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Swanno

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About Swanno

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  • Birthday 08/29/1984

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    Perth, Western Australia
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    Fishing, camping

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  1. Looks kinda like an ugly Vo60?
  2. Anyone else see the squirrel from Ice Age here?
  3. In one of the earlier Bunbury races, slamming along half way down we heard a twaaaannng. Didn’t notice until the morning that a few strands on the port lower had popped. Got a spare brought down, Lowered the rig on the mooring, removed the spreader, put it back together again and got line + handicap honours for the race home.
  4. Corinthian effort with 4 bowman and whoever was up the front at the time something happened got that job, closest to the mast got mast etc. all 4 of us were competent. Owner is my old man so I had a vested interest in unfucking things
  5. Geraldton to Fremantle in 2007. Started with a strong wind warning that turned into a gale warning with winds and swell hitting us at 90 degrees on the starboard side. Peak gust of 64 knots with 6m swell and combined 10m seas and swell. Rather horrendous 20 hours with nowhere to hide. Couldn’t see the bow during the squalls. Many of the crew never sailed again. I decided that would be my last offshore race. 2002 Fremantle to Geraldton. Thunderstorms so thick you could see the flashing down below with eyes shut. Similar swell but only 25-30 knots 2008 Fremantle to Bunbury and ret
  6. Imagine if our leader treated people like people rather than just if they were like his daughters.
  7. I guess you’re new to America’s Cup? The 132 years of rule changing before Australia 2 won wasn’t too flash from a sportsmanship side of things either.
  8. We had 1 case of community transmission in Western Australia last weekend. We were locked down for a week. Now we need to wear masks for a week. Back to normally back to normal next weekend trusting we don’t have any more cases.
  9. I for one was happy to finally see an American team that didn’t just reek of assholes. Terry was a great bloke to have in front of the cameras and the intimate videos behind the scenes I found quite fascinating. Certainly a shame to see them go down in straight sets but that’s the game. A shame for Dean and some of the comments on this forum are disgusting, even for Anarchy.
  10. Lucky 1987, 2000 and 2003 weren't when the America's Cup was 'big in global terms'
  11. Slam any ultra light displacement day sailor boat down from 30 foot and I am sure some shit will break.
  12. Glad they couldnt dump the main any more - Dean and the leeward helm would be wiped off.
  13. What a great video. So unlike America’s Cup
  14. Amazing they kept it afloat. I wonder if something internally became dislodged and sent through? I would have thought the slam would push the hull inwards and not smash a rectangle out.
  15. Amazing they kept it afloat
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