Diva39

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  1. Diva39

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    I'll never understand why they don't just keep the tracker on live through the whole leg. Then they don't have to decide whether some ones jibe or tack is important enough for an extraordinary update.
  2. Diva39

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    The live tracker is extended for another 24 hours - until March 20 at 01:00 UTC.
  3. Diva39

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    TTOP on the track to round East Cape first. On layline with good speed.
  4. Diva39

    Old One Ton

    They are affordable even in mint condition and ready to race. http://www.yachtworld.dk/baade/1989/X-Yachts-X-3-4-Ton-2621095/#.Wqw4spfA-SQ And I fully agree with your description of "hero boat". These numbers speaks for it selves: Quart Ton Cup 1981: #1 X-102 "Soldier Blue" Quart Ton Cup 1982: #1 X-102 "Lille Du" Quart Ton Cup 1985: #1 X 3/4 Ton "Green Peace" #2 X 3/4 Ton "Green Gimmick" #4 X 3/4 Ton "Big Boss" #5 X 3/4 Ton "Easy Perfection" Quart Ton Cup 1986: #2 X 102 "Frontrunner" Quart Ton Cup 1987: #1 X 3/4 Ton "Jelfi X" #2 X 3/4 Ton "Salamande" #3 X 3/4 Ton "Yamaha" #4 X 3/4 Ton "Glade Vanvido" Quart Ton Cup 1988: #1 X 3/4 Ton "Okyalos IV" #2 X 3/4 Ton "Latios" #5 X 3/4 Ton "Tomahawk" Quart Ton Cup 1989: #1 X 3/4 "Okyalos V"
  5. Diva39

    Old One Ton

    Sorry to say its too late. Nice article dedicated to Passion 2 - but a sad ending: "If I'm not mistaken she went to Dublin, owned by sisk brothers, then ended up near Liverpool where she lay in a club yard, unfortunately she fell of her cradle and was so badly damaged they cut her up" http://www.histoiredeshalfs.com/One Tonner/OBri 2 Passion.htm
  6. Diva39

    Old One Ton

    I just found this chart from X-yachts. It shows that they produced not only 1 one-off 1-tonner in 1990. They produced another one in 1989: She was the original "Stockbroker", later campained as "Zürich" (X-yachts design no 17) owned by the danish stockbroker Jens Erik Høst. There is not much documentation to find on her, so it is hard to see whether she was renamed "Spica" after she was sold between 1990-1991. Here are the few pics I can find: "Stockbroker" crossing in front of "Indulgence" in 1989: The boom, pulpit and pushpit got the same shape as on "Spica", and the web between the life lines, including the attachments on the railing, are similar: Here she is for sale, after she was campained as "Zürich" in 1990. She was replaced by a blue/white Judel & Vrolijk in 1991. That match the beginning of the "Spica" history:
  7. Diva39

    Old One Ton

    Well - not quite. Since my last post, I have been plowing through the result lists of 1990-1994. She made top 4 results in all 5 years. All in her original name Okyalos VI, except from the one year 1993, when she was renamed Corum Diamant with yellow paint sheme. She was "re-re-named" back to Okyalos VI in 1994. Spica is not on the lists, so she must have had a parallel carreer in Japan and eventually in North america. If it was a Niels Jeppesen design, as your link says (and it looks very much alike), it must have been a copy of Okyalos VI, probably not build by X-Yachts. I also found tiny differences in details on both new and old pictures. It seems more right to call her a "two-off". 1990 Marstrand, Suéde, 27 bateaux, 10 nations: OKYALOS. 1 Okyalos VI, Gréce, Jeppesen 1990 2 Amsterdamed, H 189, Judel/Vrolijk 1990 3 Mean Machine VII, H 188, Judel/Vrolijk 1990 4 Zurich, Danemark, Jeppersen 1989 5 Fram XI, Norway, Farr 1989 6 Entertainer, Suéde, Farr 1989 7 Gunwor, Suéde, Judel/Vrolijk 1989 8 Hydro, N 7000 Farr 1987 9 Maestro, SR 11900, Farr, ex "Brava" (champion 89), 10 New Yorker, Germany, Judel/Vrolijk 1989 ? ABAP/4, ? Brava, Italie, Farr 1990 ? Argonaut, Suéde Andrieu 89 ? Happy Hour, Suéde, Farr 89 ? Elan, Finlande, ? Investa, Norvége, Andrieu 89 ? Gemini, Poland, Judel/Vrolijk ? Saudade, G 582, Judel/Vrolijk 1989 ? Ninja, J 3880, Farr ? ??, S 9243, Dubois 1986, ex "Full Pelt" 1991 Nieuwpoort, Belgique, 19 bateaux, 11 nations: VIBES. 1 Vibes, US 43898, Farr 1991 2 Brava, I 11900, Farr 1990 3 Port Pendennis, K 518, Dubois 1991 4 Okyalos VI, Gr, Jeppesen 1990 5 Saudade, G 582, Judel/Vrolijk 1989 6 Corum Diamant, F 1881, Judel/Vrolijk 1990, ex "Mean Machine VII" 11 Fram XI, Norway, Farr 1989 ? Zurich, Dk, Judel/Vrolijk 1991 ? Relax, Belgique, Humphreys 1985 ? Advocate, ?, Judel/Vrolijk 1989 1992 ?, Danemark, 18 bateaux, ? nations: BRAVA Q8. 1 Brava Q8, I 13000, Farr 92 2 Kateie, ?, Judel/Vrolijk 1990, ex "Mean Machine VII" 3 Saudade, ?, Judel/Vrolijk 4 Okyalos VI, Gr, Jeppesen 1990 1993 Cagliari, Italie, 12 bateaux, ? nations: PINTA. 1 Pinta, G 4014, Judel/Vrolijk 1992 2 Thomas I Punkt, G, ?, 3 Brava Q8, I 13000, Farr 92 4 Corum Diamant, France, Jeppesen 1990 5 Cannonball 2, ITA, ? 6 Cha Cha II, JPN, Farr 90 7 Nippon, JPN, ? 8 Osama, Italie, Judel/Vrolijk 1988 9 Bribon, ESP, ? 10 Gemini, POL, ? 1994 Marseille, France, 7 bateaux, 5? nations: PINTA. 1 Pinta, G 4014, Judel/Vrolijk 1992 2 Okyalos VI, GRE 49294, Jeppesen 1990 3 Brava Q8, I 13000, Farr 92 ? ??, DEN 1256, Judel/Vrolijk 1991 ? ??, JPN 4789, ?? ? ??, ITA ?????, ?? ? ??, ???, ?? http://www.histoiredeshalfs.com/One Tonner/One tonner Resultats.htm
  8. Diva39

