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  1. Sorry - should be clueless - not glueless - still thinking off the horse I backed that came second last weekend, that should get the green dream and go to the glue factory! Sorry - back to boats.
  2. Billy E Goat - we are talking about Marketing Exec's who would sell the TV rights to their mother's bowel operation for a moderate ammount of cash (which would possibly see them able to put some petrol in their Audi's) to allow them travel to their next victim's office where they have another chance to promise the world and delivery doom to some poor glueless suspect. As for the privacy act - this would be laughed at by the marketers and given the old chestnut - "no this is the norm now - everybody does this a standard procudure when a company wants a customer list - honestly, nothing (for
  3. Looked like some good racing over the Lipton Regatta - there was an Adams 10 that lost its mast in the last race on Damp Saturday. A real pity for the guys as they were only about a hundred or so metres from the finish line with what looked like a "surprise" gybe and down it all came. Pity because based on times it looked like they may have had that race in the bag. That would have given the guys 3 bullets and a nice position to sit in at the end of what was a long,tiring and difficult day. The boat with its new rags (all round) was flying and going high and fast - the sails looked great - a
  4. Hell Flatbag - only 47 rums or beers and the hamburger then a "lookoutunder" I hope this happened on the way out to the start line for the morning race? Maybe you should alter your breakfast intake to Vodka & Orange instead of rum?? Anyway - back to the tread - the regatta pricing is ridiculous. Overheard a "crew person" last night bletting that most people were narrow minded and stupid to think that RGYC were overchanging - that it was more than reasonable costings and that we should all just grow up. Her thought process was that for $750(?) for 14 races was cheap, if your boat had 6 pe
  5. God Flippin Out - I am also becoming very worried about the ways of the world - Walrus making sense - what is going wrong??? All of these years and posts!!! I am now nearly proud to be jumping on to the "Walrus Bandwagon" The RGYC is out of control with these charges and the only way to end this lunacy is to "Vote with the Boat" - Don't go! I believe in my heart of hearts that RGYC know that is an outrage to charge this but they are to Corporate driven and fucking greedy to back down and they are having a punt that all of us dumb yachties will "just give them another chance to see if
  6. I hear that both BIG boats are for sale - Shogun and Dolly - and skippers are looking at a big ditch effort for the next E22 worlds in AUS, God knows it has to be cheaper.
  7. Thanks OCS - As said - not sure on all involved but great effort by all. Well done on listing the guys from RGYC - I hope I have not left any one out - All guys from any Melbourne fleet - A big well done
  8. Very well said Flat Bag - We all snipe one and other from time to time but when something like this happens it makes us all aware how precious life is and how loved ones can be lost so quickly. I was only talking to Bernie and Robert about a week or so ago at Royals and they were all so happy and carefreee. They would have received the news maybe the next day. How suddenly life can change. My heartfelt condoloences to the Case family. On a lighter (sic) note and with a direct link to the Melbourne Big Boat Fleet Thread - a big boat sailor from within this link is sitting (I think) 3rd
  9. Great thought from you Flattie - along with OCS, I also agree that it would be a great idea. In case of interest, I believe the funeral will be at Willy (Nelson Bros) with a wake at SYC - no day or times as yet and this has NOT been 100% confirmed. I will try to confirm with Nitro when he returns with Peter's body the details and will post. Nitro only left Melb. on Monday or Tuesday to go back o/s to continue his campaign and was greeted (sic) by this news and will accompany with others (Damo King I think) the body back - a difficult thing for anyone to do. Black flags would be a fitt
  10. Hey Walrus, I got out a bit early from my meeting - raced home got my PFD - notebook - dictaphone and my camera, even had to stop and have "A nervous twinkle" due to the excitement factor of finally getting the chance to maybe have a steer or at least sit on a A10. And I get down to Royals ( nice front fence ) and there is NO ONE THERE - WTF!!!!! I'm going back to SYC where I can get ignored by a better class of person
  11. Thanks for your post Don, I know if you had a boat you would have been there, even maybe with a 8 mt. cat !! I understand that you also have a dislike with the current set-up withh the AC, understanding and accepting all of this - I struugle as to why you or parties from other clubs do not get together and start some talks about some (any)talks about some changes for next year. Rather than just say about money that a club is generating from it, gee, it was great to see all the competitors that sailed all come over for the presentation, and spend all that money over the bar and the kitchen (ye
  12. Yes, that may well be the case, why then don't you put in a great team ( which you could if you wanted to and put your ego's aside) win the old mug back and measure the income stream it could generate to your club. Or as others have said - It just doesn't matter to you?? Tradation ceases when effort is lost, there are a lot of good and deserving names on that trophy, (from all clubs) put that thought before your own. Not directed straight at you Don, but worthy of a thought It is my belief that each club picks the best team available. SYC entered the best boats and crews avail
  13. I see by the bookings, that this could be a sell out and a lot of people are keen to have a look at these cool but old boats, I have a meeting first thing - Walrus, would it be possible to reserve a berth in the second sitting, say about 10.30??? Always up to learning something where I can. Thanks for the offer.
