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#1101 SloopJohnB

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 03:09 AM

The stream will  be available live for the world.  Confirmed by Yahoo!7 staff.

Great I can watch it in NZ>

 

Go Oats.



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 03:42 AM

Beau Geste is in town now and according to Gavin Brady more prepared than any other boat and have also been practising dealing with Sunfish and even getting the right amount of milk in everyones cup of tea.!

 

http://rolexsydneyhobart.com/news/2013/pre-race/‘dark-horse’-arrives-race-ready-for-rolex-sydney-hobart/

 

 

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Beau Geste has arrived in Sydney ready to take on the Rolex Sydney Hobart. Credit Darren McManaway

The new boat every Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race competitor aiming for line honours and overall glory has been waiting to see has arrived in town and sailing master Gavin Brady warns “We’ve arrived ready and probably more prepared than anyone else.”

Beau Geste, the 80 foot Botin design that everyone is talking about, was ordered by Hong Kong business identity, Karl Kwok, following the near-demise of his previous Beau Geste.

Brady and the Rolex Sydney Hobart race crew, minus Kwok, sailed the yacht from New Zealand into Sydney Harbour last evening after leaving Auckland on Tuesday. Brady was bemused when people questioned: “What took you so long?”

The Kiwi sailor, whose resume includes five America’s Cups, 10 Hobarts and Volvo Ocean Races and match racing titles, said: “We didn’t deliver the boat to Sydney for the race, we raced the 1400 nautical miles here – that’s two and a half Hobarts,” he said of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s annual 628 nautical mile race.

“We are probably the most prepared yacht entered in the race.”

“We tested everything; our watch systems, sail changes, we put reefs in the main, shook them out, we did everything we would normally do racing a boat, down to getting the milk right in people’s tea.”

Brady also reminded us that he and owner/skipper Karl Kwok have sailed together so long: “We can read each other like a book, we have our communication down pat; things like our terminology. And with Steve Hayles in the nav station – the three of us, along with the rest of the crew, are ready,” he said.

“Quite frankly, we’re ready and we’re confident. We got half way here, and in the Tasman the wind died, then it picked up. So we did windward leewards. One minute we were pointing at New Caledonia, the next at Hobart. It was the perfect practice. It was open-ocean and no wind shifts. It doesn’t get any better than that.”

Brady said that owners should take advantage of racing from their home port to Sydney for the start, just as the Beau Geste crew has done, “because that’s the best preparation you can do for the race.”

Beau Geste arrived in Australia with no damage on her maiden voyage. “The worst that happened to us was hitting a sunfish 20 minutes into our voyage – hopefully it was the last one. We left it with a headache,” Brady said.

Asked what his hopes for the Rolex Sydney Hobart are, Brady said, “I hope when I look back after the race, standing at Constitution Dock in Hobart that I’ll be able to say, ‘We did the best preparation possible and it paid off.”   

The Rolex Sydney Hobart, will be broadcast live on the Seven Network throughout Australia, the Australia Network throughout the Asia Pacific Region and webcast live to a global audience on Yahoo!7 from 12.30pm until 2.00pm on Boxing Day.

By Di Pearson, RSHYR Media



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 05:11 AM

estar these boats were averaging over days and weeks, not a single 24hr, but yeah the Open 60s 534 is not slow even though the 'regular' boats did 550 *not slower!)
The 60 would not live in the same space averaging in the races mentioned

Umpire 551 for Mar Mostro, Rambler same day3 must be around that or better you would imagine

however both boats run average race speeds were sim to Alfa 3 days which is my point

rough
A - low 17s (399+423+431/72)
R - 16.28 kts (reported actual)
MM - low 16s

really a better run for the latter two as over a longer time span 6 & 7 days
S2H Race reference is 15kts


GS that's why I said 550+ as I couldn't remember the exact figure. Pretty sure it was close to Ericsons record. The crew wanted to go for the record but race strategy prevented them from doing so. Hence they were pissed off.

