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#1 ALL AT SEA

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 06:16 AM

Just to get the ball rolling, and i know it is a bit early - but Easter isn't far off, and it never seems too long after that that Christmas decorations start going up in shops!

 

There was a story in yesterday's local paper (page 3, must've been a slow news day http://www.themercury.com.au/sport/wild-thing-at-home-in-hobart-waters/story-fnj4f7j4-1226841480297 ) detailing why Wild Thing is still in Hobart, and noting Grant Wharington's hopes for line honors in this year's (the 70th) race. Wharington also alludes to modifications, saying "I cant say what the work is, but we are going to do something out of left field, it will give us a 15% improvement in performance, which is massive."

 

Let the speculation, the sun fish comments, and the doubting of Wharro begin!



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 07:05 AM

The weather forecast looks like it will favour the boats with the most money......



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 07:19 AM

The weather forecast looks like it will favour the boats with the most money......

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...was wondering  :mellow:



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 09:59 AM

It is pointless race without multihulls



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 10:03 AM

It is pointless race without multihulls

Thank fuck we got that out of the way early in the thread. Now you can fuck off and we can concentrate on the race.



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 10:10 AM

So the Weather or not, is if multis will shadow or be allowed for S2H, ithink we all know the answer to that. Maybe allow just one or two as a good will gesture and compromise?



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 10:55 AM

It is pointless race without multihulls


You know, I still have to think that the folks who were the driving forces in the early days of the French multihull scene did not see sitting around whining that they were not allowed to enter the blue ribbon monohull events of the day as le grande fromage of getting multihulls to the forefront of the French public mind, but rather set about establishing their own narrative. The Australian and New Zealand multihull fraternity might be best served by going and doing likewise.

Also, sunfish.

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 12:50 PM

It is pointless race without multihulls


You know, I still have to think that the folks who were the driving forces in the early days of the French multihull scene did not see sitting around whining that they were not allowed to enter the blue ribbon monohull events of the day as le grande fromage of getting multihulls to the forefront of the French public mind, but rather set about establishing their own narrative. The Australian and New Zealand multihull fraternity might be best served by going and doing likewise.

Also, sunfish.

 

Please don't muddy this thread with considered and thoughtful posts that are based in merit- we have just over 9 months of whining left that will inevitably end up in the same result come Boxing Day.

 

After all, the race is so pointless that it has only been running since 1945.



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 01:46 PM

I have heard that there are some modifications for the fastest super-maxi Wild Oats XI
 



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 02:08 PM

Wouldn't be a Hobart if there weren't.



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 09:55 PM

Yawn.....blablablablablablablablablabla..multi.blablablabla...weather..blablablabla..Oats..blablabla...Warro..blablablabla..Shaun..blablablablablabla

RIP Lou



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 11:43 PM

Hey multihull fans...

 

Why don't you all get together and organise a race from say... Sydney to Hobart?



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 11:44 PM

How many boats do we think will be on the start line? I'm thinking 130+.

 

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 12:25 AM

Anniversary races can certainly pull 20-30% over the usual.  Well-marketed ones even more.  



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Posted 03 March 2014 - 12:29 AM

The 50th pulled a lot more than 20-30% more.

Not sure that will happen this time. A lot more cost and I don't think the interest is there. What does 70 mean is the likely response I suspect.

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 01:19 AM

75th is probably a better draw, but again it's not what you have, it's how you use it.  ;)



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Posted 03 March 2014 - 02:08 AM

Just to get the ball rolling, and i know it is a bit early - but Easter isn't far off, and it never seems too long after that that Christmas decorations start going up in shops!

 

There was a story in yesterday's local paper (page 3, must've been a slow news day http://www.themercury.com.au/sport/wild-thing-at-home-in-hobart-waters/story-fnj4f7j4-1226841480297 ) detailing why Wild Thing is still in Hobart, and noting Grant Wharington's hopes for line honors in this year's (the 70th) race. Wharington also alludes to modifications, saying "I cant say what the work is, but we are going to do something out of left field, it will give us a 15% improvement in performance, which is massive."

 

Let the speculation, the sun fish comments, and the doubting of Wharro begin!

