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21 hours ago, Frogman56 said:

Gabo and back keeps it within NSW, but it looks probable that Victoria and NSW covid regulations will be aligned by Xmas.

Then it may be possible to use a rounding mark in Victorian waters. Oil rigs anyone?

Exclusion Zones around the oil rigs may make that problematic

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What not a Sydney to Melbourne ??

Slide down the coast, round the corner and across the paddock and in through the heads at Port Phillip, right up the bay and finish off station pier or something. 

Would make for a pretty cool race I reckon.

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3 hours ago, Flippin Out said:

What not a Sydney to Melbourne ??

Slide down the coast, round the corner and across the paddock and in through the heads at Port Phillip, right up the bay and finish off station pier or something. 

Would make for a pretty cool race I reckon.

Corrected times calc. would  be interesting to allow for those cooling their heels waiting for the tide change at the heads. 

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Effectively never leaving Sydney since Lord Howe Island is part of the electorate of Sydney in a federal election

2 hours ago, DickDastardly said:

Sydney, around Lord Howe and back, 820 miles or so

 

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6 hours ago, DtM said:

Effectively never leaving Sydney since Lord Howe Island is part of the electorate of Sydney in a federal election

 

Yeah,  but on the nose all the way.

Only done a couple of LHI trips but both were upwind there and back!

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20 hours ago, Flippin Out said:

What not a Sydney to Melbourne ??

Slide down the coast, round the corner and across the paddock and in through the heads at Port Phillip, right up the bay and finish off station pier or something. 

Would make for a pretty cool race I reckon.

Ebb tide at the rip in a big breeze not flash, they'd need to finish it outside the heads

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On 9/19/2021 at 1:09 PM, Jethrow said:

There's a few different combinations of islands that could be used depending on which if any borders are open.

I think the bigger issue might be the fleet coming back on it's self.

That's generally not something you would normally come across.

Pretty much all the BWPS (of which the S2H is a part of) the fleet comes back on itself. 

Flinders Islet

Newcastle Bass (Or Tolgates depending on if we're talking 2021) 

Cabbage Tree Island

Bird Island 

Don't see that as a problem really. 

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It's a big ocean,  there is plenty of room to pass a boat going the other way even at night,  hell most of us pass WOXI as she heads home from Hobart already!

To make things easier the current will generally have those going south wide & those going north on the coast,  so you probably won't even see those going the other way except near the turn.

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I can imagine that the CYCA would want to run some kind of race, for the money, but a Sydney Hobart that doesn't go to Hobart is just another race - and potentially a Cat 2 race with Cat 1 requirements. Maybe a 50% reduction in Entry fees may attract people, but it will never be a Hobart race.

Wasn't there an alternate Gold Coast race one year - went to Coffs and Return, or to waypoints? Only about half of the entrants did the race IIRC.

If Hobart isn't possible maybe it would be better to change the date rather than the race.

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On 9/20/2021 at 5:24 PM, DtM said:

Effectively never leaving Sydney since Lord Howe Island is part of the electorate of Sydney in a federal election

 

Ah yes, and given lockdown restrictions easing we could all stop for a picnic on LHI then...subject to there being somewhere to park the boat of course...

The CYCA would love it because there's no mobile coverage for most of the course so we'd be using HF...

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4 hours ago, Bill E Goat said:

93knot gust at 6.19 am

Yeah, but FFS, no one's on deck at that time of day - just the poor bastard who got allocated the dawn watch, so it hardly matters ...

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2 hours ago, Recidivist said:

Yeah, but FFS, no one's on deck at that time of day - just the poor bastard who got allocated the dawn watch, so it hardly matters ...

Also this is on top of a 1300m mountain, although those supermaxi masts are allllllmost that tall!

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From the Tasmanian Premier today - Mercury Newspaper 29th September 2021.

THE Sydney to Hobart yacht race is likely to go ahead this year, Premier Peter Gutwein says.

Talks with organisers were at an advanced stage for the race to return after last year’s cancellation.

But it would be subject to conditions to contain the risk of Covid-19, Mr Gutwein said.

“We’ve had good discussions with the organisers of the yacht race,” he said at a media conference on Thursday.

“What it may mean and we said to them in terms of the yachts coming out we we’d expect double vaccinations to occur for those participants and then what we’ll do is review the circumstances as we move closer to the event.

“It may mean that the village that we’ve had down on the docks in past years may be run in a different way, there may be some other controls out in place but I’m broadly confident that race will still go ahead.

“But again we will need to see happens in New South Wales in terms of what happens on the 1st of December.”

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In other news the TGA has approved a variety of 'Rapid Antigen Tests' which return results within 20 minutes.

So in theory they could make a requirement to be double vaxxed, and that you have to perform two of those tests while at sea - if you come back negative, off you and the crew go to quarantine? 

 

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1 hour ago, Fintho said:

In other news the TGA has approved a variety of 'Rapid Antigen Tests' which return results within 20 minutes.

So in theory they could make a requirement to be double vaxxed, and that you have to perform two of those tests while at sea - if you come back negative, off you and the crew go to quarantine? 

 

Over 30 people fully vaxed have died in NSW from the Virus. The vaccination does not stop people spreading or catching so I don't understand why the big fuss about the vax. Better off doing Rapid Antigen Tests as you say Fintho.

