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Buck_naked
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Post by Buck_naked » 27 Dec 2017, 20:48

Strewth, the yachts are nearly in Hobart already.
Lynny, are you going down to do a live report for Silver Peers?

http://rolexsydneyhobart.com/tracker/

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Post by terra » 27 Dec 2017, 21:13

Bump, bump.....
C'mon Lynny !..... where are you ?
Buck and I are hanging waiting for your dockside report !
"Life's too short to drink cheap wine".

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Post by lynny » 27 Dec 2017, 22:26

That was quick. Or was it? Sorry fellas but I won't be dockside giving an insight into how many drunks there are and how they'll probably be charging you to get anywhere near the boats this year. And then there's my dicky hip...... :lol:

Isn't it a shame. It used to be a great thing to go down to the docks and wander around the boats and chat to the crews. Happy days.

Best year ever was when my sis in law fell in.....

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Post by Buck_naked » 27 Dec 2017, 22:31

Wild Oats first. BUT....remember the start and the protest flag went up on commanche.
could be a penalty.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-27/s ... sh/9287918

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Post by Perrorist » 28 Dec 2017, 06:41

A five-minute penalty shouldn't prevent the boat getting line honours.

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Post by Perrorist » 28 Dec 2017, 06:44

lynny wrote:
27 Dec 2017, 22:26
Best year ever was when my sis in law fell in.....
Did you push her?

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Post by lynny » 28 Dec 2017, 09:00

No comment

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Post by Buck_naked » 28 Dec 2017, 18:22

Crikey ! One hour penalty, that's gotta hurt! :oops :oops

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Post by Perrorist » 28 Dec 2017, 18:25

That could place them second.

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Post by Biggdad » 28 Dec 2017, 22:38

I bet they wish that they done the Two 360 deg turns now! :hhuuuhhhh

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Post by terra » 29 Dec 2017, 08:58

No excuses for the arrogance displayed by the skipper of Wild Oats 10, Mark Richards.

I'm an old sailor from the 1960's and although I don't want to brag, I crewed on a boat that won two state and one Australian championship titles.
That doesn't make me god but I have the expertise of sailing and a good knowledge of the rules to know what I'm talking about.
The port/starboard rule of sailing is he most basic and common rule in use.... not only in Australia but world wide.

What Mark Richards did was a blatant violation of the rule. His FIGJAM attitude is an insult to the sailing world and in my option, he should have copped a much stiffer penalty.
Mark Richards knew he was in the wrong at the time of the incident and all he had to do was two penalty turns..... a manoeuvre that would cost about two minutes or about 400 metres. This would have given him a clean slate.
The starting skipper of Comanche, Jimmy Spithill, is a world respected sailor. Although he's an Aussie through and through, he was snapped up by the USA a couple of years back to win the Americas Cup.
He's no dill and was completely justified in protesting against Wild Oats 10.

After he was pinged yesterday, Mark Richards commented that he would "cop it on the chin".
Why didn't he simply man up, admit guilt and say, "I'm sorry, I f****d up".
Just sayin'
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Post by Perrorist » 29 Dec 2017, 10:10

:good_one

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