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  1. Construction of a Pogo 12.50

    Dr W, I must admit it is nice to just jump on and go when you like, but I think the Land of the Long White cloud is the perfect environment for a Pogo. I've recently had a few races where it was predominantly light airs, and we've just been glued to the water. We're tossing up design options for a light air go to windward Code 0, the big kite did the trick for deep running, but I really need to do something for upwind. Last race we were playing with a First 40.7 on a work up to windward, with a Sunfast 3600 hanging off our hip. The wind was shifting between 2-5 knots. Every time the wind crept past 4.5kn , we'd pull away. Frustratingly, when the wind dropped to 4kn or lower, both the Sunfast and First would reverse the trend and mosey on by. i was slowly falling down below the First's track (they outpoint me in the light) and I started to get a bit nervous about falling into his dirty air. So, I tacked out, and promptly drove straight into the ebb tide. Result was the First slipped away for a half mile gain, and the Sunfast ended up a fair way back. What I'd give for a race with a solid strong breeze....
  2. Construction of a Pogo 12.50

    Hi Smithy, Any updates on an expected delivery date/indication? If the 36 is anything like the 30 or 40's they seem to average 18 months odd from order, hopefully they don't have to wait too long.
  3. Construction of a Pogo 12.50

    G'day Dr, Oh, med style parking and a cross breeze with 12'of room . The 36'won't be as evident as the 12.50 from a simple waterline length and wetted surface pov. So reverse (which you will anyway in Greece?) The bow dutifully follows you, very controllable. Neutral throttle works for a tighter radius in the turn. Has lots of prop walk, which is good, stern noticeably kicks to stbd in reverse. But yes, zero effect from prop wash. Lucky bastard, sounds like a pretty good holiday!
  4. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Ugh. I've gybed, I'll head a fair chunk to the west methinks. Hmm..I'm not gonna catch the 100+ nm to you guys by following you, so am thinking of pushing further west south than I would normally .Might be an interesting reference for when we finish. Edit: Needs to be about 12 hours for a decent separation to make it worthwhile, I'm on Dong Feng's trackline at the mo.
  5. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    I'm sacrificing a knot and running deeper for a bit, DF and Mapfre track is about 30nm to leeward and my 24 hour route puts me in 10knots breeze, whilst a few miles to the west is 12knots....eek. Your Mom, you pulled away from me easily on that long reach, your a good 100nm ahead now instead of abeam. I didn't pick a reaching sail, doh!
  6. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    Great to hear they're safe US. 6 days..man that's tough. No books, but respect from like minded souls.
  7. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Wow. I didn't realise Alinghi was such a first class dick. Slow learner I suppose. Good thing about the ignore function, it sure makes some threads more enjoyable. Hmm..never looked at my ignore list, it's like a walk back in time.
  8. Class 40 24 Hour Record

    And still as sexy as hell...
  9. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    Keep it coming US, more interesting than this numpty. Losing a rig, prop, and making it work enough to continue without outside assistance, that's a sailor.
  10. Blue water performance cruiser - do they exist?

    Ferk. And you were stuck on a boat with him? Rather you than me Longy, guys like that, me step away very slowly. Hate to see him under stress...like in a yacht race!
  11. Staysails

    You bastard Scanas, you told me the third set of sheets were for spares....
  12. Bringing up Hillary Clinton is about as relevant as what you're having for dinner tonight. Hint: She lost the election. Fairly,. She is dead, old news, kaput. There must be a big fuck off wormhole to an alternate reality once you cross over the US continental shelf.
  13. Is it wrong to fervently hope Kelly Anne Conway gets charged? Don't care for what, that woman needs to do time for ...well....being herself.
  14. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    I particularly like Aspergus and cream cheese.
  15. Flashmobs

    I like this one. I heard an orchestra in St Marks square in Venice once, sounded awesome reverberating off the buildings. Anyone remember this? Ode to Joy .