The best yacht optimisers in the business probably aim to create a 1-2% improvement so we would have to put this 15% down to Wharro's usual  bullshit bravado that vanishes in to thin air as fast as the smoke dissipates when the S-H starters canon fires.

Either that or he has devised a dastardly plan to render all species of Sunfish extinct by December 26 2014.



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Posted 03 March 2014 - 02:11 AM

I reckon the forecast is for some wind, some water, and probably alot of sunfishes. 

 

Are the multies immune from the mighty sunfish  <_<



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Posted 03 March 2014 - 02:48 AM

Hey multihull fans...

 

Why don't you all get together and organise a race from say... Sydney to Hobart?

Moose says "let 'em in"

 

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 09:41 AM

Actually not quite Clean.

He says let "some" in.

Does not really say let in the crap build zippy board cruiser shitboxs sailed by punters that make up most of what passes as the Oz multihull fleet.



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Posted 03 March 2014 - 10:01 AM

doesn't matter one shit what he says

 

it's not going to happen 



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Posted 03 March 2014 - 10:01 PM

Hey Lydia, I think I am hurt by your description of our very comfortable catamaran that sails as well as we need it to to cruise to wherever. But your point is a good one.

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 10:18 PM

Hey multihull fans...

 

Why don't you all get together and organise a race from say... Sydney to Hobart?

Moose says "let 'em in"

 

http://sailinganarch...beautiful-girl/

Yeah Moose is right let them in. After the stack of multi's that showed up to do the RORC 600 it is quite clearly evident that there is huge push for offshore multihull's racing in events like the RORC 600 and the Hobart. 



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Posted 03 March 2014 - 10:22 PM

doesn't matter one shit what he says

 

it's not going to happen 

You are an embarrassment to sailing GS, shut up.



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 04:57 AM

Too early for a poll 'how much of what Rob Brown says will be utter crap'?



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 05:29 AM

Never too early

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 07:08 AM

There is also the issue that a first 40 is a little boat in hobart terms these days really not too many oz multis will beat one to hobart. So that will be real embarassing for a whole lot of people .

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 12:16 PM

doesn't matter one shit what he says

 

it's not going to happen 

You are an embarrassment to sailing GS, shut up.

 

feel free to rebutt or argue to the contrary,  

 

from your reply you have nothing, which is not surprising & par for the course

 

you kiddies should take notice of the facts, which speak for themselves,  and possibly read and learn   



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Posted 05 March 2014 - 02:05 AM

Lydia......(not many multis will beat a first 40 to Hobart) you are taking the piss with that comment, aren't you..? What you should have said was...No Seawinds or charter multis would beat a First 40...



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Posted 05 March 2014 - 02:25 AM

I am not actually. check out the elapsed times for the gladstone sometime where the multis sail a faster course by a few hours. Even in perfect multi condition most elapsed times are not better than the farr 40 od in a race with no upwind.

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 03:30 AM

Big difference between a FARR 40 and FIRST 40

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 03:34 AM

Read the last part of the post.
And besides in a hobart there is not that much difference looking ar results.

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 05:24 AM

Lydia......(not many multis will beat a first 40 to Hobart) you are taking the piss with that comment, aren't you..? What you should have said was...No Seawinds or charter multis would beat a First 40...

I suspect that's a statement including a tacit assumption that the multis crash.   We may never know...



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Posted 05 March 2014 - 06:18 AM

Not at all. I am just using the gladstone multi fleet as an exemplar of the australian multi fleet. It is not like we have a fleet of orma 60s in oz. You get one 60 a few dayboats (raiders and the like) and after that a heap of 40 to 50 foot cruisers which are the bulk of the fleet unless we are talking about taking some farrier trailer tri south.

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 10:28 AM

How many multis, other than team as and vodaphone, have expressed any interest in doing a Hobart?

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 02:29 PM

How many multis, other than team as and vodaphone, have expressed any interest in doing a Hobart?

nuddy.......



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Posted 05 March 2014 - 05:26 PM

How many multis, other than team as and vodaphone, have expressed any interest in doing a Hobart?

nuddy.......

.

