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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  


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  1. Are J/24s Still Fun?

    Still having fun in the downunder fleets! We have an active fleet of around 20 J/24's at Sandringham Yacht Club. These guys were seen not having much fun at all on their J/24 in the Opening Day sail-past last weekend.
  2. Syd-Hobart Yachts, Where are they Now?

    Escapade was privately imported by her original owner. Rob was the second owner
  3. Syd-Hobart Yachts, Where are they Now?

    Definitely a crowd. When they got her out of there the crowd all moved to the stern to try and keep the (missing) bow out of the water, sadly not effective.
  4. Any info on this boat?

    Great idea, tell him if he gives you a (really good) motorcycle, you'll take his boat off his hands.
  5. "Heaven Can Wait" 24 hour Yacht Race

    Name history was Spunspar Special, Mossimo, Dr Unc (for J Lindholm), then X-It Strategy back at RMYS.
  6. Syd-Hobart Yachts, Where are they Now?

    Stand by, photos coming later. You get a massive surge at the Portsea Pier caused by strong wind against very strong tide. Boats traditionally stayed there after the Cock of the Bay race tied to the pier with stern anchors out overnight in preparation for the West Coaster start the next day. The Farm dipped her nose under the pier with the huge surge and they tried hard to get her out with a crowd of sailors on her bow but eventually the bow sheared off (alloy construction) They tried to tow her to safety but she filled up and sank just out from the pier so they actually started the race with an isolated danger mark attached to her mast which had stayed upright. She lived to sail again.
  7. "Heaven Can Wait" 24 hour Yacht Race

    Brain Fade Alert! All the above history re the Masrm 30 refers to the boat now called X-It Strategy previously Mossimo and Spunspar Special, not X Rated. I had not been aware of another Masrm 30 in Melbourne at any time.
  8. "Heaven Can Wait" 24 hour Yacht Race

    The Masrm 30 X-Rated ex RMYS? If so she was previously owned at Sandringham by Johnny Lindholm and I brokered the sale to you guys for Johnny. I well remember the delivery from SYC up to RMYS after Johnny said there was plenty of diesel and we ran out off Brighton in no wind. Long sail after that. Prior to Johnny she was owned in Melbourne by the Mollison family and raced as "Mossimo" to replace their previous ill fated Inglis 30 Wedgetail that was wrecked on the RMYS breakwater. The Masrm 30 was originally sailed out of RPAYC on Pittwater where she was raced with alloy racks mounted in 2 tubes each side of the hull. Cant remember her original name but I do have a photo of the boat at RPAYC with the original racks around here somewhere. Edit: Spunspar Special was her original name!
  9. Syd-Hobart Yachts, Where are they Now?

    No, that was Rob Hopcrafts Adams 50' "Animal Farm"
  10. Syd-Hobart Yachts, Where are they Now?

    Flying Colours in King of the Derwent, not sure of the year.
  11. Syd-Hobart Yachts, Where are they Now?

    Flying Colours at start of a Melbourne -Hobart
  12. Syd-Hobart Yachts, Where are they Now?

    After the '83 Sydney to Mooloolaba, 3 of us from Melb hitched a ride with a bunch of PCs crew on the back of a ute back to Brisvegas Airport to fly home. 8 of us on board the ute, 3 in the cab, 5 out back., we came to a traffic logjam at an intersection so Chris Granger jumps out, resplendant in his PC uniform, and starts directing traffic. He sent about thirty bewildered drivers down a dead end road so we could get through the intersection and make our flights. It was piss funny to see at the time and I can still raise a good giggle about it even today. Funny story about Hedley Watson, PCs nav in that race too, but that's for another time.
  13. Not sure where Steve T is hanging out these days He was in Vietnam for some years but have lost track of him in more recent times. Designed some sweet boats in his time and I am sure Rumours will be no exception. Enjoy the ride!
  14. which yacht designer ?

    Last years RORC yacht of the year was the seriously competitive Archambault A13m (43') Teasing Machine 1 which has since been sold and replaced with a new Nivelt / Muratet 55' Teasing Machine 2, about to debut in the Middle Sea Race. The same design team have also just launched an upgraded version of the 43 which looks awesome and if it rates like the previous TM, will be one to fear. You could do worse than to have a chat to those guys.