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  1. 7 points
    Here are the standings for all three groups combined. Rank Group SA Name Boat Name DTL 1 A,B,C I Sail The Black Boat Thistle1678 0.0 2 A Magool Magool 43.9 3 A BlueMountainsYC shockwave11 56.9 4 C JeSa-SA JeSa 67.0 5 A Kapt'n Kirk prowler_1-SA 72.6 6 A Breitling Breitling_SA 73.8 7 A Lat21 Hamachi SA 85.0 8 A Tunnel Rat Mongrel 106.7 9 B Swamp Swamp Rat 109.9 10 B Gufmiester Gufmiester 165.1 11 B stufishing Stufishing_SA 178.4 12 A Gybe Turkey Gybe Turkey 180.6 13 A Your Mom Your Mom SA 205.4 14 B sailon2 jahmbo SA 211.9 15 B jacksparrow Malamute 213.9 16 C rolltak awkwardturtle 214.6 17 A The Actual Dave Davemw 217.9 18 A Vibroman Vibroman_SA 221.7 19 A prettyhatemachine prettyhatemachine 229.5 20 A Mike G Mike Ventura 237.3 21 B Milli Blitzquart 237.8 22 B Iluvitar 249.9 23 B Mr. Fixit Yodaman 253.4 24 B kea.nn kea.nn SA 254.9 25 B Shorthanded Shorty 258.4 26 B Alpina ColombaRacing 259.0 27 B stanlutz USA644RAVEN_SA 270.0 28 A Wet Hog WetHog-SA 279.1 29 B unplugged Dcarr 289.3 30 A Marty6 Cambodunum 290.0 31 A Golden Rose Golden Rose SA 291.9 32 B spadadua 295.8 33 B Rimike rider1982 300.9 34 B mkgsailor J2B2 301.4 35 A Mud Sailor Mudsailor SA 329.1 36 A Ozzy Ozzy 85 333.2 37 C Sambaopreis Sambaopreis 343.2 38 B N/A Walkaround 374.8 39 B GrandbendOnt 375.0 40 A Ranbow Spirit Ranbow Spirit II 381.6 41 B gary hschutz 407.5 42 B Tommmzzz tommmzzz 412.2 43 A Iced Tea rule69 413.2 44 A From The Rail A-Squared 413.8 45 B EquusAsinusDomesticus ON9270 424.8 46 A Hike, Bitches HikeBitches 440.7 47 A daan62 hutspot77 445.1 48 A Driftwood Me Rongo Rekohu SA 480.6 49 A briar Wing it 514.5 50 A HKG1203 HKG1203 536.1 51 B cg_ 612.6 52 C Vin Divided Sky 612.7 53 B RunSampRun Samsonite SA 752.7 54 B CaptainSENer CaptainSENer 864.7 55 B hmsmweasel Stay Thirsty M 43 1306.7
  2. 3 points
    Hello, 01:00UTC ranking. shockwave11 has been overtaken by Magool, this may be the start of an avalanche. It is reassuring to see Mom gybing in behind me and the others in front EDIT - I think it is a pity Thistle has gone into Stealth mode so we can't see the developments. Place SA Name Boat Name Dist to Leader 1 I Sail The Black Boat Thistle1678 872.44 2 Magool Magool 43.9 3 Blue Mountain YC shockwave11 56.9 4 Kapt'n Kirk prowler_1-SA 72.6 5 Breitling Breitling_SA 73.8 6 Lat21 Hamachi SA 85 7 Tunnel Rat Mongrel 106.7 8 Gybe Turkey Gybe Turkey 180.6 9 Your Mom Your Mom SA 205.4 10 The Actual Dave Davemw 217.9 11 Vibroman Vibroman_SA 221.7 12 prettyhatemachine prettyhatemachine 229.5 13 Mike G MikeVentura 237.3 14 Wet Hog WetHog-SA 279.1 15 Marty6 Cambodunum 290 16 Golden Rose Golden Rose SA 291.9 17 Mud Sailor Mudsailor SA 329.1 18 Ozzy Ozzy85 333.2 19 Rainbow Spirit Rainbow Spirit II 381.6 20 Iced Tea rule69 413.2 21 From The Rail A-Squared 413.8 22 Hike, Bitches HikeBitches 440.7 23 daan62 hutspot77 445.1 24 Driftwood Me Rongo Rekohu SA 480.6 25 briar Wing it 514.5 26 HKG1203 HKG1203 536.1
  3. 2 points
    In our shithole country, today was a day of celebration, a holiday celebrating someone who actually cared for this shithole country. Next month, we have another holiday on the 19th, our day of morning.
  4. 2 points
    Best AC was Perth. Worst, the two DoG matches. The AC bounced back from the first into the IACC era, as for the second all the indications are that we are looking at long term decline because the $Bs have moved on to other games. Fuck Larry.
