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  1. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    I've seen your therapy. Cold beer, cute women and more than one motorcycle in the garage... sign me up for some of that "therapy."
  2. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    I'm just waiting til I'm 8-1 down and then I'll stage a spectacular comeback...
  3. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    I'd forgotten that half the posters from Australia are either engineers, chemists, chemical engineers or just good old fashioned "beardy weirdy science nerds." You blokes: 1 Me: 0
  4. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    But what is heavier? A kilo of lead, or a kilo of osmium?
  5. Andrews 80 Donnybrook

    If you know the breeze is going left start at the pin, tack on the knock and port tack your way across the face of the fleet. Similarly, if you know the breeze is going to go right either win the boat, or take your medicine and accept a short leg to get onto the correct side of the course. Either way, don't get pinned down in the middle of the pack with no escape strategy as that's when oxygen masks drop from the cabin roof and you assume the brace position.
  6. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    CQS... ex Nicorette, ex Yuzoo, ex Tokolosh, ex Audi Ultra Racing (not necessarily in that order). Her defining moment in last year's Hobart race was just after the start when she got tired and had to have a little lie down in the middle of the harbour. Or, rather than inverting the rig the hydraulics stalled and tried to invert the hull.
  7. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    I... do not think that Cannonball is the one you think it is. Unless the new "must build in" material for Maxi72's is Aluminium....
  8. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Looks like I was wrong. Sailor Girl has officially announced that Comanche is being chartered to Neville Crichton for Hobart, but has also been sold to Jim Cooney...
  9. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    In other news, has anyone seen the Lyons 60 Triton? Apparently she's in a shed getting a full tickle up - new keel, new rudder and some spanky new sails?
  10. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Honest question though - I know Adrienne Cahalan compared the motion of a Volvo 70 (Movistar?) to WOXi years ago and said that Oats was much more sea kindly (almost like being on an aircraft carrier), while the 70 routinely tried to kill you. Being so wide and powerful, would the Indian be a violent boat at sea? I imagine if you're going upwind at 12 or 13 knots in a proper seaway, everyone sitting on the rail at BMAX, heeled over at 20+ degrees and the weather rail is 15 feet off the water she'd be corkscrewing like a b*tch. Or is she heavy enough to behave? My least fond memory is doing that on Maserati and the transom "flick" as the wave passed under the hull had me cross eyed and just about falling off the wheel. I don't get sick at sea much, but that was a definite "quick, you steer, I've gotta go and... I need to... I think I'm going to... bbbllllleeeeerrrrggggghhhhhh" moment.
  11. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    That rumour keeps resurfacing. I'm not connected to the program anymore but someone who is has said it's so far from the truth it's not funny. With 3 boats over 60 feet already (one picked up just 18 months ago) there's no logical reason for Jim to buy a fourth big boat. He stuck with Brindabella for years (she still has pride of place at the end of A finger), and I think the team has yet to reach the point where it's the boat that is holding them back. The only reason I could think of him moving on from Maserati would be that the Volvo 70 is too harsh on his knees and back, but is Comanche a more sea kindly boat? I'm not convinced...
  12. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    On the wharves over near Pyrmont Park, opposite the Casino.
  13. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Not David Dicker? Former owner of Wharro's old green IMS 80'er (renamed Martingale) and the current owner of the canting 50' harbour racer Atomic? IIRC, when he bought the maxi it underwent a conversion (powered winches etc.) to make it more "user friendly."
  14. which yacht designer ?

    Given the unlimited budget, and looking for a single hull pitched at the classic 600's with a Transpac added in for fun I'd opt for the original Team New Zealand style approach. Farr, Reichel-Pugh and Bill Lee (for a giggle). Jam them all together under a blanket, and wait for a set of plans to be handed back out. Farr as they've got an excellent record in those 600 mile classics. R/P as they know how to draw a fast shape and refine it over a full life cycle (ignoring the obvious issues they had with Loki, Limit and the other boats in that 63' range). Both of those parties are also comfortable reaching for the DSS solution if it's applicable. And Bill Lee because fast is fun, and you need someone who'll encourage the other two design offices to let the tiger off the chain... just a little....
  15. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    That Team Scallywag are upgrading to Comanche. I'm not 100% convinced as the current Scallywag is in the shed prepping for a new keel. So why spend that money right before Hobart and then ditch the boat immediately afterwards? While spending money on the VOR at the same time? Further rumours I've heard are that Team Scallywag are actually looking to add a 60-70' trimaran to their fleet, which given that Phaedo has gone to another well known Asia Pacific owner makes more sense. They'd then at least have Phaedo and the Orma 60 in New Zealand to play with.