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Old 08-29-2005, 05:45 PM
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Where's the navigator's seat??? Or did he just stand and hang on!
Everybody just stood up and hung on back in the day..... While the speeds were slower...... the boats were smaller...and the courses were many miles offshore.... in BIG SEAS!

That's when men were men...and Brownie stole your girlfriend(s)......

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Great shots !

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Here's a couple of scans from Uffa Fox's book:

The caption reads, "After the pounding and hammering at sea, and Bob Sherbert, the brave navigator and engineer, had been taken to hospital with two broken legs, "Ghost Rider", the winner (1966 Cowes Torquay) lies peacefully alongside the quay at Torquay with Jim Wynne, in shirt sleeves, talking with Tommy Sopwith on the right, while the scrutineers make their second and final investigation."

All I can say is:
WOW 2 BROKEN LEGS!!! NO WONDER BROWNIE WAS STEALING THEIR GIRLFRIENDS - THEY COULDN"T CATCH HIM!!!
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and here's the line drawings and also "Surfury" as spoken about by T2X above...
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Wow and we got NASCAR drivers that won't drive if they have a cold. Those guys were real IRON MEN of racing.
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That's when men were men...and Brownie stole your girlfriend(s)......

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Don't know about Brownie and the girls but, the "men were men" part is certainly so. Offshore racing these days is lame compared to that stuff. Cripes, don't even need to navigate anymore, just follow the little bouys.
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way cool
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Don't know about Brownie and the girls but, the "men were men" part is certainly so. Offshore racing these days is lame compared to that stuff. Cripes, don't even need to navigate anymore, just follow the little bouys.
Clearly, you missed the race in Ortley Beach a few weeks back. Navigation was what the teams lacked.

Two broken legs??? Just imagine that guy laying on the floor with his head through that little whole trying to put a spark plug wire back on. Suprized it didn't say broken ribs.
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Top Banana,

Don Aronow's original Cigarette is alive and well. She is being refurbished at Inovation Marine in Sarasota. I saw her a couple of weeks ago complete with pictures of Ringo Star in the cockpit posing for the camera.

What a piece of history.
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Top Banana,

Don Aronow's original Cigarette is alive and well. She is being refurbished at Inovation Marine in Sarasota. I saw her a couple of weeks ago complete with pictures of Ringo Star in the cockpit posing for the camera.

What a piece of history.

Now that is some news.....give us some photos or at least more information....where was it found.....where had it been, and which one of the original three is it???
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