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#1 Editor

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 04:20 AM

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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Posted 03 May 2007 - 04:22 AM

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)

#3 Buster_Hymen

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 04:25 AM

A sailboat.

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 04:25 AM

Looks like Bacchant - 75 sq meter....cept Bacchant's bow had more knuckle.

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 04:35 AM

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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Posted 03 May 2007 - 04:41 AM

That is the J-Boat Valsheeda.
Slo

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 04:43 AM

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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Posted 03 May 2007 - 04:44 AM

shamrock v?

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 04:46 AM

Endeavour?

#10 judge

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 04:55 AM

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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Posted 03 May 2007 - 04:56 AM

too small to be a J boat... classic lines though!

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 05:02 AM

Snakestacker

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 05:21 AM

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

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 05:34 AM

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:

#15 Mexican

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 05:35 AM

Cambria

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 05:52 AM

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.

#17 rossco

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 06:18 AM

Bloodhound

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 07:16 AM

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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Posted 03 May 2007 - 07:43 AM

Bayliner 1950 bowrider on the backround.

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 08:03 AM

it reminds me of a boat that used to be up in santa barbara....can't remember the name of that one either....

#21 .Q.

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 08:05 AM

It is Sophie
Bruce King design of 91 feet
Originally built for Jan Stenbeck (Hugos dad)

#22 Downfucker

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 08:12 AM

One would think that Hugo Stenbeck's yacht would carry a Swedish flag.

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 08:41 AM

Shamrock?

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 08:48 AM

Its an X40

or not

#25 gusmus

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 09:55 AM

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.

#26 Tasman

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 10:39 AM

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


Endevour, shorter.

#27 gusmus

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 10:53 AM

Endevour, shorter.

Smartass!!! Lol

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

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 11:14 AM

i dont know what it is but it was on the new james bond movie (casino royle)

#29 Lazy Guy

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 11:27 AM

That was a Spirit 54
It had a wine glass transom
This transom is different
This does look like Bacchante

#30 Tasman

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 11:49 AM

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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Posted 03 May 2007 - 11:59 AM

It's an I don't wanna take care of it 75.

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 12:04 PM

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

#33 sails call

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 12:14 PM

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.

#34 chippin' away

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 12:23 PM

M-class. The little sisters of the J's. Currently enjoying a rebirth in England and Europe.

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 12:31 PM

drumbeat?

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 12:46 PM

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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Posted 03 May 2007 - 12:59 PM

W Class - could be wild horses owned by Pete Twonsend of the Who?

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 01:20 PM

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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Posted 03 May 2007 - 01:31 PM

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






















I'm just jealous :unsure:

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 01:32 PM

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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Posted 03 May 2007 - 01:56 PM

Ok, I guess Sophie from Sweden, but it's already been guessed. So no swag for me.

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 01:57 PM

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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Posted 03 May 2007 - 02:09 PM

Bolero?

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 02:21 PM

Shamrock V or a replica thereof is my guess.

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 02:24 PM

Lines look like Shamrock V to me, but I thought that boat was green...

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 02:27 PM

Second guess is Enterprise.

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 02:29 PM

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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Posted 03 May 2007 - 02:38 PM

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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Posted 03 May 2007 - 02:51 PM

23Meter Cambria.

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 02:58 PM

The question plainly reads: "What is it?"

Not "which sailboat is it".

I win.

Now where is my swag? :rolleyes:

#51 rotten dog

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 03:03 PM

True, its not Valsheda, but then again Valsheda is actually spelt Velsheda.

RD

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 03:06 PM

In the foreground, a pond racer; scale model of a j-class boat. Behind it is a dismasted Mac 26.

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 03:14 PM

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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Posted 03 May 2007 - 03:49 PM

J Class replica


I win...send me the swag...

#55 Saylrbouy

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 04:04 PM

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

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 05:16 PM

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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Posted 03 May 2007 - 05:25 PM

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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Posted 03 May 2007 - 06:24 PM

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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Posted 03 May 2007 - 06:57 PM

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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Posted 03 May 2007 - 07:04 PM

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



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

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 07:14 PM

Bolero?


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

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 08:24 PM

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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Posted 03 May 2007 - 09:58 PM

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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Posted 03 May 2007 - 10:10 PM

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


OOOps, should have continued reading on.

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 10:59 PM

Those lines remind me of this designer.



http://www.hoekdesign.com/

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 12:07 AM

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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Posted 04 May 2007 - 12:58 AM

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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Posted 04 May 2007 - 01:15 AM

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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Posted 04 May 2007 - 03:32 AM

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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Posted 04 May 2007 - 03:34 AM

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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Posted 04 May 2007 - 11:36 AM

Its Hugo Stenbecks boat Sophie. Its a scaled down 80 f. j-boat replica.


You won. PM me.

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 11:42 AM

for the record though, the design has her at 91 feet.

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 02:26 PM

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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