 

...........yeh,,,just more of SA's specublather :mellow:



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Posted 05 March 2014 - 10:32 PM

 

How many multis, other than team as and vodaphone, have expressed any interest in doing a Hobart?

nuddy.......

.

 

...........yeh,,,just more of SA's specublather :mellow:

Nuddy wants multis to go, but as far as I remember he isn't that keen on taking any of his boats. Same as most of the loud internet voices, very few are in a position to compete in the race, and even less (possibly none) would be willing to take their own boat. 



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Posted 06 March 2014 - 05:56 AM

All I want to know is if Rolex is going to be putting crew hats in the race pack this year!!! Absolutely unacceptable that 2013 S2H had no crew hats, it's the only reason I do the Hobart!!!

Less whining about the inclusion of multis, more noise making about the inclusion of hats for the 2014 S2H.

 

Thank you for your time.



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Posted 06 March 2014 - 09:54 AM

Guess I am right then!



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Posted 06 March 2014 - 01:39 PM


How many multis, other than team as and vodaphone, have expressed any interest in doing a Hobart?

nuddy.......
.
 
...........yeh,,,just more of SA's specublather :mellow:

Huge thread about it in MH anarchy peeps.

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 02:18 PM

 

 


How many multis, other than team as and vodaphone, have expressed any interest in doing a Hobart?

nuddy.......
.
 
...........yeh,,,just more of SA's specublather :mellow:

Huge thread about it in MH anarchy peeps.

 

 

from there:

 

"Despite all the rants and raves on this thread, no one has had the nerve to state the real reason why multi's are excluded from the S-H.

The rich guys who spend kings ransoms on their boats and crews, do not want their diesel engined, canting keel, swiss knife finned, CBTF, lead mines to be seen to be out sailed by a simple, wind driven (and thus true solar powered), sailboat.   

The then commodore of the CYCA had his big mono beaten in a Brisbane -Gladstone by a 30 ft Catamaran ---by 1 1/2 hrs.----

Go Figure."



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Posted 06 March 2014 - 03:46 PM

 

 


How many multis, other than team as and vodaphone, have expressed any interest in doing a Hobart?

nuddy.......
.
 
...........yeh,,,just more of SA's specublather :mellow:

Huge thread about it in MH anarchy peeps.

.

....good t'know....I enjoy following multi's a bit--I'll go there if I want to see how multi's in the hobart is going  :mellow:  <_<



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Posted 06 March 2014 - 11:15 PM

75th is probably a better draw, but again it's not what you have, it's how you use it.   ;)

Only people with small boats say that!



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Posted 07 March 2014 - 03:14 AM

Sean Langman has given up riding multi hulls south so we can close this topic.

 

He will be back with his own new maxi. By "new" I mean a recycled old hull strengthened and skif lightweight. Plus 100% man power, no stored.

 

The question is can a man-powered maxi still win line honours ?



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Posted 07 March 2014 - 03:43 AM

Jim Clark seems to think sohttp://www.thedailys...-new-100ft-maxi



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Posted 07 March 2014 - 07:15 AM

Sean Langman has given up riding multi hulls south so we can close this topic.
 
He will be back with his own new maxi. By "new" I mean a recycled old hull strengthened and skif lightweight. Plus 100% man power, no stored.
 
The question is can a man-powered maxi still win line honours ?


He hasn't given up. He has wanted a Supermaxi since the grundig days. He's gone close to LH on a tiny budget compared to the others, I hope he can go all the way with the L100. I wouldn't hold your breath for it though. He did promise it would be on the line in 2014 at the docks in 2012.

Doubt he would want or need to sell TA.

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 09:12 AM

In the video on the new Cube thread Jim Clark confirms he will have Cubed in Sydney for the Hobart.



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Posted 10 March 2014 - 12:27 AM

Not this shit again....

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 04:52 AM

Not this shit again....

.

