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Old 06-04-2012, 02:42   #1
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Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht race updates

Interesting year, 100ft maxi yachts,


Wild Thing


Blackjack



a 60 ft orma trimaran (Banque Poplaire


50ft Schionning cruising cats


a relatively cheap 37ft cat




Plus a host of others.

According to the yacht tracker currently out front by a considerable margin are the 60ft tri doing 25 knots in 18 knots of wind,
2 schionning 50ft cruising cats, the relatively cheap 37fter and Lady Claire a schionning 1030 cat in cruising division,

Behind them are the monohulls including the big maxis


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Old 06-04-2012, 03:02   #2
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Re: Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht race updates

Both the schionning 50s that you mention above are about 30 miles in front of the mega dollar monos. Another 50 schionning is 10 miles behind them, this is a luxury cruiser that the owners sailed two up to the louisiades and back after the race last year. Pretty sure you can't two up cruise Wild Thing
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Team Australia is about 3hrs from the finish, thats a race elapsed time of about 15 hours, light years in front of the Mega Dollar Boats.
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Re: Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht race updates

Pretty bloody impressive thats for sure , even that relatively cheap "Saxby Special" BOSS Racing is beating the multi millon dollar Maxi's and what a night for it, clear as day outside and a lovely full moon.

Heres a video of the start

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Went and watched the start and followed the fleet half way to tangalooma, then had a great sail home, twas a very nice day. As I type TA is 110 mile in front of the Mega Dollar boats, truly amazing
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Re: Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht race updates

RAce Record smashed!! 16 hours 28 minutes (306 mile course).

The three big canting keel motor sailors displayed above are still over 100 miles away from the finish
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RAce Record smashed!! 16 hours 28 minutes (306 mile course).

The three big canting keel motor sailors displayed above are still over 100 miles away from the finish
Nice one.

And those big canting keel motor sailors have only just managed to pass this little Peter Cherry Cat that's probably worth a fair bit less than $100,000


And they had a 45 minute head start on the multi's as well

It really must be disappointing spending 20 x more money (approx) and having such a poor result.
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Re: Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht race updates

Shame, shame, shame.

I would ban those multis. Notfair.
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Nice one.

And those big canting keel motor sailors have only just managed to pass this little Peter Cherry Cat that's probably worth a fair bit less than $100,000


And they had a 45 minute head start on the multi's as well

It really must be disappointing spending 20 x more money (approx) and having such a poor result.
Jeez, mate, its race, winning isn't everything ya know.

OK, not sure which emoticon to use here - where is the one that expresses "I agree with you and I am taking the p*ss from whomever came up with the idea of racing apples against oranges".
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Jeez, mate, its race, winning isn't everything ya know.

OK, not sure which emoticon to use here - where is the one that expresses "I agree with you and I am taking the p*ss from whomever came up with the idea of racing apples against oranges".
Oranges are better than apples any day.......
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Jeez, mate, its race, winning isn't everything ya know.

OK, not sure which emoticon to use here - where is the one that expresses "I agree with you and I am taking the p*ss from whomever came up with the idea of racing apples against oranges".
I think to some of those big quys it is. Some of them can easily afford to spend $100,000 to 500,000 or more modifying or upgrading just to be more competitive. And they don't care who wins.
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Perhaps I needed the tongue in cheek emoticon as well......
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.... idea of racing apples against oranges".
Its interesting isnt - the trad mono crowd hates multis with a passion and dont want to here about , not fair , oranges and apples etc. And yet they happily enjoy watching 100 motor sailers that run pro crews and whose sails cost more than my boat race against ordinary little cruiser racers.

I dont get why they think a boat that runs its motor non stop during the race is somehow purer than a boat that has more than one hull.
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Re: Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht race updates

Its so nice to wipe their noses in their own game,

Multi' are faster than Half Boats, Thats why the Half boat pilots dont like Multi Hulls,

And you dont need Mega Bucks poured into a Cat to prove it,
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Re: Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht race updates

Interesting that the record breaking multihull winner is a former experienced Sydney to Hobart monohull sailor and has chosen to move to the technology uwith greatest opportunity of speed and in doing so embarrasing the mega buck maxis.

Apparently it is his intent to do similar with the Sydney to Hobart race.

Perhaps we are seeing some of the intent why multihulls have been chosen for the Americas Cup.
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