Gweudo in oz

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    Bottom of oz bay area
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    Boats, bets, bottles of drink!

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  1. Gweudo in oz

    what is it?

    A solid boat cover under construction for the boat next to it under the cover!
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    Sydney to Hobart 2019

    Wow, that was me when I was 16. Didn't drink the stuff until I did a Coffs race about ten years later and you could only buy it in glasses or buckets! Don't remember much of that year either!
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    Syd-Hobart Yachts, Where are they Now?

    Outa, so you must be responsible for the graffiti in the engine box! - " bleed, bleed, f$@ken bleed!"
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    Syd-Hobart Yachts, Where are they Now?

    Sequesta was originally designed as a 2 tonner, but during the design and build phase the Farr 40's 1 tonners came out and started whipping in IOR she was altered during the build to try to counter but it never really worked. she was shortened to 41.5 feet from 44 and dropped to about 1 and 3/4 ton. Nicely built boat but hard to sail with a tiller downwind in a breeze. (I actually preferred to steer her with the windward rail dipped to windward a fair bit - much to the fear of the crew!) (gave you a bit more time as the stern loaded up from the following waves to stop her broaching!) Historic rumour is that Alf Neates (owner that had her built) was sitting at the Nav station watching the live news cross on a portable tv during the clipper cup in Hawaii when she lost her rig and saw it on tv as it happened. stuck his head out of the hatch and told the crew why it had happened! She lived at Sandy for a couple of years late 90's early 2000's then went to Hobart I think. Be interested to see her now?
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    Mythical Front Page Upgrade

    For fucks sake scott what are you fucking thinking this is nearly as bad as our tracker fuckup fuckup during the Hobart if you need help fixing this I'll send our navigator, he's international and good at electronic stuff Fucking regards, Mark Wild Oats XI
  6. MR would be panicking internally I would think! SO as the owner probably isn't as enamoured with MR or the whole WO program financially as what the old man Bob was (with his prodigal son in MR) his reputation and career in sailing going forward probably rest on this as well as the whole program continuiing
  7. Disappointed not to have heard a comment from the "boats owner" other maxi owners seem to be able to provide comments to the media on various topics when requested or required
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    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    What's going to happen when " channel 7", sorry I mean Wild Oats retires from racing next year or so? who is going to telecast it then?
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    caption contest

    I told you we would show ed that we can trim the main above centreline