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SPORTSCAR last won the day on November 2 2018

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About SPORTSCAR

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  • Birthday 08/28/1952

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    Melbourne, Australia
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    sailing (duh!)

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    Canada Pull Out of he the Olympics

    So much winning...
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    Canada Pull Out of he the Olympics

    There will be no 2020 Olympics. IOC have their collective head up their arse on this. Too much money at stake to let it go without at least a semblance of a fight
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    Brisbane to Gladstone 2020

    Brisvegas to Happy Rock 2020 excursion unlikely? ....and the crowd grew mightily depressed. All that SpeedBag work gone to waste.
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    Covid-19

    Surprising under the circumstances but our Melbourne AUS brokerage is having the best first quarter of the year for about 5 years, boat sales are steady and prices are holding up ok. Our colleagues in Sydney are reporting a similar situation. We have no idea if it will continue that way but for now, we're happy. I have had prospects tell me they cant / wont do anything right now in the face of the pandemic and tumbling share prices but on the other hand the last boat I sold went for full asking price within a week from listing. Go figure.
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    Where Didja Get Your Log In Name

    Over 20 years ago now since I joined up here. The SA handle SPORTSCAR was the name of a series of fun boats a syndicate of friends owned over the years. Sadly, I sold the last SPORTSCAR to a young Kiwi buyer late last year and the SPORTSCAR Syndicate was wound up after 32 years and five boats. An awesome bunch of guys n girls and a parade of cool, not so cool, funny, generous, talented, competent, utterly incompetent and downright dangerous people sailed on the various boats, won and lost an incalculable number of yacht races and committed numerous anti-social atrocities over those 32 years. A seriously important and rewarding part of my life for which I will always be grateful. Oh and I married one of them 21.5 years ago.
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    ok who blew up the NQR thread

    Well done June, made it into the top 5!
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    Random PicThread

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    Australian Sailing

    and Cricket Boxes...
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    what are you listening to right now .... part quatre

    It did. There was $half a million pledged during her stand-out two-song bracket comprising The Valley and Hallelujah .
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    Movies that messed you up as a kid

    https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/1-in-30-people-say-they-have-done-a-poop-in-the-shower/ Because you needed to know this...
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    what is the holy grail older yacht for handicap wins

    Result wasn't a gift. Took a lot of effort by a top program and was sailed pretty well. Sister J/133 Euphoria was a long way behind in the Hobart and Southport.
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    what is the holy grail older yacht for handicap wins

    Nope, that's legit. Special boat. All done right, not done to re-sell. Owner is a top bloke too.
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    what is the holy grail older yacht for handicap wins

    Read the report on the Doyle’s site for a bit of an insight into that. Same rating as the Fastnet J/133, slightly different sail configurations. Meticulously prepared.
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    Australian Sailing

    Fascinating read about the Australian Institute of Rorts. Sadly, heads are unlikely to roll, even after this damning revelation. Something about protected species, pretty much along the same lines as our self-preserving Pollies. As my dear departed father used to say "Always back self interest - at least you know it's trying!"
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    what is the holy grail older yacht for handicap wins

    A 15 year old J/133 managed to score two Divisional wins (IRC Div 5 and ORCi Div 4) and top ten places overall under IRC (9th) and ORCi (10th) in the 2019 Sydney to Hobart. Not a bad effort to be the first boat on corrected time with a fully fitted timber interior including an electric toilet (WITH a door), a dining table, a hot shower and a water-maker. A sister J/133 had earlier scored a top 5 place under IRC in a previous Fastnet.