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3 hours ago, Ripple Rider said:

Read the guidelines again from your link. It all changes after December 15th for domestic travellers. Sure will need to be fully vaxed and proof of negative covid test but otherwise the Tas border is open so the S2H can go ahead. 

Of course the new variant could change this quickly but I personally haven't seen anything yet from official Tas govt sources. 


anyone see the problem with this rule for some competitors? :P

 

Travellers who have spent time in a high-risk area in the 14 days before their travel to Tasmania will have to have a negative COVID-19 test 72 hours before arrival in Tasmania.

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A good point. After every on-deck action, at every watch change, and in any case at every hour, I as watch captain (and this was the boat's standard practice) would call "Count off". My watch members

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1 hour ago, The Dark Knight said:


anyone see the problem with this rule for some competitors? :P

 

Travellers who have spent time in a high-risk area in the 14 days before their travel to Tasmania will have to have a negative COVID-19 test 72 hours before arrival in Tasmania.

That’s the pre Dec 15 rule.

https://www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/transition-plan/travel-to-tasmania#Open-15-December-2021

 

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1 hour ago, SCANAS said:

If NSW is classified as "high risk" then it will apply to the fleet.

At least they have a testing exemption for locals who do a short trip, which Anna cannot get her head around. 

 

 

When 90 per cent of eligible people 12 years and older are fully vaccinated

All Tasmanians 12 years and older have had the opportunity to be vaccinated

Open 15 December 2021

Domestic travel

Vaccinated travellers

From 15 December 2021, travellers aged 12 years and two months and older, including returning residents, will need to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (unless exempt) to enter Tasmania without the need to quarantine.

Children under the age of 12 years and 2 months will be treated as a vaccinated person for the purposes of travel to Tasmania, and thus will be subject to the same conditions.

Travellers who have spent time in a high-risk area in the 14 days before their travel to Tasmania will have to have a negative COVID-19 test 72 hours before arrival in Tasmania. This applies to all travellers aged 5 and above. The testing requirement will not apply to travellers who have been out of Tasmania for fewer than seven days.

Children under 18 years of age may be required to submit an individual travel registration.

Proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test (for travellers from high-risk areas) may be required to be provided on arrival in Tasmania.

Travellers who cannot provide evidence of the required vaccination or testing (for travellers from high-risk areas) on arrival will be directed to isolate until they can provide the evidence or return a negative COVID-19 result.

Tasmanian residents will be able to isolate in suitable premises if they meet all the eligibility criteria. Non-Tasmanian residents will be required to isolate in a government-managed facility until they can provide the evidence, or are approved to remain in isolation, or return to their point of departure if not approved to enter Tasmania.

 

 

 

 

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Ahh, ok makes sense thanks for the extra info. 

this bit is still tricky,   Travellers who have spent time in a high-risk area in the 14 days before their travel to Tasmania will have to have a negative COVID-19 test 72 hours before arrival in Tasmania.  But im sure there will be a work around in the works to get testing completed and results before any boats depart.  

 

 

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The CYCA Hobart qualifier Cabbage Tree Island race is starting in about 6 hours.

Nice Southerly building at the moment, to get them up the coast pretty quickly...

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3 hours ago, Jethrow said:

The CYCA Hobart qualifier Cabbage Tree Island race is starting in about 6 hours.

Nice Southerly building at the moment, to get them up the coast pretty quickly...

Got a new BBQ delivered this week for our annual Boxing Day Hobart get-together.Just got sent this link so going  to christen it for an early Twilight BBQ late this arvo and watch the Start of the Qualifier.Great initiative from the Cruising Yacht Club.

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1 hour ago, Rotnest Express said:

Got a new BBQ delivered this week for our annual Boxing Day Hobart get-together.Just got sent this link so going  to christen it for an early Twilight BBQ late this arvo and watch the Start of the Qualifier.Great initiative from the Cruising Yacht Club.

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Here is the YT link for those that are searching for it. Thanks for the heads up about the race Cheers. 

 

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Even though I will probably get called a pedant, I noticed quite a few of the yachts in the Cabbage Tree Island race have nav lights that don't satisfy the Special Regs - namely that:

3.23.3  Navigation lights shall not be mounted below deck level and should be at no less height than immediately under the upper lifeline.

