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OK...so I've nearly sobered up... and want to say a few things to the SA team that have followed the Voodoo story. Firstly  - Thank you for your support and input! From the outset I've put though

I was on shore for my live interview show, and then live with the ABC Grandstand radio for the start.  Channel 7 has full rights to all live vision - so there was really no point going on the wat

I have received dozen emails/private messages about my tracker for this year. I have updated to new Windy version and I hope it will work on boxing day https://gis.ee/sh/

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3 hours ago, doc johnson said:

I think you need to swallow some cement and harden up a bit . Nobody has commented on the owner, program, or boat . You just can’t handle it when someone commends someone’s performance in correlation to voodoo. 

You may as well correlate Voodoo's performance to a superfoiler or moth... both sailboats, yes and both shorter ..... you're idiot

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16 minutes ago, PIL66 said:

You may as well correlate Voodoo's performance to a superfoiler or moth... both sailboats, yes and both shorter ..... you're idiot

“Your idiot “ yeah good job makes sense. Maybe go back and read what boat were actually being compared “You idiot” (that’s how you say it). Maybe that’s why u ride the dock not the big boats anymore .

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4 minutes ago, doc johnson said:

“Your idiot “ yeah good job makes sense. Maybe go back and read what boat were actually being compared “You idiot” (that’s how you say it). Maybe that’s why u ride the dock not the big boats anymore .

What boat do you ride you arrogant little prick?

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10 minutes ago, doc johnson said:

“Your idiot “ yeah good job makes sense. Maybe go back and read what boat were actually being compared “You idiot” (that’s how you say it). Maybe that’s why u ride the dock not the big boats anymore .

Firstly, apologies on calling you an idiot...I guessed you were from your correlations .... Happy to be corrected ...

You compared a lightweight harbour / regatta racer, with no interior and straight from the TP circuit, to an ocean racer.... They're not in the same ballpark... fact.

And as far as me riding the dock... Firstly, I race my own 38 Grainger Cat and  a Volvo 70. .... I'm also not embarrassed to say here for all to read that at my age I can no longer make the grade as a professional sailor on a supermaxi as you eluded. There are very few spots in the back of these boats now days but some of my replacements lately have been the likes of  Jimmy Spithill, Daryl Wislang, John Hilderbrand, Dirk De Ridder, Kyle Langford and Brad Jackson to name a few.... Have you heard of them...?  I'm ok with being replaced by such talent.

  I've been lucky enough to be a part many big boat programs since the 80's and I'm still affiliated with the Comanche's owner and program. I'm just not part of their run on squad...I can live with that.

So that's a little about me and my "dock riding' as you call it.... and now what about you...?.. other than camping.....

BTW  whilst you are correcting me.... you wrote  "Maybe go back and read what boat were actually being compared"    Looks like i'm not the only person to mistakenly leave out a letter or word ....hypocritical much hahaha

4 minutes ago, kawalski said:

What boat do you ride you arrogant little prick?

I'd also like to know... He won't reveal himself....

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Meanwhile summizing the BB Challenge on Sydney Harbour not a lot learnt. I'm thinking BJ has sacrificed some light air speed with their changes and Wild Oats looked faster in 8 Knots today. Scallywag showed some glimpses but think she will be better come Hobart but it worries me about their lack of time on the boat. If they were dead serious surely they would have been training rather than doing the Kings Cup OS? Owner's wishes perhaps?. Naval Group were terrible and Langman says they have not sailed together for very long. Not much else to report a non eventful BB Challenge today, good one for Comanche to sit out.

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9 minutes ago, bayboy said:

Whats going on with Brindabella has she been retired to Whitsundays yet...

Just had a birthday and sitting at Birkenhead (Lack of options) Owner loves her and is planing some day sails with his family and friends this summer

 

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4 minutes ago, terrafirma said:

Meanwhile summizing the BB Challenge on Sydney Harbour not a lot learnt. I'm thinking BJ has sacrificed some light air speed with their changes and Wild Oats looked faster in 8 Knots today. Scallywag showed some glimpses but think she will be better come Hobart but it worries me about their lack of time on the boat. If they were dead serious surely they would have been training rather than doing the Kings Cup OS? Owner's wishes perhaps?. Naval Group were terrible and Langman says they have not sailed together for very long. Not much else to report a non eventful BB Challenge today, good one for Comanche to sit out.

