Sydney To Hobart 2018

Cal20sailor

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Full credit to them - great decisive victory in another gentle year.

But to say it is a 14year old boat is a stretch...  New bow, new stern, new rig(s), new appendages - I think the only bits remaining from the original boat are the keel and the crew.  (And other than the yearly questionable blowups leaving the harbour, the crew are a big key to this puzzle I'd say)
Like an old broad with access to a plastic surgeon.  Congrats to them on a great race.  

 

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jack_sparrow

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Pretty sure first time around Tasman Is for both SciFi and Wouter??? Both gone for the close and tight approach??

 

Cal20sailor

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overlay said:
Jee sus, we have been through this before with the HF not working  before passing Green Cape dramas.

The precedents been set.

FLICK THE CHEAT.
With 10 min updates for the tracker, what possible advantage did they gain?  They sailed a great race and fuck silly protests.

 

Sidecar

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......But to say it is a 14year old boat is a stretch...  New bow, new stern, new rig(s), new appendages - I think the only bits remaining from the original boat are the keel and the crew.  (And other than the yearly questionable blowups leaving the harbour, the crew are a big key to this puzzle I'd say)
Agree, but the really significant change for me was moving the rig back in the boat by cutting off some of the stern and putting it back on the bow. Much bigger foretriangle and less pitching and nosediving.

 

bayboy

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Agree, but the really significant change for me was moving the rig back in the boat by cutting off some of the stern and putting it back on the bow. Much bigger foretriangle and less pitching and nosediving.
It is quite noticeable between oats and BJ positioning of the rig

 

jack_sparrow

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Go the girls!
The biggest delta between these two has been around 5 mile. Great race and a good match up of superstar girls versus a bunch of relative unknowns (except Wouter) but who know their boat backwards. They both are going to need breeze though to keep Ichi off the top shelf.

 
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trt131

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overlay said:
Jee sus, we have been through this before with the HF not working  before passing Green Cape dramas.

The precedents been set.

FLICK THE CHEAT.
I detest people on this forum that know nothing about sailing, the race and the boats, and you are one of the worst.

 

Marty6

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Well Done to Oats no doubt on this win, proves at 14 years of age and a few mod's she has still got it to win, and good call by BJ to come up Eastern side to get the wind over Comanche.
The only thing 14 years old is probably the nameplate.

Otherwise it is a great boat for most years in the S2H race but what has she proven otherwise?

 

jack_sparrow

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Who says it wasn't on?  May not have been functional but shit breaks every day.  
On the the way to the start line?

overlay said:
Jee sus, we have been through this before with the HF not working  before passing Green Cape dramas.

The precedents been set.

FLICK THE CHEAT.
You can always lodge a 69 Protest with WS and RC concurrently against the RC's decision not to enforce their SI's and bringing sport into disrepute. Though you might need to think about life in Witness Protection.

 
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Sidecar

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The biggest delta between these two has been around 5 mile. Great race and a good match up of superstar girls versus a bunch of relative unknowns (except Wouter) but who know their boat backwards. They both are going to need breeze though to keep Ichi off the top shelf.
I would expect the boats behind Alive and WOX to have the better breeze this afternoon if they get to the Derwent in time.

Still, Go the girls! A podium for them will do a lot for offshore sailing overall......

 
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us7070

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With 10 min updates for the tracker, what possible advantage did they gain?  They sailed a great race and fuck silly protests.
nobody is going to protest them..., and i think we can all agree it would be a dick move to do so.

but why don't they just make it easy on everyone and follow the rules?

 

jack_sparrow

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I think the four of them blitzed it, particularly IT and the Indian during the lighter and square shit down the coast.

 
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