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The big Hobart race for 2020.

and the big news......

Merry Christmas all! Given the disappointing last minute cancellation of the Rolex Sydney Hobart, we are thrilled to announce that after a nail biting few days of waiting for confirmation from Tasmanian Health Department, our Skipper and crew have been deemed to be of low risk, allowing us to be a late entrant into the
Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race 2020 instead. A big thankyou to the team at Derwent Sailing Squadron Inc for their assistance in making this possible for us and the
Tamar Yacht Club for their wonderful reception upon arrival into Tasmania.

 

 

https://l2h-dssinc.org.au/event/l2h-2020/

Launceston to Hobart 2020

Currently there are 31 competitors entered.

 

BOAT NAME SAIL NO CREW SKIPPER DESIGN STATE
ADVANTEDGE PD147 crewCREW LIST
Andrew Jones
Josh Jones
Max Gluskie
Michael Jones
Nicholas Smart
Ross Edmunds
Sam Edmunds
Samuel Jones
Scott Creedon
Shayne Hansen
Andrew Jones Inglis 47 TAS
ALIVE 52566 crewCREW LIST
Adam Marmion
Chris Jones
David Chapman
Duncan Hine
Elliott Noye
Glenn Myler
Lewis Noye
Luke Watkins
Oliver Burnell
Peter Fletcher
Phil Armstrong
Sam Tiedemann
Scott Brain
Phillip Turner Reichel/Pugh 66 TAS
AS GOOD AS IT GETS 5846 crewCREW LIST
Christopher Hadrill
David Paine
Grant Finlay
Ian Marshall
Kate Legge
Michael Faure
Paul Clayton
Stuart McGuinness
Ian Marshall Beneteau First 40.7 TAS
B&G ADVANTAGE 5441 crewCREW LIST
Alex Jarvis
Cassandra Olive
Darryn White
Gary Eiszele
Jarryd Cohen
Jeff Cordell
Jim Thorpe
Paul Curry
Jeff Cordell Mumm 36 TAS
BLACK MAGIC 6137 crewCREW LIST
Andrew Clark
Andrew Clark
Cameron Lynch
Chris Fidden
Christopher Fidden
Damien Charlton
Duane Pitt
Graham Mansfield
Guy McDougall
Paul Davies
Rodney Barnes
Scott Steedman
Graham Mansfield Ed Dubois Ior 40 TAS
DETAIL FIRST M88 crewCREW LIST
Brian Corcoran
Callum Hollingsworth
James Bulter
John Ryan
Max Cottier
Scott Broadby
Thomas Males
Will Sargent
Scott Broadby Farr 1104 TAS
DREAM SM8 crewCREW LIST
Ben Machin
Christian Teutenberg
Louise Miles
Mark Watson
Matthew Arblaster
Peter Newman
Robert Green
Rowan Keast
Sam Harrington
Scott Blough
Tim Fisher
Tim Grogan
Robert Green Pacific 50 VIC
FLYIN' SCUD 5700 crewCREW LIST
Adam Goode
Brent Dowton
Marcus Carter
Matt Kardas
Natasha Edwards
Robert Knoop
Stuart Denholm
Victoria Logan
Adam Goode Lyons 40 TAS
FOOTLOOSE 881 crewCREW LIST
Andrew Baker
David Belbin
David Fulton
Dustan Belbin
Richard White
Stewart Geeves
Wayne Wagg
Stewart Geeves Young 88 TAS
GREEN 56 crewCREW LIST
Ken Gourlay
Piers Findlay
Rob Moreton
Tristan Gourlay
Ken Gourlay Pogo 40 TAS
HEAT WAVE 7505 crewCREW LIST
Anthony Ozols
Chris Bidgood
Dan Followes
John Wearne
Joshua Ey
Matthew Keal
Niels Veltkamp
Stuart Griggs
Matthew Keal Mumm 36 TAS
HIP-NAUTIC 7811 crewCREW LIST
Jean-Pierre Ravanat
Richard Boult
Jean-Pierre Ravanat Jeanneau Sunfast 3300 TAS
HONEY POT 8100 crewCREW LIST
Damon Wecker
Jodie Sullivan
Josh Clark
Narissa Mcelwee
Nick McElwee
Stephen McElwee
Uluka Bayne
Nick Mcelwee Damon Wecker Hick 35 TAS
INVINCIBLE A33 crewCREW LIST
Alison Merridew
Bryan Walpole
Chris Steilberg
David Schofield
Grace Holligan
Jimmy Dodd
Olivia Coyne
Tim Walpole
Bryan Walpole Farr 1104 TAS
JAZZ PLAYER SM390 crewCREW LIST
