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  1. fargoford

    Sydney to Hobart 2017

    This seems appropriate for all the whining going on. An oldie and a goodie.
  2. fargoford

    Sydney to Hobart 2017

    The Oats family of yachts. OatsXandXI.pdf
  3. fargoford

    Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Got my Christmas present today seeing Oats and Commanche in person... no words to describe it, just awesome machines. Beau Geste in foreground, the indian, and the Oats twins. OatsandCommanche.pdf
  4. fargoford

    Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Last I saw Oats was still racing. Test sail went well earlier this week, and they were at the pressers today. They talk about the lighting strike around 7 minutes in. Credit to Nic (Adventures of a Sailor Girl):
  5. fargoford

    Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Heading up to Woolwich tomorrow morning to sneak a peak at Oats and the indian. Any other recommendations for marinas to check out with a few of the other big boats? Took a quick stroll around CYCA this afternoon and will be back tomorrow. Dorade has a great parking spot right in front of the club. Chutzpah, Ichi Ban, and a few others are a short walk down the same dock.
  6. fargoford

    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Tangent- I think we are looking at this all wrong. Look. At. How. Perfectly. He. Parked. The. Boat. (in the sand, keel and rig up, in Alaska...) Whole new untapped market in the USA for trophy wives everywhere: Rimas the docking Tutor. So what if your husband doesn't know how to dock your 60' Bayliner? For the low low price of $599 and a plane ticket from American Samoa, you can fly Rimas Messelshesusy, Americas Sailor and newest do it yourself yachting instructor, to your boat for customized on the water teaching sessions. Windward shore? No problem. Run out of viagra? No problem. Rimas can teach you the finer arts of calling for help and getting towed back into the dock... 60% of the time its guaranteed to work all the time!
  7. fargoford

    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Couch already picked up on the movie trailer, but I would love to see this one in poster form: Rimas phone home?
  8. fargoford

    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Rimas... you're going the wrong way
  9. fargoford

    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Anyone done a cross check with AIS to see if he is stuck on the bow of a supertanker yet?
  10. fargoford

    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    And to add my two cents... I challenge everyone who has donated to donate the same to the youth bunch. I would welcome the Ed to put this on the front page. It would be fun to see which party would get more over a set time period. STYC donated more than $8k to SSP last year. Even if we convinced enough SA wankers to donate the same to both... well... I don't really want to see what 8k will do to a SJ24 campaign...
  11. fargoford

    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Allright, this has gone on long enough. I am starting my own counter campaign to help a great local youth organization. Donate here instead if you disagree with where this thread is heading. http://www.sailsandpoint.org/support-ssp/ ***disclaimer : the aforementioned group has not asked for my support in any way. I just think they are awesome and do more to support the greater good.
  12. fargoford

    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Just a reminder to everyone... This is the same guy who got shipwrecked... in a different SJ24... in Alaska. And was rescued by the Coast Guard on our taxpayer dime. Maybe he should pay his rescue fee to the coasties before we buy him a new set of rigging. Now don't get me wrong, I know everyone here is buying in to the adventuresome spirit, and I give the guy credit for trying. However, I do not give the guy credit for being smart. There is a line when you should stop enabling someone to go off half cocked across an ocean. And this whole thread is rapidly approaching that line. Hope this starts a thoughtful conversation.
  13. is counting down until Cascade Cup and the title defense.