• Announcements

    • Zapata

      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  

andrewlachlan

Members
  • Content count

    609
  • Joined

  • Last visited

About andrewlachlan

  • Rank
    Anarchist

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
    http://
  • ICQ
    0

Profile Information

  • Location
    Sydney, Australia
  1. Self-leveling GoPro mount?

    or buy a contour thats cheaper than a go-pro and doesn't need a case! at least you should have... then maybe they wouldn't have gone broke! Shame really as I did think the product was better suited for sailing.
  2. Beau Geste

    No outriggers... least none per RRS50.3?
  3. "Heaven Can Wait" 24 hour Yacht Race

    T8 terminal velocity
  4. "Heaven Can Wait" 24 hour Yacht Race

    I am suddenly one short on the T8 now... The problem with having a QF A380 pilot as navigator on your boat is that they can get called up at the last minute to take a plane load to Singapore. So, any takers for the 12 hour (weather permitting) or the OLD tomorrow? Experience not essential - good attitude a must! Wet Weather gear, Beer, Rum, JD, Coke, Red Bull, Snakes, Mars Bars, Snicker and some Ham/Salami rolls all provided! Zero Four Two Seven 677-115 Andy, wanna pick me up on your way? Lets do it! Alas boat is in water out front of the house here at Coal Point. Jump in your car and Rockstar walk on at 1015, or if not, Train's the way to go... Fassifern by 930am!
  5. "Heaven Can Wait" 24 hour Yacht Race

    I am suddenly one short on the T8 now... The problem with having a QF A380 pilot as navigator on your boat is that they can get called up at the last minute to take a plane load to Singapore. So, any takers for the 12 hour (weather permitting) or the OLD tomorrow? Experience not essential - good attitude a must! Wet Weather gear, Beer, Rum, JD, Coke, Red Bull, Snakes, Mars Bars, Snicker and some Ham/Salami rolls all provided! Zero Four Two Seven 677-115
  6. "Heaven Can Wait" 24 hour Yacht Race

    Sorry... i can't resist ;-) FRAYED, That's the whole idea behind the one-lap dash. In the last two years we've had everything from an Etchells to an "Eyeteen" join us for the day only. Join us, and bring your friends. If I can fly 9000 miles for the event (4 years in a row now), anyone can show up and do this awesome event. Yep! The good news is that your idea from two years ago to add a 12 hour version is gonna happen! Can you help round up some more mates to participate? Of course. Should attract the other Syd T8...
  7. "Heaven Can Wait" 24 hour Yacht Race

    Sorry... i can't resist ;-) FRAYED, That's the whole idea behind the one-lap dash. In the last two years we've had everything from an Etchells to an "Eyeteen" join us for the day only. Join us, and bring your friends. If I can fly 9000 miles for the event (4 years in a row now), anyone can show up and do this awesome event.
  8. "Heaven Can Wait" 24 hour Yacht Race

    Exactamundo. The HCWYC team is basically about 5 part-time people total (including the one with cancer who founded it, and the one who lives 9000 miles from Lake Maquarie) and none of us gets paid to do it. I hope to come back every year to either help run the race, and/or possibly to sail in it again, but even my best intentions could be shot down by personal finances, or by the potential progression of my Multiple Sclerosis. Several of us on the HCW team had an almost two hour Skype meeting today. We came up with a hit list of (at present) 38 line items that need to be worked on as we start to prepare for the 2012 race. Some of them are easy. Some are complicated. Some may require various acts of god, and so on... Here's one item I know for sure I could use help with: We're looking for at least two folks with race management experience to help get the race started next year. They don't need to be International ROs like Denis Thompson (although we'll happily accept your assistance, Denis!), but a couple of folks who have at least run some races or regattas, and understand how to set up and run a big fleet start. They could be from Lake Maquarie area clubs, or pulled from Sydney or Melbourne or Darwin (or San Francisco, for all I care.) If anyone has any leads, please post here and/or send me a PM. Thank you! A simple letter to some of the more grassroots clubs in Sydney may yield a whole lot of RO volunteers - Balmain, Greenwich, RANSA, Amateurs, Edwards, Vaucluse.... etc, etc, etc. Given these RO types are already generous folks who gladly give up their time to let others have fun I would have thought that being involved in such a huge charity event would be right up their alley. If relevant - post up some of your list of items - maybe you will tick some off via a few helpful Anarchists.
  9. "Heaven Can Wait" 24 hour Yacht Race