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20 minutes ago, terrafirma said:

Over 30 people fully vaxed have died in NSW from the Virus.

yeah and 13 of those 30 were over 80. Vaccination does work, but I'm not gonna bicker about it here, I just want to go sail cool boats in cool places. 

 

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-29/why-a-small-number-of-fully-vaccinated-people-have-died-of-covid/100497770

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On 9/30/2021 at 11:31 AM, Fintho said:

In other news the TGA has approved a variety of 'Rapid Antigen Tests' which return results within 20 minutes.

So in theory they could make a requirement to be double vaxxed, and that you have to perform two of those tests while at sea - if you come back negative, off you and the crew go to quarantine? 

 

Quarantine? Most ppl fly straight out. The turn & burn option would be better. 

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Tasmania is likely to get a community outbreak in the north so this will change the equation as imperative of keeping delta out of the state disappears.

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21 minutes ago, Livia said:

Tasmania is likely to get a community outbreak in the north so this will change the equation as imperative of keeping delta out of the state disappears.

Agreed Livia.Tasmania like Queensland and here in WA it is not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’.These 3 states have been kissed on the dick by a fairy so far.It can’t last unfortunately.

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5 hours ago, Livia said:

Tasmania is likely to get a community outbreak in the north so this will change the equation as imperative of keeping delta out of the state disappears.

You referring to the 15 YO positive case who was quarantining at the local supermarket with his mates?

Might drive the vaccination rate up, it has been starting to wane.

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While that young boy has put the state in jeopardy the case wont cause a knee jerk reaction I wouldnt think. I am more concerned  with the new unstable Govt in NSW

 

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CYC is pushing ahead but i will be surprised if it happens

So cyca dates are:

 

30th October– Race 1: Flinders Islet Race 0955

5 November – Reserve Date (Tollgate islands race )1855

13 November – Race 3: Bird Island Race 0955

20 November – Reserve Date( Not sure if this will run) But if it doesn’t we will do the Port hacking race instead 0955

27-28 November MhYC regatta ( Will be a TP Regatta) Saturday Sunday

3 December – Race 4: Cabbage Tree Island Race 1855

11 December Trophy series

26 December – Race 5: Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

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11 hours ago, Y88 said:

While that young boy has put the state in jeopardy the case wont cause a knee jerk reaction I wouldnt think. I am more concerned  with the new unstable Govt in NSW

 

No sports activities in NSW on Sundays from now on?

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On 10/6/2021 at 6:37 AM, Y88 said:

While that young boy has put the state in jeopardy the case wont cause a knee jerk reaction I wouldnt think. I am more concerned  with the new unstable Govt in NSW

 

So one little boy has put the state in jeopardy.? The State's Governments have put everybody in jeopardy. The vaccines do stuff all, let the herd immunity  do it's thing. So many businesses gone forever and thousands committing suicide. The race should go ahead because if the Fastnet Race was done why couldn't the Hobart.? The answer of course is our governments.

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2 hours ago, terrafirma said:

So one little boy has put the state in jeopardy.? The State's Governments have put everybody in jeopardy. The vaccines do stuff all, let the herd immunity  do it's thing. So many businesses gone forever and thousands committing suicide. The race should go ahead because if the Fastnet Race was done why couldn't the Hobart.? The answer of course is our governments.

*EDIT* One little boy that is a covid denier, did not have approval to enter the state, has refused to co-operate with police or wear a mask, was in a supermarket for an hour while positive and most likely HAS put the south of the state into a 3 day lockdown.. little boy isn't he correct noun for the selfish fuckwit. Incidentally he came from NSW... sooo guess who probably isn't in Hobarts good books either. 

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5 hours ago, terrafirma said:

The race should go ahead because if the Fastnet Race was done why couldn't the Hobart.?

The Fastnet is a different kettle of fish, it starts and finishes close together allowing "turn and burn" which was what was the plan up until the day of the race, I'm not sure anyone could do that with the Hobart, its easy to take an extra days food to allow travelling home across the channel, back from Tasmania to NSW? Not so much.

Edit: Sorry, British boats found they could stop in France if all crew were double vaccinated the Friday before the race (2 days notice), French boats were not allowed to step ashore before 4am on the day of the race. (In both cases to avoid having to quarantine for 10 days before and after).

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20 hours ago, vokstar said:

*EDIT* One little boy that is a covid denier, did not have approval to enter the state, has refused to co-operate with police or wear a mask, was in a supermarket for an hour while positive and most likely HAS put the south of the state into a 3 day lockdown.. little boy isn't he correct noun for the selfish fuckwit. Incidentally he came from NSW... sooo guess who probably isn't in Hobarts good books either. 

Seems like the typical profile of a drug dealer, same happened in NSW and VIC.  Not cooperating as they don't want to dob in their customers,  Cunts

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Well, a lot has changed in the Covid landscape since August! Tasmania opening up from Dec 15th to all. (Usual caveats apply) Can’t wait to watch the hopeless C7 telecast on Boxing Day. Well done everyone for getting jabbed. Cheers & safe sailing. cheers ️

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21 hours ago, The Dark Knight said:

Will Ch7 even broadcast the race start when there is no WOIX and a massive promo on the sail?

Hoppy,

Don't write them off yet.

With boarders open and people wanting to holiday and they own a holiday island and the staff will be working one would think they would come back. 

Unless Covid  is the way the non sailing  family walk the business away from yachting for good ?

Pulpit

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