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Old 22-04-2015, 18:21   #16
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Old 22-04-2015, 18:58   #17
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I think Weavis should bankroll Boatman in aquiring the Choylee. Dockhead should collaborate on the Gin tank install and Gord May should be tasked with route planning. The rest of us can arrange for Boatman's entertainment on completion of the voyage including a spank the Salty Monkey booth at the celebration. Lets go!
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Old 22-04-2015, 19:30   #18
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Looks like Blue Water equals Full Keel/ Long Keel in this case.

No spade rudders or fin keels.


Interesting.....
Otherwise known as the looooooongest race ever imagined. Archeologists will be required to determine the winner.
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Old 22-04-2015, 19:39   #19
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Otherwise known as the looooooongest race ever imagined. Archeologists will be required to determine the winner.
It is expected to be about as long as the Volvo, just without the stopovers. You get your entry fee back if you beat Robin Knox-Johnston's time.
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Old 22-04-2015, 20:13   #20
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All the full keel boats they've chosen so far look great. Seems they may have overlooked a Kaiser "Gale Force 34". Always one of my favorites. But owning a Cape Dory makes me hope one of the entrants is a Cape Dory 36, a real classic.
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Old 23-04-2015, 03:06   #21
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There doesn't seem to be a ketch on the list yet, ironically enough.

We propose buying up two Fuji 35's and sailing solo in the same general area as each other. This is better than the plan where my partner started planning his trip, then decided I have more free time and volunteered me to go.
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If CF can sponser/raise a Cheoy Lee 36 for me to enter I'll be your Hero..


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Old 23-04-2015, 03:48   #23
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"Then leaving 50°S latitude to starboard until 100°S longitude"

Hmmmmmm.....

"• 1 x radio direction finder."

Oh Ok... that will come in handy
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"Entrants are restricted to using the same type of yachts and equipment that were available to Sir Robin in that first race."

That is just ridiculous, call it a rally... but a race?
Quick, someone find me a bilge keeler...
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Old 23-04-2015, 05:18   #25
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Otherwise known as the looooooongest race ever imagined. Archeologists will be required to determine the winner.
Naah, paleontologists !
Likely to be most booooring "race".

Just as exciting as racing Ford T at Indianapolis, Citroen 2CV at le Mans and Morris Minor at Brands Hatch.
I can't wait !
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"London, England (April 22, 2015) – To mark the 50th anniversary of the first solo non-stop circumnavigation under sail achieved by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston during the 1968/9 Sunday Times Golden Globe Yacht Race, a new Golden Globe Race is set to start from Falmouth UK on June 14, 2018, the same day that Knox-Johnston set out on his epic voyage 50 years before."

This is Sir Robin Knox-Johnston racing now. I wonder why he is not using a full keel boat?

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Its about tradition, not innovation. its about doing it the hard way. Dont worry all you modern design lovers....nobody is going to confiscate your spade rudder!
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I haven't looked, but it sounds to me to be similar to a classic car race, where they race old cars. Wouldn't make sense to race a modern car with them, the old cars wouldn't stand a chance, and I think a large part is to try to experience what it must have been like "back in the day"
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It is an invitation only race, from what I read. That being said if CF decided to sponsor, an invitation from the committee procured and Boaty would truly want to sail in it, I would chip in.

I see it as the kind of endurance test that I might have tried as a young man but am far to much of a smell the roses guy at this stage in my life.


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I haven't looked, but it sounds to me to be similar to a classic car race, where they race old cars. Wouldn't make sense to race a modern car with them, the old cars wouldn't stand a chance, and I think a large part is to try to experience what it must have been like "back in the day"
Yes I agree but serious old car races are made with old racing cars and there is a lot of care in what regards years and car types to assure competitiveness. That's serious classical racing.

This is not a race with old racing boats from different periods, like a Velux circumnavigation race, but a race where the only thing that you need to enter is a piece of museum and not even a racing one, completely different boats are allowed provided they are old.

I see nothing wrong in call it a rally and have it in a semi competitive kind way where camaraderie and having fun would be more important then anything but when they call it "a new Golden Globe Race" the are just denigrating what was just a great race 50 years ago.

That was a serious race without any limitation on the boats (there were even a cat racing) and the boats were the ones the skippers found more adequate (fast and seaworthy) to win the race.

A new Golden globe race should follow the same principles of the original or be called something else.

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