Charlotte Armstrong
Dylan Reid
Finlay Cooper
Gavin Dagley
Grant Atherton
Jai Mckay
John Dryden
Luka Smillie
Michelle Lucas
Qamar Schuyler
Will Armstrong
John Dryden Bakewell-White Z39 TAS
KRAKEN 42S D099 crewCREW LIST
Amos Wherrett
Andrew Sinclair
Courtney Howard
Dave Macgill
Jacob McConaghy
Joe Kowaluk
Mark Bayles
Theo Somssich
Ty Dobie
Mark Bayles / Andrew Sinclair Cookson 12 TAS
ODESSA PD15 crewCREW LIST
Anthony Bezemer
Douglas Reid
Paul Badcock
Teresa Badrock
Tim Ferguson
Paul Badcock Paul Badcock 975 TAS
OFF-PISTE 834 crewCREW LIST
Ben Thiessen
Greg Rowlings
James Pirie
Jon Tiller
Paul Einoder
Stuart Addison
Toby Travers
Paul Einoder Beneteau Oceanis 34 TAS
PRIMA DONNA 6868 crewCREW LIST
David Calvert
David Short
Heather McCallum
Julian Salter
Kirsty Salter
Royce Salter
Tom Stearnes
Royce Salter Hick 35 TAS
QUEST 9090 crewCREW LIST
Adam Mills
Bradley Lynch
Jay Nibbs
John Grant
John Lawrie
John Mills
Matthew Pearce
Nathan Mills
Tim Freeman
Tom Mullavey
Vaughan Lynch
Will Thomas
Quest Syndicate Nelson Marek 43 TAS
RAD 4964 crewCREW LIST
Brent McKay
Max Mclagan
Nelson Brown
Oliver Mckay
Oscar Wyatt
Saul Davidson
Thomas Malone
Zac Beecroft
Brent McKay Radford 35l TAS
RUMBEAT SM3598 crewCREW LIST
Adam Lincoln
Andrew Burnett
Andrew Sharman
Brendan Quirk
Finn Payenberg
Jim Ried
Justin Barr
Tim Jones
Justin Barr Farr 1104 TAS
SASSY TYC65 crewCREW LIST
Ian White
Jason Harriss
Josh Harriss
Lynn Dawson
Robert Dawson
Tim White
Ian White Delphia 37 TAS
TALOFA 1988 crewCREW LIST
David Leake
James Cowmeadow
John Brown
Michael Burrows
Rob Cawthorn
Ryan Cawthorn
Steve Reid
Rob Cawthorn Northshore 38 TAS
THE DOG HOUSE R300 crewCREW LIST
Ambrose Coad
Benjamin Coad
Charlie Frankcombe
David ONeill
Peter Coad
Roger Masters
Stephan Duggan
Steve McConaghy
Ambrose Coad Austral 30 TAS
TILT 4913 crewCREW LIST
Catherine Cretan
Daniella Polita
Edward Thompson
George Cretan
Gus Mckay
Jack Knight
Paul Nanscawen
Peter Cretan
Richard Van Neutegem
Solomon Foster
Peter Cretan Marten 49 TAS
TWITCH 5885 crewCREW LIST
Aaron Mckibben
David Rust
Grant Skingle
Jane McDougall
Jim Bedford
Ritchie Upton
Sandy McManus
Will Keyes
Will Keyes Eureka 31 TAS
ULTIMATE CHALLENGE S82 crewCREW LIST
Alex Grant
Alice Grubb
Claire Fitzgerald
Finn Prosser-Wood
Grant Cooper
Lucy Rees
Peter Jenkins
Simon Coad
Steph Speirs
Peter Jenkins Dubois 40 TAS
WINDROSE 660 crewCREW LIST
Ashok Mani
Brett Smith
Charles Blundell
Geoffrey Gribble
Gerry Downton
John Claridge
Lucas Upton
Shannan Hart
Ashok Mani S&S 48 TAS
WINGS THREE 3938 crewCREW LIST
David Haros
Derek Inglis
Edward Paterson
Glen Jeffery
Glenn Phillips
Matthew Denholm
Peter Haros
Thomas Windsor
Peter Haros Northshore 38 TAS
ZEPHYR INSURANCE MA HKG1943 crewCREW LIST
Cheryl Sward
Craig Squires
Diana Reale
Ian Johnston
Karl Van Drunen
Shaun Hancock
Tom Hoyle
Ian Johnston Farr 41 Mx

TAS

 

 

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Letting Alive enter with some crew that left Sydney, spent a day at sea, then drove from the north of the State to the south to spend quarantine at home for less than a week makes a mockery of the whole isolation regime. Especially when other arriving boats were turned around by police, later amended to having to a port and spend two weeks in quarantine. Good luck to Duncan and the crew on the water though.

