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  1. 9 points
    This is awesome.... bar room brawls and resisting arrest .... It's about time these people acted like sailors... No Witty..?
  2. 7 points
    I'm not sure why everyone is defending the sailors here (and I know two of the people involved). The story says that a fire alarm went off, in that case everyone is required to leave the premises. I think this goes for Anytown, USA, not just Newport. It sounds like people wouldn't leave, maybe it was Cape and his party, maybe not though it sounds like he told a policeman he wasn't going anywhere. One of the reasons everyone is required to leave is so the Fire Dept. can access and assess the building to re-set alarms, they want it evacuated in case there is a fire. I don't know how the rest of the world works but this sounds like a reasonable request. It also sounds like there wasn't a full compliment of police there when this started, the story states that the full watch was called to take care of an escalating situation. What happened with Cape and the policeman is surely up to debate, the cop probably tripped but in any case it sounds like he was trying to move Cape out of the area by grabbing his arm. I don't think there's any puffed up cop stuff going on here, Bowens has brick sidewalks that are uneven, I've seen plenty of people trip on it. The fact that another sailor then jumped on the policeman seems like a pretty good reason for the cops to say "enough is enough" and get the group out of there. Newport cops generally don't over react, they see way more out of control drunks on a summer weekend than most towns in the country and for the most part deal with it pretty well. Just because sailors often end up in this "boys will be boys" type of situation (and I've been in more than enough of them and been to jail because of it) doesn't mean you have to trash the town or the cops. I've never been in a situation where I didn't later say "well, I guess this is really my fault", the cops aren't looking for confrontations, they try to mediate them. In this case, Cape didn't want the mediation, nor did Coppers. Now giving them a slap on the hand by having them pay restitution to kids, what exactly is wrong with that. The broke the law but won't have anything on their records if they don't repeat the behavior in the next year. There's no back room wheeling and dealing as to where the money goes, most of the fines in Newport go to charities. Admittedly, they got off easy with intervention from Brad and the Mayor (maybe) but what kind of stink would you guys be making if they got fully arraigned and had a permanent record? All they had to do was walk out of the building and there would be a whole lot of nothing going on. Get over it and think about what you would have done if you were in either the cop's or Capes shoes. I know I'd blame myself for not listening to a cop before anything else.
  3. 6 points
    Sorry Officer, just upholding the age old traditions of ocean racing. Capey rocks!
  4. 6 points
    Knew something was missing. Just couldn't put my finger on it.
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  6. 4 points
    Yep. Every single one of them.
  7. 4 points
    Its nasty business and despite the capricious attitude of the Trumpsters, this may well prove a turning point in the general publics mind on the US being a lapdog to Israel. Never mind the awful hypocrisy of the Jews now running the concentration camps and butchering children and unarmed people.
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  11. 4 points
    yesterday on our way into portland.
  12. 4 points
    No I think Harry's real name is Hewitt.
  13. 4 points
    You want a hole Tom, you got it!
  14. 4 points
    Also you could find out which year dogs were given as trophies at Cowes week.
  15. 3 points
    Seems that a lot of good designs never get the traction required to make a big impact. There are exceptions such as the Aero. I suspect one thing missing in some new programs is the marketing side of things. Aero seems to have this figured out. Look at the effort placed by Dave Clark with regards to the UFO in terms of marketing and look at how many UFO's are being sold. For Dave it sure helps having Steve Clark as your dad to help avoid some of the well known pitfalls. As for the VX Evo is sure looks like a nice boat and I couldn't agree more that just getting out and having fun on the water is as much a part of sailing as racing. To me, however, it seems that the marketing side of the Evo program is lacking. I know about the Evo only through Dinghy Anarchy.
  16. 3 points
    We were certainly better off before Hairdoo's daddy rewrote the constitution in 1982. Uhhhhh and where do I get one of those stickers? My 5KSB needs one as well Actually, the word "Anarchy" literally translates from ancient Greek to mean "Without Rulers". The whole "social anarchy" thing is bullshit because not having possessions violates natural law. You own your body, for example. You get to do what you want with it. Nobody gets to tell you what you can do with your body. It is the most basic and intrinsic piece property you own. From that comes your time and labour, which are also intrinsic to your body. You trade your time an labour for money which you can then trade for goods and services. It's all pretty basic and simple stuff. It starts getting complicated when you start involving society and how much of your "body" you should have to give up in order to maintain society (a conversation I don't really feel like getting into). I have always really loved this image. Super interesting topic and a great thought exercise but I find discussing it on the interwebs (and in person) usually results in a shit flinging contest.
