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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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  1. Age will hunt he evil ones faster Lets hope that the souls will haunt them in their dreams.
  2. Our racers don't drink enough

    24 Friday Round the cans each year. 5 bucks for 2 Biers and a Bratwurst. Dirty jokes telling, smartass rules discussions, online raceQS replay, no PC, some 4knSB, Great Racing. Life is kind to all of US.
  3. how long would it take

    “Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.” ― Zig Ziglar
  4. Event Insurance

    You got me hooked. I had a closer look into this. I do not know the site, but if the requirements are listed here https://www.longmontcolorado.gov/departments/departments-a-d/city-clerk/licenses-and-permits/special-events-permits All you need is Certificate of Insurance: 1) Combined Single Limit of $1,000,000; ("This is General Liability. the Limit is pretty low. You should get a reasonable quote") 2) Must name the City of Longmont as an Additional Insured; ("Usually an usual extension for the General Liability Insurance, this should come at no additional premium") 3) If serving/selling alcohol, must include Liquor Liability ("Well, this might be unavoidable - good that this is not required in Germany") Name of Gowrie Group had been raised before. They offer a complete package https://www.gowrie.com/USSailingPrograms/BurgeeProgram.aspx which you do not need to cover those requirements. So all you need is explained here e.g. http://skippersplan.com/sail-canada/water-regatta-liability/ . Hope this helps..
  5. Event Insurance

    Look exactly what type of insurance they are asking for. Probably all you need is: - (General) Third Party Liability Insurance (when you or your team as an organzier hurt/damage a third party - will pay if it your fault or will protect you (legal costs) if you are not liable) - Property Insurance for Equipment you are renting (or rent equipment which comes with insurance) Anything else in regard of insurances should be avoided - those costs usually are not worth the protection (I work in this business, our sailing club does not buy any other insurances). Make sure that you all participants will sign the usual participant letter which would limit your liability (as far as legally possible). Perhaps any club member is a lawyer - get her/him help you. Good luck!
  6. KFC : No Chicken

    In Germany there had been a TV show years ago who deliberately mispeled KFC to KSF which they gave the long title for "Kentucky Schreit Ficken". It was really funny at time - to be translated as "Kentucky Cries Fuck". Now I know that had a hidden meaning ... although I never ever went inside of one.
  7. DDW, could you direct me to the thread that discussed your cat yawl - I am very interested in this. Is this about Anomaly 43? Thanks.
  8. what is it?

    Rigging details regarding reefing lines (Nonsuch example) Why Wishbone? As the front end is higher than the clew it acts as an automatic downhaul. Foot tension applied via the "choker" which changes the distance of mast to front end of wishbone. In the end it will be lighter (but higher than a conventional boom) and the stress induced by a (rigid) boom vang will be eliminated. If you want to have the worst of both try the Wobegon Daze solution... (freestanding and rotating masts)
  9. virtual reality

    You talking about this? Although the vessel is not high-end ed. http://store.steampowered.com/app/656770/Douarnenez_VR/
  10. R2AK 2018

    From our friends at http://www.blur.se/
  11. Shithole Countries

    I just love this thread - bringing light into grey winter days and making me laugh all over. Real life!
  12. Sailplane racing Chile FAI Grand Prix

    Well Rasputin22 you owe us the link to this final version - we surely will take note.
  13. How close can the sails be? (i.e. the "slot")

    I could give you some pics of best looking bloopers which are not flatter than most ... well ok, back to business ... here is one: Anyway, their thrust vector should point in the right direction, which I doubt at some pictures. Or they counteract the side force of the spinnaker, but in the end the induced drag needs to be overcome. This is what probably killed them - when boats sailed faster than the old lead mines permitted.
  14. what's wrong with this picture

    Oh and I forgot, the principle "raced the Chicago-to-Mackinac Island regatta twice, and dreams of sailing obscure parts of the world. She lives in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood with her labradoodle, Juni". This might be where the sailing olfection of the picture comes from.
  15. what's wrong with this picture

    Beware Ed, they will surely add SA to their list: http://ballastgroup.com/media-results You will then find yourself between Sacramento Bee and Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Not too bad...