Sydney to Hobart 2019

Couta

Super Anarchist
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I know I'm a little biased, but this docco is really what the Hobart race is all about. This is what CYC needs to circulate to build competitor numbers...enough of the Billionaire Maxi BS that is frankly boring and bears no resemblance to the experience the race offers to the vast majority. This video captures just one story - but it's the story that really matters...that if you really want to have a crack...you can. The result is always going to be a bit of a gamble with the conditions - but the odds are always improved when you do the prep these guys did! That said (and knowing that boat pretty well!!) they couldn't have written a better weather script for that boat! Congratulations to Jason and his awesome Patriot team on a great campaign and to the Docco makers for telling the REAL story of a Sydney Hobart race!




 

Couta

Super Anarchist
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Australia
^^^ That's my brother...in his virginal Hobart. I've told him to quit while he's ahead ;-) So the family has done alright over the years - Dad pulled a Div win and 5th O'all back in Bacardi days...Bro landed a Div win and 9th O'all...and Voodoo delivered a Div win and 3rd place for me...

Patriot was purchased in QLD from the second owner who imported it from the US (hence the name)..it was then bought by a mate of mine (LR) who changed the name to Moonspinner and campaigned it locally in Melb for a short time before selling it to another mate Jason (Recliner) who then renamed it Patriot and put this campaign together. Recliner had previously owned and successfully campaigned the A31 More Noise...with many of the Patriot crew and myself...so it's been great to see this all come together so successfully..... My time on Moonspinner and knowing Recliners ambition confirmed that this was a boat he'd really enjoy. I coined the phrase "Wolf in sheeps clothing" cos in light air or downwind....it certainly doesn't perform like the aging production boat it appears to be!

 
^^^ That's my brother...in his virginal Hobart. I've told him to quit while he's ahead ;-) So the family has done alright over the years - Dad pulled a Div win and 5th O'all back in Bacardi days...Bro landed a Div win and 9th O'all...and Voodoo delivered a Div win and 3rd place for me...

Patriot was purchased in QLD from the second owner who imported it from the US (hence the name)..it was then bought by a mate of mine (LR) who changed the name to Moonspinner and campaigned it locally in Melb for a short time before selling it to another mate Jason (Recliner) who then renamed it Patriot and put this campaign together. Recliner had previously owned and successfully campaigned the A31 More Noise...with many of the Patriot crew and myself...so it's been great to see this all come together so successfully..... My time on Moonspinner and knowing Recliners ambition confirmed that this was a boat he'd really enjoy. I coined the phrase "Wolf in sheeps clothing" cos in light air or downwind....it certainly doesn't perform like the aging production boat it appears to be!
Great post couta. Brings back how I remember it. Don’t think it will ever get better than that re boat, owner, prep, crew and weather. Good time to quit goin south :D

 
We've ALL had a "Good time to quit going south",  and yet where are we on Boxing Day?

I've said for years that every Aussie yacht should do a Hobart,  it's the first question non-sailors ask when they find out you know which way the pointy end is.

Two is perfectly acceptable,  because it couldn't be like that again.

Three,  you must have rocks in your head!

Looking at 24 this Boxing Day,  and yep, ROCKS!

 
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