Wednesday, 29 June 2011

CREW SHIRTS

Hey Crew. Check out the cool new pain.killer shirts. Shirts are $40 each. They come in small (ladies), mdm, lge and e/lge. For sizing purposes I (Rod) am between a mdm and a large. Di and Nick are small. Doug is a mdm.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Gennaker Handling Video from North Sails

Team pain.killer.

Check out this video from North Sails which will give you a pretty good idea of flying our Gennaker. Foredeckies have never had it so good!

http://www.au.northsails.com/SailProducts/CruisingSails/Gennakers/GennakerHandlingVideo/tabid/12100/language/en-US/Default.aspx

Hamilton Island Race Week Crew Info

HAMILTON ISLAND RACE WEEK 2011 PAIN.KILLER YACHT PROGRAM

23-24 Jul           Pain.killer passage SYC to Mooloolaba

25-28 Jul            Pain.killer slipped at Mooloolaba

Thu 4 Aug            Pain.killer departs Mooloolaba for the Whitsundays

Wed 17 Aug        Pain.killer arrives HI/Configure in race mode

Fri 19 Aug            Registration/sail training

Sat 20 Aug           Lindeman Island Race

Sun 21 Aug          Short Around-the-islands-race

Mon 22 Aug        Short Around-the-islands-race

Tue 23 Aug          Short Around-the-islands-race

Wed 24 Aug        Lay day - Shore side activities

Thu 25 Aug          Short Around-the-islands-race

Fri 26 Aug            Short Around-the-islands-race

Sat 27 Aug           Molles Island Race/Evening Prize giving

Sun 28 Aug          Reconfigure yacht to cruise mode/Pain.killer departs HI

Race Week Off Water Events and Social Events Calendar                                            

The off-water schedule for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2011 promises to be bigger and brighter, with even more fashion, food, wine and wellbeing events scheduled throughout the week. Use the following schedule to fill up your social calendar and make the most of the off-water party atmosphere of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week!

* Note for pain.killer crew. Many of these events are expensive and require early commitment and bookings. We can talk about this a little later. Di and I will probably only do a couple. We can make our own party schedule!!!

Fri 19 August 2011

'Pain.killer Crew Dinner – Mantaray Cafe

Most of the crew will be in by then so time for our first crew dinner. Not tooooo late a night though, first race next day! Drunken sailors to be keel-hauled!!!

Saturday 20 August 2011

'Tastes of the Sea' Seafood Dinner

Enjoy a sumptuous hot and cold seafood buffet including king prawns, freshly shucked oysters, smoked salmon, fresh fish, along with a selection of fresh salads and desserts.

Sunday 21 August 2011

Wild Oats Ladies Lunch featuring Collette Dinnigan

Collette Dinnigan will parade her latest Diffusion range, while ladies only are invited to enjoy a special lunch sponsored by Wild Oats Wine.

Wild Oats Beachside BBQ

A delicious BBQ menu featuring seafood skewers, barramundi fillets, scotch fillet steak and fresh vegetable skewers barbequed to perfection.

Monday 22 August 2011

Hamilton Island Golf Clinic

Challenge yourself on this championship course with a one hour coaching package with Hamilton Island’s Golf Pro.

Robert Oatley Vineyards Chefs Table Dinner with Matt Moran

Matt Moran is sure to delight once more with a degustation menu featuring matching wines from Robert Oatley Vineyards.

Tuesday 23 August 2011

Hamilton Island Golf Clinic

Challenge yourself on this championship course with a one hour coaching package with Hamilton Island’s Golf Pro.

Henry Lloyd Fashion Parade

A fun and entertaining showcasing of Henri Lloyd’s sailing and fashion wear paraded by our very own sailors.

Wednesday 24 August 2011

Hamilton Island Golf Clinic

Challenge yourself on this championship course with a one hour coaching package with Hamilton Island’s Golf Pro.

Audi Drive Challenge

Test your driving skills to be in the running to win a brand new Audi.

Moet and Chandon Lunch

The most sought after ticket of the week returns to idyllic qualia for an afternoon of superb cuisine and a fine selection of Moet and Chandon champagnes.

Beachside Pool Party featuring Simon Philby

Beachside and balmy, make a splash at the one party of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week not to be missed.

Thursday 25 August 2011

Beer, Beef and Reef Dinner

The Steakhouse will once again host an evening of great food matched with a selection of boutique beers.

Robert Oatley Vineyards Chefs Table Dinner with Shannon Bennett

Be spoilt by Shannon Bennett’s culinary delights once more with a degustation menu featuring matching wines from Robert Oatley Vineyards.

Friday 26 August 2011

Blues, Brews and BBQs

Enjoy boutique beers and a freshly prepared BBQ as Lisa Hunt brings Front Street to life.

Saturday 27 August 2011

Presentation Dinner featuring Lisa Hunt

Celebrate the close of Race Week with the official Presentation Dinner at Hamilton Island’s Conference Centre.
Crew:

Note: Pain.killer has the crew of a maxi yacht, the heart of a lion, the songbook of an opera, the speed of a gazelle but only the deck space of a 35.5 footer! The good news is that we will be rotating crew so that everyone (who wants a sail) gets a sail AND plenty of time on Hammo doing the apr├Ęs sail thing. A number of you are coming and going.



Rod West Skipper

Diane West Admiral

Doug West Foredeck

Nicole West Foredeck/Entertainment Officer

Grant Farraway Halyards/Trim

Rowena Drinks

Brian Hayden Sailing Master

Jenny Hayden Whatever she likes

Simon Harvey Mast

Tracey Harvey Foredeck

Kim Sindorff Mainsheet

Shorty Coleman Music/cockpit

Josh Cooper Gorilla Hand

George Friend Network

Evelyn Guy Fashion/mai tais

Gabby Den Elzen Reception

Monday, 20 June 2011

Bavaria 34 Painkiller Intro

Introduction

This site is a resource for the yacht PAIN.KILLER, family, crew, friends and supporters.

 PAIN.KILLER is a Bavaria 35.5 sloop powered by wind, rum and guts. It is carbon neutral and a great hedge against rising sea levels. PAIN.KILLER is usually berthed at the Southport Yacht Club on the Gold Coast.

The Boat

Bavaria 35.5 Specs:

LOA: 35' 5"
LWL: 30' 3"
Beam: 11' 10"
Draft: 6' 4"/5' 1"
Displacement: 12,540


















Cabins: 3
Maker; Bavaria Yachts Germany