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    RS Aero & Hadron H2 dinghy sailor. Follows AC, VOR/TOR, Vendee, Fastnet, Sydney Hobart. Loves all things sailing

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  1. I am surprised there is any discussion on this. It is well known and discussed on this forum that HB was optimised for Vendee downhill conditions. So why are people surprised when it does "short" mixed uphill/downhill and is behind the others. The Fastnet had a very strong uphill first half. HB was built for one thing only - and sadly we never got to see the full monty. Yes, you could call it a one-trick pony - but that was the whole point wasnt it? Maybe Alan can deal with the reliability issues and get to know it better and turn the turbo on. Maybe modified foils would help too and a re-sha
  2. Smokin' ! Thankyou for that. I enjoyed watching. Am sure it was even better being there. ;-)
  3. Seems clear that the Team will lead a campaign for 2024. Though with what is anyones guess here. Time is cracking on if they want to design and build a new boat and get it fully tested and plenty of sea miles under its belt with a new skipper.
  4. Or it just means that she hasnt been sold and is still with ATR. Though ATR have been very quiet of late...
  5. 'RS400 is like an International 14' Thanks for making me larf this morning. I needed it
  6. Sailed a Bosun many, many times in my teens with my Dad, who was in the Navy. Heavy and built like a brick shithouse, but you can have a lot of fun in a blow. I thought they were perfect boats for what they were designed for. Safe, sturdy, not too slow (except in the light), and fun. Would be quite keen to sail one again - as I would with another Firefly of that era.
  7. If you were to hike, where would you hike from? The seats or the side decks? The cockpit well is quite narrow for straps to hike from the seat area, yet, if from the side decks, the straps would have to be positioned quite high?
  8. Thats fine - stick with IRC 2,3,4 whilst I, and many others, will continue to drool over the big boys toys as well as watch and appreciate IRC 2,3,4. There is room for everybody :-)
  9. Just a hunch, but I don’t really think Scorpios was pushed that hard on her first time out…
  10. Is Scorpios the new Comanche? Time will tell. I am glad that there are billionaires who can fulfil their dreams so that we can share in them :-)
  11. One of the many I took of Skorpios today. (the photo wont upload here) Skorpios
  12. A small sample of the many hundreds of photos I took today from the Hurst Castle vantage point. Skorpios, Hugo Boss, Apivia, 11th Hour Racing etc. I will add more tomorrow when I have time to edit - the Ultims etc. Enjoy the boat porn.... ;-) Linky here :- Fastnet 2021
  13. Have got some cracking photos from the vantage point of Hurst Castle. Will edit and post tonight. Scorpios looked quite relaxed but going well.
  14. As I mentioned on the Fastnet thread, I will be at Hurst Castle taking photos with my long lens camera. So guess you will have to wait until Sunday (and after I have edited them all). Skorpios is high on my priority list, though its a shame she is starting on last fleet and will be ploughing in to the rest of the fleet by the time she reaches hurst
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