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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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  1. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    now *this* is what we should be seeing more of. The big Indian did it a few years back with local kids and Woolwich - good to see the Scally's getting kids excited about sailing.
  2. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    not saying there's not useful content.. especially for those (as they freely admit) who've been dinghying their whole life. I think an awareness of nav, colregs, signals (first thoughts that popped into my head) is vital for all the crew. As you say, not exactly fit for purpose. VOR scrambling to fit a round peg in a square hole rather than tailoring something .
  3. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    awesome. Good to see they can now park a boat - very useful skill in the VOR.
  4. Sydney to Hobart 2018 - supermaxi world championship

    beggars belief. Of what use is someone not in VHF range to assist ?
  5. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    let's just leave it at that
  6. Sydney to Hobart 2018 - supermaxi world championship

    don't forget the Russian trawlers.
  7. Sydney to Hobart 2018 - supermaxi world championship

    Tow Truck (the M30) did the 2005 Hobart. EDIT: I see Dick's already pointed this out..
  8. Get bent, let's get rid of the jackstays !

    Raymarine lifetag: http://www.raymarine.com/view/?id=715 I'm sure there are others. Haven't looked at the details, but you should be able to set something up that goes head to wind in a MOB situation.
  9. Sydney to Hobart 2018 - supermaxi world championship

    Great idea.. you may need to become a club official to get traction.
  10. Sydney to Hobart 2018 - supermaxi world championship

    we've discussed this before.. I'm afraid SA (was YA) gets most of its funding from the taxpayer for Olympic goals.. and their focus is aligned with that. They don't seem to realise the olympians come from the pool of average people starting sailing. We've tried to get some of the olympians down to our club for a chat to trainees and memebrs via channels in SA, and I'm sure the athletes themselves would be more than willing if approached directly, but SA really doesn't give a rats. Similar issue when we asked for a rep from SA to come and hand out certificates for our recent record-sized group of trainees who completed a course. SA were all too busy down at sail Melbourne to spare a body for an hour. PIL -- keep your chin up. We find the trainee groups wax and wane.. some years its huge, others not. We had a really small turn up to discover sailing in 2017, but a high percentage were keen (rather than tyre kickers like they usually are), and we have a really big takeup on training from that day.
  11. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    indeed. All offshore races should pause, sunset to sunrise, in the nearest safe port.

    there's some pretty clean armpits right there.

    that's not a sun-fish. THIS is a sun-fish
  14. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    winners are grinners. Scally and Vestas both ~450nm 24hr runs, whilst those behind about 400
  15. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    good to hear there was some serious thought put into it from an insider. It certainly looked like he geared up properly from that vid., but all you get from the media soundbites is 'spur of the moment' bullshit.