Gweudo in oz

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    Sydney to Hobart 2021

    Great! I'll arrange the sign writer to put a big 7 logo on the sides and I'll register it at cyca. May have half a chance
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    Sydney to Hobart 2021

    Seriously I have been in sailing for a long time, but when are we going to come up with new boats and designs in Australia to race. The S-H race is full of boats that are at least 3 years old in design and much more. All the maxi's are at least 5 years old. Bring over the vendee boats to make it interesting.
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    Sydney to Hobart 2020

    The Great Wall of? Keeps the rabids out, son!
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    Sydney to Hobart 2020

    Would you expect less from our dicktator! apparently only relaxed his harder stance of "shot on sight at the borders" on CHO Brett's recommendation as it is Christmas?
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    this pic needs a thread of it's own... have at it

    Hey mon, what did u expect for a fifty percent special for this quote only if u sign yesterday? thats what u got isn't it?
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    Sydney to Hobart 2020

    speaking of Sydney / Hobart icons, "Willo" of Bacardi fame passed away during the week. Condolences to the family.
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    Sydney to Hobart 2020

    Dark Knight - "and your point of difference from normal being???"
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    Caption Contest

    Owner to bowman - "No, when you overheard me saying - "she likes a big strap on up front, I wasn't talking about the boat..."
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    Caption Contest

    Ok, ok so when I sold it to you I may have said it was like a TP 52, not 51 and a bit. But look, I've fixed it - now it is! (treated pine 52)
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    Caption Contest

    "Yeah it's pine, it won't hurt as much as hardwood when it splinters and the straps fail under load at 20 knots boatspeed"
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    Caption Contest

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    Caption Contest

    When I paint it white, the lot of you wouldn't even notice it!
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    Caption Contest

    "Hey skip, the starboard ballast tank is full now! We can take now if you want!"
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    Comanche sold again?

    Rumour is Wharro has put a down payment on scallywag purchase which is subject to Jim C acceptance of Sun Hung Kai offer for Comanche! Wharro back in the big boats, his mate Witty gets a new toy, and leaves Jim some coin to play with!
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    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?
  19. 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
  20. 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?