    Old One Ton

    Your link says: "The second Spica (JPN 8242) was a Jepperson/X-Yachts design, which raced for Japan in the 1991 Admiral's Cup (skippered by M Muroi), alongside team-mates Will (50-footer) and Carino (Two Tonner)." Though spelling Jeppesens name wrong, it stacks up, doesn't it? It was even the "Okyalos" itselves, sold to the japanese team after the 1990 edition, or a copy based on Niels Jeppesens drawings. As X-yachts today descripe it like this: "The last X-Yachts model built to win an official World Championship. Greek banker, Yannis Costopoulos was the owner of the 1988 and 1989 “World Champion” X-3/4 Ton yachts (“Okyalos IIX” and “Okyalos IX”) and ordered the best one-off One Ton that could be built. “Okyalos X” duly won the One Ton Cup in Marstrand, Sweden." .... I believe Spica must be the original "Okyalos". BTW; who would order "the second best one-off One Ton that could be built"? https://www.x-yachts.com/en/yachts/previous-models/
  9. Diva39

    Old One Ton

    Hey - that must be the original "Okyalos" who won in 1990. She looks very much alike. My link doesn't say anything about "Spica" - only that it was painted yellow and renamed "Corum-Diamant" in 1993 - so it seems like you got the missing information of 1991-1992 right there.
  10. Diva39

    Old One Ton

    Then you have to include the one off from 1990 (descriped right above) though not labeled as an "X-One Ton".
  11. Diva39

    Old One Ton

    Damp newspapers are hard to find these days, and web newspapers are pretty boring to be spanked by. If you really want non generic and fast Niels Jeppesen one tonner, see if you could get your hands on this one: She is the only one off IOR racer Niels Jeppesen ever made, and till these days one of fastest one tonners ever made. I rember it was announced for sale in Norway in 2015 with the following text: For Sale, lying in Norway, Volvo Penta 28 hp, 835 000 Kr [87.000 €], Weight 5400 kg, This unique sailboat is the best you can get! It was built as a one off at X-Yachts of Denmark and won the One Ton Cup 1990 in Marstrand. A nice rigtig Racing yacht, but today we sail just great summer trips with friends poured Aus Sea, the North Sea and along the Norwegian coast and enjoying life on board. The boat is only to the 26th August 2015 in Norway, so we sail the boat back to Kiel, Germany. http://www.histoiredeshalfs.com/One Tonner/X Okyalos.htm You don't live far from Kiel, as you told - see if you can find it their, and call me if you need a "bøf".
  12. Diva39

    Old One Ton

    When 12 Metre call them "generic", I guess he just mean they are not one off's, and maybe not so exotic and distinct like the others, mentioned above. The MK1 was actually molded in the same mold as the X-402, which was present a year earlier as a pretty civilized (but damn fast) family racer. Im not sure what they changed on MK2, but I think they made a few mods to the hull, only to improve the rating, and changed the keel to balance a larger sail area. They made totally: 79 pcs X-402 12 pcs X-One Ton MK1 12 pcs X-One Ton MK2 Because it was based on a family boat certainly didn't mean it couldn't win races. The MK1 "Maitresse" made a 5th in the 1985 World Championship and the Mark2 "Andelsbanken" won the WC in 1986. They followed basically the strategy from the X-3/4 ton, which was based on the X-102 - but X-3/4 Ton was even more succesful than X-One Ton, as the MK2 made 1. 2. 4. and 5. in the 1985 WC. More than 300 pcs X-102 and X-3/4 ton was produced. Niels Jeppesen was very young in the 80's, and for good reasons inspired by Bruce Farr, but if anyone doubted his talent after his break through with the X-79, they probably stopped doubting after his two tonners. The X-95 never spun off a dedicated X-1/2 Ton - probably because he learned his lessons on than one.
  13. Diva39

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Thanks SS for your precise explanation of 62.1 in relation to the incident. I agree! What do you think that means; - Do they now have a detailled final report on what excactly caused the incident? - Could the ruling be changed later to VS11's advantage (redress), if a later statement conclude that it was 100% the fishing boat's fault? - Or is the ruling closed, whatever they find later?
  14. Diva39

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    A brief look at Windy.com shows a large high pressure building up east of NZ up to the start on sunday, and there seems no other way around it than going almost straight south 160-170 deg., after rounding East Cape. That means head wind and tacking to East Cape, followed by beam to broad reaching in good breeze down to a position around 53S / 170W in the first 3 days, where after they have to go eats to north east, to follow the ice gate around 52.245S / 145W. If the actual forecast stay precise, they will then be trapped in low winds on day 4-5, where the fleet will be compressed in light winds on 52.45S.
  15. Diva39

    Old One Ton

    Ahr - got it!