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20 hours ago, The big T said:

Note the Lidgard sails on her. And no, I am just observant.

Adix is 212 feet long. Collaboration between Lidgard and Nalder. 12 sailmakers, 5 months, new spectra fabric. Built in 2015. Cost over a million bucks.





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7 minutes ago, Black Panther said:

Is the ocean race what became of whitbread/Volvo?  Or is it something else? 

https://www.oceanumvela.net/the-ocean-race#:~:text=The first Ocean race&text=Some 17 boats carrying 167,headed south for Cape Town.

The history of the race known as - Whitbread Round the World Race (1973-2001) - Volvo Ocean Race (2001-2019) - The Ocean Race (Upcoming in 2021-2022)

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On 29/06/2024 at 9:07 PM, Zozza said:

1971 One Ton Cup in Hauraki Gulf
Syd Fischer, Alan Warwick...Stormy Petrel, Young Nick etc


Foul weather gear is much nicer now :-)


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4 hours ago, waikiore said:

Though not always more waterproof..


The best compromise in my experience is modern design not using 'breathing' fabrics.


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