  5. 2 points
    Miff it is very frustrating to watch as each leg unfolds Bouwe continues to leave something on the table at a critical stage. Actually as this leg unfolds every mile seems to be critical in some form or another. :-) I too attributed this to the lack of pre-start prep but now nearly half way around the race track and having experienced a vast variety of conditions, that excuse is now starting to wear a bit thin. Sure Capey might not have excelled a couple of times but possibly with the exception of Villa, so have all the Nav's had a off day or two. It is now starting to grind and annoy a lover of things Dutch. Your point about him (and Libby) fullfilling obligations going off the boat is good. He is a great ambassador for this sport. Just wish he would pull his finger out.
  6. 2 points
    Good to see you back here Herman. Yes, the magic is not happening on the yellow boat. They struggle regularly since beginning of the race. Lots of experience on board (Bekking, Cape, Dolmer, Ehler, Barkow) lots of talent ( Balcaen, Kirby, Langford, Hoisman, etc) , so why no mojo? This is leg 4, it should have come together a bit more in this stage. Hard to tell. Bouwe might still need some sponsor money to complete his campaign. Coming in last won’t help much with that I think... just my 2cts too.
  7. 2 points
    True - not my comrade but you are the same asshole who started here as Nailing Malarkey. You aren't fooling anyone except yourself. Reading your drivel isn't a waste of time it's priceless entertainment leading up to the next inevitable monumental Malarkey meltdown. I still have that eLawyer on retainer.
  8. 2 points
    My theory is that you are an ignorant partisan hack and a professional cherry picker.
  9. 2 points
    Both Trump supporters and Mormans believe that it is Ok to have lots of wives and that their idea of Jesus has appeared in America.
  10. 2 points
    Because the religious and the trump supporters share the common fear of the unknown and a love of simple solutions. And chanting in groups.
  11. 2 points
    Vlogs pics or it didn't happen? What you need to understand Rat-arse, it that many of us here have done what these attention whores have done and much more. There are two fundamental differences. Apart from taking a few rolls of film and writing letters home, we embarked on our trips for our own education and enjoyment, not to get likes on face book like this 'look at me' generation. The other difference is that we , by hard work and saving, paid for it ourselves. We didn't have our hands out begging so others can pay for us to sit on a beach drinking cocktails and making inane films about ourselves. Simply look at the attractive girl/ numbers of views ratio of these people's vids to see what this is really all about. And ratty arse, if these people, (in most cases know- nothing dickwits preaching their ignorance to their even more ignorant adoring fans) choose to put themselves in the public domain to raise the cash to continue to not work, then they got to take the good with the bad. But you keep sitting in your cubical bopping your baloney over 'Brows tits and we will keep enjoying critiquing their crap. And their acolytes like you can keep flogging away watching you tube when you wife has gone to bed.
  12. 2 points
    12 meters..... .....drops mic
  13. 2 points
    Best conditions: ‘87 Perth Best AC Village: 2007 AC32 Valencia Baddest-ass Challenge: 2010 AC33 DoG Match Baddest-ass Breeze and Beasts: 2013 AC34 SF AC72’s Fastest-ass AC Boats: 2017 AC35 AC50’s Most Radical-assed AC Boats:
  14. 2 points
    I tend to agree with the OP. Sitting around bitching about other people's vlogs seems lower on the totem pole than making them in the first place. If you hate them so much, why watch? I particularly remember the plethora of snarky, whiny, bitchy comments when the Bumfuzzle crew started out. By the accounting of all the airchair heroes they should have perished a long long time ago. I think they are on boat 3 about now.
