Sydney to Hobart 2019

bayboy

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My recollection of the 50th was a fleet of 370 boats.  Doubt the 75th will get anywhere close to that.

150 would be a very good fleet.
Yeah it was crazy think about 310 boats actually made it to Hobart but with 3 races to Hobart still expect overall 200 boats

 

pulpit

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Now, now boys and girls,

We need to stop talking about the 100th  Hobart and  any talk of other Hobart races other than the 2019 race.

We don’t want to give Hoppy any ideas about any more races other than next years race or he will fart again and the next thing we all know is he will have  start 20 new topics before we know it. 

Pulpit

 

pulpit

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So with all the new rules that YA or what ever they are and the CYC are bringing in, do we think that any of the old Boat s like the 1 tonners and alike will have any chance of doing the 75th race or is it going to be out of the reach of the average owner ? 

Or Do we need to look at starting a cruise to Hobart like how the race began in order to get owners Sailing the older boats again ?

pulpit

 

NeedAClew

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The 100th will cost $AUD100k to enter and monohulls or non-foiling yachts will no longer be accepted. Owners of less than Billionaire net capital worth status will have the right to appeal the rejection of their entry but will be refused anyway.  Maximum crew allowed  will be three, of any gender, and no more than five autopilots and two flux capacitor powered engines per vessel will be allowed. Mount Gay helmets will be issued to all surviving participants.

The race will start, as usual, on Boxing Day at 1:00pm and most competing boats are expected back in Sydney Harbour for the twilight race to be conducted by The Inter-Galactic Cruising Yacht Club that evening. Channel 7 will thought-stream the start for the maximum allowable public broadcast time of Seven (funny about that) nano-minutes, concentrating on a maximum of two boats owned by the wealthiest participants no matter how many are entered.

Calm, light, variable and heavy radiation is forecast and the fact that the crew will glow in the dark removes the need for navigation lights. Seas are expected to be wet. Competitors have been advised of a potential navigation hazard on the course as continental drift will have seen Australia move eastward towards the New Zealand land mass. As is normal, expected, Sunfish will  play an important role in determining the winner of this iconic event.

Results will be projected on to the Sydney Opera House as soon as available. and because nobody can agree on which rules, if any. should apply to the Great Race, protests are no longer accepted so the delay in projecting the results should be minimal. 
The "crew" will be AI and it will be Billionaire Owner-Driver because they can sit around on their superyachts in St Barts or Lanai or wherever "helming" the boats. 

 

Next Level

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So with all the new rules that YA or what ever they are and the CYC are bringing in, do we think that any of the old Boat s like the 1 tonners and alike will have any chance of doing the 75th race or is it going to be out of the reach of the average owner ? 

Or Do we need to look at starting a cruise to Hobart like how the race began in order to get owners Sailing the older boats again ?

pulpit
I hope the CY assists a much as possible to allow the “average owners and boats” to compete. Not sure exactly what they could do but it would be a shame to let this anniversary year go by without some of the smaller and older boats having a chance to compete with the bigger and more expensive programs...

any ideas the CY could adopt to make entry easier and more affordable for the smaller amateur programs?

 

bayboy

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I hope the CY assists a much as possible to allow the “average owners and boats” to compete. Not sure exactly what they could do but it would be a shame to let this anniversary year go by without some of the smaller and older boats having a chance to compete with the bigger and more expensive programs...

any ideas the CY could adopt to make entry easier and more affordable for the smaller amateur programs?
Thats the million dollar question, how to make it more affordable for the average person/owner, perhaps some owner who has gone to Hobart on a small boat can fill us in with costs

 

DtM

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Those criteria do not fit the more average boats that the posters above are describing and hoping will try to enter the 75th. Most of them would have the cost of getting to Cat 1 and a lot more (including relevant insurance).

You are a blithering idiot.

 

jack_sparrow

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Hoppy you can burn up $30K pretty quickly on a 40 footer that is in good order just to turn up and get home, and more the further afield home is.  @SCANAS would be able to provide a reliable figure for a QLD boat.

 
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Livia

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To take a average club racing 40 footer and properly fit it out get it to the start and back to qld when all said and done  you will have no change from aud $100 k

or at least what it used to cost about a decade ago

 

bayboy

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Im surprised S2H gets as many yachts as it does if it's costing up too 100k for the race of a small boat, no wonder we see fleets get smaller

 

Livia

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Drops in the second year to about 60k 

and don’t forget to factor in the cost of the family holiday in tas afterwards So another $15k 

 

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Check the entry list mate, there isn’t many small boats!
It’s sad mate.. if you look back at the fleets in the 90’s and even the early 000’s, the majority of the fleets were in the 30-40 footer range.. Amateur crews, in more common and affordable production boats. This in turn, made entry and the cost of the race campaign more affordable overall and I think more desirable to the “everyday sailors” who wanted to have a crack!

bring back those days I reckon!

 

Livia

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For a start you forgot work on boat like stopping leaks etc and new set of halyards and sheets

then there are engine services replacing  shaft bearings etc before you get to rudder bearings service or refit

no communication upgrades in your list

big one is sails so new offshore main , three and four with new s4  for reliability 

as scanas found out you can’t expect a reasonably new club racing main to stay in one piece when reefing at tasman

Hoppy you start way ahead with a known boat like a Sydney 38 all the bits are off the shelf and standard items

there is a start

 
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