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  1. Club/offshore racers in Aus up to $80k AUD

    "If you want to be out at the front of the fleet in the Twilight races this season NS108 is the boat for you." Hahahahahahaha
  2. Sold everything to sail the world...boat sunk on day 2

    i think you might find they were a family of Lebs, looking for a fight from the time they got onboard
  3. Vestas 11th Hour recovery

    How do the maintain the structural rigidity if there aren't the continuous fibres as it would have had when originally built without adding additional laminate hence extra weight
  4. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Both the GFS and ECMWF are similar
  5. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Why are the wind maps so different between the Windy tracker (on the left) and the VOR tracker (on the right). The Windy tracker seems much more accurate
  6. Oyster Yachts gone bust

    Qantas did this with the Boeing 777, made millions out of selling their build spots, stupid decision should have got 777's and got rid of their 747's. But they were betting that the 787 was going to be delivered on time hahahahahaha
  7. The 70th Brisbane to Gladstone race.

    I believe they used to tow it to the start on a trailer and if the forecast was shit tow it back home
  8. Good news, someone's recovered my lost spinnaker.....

    I dont think anyone intentionally throws a kite into the ocean, except in the old days of the Americas cup, but they had chase boats to pick it up
  9. Good news, someone's recovered my lost spinnaker.....

    Interesting as to potential liability, once it is over the side and presumed lost is there any liability on the owner ?
  10. Oyster Yachts gone bust

    Any VC company that gets into a unique business ends up fucking it up, seen it in printing and now boat building. Its not like a normal business. Its a long term game plan which VC investors aren't interested in. Mathews will buy the remnants for a song and pocket a lazy 65mill and start all over again. The brand and owner loyalty is too strong for it to fold

    Pil should ask to be thread moderator so he can punt the idiots, I think they should finish at the Bay of Islands just in case, then have a pissup at the Russel Hotel then do a slow booze cruise down the coast and arrive in an orderly fashion on Sunday afternoon with bonus points awarded to the boat that catches the most fish, biggest fish and number of empty beers

    Interesting they basically rate the same IB 1.4035 vs WT 1.4028. I know which I would put money on

    If you go off the ORCi certificates against Ichi Ban you get the following, WT faster in the light and IB faster in the fresh VMG upwind WT 9874 kgs and Main and Spinnaker 410 sq/m, IB 7030kgs and Main and Spinnaker 366 sq/m. 30% lighter and only 10% less sail. Shame there is no cert for HB to see how the rigs compare

    What happened to the 55 mast ?
  15. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Or Adrienne Cahalan, maritime lawyer, meteorologist, Volvo competitor and world leading navigator