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    Where are they now? - Retired America's Cup Boat

    I think it was a combo of being a early build and lack of ability to build Carbon fiber of that size in that era. Say what you want about 1987 and 1992 runnings, they had a LOT of people wanting to sail in those regattas.
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    I've had it with Rhode Island - Where to go?

    With software there is always tele-commuting. Florida, GA, Charleston, NC, and the bay area (As in VA/MD) is really all good. NC has a ton of sofware companies, but they are all about 1 hour inland at Triangle Research Park.
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    Syd-Hobart Yachts, Where are they Now?

    https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/how-a-bitter-feud-sank-the-sydney-to-hobart-race-yacht-wild-thing/news-story/368c502e07b7b0594b57b55b2ba6b319
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    Syd-Hobart Yachts, Where are they Now?

    Here a random question. In reading about the 1998 race, I enjoyed the odd name of Foxtel Titan Ford. What is that yacht doing these days?
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    Where are they now? - Retired America's Cup Boat

    I never knew they made a wooden IACC boat.
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    Where are they now? - Retired America's Cup Boat

    If It the one I am thinking of, it was one of the first big cats, and sailed with the 1983 transpac and then some later ones. Bob Hanel was the skipper IIRC. It had a issue in ...99 I think? They had to use their EPIRB....
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    Where are they now? - Retired America's Cup Boat

    Jayhawk is in Wichita Kansas in the Downtown area by the river. This is not my photo, but I can post a bunch of photos if people want to see it.
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    Syd-Hobart Yachts, Where are they Now?

    From the Report Never said it was the only cause, however to say that it was not a factor is just plain wrong. I tired skipper using a GPS producing wrong information due to the Sat issues caused the yacht to go in the rocks. Of course, if the skipper used other methods it would have been avoided, just as it would have been avoided if the GPS was giving correct info.
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    Syd-Hobart Yachts, Where are they Now?

    I recall this, as it was used as a example in a non-sailing training about GPS and it limits. Due to how the orbits worked, there was only 3 sats high enough in orbit, and two of them where so close together that they might as well been one sat. Thus with only 2 readings, GPS loses accuracy, and there was other GPS users (was a construction site IIRC, perhaps a tunnel) actually stopped construction earlier that night due to errors.
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    Foiling Monohull - what would it look like?

    Would love to see the AC teams to shock everyone and go "Just kidding" and have a 70-75 foot box rule standard monohull but it looks like we are going with these odd boats.
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    A big project!

    Two things coming from someone who has really only sailed in small boats who are not wood. 1. Some of that construction is just massive 2. It is a work of art.
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    there be pirates in the north sea

    Thanks for posting this.
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    Commanche should have leebowed Wild Oats

    Wild Oats XI wasn't a cheat, they honestly thought that they did not break the rule. They where wrong. Now they where idiots not doing a 720 since it was by all means not a clear cut case, and the Jury took it as a serious matter, as a collision between two highly powered supermaxi's may very well result in serious injury or death. It is also a shame that such a great race will be remembered for the protest and not the great race. Congrats to Ichi Ban in their overall win.
  14. Some of those old IOR boats are stunning lookers. And sounds like a fun adventure.
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    posters think that I ready 237 pages and then expect me to stop following drifting madness.....
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    So after reading 75 pages of this stuff. Fast forwarding to page 237 He went from WA -> Hawaii, then Hawaii -> SF then He drifted from SF-> Samoa, then Samoa -> Saipan, While being towed in and out of the harbor each time, and had at least two or three searches by the coasties ... And now he drifting with no contact with anyone, and we will find out if and when he shows up in some port?
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    And another "lost sailor"

    Just means there a untapped resources for such boats being made into odd cruisers Now I am tempted to "design" the mods for a a cheap used lifeboat and make it into a workable sailboat. Though one would most likely be better off buying a used glass boat of the same cost.
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    And another "lost sailor"

    Highly probable.
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    And another "lost sailor"

    Same, I love the idea of folks being creative, thought I wonder if he just put a mast on it, or if he added anything under it to help it not just slide leeward.
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    Port-Starboard

    I am not a great sailor, and it was a clear foul, I still wonder why they didn't do the 720. In a long race a 720 is not going to kill you.
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    And another "lost sailor"

    It is a neat idea to take a cruse ship lifeboat and make a sailboat out of it. Perhaps not wise, but neat. But imagine how hot it is with the black paint!