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  1. jack_sparrow

    Route du Rhum 2018

    Time penalties have evolved from a time when there used to be only one penalty and that was DSQ. Some races now even select sections of a race course where time penalties apply and the balance of the race course they don't. For instance the start line and some distance from it where there is a higher probability of an infringement occuring. This is essentialy done so minor infringements don't give rise to participation being discouraged. The RdR goes one step further by allowing restarts for the same reason. The problem for juries is unless the time they select translates into a place(s) or standing of the offender being changed there is in effect no penalty. In instances like this where they use "on water" penalties it is not hard to imagine a situation where the "on water' time penalty given ultimately proves insufficient at race end with no change in standings and so no penalty being imposed. To avoid that maybe there is a case for juries either being given more discretion or revert back to the old days of the only penalty they can impose is DSQ? Luckily in this case the infringement occured at the end of the race course and the jury was able to select a time that produced a change in standings.
  2. jack_sparrow

    Route du Rhum 2018

    Thanks for that info.
  3. jack_sparrow

    Route du Rhum 2018

    And the hits keep on coming.
  4. jack_sparrow

    Route du Rhum 2018

    Comments like this on this thread are getting more bizzare by the minute. No protest has been lodged, no Jury has been convened and no evidence has been presented at this point.
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    Fuel polishing in Van Isle

    I'm thinking there are greater forces at play. Like how does Santa gets all those toys into individual stockings down below when he can't even fit down the chimney?
  6. jack_sparrow

    Route du Rhum 2018

    Maybe those handwringing on both sides would be better employed first reading the Notice of Race and secondly in conjunction with the facts. If nothing else that will save a lot of wringing.
  7. jack_sparrow

    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    Yes Stan's telementary reconstruction for the Jury scared the fuck out of everyone. Was more acurate and compelling evidence than that which can be derived from any vid of the incident. The vids however convinced the couch potatoes.
  8. jack_sparrow

    Route du Rhum 2018

    I gave you some slack...you didn't take the hint.. so now you have moved me into the territory of saying who gives a fuck what you think.
  9. jack_sparrow

    Route du Rhum 2018

    So your prerequisite for anyone providing negative commentary you don't like on a participant in a sailboat race is they first have to be a competitor in the same race. Do you really think that is reasonable? PS. You probably haven't noticed during the process of concocting this nonsensical spectator philosophy of yours is that I'm a big AT fan.
  10. jack_sparrow

    Route du Rhum 2018

    Fuck you can't make this shit up..what is it with this guy plowing into stuff? Fuckin slow learner.
  11. jack_sparrow

    Route du Rhum 2018

    There can be more breeze in close compared to standing off, you won't know that unless you go in and take a peak. He did that and got bogged.
  12. jack_sparrow

    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    The irony of the 100' Oatley Hour is if it wasn't for a Channel 7 cameraman onboard and helicopter overhead (plus a Rolex film crew in another) the result from the protest room last year may have WOXI as the current record holder.
  13. jack_sparrow

    Route du Rhum 2018

    It is this
  14. jack_sparrow

    Route du Rhum 2018

    In last year's VG both Le Cléac'h and Thomson had exactly what you have a B&G H5000 but obviously play around with the advanced features more than most. Transducer inputs are probably more important than the course computer and where they put a lot of effort in getting those right, particularly on a foiler.
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Current observations on the north side are less than 10kts from the east so compression time coming up.