 

...the SydH's like a virus---kinda the same,,,kinda always morphing! :rolleyes:



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Posted 17 March 2014 - 10:52 AM

Only being able to own a yacht a weeny bit tinier than aforementioned maxis, I personally want to see (note: see not participate in) a safe?? 30-40 knots on the nose and for the TC to be taken out by the underdoggiest in the fleet, like a Helsal, or Illusion.
Bring back the blooper I say! Bloopers forever!
Damn that acetone....
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Posted 03 April 2014 - 02:10 AM

http://www.youtube.c...pLOdmrn2tMvDxDw

 

Published on Apr 2, 2014

As part of the CYCA 70th year Anniversary activities, the clubs Archives Committee has prepare a series of interviews with senior members of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia to document their recollections of the development of the club and the sport of ocean racing.

The first episode is an interview with Richard "Sighty" Hammond, one of the great navigators and seamen in the ocean racing world, conducted in March 2010. Richard unfortunately is no longer with us, passing away in October 2013.



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 10:35 PM

http://www.youtube.c...pLOdmrn2tMvDxDw

 

Published on Apr 3, 2014

Documentary produced by the ABC featuring the 1987 Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and the famous "Quiet Little Drink".



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 06:45 AM

Does anybody have a format for a charter agreement that would suit a Hobart race?

 

Any help would be appreciated.



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 10:28 PM

All the Australian multis are training for the Hobart by doing the Sydney to Mooloolaba race tomorrow.

Staying off the harbour tomorrow as it will be just too crowded.

 

A heap of monohulls lining up for the race as well.

 

Oh, hang on a second...



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 10:59 PM

That's cruel dude



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Posted 08 April 2014 - 03:51 AM

Who needs crew? :D I wanna go!



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Posted 08 April 2014 - 08:21 AM

All the Australian multis are training for the Hobart by doing the Sydney to Mooloolaba race tomorrow.

Staying off the harbour tomorrow as it will be just too crowded.

 

A heap of monohulls lining up for the race as well.

 

Oh, hang on a second...

At least everyone gets a podium spot



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Posted 09 April 2014 - 03:26 AM

That's cruel dude

 

Harsh but fair. Play on...



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Posted 10 April 2014 - 07:37 AM

Only being able to own a yacht a weeny bit tinier than aforementioned maxis, I personally want to see (note: see not participate in) a safe?? 30-40 knots on the nose and for the TC to be taken out by the underdoggiest in the fleet, like a Helsal, or Illusion.
Bring back the blooper I say! Bloopers forever!
Damn that acetone....
SB

 And bring back spiky wire braces too - there's not enough blood in ocean racing these days. Back in my day when men were men and cabin boys were all called Roger....



#61 greasy al

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 07:49 AM

All that whinging. All those conspiracy theories. All that "we'll show you!"

Two turn up. One drops out after less than 24 hours. Because they're bored and/or they can't read a synoptic and provision the boat accordingly.

Seriously, my respect for Mr Langman is miles deep but as for the rest of the multihull fraternity - well, thanks for confirming all the stereotypes the lead mine community already held about you. Pretty hard to deny you're all talk and no action after this debacle.

It would be funny if it wasn't so pathetic.

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 08:45 PM

As we have always known the bulk of the Oz multi fleet are just full of bullshit as they as sail around in their low tech cruiser shit boxes.

And you wonder why people treat you are a joke.

 

Sure someone can organise the Cronulla to Goodwood Race for Xmas time.

 

I don't understand why people don't get it.

There are good monos and shit monos

There are good multis and shit multis

Just like there are good sailors and bad sailors. 



#63 Rohan C

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 01:22 AM

As a die hard multihull tragic since the late 70s, it would be great if one day they are included however as they say we have missed the boat.

The majority of multihulls now days are designed to be driven to the regattas. Long gone are the days when the predominant multihull was an offshore boat. The late 80's through to the early 2000's was the time for it to happen as it was then when there was a large fleet of offshore racing multihulls.

At the moment there is a small number of offshore multihulls who want to race compared to a lot that want to go cruising.

So it would be great to see but until we get a fleet of offshore multihulls that is large enough there is no point in pushing the subject.

Just my two cents worth

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 11:40 AM

Funny how Oz multi hull sailing been going backwards ever since the Shotover - Fire Truck duels of the early 1980s.

You could add in D Flawless and Bagatelle  there as well.



