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Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania

17 July 2016 - 07:55 AM

So the RYCT has formally objected to the establishment of a new salmon farm off Wedge Island in Storm Bay because, what for it, it will be a hazard to yachts in the Hobart Race.

At best it is 7 miles off the rhumb line and what, all those experienced navigators can't miss a well lit fish farm.

And because of those two days a year there will be no fish farm.


Sounds like someone has another agenda.



Australian Labor Party and SA advertising

28 June 2016 - 08:07 PM

So I know that Scoter does necessarily get control over banner advertising, but you have to appreciate the irony of the Australian Labor Party and Bill Shorten popping up every time I log on here.

That advertising spend would seem questionable.

Around Australia Yacht Race 2017

18 June 2016 - 03:39 AM

Short handed sailing in Australia really need an event to get traction with so hope this is it.


At another level we can see who from here signs up for the abuse.





The New World

07 June 2016 - 09:45 AM

I entered the new cruising world last weekend.

Sorry guys you have missed the boat and are further back than fullback.


Next time someone proclaims the worth of their 4 or 6 knot shitbox with it's CCA or IOR derived hull form safe in the knowledge that it is safe and sea kindly where as before I would just say nothing now I will just laugh in their face.


The future has been French for sometime we have just being slow to notice.


A days sailing on a  40 foot cruising boat derived from the Open 60 and Open 40 class in anything from 30 to 47 TWS saw to that.


Insane upwind speeds in 40 TWS with amazing stability and comfort.

Anyone who says theses boats are bad upwind has not sailed a well set one.


Downwind you could have put a glass of water on the cockpit floor and it would not have spilled. 16 knots of boat speed under cruising rig didn't hurt either.


Sure you had a dyneema inner forestay and a solent jib and the mainsail luff was  tied to the batten cars with lashings but the ease of use was great.

So no  headsail track and everything sheets through low friction rings


 Everything was light and fatigue factor almost non existent.


And of course that is the secret.


So if any of you get the chance to sail a open class boat in any decent breeze do it and the next thing you will do is be looking at Yachtworld.com.


The old world is gone.