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  1. ISAF RRS, But Not As You Know It

    Oh My - I just the rest of it - what there is of it were they all drunk and just went to sleep? I hope so
  2. Bad Ad - Caption Contest?

    ok boys the thing is the Japanese know how to sail - they have been sailing for thousands of years there is at least one national Japanese sailing racing magazine (Kazi - IIRC) - there may be a couple more. they had an Americas cup team some years ago (not so good admittedly) and have raced worldwide for many years they also have an very unusual sense of humor - I don't read Japanese, so I don't know what they meant here . but they may have been trying to make a point plus if you ran this ad in English in Nebraska - well, how different would the reaction be?
  3. Jeremy Clarkson's BBC contract DTS???

    ok - I say fire all the guys and girls on the new BBC top gear and start over with Katie Nolan or have Jeremy bring her on to new top gear - actually I like the later idea better, I think
  4. ISAF RRS, But Not As You Know It

    Oh - My - Goodness clean you claim to be a lawyer - wtf? I could not get thru the definitions before I gave up. "Finished A boat has finished when she is over the finish line or when she goes to give assistance Over a line A boat is over a line when part of her hull breaks the line. Race A boat races when it sails to start, leave the marks on the required side – rounding any as may be required to complete the course in a prompt fashion – and get clear having finished. Sailing the course A boat is sailing the course from when she break the start line after the start signal, until she has finished." English - it's not just for breakfast anymore!
  5. Best Airline - LA to Italy?

    Dickwad? OK humpty dumpty lets try this again what does "uniformed" mean? what does "option" mean? and what together do they have to do with choosing an airline for international travel?
  6. Best Airline - LA to Italy?

    one of the things about Venice that is different from the old days is iPhones and gps & google maps what was once an adventure in local navigation, is now just a glance at a phone I like it better, less arguments with spouses about which way?, but kinda takes a bit of adventure out of it, and you don't stumble onto that pretty hidden courtyard if the gps phone is telling you exactly where to go /hijack
  7. you're prolly thinking F-117s that was after BB-G's time in the UN
  8. Boutros Boutros-Ghali DTS at 93, society for appreciation of funny names deeply saddened he was head of the UN in the early 90s during the Yugoslavia break up and Rwanda genocide - so, well done there. but what could he do anyway? - send solders from Thailand and Bolivia with blue hats to look at it?
  9. Best Airline - LA to Italy?

    "and what does "uniformed option" mean anyway?" "Stachel gave a pretty good definition upthread." don't apply for any editing jobs
  10. Best Airline - LA to Italy?

    Have fun PB - and it's all up to Mrs PB, but 4 days in Venice might be a bit much. you will be jet lagged and will miss a day or so, so that's fine, but still. but if you fancy a one day detour when you leave Venice stop at Verona - - tell mrs PB it's where shakespere set romeo and julet, and has a well preserved roman coliseum too - then grab a taxi to the top of lake garda (riva del garda) - it's a sailing mecca
  11. El Nino El Schmeno

    hoping for a miracle march we are on local water around here
  12. one of the problems here is that most of the IJs are back marker hacks, just because someone bothered to go thru all the IJ training does not mean they actually understand what is going on. and the good IJs will tell you so too that's why the good ones are worth it for a class to fly them halfway around the world for a world event. have a local event and use local IJs? - well, you pays your money and you takes your chances. Plus if an IJ has experience with keelboats, they are probably not qualified to judge dinghy events. And if they are dinghy guys they are probably not qualified to judge skiffs or multihulls
  13. Hornet Porn - Marine Corps style

    "The Italians and the Turks both had 104's and I intercepted both. The Turkish guys were actually practice bombing at the time. You'd think it would be the worst bombing platform in the world." never could figure out how or why the Germans used the 104 for ground attack - can't carry much, and very aerodynamically dirty too, even with the weapons gone the ejector units are still there
  14. Best Airline - LA to Italy?

    "That's nothing mate. I've flown a minimum of 80 RT flights per year for the past eleven years. No one has the qualifications to give anything other than an uniformed option" -first liar doesn't have a chance- old Marine corps saying... that being said, be specific - 80 RT flts per yr? domestic or international? what countries? -- coach, or biz/first? the original question was So Cal to Italy - got any experience with that? and what does "uniformed option" mean anyway?
  15. "This post is hidden because you have chosen to ignore posts by random. View it anyway?" remember guys - there is an ignore feature ahhh...