Sidecar

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  1. Sidecar

    The new sailing twin skin setup

    Also when up on foils, the (dynamic) centre of buoyancy is on the foils, which is much further to leeward than the hull giving a much larger righting arm.......
  2. It is a game played between consenting adults.... Why have log chopping competitions when you can just use a chainsaw? Or archery when you can use an automatic rifle with telescopic sights? At least it helps to keep (traditional) basic sea keeping skills alive..... Go Susie......
  3. Sidecar

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    If you scroll down further, there are details on each boat: http://chevaliertaglang.blogspot.com/ 7 Rustler 36’s!! ... So there will be a race within a race as well....
  4. Sidecar

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    And even if it did last the distance, will it be any good? Mind you, there are some drinks which do improve if you can leave them alone long enough: http://linie.com/explore-linie-aquavit/
  5. Sidecar

    R2AK 2018

    @ASP Some back yard!!! Just how many other potential R2AK winners do you have back there!!!!!
  6. Sidecar

    what is it?

    You could be right, but the cockpit coaming looks a little too long relative to the cabin??? It has to be a day sailer....
  7. Sidecar

    what is it?

    Looks right for a new Hoek daysailer....
  8. Sidecar

    R2AK 2018

    @ProaSailor Email R2AK and formally complain about the article. I did...... and as much as we spineless tracker junkies were accused of “mansplaining” all the mistakes “The Girls” made, the irony was that they had the race effectively handed to them on a plate by a mistake that “Wild Card” made.....
  9. Yes. And I think Nitro was the plug from which the others were built. I am not sure, but there may have been another one, Fiona, for Jock Sturrock. I can remember Strangways having to do a bow repair on it just before the Great Cirlcle race in 1979. But maybe it wasn’t a Farr 2 tonner.
  10. The Farr 2 toners were financed by Paul Smith and Peter Strangways was the lead builder. Dynamite was the first, which went to Sydney. Nitro went to Victoria, Grenville Edgerton owned it back then and Farrawa went to Perth. Paul Smith had Dynamite 2 in South Australia. The last 3 all raced against each other in the 1977 Southern Cross series and S2H race. I was sailing on Dynamite 2 at the time.
  11. Sidecar

    R2AK 2018

    Overall, this year’s conditions look about as good as it is likely to get for any HP only win..... The mark has been set, you need to average at least 4.5 knots, or even more over the entire course, depending on the opposition. Which means half the crew have to be able to keep up that average in shifts over 6+ days whilst the other half rest. The physics/power to weight ratio probably excludes the possibility???? or Use favourable current for say 8 hrs shifts and rest the 4 hours when the current is worst against you. That would halve the crew and provisions, but would need meticulous planning and superb physical conditioning and discipline. And then you would have to average around 7 knots, including current to make up for the down time???
  12. Sidecar

    R2AK 2018

    Accepted....
  13. Sidecar

    R2AK 2018

    And the steak knives go to Lagopus......... Well Done Lagopus
  14. Sidecar

    R2AK 2018

    Tracker shows the Girls north of the finish line..... Well Done the Girls. .....And good on them for donating the prize money to charity......
  15. Sidecar

    R2AK 2018

    No doubt that another first this year will be the Grim Sweeper getting a victim. In past years, people retired rather than risk getting tapped by the him.... We shall see.