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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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  1. Which Smock to buy

    There is two types of Isotak 2 smocks. The Offshore Smock and the Reziseal Smock. The Offshore one has a hood and collar. You would def. need these for the Hobart and the Southport.
  2. Which Smock to buy

    That would be in the USA. In Australia the 'fully released' price point is $1499.00. The Isotak 2 smock is great for the more active races but i find i needed another layer underneath when sitting on the rail getting wet for hours on end.
  3. Which Smock to buy

    Read it properly mate, buy the smock and get 50% off a pair of seaboots.
  4. Which Smock to buy

    Some more pics on Zhik smock and deals happening if yr in Oz - http://boatcrewgear.com/zhik-isotak-x-smock-with-50-off-seaboots/
  5. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Keep up kid, I was kind enough to let you know about Croaky eight days ago. The youth of today, sigh...
  6. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Croaky has chartered Comanche
  7. "Dash Cam" GoPro or Garmin?

    WASPcam Beat the crap outta them, still work.
  8. Sydney to Hobart 2016

  9. Sydney to Hobart 2016

    I reckon all the brains involved in this project just might have thought about that and little more besides. http://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s480x480/e35/15046849_330365470679397_5908979150722433024_n.jpg?ig_cache_key=MTM5MTM4MTEzOTQ2NTMxOTMxMA%3D%3D.2 "CQS after the start of the Royal Akarana Yacht Club White Island Race. For this Qualifying Race she sailed without the DSS foils which protrude horizontally from her topside and provide lift, reducing hull drag and producing more righting moment. Her movement through the water was very clean, as would be expected of a supermaxi of her size in a flat sea state. The aero-foiled rig supports were occasionally clipping a wave. But the aero-foiling meant that only fine spray was being thrown, and contact with waves when heeled was surprisingly rare - and usually rectified by the helmsman luffing closer to the wind. She is sailing this race using her canting keel only, and daggerboard. With the DSS foils fitting they are expected to generate lift as CQS heels and this should minimise wave strike on the wing supports." http://www.imgrum.net/tag/cqsmaxi
  10. Sydney to Hobart 2016

    So when would the new multi class start? Maybe just before the double-handed class...
  11. Sydney to Hobart 2016

    Click on the listing and you'll see the owner!
  12. Sydney to Hobart 2016

    But it also used to be AAPT, Sean Langman's?
  13. Sydney to Hobart 2016

    Sail number, AUS11111, is YuuZoo's.