  17. 3 points
    I stopped by Sage today, spoke with Gail. They're still making the 15 and 17s, but the new boat is a narrow-beam 16 footer with open deck, somewhere between a drift boat and a luxury canoe, possibly with a cat sail option. It has a gorgeous hull shape, they've tested it extensively. Dave left, I guess due to creative differences, but it's obvious they still think well of him, he's a driving force for those micro cruisers. They had a 17 on the floor that was waiting to be finished. And a 17 and a 15 cat in the yard. My take is that Gail is committed to extending the capabilities of Sage, and she has no intentions to scale back. She's learning advanced composites, and she's way more hands-on than any captain of industry I've ever seen. Sal hit paydirt when he found that woman ... she owns one of the biggest sport knife companies in the world, and she's in the boat shed with resin on her hands building hulls.
  18. 3 points
    As much as I am not sure about the color, that boat does look to be properly sorted in terms of neatly flaked sails, no crap on the back, generally tidy and shows a level of seamanship not always apparent in this thread. I admire that.
  19. 3 points
    You can guess this cool boat. From a distance it looks like a one design or racing class from a bygone era. Gorgeous on a mooring. But, not an old boat. That Spirit of Tradition theme,.... Names a good clue. A boat like this is for extreme hedonism. Ayuh, you know what it is. Spirit 46 (46' loa), which is all of 9'3" wide and weighs 10,000. We have nothing on the Brits when it comes to classic boat design and world class craftsmanship.
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    A piece about honesty and integrity must seem like a foreign language to you, Dum Dum. I'm not surprised that you don't like it. The Pride of the GOP is a perfect role model for you. Teach your kids to be like him, to match his fidelity and integrity.
  22. 3 points
    I'd be OK with no discards.
  23. 3 points
    Based on the above results here are the overall standings. With the 3 boats still racing given their current positions. I really should have changed Appendix A and gone with no discards........ DNC = 79 Rank Boat Name Leg 1 Leg 2 Leg 3 Leg 4 Leg 6 Leg 7 Leg 8 Total Discard Score 1 Your Mom SA 1 3 1 9 51 1 2 68 51 17 2 prowler_1-SA 3 13 7 4 17 6 5 55 17 38 3 Breitling_SA 2 12 3 3 9 25 12 66 25 41 4 HKG1203 5 9 2 48 13 5 9 91 48 43 5 Gybe Turkey 6 10 9 12 33 4 4 78 33 45 6 Mongrel 17 4 12 6 15 10 6 70 17 53 7 prettyhatemachine 5 23 6 18 5 13 55 125 55 70 8 Blitzquart 21 2 31 14 19 11 8 106 31 75 9 Yodaman 79 22 10 24 12 7 3 157 79 78 10 Sapphire Girl 6 8 43 1 23 23 20 124 43 81 11 Stufishing_SA 4 1 25 10 52 14 32 138 52 86 12 Iluvitar 79 7 19 20 6 17 19 167 79 88 13 shockwave11 79 6 5 31 28 8 15 172 79 93 14 jahmbo SA 28 14 14 15 10 22 22 125 28 97 15 Lorraine III 20 30 18 7 4 20 30 129 30 99 16 Magool 13 25 22 2 22 43 35 162 43 119 17 Thistle1678 10 32 29 54 16 16 16 173 54 119 18 Malamute 26 40 17 13 11 35 18 160 40 120 19 Golden Rose SA 16 28 24 28 8 31 17 152 31 121 20 Vibroman_SA 15 5 13 22 26 44 79 204 79 125 21 JeSa 32 43 4 32 14 2 79 206 79 127 22 WetHog-SA 8 26 23 27 45 21 29 179 45 134 23 awkwardturtle 41 52 42 21 42 3 1 202 52 150 24 kea.nn SA 27 39 16 23 37 26 21 189 39 150 25 Cambodunum 14 42 27 30 30 28 28 199 42 157 26 Shorty 40 37 30 25 2 41 24 199 41 158 27 Sambaopreis 42 44 8 37 1 40 31 203 44 159 28 hutspot77 12 34 39 34 18 30 37 204 39 165 29 Colomba(Racing) 32 16 21 26 48 33 39 215 48 167 30 Ozzy85 32 55 20 39 29 24 25 224 55 169 31 USA644RAVEN_SA 79 15 34 19 27 39 36 249 79 170 32 A-Squared 19 24 11 38 40 49 41 222 49 173 33 Mudsailor SA 24 17 36 29 47 42 34 229 47 182 34 Dcarr 79 18 15 41 24 19 79 275 79 196 35 spadadua 79 31 28 35 49 38 