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  1. Looks to me like a Van de Stadt .... maybe a 34 but more likely a Carribean 40 albeit much bastadised.
  2. Go on with you ... leave the shit on board and join the sluggards at the rear of the field. or at least wave as you go by Wrinkly. I hate to think what we should have taken off but at least we got rid of the towed generator and spare impellors. Guess the outboard and the zodiac can be left on the dock, liferaft, maybe even the spare propellors but other than that, nah bugger it. We'll just slip along in quiet desperation. Must say though I am looking forward to this. Should be a bit of fun but a bit embarassing if we finish behind Windchaser.
  3. and so , in the middle of all this the Catherine herself contributes to our Heaven Can Wait campaign ...... How good is that ? Sod it , this is pretty much a duplicate of post over at CA but what the fuck. I'm seriously blown away by such an act. :) Again, thanks MSG. http://www.heavencanwait.com.au/
  4. Speaking from the blunt end of the field ... Sail changes ? What da ya mean sail changes ? Shoot, I'm still bummed out to find that we can't use the auto pilot. Piss and Wind promised me the HCW was just a long dark twilight. Is it at all obvious that this is my first race ?
  5. Irrelevent really but she is a beauty. Guy who built her actually took the lines off the real thing. She even has a working ships bell that he cast from a tiny block of brass. Radio controlled of course. His party trick is to play tug to the various full size boats at the Tasmanian Wooden Boat Festival.
  6. we could always do an homage to Phil Bolger ....A Folding Toot ....
  7. Absolutely no idea whether she was IOR or not but does anyone know what happened to Jack Rooklyn's old Ballyhoo ? I know she was sold (USA ??) and renamed Mistress Quickly but that was years ago. I remember years back being passed by her and one of the Apollos on Sydney Harbour as they headed up past the old wedding cake, was a lovely sight. The Apollo in question was the (Adams ??) designed Apollo that Muir bought prior to Windward Passage and which was wrecked up near Newcastle.
  8. and I can guarantee that if we had been able to make it then there probably would have been one more to tow. Windchaser might well have had some sisterly company.
  9. A myriad of congratulations to those sterling folk from Tiger Town on winning the Club Challenge. A certain former capitane of the BSC cruising division tells me it was a long tiring haul but worth the doing. As for the tosser who put the lovely Windchaser aground. Tsk Tsk. Thank Christ it wasn't a rig failure. Look forward to seeing the pics. Well done all.
  10. I should explain. Every time the Cruising Div of the BSC organise anything as a group the Heavens do not so much Wait as Open.
  11. Going on past experience that simply means the weather is going to be appalling.