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    "fu ws" (from the front page)

    Just so we are clear here, people are complaining about a process that would update a sailing craft first sailed in 1969 to something more modern. I assume the complainers all still drive cars designed in 1969, and only watch car racing of vehicles from the same era? Exciting lives you lead.
  2. Just imagine if those muppets at Australian Sailing actually wanted to put something back into the general sailing community rather then swanning around with olympians and super yacht owners. They don't even have to use their imagination or resources, they could just pay for access to this resource. The major problem here (AUS) is that every sailor thinks he is the best sailor, better than every other sailor, so if they can't win they bastardise a one design, modify their boat 4kn shitbox, to give them the advantage they don't have in sailing ability. A proper handicap system would show up this lack of ability. For that reason alone, this system will probably never happen in AUS..... That and those muppets at AS, who don't really give a shit about 99% of the AUS sailing population.
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    prism

    Cheers for this.... patiently waiting :-)
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    prism

    Is this device delayed from the manufacturer? They don't seem to be available anywhere yet?
  5. Cat sailing in Aus doesn't seem overly well co-ordinated, there seem to be pockets of good, but there doesn't appear to be one calendar to go to, its all a bit fragmented. Lots of classes and clubs use Facebook, which is a bit useless if you have never signed up to that medium. I was trying to get a handle on regattas for a new cat sailor in NSW, and it is difficult to find the information. A lot of regattas seem to be word of mouth / "oh its the same as last year" / last minute details published. etc, run out of smaller clubs with little or know web presence. This is not a criticism, but more of an observation, cat sailing seems to be very grass roots / volunteer run, so its not hard to imagine how / why its like this. I think the F18s may travel to compete rather than be all at one club? But I can't say with authority. Cheers
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    VIRB 360 and instrument data - it works!

    Here is a VIRB Ultra 30 screen grab no external instruments connected, but pretty functional on its own, with the built in data gathering.
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    Nacra F18 infusion MK3

    Thats good info, so would epoxy based filler be the best thing for small repairs?
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    Nacra F18 infusion MK3

    THX all for the info. When I say larger, I'm talking 1.5cm x maybe .5cm, yes largely where they exit the hulls, looks like GelCoat, but is very powdery when sanding it?
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    Nacra F18 infusion MK3

    Any chance you have repaired Nacra foils? I'm looking at a pair of very new C foils that the top coat (whatever it is) appears to be chipping off in in sort of longer chunks rather than a small localised chip that you would expect. Im not quite sure how to handle this. One part of me wants to sand / fair them back, and have them epoxy painted. Any suggestions?
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    Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Assuming they were not cheating some other way, alongside the flagrant disregarding of the rules? I mean, ya gotta wonder if they were happy to cheat in such a public way, what were they doing that couldn't be seen. Thats always the question in my mind when I observe those who feel like they are above the rules the rest of us abide by.
  11. Bloody awesome work Nic!!

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    Sydney to Hobart 2017

    LOL happens all the time the Americas Cup, why not in the S2H
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    Sydney to Hobart 2017

    And AS performance director
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    Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Google "Chrome Location Guard" might work for you
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    Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Wow YACHT LDV Comanche - CYCA (Jim Cooney & Samantha Grant) SPEED 30.8 kt HEADING 187 DTG 305.7 nm DTL 0.0 nm