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Old 10-12-2015, 00:03   #1
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Well, the big race is coming up. I couldn't find a current thread for it so I thought I'd start one for those interested in chatting about it. Apparently record entries again.

I'm personally not so interested in the really big maxi's. I'm more interested in the 'normal' boats. Must be lots of people out there whom can afford to bring their boats up to the category required for this race.

Anyone any thoughts?
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Yep with you there! Regular Boxing Day Champagne breakfast watching the 'gentlemen cruisers'.


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Re: Sydney To Hobart 2015-2016

2015 - 2016?
If you are still doing the race in 2016 its aa very 'normal' boat...
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Drunk???
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You mean there are 'normal' boats??
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I see the same lines are being trotted out by the CYCA press agent/journalist Amanda Lulham. Yet again she references Wild Oats and the other maxis as some of the fastest boats in the world. Hell they aren't even the fastest boats in Australia.

Yet again it will a sailing race won by a boat that runs its engines all the way to Hobart. Talk about motorsailing!!
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I see the same lines are being trotted out by the CYCA press agent/journalist Amanda Lulham. Yet again she references Wild Oats and the other maxis as some of the fastest boats in the world. Hell they aren't even the fastest boats in Australia.

Yet again it will a sailing race won by a boat that runs its engines all the way to Hobart. Talk about motorsailing!!
you are joking! only condomarans motorsail.

why multis are not allowed to participate ? Some kind of racism against multis ?
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I see the same lines are being trotted out by the CYCA press agent/journalist Amanda Lulham. Yet again she references Wild Oats and the other maxis as some of the fastest boats in the world. Hell they aren't even the fastest boats in Australia.

Yet again it will a sailing race won by a boat that runs its engines all the way to Hobart. Talk about motorsailing!!
Totally agree, whether you are using an engine to turn a prop or turn a winch, its still running the iron horse!
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Hell they aren't even the fastest boats in Australia.
They are the fastest "real" sail boats.
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Hopefully they put WOIX back together again properly





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Hopefully they put WOIX back together again properly





I'ts a new design, so they can cut down the time it takes to tac
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I see the same lines are being trotted out by the CYCA press agent/journalist Amanda Lulham. Yet again she references Wild Oats and the other maxis as some of the fastest boats in the world. Hell they aren't even the fastest boats in Australia.

Yet again it will a sailing race won by a boat that runs its engines all the way to Hobart. Talk about motorsailing!!
If they are not 'some of the fastest boats in the world' what are they then?
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2015 - 2016?
If you are still doing the race in 2016 its aa very 'normal' boat...
Well, I give it to you that normally the race finishes on New Year's Eve with only the scraggler coming in later.
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They are the fastest "real" sail boats.
Oh dear. So a boat that motors all the time is areal sail boat. Your logic escapes me sir.
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If they are not 'some of the fastest boats in the world' what are they then?
Reasonably quick motor sailers.
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