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What Is It?

 

Seen in Valencia, the first one to properly identify this classic gets a shirt from UK Halsey Sails, the sponsor of this week's What Is It contest. Do you have a candidate for the contest? Send it in!

 

05/03/07

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What Is It?

 

Seen in Valencia, the first one to properly identify this classic gets a shirt from UK Halsey Sails, the sponsor of this week's What Is It contest. Do you have a candidate for the contest? Send it in! 05/03/07

 

J Class replica, possibly Ranger (actually Ranger is white so NOT)

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A big white block of flats owned by some Brazillionaire....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh you mean the classic looking yacht from a bygone era when the AC was sailed by gentlemen... Uh I dunno!!!

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just what we need, another boat defined by a waterline length rule - 150 years of wrong thinking & rule beaters

 

yes i bin drinking & am crabby

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Not big enough for a J; only about 70-80 feet. looks to be timber, or a bloody expensive fake paint job. Too much freeboard for a Square Metre boat. Overhangs too big for an ocean racer of the era. Could it be a converted or cruising 12 metre from the 30's or 40's? Hmmmm?

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What Is It?

 

Seen in Valencia, the first one to properly identify this classic gets a shirt from UK Halsey Sails, the sponsor of this week's What Is It contest. Do you have a candidate for the contest? Send it in!

 

05/03/07

 

 

Ed can you make the photo a little larger so I can read the boats name?? :lol::lol::lol:

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Hey ED. I demand a t-shirt for keeping my mouth shut. leave it behind the post box next the 7-11. Do not go to the fuzz man or the boat gets it.

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if memory serves me right, that is "sophie", was based in cogolin, and has a swingy keel type thing, carbon boom n mast, and a huge rig, also very hard to sail up right!!

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J Class Replica,

Owner: Hugo Stenbeck

Boatsname: An Sophie

Location: Valencia, Port America's Cup, Victory Challenge

 

Ahh but now tell us which boats lines she was based on and what is the difference between the two.

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Ahh but now tell us which boats lines she was based on and what is the difference between the two.

 

Endevour, shorter.

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Endevour, shorter.

Smartass!!! Lol

 

I reckon Tasman should get it but he's probably the skipper of the damned thing.

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Smartass!!! Lol

 

I reckon Tasman should get it but he's probably the skipper of the damned thing.

 

well no, 12 years ago I was the skipper of this damned thing

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seen here in Bass Strait at hull speed (9 knots) in 34 true

 

but now I'm the driver of this

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seen here off Caloundra at 21 knots

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It's Cotton Blossom. DC is in Valencia and ready to race PHRF!

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It's Cotton Blossom. DC is in Valencia and ready to race PHRF!

 

I was thinking more like Gin Blossom, Cotton Blossom's big sister. DC always has her race ready for when he has his Beer, errrrr Rum, I mean Gin muscles on.

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The boat is actually called Velsheda, its a J-Class built in 1933. Built by C & N Gosport.

Any more questions?

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What Is It?

 

Seen in Valencia, the first one to properly identify this classic gets a shirt from UK Halsey Sails, the sponsor of this week's What Is It contest. Do you have a candidate for the contest? Send it in!

 

05/03/07

 

Looks like Bacchant a 75 Sq meter, used to be in Chicago.

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What is it ?.....A shit load of fire wood ! ;)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm just jealous :unsure:

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The boat is actually called Velsheda, its a J-Class built in 1933. Built by C & N Gosport.

Any more questions?

The boat is actually not called Valsheda.

It is not a J-Class

It was not built by Camper and Nicholsons in Gosport in 1933

And no, No more questions.

About three weeks ago Valsheda was moored almost opposite this boat.

Valsheda has a blue hull and is a lot bigger.

Valsheda also does not fly a British ensign.

Any more questions?

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You boys need to study up on your classic yacht designers, and the old rules.

 

Bacchant was a Square Meter rule boat from Scandinavia. They tend to have less freeboard, less weight and less sail area.