Spot on

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I agree that looks to be a battle of wo x1 and Comanche, and Scallywag need a fair bit of work to be competitive, still think they might have a small say in S2H, not sure why Langman would buy a boat like Moneypenny and then race with virtual novices compared to the rest of the fleet at the pointy end.

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4 minutes ago, hoppy said:

You should convince him that he should take her to Hobart next year for some post S2H family cruising and volunteer to take her down in the S2H ;) Cooney must have a few friend who raced Brindi who miss out on a S2H ride on the big C

 

I’ve previously suggested the non pro’s should be given / steal & enter Maserati for their efforts. 

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27 minutes ago, PIL66 said:

Just had a birthday and sitting at Birkenhead (Lack of options) Owner loves her and is planing some day sails with his family and friends this summer

 

Nice garden ornament!

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5 hours ago, doc johnson said:

“Your idiot “ yeah good job makes sense. 

This from a sock that lists his interests as including "drinking to much"....yeah we'll take our language lessons from him...and listen intently to his inherent wisdom wrt all things sailing.  

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1 hour ago, PIL66 said:

I love that pic and so does the family... very cool... Bumblebee has taken that spot

Mrs S was staying with friends earlier this year, woke up in the morning and opened the curtains and there was the mighty Brinda's. Her phone pic.

 

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4 hours ago, DtM said:

If you have nothing good to say, say nothing.

Mum taught me right. 

Nothing against Pil, just hit quote on the wrong bit and couldn't delete the post.

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4 hours ago, Rawhide said:

We have just upgraded to satellite broadband. Anyone able to give me an estimate of how much data I should buy (pornhub blocked). just want to view observations, download grib files twice a day and look at the tracker.

Raw your gribs and tracker (rolexs2h2018) data packet sizes imported to Exp are minute. Gribs for length of race course over couple of days with 12 hour forecast  at high resolution hourly say <20kb per download. Likewise tracker per download <20kb . As a comparison if Tracker done via the internet even with data cached each tracker download is probably around 0.50MB. The above you could do via HF with a modem albeit you will think you have been transported back to 90's dialup.

BOM observations via the internet script only having no images as opposed to say BOM MetEye etc say <20kb per page. NB. Go straight to the actual page of the observation page you want to avoid any image page loads. Things like tides, water temp/current data etc you can load and save before you leave.

The smallest broadband data plan irrespective of provider will more than satisfy your needs bearing in mind depending which plan your on you could pay as much as say $1 or as little as a couple of cents per grib. Make sure you disable OS and App auto updates. Not doing that has left many people selling a kidney to pay for their sat bill.

Good luck and stay safe.

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6 hours ago, Rawhide said:

We have just upgraded to satellite broadband. Anyone able to give me an estimate of how much data I should buy (pornhub blocked). just want to view observations, download grib files twice a day and look at the tracker.

Buy their 2nd plan up from entry level just as a rough guide. If you are using a laptop make sure all automatic updates are turned off otherwise when you log in some programs may download updates in the background. If you are using a mobile device use the mobile app to suit the weather program you are using as they use less data. Ask them for a trial month or so to then fine tune your data requirements. Sorry you asked a general question without much detail so this is my usual advice. Jack's advise is correct for the specifics

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10 minutes ago, duncan (the other one) said:

yup -- and easier said than done with windows (f'in) 10.  A port blocker or better yet firewall on the sat modem.

Good reminder dunc. Up to Win7 (probably the best OS re bloat) easy to disable. Win10 get that teenage child on the go or go as you say. I think Bill Gates has an equity position with Inmarsat.

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Windows 10 does have going for it is the specific metered connection mode,  you just need to configure it to recognise the satellite as metered. A physical off switch does help though!

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41 minutes ago, Rawhide said:

Next step to save all likely web pages in favourites so we go straight to the page. 

A tip to reduce data used is first before you leave clear your local cache memory. Then visit all those pages you intend using to store their most recent cache. So when you visit the same page again, the browser will loading most of the page locally from up-to-date cache and only go looking for those aspects that need refreshing. 

