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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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George Beevor

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  1. RORC Commodores Cup

    As Marko says above; the big budgets in the UK are going on HP30s and Fast40+s and thus on boats that are not going to do terribly well. In the past, other big budgets have gone on quarter tonners which don't fit into the rating band either. Add to that the cringeworthy coverage and it all gets a bit unappetising. The event needs a serious overhaul to survive.
  2. Club Swan 50

    If opining on boats we have never sailed (and are highly unlikely to) is out then SA is going to die a death.
  3. Soccer or sailing?

    I once lost my sunglasses overboard in a Corby Cup. We finished the race and then went and found them. They're still in daily use.
  4. One desgin offshore races

    Please can you introduce me to the people who are racing J80s offshore?
  5. Farr 40 Worlds - Only 6 Boats entered with 3 weeks to go

    It's really only SA where anyone still gets a little semi over any sort of Farr. The rest of the world has moved on. They're in the fallow middle ground between a money wins fleet (otherwise frowned upon in this parish) and being high end club racers.
  6. Really Clean? That would accomplish a lot. Piss off everyone and make the club spend money on lawyers. They will all look at you and say, "what are you doing to promote racing?" I simply threaten to stand for a committee. That usually puts them back in their box. The last thing they want is me on the House Committee
  7. We have exactly this problem at one of my clubs. The facilities are first class, probably the best in the UK, certainly the best I've seen. However many of the more prominent members (prominent because they spend the weekend sipping pimms in their blazers rather than being out on their boats) whinge that the sailing wing doesn't make a profit. It is not only the sailing that fills the bars and the dining room, it also brings in the new members, sells the parking fees and creates the prestige that the stuffed blazers crave. Still, gives me something to moan about I suppose. We have exactly this problem at one of my clubs. The facilities are first class, probably the best in the UK, certainly the best I've seen. However many of the more prominent members (prominent because they spend the weekend sipping pimms in their blazers rather than being out on their boats) whinge that the sailing wing doesn't make a profit. It is not only the sailing that fills the bars and the dining room, it also brings in the new members, sells the parking fees and creates the prestige that the stuffed blazers crave. Still, gives me something to moan about I suppose.
  8. One desgin offshore races

    The best you can probably do in southern England is JOG where there are usually half a dozen Sigma 38s in class 5 and half a dozen J109s in class 4. For the inshore races there are up to eight Impalas in class 6. Not OD ofcourse but probably as close as you'll get I'm afraid.
  9. Melges 40

    Its the degenerates like myself on this site who are the majority who make it possible for people to race these boats. Mr Boat owner gets long haired slacker to trim jib and bang daughter and race his sexy fast expensive boat. Mr Slacker gets to go to cool regattas, bang owners daughter, tell us all how cool he is for banging owners daughter and racing cool boat. It is a perfect system. Everyone is happy. Owners daughter won't be happy with a jib trimmer
  10. Star Sailors League Nassau coverage

    Where is the coverage?
  11. Fast 40 on a budget?

    Is Invictus involved?
  12. Fast 40 on a budget?

    You know it's SA when the word 'Farr' gets bandied around entirely against any rhyme or reason.
  13. Club Swan 50

    Me too. They're just not special anymore. (but just as expensive)
  14. Club Swan 50

    Why on earth would you want to do that?
  15. new Pogo 36 - any intel?

    It won't try and kill you. The guys I sailed the 30 with had just moved on from a J111. They had it two years and did an Illingworth Challenge (Cowes-le Trinite-Cascais) and a Fastnet as well as 2 years JOG and a J-cup. The 111 was ludicrously fast but constantly trying to buck them off and the interior had collapsed at least once. The Pogo on the other hand is as stable as any platform I've sailed on.