JJ Florence and the the race to Hobart.

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Fishlegs started the topic in Wednesday, 26 Dec 2018 at 4:26pm

John John is doing the Sydney to Hobart aboard 'Winning Appliances' so far the boats doing well.

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thermalben commented Wednesday, 26 Dec 2018 at 5:39pm

What an odd name for a boat. Surely it'll jinx their chance for a place?

(Yes, I'm aware that the name is a sponsor arrangement, refering to a "a fourth generation Australian family owned and run kitchen and laundry specialist")

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Blowin commented Friday, 28 Dec 2018 at 5:26pm

That’s the worst name for a boat ever.

If I had a ( proper ) boat it’d be called the “ Aquadisiac “.

Potentially still a very shit name , but I’ve been practicing my stink eye for when I pull into the harbour. Apparently that makes all the difference in the sailing world.

Just remembered I already have a boat . It’s called the Sea Wok.

12 feet long , made of tin , gets ridiculously hot when deployed under a tropical sun....what else would you call it ?

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zenagain commented Wednesday, 26 Dec 2018 at 7:10pm

If i had a boat i'd call it 'Nipples to the Wind'.

Either that or 'Kevin'.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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Fishlegs commented Thursday, 27 Dec 2018 at 12:18am

Money Pit would be a good name. Built in Dubai, Matt Allen’s Ichi Ban Carkeek 60 has been loaned to John Winning Junior and Senior, hence the renaming to the family business. “It’s a group of friends and family sailing in memory of the 1998 race,” Winning Jr says. “It’ll be the first and probably only time we’ll get the chance to do the race together.” The crew will include Tommy Spithill and Seve Jarvin whose brother and father respectively are sailing on super maxis. Since 2005 Winning Sr has loaned his motor cruiser JBW to the CYCA for use as the Radio Relay Vessel. Spithill has got a buggered elbow, I'd speculate that's why JJF got a run on the boat. The boats borderline fifth at this moment. Sitting on the rail is a long way from the WSL.

It's Ok, Wave will come...........

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two-dogs commented Friday, 28 Dec 2018 at 12:46pm

I’d call mine CCCCCCC