Law Connect's lights were just on the height of the lower lifeline, as were many others. Given the CYCA are the denizens of quality in Offshore Yacht racing, perhaps their Sailing Office needs to have a look.

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7 hours ago, mccroc said:

Even though I will probably get called a pedant, I noticed quite a few of the yachts in the Cabbage Tree Island race have nav lights that don't satisfy the Special Regs - namely that:

3.23.3  Navigation lights shall not be mounted below deck level and should be at no less height than immediately under the upper lifeline.

Law Connect's lights were just on the height of the lower lifeline, as were many others. Given the CYCA are the denizens of quality in Offshore Yacht racing, perhaps their Sailing Office needs to have a look.

1.03.2 The words "shall" and "must" are mandatory, and "should" and "may" are permissive. ---https://www.sailing.org/tools/documents/mo12021-[26835].pdf

 The "should be at no less height than immediately under the upper lifeline" is a recommendation. The "not be mounted below deck level" is the only specified part of that rule.

 

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11 hours ago, mccroc said:

Even though I will probably get called a pedant, I noticed quite a few of the yachts in the Cabbage Tree Island race have nav lights that don't satisfy the Special Regs - namely that:

3.23.3  Navigation lights shall not be mounted below deck level and should be at no less height than immediately under the upper lifeline.

Law Connect's lights were just on the height of the lower lifeline, as were many others. Given the CYCA are the denizens of quality in Offshore Yacht racing, perhaps their Sailing Office needs to have a look.

To be fair, if you’re running furling sails that are cut that low having nav lights any higher than “just on” makes them somewhat superfluous? Is it a case of “better something than nothing?”

 

I’ve got a GREAT idea - let’s ask Glen Stanaway from AS to jump on the forum and give us his interpretation of the rules?

 

In 3… 2… 1…

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On 12/3/2021 at 6:02 AM, Rotnest Express said:

Got a new BBQ delivered this week for our annual Boxing Day Hobart get-together.Just got sent this link so going  to christen it for an early Twilight BBQ late this arvo and watch the Start of the Qualifier.Great initiative from the Cruising Yacht Club.

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Which one of the following 100 footers is the current Law Connect, or is she a new build?

Source:
https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Maxi_yacht

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13 minutes ago, Rum Monkey said:

new build. 3d printed in 1 week.......( look up speed boat)

 

I remember her, beauty by Juan K.
Thanks.
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12 hours ago, Jason AUS said:

To be fair, if you’re running furling sails that are cut that low having nav lights any higher than “just on” makes them somewhat superfluous? Is it a case of “better something than nothing?”

 

I’ve got a GREAT idea - let’s ask Glen Stanaway from AS to jump on the forum and give us his interpretation of the rules?

 

In 3… 2… 1…

GRS is just checking with the CEO.

 

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On 12/2/2021 at 9:02 PM, Rotnest Express said:

Got a new BBQ delivered this week for our annual Boxing Day Hobart get-together.Just got sent this link so going  to christen it for an early Twilight BBQ late this arvo and watch the Start of the Qualifier.Great initiative from the Cruising Yacht Club.

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Wow, that's quite a regatta title! How's that gonna work out on the T-shirts?

The Audi Centre Sydney Blue Water Pointscore's Cabbage Tree Island Race 2021....

 

Shorten it to the very catchy ACSBWPCTIR 2021

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On 12/4/2021 at 7:07 AM, Jason AUS said:

To be fair, if you’re running furling sails that are cut that low having nav lights any higher than “just on” makes them somewhat superfluous? Is it a case of “better something than nothing?”

 

Good point - doesn't change the rule, and seeing a light from the leeward side would be hard, but not from the windward side. Of course they could just use their tri colour (allowed for yachts that big?) and then no worries.

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We do not know the story here with this Botin 80 (ex-Cabron), but we gotta say we love the colors and are truly hoping this is a representation for the LGBTQ community. Perhaps we are wrong with our assumption about that, and we don’t know how many actually race, but in this right-wing-dominated sport, our guess is that most stay in the closet for fear of whatever nasty and mean-spirited horseshit the right likes to use to marginalize members of this community.Here at SA, we fully support our LGBTQ brothers and sisters.

 

I'm surprised the ED didn't know this is Wharro's boat for Hobart.? 

