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  1. Jackdaw

    Boat Babe on Strike!

    apparently you don’t have daughters. amazing that you think that position is defensible.
  2. Jackdaw

    Boat Babe on Strike!

    It’s always amazes me that you can get banned from this board for typing out a simple swearword, but we have a 120 page thread on the objectification of women. Nice priorities.
  3. Jackdaw

    RORC Fastnet race to finish in France

    One other often overlooked fact... the vast majority of the boats in the race are from the Solent... so the return delivery from Cherbourg will be much shorter than returning from Plymouth!
  4. Jackdaw

    Best 40ft+ Boat for Great Lakes

    Unless you plan to race in spinnaker class, the jib-only Hunter Legend 43 will be a painful boat to race downwind in the typically light GL airs.
  5. Jackdaw

    RORC Fastnet race to finish in France

    Best part of that incident is that the skipper who chartered the boat for that race was an officer in the Royal Navy! ;^)
  6. Jackdaw

    RORC Fastnet race to finish in France

    It could happen. But I suspect that they will make the Casquets TTS an obstruction, like they do the others on the course rhumb line. This is done mostly as a practical consideration and not for safety per se; it is VERY hard to enforce the need to correctly cross a TSS (as close to 90 degrees...
  7. Jackdaw

    New tactical device

    solid point. And the Image of the mockup offers no help either. I’m betting the final product will have grooves on the side for the mount to grab on to. Its the way ALL of the competitive products do.
  8. Jackdaw

    New tactical device

    yes it does seem small but the digits are probably the same size as most mast mounted instruments. They’ve just been able to reduce the overall device volume. Regarding the mounting, that’s a good question. I’m hoping they took a cue from the Nautalutics device that uses grooves in the case...
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    New tactical device

    Well, I’ve got a max coming in early April! I’ve been talking with the company and it seems like the firmware is almost done, still just finishing up some of the hardware elements and sourcing. They promised me a user manual as soon as it’s finished.
  10. Jackdaw

    Sydney Hobart Race

    Ah gotcha now. Yes a terrible setup when a boat will skip the race because they look at the forecast and know they will TLE. Thats crappy race managment. RC/OCs have to do at least one of the following to make distance races attractive: Minimum LOA and/or rating RC has ability to shorten...
  11. Jackdaw

    RORC Fastnet race to finish in France

    Indeed and good point. The Fastnet race currently considers TSS lanes as OBSTRUCTIONS, and you cannot sail in them. I'm assuming that they will do the same for the one they will have to cross to get to Cherbourg. Race rhumbline in red.
  12. Jackdaw

    RORC Fastnet race to finish in France

    In a somewhat related story to the S-H race, the Rolex Fastnet Race will now finish in Cherbourg France. Moved after almost 100 years of finishes in Plymouth. It has nothing to do with issues finishing in Plymouth water, as the bay is only two miles deep. The issue is berthing spots for...
  13. Jackdaw

    Sydney Hobart Race

    Here is my thoughts... Generally I'm pretty ok with a twist in the ending of a 600nm ocean race. In particular one like the S-H, which is it basically a straight rhumbline race with the wind on the hip. If a wideass boat like Comanche can build up 30nm lead because of her reaching capability...
  14. Jackdaw

    Sydney Hobart Race

    More help needed... even after your clarification I have no idea what point you are trying to make in the 2nd paragraph!
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    Sydney Hobart Race

    Indeed. Sometime you win, sometimes you lose. There is alway much back and forth about finishing the race off the quay in Hobart... which means a 600 mile ocean race can be decided in how well you are able to sail up a river. The townies love it of course, and it is MUCH easer on the RC who...
  16. Jackdaw

    Sydney Hobart Race

    Indeed. Before the race, they ran all the boats polars through a weather router, a computer program that uses the polars and the GRIB forecast wind data (for the area and duration of the race) to calculate who would do well, and also (and this is key) do well VS their handicap. The TP52s were...
  17. Jackdaw

    Do your turns!

    indeed, the bigger point is that a duck or turn, and you keep your 3rd place finish and get to stand on the podium. ALWAYS do your turns in a distance race.
  18. Jackdaw

    Do your turns!

    A few years back on the 36.7 we were protested right after the start for a w/l violation. It was iffy and we probably would have beat it, but it was a 66 mile 20 hour race. So we did our spin and didn’t miss a beat. No way I’m sailing that race knowing I might get DSQed at the end.
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    Do your turns!

    For the 2nd time in the last few years, the podium at the Sydney-Hobart has been stirred by a P/S protest that occurred before the last turning mark...
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    Sydney Hobart Race

    It's looking more and more like Ichi Ban will take the overall win on handicap, the REAL winner of the race. The weather models had predicted that the 50 footers would be favored, and sure enough, the TP52 is leading all boats that have finished, and no boat still on the water is estimated to be...