Sydney to Hobart 2019

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Sorry to drag the thread back to drones, but many years ago I was doing a spot of work in Whyalla - needed to hitch a ride back to Adelaide for the Lincoln race starting that evening.  I was lucky enough to get a ride in a Cessna, and as we flew across St Vincent Gulf it was obvious it was glass all over.  I mentioned to the pilot/owner what my interest was, and he was kind enough to fly to the south of the gulf so I could see what the wind was doing down there.

End result was that I stepped on board, advised the skipper what I had seen, and we hugged the eastern coast all the way until the bottom of the gulf, crossing where there was some wind. The rest of the fleet languished in the middle of the windless gulf 30 miles back, and we won by about a week!

Think about drone technology in this situation ... it will be like the tuna spotters!

 

mad

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Jack, you got it.

But with rudder foils, so it actually gets some 95% to 100% separation.

Not aiming for height though, kinda skimming with (say) less than 1m height at vmax in flat water.

We neglected to send out rudder foil pics so attached is V1 pressure distribution and foil geometry.

Anyhow, all sensible ? answered here!

Cheers

AB

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Bump, any news on the project? 

 

Sugarscoop

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Leopard 3 sold to new owner. I wonder if she will come and do the 75th Hobart. 

Also any rumours of Rambler 88 coming out again?

 
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Wow, that was me when I was 16. Didn't drink the stuff until I did a Coffs race about ten years later and you could only buy it in glasses or buckets! Don't remember much of that year either!

 

hoppy

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Bit disappointing to see only 100 entries, expecedt 150 for this year but costs have a lot to do with it...
still 162 days to the race and more than 3 months until entries close. Plenty of time for many more entries. 

 

hoppy

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Numbers seem on track.
I'm sure if you went through the list of entries there will be a few obvious entries missing, WOIX and probably WOX for starters. So on track...

It will be interesting to see if R88 comes. With Scally doing Fastnet and the middle sea (I think) I would not be surprised if R88 hitches a ride on the ship.

 

pulpit

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Bit disappointing to see only 100 entries, expecedt 150 for this year but costs have a lot to do with it...


still 162 days to the race and more than 3 months until entries close. Plenty of time for many more entries. 


and time for you to buy a boat.  :)
Mad,

To quote the castle “ Tell him he’s dreaming” hoppy will not have a big boat again until he grows a set.

pulpit

 

Sugarscoop

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Has Comanche sold? And if so is it coming back for the Hobart?

I see Caro is coming and they are in the same race at the moment.

Jim Cooney has entered Maserati (volvo 70) for this years hobart........

 

bayboy

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This has come up on the Gladstone thread but what is the longest it has taken anyone to get from Tasman to the Finish.
Not sure of the slowest but I reckon Alive had one of the fastest finishes last year tore up the river...

 

PIL66 - XL2

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Has Comanche sold? And if so is it coming back for the Hobart?

I see Caro is coming and they are in the same race at the moment.

Jim Cooney has entered Maserati (volvo 70) for this years hobart........
Comanche is not on the market... It will enter .... I'm thinking in the two handed div.

Yes Maserati is going

 




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