Mar
14
Racing the week before was spoilt by breaking the outhaul. This week I replaced most of the control lines to avoid a repeat of the incident. Of all of the lines which has made the biggest difference was replacing the elastic that holds the centerboard into the boat. This made...
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Mar
01
The wind around Albert Park Lake was blowing 10-15 knots from the South-South West. With the tents and grandstands being built at the southern end of the lake for the Grand Prix the wind was light and very fluky down the narrows and rowing basin. The race went well with the winds...
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Oct
24
Nice steady spring breeze rolled in to Albert Park Lake just before the race. With a Starboard course the question of how to tackle the island/entrance to the narrows is a tricky one. It seems that there was better wind towards the island rather than out near the entrance to the...
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Oct
18
Caught a bunch of Photos of Shauna (#84) racing in the Honda Hybrid Womens 3 Day tour.
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Sep
13
Yesterday was an extremely windy day, with the wind was consistently over 25 knots, with the weather station at Royal Melbourne recording gusts at 47 knots (87 kmh) during our race. An idea of how windy this is, there was spray being blown off the surface of Albert Park Lake, and...
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Jul
18
Strong northly breezes provided challenging racing this week. This was the first decent breeze that I had the boat out in. The biggest news is that I didn’t break anything on the boat and everything pretty much held together. The first couple of laps I took it relatively...
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Jul
06
Photos from our recent trip to the US. Headed up the Empire State building around 10:00am one morning.
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Jun
28
While I have put a number of photos of rebuilding and repairing Dad’s boat, I haven’t put any photos up of the finished boat. Unfortunately it would probably have been better to take these photos before breaking the mast and punching a hole in the deck. I took a...
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May
17

M&M Store

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  In the middle of Times Square is the M&M store. This is the ultimate example of the power of branding. The store has 3 floors of M&M merchandise and  of course some M&Ms.        What merchandise you ask? Well anything is possible:         Of course it wouldn’t...
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May
10
After the trouble on the 25th, ‘The Toad’ needed to be put back together again. Of course the obvious initial solution would be to stick a piece of tape over the hole and keep sailing. However that solution would persist for some time until the boat was brought home....
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