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2018 Golden Globe Race

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Some of the best class racing i've had was on a Cav 32, not exactly rocket ships. And yes i have raced on quick boats also. It depends on the closeness of the racing.

Agree and I sailed/raced the fastest yacht in NZ for many season which was massive fun....but the racing was average.

Mullet boats have far closer in racing than the AC speeders do.

Old school slow monos had closer AC racing than the newer speeders. 

 

A good race is not dependant on fast speeds. 

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After 16 days sailing, the fleet has now reached the first gate at the Canary Islands.

The leaders are sailing in trade winds with spinnakers up doing 8 knots.

We have one more withdrawal, and 3 have major issues with their self steering.

 

Kevin Farebrother, an Australian former Paratrooper who has made three successful assents up Mt Everest, conceded on Sunday “I’m not cut out for solo sailing.” He told race organisers that he could not contemplate sleeping below decks. “For me it is like getting into the back seat of a moving car to sleep when no-one is at the wheel. As a result, I’ve had very little sleep over the past two weeks…My boat is now for sale!”

 

http://goldengloberace.com/peche-and-slats-slug-it-out-at-the-front/

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Just finished re reading A Race To Far by Chris Eakin and I was reminded of how Crowhurst impacted on Nigel Tetley .

Crikey they are still pumping out movies about that dickhead.

Nigels widow Eve passed away recently in Alderney aged 72 and Chris has some insightful interviews with all three of the wives of Tetley Moitessier and Crowhurst.

Well worth a read.

Anybody got a copy of Trimaran Solo by Nigel Tetley.

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Trimaran solo is a very rare book My dad and I searched for it for years as dad and were Piver fans having owned a couple I ended up finding a copy at the Waiheke market a few years ago was a great read give it to a friend as he has a great library collection of all those voyages The boat Victress was a standard Piver Victress design Crowhursts boat started out as the same design but he changed things in the design extra crossbeam,another layer of ply on the deck and shorted the rig putting a lot of extra weight into it.Teltey circumnavigated and was sailing up the Atlantic nursing the boat as it was falling to pieces when it sunk. Teltey was a great seamen to have achieved what he did and it shows that ply trimarans in the sixties were quite seaworthy if handled properly.Having grown up in the sixties with all the negative thoughts on multihulls.Also David Lewis circumnavigated the world in a catamaran with his two daughters in the early sixties

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Authur Piver borrowed a 25ft trimaran of his own design built by a amateur home builder in San Fransisco to undertake a 500 mile qualifying passage and perished at sea.

Interestingly the original Golden Globe required no such prior sea passage experience to enter and Chay Blyth crossed the start line with his bilge keeper set to sail by others and read books on how to sail as he journeyed on. He thought broaching was normal boat behaviour.

Robin Knox made the subsequent BOC challengers qualify beforehand 14 years later on.

Shame about the cost of the book that Tetley wrote but considering he was the first to circumnavigate in a multi I may choose to honour the guys estate anyway.

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