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Old 22-07-2013, 13:35   #1
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An oid girl does herself proud

With a little help from the weather Dorade corrected out #1 in the TransPac. Had good wind at the start that deserted those that left a little after. Still, she had a fast passage, was well sailed, and great preparation including a total rebuild a few years before.

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Old 22-07-2013, 14:12   #2
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DOH!!!!

Just finished reading about how modern production boats are the only way to go and an old S&S design beats them all....

Well done to crew of Dorade.
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Old 22-07-2013, 14:32   #3
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Re: An oid girl does herself proud

On my smart phone the last word of this posting title was missing. False alarm.
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Old 22-07-2013, 14:48   #4
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Well done for Dorade! She is still one of the prettiest girls on the water. http://www.sparkmanstephens.info/doc/4bbdcdf818723.pdf
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DOH!!!!

Just finished reading about how modern production boats are the only way to go and an old S&S design beats them all....

Well done to crew of Dorade.
Yes with a handicap system ! , I regularly loose to an old folk boat in heavy weather racing , even though I've enough time to get two pints down before they come in !!!

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Old 23-07-2013, 06:50   #6
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Yes with a handicap system !
Ne'er ye mind, how cool that she won the same race in 1936 as well.


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Old 23-07-2013, 06:57   #7
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I think that it might have been 1992 when a Westsail 32 won the Pacific Cup.
Gotta love those handicaps.
With my 8 stroke per hole handicap I am confident that I could smoke Tiger Woods.
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dorade did what she was designed to do ---awesome work by crew to have her be what she was designed to be---a winner.
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Yes with a handicap system ! , I regularly loose to an old folk boat in heavy weather racing , even though I've enough time to get two pints down before they come in !!!

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If it weren't for the handicap system there would only be one-design racing. Anything else would be just bigger more expensive boats winning each race.
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With my 8 stroke per hole handicap I am confident that I could smoke Tiger Woods.
The whole point is that the handicap should reflect your talents. I find the golfing handicap system works very well. And I find the same with boats. As SkiprJohn said, otherwise we would only ever have one design racing. How boring would that be.


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If it weren't for the handicap system there would only be one-design racing. Anything else would be just bigger more expensive boats winning each race.
Oh come on John...Let him have his way. Otherwise he'll run afoul this thread like he did with the modern production boat thread!
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