Sydney-Hobart won by multihull!!

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by bad dog, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. bad dog
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    bad dog bad dog

    There is a really funny/tragic story about some blokes creating a mono-cat by accident, on a thread over on the Wooden Boat Forum titled "Naval architects and designers are a waste of money!"

    A bit tangential to this one, but if you start at the start - allow an hour to pick the eyes out of the 15 pages - it is a real hoot, in a very sad sort of way.
     
  2. DaveJ
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    I don't watch the S-H race anymore, as its always the same stuff, wild oats, or alpha remao is leading, it has got boring to watch. I do not want to take away the skill and achievement that these crews do year in, year out.

    So for me to start watching again, the racing would have to be closer over the hole of the fleet. Can't remember who mentioned it, but i though is was a smashing idea. Based on class handicap, is when the class is started and the idea is that every class should cross the line at the same time. So the maxi's will start last and have to run down the fleet to get line honors. So a RL24 could win linehonors if it is sailed well with favourable winds. How chuffed would you be, as the skipper of that RL24 crossing the line first. I know it would give a new life to all the skippers in the fleet, and make very close racing on the TV.
     
  3. oldsailor7
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    DaveJ.
    You should write that to the Commodore of the CYCA. :eek:
     
  4. DaveJ
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    They won't do it, as then there would be no big fan fare at the start of the race when the gun goes off or no trophey to first boat out through the heads. Or they could do that for each class, that would be nice.
     
  5. Landlubber
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    ...alll you sailing experts should know that there are minimum lengths for the yachts.....from the Notice of Race (26th December 2009)

    A boat shall:
    • be single hulled and self righting;
    • satisfy the stability criteria specified
    in Appendix A and the additional
    requirements specified in Appendix B;
    • be built in accordance with the Special
    Regulations Part 1, Section 3.03.1;
    • have an overall length (LOA) not more
    than 30.48 metres and not less than 9.0
    metres and a waterline length (LWL) not
    less than 7.3 metres;
    • comply with Special Regulations Part 1
    for Race Category 1; and
    • have a crew that satisfies the
    requirements of NoR 3.2.


    ....it is all quite simple really, if you do not meet those crireria, you are " not in the race"......if you want to go play with your multihulls, do, so, enjoy, but stop the bloody winging......
     
  6. oldsailor7
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    Err---Thats Whinging actually.:rolleyes:
     
  7. bad dog
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    bad dog bad dog

    "winging" - that'd be foils then! Oooh - that could put another cat among the pigeions! ;-)

    Sorry for slightly frivolous reply - bit of (attempted) comic relief after the whaling...
     
  8. Landlubber
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    ....after the whaling...yeah, wot a joke....every news here in Brissy had a different story last night from the boat was sunk with 6 crew on board to they were still in the water and were rammed, the pics show the boat moving as it was hit.
     
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    "This thread was started by someone who calls monos 'sinkers'.

    I just prefer to call them "Leaners".
     
  10. SpiritWolf15x
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    Do what Dad did with a few of the races here, most notably the Swiftsure, organize your group of boats and race on the same day, same course, starting at the same time as the first start and force them to make a multi division.
     

  11. Corley
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    I think the reasons for there being no multihull division is there are not enough ocean racing multihulls in Australia which are a) Cat 1 compliant and b) interested in doing the race. If Sean Langman and Simon Hull campaign hard and are both interested in doing the race then that may change. I've often thought a less combative approach would be to start the race in Pittwater and arrange berthing in one of the many marina's around Hobart. Integrate a "rally" for cruising multihulls so it's inclusive. I often think that multihullers are missing out as there is some fantastic cruising around Tasmania and the Bass Strait Islands it's not all gales and monstrous seas. If the multi clubs in each state got together and organised it there is no reason why it would not happen but there has to be the interest and the boats to make it happen.
     
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