So if DC cheated, how much more did those limeys on Australia II have to cheat to win the Cup.
Italians came back in the 90's with altered hull mold that took some rake out of the bow to get the mast back and had curved deck to get the beam lower when measuring the mast.Water ballast in IOR boats in the AC.
Williwaw, Louisiana Crude and Acadia cheat in SORC in the 80's
Italian J-24s with lowered mast steps to increase rake in the 80s
Donald Crowhusrt doing donuts off Brazil, reporting false positions while he was supposed to go around the world. Of course that one did not end well.
If a Kirby 25 couldn't stay ahead of a Shark 24 in 20+ knots, it had nothing to do with a 55 gallon drum on the high side in the cabin.We were racing across western L. Erie in 20kt+ in the early 2000s. I was on a Kirby 25 (LEPHRF 171) and a Shark (LEPHRF 228) just ROCKETED past us to the low side.... Sharks are good heavy air boats, but not that good. There were 2 guys on deck... 1 driving and one trimming the Genoa from the low side. another guy below on the low side. The boat was still pretty level and really fast despite flying a 155 and not depowering the main. When they passed us we could see what looked like a 55 gallon drum hanging just under the cabin top on the high side. I walked over and took the guys a beer after the race. They had an exceptionally large (probably 55 gal.) gas tank on a pulley system so they could lever it to the high side on each tack. They called it their "big air gas tank."
There was a certain Beneteau in the UK that had a hole saw taken to every part of the interior that wasn’t structural. The boat looked like a Swiss cheese!Same boat ripped out all the doors, cabinetry, stove, toilet & batteries (1 Group 24 for the race).
That's not small potatoes- good for the honest crew for turning him in.seems like small potatoes now after reading some of these other posts but there was this well known SoCal boat builder with quite a successful record on light air overnighters who was turned in by one of his crew for charging his batteries with the transmission in gear. Banned for a year. There was also a story going around he'd been previously flicked from a local series for a folder when his certificate stated a solid two blade prop. Don't know how that one came to light.
I love Italy and almost everything about it, but they can't just stop cheating can they?The Italian team Scugnizza racing with their NM38S in the ORCi rule is one of the most recent and biggest cheating scandals here in Europe. They actually modified the boat to have hidden ballast tanks in the aft and filled them with water before being measured to get a much shorter water line, 1.4 tons (!) higher displacement and much better rating. But when racing they released out all of the water and the water line was increased, boat much faster with lighter displacement and sailed with a much better rating then the boat should have... Apparently the ballast tanks were made to look like big reinforcement pipes so they were hard to prove cheating. They won a lot of races/championships, but were finally proven to be cheating in 2016/2017 and banned from racing for a while...
Some info on the case,
https://www.orc.org/SH Columns/SH ORC 2016 Dec.pdf info from ORC rule themselves about the case and two pictures showing the "measurement trim" and "sailing trim" of the cheating boat Scugnizza
Must have copied the Carter Tina "Variag" in the 70's that did exactly the same thing.There was a certain Beneteau in the UK that had a hole saw taken to every part of the interior that wasn’t structural. The boat looked like a Swiss cheese!
It was in the shed for a while before it sold.