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  1. 17 hours ago, Livia said:

    So Glen, is any AS money going to enrich the life of the AS coach that got a head sentence of 13 years yesterday.

    Flowers for his cell maybe.

    So this one doesn’t sink without a trace... 13 years is a pretty hefty sentence?


  2. 3 hours ago, grs said:

    Great stuff, fantastic application of your tax payer dollar. Enriching lives through sport, no less.

    Good God, I hope you’re being sarcastic.


    A fantastic application of my tax payer dollar would be upgrading our local schools, hospital or the local Morris Dancing studio. Enrich my life that way.


    And this may be the first post in this thread that isn’t specifically targeted at Australian Sailing or the AST.


    But I have an issue with using tax payer dollars to send guys like Nathan Outteridge to the Olympics so that they can then translate that into America’s Cup rides where they get paid significantly better than a living wage, without ever returning those Australian tax payer dollars as they’re a resident of Japan, Sweden, America or Tuvalu.


    Oh. Darn. I guess this post was a hack at the AST machine after all. Although, I don’t really care if it’s Sailing, Javelin, Basketball or Skateboarding. Using tax dollars to send people to the Olympics is a huge waste of money, in my (not very) humble opinion.

    But go ahead... tell me how Olympic Skateboarding is building a better quality of life for my family?? At least women’s beach volleyball has ancillary benefits.

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  3. 5 hours ago, BoatSlut said:

    You missed the (small) qualifier

    *Clubs currently under Covid state restrictions/lockdown. All sites across the country will only proceed if it is safe to do so, pending COVID restrictions across that State or Territory at the time.

    Which isn’t going to be any time in the next month for Sydney. So the email is a pointless “hurry up and wait” exercise for someone.

  4. I also got an interesting email from Australian Sailing today telling me which yacht clubs in Sydney I can gather at to watch some Olympic sailing.


    Which would be great. If we weren’t in a fucking lockdown. And those clubs weren’t closed.

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  5. 12 hours ago, Gissie said:

    The blood sucking pro’s will be fighting it all the way. A boat with a spot for one pro only, not something they will support. Unless they can find an owner willing to just fund it, then there are still only two spots. 

    Plus it’s hard to point the finger elsewhere when there is just you and the owner to chose from. :lol:

    You’ve got it all backwards - imagine a program where your minimum pro quota is 50% ?


    Free hotel rooms and flights for all!


    Just don’t ask me who delivers the boat home...

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  6. 11 hours ago, LB 15 said:

    Ah yes these young people to day. Back in the day we would sail through a gale in our taft plastic jackets, eat the homing pigeons and take turns to roger the bow boy in the forepeak after a few tots of rum.

    But will the young people today listen to you?

    Noooooooooooooooooooooo Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

    I thought it was “Roger the Cabin Boy?”

    At least, he said his name was Roger....

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  7. 8 hours ago, The Dark Knight said:



    I recall that someone converted one of the last IMS maxis a decade or so ago into a pilot house motor yacht. I think it was one of the S&S boats, but you could buy this hull for $10k and spend $2 million to get a $500,000 boat?

  8. 9 hours ago, Dark Cloud said:

    How does AS feel about a member bullying another member?

    Could they not all just meet behind the bike sheds after school?


    ”You’re a cunt!”


    ”No, YOU’RE a cunt!”



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  9. On 4/13/2021 at 11:24 AM, LB 15 said:

    Holy fuck! I know Mark well and had no idea this was happening. 

    I might dial back on my Hitler video productions!


    On 4/14/2021 at 12:00 PM, twistandtape said:

    News Just In:

    Matt Allen has partitioned AS to permanently BAN Mark Hipgrave due to him "speaking out" regarding the legal proceedings.

    He was especially ticked off by Hugo Van Krestschmar's comments of support on the GoFundMe page.

    It will be interested to see how this plays out especially considering money talks.

    It’s played.... check the front page.

  10. On 3/12/2021 at 10:15 AM, Tarnish said:

    We are just a couple of posts in... and already we have the “rudder” argument and the famous “hanging” picture. Now all we need is “deposit or STFU” and “what’s it rate”. It is amazing, after all of these years, the strong reactions to this boat. 

    I dunno about them windows!

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  11. 5 hours ago, Couta said:

    Even funnier when you find out that the offending boat had paid sailors on board....PHS?? FFS!!!

    Didn’t Envy Scooters have this same problem in the 2019 Hobart race?


    Port/Starboard with paid sailors on board?

  12. 4 hours ago, Livia said:


    You up to date yet?

    Maybe ring your Commodore and ask for an update.

    Being a few early morning meetings of the directors of the New Beach Road Barbacue club last week I hear.

    I doubt the Commodore would take my call?


    Given that I didn’t get the email sent to all members last Thursday with the board’s position on two handed racing, clearly I’m on the out? Then again... what would be new?


    Unless... the meetings were about me. Again.

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