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    Default 'Singlehanders' Ostar Documentary

    Just stumbled upon this gem on Youtube:



    Tremendous stuff and a real treat for fans of Newick boats.

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    Default Re: 'Singlehanders' Ostar Documentary

    Great.

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    Thanks for that. I'm lucky enough to have counted Dick Newick as a friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hwyl View Post
    Thanks for that. I'm lucky enough to have counted Dick Newick as a friend.
    I find the beauty of his boats spellbinding - not just as objects in isolation but how they sit on and interact with the sea.

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    I went for a spin on "Three Cheers" with Mike McMullen and a mutual friend, HW Tilman...

    She was truly impressive, in that she moved so fast, and was so manoevrable, with such a small and simple rig.
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    I've greatly enjoyed Damfino, Dick's Spark design.

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    I worked for him for a few weeks on some masts for "Pat's" way back in the '80s. His main thing was safety and he was definitely bothered by other multi-hull designers who were too cavalier about it in his opinion. Good guy, very smart (guess that goes without saying). This was when Moxie was still around though I never did manage a ride on her

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    Moxie was for years in Marion, where we had our earlier boat. I admired and coveted that boat, but it was too big and complicated for my needs.
    Dick helped with some early layups of Damfino and lent a vacuum pump. I think Damfino might be the last of his boats to be launched.

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    I was in Vineyard Haven. I was inviited on Shenandoah's last sail of the season. Moxie's owner was on board and he invited a few of us, including Bob Douglas (owner of Shenandoah) to sail Moxie the next day.

    Bob said (paraphrasing) "I like it....it's not sailing of course...but I like it"

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    The one time Dick came sailing on Damfino, we were in Vineyard Haven. Shenandoah was out and Dick delighted in blasting past her.

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    Smoking was really hip then huh? Hows things have changed. Im still curious about that damage under the wing, how did that happen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skaraborgcraft View Post
    Smoking was really hip then huh? Hows things have changed.
    Bob Lush really seemed like just a regular guy in his videos. Chain smoking halfway across the Atlantic and going cold turkey the second half. Seemed very likable.

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    Interesting that Bob Lush had the smallest boat, finished almost next to last, and still beat Chichester's winning time in the first OSTAR
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