Sydney-Hobart-2018

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    On the TV news story they showed the rules and it said "should" have an active transponder, not "must". The opposition boat is declining to protest, according to that story, and they won't do anything without one.
     
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    From the sa front page:
    Text of the rule: Special Regulation 4.09 (a): An AIS Transponder shall be carried and be switched on, such that it is receiving and transmitting. – ed

    I sure hope there is more to WOXI's side of the story-two years in a row having the race settled by protest is not good....
     
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    Protest at 1pm Saturday in Hobart--about 9pm Friday night here...... Good Luck to Wild Oats!
     
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    One assumes the transponders are for safety purposes, not as an aid to race tactics, but the host broadcaster's news story that there was not going to be a protest is clearly wrong, as Doug has indicated above.
     
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    Protest dismissed .
     
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    Alright! from sa:
    Conclusions:

    1. The Race Committee’s investigation and subsequent protest arose from the report from the owner of Black Jack, a competitor in the Race and therefore a person with a conflict of interest within the meaning of the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS).

    2. The Race Committee’s investigation was prudent, however in these circumstances, for the protest to be valid under the Racing Rules of Sailing, a competitor with information about a potential rule breach must lodge the protest.


    Rules that apply: RRS60.2 (a), Definitions – Conflict of Interest.

    Decision: Protest Invalid.
     
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    Tattersall Cup
    Pressure Drop - The Storm Before The Calm http://www.pressure-drop.us/forums/content.php?8872-The-Storm-Before-The-Calm

    As usual around this time of the race, hard conditions have hit the 62 boats remaining at sea in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, with boats reefing down for the hard remaining miles to Hobart.

    Carl Crafoord, co-owner and navigator of the Cookson 12, Sail Exchange, reported at 0635 this morning: “We’ve had a fair bit of breeze – 30-32 knots out of the west – then it went round to the north-west. We’ve been fully pressed sailing with two and three reefs in the main. We followed the forecast and I’m disappointed as there was more than forecast and we lost time on Grace O’Malley and Enterprise.

    “We got to Tasman Island and got a southerly off St Helens –and then we ended up becalmed there for 35 minutes or so. Having said that, the boat’s in good shape,” Crafoord, who is doing his 33rd Sydney Hobart this year and is one of just three father and son combinations to have achieved 30 Sydney Hobarts each in the history of the race.
    “We’re now reaching under spinnaker off Maria Island. The boat’s in good shape,” Crafoord, from Sydney ended.

    Meanwhile, Tasmanians are pinning their hopes on nothing changing in the overall standings for the 628 nautical mile race. Philip Turner’s Reichel/Pugh 66, Alive, is leading the charge for the Tattersall Cup. The Duncan Hine skippered boat, representing the Derwent Sailing Squadron, finished the race yesterday, shortly after 2.30pm and has sat at the top of the leaderboard since early last evening.

    Race Images by Borlenghi:
    Pressure Drop - More Borlenghi Magic http://www.pressure-drop.us/forums/content.php?8873-More-Borlenghi-Magic

    Pressure Drop - Even More Amazingly Awesome Images http://www.pressure-drop.us/forums/content.php?8875-Even-More-Amazingly-Awesome-Images


     
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    Foilers in the Sydney-Hobart:
    The only way is up https://www.sail-world.com/news/213452/The-only-way-is-up
    EXCERPT:
    However, this is a sailing site. It is in the name, after all. As such, and on the back of the 74th Sydney Hobart, the question became keeping the race relevant, along with generating ideas for the future. For it is limited to just 100 feet LOA maximum, and also only the one hull, which stands quite in contrast to so many of the other iconic events the world over.

    A few years back, when interviewing Matt Allen, we unfolded the reasons behind all that, but at Hobart just the other day, the genesis for this editorial was born from the actions of one man. He was part of the crew of legends on InfoTrack that really cranked that boat up, and thereby ensured we had the close finish of four supermaxis that we all enjoyed. His name is Bouwe Bekking, and when talking about where to from here for the race he had just completed, he merely turned his hand over, and raised it.




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    Beyou Jeremie Charal IMOCA Charal Sailing Team - photo © Charal Sailing Team



    Yes, the spectre of foiling had emerged from the dark, and given the said preclusions to opening up other genres of the sport to the great race, then perhaps right there in the one gesture was the answer. Alas, even the other really big race that Bekking is so well known for is now about to embark on a whole new era, courtesy of the IMOCA foilers. YeeHaa, huh!

    In the right conditions it will all happen in under a day. It will bring a whole new meaning to the different members of the fleet racing in their own conditions, as well as changing the notion of praying that the River Derwent is awake for you when you get there. The apparent wind machine rules. QED.
     

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