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  1. ^^ There have been plenty of twin keel IACC yachts. NZL-20 The Red Skiff 1992 Stars and Stripes USA-11 had twin keel but quickly reverted to single keel. Nippon JPN-26 was twin keeled. Spirit of Australia AUS-21 raced in LV with twin keels. One of the oneAustralia boats was believed to be twin keeled. Fast2000 behAPpy SUI-59 as you mentioned. The photos above look like a test model of SUI-59 with the ballasted rear rudder and ballasted bow rudder/canard. 2003 GBR Challenge yachts, Wight Lightning and Wight Magic were twin keeled. There were others rumored but not seen. Bring back the skirts, secrecy and intrigue
  2. Team NZ

    FFS, of course there are measurers crawling over both boats. Both teams will want their changes locked in today and boats re-measured and new certificate issued so they can just practice crew work tomorrow.
  3. Team NZ

    Ah, so you can call people cunts but you are not allowed to look at them.
  4. Team NZ

    ^ Yes, that's it. Been tracking it since it took off from Auckland this morning. Not sure how long they have in LA or whether they just change flight crew, refuel and take off for Bermuda.
  5. Team NZ

    Correct me if I am wrong but I thought rule changes had to be unanimous for about a year now? 13.3. Voting: Where a vote is required under this Protocol, except as otherwiseprovided pursuant to this Protocol (including pursuant to Article 16.4-bis(), each Competitor shall be entitled to one (1) vote and, unless otherwise specified in this Protocol, decisions shall be made by a simple majority ofthose entitled to vote. Terry is correct. Changes to AC Class Rules need unanimous consent and have done since June 2015.I thought ETNZ and Prada opposed the change to AC50's but were overruled by the majority?Or was that a protocol change and not a rule change It was an AC Class rule change but was prior to June 11 2015 after which all changes had to be unanimous.
  6. Team NZ

    Correct me if I am wrong but I thought rule changes had to be unanimous for about a year now? 13.3. Voting: Where a vote is required under this Protocol, except as otherwiseprovided pursuant to this Protocol (including pursuant to Article 16.4-bis(), each Competitor shall be entitled to one (1) vote and, unless otherwise specified in this Protocol, decisions shall be made by a simple majority of those entitled to vote. Terry is correct. Changes to AC Class Rules need unanimous consent and have done since June 2015.
  7. Sydney to Hobart 2016

    ^ The PM reporting time was 1830 for satphone report and 1930 for SSB reporting so CQS had sailed close to 160nm in 8 or 9 hours. I'm not sure what that the monohull record is but the multihull record is just over 27 hrs in 2012 by the Team Vodafone Orma 60. On another note the watch captains have been announced for the Round White Island and Sydney Hobart - Chris Dickson, Rodney Keenan and Chris Main.
  8. Young 88 information

    Congratulations, they are great boats. I have now owned an 88 (hull 119) for 30 years. Bought it as hull and decks and finished it off in 14 months. I class raced it hard for 15 years but now it is very much a cruising 88, furler, dodger etc. It is the perfect cruiser for the wife and myself. In fact it was through the 88 that I met my wife, she was crewing with a ladies crew that were racing my boat. Enjoy the boat.
  9. Sydney to Hobart 2016

    Yes but you should be able to see the fluoro orange tiplet on the windward side
  10. Sydney to Hobart 2016

    Looks like there are no DSS foils at all.
  11. Sydney to Hobart 2016

    CQS arrived in Auckland this morning. How to make a 100ft yacht look tiny. Berth it in front of Larry Page's Senses.
  12. Tesla Powerwall 2

    The Powerwalls have to be mounted vertically i.e on a wall due to the built in liquid thermal cooling. How would that handle being bounced around or operating on a heel in a yacht?
  13. waterproof gel coat?

    They have. You can buy a boat made from epoxy or vinylester, instead of polyester, and more or less never have to worry about blisters. Back to our regular programming. Agree. My yacht hull was laid up with a vinylester barrier 30 years ago, been in salt water for that long and has never even looked like getting the pox.
  14. Team NZ

    Dalts has been exported to the UK. Should feel right at home with Dogwash.