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  1. I’m not saying our officials should just “take it” but they volunteered to start out as safety inspectors, judges, club starters etc. So... if dealing with sailors is that unpleasant, then un-volunteer. And don’t forget that as an NJ or IJ, you have the book behind you. You’re THE interpreter of the rules. So if you’ve been at this for over 30 years and someone isn’t playing by the rules you’re meant to uphold surely you can come up with a better response than to talk over the top of them?
  2. You’re dead right though, they’re a wicked box rule boat, crazy fun and most have a successful post Volvo life. It would have been neat if they’d gone for another cycle and we’d seen 6 or 7 more.
  3. I’m not sure I’d want to go there. On our VO70 the rule was to FILL the runner winch drum, grind until you couldn’t then find a buddy and grind some more. Plus 2x safety wraps as the shock loads on waves will overcome the self tailer. We talked about going taller on the rig (I think the BlackJack guys in Oz did that?) but if you started taking spreaders out to optimise the rating even with a redesigned tube it’d scare seven kinds of shit out of me. The combined platform is cool, and pretty solid. It’s designed for 10 or 12 guys to blast around the planet at insane speed
  4. You don’t have to imagine. Fastnet overall win, Hobart overall win and Giovanni Soldini had one.
  5. That guy chaired a protest hearing I was in back in the 90’s when I was living in Oz. Interrupting is half of what he does. In breaks he engaged socially with one party, and when witnesses were being introduced he was summarising for the other panel members... “he’s X’s son” or “he’s Y’s guy.” He’s an unpleasant, barely professional asshole.
  6. I just spoke to Stan Honey and he’d like to respectfully disagree with you.
  7. It's not uncommon. IIRC back in the day (2005) Getaway Sailing used to charge $6k or $7k for the Sydney 38 "experience" and $12k or $15k for the Volvo 60. Both in AUD, so if you were earning greenbacks the cost wasn't too bad for a walk on/walk off Hobart ride with no responsibility. It beat the hell outta spending 6 months training with 18 crew for 12 spots who started eyeballing each other mid-November and loudly accusing each other of humping the owner's daughter.
  8. You asshole!! This is how you dump me from the program?? You coulda called me!
  9. Can't confirm that, but l did speak to a friend down under who said Loyal was in Woollich last week being surveyed for sale.
  10. New keel has been cast, is now being milled.
  11. So do what we used to do in the Magic 25's.... YA won't ratify the class in time to hold a nationals? Fuck it - come sail "the Magic 25 Intergalactic championships."
  12. And just because I can want to...
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