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In Topic: Bad Boat Names

01 May 2016 - 03:05 PM

If you were a certain grifter you could call your boat 'Fact Hunt'.

In Topic: 8 Up- Copy/Paste on front page

27 April 2016 - 05:29 PM

The guys who run Oman Sails are great at PR and puffery, as you'd expect from OC/ESS/VOR alumni.  But in 8 years and with tens of thousands of 'graduates' of the program I think you'd expect to see an order of magnitude more Omanis on the international (or national?) race circuit than you do.


...and tens of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Yet there are other nations such as Singapore, Korea, Tunisia, Malaysia who have Olympic and world-qualifying sailors. 
There isn't even a recognised sailing/yacht club in Oman, surely the first sign of somewhere that even has he basic intention of developing a grass roots sailing programme.

The OC/ESS alumni left a long time ago.


And kudos for admitting that you are not happy about the copy/paste on the front page.

In Topic: Mark Turner as CEO of the 2017-18 Volvo

23 April 2016 - 03:23 PM

It's not about sailors or non-sailors watching them go round the world- it's about the leverage they exercise with vendors, clients, employees, stakeholders and the like before the race start, at stopovers and soon after the finish. 

Mark has made an art of this at ESS events and will do so with the VOR.

ABN Amro and Ericsson had their ROI/ROO before the race even started. 

In Topic: Hick 31 in Sydney

22 April 2016 - 01:17 PM

Is it the ex-Ambush that was built for owners in Hong Kong? If so, you buy it because it's a hoot to sail (especially downwind going past the 50'ers) and not for ratings racing.

Though there's so many frankenboats racing in Aus that it may be competitive.

In Topic: Rain maker found

20 April 2016 - 06:38 AM

So is it still outside of the environment?


Yes. But in a distinctively disruptive manner to make it seem inside the environment.