2021 Sydney to Hobart


Super Anarchist
Sorry, missed page 10




Then there was the defamation proceedings forgot about that
It was a shitload of overkill. As someone who knows MH and has sailed with him prior to his 2handed days, he is one of the nicest people you could meet. Quirky at times sense of humor, but still a genuinely good person.   



Super Anarchist
Seems like the CYCA and Matt Allen are living 15 years in the past. Typical case of old rich man throwing his weight around in argument he knows nothing about. By his argument they should ban all nav software because the routing is being “calculated by a computer” but it’s become the norm and so will the 2H class in the future



so you could have water ballast pumps, canting keels, hydro winches.... but no autopilot on your 2 handed boat right?

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Super Anarchist
So as it turns out the protest from Ichi Ban is against Celestial for not listening to the VHF radio channel 16…


The Dark Knight

Super Anarchist

Protest against Celestial
Wednesday 29 December 2021 - 2200 hours

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA), the organising authority for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, has advised that two protests have been lodged against the yacht Celestial and will be heard before an International Jury in the Boardroom at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania and via Zoom at 4:00pm Thursday 30 December 2021.

The protests are:

  1. Ichi Ban AUS 001 v Celestial 9535 (including Request for Redress)
  2. Race Committee v Celestial 9535

Both protests refer to Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Sailing Instructions 31.4 which states: ‘All boats shall maintain a continuous listening watch on VHF Channel 16 for the duration of their race.’ 

The protest form posted at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania states:


1153 27 Dec 21 – 0130 28 Dec 21

(90-minute period when CELESTIAL was not able to be contacted via VHF CH16)

Protest by the RSHYR Committee that SI 31.4 “all boats shall maintain a continuous listening watch on CH16 for the duration of the race” was not complied with.

Despite numerous attempts to contact Celestial over a 90-minute period, via numerous means, when attention was ultimately alerted via flares, which fortunately confirmed that the AMSA alerted PLB activation was false, after 90 minutes AMSA was to deploy a Melbourne based SAR asset to the position of Celestial.

Of particular concern was the lack of response on CH16 (VHF) by Celestial throughout the incident.

It is expected that this incident will be fully highlighted and explained by Celestial in her Race Declaration, noting any notables and /or extraordinary reasons as to why SI 31.4 was not complied with.

The RSHYR Committee, through Hobart race control, will provide a full timeline and all appropriate evidence and transcripts. 



Super Anarchist
Well we really have to hope that either Azzurro or Love&War finish in time, else the result will be decided in the room and a lot of us will be at risk of getting sued for our comments about it!
Ha Ha ha.  Actually some good points.  The SS34 was a fine boat in it's day, but I owned a UFO 34 that was far superior.  I also raced against Love and War when she was newly launched.  L&W and Rags used to train together in Sydney Harbour and we would occasionally crash their training sessions, which was fun.  Both fucking fine boats though, and yes - it's good to see old, good boats do well. 

As to the getting sued bit - well that's what Sailing Anarchy is about, isn't it.  All just personal opinion (fingers  crossed)



I was thinking tonight before I read this crap that it must be very embarrassing for Noel Cornish to have to front up and toe the bullshit CYCA line. He used to be a well respected businessman - Bluescope I think.

You really have to think that MA should be charged with bullying under the same rules that he is going after MH.

What a cunt.



Super Anarchist
If you can't buy a win and are beaten by a better boat on the water. 

Then lets put in a protest just to show you I'm a asshole and I'll stop at nothing to win.

This goes to show you that MA has no class and will stop at nothing to feel good about himself.

But what is he winning?  There appears to be no way he can win overall, he probably has Div 0 stitched up anyway - what's the gain?  Celestial is in another division FFS.

Edit:  OK, now I see - there IS a chance of overall win, but he needs to knock out Celestial to get it.

Well, may the best cunt win!

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