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  1. - diamond cutter was a Davidson design. This is a video about when she got wrecked on the delivery trip to new owners. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3evDi5L0IBk
  2. Artemis?

    +1+1 Lame, petty front page post.
  3. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Interesting- sail world article today says that Scarlett has the same hull as Artemis: http://www.sail-world.com/Australia/Of-52%27s,-Dalts-on-AC72%27s,-Vendee,-Kitesurfing-and-more/106323 "Seven of them are the famed Transpac 52s (TP52) and then there is one invited vessel, Rob Date’s Reichel-Pugh penned, Scarlet Runner. This particular craft shares her hull design with the TP, Artemis, which is another vessel of the class that so famously charges around the waters near some of the Mediterranean’s most glamorous ports." Is that really the case? So is Scarlett like Georgia (And TNZ/Hooligan)- same hull as a "proper TP52" but with better accomodation & other small tweaks?
  4. Ben Lexcens designs

    Nope- that was a pedrick- Ben died early 88 and it was launched in 89 so i think it was too late for him to be involved. I think Sovereign's performance was the reason Bond chose Pedrick.
  5. Ben Lexcens designs

    Spirit of Sydney- Ian Kiernan's BOC boat from 1985 - http://www.spiritofsydney.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=15&Itemid=36 Eureka 31- http://www.boatbrokers.com.au/ed.php?de=68380 Winged Skateboard- http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Highly-Collectable-Vintage-Skatewing-Ben-Lexen-80s-/251109938253?pt=AU_Skateboarding&hash=item3a7751944d#ht_500wt_1376 Winged surfboard- http://www.theindependentsurfer.com/surfboard-building/horan-annivesary-winged-keel/ Yoko, Apollo II, etc etc
  6. 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 Thought Rob was too involved in olympic equestrian stuff to do it this year?
  7. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    316 entries isn't too bad all things considered.
  8. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    That is going to do the regatta more harm than high entry fees. Way over the top and certainly way to difficult for casual crew to just drop in for 1 race, let alone all supporters, wives, kids, girlfriends etc. Without all those people the bar trade will really suffer. They have done this for the last 5 years, but with id things around necks rather than wristbands. Basically, after a certain time you can't access the club without it (unless you want to pay). I think the cut-off is 6 or 7 pm, so there is no issue coming in to sail a race or do whatever during the day. It's more to stop huge crowds coming in for the party afterwards- not to stop people during the day come and look or race. If this isn;t the case, and they have changed things, then I agree it is a big mistake.
  9. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    I'm not going to get caught up in the fighting, but that last point is a big one for me. I was overseas for a few years and missed a few regattas and when i came back, all of the grand prix racing had shifted to the outer harbour. Makes a huge difference- when you drive down to the club during the weekend, the bay looks empty and dull.
  10. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Finance issues might be why they proposed charging for any non-member sailing on the mid-week twilight races this year- caused a minor revolt as most boat owners pointed out it was the most common way of attracting new members and the way to get friends and family along to experience a (fun, relaxed) racing environment.
  11. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Putting the "name withheld" aspect aside, i can understand they want to rename the boat because it is pretty famous under that name after winning the 1998 hobart?
  12. Aussie pocket maxis

    As Mahasky said, Sovereign was sold in Newport after a maxi world championship round that she won- Lewis got an offer he couldn't refuse. I think the buyer then went belly-up financially not long afterwards and it got sold again. Anyway, it ended up in europe converted to a cruising maxi- this is where it is at http://www.mondialbroker.com/detail.taf?B=88457&K=HDO