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 05:18 AM

on same page Ump

 

terra 'cups of tea' must be the bev of choice on maxis & supers

 

Juggy mentions here !

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=dq6voZ9eDS8 at 3mins 30secs

top of the mast stuff at 46mtrs is a reminder why these supermaxi crews are from another level



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 05:30 AM

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Beau Geste has arrived in Sydney ready to take on the Rolex Sydney Hobart. Credit Darren McManaway

 

That's a cool looking boat.



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 06:21 AM

looks like theyre contenders for the talk it up cup.



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 06:21 AM

Hitting a sunfish a week out is never good. But they are oozing confidence.

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 06:56 AM

Am taking the kids to Sydney for the sabots nats and wondering if anyone knows of a viewing ride from cyc for the start ?



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 07:54 AM

on same page Ump
 
terra 'cups of tea' must be the bev of choice on maxis & supers
 
Juggy mentions here !
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=dq6voZ9eDS8 at 3mins 30secs
top of the mast stuff at 46mtrs is a reminder why these supermaxi crews are from another level

Thanks GS, good to see the video again. As had been said before this boat is a beast.
When I spoke to some of the crew in Rose Bay there was a mention of her coming back to the Northern Hemisphere for a a other another crack at the Fastnet in 2015. Got my fingers crossed.

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 10:53 AM

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Beau Geste has arrived in Sydney ready to take on the Rolex Sydney Hobart. Credit Darren McManaway

 

That's a cool looking boat.

Yep. Interesting pic also. Anyone know where it was taken? In NZ or in the harbour yesterday?

 

Crew to leeward but leeward daggerboard half down (or half up).



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 11:37 AM


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Beau Geste has arrived in Sydney ready to take on the Rolex Sydney Hobart. Credit Darren McManaway

 
That's a cool looking boat.
Yep. Interesting pic also. Anyone know where it was taken? In NZ or in the harbour yesterday?
 
Crew to leeward but leeward daggerboard half down (or half up).

That photo in "Beau Geste" thread, 7th dec.

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 11:43 AM

I guess NZ then.

 

 

 


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Beau Geste has arrived in Sydney ready to take on the Rolex Sydney Hobart. Credit Darren McManaway

 
That's a cool looking boat.
Yep. Interesting pic also. Anyone know where it was taken? In NZ or in the harbour yesterday?
 
Crew to leeward but leeward daggerboard half down (or half up).

That photo in "Beau Geste" thread, 7th dec.


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Posted 22 December 2013 - 06:19 PM

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Beau Geste has arrived in Sydney ready to take on the Rolex Sydney Hobart. Credit Darren McManaway

 

That's a cool looking boat.

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 06:48 PM

Badass of the year award goes to Brady and crew.

 

"Oh, we just paused mid-ocean to do Windward-Leeward races...."

 

like it ain't no thing...

 

I want Loyal for Line Honors and BG for handicap. 



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 07:16 PM

For those that can't make it to the CYCA Pond before the race... he's a quick shot of some of the fleet. I'll leave it to the boat spotters, but there's a bit of hardware on show. Will grab a few more of the boats this morning... 

 

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 08:15 PM

Got some elevation point, need it for a front page shot!  nice work!



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 08:42 PM

Any weather updates?  Using the "Earth Wind Map" it looks like its going to be relativley moderate to light air affair for the pointy end of the fleet anyway.



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 09:01 PM

Just walked the docks at the CYCA and grabbed a few shots of interesting boats for those that are following this from home... 

 

First cab of the rank the classic Adams designed Helsal III still looking good after many miles.

 

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 09:05 PM

Her neighbor is Spirit of Mateship, the ex Djuice VO60. Looking very neatly turned out for the run south. 

 

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 09:07 PM

Helsal 111. Still looking great. She was the boat to beat in her day.



