Sydney to Hobart 2019

hoppy

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Not sure what current Casa rules one breaks offshore unless flying over or near a competitor’s boat. 

But it’d be really really crappo to get it tangled up with a chopper or plane or a military fighter doing a low pass at Mach 3 which they often do around here. Not much warning with those things  

Mind you, even flying from one’s own boat (unless solo) you’d probably be breaking “flying close to people” rules.

Gawd knows they’re hard to launch and retrieve from boats at sea and if you’re crew member gets whacked on the head with one they’d know about it (or maybe not).

Bloody amazing tech. What about the footage from them in the last Volvo!

All sorts of uses. Possibly useful for MOB safety. 
There is still a height restriction and given that the media likes to fly out to film the boats, CASA will not be happy is anyone breaks those rules. Also there is a huge no fly zone off Nowra.  

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Curious

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 15.7. A boat may during its race use a drone flown from and recovered by the boat in accordance with the Sailing Instructions.

Drones with IR cameras to figure out where the other guy is at night

Sneak up on the other guy's drone and give them a little flick with your drone?

Drop a piece of dyneema fishing line into their propellers from above?

Jam the other guy's drone signal; thus everybody has to go to ultra thin control wires like an anti tank missile uses?

Well-armed drones - it's the future of sailing!
What about a few seriously long range drones fitted with wind instruments and current sensors, fanned out in front of the boat and sending back data about shifts?

Many will think the extra cost and complication is irrelevant, since the Hobart and Australian ocean racing in general is already sinking under the weight of its disregard for grass roots sailing.

 

Jethrow

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How about finishing? If the drone is considered a legitimate piece of the boats equipment, operating in it's normal position ahead of the boat, can it be flown further ahead to cross the finish? :eek: :lol:

"Finish, A boat finishes when any part of her hull, or crew or equipment in normal position, crosses the finishing line from the course side"

 

mad

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 15.7. A boat may during its race use a drone flown from and recovered by the boat in accordance with the Sailing Instructions.

Drones with IR cameras to figure out where the other guy is at night

Sneak up on the other guy's drone and give them a little flick with your drone?

Drop a piece of dyneema fishing line into their propellers from above?

Jam the other guy's drone signal; thus everybody has to go to ultra thin control wires like an anti tank missile uses?

Well-armed drones - it's the future of sailing!
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jack_sparrow

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Drones are the new black it seems as Richo has convinced the world that micro waves fry everything electronic. If you see a TV van in your street in the morning, catch the bus to work, your car won't start.

 
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duncan (the other one)

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jack_sparrow

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They were close to the end of the war. Would have thought they had more pressing problems back home. Maybe result of some arrangement to help their far flung Axis buddy out on disrupting the Aust/US supply chain.

 
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[email protected]

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@duncan (the other one) all but Victoria and Tasmania I was aware of. No idea about those two.

https://www.ozatwar.com/japrecce/japrecce.htm

Imagine if the people of Melbourne and Hobart found out about that then. Their options to run, not be occupied were pretty slim. Antarctica?
Pretty sure I remember my grandpa saying that there were flights over Hobart and Melbourne during the war. He was involved in radio comms of some description. One of the many stories I'd love to have heard as an adult. He's long gone now, luckily we did manage to save a few of his stories on (now converted to digital) cassette! It was a different world WW11 and before!

 

jack_sparrow

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Any news on Comache, noticed Maserati has been entered....
My guess she won't be coming home from the Transpac and will be sold in the US if a deal not already close to complete. Maybe propagated by his appetite for racing to WOXI S2H 100' rules two years in a row has diminished his 100' appetite. Pil would know more than me though.

 

SCANAS

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My guess she won't be coming home from the Transpac and will be sold in the US if a deal not already close to complete. Maybe propagated by his appetite for racing to WOXI S2H 100' rules two years in a row has diminished his 100' appetite. Pil would know more than me though.
Made Sandy an offer he can’t refuse maybe?

With BJ getting chopped certainly keep the 100’ race alive if C stays OS. 

Given JC’s seemingly bottomless pockets & his phobia of selling boats, he should race it overseas & collect some more trophies. 

 

PIL66 - XL2

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My guess she won't be coming home from the Transpac and will be sold in the US if a deal not already close to complete. Maybe propagated by his appetite for racing to WOXI S2H 100' rules two years in a row has diminished his 100' appetite. Pil would know more than me though.
The big C will be there on boxing day AFAIK ......   No one has the inside scoop with Jim..... he can keep a secret even from the inner circle... unlike some

 

Curious

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Was it Wayfarer in the first race? I think they were the boat that stopped off at Flinders to shoot rabbits.

 
This has come up on the Gladstone thread but what is the longest it has taken anyone to get from Tasman to the Finish.
No idea of a record being kept, probably well over a day,  might even be a couple of days if it was quiet in the bay.

My personal best(?) is just over 6 hour from the John Garrow Light in Sandy Bay to the finish.  We past that bloody light 7 times,  the first one at over 6 knots, the rest much slower in either direction.  This was in a Maria Island Race back in the 80s.

 




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