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  1. 4 points
    And here in this thread is the proof that the US' worst enemy is in fact yourselves. The divide between the Republicans and Democrats was recognised and exploited beautifully by Putin. Nato? Same thing. Nato has always been a benefit for the US, it's you that has changed. You're the problem. What happened to all the traits that the US was famous for? Be empathetic, show respect for each other and re-learn how to get along, or watch your country degenerate to a melting pot of hate. A word of advice from a long term ally (remember them?) , a large majority of you lot have become a pack of selfish cunts, I hope you can look at your kids or in the mirror without feeling dirty. .
  2. 3 points
    Yeah, Barfys Herald link does talk about cops initially having doubts, thought it was a drug smuggle gone bad but barnacle growth on the submerged topsides was consistent with the claimed time. Just watching 2015 TV movie about it https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/abandoned a thing I hadn't realised is they did have & deploy an EPIRB, why wasn't that picked up? There's also an older one https://www.nzonscreen.com/title/back-from-the-dead-1996
  3. 3 points
    Just because the US decides to spend insane amounts of cash on the worlds largest military industrial complex doesn't mean that the rest of the world should do the same.
  4. 2 points
    Yesterday my son Will received his diploma in Yacht and Powercraft Design with High Honours from Southampton Solent. I wish he was allowed share some of his work here, some of it is quite stunning. He received one of the top thesis grades in the program and designed a brilliant boat, among other things. Sadly SSU doesn't allow sharing of these sorts of things to fight plagiarism, so we're all the poorer. He's headed back to Betts Boats in Anacortes in August.
  5. 2 points
    Under SI's that is external assistance if that occured then we have "Lighthousegate". However where Peche turned around (just south of the tracker position) was directly abeam a shore light where, albeit not big, he was very close to shore. He knew at that point he had overshot. His excuse is actualy very understandable. He closed the western side of the rounding mark island at night, it is largely uninhabited and flat terrain so no distinguishable marks. So in short he was DRing it using a piece of string hanging off the back, but going quicker than he thought and the string told him and so over shot the turn. The lighthouse on the SW corner is actualy not on the SW corner but one headland in and whilst high is also masked by surburban development at that corner of the island. His approach angle parallel to the coast meant that the two islands would have blended into one, with the channel between the two very hard to pickup at night. Peche finally knew he had fucked it up without the RO sending out a "do you know where you are message" and by the way with what? Their YB text trackers are only turned on to TX once a day, Peche's HF was down and did he have his VHF on? The other thing is don't judge his actual course by the Tracker. Having a 3 hour update interval it smoothes out actual positions between say 20nm when doing as he was 6k+ SOG. He was around 12nm from the mark when he realised he screwed up. Under World Sailings RRS 41 the RO could have done that warning with no penalty on account no advantage was involved. However for this race the SI's overide those provisions for outside assistance to the extent it is a no go zone for this race. So my reakoning is the RO said nothing and just watched Peche sail south shitting himself. So no "Lighthousegate" and ironicaly something that just sort of fits into this whole race genre. It is weird but sort of refreshing. My two bobs worth.
  6. 2 points
    We'd back the US to the hilt. Unlike you, we take a different view on our mates. Even if you are a cunt. Edit: name one time Oz has NOT sided with the US since WWII. Zero. Now name on time the US has lifted a finger to help Oz since WWII. Zero. The appreciation seems somewhat misguided. Or is that just lack of any modicum of education? Over to you , oh eludite one.
  7. 2 points
    He has a point. People need to get off their ass to get rid of him, he isn't just going to wander off. He is having WAY too much fun wrecking the place to quit now.
  8. 2 points
    That might be the only way that your nation will see a Cup in the near future.
  9. 2 points
    Actually, no we didn't. With the state your own country is in, its laughable you think the rest of us need your help.. You realise wealth is a poor matrix to gauge success against, don't you? Happiness and self worth is what the rest of us use. Tell you what, we'll let you keep him all to yourself.
  10. 2 points
    Maybe Canada should invade and drive out the criminal element.... FKT
  11. 2 points
    I remember this well. I'm an ETNZ fan through and through ... but I feel uncomfortable that GD is now defending a very expensive boat with, lets be honest, not many challengers. The very things he has been strongly criticising for years.
  12. 2 points
    I'm here only to avoid VOR withdrawal and going to AC Anarchy and losing it.
  13. 1 point
    Fan view and commercial requirements aren't the same. It's the latter that is the disaster area. 2nd problem, it is the new team wannabes that make AC37s competitive teams. The present teams won't be around for ever.