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Posted 13 April 2014 - 11:45 AM

mate this is about a monohull  race

 

do you get that ? or are youse fucking stupid



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Posted 15 May 2014 - 11:35 PM

Entries are rolling in, http://rolexsydneyho...com/the-yachts/

 

224 days to go, how's the forecast looking?



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Posted 16 May 2014 - 12:45 AM

mate this is about a monohull  race

 

do you get that ? or are youse fucking stupid


dont 'youse' mind GybeSet; the best 4 years of his life was Year one.
This is about an ocean race that would be great to have some multi's participate in but seems to be run by a 19th century mindset that is scared of the general public seeing how slow even the most expensive and highly developed monoslugs are in comparison to (even some caravan-like) multis :)
Dont think I'd want to do it in a Lagoon 500 tho :S



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Posted 16 May 2014 - 03:34 AM

Ahh the 'youse by date' mindst of GybeSet, off season i think he is too busy to rant here wot with all that worlds best northern trips racing stuff.

(Legend has it that he drives a seawind1000 pacing the Syd to Qld races & beyond, for cash after the 18s go OS for Euro summer)



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Posted 22 May 2014 - 08:09 AM

Weather forecast is now looking favourable for boxing day and 15 multis waiting to enter.......what do they rate you ask...? Well.

Now where were we .....oh yeah back to snaggletooths thread. I love that little rascal......

 

BTW.....In 2014 no Rolex hat is criminal but no Mt Gay hat is grounds for withdrawal.



#70 Donjoman

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 12:50 PM

So .... What's the update on mods to Oats?

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 01:21 PM

Great, the best entertainment of the year when Gybeset gets going, you doing the race this year man?



#72 Flatbag

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 06:46 AM

Entries are rolling in, http://rolexsydneyho...com/the-yachts/

 

224 days to go, how's the forecast looking?

 Long range forecast is for pretty much the usual offering: Fine with a chance of Sunfish followed by a howling gale with blinding rain until you reach the Derwent at which point there will be no more weather.



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Posted 23 May 2014 - 06:47 AM

So .... What's the update on mods to Oats?

Dunno about the boat but hearing that Ricko's having his Ego banded in an attempt to prevent further expansion.



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Posted 23 May 2014 - 11:12 AM

Well Flatbag and GS are not eligible for the Corinthian Prize given to get over 4 thousand posts here you are your own marine industry.

 

Anyway from what I hear the best racing will be at the back of the fleet given the number of old owners refurbishing old little boats for the race.

And I mean little boats so I guess we won't see too many of the glamour pussys from here back there finishing on New Years eve.

At this rate there will be more 30 footers entered than TP 52s.



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Posted 23 May 2014 - 11:14 AM

And least the 30 footers will know what the weather will be.

Because if you are out there for 4 days it will be the full range.



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Posted 29 June 2014 - 11:40 AM

Six months out and the Sunfish are starting their migration...
Will the record go again this year? (Fuck me, I'm starting to sound like Rob Mundle - must be time for my meds)

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 12:15 AM

Lots of interstate entries. Are we still thinking 100+ entries for the 70th edition?

 

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 10:45 AM

Anyone know of a decent boat (40-50') for charter?

 

PM details if you know of anything that may be available.



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Posted 30 June 2014 - 10:39 PM

I reckon you could get Matt Shorts TP52 cheap.....In fact you could buy it for less than the charter fees....It would make it.

 

Hey Mex...you going..? If so on what..?



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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:18 AM

I reckon you could get Matt Shorts TP52 cheap.....In fact you could buy it for less than the charter fees....It would make it.

 

Hey Mex...you going..? If so on what..?

Where is Matt's TP these days?  Was wondering if he still had it. Was a fun boat to sail.



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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:58 AM

I reckon you could get Matt Shorts TP52 cheap.....In fact you could buy it for less than the charter fees....It would make it.

 

Hey Mex...you going..? If so on what..?

 

Currently sailing with the HH42 out of Sandringham. No entry yet but it's on the cards and my hand is firmly up!

 

The boat is a weapon in the ocean and has the capacity to be driven very hard down wind. It should hold it's own with like yachts in the same division and if the weather planets all align... who knows.