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 09:14 PM

Titania of Cowes proves it doesn't have to be an uncomfortable trip south for everyone... 

 

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 09:17 PM

Kim Jaggar and the Illusion crew have to be getting the most time on water for their entry fee... 

 

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 09:19 PM

Had a look at Varuna yesterday - Kerr 51.

 

Looks very awesome. Very black

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Was also pretty impressed by the Ex-Groupama Vo70. They now have the boom extended to the point where the traveler is literally at the edge of the deck. Also looks like they have put more water ballast at the rear - port and starboard side right at the back sitting on the deck - could be wrong on this though.



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 09:20 PM

Luna Sea is still doing plenty of competitive miles

 

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 09:22 PM

Varuna was very black indeed! Though you could still pick it was a Ker from a mile out on a moonless night... 

 

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 09:24 PM

Continuing the Ker theme... with Kerumba

 

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 09:25 PM

And the local favourites... Ker 40 Midnight Rambler 

 

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 09:29 PM

The Humphreys 42 Zanzibar has a strong pedigree and seems to be flying under the radar in the fast 40 foot bracket... 

 

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 09:30 PM

Crew to leeward but leeward daggerboard half down (or half up).

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TRYING to soak :)

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 09:32 PM

The older TP52 Frantic makes for an interesting reference for how quickly hull designs have changed in the class... 

 

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 09:37 PM

Found two ex-Yendys... one that won the '99 race overall, now Knee Deep, and the other the frickin' quick Wedgetail which from memory was one of the first boats out of the McC shed in China. 

 

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FYI All those white telegraph poles in the background are the Clipper 7 rigs.



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 09:41 PM

Wild Rose looking immaculate as ever and hopping for a change in forecast... 

 

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 09:44 PM

The Hanse 495 Geomatic and the Elliot 44 Veloce very neatly illustrating the difference between a cruiser and a cruiser/racer... 

 

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 09:47 PM

Black Adder, the only boat in the fleet with a solar panel array? 

 

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 09:51 PM

She's the Culprit, could be one to watch in the PHS melee... 

 

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 09:54 PM

The Clipper 70's looked like they could make for some amusing OD racing in a blow... maybe a Hobart to Hobart lap of the Antarctic in 2015? 

 

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 09:58 PM

Ichi Ban looks the absolute business... they've raised the bar on from the Limit / Loki era for how good a 60 footer can look. Would have been great to see them hit it out this year with a fully cocked Loki program... will be interesting to hear what those that have hopped across have to say about the two designs at the end of the race. 

 

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 10:01 PM

A different horse for a very different course... a Clipper 68 for comparison. 

 

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 10:03 PM

Primitive Cool, the old SMB3.5  should find its way to Hobart pretty quickly

 

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 10:12 PM

Amongst all the hardware, and having done a few racing miles on previous gen VO70's, VO60's and the odd competitive mile on a maxi, Giacomo gave me an absolute boner. W.E.A.P.O.N. And to think this thing has been made possible by all those young ladies out there smashing Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc at ever opportunity. Way to go Jim Delegat. Oh yeah and if this boat says one thing it's don't fuck with Frank Camas... the quicker he gets an AC program off the ground the better for everyone. 

 

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 10:21 PM

Brinders looking as beautiful as ever... high five for all involved in this program. Here's a useless fact, to the eye it looks like her rig is about the same height at Giacomo

 

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 10:24 PM

 has been made possible by all those young ladies out there smashing Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc at ever opportunity

Classic

 

Great photo's a whole lot of boat porn.  Ill try to get over to Woolwich to get the others



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 10:25 PM

Southern Excellence II should have a well placed run south with Bellingham calling the Nav. 

 

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 10:34 PM

One last shot for the enthusiasts... not a Hobart contender this year but the undisputed coolest boat in the pond. Berrimilla II. Makes all this Syd-Hob business look like a jacked up clown show. 

