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  1. EastCoastHustle

    Around the Vinyard Race. Ok to use your engine?

    The issue I see here is that engine usage should be penalized substantially more than one minute per minute used. In this particular case, motoring perpendicular to rum and away from danger was also motoring towards better breeze in a drifter. A circle itself would have taken over 15 minutes. completely agree that the wording is poor. There needs to be a more well defined and fair system.
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    Around the Vinyard Race. Ok to use your engine?

    I understand the rule and it’s applicability. The extensive shoaling southeast of the island presents a substantial challenge for those unfamiliar with the area. My point is that the Committee’s decision to penalize only 15 minutes during a “drift” leg of the race which took almost 4 hours is poor judgement. The penalty should be substantially higher. Also seeing @ryley comment on TOD vs TOT. I thought this was odd as well. Would expect a race like this to be scored TOT, though something like ORR-ez is probably the best low cost solution for a race like this with substantially varying conditions.
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    Around the Vinyard Race. Ok to use your engine?

    The fact that boats were penalized only 15 minutes is complete BS and no surprise out of the EYC race committee especially when one of their most high profile members was involved. We watched moneypenney drop headsails, motor in the direct of the mark, and reset sails. Saving themselves at least 30 minutes of time. Why not just turn on your motor and catch up to whoever the competition is if the penalty is only 15 minutes.... By imposing such a minimalistic penalty, boats which anticipated the current and breeze change (which was very well forecast, ie prepared for the race) and took precautions to avoid the shoal were penalized for NOT using their motors.
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    Can you make a "PHRF cheater"?

    I have also found quite a few errors in the certs, but thats why I like the system better than phrf. I can see in detail if someone is making crap claims when the file for a rating or sailing out of configuration with 5 minutes on my computer. Theres a lot less he said/she said and the corrected changes are clear cut, no arguing over performance gained or lost.
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    Can you make a "PHRF cheater"?

    This is a problem that ORC eliminated IMO. Because all certs are publicly available, its pretty cut and dry whether someone is sailing outside of their declared or measured configuration.
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    Can you make a "PHRF cheater"?

    Not the same. Still don't love ORR, but from my observation so far, ORC has been great and is extremely transparent taking out a lot of the drama and mysteries that go with people questioning whether or not something was declared, changed, etc.
  7. Only seems to become an issue when someone is simply unwilling to accept that it is okay to disagree on some things
  8. No issue sailing with owners that have differing political views. In fact I have no issue with people having different political views in general. It's called being an adult and not a bigot.....
  9. EastCoastHustle

    Stars and Stripes Team USA is gone

    I'd be pretty pissed if I donated a bunch of money towards this campaign. Not to mention the numerous athletes that spent time trying out.
  10. EastCoastHustle

    Question about ORC DH ratings...

    can you post the certs? I'll take a look. It is also possible that one boat is using the standard 1 design rating and they other has been fully measured. There are literally hundreds of things I can think of that would cause this but there is no way to confirm without seeing the certs.
  11. EastCoastHustle

    Question about ORC DH ratings...

    the ORC vs ORCi isn't the difference. What/where are the boats? Their certs are publicly available. There are more than a 100 factors that could cause the difference.
  12. EastCoastHustle

    junior thug life

    Thats a pretty fucked attitude. Praying for anyone that you might have raised
  13. EastCoastHustle

    ORC vs PHRF, how do they compare?

    Huge fan of the transparency of ORC though it is definitely more expensive than PHRF. It is way way more fair of a system in my opinion when run correctly (cough cough, certain events using w/l ratings on distance courses) and is much better at rating different types of boats together (ie sleds vs semi displacement)
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    junior thug life

    maybe my panties did get a bit bunched but it was for a better reason
  15. EastCoastHustle

    junior thug life

    Huston says it’s hurting the sport. You know what else hurts the sport? Bashing on up and coming talent in the next generation for doing something totally normal.