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14 hours ago, (p)Irate said:

Letting Alive enter with some crew that left Sydney, spent a day at sea, then drove from the north of the State to the south to spend quarantine at home for less than a week makes a mockery of the whole isolation regime. Especially when other arriving boats were turned around by police, later amended to having to a port and spend two weeks in quarantine. Good luck to Duncan and the crew on the water though.

That is just bullshit by the decision makers when at the same time it seems a well known boatbuilder from the south doing a delivery south for a family with young kids on board is told to stop at Flinders and then to put back to sea with adverse weather approaching.

Well, it will be harder for the Race Committee to bring out more water at Eddystone rather than Mooloolaba.

 

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What is funny about the crew lists is that the usual Hobart suspects who are not from Sydney have found a way to get a another ride for the holidays.

 

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49 minutes ago, Livia said:

What is funny about the crew lists is that the usual Hobart suspects who are not from Sydney have found a way to get a another ride for the holidays.

 

Are you talking about Alive or all boats in general?

 

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Ok, who started the argument about ratings: 


Police and emergency services are on the scene of a sudden death in Wellington Street in Launceston’s CBD @abchobart

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Watched the start today, bit rainy but was a nice day on the water.

Alive was in another class boat speed wise but will be interesting if she can take the irc overall against a fleet of tassie club racers.

Pogo 40's suck for sub 10k windward work. At one stage ( 30min into the race), the 80yo ketch was beating the Pogo!!

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Loving the blanket coverage by ABC TV News Tasmania. Nothing.

Every year after showing S2H updates they show footage of the starts of the races from Melbourne and the L2H. This year fuck all. 

There is a world outside of Sydney!!

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Must be high tide and board up on the Marten 49

Inside Waterhouse Island!

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1 minute ago, Livia said:

Must be high tide and board up on the Marten 49

Inside Waterhouse Island!

High (ish) tide, plenty of depth really!!

Been through there with a 5ft draft at low tide no problem 

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7 minutes ago, mezaire said:

On the boat on the Tamar, gusting 25k westerly here now so plenty of push coming!

I assumed it was a mark of the course as when cruising up that way it was deep enough on the southern side.

About another 15 miles ahead will get interesting in the dark if you on the beach

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2 hours ago, mezaire said:

Watched the start today, bit rainy but was a nice day on the water.

Alive was in another class boat speed wise but will be interesting if she can take the irc overall against a fleet of tassie club racers.

Pogo 40's suck for sub 10k windward work. At one stage ( 30min into the race), the 80yo ketch was beating the Pogo!!

Looking at the tracker, seriously nursing Alive.

As soon as it turns the corner, all over.

Any little boat needs to finish by dark tomorrow.

 

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46 minutes ago, (p)Irate said:

Loving the blanket coverage by ABC TV News Tasmania. Nothing.

Every year after showing S2H updates they show footage of the starts of the races from Melbourne and the L2H. This year fuck all. 

There is a world outside of Sydney!!

As far as ABC goes, the reporters volunteer for SH duty. Likely they were given the option of a holiday instead of covering the other races. Chopper budgets also been slashed over the years. 

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28 minutes ago, Livia said:

Looking at the tracker, seriously nursing Alive.

As soon as it turns the corner, all over.

Any little boat needs to finish by dark tomorrow.

 

The tracker is bullshit. Showing The Dog House (Austral 30) in the lead, well ahead of Alive.

Screenshot_20201227-205142_YB Races.jpg

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30s plus at Swan Island and 40 at Eddystone.

And now west of North

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Just now, (p)Irate said:

This tracker is more than bullshit. 5 mins ago these were the placings.

Screenshot_20201227-233154_YB Races.jpg

And just now Alive has taken a huge shortcut overland.

Screenshot_20201227-233820_YB Races.jpg

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B&G Advantage retired ,    then Prima Donna.   Windy is different on the tracker

 

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Well just taking foiling to a whole new level going across land, cant see why they are doing the America's cup when we have boats across land...

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Zepher out with rudder damage:(

The old Austral 30 having a good race with the new SF3300 (wish I was out there on Prion!). Both ahead of the (only remaining) Mumm/Farr 36.