 

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Also for the detail oriented, if you look in the background you'll see the stern of Southern Excellence II at the end of the Marina Arm. 



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 10:51 PM

Ok, just for perspective dug up these shots of Loyal from a couple of weeks ago...

 

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 11:10 PM

Man, I love the way the VO70's look in "normal boat" livery. So much of the hull's sexy lines and high tech systems get hidden by the sponsor'ed up graphics.

Here's a questions though, hypothetically, how would the vaporware RP maxi scow fair in this contest???

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 11:17 PM

A different horse for a very different course... a Clipper 68 for comparison. 
 
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You didn't stop to say hello :(

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 11:21 PM

Great shots Point, thanks for posting!  



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 11:46 PM

Great shots Point, thanks for posting!  

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 11:47 PM

A different horse for a very different course... a Clipper 68 for comparison. 
 

You didn't stop to say hello :(

 

T'was too early to be sociable this morning...



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 12:00 AM

Just for a little perspective on the pond. Clipper 70's all rafted up to the right of shot. A couple of VO70's, Clipper 68's, Brindabella, Ichi Ban and Varuna on the end of the arm in centre of the shot, the Farr 100 Zefiro making itself obvious, and then the VO60 and friends to left of shot.. with everyone piled in behind. 

 

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If anyone has a decent camera (i'm doing this with an old iPhone4S) and wants this kind of shot on Boxing Day (when the place will be freaking packed) then just walk around through the park to Elizabeth Bay Road and wander down the driveway next to 63 Elizabeth Bay Road. I took this from the car parking on top of Number 65 Elizabeth Bay Road, no gates, no fuss, cheaper than a drone. 



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 12:13 AM

Awesome shots. Piles and piles of boat porn.

 

Thanks



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 12:28 AM

Predictwind forecast models have demerged with 10 hour difference in WOXI arrival at Tasman Island, will be making some people nervous

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 12:48 AM

I think the models are having a CPU meltdown with the trough and instability off Sydney on the 26th 

 

they have got 3 days to (possibly) come good 



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 12:58 AM

Just for a little perspective on the pond. Clipper 70's all rafted up to the right of shot. A couple of VO70's, Clipper 68's, Brindabella, Ichi Ban and Varuna on the end of the arm in centre of the shot, the Farr 100 Zefiro making itself obvious, and then the VO60 and friends to left of shot.. with everyone piled in behind.  11504567124_088c081d9c_o.jpg If anyone has a decent camera (i'm doing this with an old iPhone4S) and wants this kind of shot on Boxing Day (when the place will be freaking packed) then just walk around through the park to Elizabeth Bay Road and wander down the driveway next to 63 Elizabeth Bay Road. I took this from the car parking on top of Number 65 Elizabeth Bay Road, no gates, no fuss, cheaper than a drone. 


Thanks for your efforts....more please...

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 01:13 AM

One last shot for the enthusiasts... not a Hobart contender this year but the undisputed coolest boat in the pond. Berrimilla II. Makes all this Syd-Hob business look like a jacked up clown show. 

 

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Also for the detail oriented, if you look in the background you'll see the stern of Southern Excellence II at the end of the Marina Arm. 

Having crewed said Berrimilla with Alex and Pete in a Lord Howe race and been forced to drink Guinness at 6am I concur...



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 01:34 AM

One last shot for the enthusiasts... not a Hobart contender this year but the undisputed coolest boat in the pond. Berrimilla II. Makes all this Syd-Hob business look like a jacked up clown show. 

 

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Also for the detail oriented, if you look in the background you'll see the stern of Southern Excellence II at the end of the Marina Arm. 

Having crewed said Berrimilla with Alex and Pete in a Lord Howe race and been forced to drink Guinness at 6am I concur...

Shit. Drinking Guinness at any time of the day or night is one tough ask. Must have been a memorable trip!



