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  1. They could give away Rum and COkes and it would still be a shitty event these days.. Upwind downwind course in the outer harbour - boring. Try the Sunday inner harbour race around fixed channel marks.. I still remember the Gybe mark when Police Car broke its vang.......We made the cover of Australian Sailing. But to be fair, scheduling a race through the channel with a ship incoming last year was exciting, if it was an entirely unencessary potentially homicidal act by the race committee. We got to within Ten metres of 5000 tones of ship, as did others, due to a moronic decision
  2. I agree with Flatbag, did it last year against my better judgement and thus reminded myself why its now an expensive waste of time.
  3. Walrus took time of from attending to his aircraft to go to Geelong this year and was mostly pleasantly surprised. Best entertainment was Sunday morning tacking up the narrows with a ship coming the other way - most interesting, I hope RGYC can arrange it again next year. The cruiser racer divisions had a real course to sail, not this crazy upwind/downwind IRC farce ( "Daffy, the wind has swung 0.00035 degrees Left, could you move the bottom mark 27.0913 cm. East after the last boat is around down there?"). The range of stalls was again pitiful, but at least that might give RGYC f
  4. Walrus is getting ready for the most important race of the year: the Phoenix Trophy passage race to QCYC!
  5. Mexican: Gee, well there is the problem Mexxy. You see mate, I always thought that the "key stakeholders" were the owners and crews of the competitors yachts. This event is not like some fucking rock concert where the band plays no matter who attends, if their ain't no boats then your "festival of sail" is just a bunch of fucking unemployed Geelong Bogans wandering around looking for a fight. I mean think of it Mexxy, There is a crew to organise, food and drink to be purchased and a boating asset worth between $10,000 and $3,000,000 or so to be punted down to Geelong - and we
  6. The Aframax tanker - what's it rate?
  7. Last I heard was that a new nose would be fitted in Sydney.
  8. Who pays for the measuring, and remeasuring, and remeasuring ad nauseam, of the Adams 10 that continues to smoke the fleet for at least the Fifth year in succession? Face it guys, this boat is perfect for Port Phillip, Lake Macquarie, the Solent and a host of other places. Someone should run a research project about what unique characteristics of this design make it so good. My guess is that the polar is almost circular.
  9. Word is that our (and others) complaints have been noted and that action will be taken after the event to ensure this never happens again.
  10. Next cruise is on 77,000 tonnes.
  11. Ka bump. Paella was excellent on New Years Eve. Prawns and Oysters on NYD even better. Paradise is still going strong.
  12. General feeling as of today is that RGYC and its associates have used up whatever goodwill was left, and cutting the entry fees won't change the outcome. People are creatures of habit and once the decision to miss the event was taken, a lot of crews have made other plans that won't be reversed. RGYC needs to understand the concept of "Mindshare" and YV needs to understand that there are plenty of sports and pastimes competing with sailing for peoples attention, time and money.
  13. Giddy Up: Unless I am much mistaken, people like me were competing in the Geelong Regatta before you were even born. I've lost count of how many I've attended, probably on the same basis as everyone else - if you actually remember the weekend, you obviously weren't there, but I would guess at least Twenty. I've not only contributed, as hundreds of dollars worth of sodden beer tickets pulled out of the washing machine testify, I've even worked the regatta as an on water volunteer once or twice. Since Skandia and "Professional Event Managers" came along and took over the event, I an
  14. Giddy Up: Not since cretins like you came on the scene.
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