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About DickDastardly

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  1. I think I did that Port Hacking regatta too, Steamer might have been on board as well IIRC. Long time ago now. I do remember getting the 5.5 planing one day in a hair dryer westerly on Pittwater. Not an experience to forget in one of those...
  2. Yeah I remember racing JOG with Bruce Ritchie in the early 80s in his largely self-designed 30 footer Jan V, we had a ball and went well but there was this JOG special called J-Law IIRC that was really hard to beat. I think there was a sister to J-Law too, can't remember what it was called. Maybe Kel Steinman designs?
  3. Nah, stern foil. Inspired by International 14 practice
  4. A previous Wild thing got extended somewhat, from I think 70 to 80 or thereabouts.
  5. It finished the 1994 Sydney-Hobert race, competed in 93 too but retired.
  6. Really sweet boats - a logical successor to the IOR Half Tonner designed for IMS, fully offshore capable and not much heavier than the OD Farr 30, FKA Mumm 30 - another sweet Bruce Farr design of the same era. The addition of a swept back carbon rig, mini prod and Code Zeros will have made it even better than original spec. http://www.farrdesign.com/297.htm
  7. Yep, aka Edake, Bin Rouge etc.
  8. Nah, different one. This is the one Dr Daryl had in his early days.
  9. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEDauGt2dHA From 17:00
  10. she was light blue originally IIRC, red trim stripes
  11. Is this still sailing? Brilliant all the same but it paints a good picture of how hard it would be for a new team to enter this game. https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/mckinsey-digital/how-we-help-clients/flying-across-the-sea-propelled-by-ai?cid=other-eml-alt-mip-mck&hdpid=e2ae8d87-aca4-4c44-a8ba-3ddf591149d7&hctky=1404493&hlkid=8f69ec3256044f61bad7df9f9794ffae#
  12. Insightful view IMHO. I agree in no small part based on more recent evidence. The TNZ culture seems to do well when the rules are new and the design space allows a lot of innovation and good gains. But, look back to 2007 and TNZ came within a second in the last race of winning the Cup after the killer type-form had been in place in that class for maybe 15 years and around 100 IACC boats built - totally diminishing returns territory. And, in that and the 2003 iterations Oracle tanked, despite outspending the rest by multiples.
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