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  1. southerncross

    Coolboats to admire

    It’s for sale BTW
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    Coolboats to admire

    Balmain bugs are a local delicacy in Sydney. My step father buy them from the market and would boil a pot of them alive. Cringe. I never tasted one.
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    A big project!

    Reminded me of Leo. Not a shipwright. But a resourceful, do it all kind of guy.
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    Inside tour of my Sayer37

    Great boat. Like the galley.
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    Coolboats to admire

    Has this Alden ever come up? Quite the history. http://www.alden-schooner.com/
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    Lionheart Lost Cape Brett NZ?

    This: “The weather conditions had been predicted yesterday and appropriate warnings issued. The racing yacht Lionheart foundered in heavy easterly seas off the Northland coast, north of Cape Brett, in June 1983, in similar circumstances. Seven lives were lost.”
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    Lionheart Lost Cape Brett NZ?

    Didn’t see a thread One person has died and another is in a critical condition after a 47ft yacht sank in stormy conditions 20 nautical miles off Cape Brett on the east coast of Northland, New Zealand The incident occurred around mid-day Monday, conditions at the time were recorded inside the Bay of Islands at 48kts gusting 60kts, blowing from the east, and would be expected to be stronger offshore. Conditions have since moderated but sea heights averaging over 4 metres are predicted, with occasional swells 30% higher. Cape Brett is at the entrance to the Bay of Islands and is the turning point for the Coastal Classic yacht race which will be run in 10 days time. The weather conditions had been predicted yesterday and appropriate warnings issued. The racing yacht Lionheart foundered in heavy easterly seas off the Northland coast, north of Cape Brett, in June 1983, in similar circumstances. Seven lives were lost. statement issued by NZ Police reads: Police and emergency services are responding to a water incident off the coast of Northland. Emergency services were notified following reports a yacht sank about 37 kilometres off the coast of Cape Brett. A mayday call was received about 12.30pm today after the 47 foot yacht got into trouble in the bad weather. The Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand have been co-ordinating a response. Two rescue helicopters from Auckland, a Royal New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion, a Coastguard vessel and a merchant vessel were sent to respond. The P3 Orion dropped a life raft to the crew and then the four occupants of the boat were winched by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter. Sadly, one person has subsequently died. Police are in process of notifying their next of kin. Another person is in a critical condition and is being transported to hospital by helicopter. The remaining people who were on board are in moderate condition and are being treated by ambulance. The situation is still ongoing, and it is too soon to speculate on what caused the boat to sink Source: Sail-World NZ
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    Former ericsson4/groupama70 VO70 now with foils

    See now what might have been? The TOR leapfrogging off the last Edition with a completely new 70 redesign, foils and all. Even OD would have been interesting and cost effective compared to the current expected budgets. The 70’s still going hard and breaking records (Wizard etc). An obvious resale market in the making and like said above, possibly a new class.
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    Is this the Figaro III?

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    A big project!

    Reckon Leo could fall back on his chainsaw skills if the boat restoration thing doesn’t work out.
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    PIL66-XL2 health check

    Sorry about the boat P. But glad you made it out.
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    How about a The Ocean Race thread?

    Pretty much sums it up Mad. Good one!
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    New Hugo Boss Spotted

    Thanks. I hadn’t read the interview. Just struck me that with all the effort to reduce weight they are adding WB.
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    New Hugo Boss Spotted

    Surprised to see the new Boss still retaining water ballast for RM (from video). Trim yes. But RM? You’d think the new foil/canting keel package would have sufficed. Thoughts?