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    Oh, I think he was outraged, without a doubt. It's the first time in 53 years he's been denied immediate gratification. The first time bullshit, bluster and a phone call from one of his parents didn't get him what he wanted right away. Of course he was outraged.
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    Mid's not mad. But the other night I did have a doobery and then get trapped in Mid's avatar for a good half hour.
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    Are you kidding? A hard port tack is how I drain the water out. How else would I keep from sinking? Centerline companionways are for idjits. The Burg is what we locals call Phippsburg, the flyover peninsula on Maine's midcoast. Don't tell anyone, we like it quiet 'round here.
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    Personally, knowing that California has about the same population as all of Canada, i.e., a little over 30 million humans, with most of that mass of throbbing, sweating humanity south of SF, makes me want to stay far offshore of that area :-)
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    I have and you answer the questions specifically, clearly, concisely, truthfully and without emotion. Crying, yelling, bantering and "what-aboutism" is NOT advised. Bart O'Kavanaugh sucked as a witness for himself.
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    And you put man in bold because there's some esteemed society of testosterone that has to be recognized here? Standing up for himself by whining, crying, playing word games and pumping up the faux outrage, all the while demonstrating his unfitness for being seated on the nation's highest court.
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    Finally we are getting to the heart of the matter. If each entry represented a quality fashion brand, it would give the fans something to really get behind and we would not have to worry about these nationality rules. Italy- Team Prada: Team Burberry -UK Team Coach - USA Surely France would never allow itself to be left out of a fashion war, so Frank Cammas would be back Team Hermes - France And of course Team New Zealand
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    You're talking about sales people, not fiduciary type advisers. Ours costs us way less that the MER on a fund and she has made us more money than we thought we'd ever have - and we both worked in the financial industry. She has a degree and is constantly going to seminars etc so saying she "doesn't know anything special" is just bullshit. Like I said - if you act as your own financial advisor you will have a fool for a client.
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    Those were nights..... Spy v spy....cockroaches (now wiggles...ha..!)....allnighters....hoodoo's....saints....models....angels...so many Brookvale Hotel...Dee Why Hotel....Selina's...Avalon RSL....city venues.....too many to remember now and most gone.... Spies punched above their weight......just amazing energy live on stage
  10. 1 point
    what about the catalina frickin wine mixer? the biggest helicopter leasing event in the western hemisphere since 1997?
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    30 some years does not mean jack fuck to me after hearing his rant. It was completely partisan. It displayed no judicial temperament or discretion whatsoever. The fact that I take issue with it practically proves the Constitution is important to me. You? I really don't know. But you are not displaying that you give it any importance in this particular discussion. If you were considering someone for a job, and during the interview they got up, pulled their pants down, and took a shit on the floor, would you still be focused on a stellar looking resume and references on your desk? What in the holy fuck is wrong with you people? It's like you put the TV on mute or something.
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    maybe he knows Bill Stickers
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    I was giving the benefit of the doubt. If that was real outrage, then he is not stable and self-controlled enough to sit on the Supreme Court.
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    Someone here wanted to see that 6.5m meter minitransat like Van De Stadt. Lwl 6.50 Loa was a bit longer, mea Culpa. Can you spot the ideas he had ?
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    Bah humbug. British sailing has more to do with dinghy racing in disused gravel pits than the RYS.
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    Aw man... (insert sound of the scuffling of a shoe kicking dirt here)
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    Dumb blonde act was clever, but the desire to have an FBI investigation performed was brilliant deception. And the polygraph report, con job for sure. You're an idiot.
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    Hancock writes; "In his book John Bertrand wrote about how much their victory changed the entire country of Australia. As a nation they had always felt inferior to most of the rest of the Western World." Bullshit and Bertrand wrote nothing of the sort. That inferiority complex was with regard to the US and AC sailing only. Condescending wanker.
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    he's a twat. let me guess; you have never met me, had a conversation with me or raced either with or against me. fucks like you are a dime a dozen. zzzzzzzzzz......
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    This might help. North Americans coming up this weekend. And World Champs next July. With World Championship on Horizon, 12 Metre North Americans to be Hotly Contested NEWPORT, R.I. (Sept. 16, 2018) – From Friday through Sunday, September 21-23, nine historic 12 Metre yachts (including four past winners of the America’s Cup) and 150 of some of the world’s top sailors will be racing on Rhode Island Sound and Narragansett Bay in quest of the title 12 Metre North American Champion. In addition to being the capstone of the 2018 12 Metre racing season, the 2018 North American Championship will be the last major regatta before the 2019 World Championship season, which includes the 2019 12 Metre World Championship scheduled for next July 8-13 in Newport, R.I. “The North Americans will be the last chance for the teams to identify opportunities to fine tune their boats and develop a work plan for the off-season to find that illusive extra tenth of a knot,” said Event Chair Peter Gerard, who also has spearheaded the organization of next year’s Worlds. Competing in Traditional Division will be Defending Champion US-17 Weatherly (Jay Schachne, Barrington, R.I.); US-16 Columbia(Kevin Hagerty/Anthony Chiurco, Boston, Mass./Newport, R.I.); USA-19 Nefertiti (John Wullschleger, Sarasota, Fla.), USA 18 Easterner (Scott Bernard, Annapolis, Md.); and US-21 American Eagle (Bob Morton/Cindy DeLotto, Newport, R.I./Edgartown, Mass.). Competing in Modern Division will be Defending Champion KA-10 Challenge XII (Jack LeFort, Jamestown, R.I.); US-26Courageous (Ralph Isham/Steve Glaskock/Alexander Auersperg/Ward Marsh, Newport, R.I.); US-30 Freedom (Charles Robertson, Guilford, Conn.); and K-22 Victory ‘83 (Dennis Williams, Hobe Sound, Fla./Newport, R.I. Eight races are scheduled. Courses will be windward-leeward, and at the end of each day the Race Committee may run a “race to the harbor” (that will not count as part of the North American Championship scoring).
