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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  


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  1. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    Christian Dumard predicts an arrival on the 16th or 17th.
  2. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    Looks like engineers will have to deal with new massive loads for everything forward of the mast...
  3. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    If you can understand some French here is an article about the wind generator: https://www.bateaux.com/article/27064/l-histoire-de-l-eolienne-de-francois-gabart-macif It is a Watt & Sea prototype, they call it a downwind generator. Won't ever be available though, blades are VERY expensive.
  4. what is it?

    Didi 29 Retro
  5. Round the Island Race (UK). Sinkings, records and more.

    And the video: https://www.facebook.com/152051348201424/videos/1138672052872677/
  6. mini transat boat - live aboard and first boat?

    Impala ? A lot of boat for the money and decent inside... http://www.apolloduck.co.uk/feature.phtml?id=388398 http://www.apolloduck.co.uk/feature.phtml?id=435400 http://www.apolloduck.co.uk/feature.phtml?id=343508
  7. IRC tweaking

    People say carbon spars are worth it for boats longer than 40 feet, but too penalised below.
  8. 30-34ft cruiser racer

    X332 is a very good boat, as is the Elan 333. The Dehler 33 has won some races as well. JPK 9.60, A31 have been successfull and probably fit your budget. Sun Fast 3200 may be a bit too expensive, but that is a great IRC/Offshore boat. If you are less on the cruisy side, my Projection 920 is for sale http://apolloduck.net/457790
  9. IRC yacht 25/30 foot

    Well I did say earlier max budget is around £20k. HP30 is too expensive.
  10. IRC yacht 25/30 foot

    Well it's my current boat...
  11. IRC yacht 25/30 foot

    Wee Bear is now for sale. http://apolloduck.net/457790
  12. IRC yacht 25/30 foot

    Thanks all for your suggestions. The decision on the Projection has not been made yet, just exploring possibilities for the moment. Budget max about £20k, which rules the J92 (If we could afford to maintain a J92, we would probably keep the Projection). Half tonner... mmm I'll think about that and have a look around.
  13. IRC yacht 25/30 foot

    Too expensive I am afraid. Has anyone raced the Elan 210?
  14. IRC yacht 25/30 foot

    Hi all, I am currently the co-owner of a Projection 920 in the Solent. We might have to sell her in the near future so I have been looking at a low budget racer between 25 and 30 foot to replace her. The programme would be club racing, and possibly a few IRC races like Round the Island, maybe a couple JOGs and W/L local races. So far the candidates are: - Corby 25 - this is probably too pricey but would be the obvious candidate. Rating around 0.940; - Projection 762. Seems to rate between 0.950 and 0.970. Cheap fun boat to race, but the IRC handicap is awful; - 747 One Design. Rates about 0.960. Similar to the P762. From the little information I found online, the IRC seems a bit better than the P762; - Platu 25. Rates around 0.960. Again cheap and nice looking boat but not sure about the IRC handicap... - Adams 10. Rates around 0.990.Seems to be an IRC weapon and cheap. Unfortunately they mostly are in Australia... (I am only aware of Boomerang in Lymington); - Cork 1720. A modified one (with the addition of a roof and stanchions) rates about 0.990 again and is a very good IRC boat. They are really cheap to buy but seem hard to find at the moment. Any other suggestions ? (I am not interested in Impalas or Sigma 33, I am looking at something more fun)