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Coaxial

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Location: 543 miles west of Paradis,1491 miles eas
Gender: Male


Posted: Jul 31, 2013 - 3:53pm

 OlderThanDirt wrote:
This yacht is currently sitting here in Monterey Harbor. Only two words come to mind: Impressive and Beautiful. OK, Big, too.

Hetairos - the cutting-edge sailing yacht that is both innovative and retrospective

218 feet bow to stern, not counting the 27 foot bow sprit, registered in the UK and flying the Union Jack, it is owned by this man.



 
That is one sweet floating abode.{#Cheers}
OlderThanDirt

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Posted: Jul 31, 2013 - 3:22pm

This yacht is currently sitting here in Monterey Harbor. Only two words come to mind: Impressive and Beautiful. OK, Big, too.

Hetairos - the cutting-edge sailing yacht that is both innovative and retrospective

218 feet bow to stern, not counting the 27 foot bow sprit, registered in the UK and flying the Union Jack, it is owned by this man.


hobiejoe

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Location: Still in the tunnel, looking for the light.
Gender: Male


Posted: Jul 6, 2013 - 6:08pm

Just looking at some synoptic charts for our "race" to Brittany, and it appears that we will have the only breeze in THE WHOLE OF EUROPE as we cross the channel, except for Iceland, western Finland and the crinkly bits of Norway.
 
I would say "wish us luck" but it is more social event than sporting...*hic*
haresfur

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Location: The Golden Triangle
Gender: Male


Posted: Jul 3, 2013 - 5:31pm

 miamizsun wrote:
sad to say...

No sign of US yacht missing 26 days off New Zealand

New Zealand search officials are to reevaluate their search for six Americans and a Briton missing at sea for nearly four weeks after another fruitless aerial sweep on Sunday.

The seven were last heard from on June 4 when they reported they were sailing into a storm while en route from New Zealand to Australia.

The New Zealand Rescue Coordination Centre believes their schooner Nina sank and their search is focused on looking for a liferaft or debris off the West Coast of the North Island.

A New Zealand Air Force Orion spent nearly eight hours Sunday conducting a "lower, slower search than previous searches," but reported no trace of the 21-metre (70-foot) Nina nor its crew, centre spokeswoman Sarah Brazil said.



 
Edit

Very sorry to hear this.  I'm not a sailor but isn't this the wrong season to be crossing the ditch (then again is there a good season)?  Here's a great blog post about sailing to New Zealand from Tongatapu in November by awesome kayak instructor and generally awesome person Gini Callihan. Ginni Callahan.


miamizsun

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Location: (3261.3 Miles SE of RP)
Gender: Male


Posted: Jul 3, 2013 - 1:51pm

sad to say...

No sign of US yacht missing 26 days off New Zealand

New Zealand search officials are to reevaluate their search for six Americans and a Briton missing at sea for nearly four weeks after another fruitless aerial sweep on Sunday.

The seven were last heard from on June 4 when they reported they were sailing into a storm while en route from New Zealand to Australia.

The New Zealand Rescue Coordination Centre believes their schooner Nina sank and their search is focused on looking for a liferaft or debris off the West Coast of the North Island.

A New Zealand Air Force Orion spent nearly eight hours Sunday conducting a "lower, slower search than previous searches," but reported no trace of the 21-metre (70-foot) Nina nor its crew, centre spokeswoman Sarah Brazil said.


hobiejoe

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Location: Still in the tunnel, looking for the light.
Gender: Male


Posted: Jul 1, 2013 - 12:45pm

 Lazy8 wrote:
One of the crew (retired professor and noted Unix guru Evi Nemeth) is the mother of a friend of mine. They've been missing a long time. Doesn't look good.

Racing yacht missing: Seven lost in stormy seas

 

By Anna Leask @AnnaLeask
5:30 AM Friday Jun 28, 2013
Forecaster gets calls for help as weather turns nasty ... then vintage yacht's crew falls silent

 

The classic American schooner Nina under sail. The yacht was last heard from on June 4.
The classic American schooner Nina under sail. The yacht was last heard from on June 4.

A New Zealand meteorologist took the last known calls from seven people aboard a classic American racing yacht missing in the Tasman: "The weather's turned nasty, how do we get away from it?"

The phone calls and texts suddenly stopped on June 4. More than three weeks later, searchers say they have grave concerns for the crew on the 84-year-old wooden vessel that went missing while sailing from New Zealand to Australia. Attempts to contact the crew by radio and an intensive Air Force aerial search this week have proved fruitless.



 
Damn, that doesn't sound at all good - the Tasman Sea is a tough stretch of water, and the Aussie and NZ search and rescue guys are amongst the best.
Lazy8

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Location: The Gallatin Valley of Montana
Gender: Male


Posted: Jul 1, 2013 - 12:14pm

One of the crew (retired professor and noted Unix guru Evi Nemeth) is the mother of a friend of mine. They've been missing a long time. Doesn't look good.

