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  1. Ben Lexcens designs

    iirc, (from reading john bertrands' autobiography) he took his first name from his pet dog! Correct and Lexcen was his wife's maiden name right?
  2. Ben Lexcens designs

    And the Lexcen 40s up in the Whitsundays
  3. Ben Lexcens designs

    He also did a couple of joggie boats affectionately called ironing boards. Anyone remember what they were called? BTW does anyone know where the changed name came from i.e. Ben?
  4. Sydney 36 Moulds for Sale

    Is Philosphers measured for IRC with all these mods? Sounds like it is no longer of the same design year!
  5. That's what Bruce Nelson told me. Also sailed under JOG in Oz. I believe Street Fighter was one. Good performer in light to medium airs but the Dubios Half Tonners were better in stronger winds e.g. Public Nuisance and Beach Inspector.
  6. My plan is to do the Farr 40 stuff and some Saturday sailing at MHYC. I may do the Coffs series. Where do I go to see what clashes there are with the Sydney 38 program? Is Chris Cairns still sailing with you?

  7. Yeah would be interested but I have signed Macca up for the season, might be able to do some though, you want to do some offshore with us?

  8. Ross 780

    HCW That looks like the Mount Gay 30 Cuckoos Nest (great former owner) up against the Ross 830 and it is level pegging. Was this far into the race?.
  9. Ross 780

    The 830 we had was a National champ in JOG Div 2. We did do a lot of mods to it to make it go upwind. Downwind with 7/8ths kite and strong conditions we would go as fast as the Mount Gay 30's. They are an absolute buzz at above 16 kns!. I reckon they plane like a Mumm 30 in such conditions. The 780 looks a bit less sail area to displacement though so may not be as much fun downhill.