greasy al

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  1. greasy al

    Favourite Boat pic?

    I know, but it fits the description of the photo. And anyway it does belong in this thread.
  2. greasy al

    Favourite Boat pic?

    Not this one?
  3. Warmer and dryer are the goals for this 4ksb back.
  4. greasy al

    Australian Sailing

    Fufty sux dollars and tin cints
  5. greasy al

    Older well known IOR Boats

    So when did the ropes become strong enough to be superior to the wire? I only got into bigger boats in the 90’s and I don’t recall wire braces or jib sheets. I do recall wire to rope halyards but they were definitely on the way out.
  6. greasy al

    Australian Sailing

    So an organisation funded by taxpayer funds and private membership dues tacitly approves of one of it’s employees openly treating the members of the organisation with mocking contempt on a social media forum frequented by many of those members. Interesting PR strategy.
  7. greasy al

    Australian Sailing

    You could not sound more like a dickhead if you tried. You and the rest of YA know exactly who Shaggy is. You are beclowning yourself and your employer, which takes some doing. Stop stepping on rakes and try to address YOUR MEMBER’S concern like a grown up. Pathetic.
  8. greasy al

    Australian Sailing

    Hear fucking hear. In the last few years the management has pissed off the berth owners, caused one the best sailing coaches in the country to leave, and ditto one of the best yachting instructors. Is it too much to ask for our several thousands of dollars per year in membership and other fees that the hierarchy behave like grownups? And frankly Lydia, if your bloke doesn’t want to get punched then maybe he shouldn’t start fights.
  9. greasy al

    The Gold Coast, Queensland

    I was there the other week doing an Etchells regatta. Have to say that the people at the Hollywell facility were very organised and helpful. Plus on the Friday afternoon they were running a dingy program which had teenagers hooting and hollering. Throw in the fact that Viktor Kovalenko and one of his 470 protégés now live there and apparently are involved in the dinghy program and maybe it’s a watch this space scene. I might add that the same weekend the Southport Yacht Club was running an ocean race which was actually on the ocean, and none of the players that bitch and moan about other SE Qld clubs and how hopeless they are were there racing. Just saying.
  10. greasy al

    Sydney to Hobart 2019

    1999. Mari Cha 3, I think also 140 ft. Had it’s own division and start, about 10 mins before the main start. Smoked it down the coast in the northerly and tied up in Hobart before the 50 knot southerly smashed the back half of the fleet.
  11. greasy al

    Australian Sailing

    The showdown in Ho-town?
  12. greasy al

    Australian Sailing

    I’m from Qld. I need a 6mm at Bondi.
  13. greasy al

    Australian Sailing

    Remember it’s the west coast of Tassie. Take your 10mm steamer.
  14. greasy al

    Sydney to Hobart 2019

    Sweet. What’s next on the to do list? Organising a couple of IJ’s to determine which entrants should be excluded?