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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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  1. Ŵhat I found is that as people. they are generally ok Same as general population. The disconnect occurs on the water where for club racers this is their racing universe. and for us one-design/away regatta racers this is our practice ground. We come with better speed and usually a better understanding of rules, strategies and tactics. Unfortunately, you will get into some situations with club racers where they are sticking to antidated rules and interpretations. If you keep your ego in check, and understand that this is only a practice race, everything should be fine.
  2. Fair enough. I've tried instigating a rule 69 procedure before, and it's not easy. Context : Club racing with one design start where a phrf non one-design insisted on starting and racing with the one design fleet. All I say, is that it's easier to bring this to your YC board attention so this individual gets sanctionned. Apart from clear breach of conduct in an interantional event, it's difficult for a protest committee to take sanctions under this rule. Having said that, the dude certainly deserves it. Also, I concur with 222. I believe you were in the wrong.
  3. HTFU Nancy. Keep rule 69 stuff for on the water. On the dock incident...just report it to your Board of Directors at the same time you hand in your man card. Post a diagram of the incident as your description is convoluted.
  4. When in doubt, let it out...the sheets that is...
  5. +1. If there's breeze, just wait for a lull. For the dude/chick on the deck, keep your hands wide apart to keep control of that long noodle.
  6. There's a few of those in my neck of the woods. These things are absolutely fugly. IMHO...
  7. Go sail a STAR and get back to me. You'll never miss flying a spinnaker again. Up here, in 0-8 knots we beat Etchells, J30, J24, J29, J27, etc.
  8. Get a STAR. You won't need to turbo anything on it. It's an absolute PHRF killer in anything under 8 knots.
  9. As a skippy they could be fun. As a crew, they are absolutely painful...
  10. I concur regarding the crew. It's tough to race competitively these boats with a crew of 5. Always training new people. Also, if racing is your thing, although the entry price is relatively low (i.e. initial boat purchase) the upkeep and sail turnover is bloody expensive. A genoa is around $2500 usd. It competitive life is around 25 hours. For all sorts of reasons, I believe you get better bang for your buck with the J22, and it's a much better design.
  11. Burling is as gansta as it gets. Did not blink once. Well done.
  12. Jeezus buddy, there's a whole section dedicated to AC on this website. Etiquette...learn it.
  13. I concur. And to keep things consistent here, it's not part 3, but rather section C (of Part 2) that equivocator. should have been referring to. 33242 had almost the perfect approach to this kind of start.
  14. +1
  15. Well, you learn something everyday. Thanks for reaching our to an IJ for clarification.