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  1. As always, there is lots of pocket pissing on here about the raging hot favourites for line and handicap honours.

    As we all know in the history of this race, they don't always salute the judge at Battery Point so who are the handicap smokies to watch this time, and why?



  2. 4 hours ago, Recidivist said:

    Are you sure she was a ONE-tonner?  40' is pretty big for a 1T - she looks quite similar to Dynamite 2 which I think was 42' and a TWO wonner.  IIRC, the 1104s like Piccolo were One Tonners.

    Later one tonners were all around 40ft. Nadia was def a 1 tonner. Lou's Ultimate Challenge, a Hobart winner, was a Dubois 40 one tonner.

  3. 30 minutes ago, jack_sparrow said:

    A up and back race under a steady 10/15k after a soft start and a rock solid TWD. Those conditions and resultant TWA's probably sit around Comanche's 75% optimum numbers, for BJ higher than that.

    "Impressive"??? ."scary" is the word that comes more quickly to mind. WOXI hiding in the kennel or has an answer to that but keeping it under wraps? 

    WOXI  to be a late scratching from the big show? The Injun is a different and much more dangerous beast this year. Oats and Ricko on a hiding to nothing.

  4. On 11/25/2018 at 9:32 PM, jack_sparrow said:

    Actually its not. Mate my guess is the majority of girls on that boat would have you for breakfast.

    Spit, or swallow?

    Seriously, there is not a weak link in that team but lack of prep time in the boat pre-race will be their shortcoming. 

  5. 13 minutes ago, Recidivist said:

    Well, they sure as hell aren't going to sail it to Hobart 6-up.  It will be interesting to see who makes up the bulk of the crew - that will help show whether it's a good thing for women's sailing, or sailing generally for that matter.

    Ocean Respect Racing Crew List
    Stacey Jackson – Skipper
    Dee Caffari – Reserve PIC (Deputy Skipper)
    Carolijn Brouwer – Helm
    Libby Greenhalgh – Navigator
    Sue Cafer – Trimmer
    Sophie Ciszek- Bow (man?) Person
    Katie Spithill – Tactics
    Vanessa Dudley – Trimmer
    Bianca Cook – Trimmer
    Jade Cole – Pit
    Faraday Brooke Martin – Boat Captain
    Keryn McMaster – Main trimmer
    Katie Pettibone – Trimmer

    Lots of "trimmers" listed there but I understand that sort of thing is very popular with the ladies these days...


  6. 1 hour ago, lydia said:

    Sorry, I just can't anyone seriously who says they are promoting an environmental cause in a all carbon epoxy boat with a carbon rig with carbon sails.

    I could not calculate it but how much energy does it take to make 1 kg of epoxy or 1m2 of mainsail.

    And that is before cubic metres of landfill on disposal.

    At least the Plastiki guy had some serious commitment and that was 10 years ago.

    Agree with you Lydia; yachting is not a sound platform if you're pushing the environmental barrow. There's the synthetic cordage, synthetic wet weather gear, diesel engine with fossil fuels and 24/7 exhaust, toxic paint systems and lots more. Perhaps they should be sailing a wooden boat?

    Then there's the issue of a last minute hand picked crew of no doubt very capable female sailors, sailing in a bloke's boat and the accompanying media blitz. The all female thing was first done in 1975 and had way more cred in a much less accepting time than today. All a bit too fabricated. To all those equally capable women sailing south in mixed crew boats, you have my utmost admiration and respect. Stunts like this demean the cause of women in sailing.

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  7. 10 hours ago, hoppy said:

    I don't mind it when he's being a know it all cunt, but when he starts acting like a obnoxious cunt hiding behind his anonymity, that crosses the line.


    This is more like the Anarchy we know and love. Back to the essence of what this place has always been about.

    Cunts calling other cunts, cunts.

    Excellent work. Carry on lads.


  8. 2 hours ago, Your Mom said:

    So I finally decided to catch up on the SH news, and read this thread from start to finish this afternoon.

    Am I understanding correctly that @Couta asked for advice here, liked what he heard, bought Limit based on that, and now has her (now Voodoo) home from San Diego and ready for SH18?

    If so, that boat really ought to have a Sailing Anarchy logo somewhere conspicuous.

    I think you will find Couta is just one of the lackeys, not an owner.


    Pulling together some talent on that boat for Hobart from what I hear. 

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  9. Just noticed on a rare visit to Bookface, Yoti having Philosophers surveyed for a punter today 31/10

    That's taken a while, by now she's probs a few bucks down on asking I would reckon. Good boat, ex Akatea that one.

    Hard to tell with No Fearr if she's just a slow C-40 or just not all that well sailed. Hasn't done much for years since Coombsy had it.

  10. On 9/5/2018 at 12:42 PM, jack_sparrow said:

    I'm surprised Insurers are asking you to disclose a "minimum crew number" and therefore attaching that as a policy condition. Sounds to me as though your voluntary and unnecessary disclosure might be creating a problem that isn't there and underwriters (majority international) have no issue with.

    Crikey! Next thing they'll be asking for disclosure of crew experience or even worse, crew skills. Fucked, I tells ya.

    Some boats would be way safer sailed solo.

  11. On 7/23/2017 at 9:20 AM, billy backstay said:


    A man marries a woman believing that she will never change.


    A woman marries a man believing that she can change him.


    Sadly, they are both wrong, most of the time~  !!

    The bride arrives at the Church. She walks down the aisle towards the altar while the congregation sings a hymn.

    And that's where she gets her inspiration: I'll Alter Him.

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