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    Syd-Hobart Yachts, Where are they Now?

    I think you're right DD - assuming the HK boat is the ex-Yendys we raced against in Raja Muda and Kings Cup a few years ago - called Micropay or similar. She was an IMS boat, about 50'.
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    Damage Done ...................

    The people appear to have given up, also. I can't believe that Trump's disgracefully inappropriate fist pump at the 9/11 commemoration has simply passed without comment here. It seems the American people have simply become inured to his outlandish conduct, and trudge along with eyes fixed firmly on the dusty road in front of them. Have you given up?
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    Worst Sportman of the Year

    Well, double standards are never a good thing. Look at the shirt thing a week ago. If I'm right (and I mightn't be) that she put the whole act on to upset Osaka, then tried to fudge it into "I'm fighting for women's rights and all sorts of stuff", while bringing her daughter into it, abusing an umpire who is trying to do his job, and destroying what should have been a magic moment for Osaka - and now claiming it's all because she's a woman - I think that would put her performance at the required level.
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    Worst Sportman of the Year

    PB - you don't think it was a deliberate attempt to put her opponent off her game? SW doesn't like losing, and this particular match meant a lot - and she was going to go down. I am happy to consider it premeditated - she floundered with her claim that she was out there fighting for women's rights, that wasn't believable in the slightest - and I am saddened that some have swallowed the story and are supporting the manipulative c*nt.
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    Worst Sportman of the Year

    That is criminal conduct - I hope he is charged and sent to jail.
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    HI RACE WEEK 2018

    Ha! It was an opportune moment for a refresher! But now we know to follow this chap's example, so we will all do better next time. G'day!
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    HI RACE WEEK 2018

    Nah, Jack. It's a sign of true professionalism on the part of the skipper. Deploying the anchor isn't the thing that would spring to most people's minds in that situation - did Chris Nicholson toss the anchor over the side when Vestas hit Cargados Carajos Shoal? No - and he's supposed to be one of the best in the business! Calm and professional under pressure - that's what we need. Give the man a bonus!
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    HI RACE WEEK 2018

    I see what you mean. That's awkward! Agree about HJ, he left a lot of mates who miss him.
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    HI RACE WEEK 2018

    Is she from RQ? I reckon (the late) Haydyn Johns passed me a very welcome beer from the stern platform at the end of a race in the Laser nats a few years back. Very nice boat! Many jealous Laser sailors on the way back in as I slurped the beer down ...
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    Information Re Bareboat Chartering in Croatia

    I have since moved house and my log book has gone missing. However, I recall some of the ones you mentioned - Vis, Hvar, Stari Grad, Vila Luka, Korcula, Mljet, Trogir - plus a few nights on anchor in little coves. We were 14 days on the boats. Favourite probably Korcula. Some of our party took a ferry and bus into Dubrovnik, but I was too crook to go, coughing myself into blackouts! A stunningly beautiful female doctor in Primosten prescribed morphine after we were back on land. Take any prescription medicines with you - pharmacies in Croatia are often open only (for example) Tuesday morning, Thursday afternoon and every second Friday morning. Most also are retail outlets, selling cosmetics but not prescription medicines, so obtaining serious pharmaceuticals is very challenging.
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    Information Re Bareboat Chartering in Croatia

    You might have problems dropping the boat off in a different port from the departure port - I don't think many charter companies accommodate that. We used Sunsail out of Marina and were very happy with them. 2 x 47', 4 cabins, each with its own head and shower. One small but significant thing was that they provided Highfield inflatable dinghies - large tubes, good weight carriers and quality build - 5hp motors. To see 2 or 3 oversize Russians with other charter companies trying to fit into tiny dinghies with small tubes and smaller motors was amusing. Our friends in the second boat had their masthead gear taken out by lightning. Sunsail had a tech waiting at our next port and the gear was replaced by the time we headed off next morning. Good service. One of the crew on our boat was the meteorologist for the Australian Sailing Team at the Quingdao Olympics - his professional opinion of the weather forecasting by the Croatians was that it was excellent! That helps a lot. If you don't arrive at your overnight anchorage/destination until sundown, you will have trouble finding a spot to park. Anchor down by 1600 at the latest, then shout at all the latecomers dropping their anchor right on top of yours! Enjoy, it's fabulous.
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    Someone has been naughty!

    Have you ever sailed with an Olympian? Sailed against one? Have you ever coached and supported someone who seriously aspires to be an Olympic sailor? Let's just say their view is substantially different from yours, and I'd venture to say they are the better people for it (until someone like Iker takes his obsession too far).
  13. Trepidatious is even better!
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    HI RACE WEEK 2018

    That description from Top Yacht is for performance based handicapping such as a mixed off-the-beach fleet (I used to do that, and was involved in giving feedback when Top Yacht first started). But it's OK, I worked it out! The delta is increasing because the multiplier is >1.0. I'm used to a multiplier (TCF) <1.0. Cheers
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    HI RACE WEEK 2018

    Can anyone explain to me the corrected time difference between Hollywood and Victoire? ET and finish time both show a delta of 2:10, but with almost identical TCF (and Victoire the lower), the CT delta is 2:33. Surely with Victoire having the lower TCF, the delta must be reduced? What am I missing?