Green (Pogo) came through the fleet while I was asleep.

Good gace between Jazz Player (Z39 as usual sailing really well), and AdvatEdge (Inglis/Barrett 47ish?) - 8' longer, but just out of the shed and probably still coming to grips with her. 

Alive, gone.

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I've had zero issues with the tracker. 

Alive has till about 8pm tonight to break the record.

Looking like a light day between Maria and Tasman before a NW kicks in.

Might come down to exactly what time the new breeze shows up as there should be enough to get her up there Derwent in good time

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So Alive has 11.5 hours to do 90 miles, avg of about 7.3 knots.

Sounds easy for a 66ft yacht but it is the derwent!!

Actually hope they don't break it as Fork is a race stalwart and it would be a shame to see a one off competitor break it, even if it is a Tassie yacht

 

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B&G apparently lost the whole rig, was towed back into BP after fuel line issues

Prima Donna broke mast, but proceeded east and south, rather than trying to motor into big breeze, currently Binalong (I'm guessing to try and secure more fuel), all on board are ok

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51 minutes ago, Weyalan said:

B&G apparently lost the whole rig, was towed back into BP after fuel line issues

Prima Donna broke mast, but proceeded east and south, rather than trying to motor into big breeze, currently Binalong (I'm guessing to try and secure more fuel), all on board are ok

L2H FB page said mast issues for both but Primma Donna motor/sailing to Hobart?

 

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Alive now needing to avg 7.7 knots!!

Mercury Passage is rarely a quick place to sail!!

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15 hours ago, (p)Irate said:

Loving the blanket coverage by ABC TV News Tasmania. Nothing.

Every year after showing S2H updates they show footage of the starts of the races from Melbourne and the L2H. This year fuck all. 

There is a world outside of Sydney!!

ABC = SBS (Sydney Broadcasting Service).  They think Paramatta is regional NSW and Tasmania is where they send foreign correspondents, if they had the funds now for foreign correspondents which they don't.

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15 hours ago, (p)Irate said:

Loving the blanket coverage by ABC TV News Tasmania. Nothing.

Every year after showing S2H updates they show footage of the starts of the races from Melbourne and the L2H. This year fuck all. 

There is a world outside of Sydney!!

Melb-Devonport start was covered on all TV Channels' news reports here and also scored front page of todays The Australian. It's rare to knock cricket off the front page at this time of the year.

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5 hours ago, mezaire said:

L2H FB page said mast issues for both but Primma Donna motor/sailing to Hobart?

 

I believe Prima Donna has enough mast left to run a trisail and storm job (I'm guessing the latter off the pole topper), I think they got some more fuel at Binalong and will try  limp to Hobart, via Dunalley, I'm guessing.

 

Anyone got any word on what sort of "rudder damage" Jonno suffered?

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58 minutes ago, Weyalan said:

I believe Prima Donna has enough mast left to run a trisail and storm job (I'm guessing the latter off the pole topper), I think they got some more fuel at Binalong and will try  limp to Hobart, via Dunalley, I'm guessing.

 

Anyone got any word on what sort of "rudder damage" Jonno suffered?

FB page mentioned a clamp slipping 30mm so allowing water in?

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I doubt Alive will make it in before the river shuts down, far cry from her last 2 Hobarts where she flew home on the seabreeze

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46 minutes ago, bayboy said:

I doubt Alive will make it in before the river shuts down, far cry from her last 2 Hobarts where she flew home on the seabreeze

I can see her now, with naked eye, has rounded Cape Raoul

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She just made it before the shutdown, but others still showing good speed off the east coast but will be a slow going once in the river

 

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I know all about the shutdown. Been on the receiving end more often than not. I just can't recall the record - was it Helsal III, and did Alive set a new one?

 

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PRIMA DONNA SHOWING OFF THEIR NEW JIB TOP!
After a tough night in Banks Strait the crew of Prima Donna have made amazing recovery to jury rig the remains of their mast and continue their journey down the East Coast of Tasmania.
Although they have now officially retired, they are still in close contact with the fleet and making great progress back to Hobart, motor/sailing.
Definitely showing their seamanship skills!
Travel safe!
 
 
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14 minutes ago, ALL@SEA said:

I know all about the shutdown. Been on the receiving end more often than not. I just can't recall the record - was it Helsal III, and did Alive set a new one?