  15. 2 points
    arf arf - very good I am an old bloke too and regret all those days I spent driving 50,000 miles a year as a working journalist. If some-one offered me a week back in my 28 year old body would I spend the week schlepping up and down Britain's crap 1980's roads interviewing farmers - of course not so good for these people sailing in warm places, drinking bad ice cold beer, snorkeling, feeding pigs and watching dolphins - bless them for letting us watch them do it. Most are boring and reptetive narratives - some are good at what they do but they are often tramping over the same canvas as 45 of the others vloggers. There has been a double revolution - the filming gear has got cheaper and easier to use. The means to make it available to everyone down a free to use digital pipe has changed everything. This is the equivalent of the Caxton press. My guess is that there are 50 sailing bloggers/vloggers/film makers posting every week (and it has to be every week otherwise people forget who you are and what you are doing) . Finding something that is interesting enough for a 20 minute video every week is a real challenge. The carribean vloggers must spend blooming hours sitting below making their films when it is lovely and warm outside. I find it hard sitting at my desk in England in winter. As soon as the sun comes out I look out the window and within 12 minutes I have donned my six layers of clothes and I can be pushing the dinghy down to the soupy brown waters of the Deben estuary just to make sure the water, the birds, the salt marshes are still there. I think I would find it really tough putting in those hours in the hot humid interior of a 40 footer in the carribbean. They also have to find some-where they can upload their films. These people work hard - much, much harder than I do in my home office with two screens in a nice cool English house. 20 years ago to make proper videos required a van, three people and $500,000 worth of camera and audio recording gear. Now around $1000 for the camera and $1000 for the laptop and away you go. However, you still have to wave the camera around in a sensible and rational way, you have to think about the sound, creating a narrative, editing it together (which is fekkin hard and boring to do - colour balancing and audio mixing a 20 minute film can easily eat half a day) At one time there was a market for sailing books.... that is dead. Then came magazines - they died Then came vhs tapes... they died, then came DVDs - they have died too Now we have films that are free at the point of delivery but you have to tolerate a brief wave of the buskers cup rather than paying £15 for a 90 minute video which you have to pay before you watch. I am sure that more hours of screen time than ever before are spent watching sailing films - but they are free.... when you accept free stuff you have no control or influence over the quality. The web will deliver an endless stream of bikini based soap operas/travelogues to your desktop because youtube demands those highly attractive thumbnails and 63 per cent of the population are brainless eejits. On the bright side we now have a well established market for sailing films - it is not massive - let me pull a figure out of the air and call it a $40,000 a week pot of cash - obviously half of that is hoovered up by the two market leaders who capitalise on the good looking women on board. There are a few others - sail life, old sea dog, KTL who take a different route - but they are all minnows compared to Delos and La Vag. We have had some great soap opera stories layed before us over the past three years or so. The ex playboy bunny showing her boyfriend inflicted black eye stands out among the others - the couple going around the top of australia do an exceptional job, the bloke who slammed his cat onto a reef (Tukkie) was also an interesting tale. As a viewer I am not interested in the fettling films - feck I do as little as that as possible on my own boat. The idea of taking a 40 footer to the Caribbean and spending days rolling around in some of those horrible anchorages crowded with other 40 footers looks bloody awful. The paperwork alone puts me off. They do seem to hang around these places far too long. The old sea dog showed us his hull the other day - I have never had that much shit on my hull in my life. His boat cannot have moved for weeks. So if a film is going to get me then I want to learn a little about the places I am being taken to - I have chipped in tiny taps or Tukkie and free range sailing - because they have entertained me and I am interested in seeing more of their output. I tapped in for Tukkie because he hit a reef. I have not chipped in for the carribean wallahs But then I am an old bloke who is embarrassed when my wife walks past the office and sees me watching a girl in a bikini feeding a swimming pig. The amazing thing is that there are enough people around willing to give money to film makers for films they can get for free - It is hard to pin down why people do that. My blokes tell me that they chip in because I entertain and inform them and they want to make sure that there are still some sailing films around that do not involve pulchritudinous women and their slap head boyfriends talking to the camera about not very much at all. My own little venture has grounded (temporarily perhaps) after ten years. I sold the boat I could stand up in last January and have not turned a frame in Scotland since. My little project is on hold for the foreseeable future. It has been a wonderful ride though. The payed for downloads, and the DVDs allowed me to justify the expenses involved in voyaging in small boats - only done between proper jobs as a working film maker and radio journalist. The income financed a 50 year old 18 footer for five years and a 25 year old 22 footer for three years. So bless you lads. I got to scotland with the 40 year 26 footer just in time for the DVD sales to die. Like Wylie Coyote running over a cliff I kept running for a while in thin air - then gravity took over. This was the film I made in Scapa flow - I have never sailed in such a splendid place - marvelous clear, life rich flat water, perfect empty beaches, great history. Fekkin cold even in mid summer. At the end of it youtube will break the screen up into 12 thumbnails - one of those will be one of my films but my guess is that at least one of the thumbnails (depending upon what google knows you like) is likely to have a good looking girl on the foredeck of a 40 footer inviting you to come and share her life. It is bloody hard to click on the next worthy film from the jowly old Brit when a lovely antipodean 25 year old is waving her assets at you. I would be curious to know what youtube offers you at the end of this film
  16. 2 points
    Boy, you seem really wound up about the politics of every place. Maybe rather than complaining, you could run for some kind of office to try and actually change the system. Regardless, I've taken into account your stated preferences and highlighted the possible states in Red on this map: Miami has incredible sailing but there's lots of brown people there who would likely upset your conservative sensibilities, so that's out. Charleston might be the go, but it's a city with a well educated population so probably too liberal for you. MS and AL have nice access to the water, but you mentioned wanting to get a good job so that's out. New Orleans is an interesting thought, but FEMA helped that city out after Katrina so it probably reeks too much of big government to you. Plus, with the sea level rising it might not be a nice place to be in a deca.... oh wait... sorry... "there's no such thing as global warming." Alaska is probably your best bet. Polar bears are white, it has access to the water, and you can take your conservative values far away from the rest of us. Plus it's cold there so you can hang out with the rest of your elk who look out the window, see snow, and claim that Obama lied to us about global warming while stealing our guns. Fuck off.