    That does make it easier. How many of the OLD guys do you think would step up for a 12hr and are there other sporties that have shunned the OLD and not interested in the 24hr? My guess is that whats happening is some boats feel that travelling to the lake for a 4-5 hour race is a bit much. There are events like Marley and Bay-Bay which are distance races but don't involve trying to get a bit of sleep on your boat - these are the events that attract big trailable and sporty fleets. A 12 hour would likely add interest to a whole lot of other boats that currently dont participate. Eg, it would make a trip down from QLD a little more viable. While im on a role - to make it more attractive to Trailables and Sporties, push back the start time to 12pm (and hence a 12 hour finish to midnight and 24 hour to 1pm). Getting the to line for an 11am start without taking Friday off is hard work.
  10. "Heaven Can Wait" 24 hour Yacht Race

    Was thinking Sporties as defined by ASBA; constitution states that all boats must by design be able to meet cat 5... so safety should be a non issue. They all can gear up for 5N - so no exemptions required.
  11. "Heaven Can Wait" 24 hour Yacht Race

    Phil, It's a two part deal for me, and both parts are equally important: 1. I need to feel very comfortable that we are leaving the HCW race management situation in very good hands before I can commit to sailing it again, but it's a big goal of mine. The good news is that the event structure is getting better and better each year, so if we can find a couple of eager race officer types who have some experience, the plan would be to be able to turn the race management keys over to them. The playbook on how to set the course, run the start and manage the skeds and VHF communications is mostly set, and we're already having follow up Skype meetings this week to continue the "lessons learned" process and start planning for 2012. I expect that we'll have a preliminary NOR published VERY soon, so that everyone can get the 2012 HCW date locked into their calendar much earlier. 2. I'd truly love to be competing in the race again, and unless my MS fatigue goes off the charts (an unfortunate, and very real possibility) I really want to do the full 24 hour race. That's where the biggest challenges and biggest satisfaction have come for me! As you say, one big key is finding the right boat. Some dream qualifications for a HCW 24 hour boat: Fast enough to compete for line honors. Slow enough to rate out well for handicap honors. Comfortable enough to have bunks a step better than the bare floor of an Adams 10. Comes equipped with a proper depth sounder that isn't also a keel. Comes equipped with a local Aussie translator who understands that a "brace" is actually a "guy" and doesn't get me all confused when I'm flying the chute. Eiher way, I'm putting aside money each month starting now to save up for my airline flight back Down Under next September! From the 2007 HCW race on Brigitta, back in the days when I was still a part-time sailor (photo by Helen): Still reckon a 12 hour "dash" would encourage some sporty types that don't have bunks or even a bare floor to sleep on. 11am to 11pm sounds good to me...
  12. "Heaven Can Wait" 24 hour Yacht Race

    Bakers heading upwind at 1150... and back home to warmth @ 1205.
  13. "Heaven Can Wait" 24 hour Yacht Race

    Looks a tad miserable out there.... another thunderstorm rolling through now... DCW Terrar Too passing Coal Point - im guessing thats the headsail halyard flapping around...
  14. "Heaven Can Wait" 24 hour Yacht Race

    Didn't quite make sunrise....
  15. "Heaven Can Wait" 24 hour Yacht Race

    Twas the night before HCW and all was quiet. Not a sportsboat was stirring, not even a Stealth 8....