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Jason AUS

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  1. 5 minutes ago, Next Level said:

    What’s the new smuggler?

    it appears that celestial is now the old ambition??

    Which makes the old Celestial the new...

    Hint: you answered your own question.


    There’s a shit tin of boat upgrading happening this year???

  2. 25 minutes ago, TheUltimateSockPuppet said:

    Or worse Anthony Mundine


    True. But Mundine is the World Champion of the “Talk it Up” cup.


    On that basis alone he’d make a great yachty. “And I nearly banged Miss September on the plane home from Hobart. If she’d been on the plane. And if I’d been on the plane, instead of drunk asleep under the table at Customs House. But I nearly banged her!”

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  3. 6 hours ago, LB 15 said:

    Save it until New Years. All the contestants should be in by then. ‘The clash at Constitution’ would be a cracker!

    You can’t. All the serious racers have gone home by then, and only us second class citizens are left behind. It’d be like advertising a Tyson fight, and Iron Mike being subbed last minute by Aussie Joe Buggner.

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  4. 58 minutes ago, Dark Cloud said:

    Yes, and you could prob get it measured again next week, by a different measurer and have slightly different results

    But an IRC endorsed certificate will see you right. Doesn’t the Blue Book rule 14.6 say “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Hobart podium except through me.” ?


    Or that may be the bible... I forget?

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  5. 1 hour ago, Curious said:

    My bias is that one of them has behaved on SA in a vicious, bullying, dishonest and vile way

    You’re kidding, right? Have you ever read any of the forum threads in this place? 99.9% of the posters here have some form of mental instability. Myself included.

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  6. 7 minutes ago, ALL@SEA said:

    And after breaking the stat and having to sail back after building a good lead... but wasn't she Hong Kong or somewhere? I sailed up the Derwent that year between the two of them on my laser - being tossed about in the spectator wake trying to run square - one of the most frightening sails of my life at that young age!

    She broke the start and was recalled 20 minutes later. She was flagged in Hong Kong as her owner had significant business interests there before the handover.


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  7. 3 hours ago, Bill E Goat said:

    Kudos for George Snow to want an Australian Designed and built boat but she was a well sailed pig.  Never won anything against similar sized boats and was the only local Maxi around.  Sails listed are all 12 years old so you would have to stump up for a full new set, could be a good fast crusier but 14ft draft might not help

    The year she won she finished 9 minutes in front of Exile - a 62 footer

    To be fair, Exile was one of the boats that put R/P on the map. She was ridiculously quick, and had half the North Sails team on board. If you were looking for a “best Aussie boat of the 90’s” she’s well up there.


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  8. On 9/25/2019 at 10:30 AM, LionIsland said:

    That’s some crazy shit, right there. 

    But, Shirley, trying to apply that mad idea without a decent counter balancing weight, say the swinging keel,  (which, I suppose, can operate a little more “normally” in non foiling conditions) to an ocean going vessel is nigh on impossible.


    Don’t call me Shirley.


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  9. On 9/25/2019 at 5:22 AM, Lakrass said:

    The third leg to have stability is the hull and it sails better with the back end in the water rather than the front end.

    The AC45/48 sailed more bow down (with rudder foils), but I imagine in this case that when doing 25 knots + and you meet a wave bow up is preferable to “Kursk mode.”

  10. On 9/19/2019 at 8:04 AM, SCANAS said:

    So was it Broomstick or Gusto1 that sat in Adelaide for years. After this refresh I think it was Broomstick??

    Gusto 1.


    Broomstick spent some time sailing as Dodo for Adrian Dunphy (spelling?) in a Hobart race or two, a Coffs race and was then sold to NZ, cruise-I-fied and is now for sale again.

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