It doesn't look like a Meter boat (12, etc) much longer overhangs.

It does look like the international rule boats (J, P, M, R, etc) with those long bows, etc.

 

Very pretty anyway!

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I think it's a Q. There was one here in Chicago for a long time, Hope. A couple of these were found a few years back in underground tunnels and sillos. I think they were German.

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the boat in the back ground is larry elisons 'rising sun'.... can i get a shirt for that?

 

haha, shirts for everyone!

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If you go to the Giles Martin Radget site and look at the classic yachts, superyachts etc., you can see its none of the boats listed there, not Velsheda and none of the others yet named on this thread.

 

There was another photographers site linked from the front page or maybe one of the forum threads a few weeks ago and this boat was on that site shown tied up at a quay. (there's a euro term for you)

 

I don't have time to look for the site, but if you want the shirt, find that site.

 

Good luck.

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Simple. Its a Mac26X stretched to 100' and covered in mahagony. Close?

Not even....there's no outboard. Even a Mac26x in disguise couldn't look that good.

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The question plainly reads: "What is it?"

 

Not "which sailboat is it".

 

I win.

 

Now where is my swag? :rolleyes:

 

Actually if you want to play that game it is a digital or digitized picture of a sailboat displayed on a post in an internet forum.

 

So I win how do I get my swag

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Actually if you want to play that game it is a digital or digitized picture of a sailboat displayed on a post in an internet forum.

 

So I win how do I get my swag

 

Actually "It" is a pronoun, so I win :)

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Not quite sure why people are still guessing when the correct answer was in post 19.

 

Sophie. Designed by Bruce King. Very pretty. Glad I don't have to look after the varnish.

 

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Bolero?

 

That was my guess as well. One fine ass boat. Except Bolero is a Yawl.

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I am late to the thread - winner already here. We viewed this boat on the dock in Valencia, what a treasure - it actually went out to spectate and looked like a train once it got going upwind.

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I think it's a Q. There was one here in Chicago for a long time, Hope. A couple of these were found a few years back in underground tunnels and sillos. I think they were German.

I'm with Hippie. I think it's a Q.

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Those lines remind me of this designer.

 

 

 

http://www.hoekdesign.com/

 

Hoek Design was a good idea, they have a project running with Holland Jachtbouw (http://www.hollandjachtbouw.nl/), the 62 metre schooner Athos. But that beast wouldn`t fit the picture. But indeed it might be one of their earlier projects, but the "owner" section on the websites are secured with a log-in. To bad. I`ll just pull on my sweaty stinky old shirt.

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Here are a few more pics of her.

Poetry in motion, even without any sail up.

Me, Personally. I think she's just,,,,,, Perfect.

 

 

 

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Those lines remind me of this designer.

http://www.hoekdesign.com/

 

Hoek Design was a good idea, they have a project running with Holland Jachtbouw (http://www.hollandjachtbouw.nl/), the 62 metre schooner Athos. But that beast wouldn`t fit the picture. But indeed it might be one of their earlier projects, but the "owner" section on the websites are secured with a log-in. To bad. I`ll just pull on my sweaty stinky old shirt.

 

I was thinking it looked more like the 65' Cheliacaroca.

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Though I'm way off, the raised cabin reminded me of Queen Mab.

As a question, and I don't think anyone has asked it yet,

What's she rate?

I might call it a 40-rater... as a guess.

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Though I'm way off, the raised cabin reminded me of Queen Mab.

As a question, and I don't think anyone has asked it yet,

What's she rate?

I might call it a 40-rater... as a guess.

 

And before all the old farts pounce on me, yes, Queen Mab was a schooner...

Apples & Oranges...

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Actually "It" is a pronoun, so I win :)

 

 

Crap. I knew it was too good to be true! :huh:

 

 

There is also the possiblity the it is a Proper Noun and is the character of one of the cousins on the Adams Family television show! Or the name of a T-10 in the area.

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