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  1. Live Racing Thread

    WTF am I to do now for the next few years?
  2. Live Racing Thread

  3. Vendee Globe 2016?

    If it's too slow for hydro-generation, perhaps it's not too fast for the mackerel spinner, which might address one of the diets.
  4. what is it?

    US citizen fleeing to Canada?
  5. Vendee Globe 2016?

    And how much better? the mental images were from the radio "The batman's Holding, the bowler's Willey"
  6. Thomas Coville RTW attempt 2016

    Even makes the mainstream press in the UK: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/26/sailor-thomas-coville-sets-new-solo-round-the-world-record
  7. Vendee Globe 2016?

    I've heard that too- it's a good idea, and I can for sure imagine it working for a mini or something else smaller. Would the pilots be good enough to turn a fully powered-up 60 into the wind and hold it there? I'd imagine there'd need to be something there to dump the sheets as well- like upsideup that the big multis have to stop them from capsizing. Yep, that's a good point. Trying to turn down wind and with everything sheeted on and I can over power the helm easily. Turning up to windward with the gennaker up in a blow is borderline suicidal through the reach (don't ask me how I know) If you went over the side of an Open 60 with a boatspeed any more than 10 or 15 knots, then give it 50m to start a luff, then expect it's drift rate to be slower than you can swim... you'd better be Michael Phelps in no more than a pair of budgie smugglers. Cruising back from Plymouth after the 1983 Fastnet, kite up in about 12-15 knots, so trundling along at about 8kts, on of crew donned safety harness and jumped off the back 'as a test'. Rest of the crew were not amused to have to take all the sails down and use the main halyard to winch the bugger back on board. The jumper had significant bruising after being towed at that speed with no protective padding.
  8. Sunny Side Up

    Never read Garry Hoyt's "Go for the Gold". Shame on you. Great read and a chapter on the Sunfish. The Finn chapter is classic.
  9. Rock n Roll Boat Names

    My 1975 Hornet 'Whale Meat Again'
  10. Older well known IOR Boats

    Yes its a rating thing, but that bow?? many others like that? Stephen Jones was fairly consistent with that bow, in some instances more extreme than others; Moon Dog & Boadicea both had a very pronounced kink in the stem profile whereas the Wings & the Supernova 31s (Smiffy etc) had more of a curved 'clipper' type. (The final Supernova 31 'Demolition' had the hollow filled in as she was built in '81 after the rule had changed) The exception at the time would be Xaviera in '77, perhaps because she was the prototype for the Hustler 32 production 1/2 tonner. Moody Frog may know of others Boadicea suffering particularly badly from the '80 and '81 rule changes; after two chain saw massacres on the aft overhang and latterly a large E reduction, the owner decided he had better things to do than pour cash down the ORC hole. A pity, one of Stephen's prettier boats, more in the NZ / French style than his usual.
  11. Artemis?

    Makes sense, the Artemis RIB is over at Nelsons having lower end work done on it engines. As in more power, so it will be able to keep up with ETNZ?
  12. Some of my old sailing photos 2

    Xeryus hit the wreck at the Needles in 1985 RTI. There where 2 Beneteau 1 tonners in the UK AC trials that year, one became Phoenix after E Warden Owen and crew sank Graham Walkers Indulgence and the other was Fever ( on which I was foredeck) The Xeryus which sank was a Farr one-Ton (of that time's OT rating). don't remember if it was built by Beneteau or Jeanneau one-off dept. Might well have been Beneteau though. Xeryus was a two tonner (c.43ft), afaik Beneteau one off dept, and it was the 1989 RTI. I remember it well, we (Phantom) were quiet close behind them and saw them hit the wreck. The helmsman (David Barrow) asked "where the fuck do I go now". The answer was easy, "inside". Once the position of the wreck was known, getting out of the tide was so much easier.