TANGO QUEBEC

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  1. TANGO QUEBEC

    Star Wars Movies could have been different.

    Well played SIr...Golf Clap (not necessarily what you get from playing around at the Country Club)
  2. https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-55117704 Bye bye Dave, you may have been best known as Darth Vader, but I remember you as The Green Cross Code Man. He visited my school in the early 80's, we were fascinated to see his robot buddy 'Droid' lying on it's side in the back of his Ford Cortina Estate car.
  3. TANGO QUEBEC

    Star Wars Movies could have been different.

    Ahhhh, those Alderaan GIrls!
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    Random PicThread

    True design classic... Never seen one of these..I want! I even love the colour.
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    Farr X2 info?

    Bar Karate is your key...
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    Bar Karate - The Sailing Podcast

    It's a good listen for sure, great guests, good stories and an inside knowledge into the industry on many levels. A healthy Mates disrespect for each other AND for the Aussies, they have their own Beer! The episodes leading to the Brian Carlin episode are great when boys from the Vestas park up chat about the incident and the infamous life raft incident...Brian is great telling his side.
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    Black Pearl - Botin 56

    Fucking weapon and solid crew, gonna go like a train!
  8. TANGO QUEBEC

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Remember, Charlie does still work for North Sails, hence the 11thHr inclusion.
  9. TANGO QUEBEC

    52 Super Series Thread

    True dat mad...there is always a flux in long standing fleets.
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    52 Super Series Thread

    The inclusion of Cape Town was an answer to owners wishing to see different events sites and keep it interesting, whilst Azzura were involved, Porto Cervo would always feature, other events requested included St Tropez, which I believe is planned for 2021. A second reason for travelling with the Circus down into the Southern Hemisphere was to tempt the primarily Aussie and NZ 52s to jin the Med boats in the hope they would then ship North to continue sailing in the Med a SuperSuperSeries if you wish, with, as NZK noted allowing the IRC52s into the fold and swelling the fleet. Gone are the crazy days of 23 52s on the line post IMS but shit it'd be great to see more than 9 boats consistently out there racing. I have also seen and heard from Azzura boys of the decline of the team, truly a sad day, but they went out on a high with Bow number 1, again, tight lipped on the reason. Remember, the team is a joint colab between the YCCS and the Roemmers family of Matador fame who were in the beginning of the Med based 52 fleet in 2007 continuing over from the collapse of the predominantly Spanish IMS fleet. As well as the Roemmers campaigning a number of 'Alexia' maxis.
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    My Song fell off a cargo?!

    One of the Mirabella sisters?
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    Applying Numbers to Sails

    Light pencil lines for guides, pencil will fade in UV light over time. PLEASE don't sand sail and I'm hoping that should have had Purple Sarcasm font applied. Generally it's Stbd side Numbers High as not to have them back to back and impossible to read (same applies to telltales) As mentioned, do it according to class rules as it's a ball ache to remove well stuck Sail Numbers even relatively recently done ones. Nippers in sail lofts generally start with cutting numbers and god knows how many backwards 2,4,5 and 7s I've seen, nope Nipper, go back and do it again. Then go clean the machine pits. As an anecdote and a story from around 2006, the newly (self) appointed President of 12 Metre Class in Newport 'found' that most of the boats had a slightly incorrect font used for the numbers in the 12 Class Logo and required all the boats to change them for the next regatta or risk being protested by the Committee...yeah, he really did warn that. I believe from memory it was a North font as opposed to the Class legal one.
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    Clubswan 125

    Swan 115...supposed to be the Maxi Class Racer/cruiser, nope.
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    Clubswan 125

    Not gonna lie, the boat looks awesome, especially in the Perhonen red...maybe a show of potential owner there? Anyhow, a bunch of owners fighting it out on Club Swan50s is one thing, a fleet of these things, I just can't see there being enough interest, the programs that can afford these, as well as being patient enough to stick by the class whilst teething troubles are ironed out will want to go faster, spend more hours on the water, do different events special to them, not just Palma, Scarlino and Porto Cervo. etc. 3 teams maybe, don'tknow what the tipping point is, look at the Melges40, 5 boats? Very happy to be proved wrong with this as they'd look killer ripping around in a fleet, as well as I'd be queueing up for a ride.
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    Clubswan 125

    December 2014...shit, that long ago.