 

Mex



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Posted 01 July 2014 - 08:21 AM

I reckon you could get Matt Shorts TP52 cheap.....In fact you could buy it for less than the charter fees....It would make it.

 

Hey Mex...you going..? If so on what..?

Where is Matt's TP these days?  Was wondering if he still had it. Was a fun boat to sail.

 

Still for sale isn't it?



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Posted 01 July 2014 - 02:14 PM

I reckon you could get Matt Shorts TP52 cheap.....In fact you could buy it for less than the charter fees....It would make it.

 

Hey Mex...you going..? If so on what..?

 

Currently sailing with the HH42 out of Sandringham. No entry yet but it's on the cards and my hand is firmly up the owners arse for a ticket to ride!

No TPs left at Sandy so they're all madly downsizing. Could Veloce be making a reappearance after coming so close last year?



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Posted 01 July 2014 - 08:31 PM


I reckon you could get Matt Shorts TP52 cheap.....In fact you could buy it for less than the charter fees....It would make it.
 
Hey Mex...you going..? If so on what..?

Where is Matt's TP these days?  Was wondering if he still had it. Was a fun boat to sail.
 
Still for sale isn't it?
Yep. Hovering in the low 300k range these days

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:15 PM

300k doesn't sound much but the running costs would be high.....It probably has plenty of gear left.

The boat was at White bay marina last I saw on the hard.

It's messy business that marriage breakup and asset split thing but all too common these days.



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Posted 02 July 2014 - 12:24 AM

300k doesn't sound much but the running costs would be high.....It probably has plenty of gear left.

The boat was at White bay marina last I saw on the hard.

It's messy business that marriage breakup and asset split thing but all too common these days.

Tons of gear, good sails and yes some complex systems and highish maintenance costs.  Plus, still had internal ballast last I sailed on it in 2010.  I reckon with a bit of tweaking to more recent specs (bigger bulb mainly) it could make an excellent offshore racer sorta like Quest - and at that price its a bit of a steal.  True it was written off early in its life as Cristabella when it got blown off its cradle, but it was in fine shape when I sailed it and it's survived a couple of rough offshore races so it's strong.  Leaks like a squirter though - deck layout needs a makeover.



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Posted 02 July 2014 - 04:07 AM

300k doesn't sound much but the running costs would be high.....It probably has plenty of gear left.
The boat was at White bay marina last I saw on the hard.
It's messy business that marriage breakup and asset split thing but all too common these days.

Tons of gear, good sails and yes some complex systems and highish maintenance costs.  Plus, still had internal ballast last I sailed on it in 2010.  I reckon with a bit of tweaking to more recent specs (bigger bulb mainly) it could make an excellent offshore racer sorta like Quest - and at that price its a bit of a steal.  True it was written off early in its life as Cristabella when it got blown off its cradle, but it was in fine shape when I sailed it and it's survived a couple of rough offshore races so it's strong.  Leaks like a squirter though - deck layout needs a makeover.

And has f*ck all headroom below IIRC.

Mmmm, squirters.

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 12:31 AM

 

I reckon you could get Matt Shorts TP52 cheap.....In fact you could buy it for less than the charter fees....It would make it.

 

Hey Mex...you going..? If so on what..?

 

Currently sailing with the HH42 out of Sandringham. No entry yet but it's on the cards and my hand is firmly up the owners arse for a ticket to ride!

No TPs left at Sandy so they're all madly downsizing. Could Veloce be making a reappearance after coming so close last year?

 

Thanks for editing my post, Deflated Sack. Once again you're letting your own inner desires seep through in the dribble that you post.

 

You'll keep.

 

PS. If you actually spent anytime actually sailing you'd know that Veloce is for sale: http://www.boatsonli...ott-44cr/145434

 

Hugs and kisses

 

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 04:35 AM

http://cyca.com.au/n...inners-decided/

 

Quest is sold.



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Posted 14 July 2014 - 06:32 AM

New bow for WOXI

 

http://www.mysailing...i-a-finer-entry

 

Is any of the boat original anymore?!



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Posted 14 July 2014 - 06:56 AM

Starting to look like Stallones Mum after all that surgery

 

1391727614_mama_stallone_6.jpg



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Posted 14 July 2014 - 07:37 AM

http://cyca.com.au/n...inners-decided/

 

Quest is sold.