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2 hours ago, jack_sparrow said:

A tip to reduce data used is first before you leave clear your local cache memory. Then visit all those pages you intend using to store their most recent cache. So when you visit the same page again, the browser will loading most of the page locally from up-to-date cache and only go looking for those aspects that need refreshing. 

Upgrade to solid state drives as well. It’s well worth it. 

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1 hour ago, Gorn FRANTIC!! said:

It's the Scallywag story unfortunately. They have spent no time on the boat preparing for the S2H. Why go to the trouble of the mods if you not going to race the boat seriously? Really hope they do well but come on guys?

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24 minutes ago, terrafirma said:

It's the Scallywag story unfortunately. They have spent no time on the boat preparing for the S2H. Why go to the trouble of the mods if you not going to race the boat seriously? Really hope they do well but come on guys?

Perhaps they have more than the S2H in mind over the coming 12 months, outside of Aus. 

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1 hour ago, Bill E Goat said:

Whats the deal with URM the ex rags, Adrian Dunphy has got hold of it and it is bright yellow.  Crew have a few with a lot of experience but a lot of Newbies, looks like half are doing their first race

Shit don't tell me people are sailing for fun?  That's nuts!

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36 minutes ago, FinnFish said:

Perhaps they have more than the S2H in mind over the coming 12 months, outside of Aus. 

There's not much greater to have in mind than the S2H IMO. Anyway it's their boat and they can campaign it the way they want. Preparation and training is everything especially when you are trying to play catch up to the faster boats. 

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3 minutes ago, terrafirma said:

There's not much greater to have in mind than the S2H IMO. Anyway it's their boat and they can campaign it the way they want. Preparation and training is everything especially when you are trying to play catch up to the faster boats. 

Oh come on Terra that's a very Aus centric view, they may have Fastnet, Transpac, Transatl in mind for this year who knows. You could make the alternative point that none of the Aus Maxi's are really raced seriously as they never campaign internationally, most of them do what, Cabbage, S2H, B2K and some whale watching in August. 

 

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On 11/30/2018 at 9:15 PM, SCANAS said:

Pretty interesting interview with David Witt - Lot of work & new gear on the 100’ & a pretty comprehensive program for the next 18months! 

 

Scally forward programme

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24 minutes ago, FinnFish said:

Oh come on Terra that's a very Aus centric view, they may have Fastnet, Transpac, Transatl in mind for this year who knows. You could make the alternative point that none of the Aus Maxi's are really raced seriously as they never campaign internationally, most of them do what, Cabbage, S2H, B2K and some whale watching in August. 

 

Off course I'm S2H centric. What do expect? If they ever end up doing those races OS god help them. I'm sick of hearing about their potential it's time to deliver something. If their priority is OS then we'll see FinnFish but no matter how you look at it right now they are off the mark big time. My attitude comes about wanting to see them do well but constantly being disappointed. 

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2 hours ago, Bill E Goat said:

Whats the deal with URM the ex rags, Adrian Dunphy has got hold of it and it is bright yellow.  Crew have a few with a lot of experience but a lot of Newbies, looks like half are doing their first race

Not only that, they’ve got Alice cooper on board for his first Hobart aged 70

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1 hour ago, terrafirma said:

Off course I'm S2H centric. What do expect? If they ever end up doing those races OS god help them. I'm sick of hearing about their potential it's time to deliver something. If their priority is OS then we'll see FinnFish but no matter how you look at it right now they are off the mark big time. My attitude comes about wanting to see them do well but constantly being disappointed. 

"My attitude comes about wanting to see them do well but constantly being disappointed". 

Sounds like the Australian government of the last six years... Or Australian cricket team. 

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6 hours ago, FinnFish said:

Oh come on Terra that's a very Aus centric view, they may have Fastnet, Transpac, Transatl in mind for this year who knows. You could make the alternative point that none of the Aus Maxi's are really raced seriously as they never campaign internationally, most of them do what, Cabbage, S2H, B2K and some whale watching in August. 

 

Yes, but do they have any other 100 foot canters to race against in those events and if not, isn't it being a big fish in a small pond?