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 01:43 AM

 

One last shot for the enthusiasts... not a Hobart contender this year but the undisputed coolest boat in the pond. Berrimilla II. Makes all this Syd-Hob business look like a jacked up clown show. 

 

11501510014_a7181b5218_h.jpg

 

Also for the detail oriented, if you look in the background you'll see the stern of Southern Excellence II at the end of the Marina Arm. 

Having crewed said Berrimilla with Alex and Pete in a Lord Howe race and been forced to drink Guinness at 6am I concur...

Shit. Drinking Guinness at any time of the day or night is one tough ask. Must have been a memorable trip!

Every  bit as tough as it looked...

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 01:47 AM

The weather forecast is looking like Wild Oats material to me. It's messy and light at times and luck will come into play. Oats and Beau Geste are my gut feelings at the moment, how does everyone else see it?



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 02:00 AM

The weather forecast is looking like Wild Oats material to me. It's messy and light at times and luck will come into play. Oats and Beau Geste are my gut feelings at the moment, how does everyone else see it?

I'm getting 2 days 4 hours for a Volvo 70 using Expedition and GFS wind models, but without a current GRIB and the expressway appears to be running fast so cut a few hours off that.  Doubt the light stuff will suit BG at all.  Looking OK on handicap for fast 50s/ 60s I reckon.



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 02:04 AM

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i'm with you Terra, but if they get those easterlies on day one the 'Whittled Scows' might take some chasing down but she'll be on em

by the time its light off tassie she should be moving away 

 

disclaimer: on current BOM models

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ya DD, so long as those 50s have eyeballed Tasman/Raoul before the SW front goes hard ? which now starts building 5 p.m 28th

 

anything slower will cop it 

 

agree with former comments and Bill Es opposing tracks that weather modelling is not straightforward/ dependable due to a forecast trough / EC Low   



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 02:08 AM

I see two details that are going to be hard to forecast accurately until we get within say 24-48hrshrs.

 

One is a weak coastal low on the 26th. As 7070 has said, this may or may not even develop at  all.

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The other is the big area of slack pressure around the straits and tasi on the 27th.  What the actual structure and timing (and winds field) of that is going to be difficult to forecast accurately.

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 02:41 AM

Clear that the Rhumbline looks good on wind & current first day or so.  EC low formation will be influenced by just how hot the water is up off the mid NSW coast.  On this picture, pretty warm...  Assuming those colours are right there's a lot of hot water a long way south this year.

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 03:26 AM

This is getting fun.  16 hours til we check in at DTW, and I got a free upgrade.  Starting the trip off right.

 

The stream of Hobart stuff starts to hit the front page today.  If you have something special - a picture, a paragraph on something cool, a video - post it here and send it to me at clean@sailinganarchy.com if you want to see it on the front page. 

 

Remember too to go and like McConaghy's Facebook page to be eligible for all giveaways that we have coming up.  I still haven't even opened the box that Scooter sent, but I'm told it's full of great swag.

 

See you all soon, and thanks to everyone for all the help you've given.



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 03:26 AM

Thanks Point, awesome pictures.  The other hemisphere appreciates the effort.



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 03:35 AM

Question from Mer, downstairs packing:  Weather report for Hobart 27/12 to 2/1?

 

My question:  If we have foulies already, what else do we need for a regular week in Hobart?  Jeans and a jacket?  Earmuffs and wolverine-fur parkas? 



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 03:42 AM

Clean,

 

Here you go.

 

Sydney forecast: bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts/Sydney.shtml 

Hobart forecast: bom.gov.au/tas/forecasts/Hobart.shtml

 

Hobart gets pretty cool at night, but a snug or sweater and shell should cover it.



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 03:46 AM

lol, I know your a tragic for upsetting the locals wherever you go , but wolverine may get the local tassy devils a bit worked up.

