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How many Thompson 870s were built?

in Australia ......

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#1 jc172528

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 05:11 AM

There's short thread about the where abouts of the moulds.

But does anyone have a reasonable idea of the number of T870s kicking around Aus?
Any actively racing?

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 06:02 AM

Very few - my guess is max 3. One in the us (which may be back down under now)

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 07:18 AM

Whare's Wal sailed at Airlie Race week last week.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 07:59 AM

Gypsy & Stand Aside race regularly out of RFBYC here in WA.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 02:52 AM

Gypsy & Stand Aside race regularly out of RFBYC here in WA.


Stand Aside is the boat that was originally in the US.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 07:43 AM

I thought Stand Aside was from Vancouver and Gypsy was originally from QLD as far as I know.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 09:56 AM

Stand aside was in vancouver but was sold and relocated in Perth in 2010
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Gypsy was in melbourne and was sold and relocated in Perth in 2004.

There was 2 in sydney,Martini and other blue one which is now in Wheres Wal in Melbourne.

There was a couple built up at Lake Macquarrie , another blue one and and a matallic dark blue as well.

Plus a couple in N Z , which most are the 850 versions timber versions.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 10:44 AM

I thought Stand Aside was from Vancouver and Gypsy was originally from QLD as far as I know.


Gipsy was Tony Cuschieris original production boat out of Melbourne. It raced here for a few years , notably chartered to the Pommy "Charlie Fish" crew for the first Skandia Geelong Regatta in 2004.Tommy was laid up here in Melbourne by a Croatian boat building team with plans to build them in Europe but that never eventuated. Tommy, now Where's Wal?, is a tad lighter than the others and Jeppo has improved her after blowing the original tin rig out of her in a big Geelong blow a couple of years ago and replacing it with a nice carbon stick.