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  1. The decision that always confused me was awarding Glenn Ashby the Australian Sailing male sailor of the year award for winning the America’s Cup. While sailing for New Zealand.


    Am I the only person who thought that the voting panel missed the target on that one?

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  2. 9 minutes ago, Dark Cloud said:

    And so it seems the douchebags at AS are now trying to usurp the biggest rating system in oz. Poor darlings can't have much else to do in these Covid times

    Is that based on the fact that they’re advertising for a Ratings Manager?

    I’m half tempted to apply, but they’ve asked for a relevant tertiary qualification... which would have to be a qualified Naval Architect? Oh, and when you mention having an Employee Assistance Program as a “benefit,” it makes me wonder what the hell goes on there.

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  3. 2 hours ago, lydia said:
    COVID Symptoms
    Most common symptoms:
    dry cough
    Less common symptoms:
    aches and pains
    sore throat
    loss of taste or smell
    a rash on skin, or discolouration of fingers or toes
    Serious symptoms:
    difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
    chest pain or pressure
    loss of speech or movement

    Severe Hangover Symptoms


    dry cough


    sore throat

    aches and pains

    loss of speech or movement





    This could get tricky!!

    Fixed it for you.

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  4. 4 hours ago, jack_sparrow said:

    Then get that extension lead from the garage they got on their first Father's Day, never tested and whack it on a marina circuit breaker that it last got tested when they last got a blow job from the wife. Before they leave to get on the piss they religiously check their on board DC electrical systems are in order because they know most instances of onboard fires are electrical and when unattended.

    What could go wrong. :lol:

    You know my wife??

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  5. 10 hours ago, SCANAS said:

    I bought a boat a few months back but haven’t had a chance to get the boys out for a race. You can check us out on our Team Page online, just search Blue Waffle. I renamed the boat after my passions, the deep blue & waffles. Let me know what you think. 

    You bastard. I’ve now got WeetBix all over my screen.

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  6. 6 hours ago, Fah Kiew Tu said:

    If there is no alternative body to AS, just *why* do they need to do better?

    Fact is, they don't because you've nowhere else to go, on your own admission. And you have no vote in anything.


    IIRC before the Magic 25’s were recognised as a class they held an “Intergalactics” rather than a Nationals so they could do what they wanted the way they wanted to.


    Self governing.... by the sailors, for the sailors?

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  7. 53 minutes ago, Rawhide said:

    Every time AS want to add further cost to my sailing in the name of keeping me safer, it should be  a mandatory part of the process that they identify some other requirement(s) whichare made superfluous by the new requirement. If they cant do this, then the new equipment can't be of much benefit can it?

    Can that also apply to staff?

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  8. 6 hours ago, LB 15 said:

    Only 10 people allowed to gather on board so the beautiful people of Rushcutters bay can’t hire a little man to leave the cockpit and do all that working class stuff up the front. They must have to unwrap the cling film from their cheese platter themselves as well. 

    But... but.... who’s going to mix my espresso martini’s? I’m not making my own.

  9. 1 hour ago, Jethrow said:

    RPA is starting up then as well. They are having crew limits to conform to Covid- policy and I think non-spinnaker is to keep crew numbers down for everyone (not give us shorthanders an advantage ;))

    Correct. Apparently the start date and “no more than 10 crew” rule was agreed on by a group of the Commodores from major Sydney and Pittwater clubs.


    The Catholic Youth Club at Rushcutter’s Bay have announced that anyone breaking the crew limit will be disqualified and face sanctions from the club’s disciplinary committee. They’re not f*cking around.

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  10. 4 hours ago, pulpit said:


    I think the 86 had the deck cut off and used on the next boat and the hull was sold off.

    Wharro had a white 70 footer designed by Murray, Burns & Dovell back in the late 90’s / early 00’s that used a spare rig from an IACC boat. If memory serves, the rig came from Spirit.


    He then put that boat into the shed, lengthened it to 80 feet and painted it fluro green. I can’t recall if the water ballast was part of the original build or the rebuild.


    The boat was later sold to David Dicker (current owner of the Dovell 50 canting keel harbour racer Atomic). He renamed her Martingale and went automation crazy so you’d see this 80 footer tearing around Sydney Harbour with 2 or 3 crew. IIRC he’s a software/systems engineer and his boats live next to Star City casino.

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  11. 6 hours ago, DickDastardly said:

    Hmmmm.  Maybe but that’s max sea breeze season so a high probability of extended Railmeat action. 

    I’ll take high side rail meat in shorts over low side railmeat in two sets of thermals, boots, bear suit, fleece jacket, hand warmers, hot water bottle, scarf, ski gloves and Nana’s tea cosy.


    Those 2 am watches are bollocks!

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  12. 1 hour ago, lydia said:

    Looks like no Hobart at this stage unless you finish and return to the mainland.

    Or the whole fleet quarantines down the Channel for 14 days.

    Hard border in place at least to October at this time.

    But plans to move the Sydney to Gold Coast race to October could be a winner. Going north at that time of year sounds very bloody pleasant!

  13. On 5/3/2020 at 9:52 PM, TUBBY said:

    Icefire & sister Ozfire weren't that big.

    43 or 45'  somewhere in that range.  Quick downhill for the day but only average on the wind.

    45 foot. Super quick once you cracked off, but entirely the wrong shape to go upwind. And with two of the smallest steering wheels in history, so leverage was an issue...

  14. 7 hours ago, Left Shift said:

    What are the symmetrical white gelcoated" bins" each side of the companion way?  Hanging lockers?  Water ballast tanks?  ???

    Nav station one side, wet or ropes locker on the other.

    The third TP52 Yassou / Glory / Wot Yacht / Wot Eva has a nav station to starboard, opposite the oven.

    I don’t think TP52 nav stations migrated to under the cockpit until gen 2 or possibly even 3.

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