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57 minutes ago, terrafirma said:

From the Front Page loud-and-proud.jpg

We do not know the story here with this Botin 80 (ex-Cabron), but we gotta say we love the colors and are truly hoping this is a representation for the LGBTQ community. Perhaps we are wrong with our assumption about that, and we don’t know how many actually race, but in this right-wing-dominated sport, our guess is that most stay in the closet for fear of whatever nasty and mean-spirited horseshit the right likes to use to marginalize members of this community.Here at SA, we fully support our LGBTQ brothers and sisters.

 

I'm surprised the ED didn't know this is Wharro's boat for Hobart.? 

The reason that Wharro has got Stefan involved is it is part of the Bill Barry Cotter - Maritimo - ex owner Riviera power boat builder and Steven (Stefan) Ackerie's - Stefans Hair Dressings pissing contest. 

 

Bill and Stefan are great mates and both are ex Australian Offshore Power Boat Champions and wear  Bill goes Stefan is hanging around when it comes to boats. The colours on the boat are Stefans corporate logo and has been for years. I'm very surprised that the boat isn't all Pink as Stefans offshore boats have been all Pink in the past.

 

Good on Wharro for finding a good Australian sponsor.

 

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43 minutes ago, pulpit said:

The reason that Wharro has got Stefan involved is it is part of the Bill Barry Cotter - Maritimo - ex owner Riviera power boat builder and Steven (Stefan) Ackerie's - Stefans Hair Dressings pissing contest. 

 

Bill and Stefan are great mates and both are ex Australian Offshore Power Boat Champions and wear  Bill goes Stefan is hanging around when it comes to boats. The colours on the boat are Stefans corporate logo and has been for years. I'm very surprised that the boat isn't all Pink as Stefans offshore boats have been all Pink in the past.

 

Good on Wharro for finding a good Australian sponsor.

 

Pulpit

 

Interested to know what they have and haven't done to the ex Beau Geste.? For whatever reason these boat transplants never seem to be as successful as a new boat. In this case Beau Geste transplanted the deck and or rig to a new Botin hull from their Farr 80.? Scallywag is a transplant too and she doesn't seem to be travelling as well as the other maxis. Looked like SW had the wrong sails up for the start of the Cabbage Tree, they were being blown away by Whisper at the start. 

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30 minutes ago, terrafirma said:

Interested to know what they have and haven't done to the ex Beau Geste.? For whatever reason these boat transplants never seem to be as successful as a new boat. In this case Beau Geste transplanted the deck and or rig to a new Botin hull from their Farr 80.? Scallywag is a transplant too and she doesn't seem to be travelling as well as the other maxis. Looked like SW had the wrong sails up for the start of the Cabbage Tree, they were being blown away by Whisper at the start. 

IIRC

BG only the rig & motor retained. Basically a new boat with some donor parts. 

SW had a new hull under the old deck. Don’t know how much of the rest of it is still original. 

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1 hour ago, Livia said:

Close contacts in the Sydney marine industry apparently this afternoon.

News at eleven.

100 footers affected

Yeah, Seng Huang Lee keeps blowing up my phone. He just won’t take no for an answer? :D

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Scallywag the fastest rating 100 and the slowest at the same time.! What gives..? 

    Sail No. Name Skipper Club Handicap
Maxi DivisionStart: 10:00
1   525100 Black Jack Peter Harburg YCM 1.9480
2   SYD1000 LawConnect Christian Beck CYCA 1.9800
3   HKG2276 Scallywag 100 David Witt RHKYC 1.9880
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8 minutes ago, Livia said:

Well, one did not start, maybe!

Yeah realise that was referring to SW not doing too well against LC. Scallywag got one back today and beat the LC around the track, was it light up there today.? 

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47 minutes ago, terrafirma said:

Scallywag the fastest rating 100 and the slowest at the same time.! What gives..? 

    Sail No. Name Skipper Club Handicap
Maxi DivisionStart: 10:00
1   525100 Black Jack Peter Harburg YCM 1.9480
2   SYD1000 LawConnect Christian Beck CYCA 1.9800
3   HKG2276 Scallywag 100 David Witt RHKYC 1.9880

Woof woof

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1 hour ago, terrafirma said:

Scallywag the fastest rating 100 and the slowest at the same time.! What gives..? 