Racing yacht missing: Seven lost in stormy seas

 

By Anna Leask @AnnaLeask
5:30 AM Friday Jun 28, 2013
Forecaster gets calls for help as weather turns nasty ... then vintage yacht's crew falls silent

 

The classic American schooner Nina under sail. The yacht was last heard from on June 4.
The classic American schooner Nina under sail. The yacht was last heard from on June 4.

A New Zealand meteorologist took the last known calls from seven people aboard a classic American racing yacht missing in the Tasman: "The weather's turned nasty, how do we get away from it?"

The phone calls and texts suddenly stopped on June 4. More than three weeks later, searchers say they have grave concerns for the crew on the 84-year-old wooden vessel that went missing while sailing from New Zealand to Australia. Attempts to contact the crew by radio and an intensive Air Force aerial search this week have proved fruitless.


hobiejoe

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Location: Still in the tunnel, looking for the light.
Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 22, 2013 - 5:39pm

Somebody in Dublin yesterday didn't ease the mainsheet, or luff quite quickly enough.....(no injuries reported, thankfully). It's also fun playing "spot the sailor suddenly dangling in the air."
 

 


hobiejoe

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Location: Still in the tunnel, looking for the light.
Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 17, 2013 - 6:24am

 wallacehartley wrote:

No need for bouyancy 'coz there bugger-all in the water.....

 
How it's done
wallacehartley

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Location: Cape Town South Africa
Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 16, 2013 - 11:51pm

 hobiejoe wrote:
So I was looking at some footage of the new Oracle AC72 and thinking that the bows looked awfully slender, with bugger all bouyancy. At about 2.00mins in I was reminded why they don't need any bouyancy...
 
{#Eek}
 
 

 
No need for bouyancy 'coz there bugger-all in the water.....
MrsHobieJoe

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Location: somewhere in Europe
Gender: Female


Posted: Jun 16, 2013 - 10:53am

did you see my note about the GP 14? ,might we be interested?
Coaxial

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Location: 543 miles west of Paradis,1491 miles eas
Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 16, 2013 - 4:41pm

 hobiejoe wrote:
 Coaxial wrote:
{#Eek} Wow.


Pretty impressive isn't it? All that stuff powered by the wind and riding on a couple of square feet of carbon.
 
Talking of impressive, bloody good to hear about your rapid recovery {#Cheers}

 
Indeed, amazing technology.

Thank you very much.{#Meditate}
hobiejoe

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Location: Still in the tunnel, looking for the light.
Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 16, 2013 - 4:34pm

 Coaxial wrote:
{#Eek} Wow.


Pretty impressive isn't it? All that stuff powered by the wind and riding on a couple of square feet of carbon.
 
Talking of impressive, bloody good to hear about your rapid recovery {#Cheers}
Coaxial

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Location: 543 miles west of Paradis,1491 miles eas
Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 16, 2013 - 4:29pm

 hobiejoe wrote:
So I was looking at some footage of the new Oracle AC72 and thinking that the bows looked awfully slender, with bugger all bouyancy. At about 2.00mins in I was reminded why they don't need any bouyancy...
 
{#Eek}
   
{#Eek} Wow.
hobiejoe

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Location: Still in the tunnel, looking for the light.
Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 16, 2013 - 4:18pm

So I was looking at some footage of the new Oracle AC72 and thinking that the bows looked awfully slender, with bugger all bouyancy. At about 2.00mins in I was reminded why they don't need any bouyancy...
 
{#Eek}
 
 


NoEnzLefttoSplit

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Posted: Jan 22, 2013 - 6:02am

 hobiejoe wrote:
So, having blown the water speed record apart with Vestas, Mr Larsen is turning his hand to something a little slower, but just as dangerous.
 
I'd like to have a beer with the guy one day.

 
Like on Bouvet Island, perhaps?

That is going to be one hell of an adventure.
hobiejoe

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Location: Still in the tunnel, looking for the light.
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 22, 2013 - 5:41am

So, having blown the water speed record apart with Vestas, Mr Larsen is turning his hand to something a little slower, but just as dangerous.
 
I'd like to have a beer with the guy one day.
hobiejoe

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Location: Still in the tunnel, looking for the light.
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 21, 2013 - 11:26am

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

I wonder if anybody has actually studied to what extent growing up in really boring rural settings fosters the inventive spirit. Kind of reminds of this guy.

 
Could be, but in Hamilton's case it's probably more likely to be the Kiwi propensity for doing nutty things in beautiful places.
 
NoEnzLefttoSplit

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Posted: Jan 21, 2013 - 10:29am

 hobiejoe wrote:
Found an excellent article about the Vestas Sailrocket in Wired Magazine, including the design philosophy, technological breakthroughs and what it's like to actually "sail" it.
 
Cracking read.

 
I wonder if anybody has actually studied to what extent growing up in really boring rural settings fosters the inventive spirit. Kind of reminds of this guy.
hobiejoe

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Location: Still in the tunnel, looking for the light.
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 21, 2013 - 8:26am

Found an excellent article about the Vestas Sailrocket in Wired Magazine, including the design philosophy, technological breakthroughs and what it's like to actually "sail" it.
 
Cracking read.


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