 

Fork had the previous record I think, Alive beat it by about 90min

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Wind has picked up in the river at the moment, also would be great to have around Tassie race over regatta long weekend start on the wed night and be back by sat/ sun and a little bit in it for everyone..

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Love it, 0.5miles to the finish and the speed is down to 3 knots.

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2 hours ago, Livia said:

Pirate is right, that tracker is crap

The YB trackers can be set to transmit your position any where from every second or so to once a day. So if boats have a different transmit frequency, then the race positions will jump around and of course you may get jumps over land.

 

I think that tracker is pretty good and certainly better than the S2H tracker. Crews playing around with the settings or turning them off messes up the data. 

 

 

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5 hours ago, Livia said:

Pirate is right, that tracker is crap

You could ask for your money back!

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  • Scott Broadby and the Detail First Team celebrating their win in Hobart Image Scott Brain.
  • Scott Broadby and the Detail First Team celebrating their win in Hobart Image Scott Brain.
  • Scott Broadby and the Detail First Team celebrating their win in Hobart Image Scott Brain.
 
 

Detail First is provisional winner of Launceston to Hobart Race

30 December 2020
 
 

After a tough two days of sailing, the Hobart-based team, Detail First, is the provisional winner of the TasPorts Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race, with an IRC corrected elapsed time of 1 day, 22 hours, 49 minutes and 18 seconds.

While Alive, skippered by Duncan Hine and owned by Philip Turner, won line honours and set a new race record, the Notice of Race for the event determines the overall winner as the winner on IRC handicap overall.

The result for Detail First skipper Scott Broadby, sailing his Farr 1104, is a testament to the team’s hard work and grit on the race track, and to the race itself, in which boats under 40 feet can take the silverware.

We feel absolutely elated and relieved to be home. It was a hard race, but our tough boat loves the tough conditions. The first night in particular when the gale came through was a challenge and was the first time that I have had two reefs in the main and no other sail up and just hanging on, but then we had some really good kite runs and we were lucky enough to get back before the breeze dropped out which was a big goal of ours,” said Broadby.

To add to this success, the Detail First team is also the provisional overall winner on AMS and performance or PHS handicaps, and Division 2 on IRC, AMS and PHS, while Alive has won on ORCi handicap.

And not many skippers can win an offshore race without leaving home. “A few years ago, my wife and I sold our house, and while we were waiting to buy another house, we lived on Detail First for a year, and we loved it so much, we decided to buy another boat which we now live on,” said Broadby.

Joining skipper Broadby in this year’s success were Will Sargent, Callum Hollingsworth, Thomas Males, James Butler, John Ryan, Max Cottier and Brian Corcoran.

The crew was absolutely brilliant, I can’t speak highly enough of them, some of them felt sick throughout the race but they stepped up and kept doing their thing, including the younger guys onboard,” said Broadby.

The Farr 1104 was designed in 1975 as Bruce Farr's first commission for a full IOR race boat. This year’s fleet featured three Farr 1104s including Detail First, Rumbeat (Justin Barr) and Invincible (Bryan Walpole).

Heatwave Brierley MC, a Mumm 36 skippered by Matthew Keal, is in second place on PHS overall followed by Hip-Nautic, skippered by Jean-Pierre Ravanat with Richard Boult, who sailed the new Jeanneau Sunfast 330-7811 two-handed in the challenging race.

When asked the secret to their success, Broadby reflected upon the race. “In the last few years, we’ve been in some good positions in the race, but have been unlucky and have been ‘glassed out’ on the Derwent [River], so our focus was to really push hard and get back before the breeze dropped out. And part of our strategy this year was to put the spinnaker up at night which we hadn’t done that much before. All in all, we worked very hard and that got us the result we were after,” said Broadby.

Final results will be published on Wednesday with presentations to be held at the Derwent Sailing Squadron at 12:30pm on 31 December 2020.

Race trackers: http://yb.tl/L2H2020

- Jane Austin.   Mysailing.      Thanks

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Well earned "Clean sweep" (Detail First is a cleaning company). They were more than a match for the other 1104s, despite (last time I checked) not having the best sail wardrobe. Good bunch of guys, but that can be said for most of the guys and girls in the race. 

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On 12/27/2020 at 6:15 PM, mezaire said:

Watched the start today, bit rainy but was a nice day on the water.

Alive was in another class boat speed wise but will be interesting if she can take the irc overall against a fleet of tassie club racers.

Pogo 40's suck for sub 10k windward work. At one stage ( 30min into the race), the 80yo ketch was beating the Pogo!!

Be nice she is a 61 year old yawl!

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