27 287 79 208 36 rule69 11 51 35 33 79 12 79 300 79 221 37 hschutz 79 56 54 42 7 29 38 305 79 226 38 Me Rongo Rekohu SA 25 46 50 40 25 56 42 284 56 228 39 J2B2 30 20 26 50 44 61 79 310 79 231 40 ON9270 30 50 48 46 20 47 40 281 50 231 41 Gufmiester 79 79 79 8 36 27 7 315 79 236 42 MikeVentura 79 47 45 17 50 48 33 319 79 240 43 GrandbendOnt 33 38 41 49 41 50 45 297 50 247 44 Walkaround 35 54 52 43 39 32 49 304 54 250 45 Davemw 7 35 38 16 79 79 79 333 79 254 47 rider1982 79 33 47 51 32 45 48 335 79 256 48 HikeBitches 36 49 33 44 53 52 44 311 53 258 46 mistered 79 79 79 79 3 9 13 341 79 262 49 Ranbow Spirit II 79 79 79 36 34 18 26 351 79 272 50 Stay Thirsty M 43 31 48 53 58 31 58 52 331 58 273 51 tommmzzz 23 29 46 47 64 67 79 355 79 276 52 cg_ 79 41 40 53 35 64 43 355 79 276 53 grimlin 79 79 79 79 21 15 10 362 79 283 54 Swamp Rat 79 21 56 11 64 63 79 373 79 294 55 Wing it 38 11 44 45 79 79 79 375 79 296 56 m2for-SA 18 19 32 79 79 79 79 385 79 306 57 RIGO 9 27 51 79 79 79 79 403 79 324 58 jesus 79 79 79 79 38 34 23 411 79 332 59 SailingMyCubicle 39 36 37 79 79 79 79 428 79 349 60 Samsonite SA 34 53 49 56 79 79 79 429 79 350 61 TeamSatisfaction 79 79 79 79 60 46 11 433 79 354 62 KMan2K7 79 79 79 79 79 37 14 446 79 367 63 Divided Sky 79 79 79 52 55 57 54 455 79 376 64 Hamachi SA 79 79 79 5 64 79 79 464 79 385 65 razcaillou 79 79 79 79 43 54 51 464 79 385 66 wpbeardsley 79 79 79 79 54 51 46 467 79 388 67 ThijsK 29 45 79 79 79 79 79 469 79 390 68 Patman 79 79 79 79 79 36 47 478 79 399 69 She Wolf 79 79 79 79 59 55 50 480 79 401 70 Sandpipper 79 79 79 79 58 53 53 480 79 401 71 the-love-boat 22 79 79 79 79 79 79 496 79 417 72 Localdog 79 79 79 79 57 65 58 496 79 417 73 Dirty Sea Rag 79 79 79 79 46 59 79 500 79 421 74 Eau Gazeuse 37 79 79 79 79 79 79 511 79 432 75 Fry 79 79 79 79 79 60 57 512 79 433 76 puckhead 79 79 79 79 56 62 79 513 79 434 77 CaptainSENer 79 79 79 55 79 79 79 529 79 450 78 Team False Racing 79 79 79 79 79 79 56 530 79 451
  24. 3 points
    Thanks IB. I have worked in jobs where dealing with chaos, destruction and death weren't unusual. That experience helps you understand that life is short and often ugly. It also helps you to develop a black sense of humor to help you cope. I feel that I can just sit around and be depressed and angry and then I'll just be a depressed and angry person with some serious health issues. I would rather be a happy person with a few more problems than some and less than others. For example if the doctor says that it isn't so bad yet but I might not want to buy any more green bananas or buy young wines, then I will be happy. Why? Because then I can plan on having some closure, making apologies, saying goodbye, etc. Not everyone gets a warning and leaving people hanging can be traumatic to those left behind. I have had to console parents that unexpectedly lost a child to an accident or suicide. They never had a chance to say goodbye, to tell them one last time that they loved them. That's not fun at all. To me, my attitude isn't isn't morbid or pessimistic, it certainly doesn't change the future, it's just practical. It's all about how you frame it. That works for me, we all need to find what works for our personalities, there are many appropriate options.
  25. 3 points
    Thanks for the support guys. Sorry about the tracker. I set the SPOT up to only update every hour because it is annoying to look at the track on their website and see a ping every ten minutes. Having replayed the race on the Kattack website however, I now see how the ten minute thing would have been better. Huge props to Russell Brown for creating Jzerro. She's a real sailing machine and happy to be pushed hard while remaining safe. Never had a single moment of anxiety. Good times indeed.

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