  17. 2 points
    Utter bollox. There was loads of space, and there is nothing about not being able to take it after the Z buoy. The penalty is where the incident took place. Sail away do you turns. If not you are a cheater and you accept the penalty.
  18. 1 point
    It was never a right. The constitution just took awhile to align with reality. Fuck that bullshit - YOU'RE the one being ageist. "oh, he's just old, you know how old people get..." Nice lowered expectations! Condescend, much? I can name a dozen friends & family who're older than Trump, have never told me the same story twice, and have never used "non-PC" language in my hearing. (I can also name some acquaintances, younger and older than Trump, who repeat the same stories all the time, use racist language sometimes, say sexist things... It's got nothing to do with age. It's got to do with whether the persons' a self-absorbed egotist, and whether they're racist, and whether they're sexist. )
  19. 1 point
    I think Brunel lacks the boat time and exp in diverse conditions this time around. Before they left Lisbon, their "A team" hadn't even sailed all together. I think it shows - there are some points of sail and conditions that they're fast and competitive, but then they'll enter a diff condition and it just seems to take longer for them to get their act together again. Bouwe and Dee seems focused on dotting all the required things, consistently providing skipper daily updates, adhering to stopover rules even if it seems like the prime sponsors are playing a diff set of rules. Brunel's/TTOP certainly isn't winning this edition, but I've really enjoyed their boat.
  20. 1 point
    You just figured that out? JerKZ is just about the stupidest cunt in this place. Unlike most of the other stupid cunts, he is willfully stupid - as opposed to the ignorant stupidity or ideological stupidity of his elk.
  21. 1 point
    So I had the surgery back in September. Prior to surgery, the muscles in my left arm atrophied because I wasn't using it at all (that's how bad the pain had gotten). While I am not 100% the improvement is so much more than I expected and I am no longer reliant on pain killers to take the edge off the pain. Continuous PT exercises and strength training should see me back on the water this summer.
  22. 1 point
    How was I supposed to know? People are always talking as if these "assault weapons" are guns you might find in the hands of a soldier. The magazine article alerting me to the latest grabby proposal certainly gave that impression. But it also linked to the text of the law, so I decided to see what kinds of guns were covered. I was pretty surprised that an old tube-fed .22 is considered a battlefield weapon. You were a soldier. Did you ever see one in a war? Do you find it surprising that an old .22 with a fixed magazine is an assault weapon or did you already know that? Badlat? Were you going to give me the benefit of your military experience on this matter? Were you aware that my old .22 is a battlefield weapon that's inappropriate for civilian ownership? And did you ever see one on any actual battlefield?
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  24. 1 point
    Texas is a very big state. The weather between north and south Texas, ni to mention the hot and humid coast, are all different. Like everuwhree, there are nice people there and a good share of complete asholes. Many Texans are transpalnts form other parts of the country, but everyody that lives there claims they are natives. look at you, you go there a couple of times a year and think you can offer valid information. So please don't make sweeping generalizations. In my opinion, Texas, other than the Riverwalk in San Antonio, and Austin, is a compelte shithole. They like to brag they don't have a state income tax, it shows in the shitty infrastructure there. Each city neighborhood is allowed to form their own tax district and fund their schools with it. Oh, isn't that a way to discrminate and keep out the brown folks? Why yes, it is, yet the courts have said it's legal although the wealthiest district in San Antonio was forced to share with the poorest district in the city, after a court battle a few years ago. Houston is only attractive to people who like the smell of money. The city is ugly as fuck, sprawls everywhere and in the summer, it's like a steambath. Hot and humid as hell. In Houston, 'old money' means 1945 to the '60s. Mile after mile of ugly subdivisions full of ugly McMansions. Oh wait, that is true for any big city in Texas. Most of the state is flat as a pancake, the only hills are the highway overpasses.
  25. 1 point
    I've never heard of such people. Uh oh. You mean you and me, right? I mean, we both support the Canadian way of regulating squirrel assault weapons like the ones my wife and I own. And we both oppose registration of such guns. Neither of us has a problem with the next generation of citizens in our respective countries being allowed to own them. Or so I thought. The Canadian/Floridian rules are rational enough for me and have, until now, seemed rational enough to you too. Are you now saying that you want to register all the .22's in Canada and make sure the next generation can't own them?