  14. 1 point
    From the Article: "But the Democrats have to fight back if they want to succeed and say, ‘This is not the American story Mr. President. The last 250 years in particular, the last 75 years, America leading the world and Democracy, that’s the story.'” This is truth. They need a better plan. The media LOVES the ratings that Trump provides and aren't about to reduce his exposure - that's hard to overcome. Democrats need to find their center, come up with something they all agree and believe in that's tangible, and start building the case. They need new spokespeople that aren't 80 year old career politicians. The only way to disrupt chaos is through consistency of message that appeals to 51% of voters. My suggestion is Medicare for all. Obamacare was a stepping stone. Move on.
  15. 1 point
    Well thats a load of bollocks. The intent and desire has clearly been to fill 8 bases & have to turn away a few flakey teams. AC with 3 teams is absolutely a failure, just like the SF AC. (albeit that was saved by the unusually long Match with the epic comeback, if it'd been a 'standard' best of 7 it'd have been a nothing wipeout) I thoroughly believe the boat choice is the cause.
  16. 1 point
    Trump Lied. Doesn't mean you have to lie. Wait. Yes it does.
  17. 1 point
    Huh? Brazil has won 5. France has won 1. even if they beat the Croats and make that 2, they're a long, long way off Brazil when it comes to World Cup.
  18. 1 point
    LATEST SAT TEXT... ARE wiig.. FINE MORNING FOR SAILING,ALL ONBORD FUNC OK,NO GEARFAIL SOFAR Susie… LOSTSIGHTOF UKU&ARE SADLY.JUST OCEAN AGAIN JL VDH.. CIEL TOUJOURS COUVERT DEPUIS 3 JOURS!ETONNANT POUR LA REGION Tapio… 6THXCALLEDKKHAVINGSTARTEDANOTHEABCHANGEDTOKEFEXINBTWYB3ALLOWMAX Nabil.. IM DRIVING THIS GOOD SHIP Mark slats.. ALL GOOD I HOPE SEXTANT WORKS OK OTHERWISE I MIS THE CANERIE UKU… LANZAROTE, HERE WE COME! 200 MILES TO CO Abhilash… VIPASANA GETS OVER IN 9DAYS. I AM ON 11TH Coconut… FANTASTIC TO HEAR ON BBC4 200KHZ THAI BOYS RESCUED FROM CAYE Coconut…RUNNIMG S 300NM OFF COAST OF MOROCCO BEFORE NW FORCE Antoine… DERNIER CONCOMBRE ON ATTAQUE LE CHOUX EN SALADE Antoine… FOOTBALL WORLD CUP & HAPPY HOURS TONIGHT!! Philippe… ALL GOOD ROUGH N!GT HF NOTWORK!NG Philippe… WILLDROP 6S8 +1FILM +1TAPE +1LETTER TKS PP Istvan… 374I HAVE HAVE BEEN SENDINGMSGDAILY Gregor… 22POSITION GOT,WEATHER FAIR,COFFEE ON, VERY HIGH SPIRITS ONBOAR Position: 33' 25.085 N 012' 03.335 W at 09:15 UTC Philipe still no HF. That's a worry.
  19. 1 point
    Beautiful country, even more beautiful people..... abysmally corrupt !!
  20. 1 point
    Perhaps it went upriver to spawn.
  21. 1 point
    This Tartan 3000 is also listed on CL, but this listing is more informative. https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1984/Tartan-3000-3161320/#.W0YDbdIzqUk This would be a good boat for me, much better than the boat I own. I have a channel that's 4' at low tide to deal with. Some boats that are cb versions of keel boats, e.g. the O'Day 30, have a reputation as being tender, but I have no info in that regard about this Tartan. (OTOH, tender is not the issue in WLIS that it is many other places.) Not too expensive, but I'd probably put $15K into it in the first couple years (sails, winches, etc) and the engine is a wild card. Have not seen the boat in the flesh.
  22. 1 point
    If the AC was a press release competition, Adelasia of Torres would be the hot favourite.
  23. 1 point
    The new JPK is going to be the 1030 (or 10.30). The newest Seahorse has a little bit on it but overall still pretty vague. The drawing I saw shows a very similar cabin to the Pogo 36
  24. 1 point
    Love it, I’ll rewatch occasionally to just remember the high- and lowlights of this edition. That three boat tie and the lost of Fish and the poor fisherman will stay with me forever.
  25. 1 point
    I just returned from the Huron Challenge Doublehanded and I can assure you it is Brrrrr cold up there with a capital B.

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