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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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  1. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Forse (spelling? sorry) tracker tells a slightly different story.
  2. Older fast Aus multies

    Not sure if this counts as old yet, but does this mean that Sean has a faster project in mind? https://www.multihullcentral.com/vehicle/orma-60-team-australia-2/

    Doesn't look like it - looks cruiser. http://www.themercury.com.au/news/tasmania/pair-plucked-to-safety-after-yacht-runs-aground-off-cape-raoul-in-tasmanias-south-east/news-story/57ca7f922493a32b4f1c37845ec2e32b
  4. Jeanneau Sunfast 3600

    Several did the M2H (2-handed) and S2h. They're a fun looking boat.
  5. I did note the designer, she's not just put together by an amateur by eye. Form follows function. Not graceful, but not ugly. She does have a little sheer.
  6. Yeah, I wasn't going to be too picky with the center/dagger definition, but she's clearly a dagger. He sails everywhere on auto pilot, the house does give excellent vision fwd and of sails. She's very simple for her size, and he says that he generally sails at 7-8 knots (though she'll surf once the sea gets up). I did get a video on my phone of the interior, but can't figure out how to export it. She's well finished and comfortable though.
  7. I don't think this has been posted previously... also don't think the ad is current - I was on board talking to Mr Meffre yesterday. He bought the boat back, and plans on doing a little more adventuring (he's recently been to Cape Horne a couple of times as well as Antarctica)... though you never know when he'll be ready to pass her into someone else's care. Granted she's bigger than 52', and not as pretty as some of the other vessels, but she'll go anywhere! http://www.sailboatlistings.com/view/36377
  8. Launceston 2 Hobart 2017

    Mako (Farr 1/2 t) looking good for honors in IRC, AMS, and PHS. Don't want to put the knocker on them with 16nm of Storm Bay and Derwent ahead of them, but they've sailed a pretty solid race. Good the see a few 1/2s still out there doing what they were built for. Good night.
  9. Launceston 2 Hobart 2017

    Looking like a long night ahead. Credit to Team Whistler (Burns Dovell - sorry about the spelling, its late), she was always one of the best campaigned boats in the state, and despite her owner passing on, the crew have stuck together. She's currently leading AMS, IRC, L/H. Ahead on the water of Fork (Blakewell-White 45) and Tilt (Martine 49). Hpefully the breeze fills in tomo to give the fleet a quick frde down the coast... Good night.
  10. Melbourne to Hobart

    Spirit of Downunder with a handy lead. The boat would know its own way to Hobart by now, its done a few (though nowhere as many as Yoko). Pretty radical looking boat when I first saw it, I believe the owner built model that worked pretty well, so he scaled it up. Best of luck to all.
  11. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Deliberately trying to achieve what? I know they've done plenty of racing, and Richo's history of match racing (I've sailed but never raced big boats, and never mach raced, so am happy to be educated), but that was a horrible looking tack. Not doing their turns indicates they had some sort of plan though.
  12. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Looked like Richo panicked and did what he should have done a couple of boat-lengths prior. I don't think there was any method in the madness.
  13. No thread for this either. My usual ride isn't going this year, partly my fault as I can't get time off work. Probably a two boat race for L/H, but handicap wide open. Breeze will probably get up to its usual tricks in the Mercury Passage and Storm Bay, not to mention Derwent. Comfortable, if frustrating race at times.
  14. Melbourne to Hobart

    I just woke from a post xmas dinner nap wondering why there's still no thread for this iconic (if overshadowed ) race? Its been mentioned in the VOR thread. Forecast looks as pleasant as it gets for this race.