Malaysian Navy Racers


Next to Reboot are four racing sailboats. Built in Malaysia they are crewed by members of the Malaysian Navy. They were out for a photo shoot today and I snuck a picture. Fair winds and following seas  :)Roger J Jones s/v Reboot
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Sydney Racing (2)

A little more on Friday night. The starting line was off the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron. There was no committee boat. Rather the powers that be observed from the comfort of the club. I assume from the bar….. As a consequence the area around the start was very constrained compared to my other experiences in yacht racing. Not only were we maneuvering around the other contestants but also had to deal with the shoreline. It made for quite a lot of near misses. This particular series uses a staggered start. Rather than all the boats maneuvering to cross the line at the same time each boat has an individual starting time. The idea (which I think is cool) is that they arrive at the finish more bunched together. As part of the handicapping winning boats are assessed start delays. Since we were undefeated in our division we were assessed 2 additional minutes of delay. We crossed the line smartly and without incident. For the first part of the race we were in a pack of 6 or 7 boats all withi
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Sydney Harbor Racing

My friend Malcolm took me sailboat racing in Sydney Harbor. What a treat. Winds from 5 to 25 knots. And from every direction. I have never raced with so many other boats close by. Plus, the Friday night race courses of about 5 yacht clubs all converge and or cross. Thrown in the ferries for fun. What a head trip.Not to mention we provisionally came in first!Fair winds and following seas :)Roger sv Reboot +61 (0)476 768 335
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