    Sail No. Name Skipper Club Handicap
Maxi DivisionStart: 10:00
1   525100 Black Jack Peter Harburg YCM 1.9480
2   SYD1000 LawConnect Christian Beck CYCA 1.9800
3   HKG2276 Scallywag 100 David Witt RHKYC 1.9880

 

27 minutes ago, Gorn FRANTIC!! said:

Woof woof

Gorn,

I don't  think that Scallywag is a dog or a pig for that matter. After all Andy Dovell is a good designer with heaps of Americas  cup and other design experience. So the boat should perform  

 

I think the rating shows some of the problems with the boat. The boat is taking too many hits on the rating for too little gains and I think that the boat seems overpowered at times and maybe sailed wrong for the Hobart. Big sails are not always fast and can slow you down if not set up right or you sail the boat wrong. 

 

David Witt is a good skiff sailor and knew how to set up a skiff and had a great crew in the 18's. The trouble is when it comes to the big boats and the big budgets other owners are spending to get the best in the world to sail them Scallywag just isn't there. After all look at the last Volvo Race that the Scallywag crew sailed. OD boats and sails and 7 boat. Scallywag scored   5-6-5-1-2-Retired-6-7-7-7-6

 

Maybe it's  time his owner looked at getting a new boat captain / skipper with some new ideas on how to set up the boat ?

 

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Give SW a new lighter rig, an open budget with North’s, Stan Honey in the Nav seat & she would be right there in the mix. 
 

Hobart wise, they have always been a bit off with the routing IMO & short course it sails well heeled compared to the other skinny boats. Perhaps she has more water ballast than the others which she can’t use around the harbour. 

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They swarming waiting for Wharro!

www.ulladullatimes.com.au/story/7532725/dramatic-sea-rescue-near-green-island/

Three crew on board an 11 metre catamaran en route to Bermagui had a dramatic rescue today after their vessel, purchased just days earlier, began taking on water after hitting a sunfish 13 nautical miles east of Green Island near Ulladulla.
The crew of the catamaran sent out a Mayday at 1255 and activated their EPIRB, climbing into two dinghies to await rescue.

Marine Rescue Ulladulla rescue vessel UL30 was responded, and with guidance from a Royal Australian Navy helicopter from HMAS Albatross that had been deployed to assist, and the signal from the crew's EPIRB, quickly located the striken vessel. The Naval helicopter remained after their arrival with life rafts ready to drop should they have been required.
Arriving at the stricken catamaran just after 2pm, UL30 took the crew of three on board and then delivered them safely back to dry land at Ulladulla, with all on board safe and well.

A securite is current for all ships in the area advising a navigational hazard from the sinking vessel at 35 17.427 South 150 46.656 East.
The crew on UL30 were Skipper Lesley Kelly, Warwick Haslam, Mark Squires, Clive Woodward and radio operator Allan Dean and Watch Officer Keven Marshall.


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1 hour ago, pulpit said:

 

Gorn,

I don't  think that Scallywag is a dog or a pig for that matter. After all Andy Dovell is a good designer with heaps of Americas  cup and other design experience. So the boat should perform  

 

I think the rating shows some of the problems with the boat. The boat is taking too many hits on the rating for too little gains and I think that the boat seems overpowered at times and maybe sailed wrong for the Hobart. Big sails are not always fast and can slow you down if not set up right or you sail the boat wrong. 

 

David Witt is a good skiff sailor and knew how to set up a skiff and had a great crew in the 18's. The trouble is when it comes to the big boats and the big budgets other owners are spending to get the best in the world to sail them Scallywag just isn't there. After all look at the last Volvo Race that the Scallywag crew sailed. OD boats and sails and 7 boat. Scallywag scored   5-6-5-1-2-Retired-6-7-7-7-6

 

Maybe it's  time his owner looked at getting a new boat captain / skipper with some new ideas on how to set up the boat ?

 

Pulpit

I'd agree with that. Something going on in the righting moment department, she always seems tender? On the crew department they aren't comparing to Oats, Law Connect and Black Jack. Heavy air the boat struggles, was rundown in the TransAtlantic by Wizard a Volvo 70 and then stretched when it lightened up. Is there too much of a reliance on water? The hull is not that skinny so something is going on.?

 

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5 minutes ago, terrafirma said:

I'd agree with that. Something going on in the righting moment department, she always seems tender? On the crew department they aren't comparing to Oats, Law Connect and Black Jack. Heavy air the boat struggles, was rundown in the TransAtlantic by Wizard a Volvo 70 and then stretched when it lightened up. Is there too much of a reliance on water? The hull is not that skinny so something is going on.?

