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In Topic: 1D35 Turbo results

26 August 2014 - 02:13 AM


In Topic: Shaw 750 - Starting from a blank canvas

10 August 2014 - 10:31 PM

particularly when they don't know the boat, and the boat is also being confused with another better known Shaw of the same length.


There is no shortage of talent and knowledge in Auckland as to setting up short-handers due the the SSANZ  series.


why ask here where SBs are overcrewed? i.e 6 crew (for ballast) when only 3-4 needed to sail 'em?

why get a design that likes crew on the gunnel? thats like running a sportscar on 2 cylinders


ask Rob Shaw, or Josh from Norths AKL, who have set boats  (shaws actually) for short-handed,

or buy a F-22 tri, the floats replace all the noisy rude rum-gu$$ling SB crews 

In Topic: So what news of Syd's new ride?

25 July 2014 - 12:12 AM

careful about contradicting yourself by the 2nd sentence! win IS 'ahead' 


1. yacht racing is never equal as the conditions and breakdowns 'variables' are the norm. how many leaders in yacht racing ( or even F1 for that matter) have been beaten due to breakdown or blowing out necessary sails.
2. 2011 win was certainly 'ahead' and now Rags will be arguably faster
3. re Loyal, other than reaching or >30knts is vunerable, Rags will now be arguably faster
4. re variables and Bradburies, even wharro in an old WT config led Oats across bass strait a few years ago


won't need a tragedy of bradburian proportions, just an equipment issue on a leader will bring any of the 100s up as a line honours chance, any amount of money spent (under the cost of a new boat) is well spent if it results in Line Honours ... IMO

If you think Syd is throwing money at no chance or change I'd go back and look at his record/bio & take into acct hes been across the paddock 45 times!


Nevertheless If all were equal ( no gaurantee of that) then i'd still back Oats,

I guess that there's some chance that Dovell may come up with something as fast as what R/P devised nearly a decade ago? 

In Topic: Kite Surfers, any on here?

23 July 2014 - 09:34 PM

ere ere

In Topic: Anyone ever sailed a Javelin?

22 July 2014 - 04:05 AM

The world's dinghy culture at a glance:
USA: old piece of shit daysailers.
UK: Sporty medium performance dinghies that a lot of different people can get into
AUS: fucking fast development classes with enough sail area to cover a house.


well, not Quite


the AUS one is a NZ Spencer designed class, it's the larger of the Flying Ant/Cherub/Javelin trio .. 10.5' - 12' - 14'