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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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  1. Thistle Drizzle for President!

  2. Eds SC-33 Anarchy 3

    yes, sad, indeed. gary has done a great job with that program. the mighty muffin will live to see another day!!
  3. Eds SC-33 Anarchy 3

    just fyi - sc33 the mighty muffin, with a rating of 120-something, blasted a rock this weekend hard and was taking on water. all safe and sound, dont know how much damage was done. they retired from racing round the county and are back somewhere tied up ready for repair...
  4. Eds SC-33 Anarchy 3

    also, i take that back they all are the worst in the country...
  5. Eds SC-33 Anarchy 3

    dude, phrh nw is probably the worst in the country. muffin knows people....
  6. Eds SC-33 Anarchy 3

    MUFFIN FOR PRESIDENT
  7. Eds SC-33 Anarchy 3

    HAHA! Yes.
  8. PHRF Blows

    The older I get the more I realize this to be true. Of course the 'horses for courses' rule applies but in general an all-around race boat is fairly treated by PHRF and I've done it enough to have a qualified opinion here I hope, after many boats and lots of years. I find your posts to be informed and insightful; reminds me of the old days of SA before all the keyboard wankers showed up. 3 seconds, 9 seconds... the rating seldom adds up to "the difference" between who got to the first shift and had better boat handling. The complaints come from the back of the fleet guys with a dirty bottom, shitty sails and a red flag on their backstay who are looking for reasons to feed their ego after not having spent enough time racing boats they can learn to sail properly. I frequently race Lasers in the interest of eliminating these variables. truths
  9. PHRF Blows

    I've done RTC a number of times. I would vote for the wind range addition to PHRF. RC picks the wind range used for the day. It worked in Grand Prix last year and got Neptunes Car a win in race two; I raced on Smoke in the IRC class for that regatta. And yes, OD racing is where it is at. We currently have the strongest J/24 fleet in the country and are hosting Nationals in a few months. Get in there buddy!
  10. PHRF Blows

    I agree. I like the wind range thought. Works well in other rating systems.
  11. Ker 56 Varuna

    Why didn't they bring the lazy sheet over the boom for that letterbox? Way smoother.
  12. Sydney 36 Moulds for Sale

    rad boats
  13. Team NZ

    Im still a big fan of dalts
  14. Team Vestas grounded

    I have done a several distance races in exotic water that was unknown to our team (mind you, nothing to this extreme). And in my opinion, while it certainly is always up to the skipper to be on point, it does ultimately come down to the navigator to be directing. But, that is just me.. It will be interesting to watch the rest of this unfold. I'm wishing all the best to Team Vestas. What a shitty thing to have happen. -Weatherly J.