 

http://www.bom.gov.a...cw_094029.shtml

shorts and t shirt -- one jeans -- one lighter long sleeve Jkt or sweater

I would NOT bring another heavy jacket if you have a musto jacket,  well not in high summer  



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 03:49 AM

I see two details that are going to be hard to forecast accurately until we get within say 24-48hrshrs.

 

One is a weak coastal low on the 26th. As 7070 has said, this may or may not even develop at  all.

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it looks like a secondary low on the cold front- the 18Z GFS has it a bit deeper than the either the 12Z GFS or 12Z Euro.

 

the fact that both Euro and GFS develop something gives it a bit more probability of happening, as the GFS frequently over does them.

 

we'll see what the 00 runs show.



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 04:05 AM

Latest Run using Expedition and GFS model, no current file.   Close run thing for small - med boats as it's sending the fast boats a long way offshore.

 

Boat Dist Sailed ET   TCF CT 

V070 790 2 4 36 1.700 3 17 25.2

TP52 694 2 10 55 1.360 3 8 7.6

Farr40 699 2 20 29 1.169 3 8 3.4

 

V070 polars from a boat in the last VOR, others from Expedition data files.  TCFs representative



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 04:09 AM

Black Adder, the only boat in the fleet with a solar panel array? 

 

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Geez, what's that good looking boat on the left there? :P  :lol:

 

...And to think this thing has been made possible by all those young ladies out there smashing Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc at ever opportunity.

 

And Barnsey :D

 

Question from Mer, downstairs packing:  Weather report for Hobart 27/12 to 2/1?

 

My question:  If we have foulies already, what else do we need for a regular week in Hobart?  Jeans and a jacket?  Earmuffs and wolverine-fur parkas? 

 

Pretty chilly in the evenings, a hoodie, jeans and thongs should do the trick. And maybe some closed in shoes to meet "late night disco rig requirements"!



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 04:14 AM

Some boat porn from Woolwich Dock

 

Massive design philosophy differnece between WOXI and BG

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 04:21 AM

wiide load huh

 

 

 

7070 ? this second low  ? ? ?

 

 

 

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 04:24 AM

Someone likes WIld Oats wine

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Patrice 

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Vittoria S&S 45 in immaculate condition

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Woody - ex Navy Workboat that has had a bit of cash spent on it, owned by Terry Snow who is George Snows brother (He built Brindabella)  Together they own Canberra Airport 

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 04:26 AM

An 8m

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A bit of overkill to lift out a 16ft putt putt - if you look closely you can see a spare keel bulb

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The infamous sliding keel yacht

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 04:42 AM

BillE

 

thats surely an AWB-40 (rippleside type) with 18" topsides/bulwarks built up huh

 

it's in here as AM1658 http://www.boatregis...ter_Regster.htm



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 04:44 AM

BillE

 

thats surely an AWB-40 (rippleside type) with 18" topsides/bulwarks built up huh

Yep AM1658  , completely rebuilt and immaculate condition

 

http://www.boatregis...ter_Regster.htm



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 04:57 AM

For you betting types the Sydney papers on the weekend reported that Loyal will be without tactician Michael Coxon for the race. Apparently he suffered a kidney infection and although released from hospital last Thursday isn't ''up to the rigours of the Sydney to Hobart''.

 

Adjust your odds accordingly.



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 04:58 AM

Question from Mer, downstairs packing:  Weather report for Hobart 27/12 to 2/1?

 

My question:  If we have foulies already, what else do we need for a regular week in Hobart?  Jeans and a jacket?  Earmuffs and wolverine-fur parkas? 

 

I've seen as little as 4 degrees celsius off Tasman Island to 38 degrees celsius in the Derwent.

 

It's okay, though, they have shops in Hobart and you'll be wearing your rum blanket most of the time...

 

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 05:11 AM

Question from Mer, downstairs packing:  Weather report for Hobart 27/12 to 2/1?

 

My question:  If we have foulies already, what else do we need for a regular week in Hobart?  Jeans and a jacket?  Earmuffs and wolverine-fur parkas? 

