Jump to content


Member Since 10 Sep 2004
Offline Last Active Private

Posts I've Made

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'  

In Topic: Bumpy water very shallow cruiser/racer?

22 July 2014 - 03:34 AM

Technical data 27 Length (LOA): 7,99 m Beam 2,54 m Draft 1,95 m / 0,95 m Displacement in standard configuration 1380 kg Keel weight 580 kg Sail area 48m² Nautical design Manuard YD Product design Gigodesign Standard specification Seascape27-Spec.pdf (62 KB)




In Topic: 2014 Moth UK & World Championships (July 16 to 25th)

22 July 2014 - 03:33 AM

"Further down the fleet there is some frustration about the time limits. Dave Chisholm, who is racing one of the home-build Moths said, "The problem is you've got guys with brand-new kit that are really good sailors; America's Cup sailors, Olympic sailors and World Champions, particularly in the marginal foiling conditions they're off. For the guys with the older kit who've come here for the craic of the whole thing and to support the event finishing within 15 minutes of the top guys is impossible, especially in these marginal conditions. I got lapped by the first windward mark today and I foiled most of the way. The guy with the oldest boat here has sailed in every race and he hasn't got a single result and they need to think about that. It is of course about the elite sailors that are here, but they need to think about those sailors who are further down the fleet."




q1. Are they not using the 'finish on the lap' you are on (i.e. when the leader finishes) rather than score a DNF/C


q2. will Sorrento use that 'race car' system ( i.e. finish on the lap you are on)


q3. what will the time limit be at Sorrento?