 

Agree, Scallywag, is in no man’s land for the maxis. No disrespect to the crew, they have some seriously good guys on on board. The boat seems half pregnant with the other boats it’s racing against. 

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13 hours ago, Livia said:

They swarming waiting for Wharro!

www.ulladullatimes.com.au/story/7532725/dramatic-sea-rescue-near-green-island/

Three crew on board an 11 metre catamaran en route to Bermagui had a dramatic rescue today after their vessel, purchased just days earlier, began taking on water after hitting a sunfish 13 nautical miles east of Green Island near Ulladulla.
The crew of the catamaran sent out a Mayday at 1255 and activated their EPIRB, climbing into two dinghies to await rescue.

Marine Rescue Ulladulla rescue vessel UL30 was responded, and with guidance from a Royal Australian Navy helicopter from HMAS Albatross that had been deployed to assist, and the signal from the crew's EPIRB, quickly located the striken vessel. The Naval helicopter remained after their arrival with life rafts ready to drop should they have been required.
Arriving at the stricken catamaran just after 2pm, UL30 took the crew of three on board and then delivered them safely back to dry land at Ulladulla, with all on board safe and well.

A securite is current for all ships in the area advising a navigational hazard from the sinking vessel at 35 17.427 South 150 46.656 East.
The crew on UL30 were Skipper Lesley Kelly, Warwick Haslam, Mark Squires, Clive Woodward and radio operator Allan Dean and Watch Officer Keven Marshall.


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Probably a salvage.  Reasonable chance it won't sink for a while if only one hull's holed.

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On 12/5/2021 at 7:42 PM, Livia said:

Close contacts in the Sydney marine industry apparently this afternoon.

News at eleven.

100 footers affected

It was onboard Blackjack. Positive case. And the reason why she wasn’t in race 

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There has been no word about quarantine or testing prior to the Start. There is a rumour circulating that we won’t know if the Great Race will start until 22nd Dec and 72hr testing prior to the start. 

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2 hours ago, Y88 said:

There has been no word about quarantine or testing prior to the Start. There is a rumour circulating that we won’t know if the Great Race will start until 22nd Dec and 72hr testing prior to the start. 

Only unvaccinated would need to quarantine, but you have to be vaxxed to race.
 

So you test before leaving. Let’s hope CYCA have something set up for that.

 

Then coming back that’s up to your state. 

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On 12/7/2021 at 10:09 AM, DickDastardly said:

Probably a salvage.  Reasonable chance it won't sink for a while if only one hull's holed.

Surprising how low it ended in the water..... it capsized ..... and yes, no watertight bulkheads or protection against this...?    

On 12/7/2021 at 10:56 AM, terrafirma said:

Bit of a worry if a Sunfish can take out a Catamaran.! 

A guy up the central coast reckons he found the rudder meaning it fell off up the track and they may not have known.....
Why didn't the tow the boat in on the day of rescue...?   That cost the insurance company as now it's a total right off... Not to mention it was a hazard to other traffic out there.... Bad memories of XL2

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On 12/6/2021 at 6:43 AM, terrafirma said:

Scallywag the fastest rating 100 and the slowest at the same time.! What gives..? 

    Sail No. Name Skipper Club Handicap
Maxi DivisionStart: 10:00
1   525100 Black Jack Peter Harburg YCM 1.9480
2   SYD1000 LawConnect Christian Beck CYCA 1.9800
3   HKG2276 Scallywag 100 David Witt RHKYC 1.9880

Where did you find those handicap ratings? I am interested.

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14 days out so close enough to be talking weather.

So snowed in the front yard in mid November, very very wet November.

So very late Spring.

Low in the coral sea.

Plenty of hot water going south.

We have deferred the West coast cruise until late February.

Summer will run late in to May.

Game on!

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New BBQ is a absolute cracker.The piss is ordered for our traditional Hobart start Brunch/Lunch.Ordered double to play catch up for last years non event.About 10 of us usually kick in $20 a head then pool the kitty and have a punt.Gone pretty well in years gone by.Thinking Law Connect for Line Honours.Apart from the obvious TP52 favouritism can the Brains Trust here recommend any good value Handicap roughies?A couple of the syndicate know the current form of a lot of the boats and people but just looking for something a little left field.Thanks in advance.

