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Sad to see the news,  interesting to read Brian Hancock's memories of his time on her.  I was just down in KW the week before Christmas and forgot the name of the island just off Mallory Square, but behind it you could still see the distinct rig of Fazisi looking intact.  Fate of all old race boats at some point in time,  just sad to see a piece of history pass like that.  Had two former crew mates do a Isla Mujeres race on her and they had some funny stories about the experience.  Hoping someone down south will post her final resting place/fate.

 

ropetrick

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Good riddance.

Ugly, poorly built and cursed with bad luck.

She will look great in the landfill.

 
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From the Helm

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Good riddance.

Ugly, poorly built and cursed with bad luck.

She will look great in the landfill.
Poorly built?   That boat has had zero love in decades, beat the shit out of some docks while chained up by Feds, sat on the hard in snow/ice, was grounded multiple times, and was floating when a hurricane drove her ashore, giant rig still intact.   Poorly built compared to what?  Oh, and she sailed around the world and across the Atlantic a couple of times.  

Boat must owe you money.

 

kent_island_sailor

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I was aboard that boat for an afternoon soon after she finished the Whitbread/Volvo (not sure when it changed over). The boat REEKED of a combo of old cabbage and diesel :eek: To make it worse, the cabin seemed to be all sharp unfinished metal :eek: :eek:

Took some balls and a noseplug to sail that boat for sure!

 

fish

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I was aboard that boat for an afternoon soon after she finished the Whitbread/Volvo (not sure when it changed over). The boat REEKED of a combo of old cabbage and diesel :eek: To make it worse, the cabin seemed to be all sharp unfinished metal :eek: :eek:

Took some balls and a noseplug to sail that boat for sure!
Whitbread, back when it was interesting! 

 

Steam Flyer

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I was aboard that boat for an afternoon soon after she finished the Whitbread/Volvo (not sure when it changed over). The boat REEKED of a combo of old cabbage and diesel :eek: To make it worse, the cabin seemed to be all sharp unfinished metal :eek: :eek:

Took some balls and a noseplug to sail that boat for sure!
I swapped a 12 pack of beer for a spot on the afternoon fundraising daysail, when Fasizi pulled into Wilmington NC. Bought a T-shirt too.

It did reek like .... well, I've never smelled anything like it. And hope to never smell it again.

But that was a fun afternoon sail. Those guys were seriously hard core.

FB- Doug

 

~HHN92~

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No, he travels around to the various regatta's that he is involved in, just completed the Sydney to Hobart on the Polish flagged Grand Mistral 'Weddell'. They also sailed the Transpac last summer.

 

hoom

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Sad :(

I always liked Fazisi.

Wasn't 'ahead of its time' per-se, Farr etc had started with light & fast (eg Ceramco), just the pregnant cow rule made them go big & heavy.

But still, that banana sheer, low freeboard, thin waterline with big flair & pretty clean shape were very impressive for the time.

Anyone got some good pics &/or the footage from the Whitbread where its surfing in the wake of I think Rothmans?

 

ropetrick

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Yeah, you should definitely leave your woman, pretty sure you'll both be better off... <_<
That boat never sailed well.  Hardware ripped out of the deck. Poor build, no maintenance, whatever.  It was a shitty boat and smelled like it.

chuso, you should have a woman like mine.  She sails.

 

Glenn McCarthy

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From the brotherhood, Tom Weaver: 

Fazisi follow up - I went for a closer look today. Remarkably the rig is intact and stowed neatly on the barge, you can see it in the picture - BUT that is the only good news. All the deck gear has been stripped, after all this is Key West: Island of Scallywags and Pirates. The lower part of the rudder is missing but the rest of the hull/keel appears to be in good condition, incredible!!!

I have no idea what the interior is like. My “understanding” with the protocol at this stage is: If the owner of a boat is unable to recover the vessel them self then you hand over all paper work to the government contractor, these guys only mission is to pick up and dispose the boats - they do not care. They were inside the Key West Bight Marina today recovering 2 sunk boats - quite the operation!!! A very large barge and crane, escorted by 4 Florida police boats and 2 coast guard boats ALL with flashing lights - and every pier had a bunch of onlookers, beer in hand. In my opinion - this is it, she is off to the scrap heap...... I could be wrong!

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