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    I’m saying he nailed that one dead on!
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    Didn't see this posted anywhere else.... DRYA Sailors: Fast Tango experienced a MOB situation during last Saturday's CSYC regatta. It has been suggested I share the debrief email sent to FT crew with the sailing community, in the interesting of learning from our experience: All, Fast Tango had a MOB during the CSYC race. For those of you not there, everything is fine, no one got hurt. However, there are some important observations that I want to share with all of you. Adam was our MOB. He went in after spiking the spinnaker for a douse as we were approaching the 2nd mark; we had a full main, and a #3 up in anticipation of the mark rounding. Wind was 25 knots, sea state was a little choppy, but still fairly flat, with about 2 foot waves. Adam was wearing a foam vest style PFD. As soon as I heard ‘man overboard’ I deployed the MOM unit. This is the older MOM unit, and not the brand new Dan-Buoy unit on board for the Mac races. The spar buoy inflated, as far as I know, the horseshoe buoy did not. While this was going on, the crew were attempting to douse the spinnaker, which had been tripped. The halyard was not coming down, and we were moving downwind away from Adam at 6-ish knots. Initially, I thought the problem was the cam cleat just below the halyard exit, but this was not the case, the problem was aloft. While this was going on, Mariah, a boat on the course behind us sailing under jib and main, pulled Adam out of the water. Ahead of us, Chico II and Scout, who had rounded the next mark, also diverted toward Adam to assist. Knowing he was out of the water, we focused on getting the spinnaker down. We had the guy on the primary winch, and could not grind it out. We sent Bryan to the top of the rig, where he spiked the shackle open. It hit me, and everyone else, very hard, that we were not able to get back to Adam. We were lucky that there was another boat close by who was able to get to him, and pull him out. Per Adam, the crew of Mariah did a very professional job of deploying their Life-Sling, and getting him on board. But, our thoughts were all on a scenario where there were no other boats to assist; what could we have done better? We didn’t do the quick stop maneuver; we expected the halyard to release, and the spinnaker to drop, quickly. When it didn’t most of our focus became directed to trying to grind it down. Of course, by this time, Adam was out of the water, but we all recognized that had there not been other boats, he could have been in trouble, because we couldn’t get back to him. One the way back to CSYC, we talked about what we did, and what could have been done better: We did not hit the MOB button on the GPS. We did not have the GPS/DSC enabled handheld VHF on deck. Justine, who did not know where she could help best, took it upon herself to be the ‘spotter’ for Adam, which is the best thing she could have done. Nice work, and quick thinking, Justine. The MOM unit failed (when Adam reached the inflated spar buoy, and hugged it to take advantage of the additional buoyancy, it ‘popped’, deflated, and sank. We don’t think the horseshoe buoy ever inflated. Knowing Adam was safe, we were no longer focused on getting back to him, but on getting the spinnaker down; while he was in the water, we should have started the motor, in neutral, cleared all the lines, dropped all the other sails, and motored back to Adam, which may or may not have worked, with a spinnaker halyard stuck, and the amount of wind, but it would have been better than sailing away. Our concern was a line fouling the prop, putting us in a position of not being able to sail, or motor, with a MOB to get to. Post analysis of the halyard (by looking at it with binoculars once we were back at BYC) shows there is something preventing the halyard from passing thru the turning block; it looks like there is a knot in the halyard. What I think happened is this: When we hoisted the spinnaker, it filled, and the halyard had to be ground up the last 3-4 feet. My spinnaker halyards have the cover stripped, and the shackle end has 3-4 feet of chafe guard material covering the core, and tapered and buried inside the core, 3-4 feet from the shackle. When we ground the halyard up, the lock stitch for the taper broke, pulling the taper out of the core, allowing it to bunch up around the core, closer to the shackle. (There is about a 2 foot distance between the halyard block, and where the halyard enters the mast, aloft). The odds of this happening are low, but it happened. The odds of this happening with a MOB are even lower, nonetheless, it happened, and is a clear example of how quickly things can go sideways. Moving forward, we are going to do the following: Make sure everyone knows where the MOB button is on the GPS Make sure everyone knows how to hit the ‘panic’ button on the ship’s VHF Make sure the GPS/DSC enabled handheld VHF is on deck, and, everyone knows how to activate its ‘panic’ button. The new Dan Buoy unit will be part of the rigging process; every time we go out, we will rig it to the stern pulpit, when we de-rig the boat, we will remove it and stow below. This will prevent UV degradation, and allow it to function properly. We are going to do more frequent MOB recovery drills. We are going to reconsider, and be much more selective about the practice of closing the engine water intake and stowing keys in the bilge. As it happened, I’d forgotten to do that yesterday, so it was not an issue, but it is something to be considered. We take pride in our seamanship and boat handling skills, yet, in this instance, we exposed some weaknesses. I love all of you, and would hate to lose any of you. Those of you who were onboard yesterday, please feel free to edit, correct, or otherwise comment on this, I’m sure I’ve missed something. Once again, big thanks to Chico II, Scout, and especially Mariah, for the help. With gratitude and thanks, TP
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    Top right corner. Lapsktrake hull. Might be the one the photographer missed from the helicopter...drone congrats! I’d be proud to own that boat!!