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In Topic: Multihulls in Sydney to Hobart

23 May 2014 - 10:31 PM

Come ozmultis you can be the foundation sponsor of the race.

Get exclusive rights for the say the next 10 years for  a couple cases of Casade Draught for the finish boat.

In Topic: Found....hull

23 May 2014 - 09:09 PM

This makes no sense how do smash the windows on a 40.7

Also it does not say if the raft was  on board.

In Topic: Multihulls in Sydney to Hobart

23 May 2014 - 12:08 PM

Can we just get this over with please.

PIL can you fire a start gun off Cronulla Beach at 1300hrs on boxing day and I will finish anyone who gets to the Iron Pot by 2200hrs on New Years Eve.

Other end of the finish line is Dennes Point.

Then go the Duck Pond for the piss up and families can get the ferry over from Kettering.

Don't worry about approval as the finish is outside the Port of Hobart.

There done, you have a race.

I will be waiting.

In Topic: S.C.O.R. is back

23 May 2014 - 11:58 AM

Great cast of characters over the years as well.

Don't see Max Tunbridge really fitting in at Hammo.

In Topic: S.C.O.R. is back

23 May 2014 - 11:44 AM

Groogo the NOR does not have the race distances, what are they now.


In the old days the programme was


Saturday       Race 1 fixed mark at 26 miles for IOR and JOG

Sunday         Race 2 passage race at 90 miles for IOR and 70 for JOG (Mooloolaba to Tangalooma via NW channel and return via NE channel)

Wednesday  Race 3 Olympic triangle at 26 miles for IOR and JOG (this was a public holiday)

Thursday      Race 4 FUN RACE no points

Friday pm     Pace 5 Long Passage Race at 200 miles for IOR and 130 miles for JOG (Mooloolaba to Caloundra to Roberts Shoal east of Cape Moreton  to Wolf Rock to Roberts Shoal to Mooloolaba to Caloundra to finish)

So usually a Sunday morning finish


We did this in Hood 23s in Jog and 1/4 tonners in IOR then one year we thought it would be good to do the IOR division in a mini tonner.

Now crews think they are good and complain if they are still after dark.


The long race had a real cruel upwind leg if it was fresh from Wolf Rock to Roberts Shoal so about 90 miles dead uphill in big waves and current to make up for the 90 miles dead square run you just had to get to Wolf Rock.


Imagine trying to sell that race programme now.

Although it was all Cat 3 and a 27mhz radio (and no special insurance endorsement) so people could afford it.

No rafts no EPIRBS no inflatable PFDs not even inboard motors and certainly no spare battery.

No radio certificates no Safety at Sea courses no first aid certificates no GPS

Although RDF was pretty handy given the Maroochydore airport and Radio 4KQ and 4QR each which had transmitter near the long race course.

No one ever hit Wolf rock even though it was always a night rounding

No one ever sailed across Jew Shoal in a big southerly and got wrecked like Ausmaid did.