Sydney to Hobart 2017

I think the only way Mulits will end up in the S2H is not top down, but bottom up, where (or if) a strong local offshore racing fleet of smaller multis (cruiser racer types) has developed and a fair smattering of CYCA members are racing them.

Other than that, can't see it happening.
Unfortunately there won't be much investment in multis' on the hope that they will eventually be included. Over time, these pesky baby boomers blocking the way will fall off the perch permitting some more progressive people to take ownership of the race. Until then ... well, there's always rum.

 

Car Ramrod

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Hope it will be a proper Hobart race, 2016 was the most boring ever, just a downwinder !
Yeah, dull, boring, no excitement at all. No broken masts, legs or teeth, no one even died. FFS lift your act 2017 Syd-Hobart sailors, your armchair audience is in dire danger of nodding off.
There was a broken mast....! The chinese team on Ark 323 (tp52 I think) broke it and finished the race under jury rig. It's a shame that the media doesn't pick up these stories, I believe that people would be intrigued by many of them. There are probably more stories than any of us know of.

Anyway, the chinese team tried to do the S2H in 2015, but met some bad weather during the delivery to Sydney and lost their bowman overboard. He was never found (afaik). The team decided to still do the race, sort of in his honour. Then they crashed with Ragamuffin 52 almost on the start line and had to retire. The boat was brought to Sydney City Marina, owned by Syd Fisher who also owned the Ragamuffin 52. The chinese protested them and won, and of course the crew on Ragamuffin were devastated and didn't agree. They had a very nice result in the race and found out about this during their celebration in Hobart. I'm pretty sure that Syd offered to repair the chinese boat for free if they dropped the protest - but they didn't. So they fixed the boat and went for a new go this December, only to break their mast...I guess no boat wanted to finish more than this chinese team.
Part of me hopes that Syd was halfway up their mast with a hacksaw late at night as revenge for fucking with his boat's result.

 

dachopper

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After rounding our mark off Porto Cervo, we bore away into the Maddalena channel and finally we got the elusive call, 'Deploy the foil!' We hoisted a jib-top and started shaking reefs. For the following two hours, we blasted through one of the most spectacular racecourses in the world, affectionately known as 'Bomb Alley', with the sun rising in a perfect background. We topped out at 21.8 kts and the boat felt stable and capable of more. We later heard that Rambler 88's max speed was 22 kts...say no more.

 

Schakel

Dayboat sailor
boom broke basically above vang
:ph34r:
Which is technically incorrect,
The Vang is used for gaff rigged yachts.

Source: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/vang

Are you sure about it. Which yacht we are talking?

In general.. it's bull shit.

Top rigged yachts are rulling since a lot of time.

Top four yachts: Perpentual Loyal, Scallywag, SQS and WOXI.

Are they gaff rigged?

Says something...

Do you have one example where the boom breaks above the vang where it is proved to be technically correct?

Like to hear from you "Trim on"...

Perpentual Loyal 6.jpg

Scallywag 2.jpg

cqs 3.jpg

Alt_Bob Oatleywith wine in handalong with family and friends salutes Wild Oats XI.jpg

 
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boom broke basically above vang
:ph34r:
Which is technically incorrect,
The Vang is used for gaff rigged yachts.

Source: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/vang

Are you sure about it. Which yacht we are talking?

In general.. it's bull shit.

Top rigged yachts are rulling since a lot of time.

Top four yachts: Perpentual Loyal, Scallywag, SQS and WOXI.

Are they gaff rigged?

Says something...

Do you have one example where the boom breaks above the vang where it is proved to be technically correct?

Like to hear from you "Trim on"...

Perpentual Loyal 6.jpg

Scallywag 2.jpg

cqs 3.jpg

Alt_Bob Oatleywith wine in handalong with family and friends salutes Wild Oats XI.jpg
https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/vang

A vang may be for a gaff technically and historically, but a "boom vang" is surprisingly meant for the boom.

 

Schakel

Dayboat sailor
boom broke basically above vang
:ph34r:
Which is technically incorrect,
The Vang is used for gaff rigged yachts.

Source: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/vang

Are you sure about it. Which yacht we are talking?

In general.. it's bull shit.

Top rigged yachts are rulling since a lot of time.

Top four yachts: Perpentual Loyal, Scallywag, SQS and WOXI.

Are they gaff rigged?

Says something...

Do you have one example where the boom breaks above the vang where it is proved to be technically correct?

Like to hear from you "Trim on"...

Perpentual Loyal 6.jpg

Scallywag 2.jpg

cqs 3.jpg

Alt_Bob Oatleywith wine in handalong with family and friends salutes Wild Oats XI.jpg
https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/vang

A vang may be for a gaff technically and historically, but a "boom vang" is surprisingly meant for the boom.
Explain please,.. one thing completely differtent:Have you seen the final between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal?

At the australian open.