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37 minutes ago, Rotnest Express said:

New BBQ is a absolute cracker.The piss is ordered for our traditional Hobart start Brunch/Lunch.Ordered double to play catch up for last years non event.About 10 of us usually kick in $20 a head then pool the kitty and have a punt.Gone pretty well in years gone by.Thinking Law Connect for Line Honours.Apart from the obvious TP52 favouritism can the Brains Trust here recommend any good value Handicap roughies?A couple of the syndicate know the current form of a lot of the boats and people but just looking for something a little left field.Thanks in advance.

The present high is well down into the Bight and the Southern Oceans lows are well south.

Good chance of a low spinning up i the Gippsland after the next front.

 

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1 hour ago, Rotnest Express said:

New BBQ is a absolute cracker.The piss is ordered for our traditional Hobart start Brunch/Lunch.Ordered double to play catch up for last years non event.About 10 of us usually kick in $20 a head then pool the kitty and have a punt.Gone pretty well in years gone by.Thinking Law Connect for Line Honours.Apart from the obvious TP52 favouritism can the Brains Trust here recommend any good value Handicap roughies?A couple of the syndicate know the current form of a lot of the boats and people but just looking for something a little left field.Thanks in advance.

Throw some money at Love & War if the forecast looks like it's going to be hard uphill.

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4 hours ago, Gorn FRANTIC!! said:

Throw some money at Love & War if the forecast looks like it's going to be hard uphill.

Thanks for the lead Gorn.Been reading up on Love & War.What a great boat with 3 previous Wins to its name.Looks impeccable.The S&S 34’s are very popular over here.According to the boys Crux is in the 2 Handed Class and was basically unbeatable over here when it was called Blondie but it is ineligible for the win.It seems the White Bay S&S 34 is one of the best small boats.Thinking that could be good value as well.Maybe it is just me but it would be great to see a classic older well sailed boat win the thing.My mate dropped around a dozen long necks of his latest Home Brew earlier this arvo.Absolute rocket fuel.Might save me having to buy some paint stripper for the New Year Reno’s/ Maintenance.Really looking forward to following this years race.Fingers crossed there are no last minute Covid hurdles.

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4 hours ago, Gorn FRANTIC!! said:

Throw some money at Love & War if the forecast looks like it's going to be hard uphill.

Too early to say but when it is getting rough, the old classics tend to be safer, if maintained right.
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15 hours ago, Rotnest Express said:

New BBQ is a absolute cracker.The piss is ordered for our traditional Hobart start Brunch/Lunch.Ordered double to play catch up for last years non event.About 10 of us usually kick in $20 a head then pool the kitty and have a punt.Gone pretty well in years gone by.Thinking Law Connect for Line Honours.Apart from the obvious TP52 favouritism can the Brains Trust here recommend any good value Handicap roughies?A couple of the syndicate know the current form of a lot of the boats and people but just looking for something a little left field.Thanks in advance.

I'll throw in a tenner for Maritimo.

Since @Livia has opened the weather door I'll throw in my two pence. Reachy/Downwind on start day, building in pressure, backing to the south with breeze on for the 27th (front runners), then some nasty upwind work come the 28th.  Lighter winds across the course later on for the smaller fleet.  I'm going for a bigger boat that can go upwind for handicap win.  Hence Maritimo.

But, I'm not ready to buy that lottery ticket yet!

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1 hour ago, Hitchhiker said:

I'll throw in a tenner for Maritimo.

Since @Livia has opened the weather door I'll throw in my two pence. Reachy/Downwind on start day, building in pressure, backing to the south with breeze on for the 27th (front runners), then some nasty upwind work come the 28th.  Lighter winds across the course later on for the smaller fleet.  I'm going for a bigger boat that can go upwind for handicap win.  Hence Maritimo.

But, I'm not ready to buy that lottery ticket yet!

Line honours it will be, Looking forward to this year episode of S2H. Go Speedboat aka Law Connect or Scallywag.
54 foot Westerly Maritimo certainly looks promissing, great.
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Good luck with that quarantine it's just like prison in the worst case.
Meanwhile the classic race produced some fine examples of golden beauties:
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Whole gallery:
https://rolexsydneyhobart.com/news/2021/pre-race/photos-2021-sydney-hobart-classic-yacht-regatta-race-2/

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