lydia

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  1. lydia

    Snowflakes and sailing

    I thought it was only in Tasmania you got a rule 69 compliant against you for what you post on here. Thought it was a special Rule there.
  2. lydia

    Brisbane to Keppel 2018

    Allegedly the story goes like this. So a DK 46 and a First 40 sailing downwind in light air on opposite gybes. Each boat sailing best VMG DK 46 is on starboard First 40 is on port It is after sunset. Boats converge. Simple or not so simple!
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    Brisbane to Keppel 2018

    That place is more a Greek tragedy
  4. lydia

    Brisbane to Keppel 2018

    Nah, Optigate happened since last years race.
  5. lydia

    Brisbane to Keppel 2018

    What another story that is not "Optigate"?
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    Brisbane to Keppel 2018

    Maybe I have been looking at this wrong. Live streaming to pay tv. how much do you get for Funniest Home Videos?
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    Brisbane to Keppel 2018

    Not anymore mate, plenty of mobile phone cameras now days. Maybe that is what the NoR needs, requirements that mobile phones be left at the door.
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    Brisbane to Keppel 2018

    Jack, last time the fight kicked off pretty quickly so they will time to get the bets on mate. It is the undercard I am worried about. Thinking about using LB as a rabbit, anyone can have shot at the title for $100. That will shake out a bit like who will bet on LB and Shaggy could be good for a dive!
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    Brisbane to Keppel 2018

    Jack, deal with me , you take the security and the entertainment but the betting pool is mine. Alternatively I take 15% of your pool for 5% of mine but you provide security for my runners. It is just business!
  10. lydia

    Brisbane to Keppel 2018

    Could be some great new trophies though! The Glass Jaw Cup for most underperforming big boat The Southpaw Cup for the best performed boat not from the host club The Jimmy Sharman Shield for best showmanship by any crew The Mundine Plate for best radio communication by a navigator The Rocky Balboa Cup for oldest boat in the top ten. Possibilities are endless.
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    Brisbane to Keppel 2018

    What you mean, like any good club it circles the wagons and protects the chosen ones. It's board members anyway. The Rule 69 inquiry I imagine has been parked at the bottom of someone's drawer at AS and will never see the light of day again. So now the personal injury and defamation matters play out in the civil courts. Going to be expensive for someone.
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    Brisbane to Keppel 2018

    They are bit closer than 40 paces I believe. Only just starting really.
  13. lydia

    Brisbane to Keppel 2018

    I hear our bowman is Jeff someone. Says he can’t sail this weekend as he is a bit sore but promises to make weight for the race.
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    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    Well I always spend ten of thousands of dollars with the business whose representatives treat me like a piece of dog shit!
  15. At least one 38 in Sydney in your asking range!!! We will not let up now. Sporty you can send the commission later.
  16. Hoppy you are pretty much stuffed now 400 spectators and you are doing to have to do the walk, at least a few well priced s 38s have popped up.
  17. lydia

    Worlds biggest doublehanded race?

    I love how US centric this place is. Try this one but is singlehanded I know but is it 134 miles and overnight. www.silverrudder.com
  18. lydia

    Snowflakes and sailing

    Rule 69 as it now stands has just become a tool to use for persecution of people for what ever reason someone usually a official or club hierarchy does not like. In other words a purpose for which it was not designed.
  19. So the RYCT has formally objected to the establishment of a new salmon farm off Wedge Island in Storm Bay because, what for it, it will be a hazard to yachts in the Hobart Race. At best it is 7 miles off the rhumb line and what, all those experienced navigators can't miss a well lit fish farm. And because of those two days a year there will be no fish farm. Really! Sounds like someone has another agenda. www.abc.net.au/2016-07-17/news/salmon-farm-expansion-river-derwent-could-interrupt-yacht-race/7635948
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    Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania

    In all seriousness, this is a fight about the future of Tasmania now. Old timber against value adding aquaculture. Groups against salmon farming having to confront clear fell logging. There will be interesting bed fellows. For my own part, I have already had the death threat and the threat to burn down my house from the loggers. I don't even work in the salmon industry I just live in Dover and expect proper planning procedures to be followed. So as they say in The West Wing "I will wait in the tall grass for you senator".
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    Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania

    So Olaf, who you going to chose? Salmon farms or clear fell logging. Your call!
  22. Sydney 38s come with a plumbed toilet. And real beds. You can't deny your destiny!
  23. Hoppy In all seriousness, just buy it. It is best small boat in the ocean that I have ever sailed. They moved the rig and the keel. Cheers