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  1. Beautiful boats no doubt, and I like Quicksteps too, but surely 66 would be nearly on the pace?
  2. ALL@SEA

    Sydney to Hobart 2019

    There is a 'Hornet' still ambling around the course in Hobart, and now you mention it she looks like a Dunc.
  3. ALL@SEA

    Sydney to Hobart 2019

    End of ad says 'pics to follow'... I'm not waiting with bated breath. I'm sure it'd be a big ask for anyone to get it to the start line this year though.
  4. ALL@SEA

    Sydney to Hobart 2019

    Just saw this pop up on Gtree, would be a contender for a NYE finish.
  5. ALL@SEA

    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    Another Whitsundays brothel - renamed Broomstick after a ferry disaster in europe IIRC. She was always designed for the charter market to give her resale value post racing.... having worked on her, I can say she performed as a charter boat better then most... also had the worst bed bug infestation I have ever experienced - those creatures would survive Chernobyl! Hammer was another favourite... I know its a bit sad seeing them fall from from their former glory, but at least they're still being sailed, which is more than a lot of IOR/IMS former warhorses can dream of.
  6. ALL@SEA

    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    To the best of my knowledge, that was meant to be a precursor to a full Whitbread campaign, and Elle was having a new 60 built. I don't know why the whole never went ahead, probably $. But the hull of the new boat was bought, had the fretboard reduced, and a meter of beam added to turn it into an open 60 for the BOC or VDG. Again, funds dried up, and she was sold to become a n express cruiser- Gusto 1
  7. ALL@SEA

    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    Grundig/Xena/AAPT was another boat that gets the heart racing thinking back, but I'd never thought of her as a pocket maxi, she was always a "skiff on steriods"
  8. ALL@SEA

    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    I Always love Amazon and the Elliotts (own an Elliott 7 now). Would Exile have been the last of the pocket maxis that was a real threat?
  9. Headroom? Nope, there's plenty of space below - although I wouldn't get my wife aboard sober! They can be sailed short handed with reduced sail. I crewed one that did really well in a competitive fleet on AMS (can't remember if she was IRC too). More than able to keep the big boys honest... I'd sign up for a Launceston to Hobart on one.
  10. ALL@SEA

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    The way I read it, there's been a miscommunication, VDH thinks he has to wait until the penalty is over until he can pass the designated latitude on his way to the finish - he probably thinks he's just killing time.
  11. ALL@SEA

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Copy and paste Golden Globe Race 3 hrs ยท UPDATE Jean Luc Van Den Heede 18 Hour Time penalty. Notice of Race 2.5.2 Course penalties...RULE...The Entrant suffering a time penalty must then return south of that latitude (Penalty time starts) and NOT cross North again of it ( within 40 miles of the crossing longitude), until the time penalty has been served. The entrant may then make for the finish line. Situation for JL VDH... The 18 Hours MUST be spent below the Latitude at the time of official turn at 0010UTC 5th Dec. Unfortunately JL VDH has moved North of that line at approx. 0318UTC and is currently 1.8 miles North of that line at 0620UTC. Only 3hrs and 8 minutes of his time penalty has been served and the clock does not start again until he returns south of that line so he still has 14hrs and 52 minutes to serve. He has been advised of this situation. It is NOT the responsibility of GGR to monitor entrant position in real time but GGR may provide advice at any time. #GGR2018
  12. ALL@SEA

    Thank (most of) you

    Another year slips by, another year I probably (my wife'd say definitely) spent too long browsing these forums. Thanks to everyone who contributed facts and opinions, the vast majority of which are considered and educated (I leave the Political Anarchy door safely locked). Special thanks to some names that stood out in the last week or so as I've paid attention to the % of + votes to overall posts, though I know I'm only scratching the surface (sorry for any spelling mistakes). There is a wealth of information among you. littlechay (especially for sharing his wealth of experience in the far southern latitudes). NORbowgirl fiji bitter forss (trackers are 2nd to none) stufishing baguette du fromage silex francis vaughan kermit brass (for understanding and explanation of RRS) ...and jack sparrow (shear volume of generally excellent information) Too many names though and not enough time, so thank you all, and I hope 2019 does't hold too many nasty surprises. Cheers
  13. ALL@SEA

    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    Was it Couta on Voodoo or was Prospector a fixed keel?
  14. ALL@SEA

    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    Langman also had a heap of kids aboard that day from memory, and destroyed most of his sails in a SW gale, finished under trysail and storm jib.