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  1. ALL@SEA

    Vendee Globe 2020

    "Earlier in the race, Pip incurred a short penalty (2.5 hours) after a large wave washed one of her liferafts overboard, breaking the official seal which prevents skippers moving safety equipment. Pip will take this penalty in the next 24 hours and hopefully won't lose too much ground to other competitors " From her facebook page.
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    All things Class40

    ? ?
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    NY to SFO the hard way

    I like the idea of an east and west bow. Pacific proa the ama would be north, Atlantic the main hull north. It'll probably never catch on, but then, neither have proas;)
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    Jules Verne Trophy 2020

    How many IMOCAs will they pass?
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    Aussie/Kiwi ocean and club racers

    Nah, Krakatoa is still in NZ. I think this one came from French Polynesia or somewhere. Belongs to the family who took the Adams 11.9 "Force 11" in the last Melbourne to Osaka. Surprised they're selling so soon. Doesn't mention a lift keel, and a 3m draft (though the saloon table looks to be hiding something)?
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    Maritime Art Anarchy

    Jock Young, (excellent)sailor, surfer, and former neighbour. Great bloke, quick google doesn't bring up my favorites, but - Also, Reg Mombassa (of Mambo fame) had some sorta maritime themes - And as mentioned above, Turner.
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    Aussie/Kiwi ocean and club racers

    And reefed?
  8. ALL@SEA

    Low tech ocean cruisers

    Low tech. Circumnavigated Australia solo at the age of about 70. I did read a far more detailed account somewhere. Rarely used the engine. I think he averaged only a couple of knots. He's owned the boat half a century. If it ain't broke...
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    IOR landfills?

    Definitely not landfill, there isn't much "Intrigue" hasn't won since being launched in 1985. Her owner, Don Calvert, must be 85 and is still competitive.
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    Cat tails from over the horizon

    I agree with the desire for daggerboards and reducing engine size - all the sketches of multihulls have had daggerboards. But talking to cruising friends, I get the advantages.... rudder protection, less internal structure, ability to dry out, simplicity... Performance would still be more than adequate for most, maybe a few degrees lost in pointing, but Graingers aren't condosmarans. Again, my cruising friends note that slowing down when on passage is often more desirable than chasing an extra 3/4 of a knot! Also, she's not floating down on her lines - even with the bigger donks.
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    Cat tails from over the horizon
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    Launceston to Hobart

    Well earned "Clean sweep" (Detail First is a cleaning company). They were more than a match for the other 1104s, despite (last time I checked) not having the best sail wardrobe. Good bunch of guys, but that can be said for most of the guys and girls in the race.
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    Melbourne to Devonport

    "Mr Walton said he had a “real passion” for the nation’s oldest race, which he said was the “best yacht race in the country”" Bruny Island Race (granted, only cat 3 with raft) predates it by nearly a decade.
  14. ALL@SEA

    Launceston to Hobart

    I know all about the shutdown. Been on the receiving end more often than not. I just can't recall the record - was it Helsal III, and did Alive set a new one?
  15. ALL@SEA

    Launceston to Hobart

    Alive just finished, what was the time to beat?