How many Thompson 870s were built?in Australia ......
Posted 24 August 2012 - 05:11 AM
But does anyone have a reasonable idea of the number of T870s kicking around Aus?
Any actively racing?
Posted 24 August 2012 - 06:02 AM
Posted 24 August 2012 - 07:59 AM
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.
Posted 28 August 2012 - 07:43 AM
Posted 28 August 2012 - 09:56 AM
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.
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.