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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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Everything posted by NORBowGirl

  1. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Your logic is off You'd accept a cancellation, but also says it would be in nobody's interest. In that case, I don't understand how you'd accept a cancellation. To accept a cancellation, you must feel that it would be in somebody's interest to do so. Ok, I'm just splitting words here, but just wanted to comment that I don't get your logic. I would NOT accept a cancellation, but for personal reasons. It's my winter hobby to follow the race!
  2. Of course the current rules should be obeyed!
  3. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Haha Actually, the cockpit is just called cockpit. The English word.
  4. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    We call this a pilot line. But I think "mousing" is a funnier word, I'll try to make it the new standard
  5. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    I found the thread for it now, got some more details there
  6. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Aha! That was new to me, I've only used thinner sheets and sails, in light conditions What happens with the halyard, is it placed somewhere to add weight?
  7. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Can you explain to us not native in English what "mousing" means? If I had to guess, using my imagination (instad of googling, that's so boring): It's something that looks like something typical mouse-like behaviour. Like hiding, and sticking the nose out from a hole in the wall. Kind of sneaky, in and out. So mousing a halyard would be to pretend to prepare for using it, to confuse another boat. I'm pretty sure that I'm wrong. It would be covered by the rules of sportsmanship, right? Up here we also have mouse metaphors for female body parts, like you English people use computer parts, joystick....for male parts. So all in all, pretty funny for me to read about "mousing a halyard"
  8. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    It's out now. Scallywag in a little breeze, Akzo doing pirouettes right behind them in a windhole....
  9. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Ahem. Not all. They have some fans here. I'm one of them. But I guess you have made your opinion and just interpret all you see to support your own view. No worries, that means you're normal. But you're wrong
  10. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Guess the baby made a world record in burping, after that!
  11. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Just like I predicted when the team was announced: they will be the most entertaining team They don't have a sponsor, they have an owner. So it's not for selling any products
  12. FP: Another “tumultuous relationship”?

    I've been looking all over the Front Page for this article, but found nothing. Facebook should be FB, not FP! Grrrrrrrrrrr. Who says "Facebook Page"? it's not a Paaaaaaaaaage. Anyway, according to FB he's still engaged and all.
  13. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Well, at least my part of the world is preparing for the Chinese invasion! If you visit us, you can pay with your local methods. Union Pay (they have outnumbered Visa) is available in most places where tourists go, and Alipay is also just introduced. But it’s been a lot of work to implement this, and I’m happy to be leaving the payment industry in a few weeks All right, back to sailing.
  14. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Ok, so they had to take the offshore YM, not ocean?
  15. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    It's also part of the yachtmaster training, I think?
  16. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Maybe Antigua Race Week has changed since you did it....but anyway, I did it last year and we didn't really need a compass. There was one distance race, around the island, and since you could see land all the time we didn't need to navigate much. The other days were racing around the cans. Which we also could see most of the time. So yes, any idiot can do it with a hand bearing compass
  17. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Early? They're almost half way around....and as others have said, they can change between the sets at their own will, they don't have to stick with them for the rest of the legs. Altering a little between the sets seems fair enough. They won't exhaust them during this leg, with the exlusion zone and all...
  18. Good news, someone's recovered my lost spinnaker.....

    Cause it was stupid to use a blue tank in the water. And we don't have professional lobstermen here, it's purely a hobby where they are allowed to fish maybe 10 lobsters, during a three week period every year.
  19. Good news, someone's recovered my lost spinnaker.....

    If you could identify the owner......I guess you'd have a case against them Haha, I remember one time we got the line for a lobster pot stuck in our rudder. The plastic can it was attached to, was blue - not an ideal colour - it was very difficult to spot. The lobster pot owners must put their ID on the cans, so that the fishing police (I don't know who they are but some authority is in charge of this...) can check that they do everything by the books. They are only allowed to fish in their local area, for example. We were pissed off, so we cut loose the can and took it with us, and dropped it 200 miles away (we were on a long delivery), way off of this local lobster fisher's designated area (and no current could have gotten it there of course). Hopefully he got in some kind of trouble...we felt evil, in a good way.
  20. A case against colored lines?

    Have you tried to tie the halyard really tight around the jammer? So that it can't be dropped very easily (unlike a cleat, which is obviously a quick release)? (main halyard seldom needs to be released in a fucking hurry, so it's safe to do it). This kind of keeps the main halyard out of the equation for anything happening fast, and you'll have more time to discover something bad about to happen.... I make a pretty big knot with it, and it can be a little annoying if the wind keeps changing and the main halyard constantly needs to be adjusted...but since I know what I'm doing, I also sometimes skip the knot Doing the knot was learned by matchracing, when sails come up and down really fast and in a DS37 the boom is also dropped with the main halyard, so people really can get hurt if it's unintentionally dropped. Personally saw a girl breaking a tiny bone in her back from this kind of mistake All in all this shows how pit is actually not the best position for a newbie - like many seems to think.
  21. Good news, someone's recovered my lost spinnaker.....

    Why sadly? Secure your shit and don't lose it into the ocean. If you do lose it, you pay for any damages. Seems about right to me.
  22. Good news, someone's recovered my lost spinnaker.....

    Intent shouldn't be an issue. Surely doesn't matter for the fishingboat.
  23. A case against colored lines?

    We tie the main halyard around the jammer, for 2 reasons: to avoid it being accidently dropped, and to avoid it from gliding. I agree on the coloured lines. Not that every line need to be a different colour, but at least SOME colours. On symmetrical boats it's also very nice to differ the guy and the sheet from each other, when both are in use. It's not that they HAVE to have different colours, it's just a little easier and can prevent mistakes. And why on earth wouldn't you want that. Having all the lines in one colour sounds anal.