Black Jack, Nose Job Arse Lift

mad

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^^^^ This. Monaco is centrally located and there are plenty of Super Yacht services there. 100 ft isn’t a really big yacht in that part of the world, and there are lots of them, so if BJ was planning to do a Euro campaign, it makes a lot of sense.

Follow the money, it Isn’t necessarily about tax avoidance, there could be VAT and other issues if the owner and crew happen to be based on the other side of the world. A random selection :

https://www.google.com.au/search?q=super+yacht+services+monaco&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-au&client=safari
Exactly, stay near the builder now as that’s a big reason why it’s been modded, break it on the Sydney Hobart on sea trials. 

Get it fixed and take it to Europe, and be happy you’ve got service yards close by. 

 

hoppy

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Follow the money, it Isn’t necessarily about tax avoidance, there could be VAT and other issues if the owner and crew happen to be based on the other side of the world. A random selection :
No issues at all. As an Australian registered yacht, it can be kept in the EU for 18 months at a time. They only need to check-in/check-out of a non EU country to reset the 18mth clock. If the crew are still Aussie, they will be limited to 3 months at a time within the Schengen region. 

Perhaps by the time BJ might be in Europe, the UK will finally have completed the Brexit, so BJ can have it's 18mth "clock" reset annually when it does Fastnet. 

I'll stick to my guess that Harburg is a member of the Monaco club and club infighting has made him decide, fuck you RQYS...

 

hoppy

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That will work wonderfully considering Fastnet is a bi-annual race.
Ok, I forgot. A cruise to Turkey or Morocco. Cruising couples manage to deal with the 18 month rule.

They could also take it to the Caribbean.

Pretty easy when you have the money to pay a crew to deliver the boat.  

 

Moonduster

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A cruise to Turkey Montenegro or Morocco Tunisia

If the crew are still Aussie and properly signed onto the boat''s papers, they will not be limited to 3 months at a time within the Schengen region area.

 

terrafirma

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Anyone know what mods were actually done?
Peter Harburg's Queensland supermaxi Black Jack is undergoing major pre-season surgery and the optimal deadline for the 100-footer's relaunch is prior to the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race at the end of July. Off the back of that longstanding event is the first-ever Lendlease Brisbane to Hamilton Island Yacht Race, organised by Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron with the cooperation of Hamilton Island.

Speaking on the likelihood of meeting the two start dates of July 27 and August 2 respectively, Black Jack's longtime helmsman Mark Bradford said: "We are pretty organised but in two weeks we'll have a much better idea." If the team overseeing Black Jack's modification is confident of meeting the deadline the boat will be entered in both bluewater races.

Bradford expanded on the changes, designed to bring the hull up to a 2019 shape in the most economical way: "We feel like we are fast upwind but downwind [Wild] Oats and Comanche are reeling us in so we are modifying the shape of the bow, making it fuller in sectional shape to make the hull more powerful in an attempt to improve downwind speed. The deck and structure stay intact, we are replacing the hull section on the outside of the boat, so the hull skin changes and then the structure is built back out."

Bradford is looking forward to lining up against Wild Oats and trialing the modification as both supermaxi teams countdown to this year's epic 75th anniversary Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: "Anytime you get to sail against Oats is a great opportunity."

 

Sidecar

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If as Bradford says, the deck and structure hasn’t changed, then presumably the mast is still in its original place. So the mast is effectively around  a metre further aft in a fuller bowed boat.

Which also means that the foretriangle base is longer by around a metre, plus maybe what looks to be a longer bowsprit, so more overall foresail area?

 
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jack_sparrow

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"We feel like we are fast upwind but downwind [Wild] Oats and Comanche are reeling us in so we are modifying the shape of the bow, making it fuller in sectional shape to make the hull more powerful in an attempt to improve downwind speed.
Don't recall much "reeling in" occurring, more like "getting away" . She has been disappointing in all but the lighter stuff and as predicted.

 
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