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  1. CNN issued a correction regarding the value, now there is no figure stated. Wonder if Comanche will be for sale for as long as Athena and Hanuman have been? Funny thing about Hanuman, it came about in much the same way as Comanche, wanting to have the fastest J-Class. Hire the crew of Puma, fly them in and out, job done. They won something like 9 straight before Ranger and the old bastards onboard from Lion NZ and Ceramco pulled their socks up. Rumour was that there was a fairly spectacular toy-throw regarding the whole thing. Ranger have been sporting a deck brush attached to the back of the boat recently, Lionheart were apoplectic about it.
  2. Nothing to add to the dick-waving, but MC3 is for sale at a price I would describe as a bargain. Mate of mine just finished 3 seasons on her and said she's in top nick. Laying in Monaco, waiting for my numbers to roll over! http://www.bernard-gallay.com/yacht-for-sale/MARI-CHA-III-400
  3. Yea it was the Maxi worlds at Porto Cervo in 2005.
  4. So what news of Syd's new ride?

    Alfa 90 is currently in pieces about 15ft below water.
  5. So what news of Syd's new ride?

    Ah right, I meant that the bill payer wasn't the same person. The wages bill for Rio's first sail was around $25K, only so many pros in Auckland I guess.
  6. So what news of Syd's new ride?

    What do you mean? You know the BG and Rio programs aren't run by the same people, right?
  7. So what news of Syd's new ride?

    FB link here https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=753312511381271
  8. Old Whitbread/Volvo Ocean Race yachts

    Cuba Libre does the Caribbean circuit and occasionally heads to the Med. Short handed her from Antigua to Bermuda last year on a delivery, was an absolute peach to helm.
  9. Here's a non-press shot. I was too busy sanding teak to go down and have a perve. Maybe tomorrow. Simon from Doyle took this this morning
  10. Bols was in Falmouth Harbour, Antigua in April/May last year, looking in f**king good nick. Was parked right beside Maltese Falcon. Pretty standard fare for the size twigs that most super yachts are running. Saw Rio pull in beside us this morning, I think we timed the prow as getting in about 5 minutes before the hull did. Oh and Marmite > vegemite.
  11. New Rambler

    80m of water, unlikely they sent someone down to cut it off, but looking at the pic, it's definitely been cut - rov?
  12. JPN-41 and GER-68 run match races in Auckland as part of the sailnz.co.nz group. Painted as ETNZ boats. They've got NZL-60, USA-98 and NZL-92 up on the hard as well.
  13. Beau Geste

    They've been parked next to us since being back in the water, can't really see any changes of note, but that being said, it's black. A mate has been the poor bastard cleaning the underside at the moment, I'll see what he says.
  14. Beau Geste

    Indeed, which is why Cooksons were the go-to for the current BG.
  15. Beau Geste

    Doesn't look great does it?