 

I am a local so might be a little used to the weather down here but last year we partied on the docks till midnight at the taste and I just had a Musto LPX and jeans and was plenty warm.  Even the Mrs, who thinks 10 knots on a 40deg day is cold, was warm enough in a light jacket.

 

I you make it down before the big boys finish, Mount Nelson signal station lookout with a pair of binos is definately the place to be.



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 05:13 AM

An 8m

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A bit of overkill to lift out a 16ft putt putt - if you look closely you can see a spare keel bulb

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The infamous sliding keel yacht

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Beau Geste has arrived in Sydney ready to take on the Rolex Sydney Hobart. Credit Darren McManaway

 

That's a cool looking boat.

 

 

Is that Q at the bottom?



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 05:16 AM

wiide load huh

 

 

 

7070 ? this second low  ? ? ?

 

 

 

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they are just connecting the lows with troughs..., and not showing a front associated with the low that estar and i were discussing.

 

troughs are often associated with cold fronts  - the pre-frontal trough - but where the trough exists by itself, they can be like a front in the sense that the wind shift can be the same as  with a front - a sharp veer as it passes.



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 05:21 AM

Clipper Switzerland has a female skipper, who is the only other one in the fleet & what boat? I hear there is a trophy for the first over the line.

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 05:28 AM

An 8m

attachicon.gif107_1415.JPG

A bit of overkill to lift out a 16ft putt putt - if you look closely you can see a spare keel bulb

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The infamous sliding keel yacht

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Looks like the old keel off WOXI - it's got the same winglets attached.

 

yep thats 'Q' in the bottom pic



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 06:30 AM

Good Christ Patrice has an ugly paint/deck job...



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 06:55 AM

Well I have been cruising the bottom of the racecourse for the last week. The models are not doing that well here this week. The trough is just not as neat as the maps say.

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 07:04 AM

Screenshot from a recent PL promo vid. Recognize anyone out of place in this shot?

 

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Could explain a  lot of the "where is the money for the Rambler 100 rebuild coming from" questions we were having earlier.



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 07:07 AM

NC



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 07:13 AM

Good Christ Patrice has an ugly paint/deck job...

 

Affectionately known as "the tennis court"  http://www.dailytele...p-1226788132600

 

Or "50 shades of blue"



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 07:16 AM

Its been nice to see some stories cropping up about the smaller end of the fleet. Another here from the local Illawarra paper about Black Sheep, the bene 45: http://www.illawarra...hallenge/?cs=12



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 08:00 AM

I doubt croaky putting money in but a good PR move by Bell to have NC's support.

Along time since he sat on the rail that far forward !!

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 08:15 AM

He was a wee bit pissed off with WOXI being built just after Alfa so would not be surprised if he offered to do anything to help someone beat them



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 09:19 AM

Is Rags still be racing?



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 10:21 AM

NC getting to a age where someone is going to get it. Man is a legend.



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 10:52 AM

NC is not looking for another maxi. Something way smaller just to keep the eye in.



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 11:10 AM

Rags 100 ORCi cert just out, says the boat's gained 2240kg in weight...is that fast?  Probably a couple of tonnes heavier than WOXI and IRC rating quite a bit lower.  When you crunch the polars it's obvious why running spinnakers aren't a big priority on these boats.

 

 

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 11:20 AM

Thanks for the tips all.  No more sleeps for me.



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 01:22 PM

remember Clean it's safer in the larger cites http://i.imgur.com/mrG10Sh.gif



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 01:24 PM

This thread is already becoming pretty epic.  

 

Great history of McConaghy's in the Hobart:  http://www.mcconaghy...st-results.html



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 01:34 PM

remember Clean it's safer in the larger cites http://i.imgur.com/mrG10Sh.gif

Not worried about the roos.  rental cars take care of 'em fine.  Damn those drop bears tho.  And those life-sucking hippies in nimbin.






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