JayBee

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  1. JayBee

    SuperFoiler Grand Prix

    I think their insistence on calling the boats “machines” is a bit odd. At one stage the commentator said “some people have been calling these machines, not boats”. I have only heard people involved in the event call them that. It was good entertainment for a Sat afternoon though, hopefully the field will equalize a bit.
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    Black Jack

    Which is great, but it had no direct competition, so I don't think it tells us anything. Both BlackJack and Alive were inside the old record too, so that points to excellent conditions rather than dominance by WO11. I am just making the point that in its current incarnation, there is no evidence it is quicker over a course than its previous form. They took about 6 hours off the B2K record last year.
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    Black Jack

    But, thoughts nonetheless, and let's be honest, you haven't had an original one since the invention of electricity. Yes you did Scanas and you are clearly an honest, reliable and intelligent soul..but you have family to look after..hence my folding the tent on that bet..unlike JayBjesus whose thoughts travelling across his mind will only be a slow and lonely journey bereft of oxygen.
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    Black Jack

    What we do know for certain is that it shit itself in two S2H since those mods. Before those mods it was as reliable as a Corolla. It isn't now. And It lost to two boats it hadn't lost to before the mods. We know that for certain too. Get a grip. No one knows anything as it has shit itself in two S2H since, the only major races it has been in post it's franky job. Unlike you dickhead these guys are spending serious money..not waffling into almond coated goats milk chemical free lattes. PS.I need to give myself an uppercut..I'm sounding like I'm joining Scana's WOXI fanboy club..God forbid.
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    Black Jack

    I'm not sure why anyone thinks doing the WO11 cut and shut is a good move. WO11 hadn't won anything since that mod, it's quite possible it has made a dog of that boat. The low risk approach is to do minor changes to modernise the hull, and see how it goes. The boat has lasted many years without becoming obsolete, it's not going to happen in the next 10 months.
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    Black Jack

    April 3 at Pt Botany
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    Enda thread

    http://afloat.ie/sail/events/vendee-globe/item/34710-replacement-mast-gets-enda-o-coineen-one-step-closer-to-record-books
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    Sydney to Hobart 2016

    Some farmer in Victoria can probably fashion a new one up pretty quickly.
  9. At least he is used to going really fast.
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    VOR 2017-18

    Dave Witt said in an 18 footer interview that he has signed a contract to skipper a HK team in the Volvo.
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    Rolex Wild Oats XI

    Geez, I asked out of curiosity, not doubt. It's ok to say you don't know. I won't think any less of anyone
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    Rolex Wild Oats XI

    But But But I was just told that it was a NOR issue, not an IRC issue. THE IRC Measurement manual says 9.1 LH This is best done ashore. Owners should be informed in advance that the boat has to be set up level with the waterplane in Measurement Condition, which is a task that has to be performed before the measurer arrives. Hang plumb bobs on the centreline over the bow and stern. Measure from a convenient point on the keel or underbody to each plumb line and total for LH. DO NOT: Include pulpits, pushpits, stemhead fittings, runner/backstay tangs, bowsprits, etc. I don't see anywhere on the IRC site that says how a faired bowsprit is measured. In the absence of anything definitive, I would assume it is at the imaginary point where the line of the boy meets the line of the deck, and anything forward of that is bowsprit.
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    Rolex Wild Oats XI

    So - for my own edufication... How is LH measured where the bowsprit is faired into the hull? (As it appears to be for WO11 - but I suppose up close it may not be) IRC LH is not the issue. The NoR states "have an overall length (LOA) not more than 30.48 metres ...." no mention of LH.Quite correct. It is not RORC that determine to max size of the Yachts in the Hobart race. Everyone knows it is the Sydney chamber of commerce. LOL, I will bite again.... How are the 2 points on the hull, between which LOA is measured, determined, where the bowsprit of the yacht in question is faired into the bow.
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    Rolex Wild Oats XI

    So - for my own edufication... How is LH measured where the bowsprit is faired into the hull? (As it appears to be for WO11 - but I suppose up close it may not be) With a tape measure. Do they account for thermal expansion?
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    Rolex Wild Oats XI

    So - for my own edufication... How is LH measured where the bowsprit is faired into the hull? (As it appears to be for WO11 - but I suppose up close it may not be)