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    What happened to all of the other wild oat's?

    The other Wild Oats were Bob's centerboard boats from his younger years starting with a VJ, I think.
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    Tell me again how the AC expenditure on Auckland harbour facilities are going assist a small business in Tuatapere
  3. In the Marina at Hammo, been there a few years
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    But again the South Islanders are having their tax dollars used to indulge Auckland for very little benefit to them.
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    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    GB is CEO of Hamilton Island and sails on WOXI in the back of the boat. He has skippered at times (Brisbane to Keppel race)
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    Foils fail.

    And RG is a huge ETNZ Fanboy so the truth is somewhere in between I guess
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    Dead right Clarkey
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    Jim Cooney seems to be putting are fair bit of money into sailing. He owns Comanche, the Volvo 70 Maserati and Brindabella plus some other big boats. Comanche has been out sailing almost every day for the past three weeks with mostly Pros on board, he has made a number of changes to the boat which doesn't cost peanuts. So I would say he an Australian is putting plenty of money into sailing. Infotrack is not a cheap option either so Christian Beck is also putting lots into sailing. In the past Syd Fisher put lots into sailing and brought a large number of sailors into the forefront of the sport. There lots like them, Marcus Blackmore, John Winning, Matt Allen to name a few. I think you have your rose coloured glasses on when it comes to your adopted country and then sing out of the same hymn book as Clarkey and the others.
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    Which TP52 would you buy?

    I dont think Voodoo has beaten Ichi Ban over line in a race yet, not sure but certainly hasn't beaten it on hcp.
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    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    He is injured, leg I think.
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    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    I think you find that Katie has been doing a lot more than just match racing. She has been doing tactics on a lot of boats.
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    drop the drops

    Seems to me that there are two scenarios here, Regattas over a short period and long Club series. There should absolutely be no drops in a regatta as everybody is there for the whole event. Things that happen on the race course that affect your results but our outside your control is just part of the game as in every other sport, you should accept that and get on with it. I thinks its called luck and sometimes shit happens. All the other comments are about longer club series where you can't turn up for what ever reason, be it family, work or shitty weather. The answer to this is to get your club to delete all the long series and have instead a number of short regatta style events. That way you and your crew can pick and chose the events that you can sail in and those where you are unable to make it. On the beer can races, don't make them a pointscore but every race a stand alone event with a smaller pickle dish awarded each race day instead a big pickle dish at the end of the year. That way you can drop as many races as you want with out affecting the whole fleet.
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    drop the drops

    I totally agree, drop the drops. A sailor or crew should never be rewarded for poor seamanship, poor maintenance or bad tactics. No drop regattas would have less Individual Recalls, less protests and a true winner at the end of the event. No where to hide.
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    Mad Max Surf Lake: Yeppoon

    C'mon, someone has to say it "Where's Yeppoon?"
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    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    That was along time ago in a different world. I think MT will do great, with a good crew and good gear. At least Spisey knows how to optimise for IRC.