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  1. Why not?
  2. Looks like it's in a cassette. Similar to the VARA rudder cassette system, if not the same.
  3. It's most likely for a big #1 jib on the outer one and a working jib (#3 probably) on the inside one. If it's light air and they need the extra (sail) power, furling and unfurling is way easier than having to use a single forestay and swap gigantic headsails with limited crew.
  4. They may not want to "upgrade" i.e, switch to an newer boat, but as far as the Oatley's and upgrading go, that's exactly what they've been doing all these years with WOXI. There may be plenty of life left in her, but she has needed major work to stay on top of the game, and the current crop of threats to her are serious programs. Must be nice to finally have some competition.
  5. Correct. Originally her cockpit did not go all the way aft and WOXI's did. When they both lengthened to 100' Alfa extended her cockpit to the new transom. Look at the sheerline differences in these two photos. One from 2005, the other from 2009
  6. They actually put it back on.. as Esimit Europa 2 she did not have the F1 decal. It looked pretty awesome on Alfa Romeo.. there was a picture way back in 2005 I think of her starting a race off Sydney with that logo front and center and about the first 30 feet of the boat airborne.. couldn't find it unfortunately.
  7. She's probably going to Australia from HI if the Hobart is still on the calendar.
  8. Anyone here have any experience with them? They look to be simple and good looking daysailers. Family member is thinking about gettting one and I'm trying to find people who have sailed them to hear their thoughts on the boat. Thanks!
  9. Which is technically incorrect, The Vang is used for gaff rigged yachts. Source: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/vang Are you sure about it. Which yacht we are talking? In general.. it's bull shit. Top rigged yachts are rulling since a lot of time. Top four yachts: Perpentual Loyal, Scallywag, SQS and WOXI. Are they gaff rigged? Says something... Do you have one example where the boom breaks above the vang where it is proved to be technically correct? Like to hear from you "Trim on"... Perpentual Loyal 6.jpg Scallywag 2.jpg cqs 3.jpg Alt_Bob Oatleywith wine in handalong with family and friends salutes Wild Oats XI.jpg https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/vang A vang may be for a gaff technically and historically, but a "boom vang" is surprisingly meant for the boom.
  10. +1. There are a lot of horrible cunts around. The guy has done well. He brought the world's greatest yacht, at the time, that was totalled by others in the fastnet, put the humpty dumpty together again. Stuck with it, putting up with wankers on the boat, like michael bogan clark. And he finally crushed it. That record will stand as long as Kialoa. Unless foiling Imocas turn up.... Envy coupled with a large dose of jealously. He raised a lot of money for charity and really kicked of the 100fter wars in the S2H. Although aging models and 100fters seem somewhat incompatible. And by kicked off you mean continued what Skandia Wild Thing and Zana, and then Alfa and Oats, and then Maximus started...?
  11. I wonder if they had left CQS alone if it would have achieved the same result or better in its original 90' configuration.
  12. Alive is the ex- Stark Raving Mad, no? She has always had a retractable board with trim tab, however, I believe she also paid the CBTF fee when she was built, back when the patent lawsuit with Maximus was going on.
  13. It's actually not outlawed. Read 16.2.
  14. That's been kind of my line of thinking as well. As long as P still has room to safely bail out by tacking or ducking (my sense, depending on speed, handling characteristics and conditions, maybe a boat length or two from crossing S's bow), S can maneuver at will. Once P can't tack or bear away without increasing risk of collision, S must either hold course or, if they feel that holding course would result in contact, maneuver and protest. "16.2In addition, when after the starting signal a port-tack boat is keeping clear by sailing to pass astern of a starboard-tack boat, the starboard-tack boat shall not change course if as a result the port-tack boat would immediately need to change course to continue keeping clear." So starboard actually can change course if port looks like she is trying to cross. If P is clearly ducking S then S can't interefe. It's a common tactic to sometimes foot off in a close crossing situation to force a boat on port to tack sooner. Heading up seems unusual for a starboard boat to do, as she is ROW and why wasn't she sailing closehauled? If a starboard boat heads up and her sails luff then port could protest on proper course grounds... I was pretty sure that "proper course" would show up in this discussion before "room and opportunity". I was wrong on that one... I'm a bit foggy on it but there was an AC race where there was a crossing situation and Dennis Connor called the Australians for changing course because he saw their jib luffing. Obviously not on the same tack but is that in no way protestable? Then again the rules for matching racing are different and that was in the 80's..
  15. That's been kind of my line of thinking as well. As long as P still has room to safely bail out by tacking or ducking (my sense, depending on speed, handling characteristics and conditions, maybe a boat length or two from crossing S's bow), S can maneuver at will. Once P can't tack or bear away without increasing risk of collision, S must either hold course or, if they feel that holding course would result in contact, maneuver and protest. "16.2 In addition, when after the starting signal a port-tack boat is keeping clear by sailing to pass astern of a starboard-tack boat, the starboard-tack boat shall not change course if as a result the port-tack boat would immediately need to change course to continue keeping clear." So starboard actually can change course if port looks like she is trying to cross. If P is clearly ducking S then S can't interefe. It's a common tactic to sometimes foot off in a close crossing situation to force a boat on port to tack sooner. Heading up seems unusual for a starboard boat to do, as she is ROW and why wasn't she sailing closehauled? If a starboard boat heads up and her sails luff then port could protest on proper course grounds...