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Re: Smyth Tri [Re: TEAMVMG] #135172
03/11/08 05:46 PM
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and the remake of Thomis Crown Affair. He said he was the first one to jump off the cat before it flipped.


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Re: Smyth Tri [Re: JACKFLASH] #135173
03/12/08 01:29 AM
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And thought to be the only sailor to have won the Worrell 1000, an Olympic medal, and the America's Cup!


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Re: Smyth Tri [Re: Timbo] #135174
03/12/08 07:26 AM
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As reported in the most excellent book, The Race, by Tim Zimmerman (required reading if you like racing cats!) Grant Dalton's team on Club Med won The Race. Team Adventure (Randy's ride) didn't have much time for shake down and training, it was the last of the 3 big Ollier cats built by the French yard Multiplast, to hit the water, just weeks before the start of The Race.

After Cam Lewis and Randy pushed it very hard for many miles, the front beam started to delaminate near where it attached to the hull, as in: split apart, because of the intense, sustained water pressure being applied while crashing along at 40 knots for days on end.

One crew member was seriously injured when they stuffed and came to a screaching halt, nearly flipping the boat. That's what caused a couple other crew to abandon ship when they pulled in for repairs. Randy and Cam did complete the race short of crew, after repairs, but didn't finish well, although they did have one of the fastest 24 hour time splits in the fleet prior to the delaminations.

Is Randy the "Best in the World"? Well, he's won an America's Cup on a cat, The Worrell more than once, the Alter Cup several times, the Volvo Extreme, the Corsair Nataionals many times, and so many other catamaran racing titles you can't list them all.

Who has consistantlly beaten him, I can't think of anyone, but I don't know everyone, especially the Aussies and New Zealanders, and then there are the French, who love to set records on big cats and tri's.

Here's the best part. When you see him at a regatta, he will answer all your questions and even come over and look at your boat, give you some tips on how to set it up. What other sport can a weekender get some quality time with the best, for free?? What other top guys, in any sport, will give a putz the time of day, especially if you are competeing against them?


But Tim, seriously though, the guy is a pro and I don't think it's fair for him to compete in a regatta with us mere mortals. I mean, what's the point in me getting out there when I know Randy is on the water? It's not like I can beat him.













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Re: Smyth Tri [Re: Jake] #135175
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Hey all,

Not sure why it didn't immediately occur to me that I have pictures of Randy's creation! Maybe because its not news to me or something like that. Anyway, enjoy.


By the way...I beat Randy Smyth in a sailing Race!!!

Smyth Tri Picassa web album EC 2008

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Smyth bio, right here [Re: Andrew] #135176
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http://www.catsailor.com/hall_fame/RandySmyth.html



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Hall of Famer - Randy Smyth



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Randy Smyth is well known to the sailing crowd. He's graced the cover of no less than five sailing magazines. As skipper for Kevin Costner in Waterworld, and Pierce Brosnan in The Thomas Crown Affair, Randy's unique sailing expertise is in hot demand. Randy is sought by Olympic teams for his world-renowned skills as technical coach. Winning the America's Cup in 1988, Randy's contributions included teaching Dennis Conner the fine points of sailing catamarans. Randy's world dominance in multihull sailing has been a function of his lifelong focus on excellence. From the Olympics to World Championships to Grand Prix Circuits in Europe to 1000-mile Beach Catamaran Races, he's won race after race after race.




RANDY'S RACE SUMMARY INCLUDES:



ONE DESIGN MULTIHULL CHAMPIONSHIPS
55 National, Continental and World Championship wins.

PRO SAIL 40
'88. '89 & '90 Overall champion - U.S. Professional Circuit

AMERICA'S CUP
'88 Winner - 60'-0" Catamaran, Stars & Stripes - Crew & Design Team Alter


ALTER CUP - NORTH AMERICAN CATAMARAN CHAMPIONSHIP
'90, '93, '95, '98, '99 Winner

FORMULA 40
'86 European Professional Circuit Champion

TORNADO - THE OLYMPIC CATAMARAN
Olympic Silver Medalist - 1984 and 1992
World Champion - 1981 and 1982
9-Time United States National Champion
5-Time North American Champion
European Champion

OPEN OCEAN MARATHON EVENTS
Worrell 1000 - Fort Lauderdale to Virginia Beach
'85, '89, '97, '98, '99 (*cx: 2000) Overall Victories
Holds Course Record of 75 Hours
Tahiti Mondial Cat Challenge - French Polynesia
'90 Winner and Record Holder
Rota Dos Estuarios E Rias - Spain, Portugal
'93, '94 and '96 Winner - Prindle 19, Hobie 20, Formula 18



AWARDS:

AMERICAN AMATEUR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR 1981
by the u.s. Olympic Committee
SAILOR OF THE YEAR 1981
by the U.S. Sailing Association
CHAMPION OF THE WORLD 1982
L'Equipe Coupe du Monde de Voile Trophee
ROLEX YACHTSMAN OF THE YEAR 1982
First multihull sailor to ever receive the award.
OLYMPIA AWARD 1982
By the Southland Corporation (the first time awarded in Yachting).
ANDY GRAM AWARD 1983
By the Southern California Yachting Association (only awarded once before).
YACHTSMAN OF THE YEAR 1983-1984
By the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club



In addition to his sailing and racing, he currently has a sailmaking business, The Smyth Team Sails, which he operates at his home port in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.


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Re: Smyth Tri [Re: AlanOSauras] #135177
03/12/08 09:25 AM
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Hey all,

Not sure why it didn't immediately occur to me that I have pictures of Randy's creation! Maybe because its not news to me or something like that. Anyway, enjoy.


By the way...I beat Randy Smyth in a sailing Race!!!

Smyth Tri Picassa web album EC 2008


Dude...what took you so long to share!? That thing is a gorgeous piece of carbon simplicity.


Jake Kohl
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And fast too, not only because Randy was at the helm. He beat the Tronado into the first checkpoint by almost 40 minutes I think? Some of this might be unstepping the T's mast...but keepin up with a T is impressive anyhow.

Re: Smyth Tri [Re: AlanOSauras] #135179
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That is one amazing looking -outside of the box- boat! Who designed it, and who built it? And better yet, do you have any pictures of it sailing fast? And where do you sit, out on that net thing at the Ama? Kind of like a sailing canoe with the sliding hiking board?


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Re: Smyth Tri [Re: Timbo] #135180
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"Not sure why it didn't immediately occur to me that I have pictures of Randy's creation! "

Geez. To think I almost didn't click on your link because of this description.... Thought it was NSFW until I thought about it some more. LOL!

Re: Smyth Tri [Re: DennisMe] #135181
03/12/08 03:49 PM
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"Not sure why it didn't immediately occur to me that I have pictures of Randy's creation! "

Geez. To think I almost didn't clicked on your link because of this description.... Thought it was NSFW until I thought about it some more. LOL!


You think that's funny. When I click on it at work this is what I got:

Access to this site has been denied due to one of the following possible reasons: 1) Inappropriate content, 2) IT Security concerns, or 3) High network bandwidth consumption code 18.3

Please contact your local IT Services Help Desk if you have a valid business reason to access the site, and want to request an exception to the filter.

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