It's top adience. Some thing the Ac is too lame for.

federer-verslaat-nadal-in-finale-australian-open-en-pakt-18e-grand-slam-titel.jpg

 
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Car Ramrod

Anarchist
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Vermont
boom broke basically above vang
:ph34r:
Which is technically incorrect,
The Vang is used for gaff rigged yachts.

Source: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/vang

Are you sure about it. Which yacht we are talking?

In general.. it's bull shit.

Top rigged yachts are rulling since a lot of time.

Top four yachts: Perpentual Loyal, Scallywag, SQS and WOXI.

Are they gaff rigged?

Says something...

Do you have one example where the boom breaks above the vang where it is proved to be technically correct?

Like to hear from you "Trim on"...

attachicon.gif
Perpentual Loyal 6.jpg

attachicon.gif
Scallywag 2.jpg

attachicon.gif
cqs 3.jpg

attachicon.gif
Alt_Bob Oatleywith wine in handalong with family and friends salutes Wild Oats XI.jpg

Shut up, you fucking insane muppet.

 

mad

Super Anarchist
boom broke basically above vang
:ph34r:
Which is technically incorrect,
The Vang is used for gaff rigged yachts.

Source: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/vang

Are you sure about it. Which yacht we are talking?

In general.. it's bull shit.

Top rigged yachts are rulling since a lot of time.

Top four yachts: Perpentual Loyal, Scallywag, SQS and WOXI.

Are they gaff rigged?

Says something...

Do you have one example where the boom breaks above the vang where it is proved to be technically correct?

Like to hear from you "Trim on"...

attachicon.gif
Perpentual Loyal 6.jpg

attachicon.gif
Scallywag 2.jpg

attachicon.gif
cqs 3.jpg

attachicon.gif
Alt_Bob Oatleywith wine in handalong with family and friends salutes Wild Oats XI.jpg
Shut up, you fucking insane muppet.
Nicely put. 😊

 

MPH

Super Anarchist
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After rounding our mark off Porto Cervo, we bore away into the Maddalena channel and finally we got the elusive call, 'Deploy the foil!' We hoisted a jib-top and started shaking reefs. For the following two hours, we blasted through one of the most spectacular racecourses in the world, affectionately known as 'Bomb Alley', with the sun rising in a perfect background. We topped out at 21.8 kts and the boat felt stable and capable of more. We later heard that Rambler 88's max speed was 22 kts...say no more.
Say no more... except for the fact that rambler went through several hours prior in different breeze... Top Speed is never a good indicator, averages win races. Get a clue.

 
boom broke basically above vang
:ph34r:
Which is technically incorrect,
The Vang is used for gaff rigged yachts.

Source: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/vang

Are you sure about it. Which yacht we are talking?

In general.. it's bull shit.
Sometimes I wonder if you've ever been on a boat. Of course they all have vangs.
No they don't. Because of their wide traveler tracks, few multihulls have vangs...

 

terrafirma

Super Anarchist
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Melbourne
After rounding our mark off Porto Cervo, we bore away into the Maddalena channel and finally we got the elusive call, 'Deploy the foil!' We hoisted a jib-top and started shaking reefs. For the following two hours, we blasted through one of the most spectacular racecourses in the world, affectionately known as 'Bomb Alley', with the sun rising in a perfect background. We topped out at 21.8 kts and the boat felt stable and capable of more. We later heard that Rambler 88's max speed was 22 kts...say no more.
Say no more... except for the fact that rambler went through several hours prior in different breeze... Top Speed is never a good indicator, averages win races. Get a clue.
+1

 

Ease the sheet.

ignoring stupid people is easy
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boom broke basically above vang
:ph34r:
Which is technically incorrect,
The Vang is used for gaff rigged yachts.

Source: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/vang

Are you sure about it. Which yacht we are talking?

In general.. it's bull shit.
Sometimes I wonder if you've ever been on a boat. Of course they all have vangs.
No they don't. Because of their wide traveler tracks, few multihulls have vangs...
Maybe you could name those multis that made it to Hobart?

 

Bill E Goat

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I think the only way Mulits will end up in the S2H is not top down, but bottom up, where (or if) a strong local offshore racing fleet of smaller multis (cruiser racer types) has developed and a fair smattering of CYCA members are racing them.

Other than that, can't see it happening.
Bottom up, try the massive multihull entry list for the Pittwater to Surfers (Coffs) race - a big fat 0

 

LB 15

Cunt
I think the only way Mulits will end up in the S2H is not top down, but bottom up, where (or if) a strong local offshore racing fleet of smaller multis (cruiser racer types) has developed and a fair smattering of CYCA members are racing them.

Other than that, can't see it happening.
Bottom up, try the massive multihull entry list for the Pittwater to Surfers (Coffs) race - a big fat 0
Same with the Keppel race. Only one Multi has entered since we invited them 3 years ago.

 


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