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Cruising up the Brisbane River in Queensland Australia to our annual Riverfire spectacular -  who should be joining the 100ft (ex Speedboat) Black Jack on the hard?  In a cradle, mast out was big red - Comanche! 

Looks like they have arrived with plenty of time this year for preparations to take out the Sydney to Hobart Race.  Hopefully with a couple of the other 100 footers still racing beside them! :)

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All covered in the Hobart thread. 

Ex Speedboat is further south & is called Loyal.

You spotted BlackJack 100' an RP 100 Originally Alfa Romeo, then Esmit Europa now back in Australia. 

 

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Why does it have 3 masts, a short one on the bow, a sideways mounted one midships and a multi-stayed one at the stern?

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47 minutes ago, Ockaroo said:

Why does it have 3 masts, a short one on the bow, a sideways mounted one midships and a multi-stayed one at the stern?

Because you can??

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3 hours ago, SCANAS said:

Americas cup should be raced in TP52's on the ocean. 

ETNZ would eat that right up, remember their awesome performance in the TP52 Medcup with (shock-horror) Dean Barker driving?

With Pete and Blair signing on for the ultimate in offshore training, maybe that's what they have in mind.

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I just sugggested that as a cost measure. Bring it back to the sailors skill, not designers & yacht clubs & courts. TP's would give them a tight box rule so not OD. Sailor nationality 80% & at the end there'd be some good TP's left over that would filter down. 

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No it should be held in Etchells at RQ. The finest sailors on the planet race there each Saturday. I know this to be true because many have told me this themselves. The Kiwi's are fucked!

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On 10/3/2017 at 9:02 PM, SCANAS said:

I just sugggested that as a cost measure. Bring it back to the sailors skill, not designers & yacht clubs & courts. TP's would give them a tight box rule so not OD. Sailor nationality 80% & at the end there'd be some good TP's left over that would filter down. 

I think all sailors will applaud your proposed "Tight Box" Rule

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I told the missus filling the hole with a couple of stitches would be a lot easier than a cut & shut job on Prince Alfred :-)

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