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  1. I am pretty sure that most of the British competitors that are on the RYA squad put their club down as RYA. I am also pretty sure they wouldn't waste any money being a member of a club until they were no longer RYA. On another point, I pay my RYA membership willingly each year. The RYA stands up for grassroots and leisure sailing in the UK. It disappoints me that part of my cash will go into the pockets of World Sailing. A waste IMHO.
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    how fast is it?

    Because any Oppie dad will tell any 10 year old "that is the best place to sit in the boat".
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    Smeg Fan Club - Front Page

    Oh, those Aussie girls...
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    Sydney to Hobart 2017

    But not Cathy Freeman?
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    Sydney to Hobart 2017

    To true. I was involved when Bear of Britain protested the fleet at the RORC easter challenge in 2005(maybe). They went round the wrong mark. It was clear which mark was correct. They wrote the course down wrong. So they tried to get away with it by getting the whole fleet binned knowing that nobody was prepared or bothered to argue against them. Apart from me. There were easter eggs at stake. Protest thrown out. No change to result. Kept my head down for a while then got plenty of nav and tactics gigs after word went round.
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    Sydney to Hobart 2017

    That is pretty much how I see it. They started to bear away to duck them. They could have protested or not at that point. but WOXI should have held its course at that point but they tacked. Tacked into the other boats water. Its I clear if Comanche had held their course and speed a collision would have happened. Then Comanache would also be in the bin for failing to avoid a collision. Poor all round by WOXI. The real shame is the armchair sailors bleating about it is not a penalty and the result should not be changed. The problem the protest committee will have is if they correctly apply the rules and DSQ WOXI they CYCA will get the flack and the high profile Oatley family could have a hissy fit.
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    never fuckin' mind

    If I had a mind to rent pigs, I'd be mighty upset. A man that likes to rent pigs won't be stopped.