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4 hours ago, richiec said:

"My attitude comes about wanting to see them do well but constantly being disappointed". 

Sounds like the Australian government of the last six years... Or Australian cricket team. 

Both mate.! Love the fence sitters though... The conversation is about Team Scallywag. not me or the Aussie Cricket Team. Have an opinion and instead of sitting on the fence like the Politicians give me your opinion about Team Scallywag? Anyone can sit on a fence and say nothing. I want Scallywag to do well, get back on track here.. Are they doing well chief?

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15 minutes ago, Curious said:

Yes, but do they have any other 100 foot canters to race against in those events and if not, isn't it being a big fish in a small pond?

Valid point.! This is CQS Territory.! Let's move countries until we can beat the 60 footers.! CQS Is worse than Scallywag but the conversation is about their direction. Where did CQS End Up? Scallywag could be the fastest boat at the Kings Cup. Wow let's have a party about that one. If you want success you need to beat the boats in your own country as running to Asia doesn't cut it IMO.......................

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If I were Andy Dovell I'd ask Scallywog to take my name off their boat A designer gets a bad name with a poorly sailed boat. Scallywog seem to be all over the place with no success despite their spend. Mark Richards was worried about this boat when it hit the water now he can bank on a boat failure. 

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On 12/12/2018 at 2:15 AM, jack_sparrow said:

Raw your gribs and tracker (rolexs2h2018) data packet sizes imported to Exp are minute. Gribs for length of race course over couple of days with 12 hour forecast  at high resolution hourly say <20kb per download. Likewise tracker per download <20kb . As a comparison if Tracker done via the internet even with data cached each tracker download is probably around 0.50MB. The above you could do via HF with a modem albeit you will think you have been transported back to 90's dialup.

BOM observations via the internet script only having no images as opposed to say BOM MetEye etc say <20kb per page. NB. Go straight to the actual page of the observation page you want to avoid any image page loads. Things like tides, water temp/current data etc you can load and save before you leave.

The smallest broadband data plan irrespective of provider will more than satisfy your needs bearing in mind depending which plan your on you could pay as much as say $1 or as little as a couple of cents per grib. Make sure you disable OS and App auto updates. Not doing that has left many people selling a kidney to pay for their sat bill.

Good luck and stay safe.

That seems a little light on the raw gribs, we were closer to 100kb for high res gribs over the 635nm N-B race course if downloading both GFS and ECMWF. Anyway I'd plan on 0.5MB per day minimum with 1MB per day good for a few emails and dropped connections (the real kicker on Iridium).

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4 hours ago, blunderfull said:

“You in the media can say that.”

Witt when asked if sailing’s “too technical.”

Their program best described as:

Fully Funded.   

lost opportunity.

He could have pointed out 100 footers are the pinnacle of their particular sailing niche. A kid in an opti is also sailing.

Pro cyclist teams are pretty bloody technical - but anyone can ride a bike.

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9 hours ago, NeedAClew said:

So you know Spithill is not racing? Elbow surgery.

That was reported in this thread the day before. 

Jimmy Spithill out of the race. Who will replace him on Comanche..? 

http://www.rolexsydneyhobart.com/news/2018/pre-race/james-spithill-out-of-the-race/

 
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31 minutes ago, jack_sparrow said:

Privateer the Cookson 50 from the US @ $10 looks very interesting. Could be a dark horse.

CREW: 

Charlie Enright North Sails 

Tim Dawson North Sails

Chris Welch Volvo Ocean Race

Ben Bardwell - TP52's Super Series

Jan Mayer - Volvo Ocean Race

Didn't bother checking the rest they are all experienced ocean sailors

How do the canting Cookson's go against theTP52's.? IRC Rating 1.386 vs Ichi Ban 1.397

Teasing Machine outright 2nd favourite at $5.50 - IRC Rating 1.325 (Very low for a 54' footer

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15 hours ago, Vitamin C said:

If I were Andy Dovell I'd ask Scallywog to take my name off their boat A designer gets a bad name with a poorly sailed boat. Scallywog seem to be all over the place with no success despite their spend. Mark Richards was worried about this boat when it hit the water now he can bank on a boat failure. 

Err?

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