Heemskirk Consolidated Melbourne to Hobart
(M2H as part of the MMOC)
The Price Is Right.
Leith Hore! Come on down!!!! It's your turn to play "Splashed all over the Web". Yeah. All right. WooooHoooo.
Cuts a diminutive figure? Perhaps. Ever so recognisable after this. DEFINITELY.
Action Man Leith Dolls will be available from your clubhouse next week. Just ask over the bar... or as you pass by 'Sierra Chainsaw' out on the water. Works on any boat. Super handy. Doesn't get sick.
I wonder if he knew that it WASNT the New Summer Crew Shirt Day???? 38 South, but you got that anyway.
Just in case, here's another shot.
'Audacious' are going to do the "Man Size" Westcoaster with us this year. While you're there, sometimes that's all you can eat too! (Salada...)
Here we are in the Sydney 38 Weekly Newsletter and this is 'Clockwork' following 'Audacious' around the pin, just like...?
Some more Clockwork and The Doyen's 'Challenge'.
So how's the Beneteau 'Wicked' related to the 38s then. Easy. When I saw this pic, it reminded me of our FDU Poster Boy, Michael Stphens, who sails on 'Audacious', which is a....???? Yep. Sydney 38. What a segue huh! You can see the original story HERE. Michael wants to know. Who are you?
Smithy - you can never miss him in the super funky shorts. Mate. If you're going to get caught like this, people really are going to think you've got your hand on it pal. Easy up son... Lorraine Steers in the office. A girl mention, because we're deep into the article and haven't done so yet.
'Barnstormer' (not a Beneteau) goes around behind 'Wicked', which is.
'Schuss', which is also a Beneteau, are doing M2L with us at Xmas.
Rounding out the Beneteau's is 'First Musketeer', but it's not the end of the French thing...
...because here are the Archambaults. Terry's 'Absolut' and Douglas Lithgow's 'Soiree Blue'
'Jazz Player' are doing M2HW and joining them is 'Addiction', who are on the right here.
This is the Love Boat, whom you may remember from HERE.
Frank Hammond owns the sail loft, Horizon Sails, which the people on the right might need after the flogging on the right.
Left: Does this make him Goose? Right: 'Wild Side' who we last saw with a Stampede.
And low and behold, here's the two of the together again!
Division One fleet heads downhill. Following on from here are the pics of the General Recall.
Lord Warden Trophy winners from the MWS, 'INSX', are going to do M2HE with us this year.
Yep Jazz Player' - you're close. Run away, run away...
It gets bold and interesting here.
Up. Up. Stereo from the bow and mast.
Don't want to be 'Blue Chip' here. How did it all go Chris? 11m might be fast once going, but I put my bets on tonnage here.
Loaded up Beneteau coming. Get the Rib out of the way...
'JAMHU2' is going to be out for the ENTIRE Group's Cock of the Bay on Boxing Day.
Look Sandra. A NICE pic of you and there's even sails up!!! By the looks of it, there's a new bit of string for that pesky tack line too. 'XLR8' are doing M2HE and keen to get Line Honours. 'Veloce' and 'Ocean Skins' have other ideas on that issue though...
So then, here is 'Veloce'. Who also had a really good start...
'Living Doll', 'Veloce' and 'Cougar II' on the charge.
The Melbourne 'Shogun', 'Veloce' and 'Cougar II'. Somebody's powered up already...
Simply loved the bow wave... so is got a mention.
'Calm' leads 'Cougar II'
"Willow" and his crew having a blast aboard 'Calm'
Somebody else having fun would have been Sam Chandler here aboard 'Scarlet Runner'.
Also, many thanks to our sponsors, who are with us all year, but especially so at Silly Season -
Heemskirk Consolidated for both of the Melbourne to Hobarts
Kidder Williams for the Melbourne to Launceston and
Entire Group for the Cock of the Bay
McConaghy Boats for the McConaghy Melbourne Offshore Championship
NORs and Online Entries for all four races at Silly Season are
By John Curnow