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In Topic: Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

03 December 2016 - 10:55 PM

scared off by the day-pass gestapos  <_<


In Topic: Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

02 December 2016 - 10:54 PM

and they haven't returned - so where did they go ?


In Topic: Sydney to Hobart 2016

01 December 2016 - 11:45 PM

 

From a 2013 news article about JC...

 

Today Brindabella will embark on its 18th Sydney to Hobart. But Cooney is the first to admit there's more to being the people's maxi than longevity, fine curves and reputation.

"I think it's that the crew have always been people who sail because they love it, particularly people who sail that boat because they love that boat. There's never been professionals in the crew, either in George's days and certainly not mine."

 

A V070 is a vastly more technical boat than Brinders and will benefit proportionally more from having pros on Board.  Plus, with KPMG seeking a sponsorship return it's important to insure against failure - to the extent one can.  Not that I'm denying the North pro/mates factor, or that it sux for the regular crew but I guess the reality is that as an amateur, when you're playing with the best and most expensive toys in the sandpit there's always a risk that pros will come into the equation - regardless of whether they can actually sail the boat any better.

 

 

Well said DD. The timing of it must make it harder to take - though PIL is taking this rather well 


In Topic: Sydney to Hobart 2016

01 December 2016 - 10:23 PM

From a 2013 news article about JC...

 

Today Brindabella will embark on its 18th Sydney to Hobart. But Cooney is the first to admit there's more to being the people's maxi than longevity, fine curves and reputation.

"I think it's that the crew have always been people who sail because they love it, particularly people who sail that boat because they love that boat. There's never been professionals in the crew, either in George's days and certainly not mine."


In Topic: Sydney to Hobart 2016

25 November 2016 - 11:25 PM

foiling or failing