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  1. halfhour

    Farr 1/2 Tonner

    Hot Bubbles 2 had the full Fraser Sails program back in the day ,there was big picture of her as you walked into the loft .when Frasers was in the shop on bayswater rd opposite the rushcutters bowl , as a 16 yr old dinghy sailing apprentice it was one of the first yachts i sailed on, it was a great boat in its day
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    Mythical Front Page Upgrade

    massive dislike of the new format
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    Sydney to Hobart 2019

    after doing lots of miles offshore on half hour and other 1/2 tonners ,you are right about them being exhausting,upwind in a blow was like riding a mechanical bull ,after a few hours you were stuffed. they were too light and late IOR 1/2 tonners were roughly only 26foot on the waterline, Half Hour had a charmed life Hancock used to keep it on the hard stand at RSYS with full covers like a Etchell ,a pain after a day outside ,it originally had a etchell section mast which went over the side in the harbour. and when Paul Hendry had it ,he ran the slipway at pattons in kiribilli so it was really well prepared ,it had a gun crew , it had the highest CPM (cans per mile of any boat on the harbour) but i would'nt choose to go to hobart in a 1/2 tonner
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    Syd-Hobart Yachts, Where are they Now?

    Does anyone know what happened to Amazon and the last Loki ,both boats were really quick in their day ,i remember a Loki sank in Europe , but i think that was not the last Loki
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    Syd-Hobart Yachts, Where are they Now?

    great bunch of guys ,a lot of the crew went on to sail Star Ferry and Half Hour ,all boats with a high beer per mile average
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    Syd-Hobart Yachts, Where are they Now?

    it looks like a two tonner from sydney called Dynamite owned by ian french ,a really nice guy who sadly passed away a few years ago,it did all the east coast races back in the day
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    Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Loyal seen at Woolwich dock today with all the winches being worked on looking in need of a bit of TLC ,no sign of new owner
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    ton fun

    i sailed on one of the last IOR 1/2 tonners built, a humphreys design called Half Hour won the Sydney -Southport race ,great boat ,wet sailing and scary downwind in a blow and swell sailed on it for years out of royal sydney yacht club used to sail rings around beneteaus and other 30 to 35 footers but i think a previous writer said it ,"looking through rose coloured glasses",much better boats now easier on the body and twice as fast
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    Syd-Hobart Yachts, Where are they Now?

    indian pacific9previous hobart winner) is at port macquarie ,moored opposite the game fishing crane/boat ramp looking well looked after what about any of the old centerboard one tonners ,i would be suprised if they survived