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    Irens A-65

    This is a concept I read about years ago, and looked forward to hearing more about... well, I still haven't heard anything more, and my google skills aren't helping.  60'+ cats don't usually catch my attention, or at lease hold it. They're just beyond any sort of reality for me, and too...
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    Tides

    I have a reasonable grasp of weather systems and the forces behind tides, but I'm struggling to get my head around  90 minutes (and 1cm) between high and low tomorrow (Thursday Dec 3). This is Hobart, I heard somewhere what we share an unusual tidal system to Cape Horne, due to the Antarctic...
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    Wrong time to buy a boat?

    Well I've been looking at getting a bigger, more offshore orientated boat for a while, and a sailing mate and I just put a deposit on a 30' sportboat... and then the world went crazy. No doubt prices are going to crash like they did in the GFC, but I wonder, will they bounce back when (if?) the...
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    Thank (most of) you

    Another year slips by, another year I probably (my wife'd say definitely) spent too long browsing these forums.  Thanks to everyone who contributed facts and opinions, the vast majority of which are considered and educated (I leave the Political Anarchy door safely locked). Special thanks to...
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    Ezifold Yachts

    Sorry about the facebook link, but it seems they don't have a website as of yet. https://www.facebook.com/Ezifold-Yachts-LTD-212821925457790/ Their design trimaran design seems to have more moving parts than the Farrier benchmark, but looks like a well thought out design (though the winches to...
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    Launceston 2 Hobart 2017

    No thread for this either. My usual ride isn't going this year, partly my fault as I can't get time off work. Probably a two boat race for L/H, but handicap wide open. Breeze will probably get up to its usual tricks in the Mercury Passage and Storm Bay, not to mention Derwent. Comfortable, if...
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    Melbourne to Hobart

    I just woke from a post xmas dinner nap wondering why there's still no thread for this iconic (if overshadowed ) race? Its been mentioned in the VOR thread. Forecast looks as pleasant as it gets for this race.
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    Entering and leaving the zone without rounding.

    Very light variable breeze, strong current, fleet fetching to the mark on port tack (marks to port). At  7m/23' we're probably the smallest in the fleet. Due to a couple of larger boats ahead and the adverse current we're not quite able to lay the mark, and tack inshore out of the current to...
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    Visiting glamour

    Admittedly we get more than our fair share of maxis and other glamour boats for such a small city at the end of the earth (Hobart), but they usually arrive late December, and leave by the new year... It was a pleasant surprise to have this slip into the harbor today - and I've gotta say that...
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    100 consecutive years.

    A story in today's paper - I can't find it online,  so will attach a phone - a local icon will be making its 100th CONSECUTIVE showing at opening day for the Hobart sailing season. It's thought to be a national record, possibly a world record. What are some other examples of such longevity? 
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    Launceston to Hobart 2016

    A poor cousin of the S2H, and can probably only be considered a coastal race, but thread-worthy none the less. Pack the heavy spinnaker!
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    Another Dreamer?

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-07/tasmanian-vessel-la-violante-needs-restoration-funding/6600618 Purchased as an insurance write off, and now running short on funds to complete the project. Similar to too many stories that don't end well. Perhaps this should be in CA, but i don't see this...
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    Solo on 'Spindrift 11'?

    http://youtu.be/N9NjzMdSoD8 I know that the rules surrounding the use of the bicycle are a little contentious, and I know that I am comparing apples and orangutans but single-handing this beast? It puts a bit of perspective on the debate about the number of pedestals required on the new 'Cubed'!
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    Sydney to Hobart 2014

    Just to get the ball rolling, and i know it is a bit early - but Easter isn't far off, and it never seems too long after that that Christmas decorations start going up in shops! There was a story in yesterday's local paper (page 3, must've been a slow news day...
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    Opposite ends of the spectrum.

    A couple of short videos (if we still call them videos in this age!) I stumbled across on my day off. Very different concepts, the first is lifted directly off proafile.com, the second really needs no introduction - but is great to see a slightly more human side to the beast! As far as i am...
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    Opposite ends of the spectrum.

    A couple of short videos (if we still call them videos in this age!) I stumbled across on my day off. Very different concepts, the first is lifted directly off proafile.com, the second really needs no introduction - but is great to see a slightly more human side to the beast! As far as i am...
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    Request to SF area sailers

    Hello all, my fiancé and I are finishing up a holiday in the USA spending Tuesday November 5 to Saturday 9th in the San Francisco area. Sure, we've missed the AC, but it would still be fantastic if we were able to get out for a sail on your harbour, and hear some stories from a local's point of...
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    Request to any SF sailers

    Hello all, my fiancé and I are finishing up a holiday in the USA spending Tuesday November 5 to Saturday 9th in the San Francisco area. Sure, we've missed the AC, but it would still be fantastic if we were able to get out for a sail on your harbour, and hear some stories from a local's point of...
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    GOLDEN OLDIES TROPHY 2013

    Shamelessly lifted from proafile, unlike us mere mortals, there are sail craft both mono and multi who's looks only seem to improve with age... http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x10ikpc_got2013_sport
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    OSTAR multis '68

    I haven't seen this posted before - I just wish that I spoke French, and that I'd been around to see this evolution of mulithulls (this is a little before my time)!
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