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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

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brit down under

Photos from SOLAS Big Boat - Sydney Harbour

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Hi, will post a few photos here... (Lo Res)

I took 800!

Anyone who particularly wants a Hi Res photo of their boat PM me and I'll do my best.

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Fantastic! Thank you. Blowing as usual. Also, couldn't keep my eyes off the back drop - the most beautiful city in the world! I love a sun burnt country.

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Here is some video from todays SOLAS Big Boat Challenge.

http://vimeo.com/81490531

The quality is not that great as I had neither the camera nor the talent, but after a bit of antishake software it at least no longer induces fits. It was great to see WOXI get spanked on the first legs by Blackjack, Loyal and Giocomo! I didn't get any video of Loyal blowing up her kite, but if she blew up less sails then perhaps she could afford a better chase boat: http://wiltel.smugmug.com/2013/SOLAS-Big-Boat-Challenge/i-DJjXgqj/A :)

 

cheers

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Great stuff!

 

That looks like a broadcast/production quality vidcam on the back of Loyal. Is that just for their program? or is this being shot for broadcast/public consumption?

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Here's some pics from Giacomo,

 

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I've got a bit of video but need to edit it, otherwise there's a lot of my feet while on the handles.

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More info regarding the R1 blowing out:

 

Nothing changed as they tacked up to Fort Denison. In the strong breeze and flat water they looked very even in boat speed, with Perpetual LOYAL looking just so fast, and oh so powerful. Maybe a bit too powerful. As she surged past the stone fortress a big gust swept across Perpetual LOYAL and blew out her huge R1 headsail.

“We carried the R1 in stronger conditions than we should,” a rueful Bell remarked post-race.

”In a longer race we would have changed our headsail sooner. But this is a fun day, we were going very fast….we popped it.”

While Perpetual LOYAL struggled, Wild Oats XI slipped past, and with a big reef in her mainsail to counter the gusts she just took off. Maintaining her full mainsail a still over-powered Perpetual LOYAL struggled and Wild Oats XI pulled further and further away.

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only if you assume from overseas (like others) that Loyal was not on her ear in the gusts, and WO is tender

 

neither was true on the day, thers bugger all in it really, in fact with a metre odd more mast Loyal was heeling easily as much if not more at times

 

upwind was evens, L sailed had better tactics, positioned to the south after winning the initial tacking dual whilst they threaded their way thru the Vo70s, WO had bad air off the 3 'ahead' boats before being lee-bowed beautifully by Loyal(slingsby), this gave Loyal the left and the ascendancy.

Look at one of the video just after the mark when the 2 100s were still trying to shake Giacomo, WO is totally unseen shadowed by L then the rig/forestay appears moving AHEAD of Ls.

 

why do people think that an R/P 100 canter is a tender boat ( relatively) pure bullshit

when massive canters appeared on the scene they were considered the most powerful ever, hint .............

 

they still fucking ARE

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oh yeah the report is flawed and uses license and sensationalism forgetting the facts, the blow out happened out of sight of the 'stone fortress', in fact at the opposite end of the course

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On some of the shots of Wild Oats it looks like the main is inverted, even in that breeze. Is it optics or very high batten tension?

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On some of the shots of Wild Oats it looks like the main is inverted, even in that breeze. Is it optics or very high batten tension?

 

"that breeze" is anything up tp a 42knt gust, or 31 at the city end of the course

 

ok to sheet out a little main m8?

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Hmmm, minus 9 outside, 5-15cm of snow on the way... how do I get out of this hell onto one of those boats?

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fly down to sydney two months ago and work your contacts.



So a narrow canoe hull is less stable than a wide flat hull?

Only in the mind of someone who ain't sailing

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So a narrow canoe hull is less stable than a wide flat hull?

 

Keep dreaming...

 

why not ?

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Link to more images from the SOLAS Big Boat Challenge....

 

http://www.sportsailingphotography.com/Sailing/SOLAS-Big-Boat-Challenge-2013

 

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For a "pro photographer" you show a hell of a lot of images with off-level horizons. It ain't art mate, its just fucking lazy.

Go get'me FB, I detest that junk when our SA eds get it on for twisting the pic, I agree, get'over the ability to tweak what don't need tweaking.

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Because physics.

 

a 3yo non sailor can work this out moving between a floating dock to a canoe say

 

your statement with the ? and dreaming comment appears to be conveying the opposite, i.e. wide is less stable

 

confirm

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