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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    So I wonder if they'll request redress for the tower's comms stuff up - new sailing manager at SYC too, interesting first day on the job ! The other odd thing was that Div2 were a General recall, but they decided to start Div3 on schedule, and then Div2 after them. Haven't seen that before, did the div3 flags go up before they had time to call it ? No redress for Reverie obviously, but, I understand Smoothy was going to seek some time off for good behaviour. Not sure why Div 3 was started before Div 2 after the recall. Heard it on the radio and thought it was a bit strange. Mex
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    A bit of a dusty start to the season for the combined club event at SYC on Saturday. Calm (Willo's ocean going version) along with Goldfinger, Reverie and Schuss all decided to start five mintes early and were scored OCS. Reverie and Horizon Sprint sailed a little close to the breakwater and managed to hit the bricks. The tower decided to shorten the course and told Smooth Criminal and Reverie that they'd finished when they still had a lap to go. By this stage it was comedy gold with the tower offering profuse apologises and both boats having to hoist sails again and continue on (all for nought for Reverie). Other than that, it was a lovely day for a sail although it became a bit of a procession when the breeze went left big time. The new Calm (Slotty's inshore around the cans version ex-Container) was out for a shake down too which must strain the crew ranks somewhat. Cheers Mex
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    It was pointed out to me that this is only the NOR for the Audi IRC Nationals and that a separate NOR will be posted for the Festival of Sail Regatta within the next two weeks. There will likely be different divisional splits and racing format for the balance of the regatta. Cheers Tim
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Looks like the majority of the work is completed from the outside. Tent is down and it looks prepped to paint. Can't speak for how things have progressed on the inside. Mex
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    +1 Young Marine Services
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Calm used their current boat in the most recent Sydney to GC race but they don't have their new one just yet so there was no other option. I heard somewhere that Jason was going to sail the new one and Willo the old version. Presumably they wouldn't compete against each other. This would reinforce the idea of having an inshore and offshore boat. I trust the crew have banked up a lot of holidays... The same can't be said for Shogun. The new one's in Sydney awaiting repair so why not sail the old one? Mex
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    Fucking TeamWork Video

    Great Keeldragger vid. Almost as good as the video. I laugh every time... Mex
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Entries don't close til 13 July so sure to be the usual last minute rush. If Shogun is repaired in time Taking the in shore regatta version (Azzurra) offshore?
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    And so let's move along from the conspiracy theories and homophobic commentary... Victorian entries for the Sydney to Gold Coast yacht race seem a little light on: Calm Chutzpah Scarlet Runner Terra Firma Veloce Biddy Hu (Beneteau 50) This accounts for most for the regularly racing Div 0 fleet but no Sydney 38s, Beneteau 40s, Adams 10s. What's Living Doll and Shogun up to these days? Any late entries? Mex
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Funny, 'cause I read your twaddle and think of Peter Slipper. Mex Do you often think of Slipper? In view of his penchant for blokes. Only when reading your twaddle. Mex
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Funny, 'cause I read your twaddle and think of Peter Slipper. Mex
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Making more sense than JS at least. Carry on, Mex
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Is the name on the tent photo shop? Either way, very amusing. Uncle Nick is exerting a bit more pain on the old girl. Not a lot of pleasure involved. Taking what's left of the structure out of the middle that was there for the canting keel mechanism. A small weight loss and a small gain of some internal space. Mex
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    You are such a pompous cunt Simon. The WP turn a blind eye to it because amongst the Victorian WP there is UNcommon sense. Great while it lasts. There is NO WAY you would be able to do that in QLD. I know that FIRST HAND you fuckwit. Ahem, we are actually not in Queensland in case that geographical fact escapes you. Queensland is where all the has been / never was Victorians go to hide from the failings of their past. Spoke to a WP officer this morning. As far as they are concerned, as long as they know it's happening, it will continue to be allowed in Victoria. Well said, Lesnorton. Excellent contribution. Mex
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    12 boats in IRC and 15 boats in AMS. Not exactly a rousing success. If RYCV "own" this event, they need to take some responsibility for its lack of popularity. I can only presume there are no division splits per handicap system becuase the clubs didn't think they could field enough boats to do this. And yet the CM Range series has up to 80 starters each fortnight... Quite sad. Mex
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    I know everyone has been talking about the poor turn out in numbers for the FoS with special focus on the numbers and quality of the IRC fleet, but looking at other like events in Australia recently and I don't think the trend is only related to the FoS: FoS IRC Div A CALM GEORGIA LIVING DOLL OPTIMUS PRIME SCARLET RUNNER SHOGUN V TERRA FIRMA XLR8 Rolex Trophy (Rating Series) Div 0/1 Hooligan Loki Living Doll Shogun V Terra Firma Rolex Trophy (Passage Series) Div 1 CALM VAMP RAGAMUFFIN CELESTIAL PRETTY FLY 3 Sydney Short Offshore Series (MHYC) IRC GINGER HOOLIGAN LOKI TERRA FIRMA Mex
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Fantastic shot. Not arguing the sailing, but a maximum of 5 yachts on the line in Div A? No different to the Range Div 0 race numbers? You can add Living Doll, Georgia and Optimus Prime to the list for Geelong. The new Shogun will be hard to beat. She's an absolute weapon. Here's hoping for a bit of light weather. Mex
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Photo credit to Teri Dodds. Mex
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    For all the doubters, naysayers and whingers, it was still a great weekend of sailing. Sweet shot of us cruising at 19 knots on the Terra Firma on Day 2 of the FoS.
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    It's been touching 50 knots a few time at St Kilda. Mex
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    The interstaters are clear not excited anymore. It's a bit hard, for an interstate crew, to be excited over a regatta split over two weekends. Mex
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Divisional splits are looking a little tough for the IRC / AMS Premier Racing division. Wadda ya think: Bold = Div A, Underline = Div B and then there's the rest? Boat Name Sail Number Club Skipper CALM SM5252 SYC / RBYC Jason Van Der Slot executive decision r1121 royal yacht club of victoria grant botica EXTASEA G4646R RGYC Paul Buchholz GEORGIA 10000 RNZYS Jim Farmer IKON H1010 Hobson Bay Yacht Club Bruce McCraken Mistress B3607 Royal Brighton Yacht Club Peter Hook REVERIE B26 RBYC Alan Woodward SCARLET RUNNER SM11 Sandringham Yacht Club Robert Date SCHUSS B63 RBYC Denis McConnell SHOGUN V AUS280 RGYC/ RYCV Rob Hanna STITCHED UP SM1347 SANDRINGHAM YACHT CLUB PETER JACKSON SWORDFISH TROMBONE R336 RYCV Tim Olding TERRA FIRMA SM24 Sandringham Yacht Club Nicholas Bartels TWO TRUE YC400 CYCSA Andrew Saies vivacite G5 RGYC Roger McLennan WICKED SM4 Sandringham Yacht Club Mike Welsh XLR8 Sm460 Sandringham Ray Shaw The Beney 45's could almost run a Div for themselves or maybe just run a Beneteau division. Mex
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    I'm not sure you're going to get too far by emailing the event organisers at Newtack. They're simply be paid to deliver a product. They don't decide what the product is. Correct me if I'm wrong, I think the RGYC are the decision makers regarding the nature of the regatta. Mex