  14. Yeah, I agree Chucky, they may not have had the A team but don't take away from Royals, it was a good win and well done to all concerned. Also check the previous posts, I have said well done to all that made the effort. I hope that someone can take it away next year, bring it on!!
  15. phb - it is only my honest opinion, not a dig at anyone in particular, but a lot of guys at Sandy have invested ?? a lot of money in having specialist boats built by guys that know how to build great boats, but they are all after an edge, and that edge is received when all the planets aline in a particular order and as we know, this does not happen very often. Royals have been guilty of this also but with a difference, the boats that are designed to reach like the wind (sorry for the pun) still go out and represent themselves and the club even knowing that the weather gods will be against them
  16. My fingers got a bit tongue tied rezutng in sum pore speeelin" I meant TRADITION
  17. Yes, that may well be the case, why then don't you put in a great team ( which you could if you wanted to and put your ego's aside) win the old mug back and measure the income stream it could generate to your club. Or as others have said - It just doesn't matter to you?? Tradation ceases when effort is lost, there are a lot of good and deserving names on that trophy, (from all clubs) put that thought before your own. Not directed straight at you Don, but worthy of a thought
  18. Hey TE, I don't know how you run your races over where the shiny new club house is - or should I say shiny factory is, but over at our CLUB, when we have a club race and all clubs boats take part, we all have a crack at each other in the same weather. You do what you can in what you have.Maybe we should fill Edihad Stadium with water, close the roof and sail indoors with pre directional fans set at an exact speed, yep - that would work Isn't that what the sport of sailing is about - tee shirts one day / foulies the next?? We still sail the same boat. Some days are great days and some are
  19. To "The Bone" Your welcome - and may your skin be strong, it is needed on this site! Thank you for your info on the news regarding Cadance - that was nice to hear - another foredeckie is amongst us!! Hope to hear of yet another arrival soon - I'm sure that while this next one may not shit his pants, I'm sure it will be always at the owner(s) wallets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good to see you can now take some "heckling" old Johnny, the trip north must have relaxed you a little??? oh the simple joy in stiring the pot! Sad to hear that the IRC meeting seemed to not make to many smile, the
  20. Hey Johnny - 350 miles on a Seaway - that took care of January what do you do in Feb????????????? Luke on a big boat - great skipper but he has the respect of his current crew (well deserved and I should say he respects the talents of his crew, proof is how long they have been together and successful) Will he have the respect of the "big boat hotshots" ?? Will the owner of the boat be able to keep a good steady crew together for him to work with?? If he can be given time and talent to impart some of his talent and techique it may be a good quick boat, or will all the hotties get off when
  21. Reply to "The Bone" First and foremost - Fuck off Newbie. As for where is "The Sinking Saucer" cannot be sure but hope it is somewhere that has the use of a crushing ball or compactor, talk about a boat that makes a club look bad!!!! Which had the longest beard - the ex commodore or "the Saucer"?? Johnny Saint - back from the grave, don't tell me you also did a 350 miler round the bay in a Gwen - what did it rate?? Probably a training boat from YA/YV? Nice quality talk about the new boats coming into the Bay, bring it on, it will be great viewing and with any luck I may get
  22. Yeah !! +1 for the post paradox - funny haha!! Don, the bit I found funny in the foto was that you went to the trouble of putting a tarp over that "shit" - me - I just would have left it on or left it off. If it was worth covering, maybe something better than a $2- blue tarp. But - hey, each to their own. One mans shit is another mans treasure. But Paradox - you welcome anytime - quite funny --- a pinched submarine, haha, still brings a smile to my face. Do you think syc have noticed it's arrival yet or do you think they a apart of the "fencing team" and are just awaiting a new buyer.
  23. Hey Phil, I think you get it !! I am paying respect to the Adams, you have one for sale ??? Which one ?? I may know someone that knows someone's second cousin who may have a friend of a friend that just may know someone that is interested?? Is it listed on "the site"?? As for me buying yours - I think I'll leave that up to Gargoyle - what would I do with 2 one design boats?? Don. FFS - grow some skin yours seems a little thin - or at least have a can of hardn"up - seems you could do with it. Shit, the police for some funny foto's, now I know why I would never join SYC. Tell the syc staf
  24. Gargoyle - I see you are a newbie, so welcome ( Fuck off !! ) Please take some time and have a read of the gazillion pages that have bagged the poor old Adams in the past and their unfair rating. People hate (with a passion) getting beaten and beaten all the time by a 30 year old boat that costs about what the whinges new main would cost! They sail these "world beaters" with a cast of thousands and cannot beat "dad's army" or the "new kids on the block" in an old boat that just goes bloody well. All (most) of the new boats come in and say it was to light for them - or (ocean racing) there was
  25. Hey, JS - Who was the last footballer who you happened to see die during footy reply or WOS?? I've been following closely for many years as I still do (Hawthorn tragic - many years not a bandwagon jumper) And a long bow to suggest divorce as to why people don't sail long races. Maybe it is because as Walrus hinted - it is because when you sail some where was fuck all infastructure or safety for you and in 20 years very little has changed..Plus - in some cases you are made to feel down right not welcome, I have heard that this is quite common at Martha Cove, although why would anyone want to go
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