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  1. Actually it is somehow the reverse situation !! The Yacht-Club which had founded the One-ton-Cup had regained their cup in the early sixties, just to face the demise of the 6mR class, no more challenges !! One of their officers, Mr Peytel conceived the brilliant idea to promote level-class racing within the then burgeoning fleet of RORC racers. (If you want to find competitors follow what owners are buying) Such was the success of the two first events that the "Ton-classes" were born ...... Peytel was even quoted saying "we had planned on a friendly meeting of the French, B
  2. Oh yes that's older than us ....... 14th century celtic boat (replica)
  3. So big were the numbers of "Scampis" and Magnusson's "Ballad" built, that it might not have left room for anybody else?
  4. That is great Sleddog and .... so good to read "Alan has deepened NELLY's keel to a design by Larry Tuttle". ! Kind of news I like.
  5. At the time, I had been only too happy to see a brass plate with " design by Philip L. Rhodes". How's that about misplaced trust
  6. Although I would rank a Biscay crossing in a mine sweeper which moved in the gale, hour after hour, as an IOR boat before a death roll as one of my more frightening experiences ........
  7. Second you 100% on the press. We came back, retired, in the middle of the night. After a few hours sleep and a quick phone call home, we regrouped on the Plymouth quay. Then comes this guy, long gray hairs and a "Colombo" like raincoat. "How did you guys on "Javlin" do ?" he says in French. A lot of ?????? were surrounding our heads till we realise we wear early "Javlin" fleece jackets . After introducing himself as the reporter sent by the largest french tabloïd, he went straight to his concern, "have you lost any friends ?" telling us the Dutch warship was bringing back corpses.
  8. Thank you for the story P. Wop. When we reached Plymouth (retired) I felt we were no where as decent sailors as we previously thought .... just to hear a lot of stories and tick-off a number of "bad job" boxes. Now, 40 + years later, you help me tick te last remaining box: "unable to keep a proper DR for very long hours" . Thanks PS: no engine and no electronics bar the RDF.
  9. Tabasco V !! a Joubert-Nivelt "close follow-up" on their 79 admiralers "Dugenou" and "Accanito", and the way to things to come with their succesful"Diva" series. Has the added advantage to hv been built by this supreme Swiss yard "Egger" .
  10. Clear ! You are right I was not commenting the fate of "Occitane" , but thought this was a good indication that Company secretaries worldwide are looking hard at expenses be it shop rents and manning or "promotional expenses". Everything points out to Money being harder to come in the years to come.
  11. Could be ... although he looks to me as a pretty sensible guy ......
  12. Occitane: Not too surprising that, with malls and "non essential" shops repeteadly closed in a number of coutries, an international owner would request a severe revisal of the P & L account. When this company , last week, filed Chapter 11 for their US shops, the writing was on the wall for "non essentials" expenses. Unfortunately this might be an hint of things to come.
  13. As for NYYC I don't know .. yet .. but other teams have fabricated steel rudder blades, as was the case in Bermuda already. By hear say the choice of material would result from the profile and at the same time the need to make room for elevator commands going inside. As for shafts I do not know.
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