Sailbydate

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    Coolboats to admire

    I've been following the Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out and have found that a number of cool boats end up on this thread - by accident or design (so to speak). I thought it might be time to start a dedicated thread for cool boat designs as well. Of course 'cool' is very much a subjective construct, so I guess some Uglyboats will end up in the Coolboat thread as well. Only fair I guess. I've long been an admirer of traditional wooden boats and so here's a design by Canadian, Paul Gartside of a 30 foot Cutter, which I dream of having built, someday. Could get a whole lot of modern, light displacement flyer for the same outlay I guess - but it just wouldn't tug at my heartstrings in quite the same way. She carries a lot of rag for her displacement. Paul has given her a bit more beam in an updated version of the design, so she stands up a bit better in a breeze apparently.
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    New imoca boats

    New foils?
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    VOR AUCTION - OPPORTUNITIES LOST & STILL THERE?

    With an average divorse rate of 53%, maybe we should wait for at least the happy couple's first anniversary before declaring this marriage a success?
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    New imoca boats

    You're skeptical.
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Nor freeze-dried food for that matter, but needs must, eh?
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    Coolboats to admire

    Any of the good folk up in PNW heard/know about the restoration of the 1907 Albert Strange gaff cutter Tally Ho up in Sequim, WA? A British boatbuilder, Leo Goolden has been working on her off and on since about June last year. It's very nearly a complete rebuild by the look. Excellent video blog (26 postings so far) of Leo's restoration efforts here: http://sampsonboat.co.uk It's worth a look if you're into classic yacht restoration.
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Lucky bounce off the pool bottom there guys. Amazing set up on the beach.
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    Women of the VOR in the New York Times

    Stereotypical much?
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    1130UTC - 1330 local time.
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    Women of the VOR in the New York Times

    Because, Elisa there are many more lard-arse useless guys taking up space on couches all over the world. (I speak from a little bit of personal experience here ) They've gotta watch something, right? Which kinda supports your man's comment about what he prefers to watch. I can relate.
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    New imoca boats

    Correct.
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Jiù xiàng rènhé zhíyè zúqiú duì yīyàng.
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Front page and national TV in NZL - all about how Charles spoiled the party for Pete and Blair. Ha, ha. Still, Stu and Daryl were aboard DongFeng, right!
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    "Fuck", is right. Not much more too add. Bloody good effort for the latter half of the race though. Just a pity it took so long for them to find their wings and fly.
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Ouch. That palm cut looks painful. Great pics, Herman.
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Thanks to all the usual SA suspects for an entertaining RTWR commentary. I hesitate to single anyone out, but a special thanks to SOX for challenging me to stick around from the start. My faith in this race has been restored, as a consequence. I've even stopped bagging the OD thing. How could I not? Hope to catch up with you all again soon.
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Well done, Herman. Looks like the place was going-off.
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Hancock? No, even he's now a convert.
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Wow. The Chinese Truck pulled it off. Congratulations DongFeng. Well done MAPFRE and BRUNEL. What a brilliant finish to an exciting RTW race.
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    It's all coming together like two opposing freight trains!
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Go to 3D Tracker.
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Take out the TSS and the tracker is correct.
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Fuck. Unbelievable. Can they make it stick?
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Any link, DA?
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Could be a pass on here. Go BRUNEL.