humoring the ill-informed and engaging in pointless on-line discourse because there is fuck all worth watching on television these days.

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  1. Flatbag

    Sydney to Hobart 2020

    Son of PH
  2. Flatbag

    Sydney to Hobart 2020

    Big Tony should be out soon due to Ms Gobbo's indiscretions; might even make the Hobart start this year. Has serious blue water cred. Navigated Aus to Greece a while back?
  3. Flatbag

    Sydney to Hobart 2020

    FFS How long have you been sailing in Melbourne? 1- Zac's dad 2- Mick G will be a DNS. Mick doesn't like being seen hanging around dodgy characters - not good for his image.
  4. Flatbag

    Sydney to Hobart 2020

    And so you should be Dick. Once again we see the uninspired organisation that is the CYCA maintaining consistency in the application of their long held Cranio-Rectal Proximity policy. What a bunch of extremely dumb self-interested cunts.
  5. Flatbag

    Sydney to Hobart 2020

    There's a front page?
  6. Flatbag

    Aussie Government blow it (Again)

    Nah, that was kids in poverty. By 1990. That was a Non-Core promise...
  7. Flatbag

    Aussie Government blow it (Again)

    Bullshit, he built shit loads of much needed school gyms with public access being a key basis. How many homeless do you reckon they could accommodate?
  8. Flatbag

    Aussie Government blow it (Again)

    Aged Care in Victoria was one of many industries privatised by the much lauded and frequently outspoken Jeff Kennett ( actually pron. Cunt) . Turned out well, didn't it? Funny how so many of those who flocked to that new cash-torrent industry were significant LNP donors and supporters.
  9. Flatbag

    Aussie Government blow it (Again)

    Those cunts driving around in their flash Ferraris etc are doing so highly subsidized by the Government/ Taxpayer and on the back of underpaid and exploited workers, underfed, under-cleaned and under-managed aged inmates and I use that word deliberately. I have had twice in the past and currently have a relative 'existing' in ludicrously expensive private aged care situations ( 3 different providers) and its a fucking crime, an absolute national shame. As for the criminal extortion of insanely high commission fees on the post-death sale of the accommodation to the next sucker, that's the greatest legalised scam in real estate which is really what the private "aged care" business model is based on. They are NOT in the business of providing care. As an undeniable Federal responsibility, Scomotionless and his torpid LNP have a fuck ton to answer for with regard to private aged care in this country. That day is coming...
  10. Flatbag

    Sydney to Hobart 2020

    Shouldn't that be Cliteria?
  11. Flatbag

    Australian Sailing

    Hughie H is delivering Ichi Ban direct to Adelaide from Hobart and she will sit there until Ad - Lincoln and Lincoln Race Week. Ichi did not want to do the Passage Race, just the TP 52 Class Racing stuff in G-Town. (Not sure why because IB is not a true TP 52 anyway with her taller rig and deeper keel) Apparently the Regatta organisers wouldn't accept an entry on that basis so she is a non starter. Looking at the entry lists with a bit over a week to go to the regatta and official entries closing today, this regatta continues its downward spiral from once dizzy heights of participation. Many years of food, beverage and accommodation price gouging is taking its inevitable toll. Those who go will still have fun but the burning questions are, of course, will Bundy & Coke top $10 a can and what vigorous new strain of STIs will be served up at Lambies this year?
  12. Flatbag

    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    FIFY See above OP
  13. Flatbag

    Aussie/Kiwi ocean and club racers

    Oh dear, the Thommo knock-off T-980-Mod. It seems to have been for sale for quite a while now. With Fehs's Shaw 11m Akatea just shipped across to commence racing in NZ, Smoothie also on the market and with her price plummeting like a brides knickers and all the Melgi 32s now gone it looks like the mildly interesting Super 11 concept is pretty much dead in the water. Shame, it showed potential for some interesting racing.
  14. Flatbag

    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    How embarrassment? Sydney-Hobart: Victorian makes a little White Noise By DD MCNICOLL The Australian 8:54PM DECEMBER 17, 2019 Victorian architect and town planner Daniel Edwards is not well known in Sydney yachting circles but he is something of a hero south of the Murray. Edwards was crowned the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria’s offshore champion in 2016, 2017 and 2018 in his very fast Beneteau First 35, White Noise. His success had him looking further afield — about 800km north. “I decided to build a new boat to compete in the 75th Sydney to Hobart race and for the following four years after that,” Edwards said on Tuesday. “I had my eye on a 45-footer designed by Irishman Mark Mills. “I contacted the builders, M.A.T. Yachts in Izmir, Turkey, and they set to work. The boat finally arrived, shrouded in shrink-wrap plastic at the start of October and we worked flat out to get her into the water.” Also called White Noise, the new yacht was everything Edwards hoped for and was third in its first, and so far only, outing: the Melbourne to Stanley race. It is now waiting at the CYCA in Sydney for Edwards and his 10-strong crew to arrive from Melbourne for the Boxing Day start to the 630 nautical mile classic. “She was purpose-built for the Sydney-Hobart race. We decided we wanted to play outside the bounds of Victoria and she is the perfect ocean racing machine,” Edwards said. “We like to think of ourselves as just a bunch of Melbourne mates who decided to go for a cruise down the coast at Christmas. Just a bit of fun.” Edwards and his mates will be carrying the hopes of the famed Sandringham Yacht Club on their shoulders in the 75th anniversary race, acknowledging that, despite the skills of Victorian yachtsmen, it is the Hobart race that captures the public’s imagination. “It is always a race in which the weather decides the winner,” Edwards said. “We are obviously hoping for a small boat race with a lot of wind on the nose. “If there is a lot of downwind sailing, the bigger yachts will just romp away from us but a tough race into the wind would give us a great chance on handicap. “White Noise was the ninth M.A.T. 1245 built and we are hoping she will be the ‘lucky ninth’.”