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Everything posted by lydia

  1. Looks like a to or bigger on the beach at Byron bay
  2. Entry for 2018 Brisbane keppel race. Playing for keeps.
  3. This is starting to be an annual event. Another race boat on the beach in August. Sad nevertheless. Or is it the Hobart Race winner curse. Another one gone!
  4. The old bumblebee maybe.
  5. Guess everyone is reviewing the video replay before declaring the winner! News at Eleven!
  6. That was also almost 2 hours ago!
  7. Not even to the first mark and wind has gone. They will be back in the bar by dark!
  8. Just got the phone call, some message about eligibility of Shaggy to start this morning. Guess someone from the Organising Authority thinks this thread brings the race into disrepute. Who would of thought!
  9. The new 30 foot one design proto-type that Team New Zealand are using for the next Americas Cup for racing in the Southern Ocean in winter. Nationality rules apply.... of course.
  10. Dick, I would said the 41 rig was more work given the check stays control everything. The mast sections are very soft so the checks control compression which controls rig tension.
  11. I own a 38 and have sailed a fair bit on 41s. What do mean "offshore"? For Hobart, optimise a 41, get the IRc ct for the one in Scotland. Make sure you buy one with the big rudder but. Rates it's head off so you are done. As for a 38, do nothing really well but nothing really badly. Still a great boat and still the best speed/ dollar / upkeep / etc equation there is. So if you want to be a long term owner there is your answer. We race the heavily optimized M36s regularly, so like the other two say Some 38s have been a looked after a lot better after than others. So try to get one that has been raced inshore only and well maintained.
  12. It is a 36 footer why peel at all. Not worth moving the crew weight. Just drop on foredeck and set. Only 2 guys have to move and only for a short time.
  13. They have not sailed an Etchell maybe, not a well set up one anyway.
  14. A properly set up Etchell is overpowered in 8 knots.
  15. keep pulling the backstay on!
  16. Why would you turbo an Etchell. Never plane and are plenty quick in light air anyway is set up right. I club race an old Etchell as well as racing a newer one in one design. I just take last years regatta sails and put them on the old boat each year. Just update all the systems adjust the rig and you go fine. Turboing is for lazy people.
  17. Don't laugh, in the later 1970s the Sharpie fleet held a regatta in Port Moresby and called the World Championship. Doug Trott who won was always referred to by Ian Grant a sailing journo (sort of) as "World Champion Doug Trott".
  18. But it is certainly no worse either, just far better value. And as someone who has just done the analysis of IRC vs AMS for our local fleet the difference are generally nothing to complain about for our fleet. There a few strange ones like a Farr 30 speeds up against a Mumm 36. And a First 40 gets sped up a little and is closer to a Sydney 38 . Overall there is surprisingly little difference at least against a known base boat. And please don't post without doing the comparison against a known base not against two types of boats under two systems you will not get the right answers.
  20. 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
  21. Definitely Compass Yachts. Check out the cockpit detail aft. sorry
  22. Pity there is no video on the boat next door. Equally famous in it's own way. Did a cruise in company with Holger around Tasmania some years back. It was owned by Eric the German back then. It was fun.
  23. Don't anyone get ideas, New South Wales still has the old test for a AVO, that there was domestic violence and that it will happen again where as other Australian states have a new test of whether it is appropriate that an order be made. What ever that means.
  24. Should be on the front page! NAME THAT BOAT Win something from Teaky's desk Wanna Cry is a good start I am going first with "The Pram" as in Ed can throw his toys out if it!