Heard on Sunday that it was sold with 23 spinnakers.  Now down to 22...



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Posted 14 July 2014 - 08:35 AM

http://cyca.com.au/n...inners-decided/

 

Quest is sold.

Heard on Sunday that it was sold with 23 spinnakers.  Now down to 22...

 

Are you seriously suggesting that someone blowing a kite on a training run with a new yacht is worth a snide comment?

You need to get out of the loft more. oh, hang on...



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Posted 14 July 2014 - 01:42 PM

 

http://cyca.com.au/n...inners-decided/

 

Quest is sold.

Heard on Sunday that it was sold with 23 spinnakers.  Now down to 22...

 

Are you seriously suggesting that someone blowing a kite on a training run with a new yacht is worth a snide comment?

You need to get out of the loft more. oh, hang on...

 

Your vagina sure is fragile



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Posted 14 July 2014 - 10:18 PM

 

 

http://cyca.com.au/n...inners-decided/

 

Quest is sold.

Heard on Sunday that it was sold with 23 spinnakers.  Now down to 22...

 

Are you seriously suggesting that someone blowing a kite on a training run with a new yacht is worth a snide comment?

You need to get out of the loft more. oh, hang on...

 

Your vagina sure is fragile

 

Hehehe, touche.

Fragile, but useful.



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Posted 14 July 2014 - 11:13 PM

Sydney to Gold Coast WOXI v Loyal, should be cracker.



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Posted 14 July 2014 - 11:57 PM

 

 

I reckon you could get Matt Shorts TP52 cheap.....In fact you could buy it for less than the charter fees....It would make it.

 

Hey Mex...you going..? If so on what..?

 

Currently sailing with the HH42 out of Sandringham. No entry yet but it's on the cards and my hand is firmly up the owners arse for a ticket to ride!

No TPs left at Sandy so they're all madly downsizing. Could Veloce be making a reappearance after coming so close last year?

 

Thanks for editing my post, Deflated Sack. Once again you're letting your own inner desires seep through in the dribble that you post.

 

You'll keep.

 

PS. If you actually spent anytime actually sailing you'd know that Veloce is for sale: http://www.boatsonli...ott-44cr/145434

 

Hugs and kisses

 

Mex

Sand in your vagina Wetback? Lighten up!

 

The Velocipede being for sale doesn't mean it has to stop sailing. Great boat with lots of potential as a cruiser/racer but won't perform at top level without last years Hobart Hired Help. Older design, too narrow aft so not quick downhill against more recent designs, carrying a few too many kilos of furniture. And that's straight from the horses mouth. It was out there on Sunday in the ORCV Winter Series. Where were you?



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Posted 15 July 2014 - 01:34 AM

Sunfish have spawned the 2015 batch, 2014 adults will now be moved to holding/feeding pens in Jervis Bay and Eden for release in December.



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Posted 15 July 2014 - 07:49 AM

Sunfish have spawned the 2015 batch, 2014 adults will now be moved to holding/feeding pens in Jervis Bay and Eden for release in December.

 

I can vouch for that - We just missed hitting a juvenile a couple of years ago south of the holding pens - Beware - they're waiting for Warro - but if he's not racing - any boat will do !!!



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Posted 16 July 2014 - 02:14 AM

 

Thanks for editing my post, Deflated Sack. Once again you're letting your own inner desires seep through in the dribble that you post.

 

You'll keep.

 

PS. If you actually spent anytime actually sailing you'd know that Veloce is for sale: http://www.boatsonli...ott-44cr/145434

 

Hugs and kisses

 

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Sand in your vagina Wetback? Lighten up!

 

The Velocipede being for sale doesn't mean it has to stop sailing. Great boat with lots of potential as a cruiser/racer but won't perform at top level without last years Hobart Hired Help. Older design, too narrow aft so not quick downhill against more recent designs, carrying a few too many kilos of furniture. And that's straight from the horses mouth. It was out there on Sunday in the ORCV Winter Series. Where were you?

 

Running the Gold Coast Marathon.

 

Thanks for asking.

 

Mex






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