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  1. Svanen

    Stars and Stripes Team USA is gone

    Whatever floats your boat. Too bad you only showed him from the waist up, but I can guess what kit he has on below to complete his butch look:
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    Stars and Stripes Team USA is gone

    Horrible publicity photograph. The scowling, crossed-arms, dark-clad, thuggish pose was an incredibly poor choice. Who wants to support people who wilfully look like that?
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    Vintage racing videos

    Cowes Weeks in years gone by.
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    BYC Mackinac - Time to Pull the Plug?

    Bizarre how many posters keep demanding that the OA cancel. What a nanny state world we live in. It is not, and never has been, the RC's responsibility to treat competitors like infants and "protect them" from themselves. Please read Rule 4.
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    Tell me about the 1D35

    That’s your “honest assessment” ... seriously? Come on, you are better than that.
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    BYC Mackinac - Time to Pull the Plug?

    Thank you for posting the link. I don’t follow your reasoning. If you are unhappy with the experience that they are able to offer this year, that’s fine, just don’t participate (as the notice says, full refund should are available for any competitors cancelling by June 30th). But others feel differently... why should they be deprived of the opportunity? FWIW, I congratulate the committee on its attitude: Bravo, BYC!
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    Not so Super Servant!

    You call that a list?! Hah!!! I’ll see your little cargo ship, and raise you a Type 42 destroyer. ARA Santísima Trinidad, ‘The Ship That Died of Shame’.
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    Beer can racing - When to protest or not

    If non-standard restrictions on the ability to protest are imposed, IMO that should be fully disclosed within the Notice of Race .... it’s really unfair surprising competitors with nonsense stuff like that in the SIs, after they have already registered. Cf. Rule J1.2(1).
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    Beer can racing - When to protest or not

    If it happens again and you don’t protest after having given him the warning, this is what he will think: +1.
  10. That article seems to be about small powerboats. I’m unsure how much it translates into sailboat sales (novice boaters are much more likely to buy motorboats than sailboats, especially when little if any instruction is currently available from Sail Canada). Anyway, the salesman they quoted is on crack:
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    Eight Bells Silver Donald Cameron

    It’s strange how that CBC quasi-obituary makes no mention of his first wife Lulu, who was such a presence in Wind, Whales and Whisky and Sniffing the Coast. Why was she written out of his life story? I have all three of those books, plus a copy of his sailing novel Dragon Lady. Always found his writing rather too political for my tastes, but he was a real sailing enthusiast.
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    I hate Yacht brokers

    Right on. What kind of crappy delivery skipper was he, not diligently reviewing the purchase agreement (which had nothing to do with him) to ensure that its contents were communicated to, and fully understood by, both parties to the sale, as well as the broker? +1. The OP has appeared out of nowhere, provided incomplete and one-sided information, and unfairly smeared all brokers. Assuming that any of this shitshow actually happened (I suspect a troll), the OP should take it offline and try to negotiate some mutually-acceptable resolution with the seller and broker. As Bowchow has noted, the amounts involved are small so working things out amicably shouldn’t be all that difficult. However, if he wants to play hardball the OP should privately consult a lawyer so that he can get some reliable advice based on actual evidence ... which is more than this thread can hope to accomplish.
  13. Surely the people of Minneapolis currently have more important things to worry about than rabbit starts at the local yacht club.
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    Marilee for sale?

    Absolutely right. It’s prudent, and realistic, to think of the purchase price as a mere down payment. A quotation from Wooden Boats (1998), by Malmberg and Husberg: A million dollars doesn’t go far these days, does it?! Griff Rhys Jones reportedly spent £500,000 tarting up Undina, and took a bath when he sold her. Hasn’t stopped him from purchasing and lavishing money on Argyll, though. God bless people with the time, money and passion to look after classic yachts.
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    Marilee for sale?

    Agreed. Many sailors would love to own a classic like Marilee, but few have the necessary means ... not only the initial purchase price, but also the running costs (paid crew, maintenance, insurance, etc.). Mariquita has also been up for sale for a while (a couple of years, I believe?). The amusing thing is, the purchase price and ongoing costs of both of the above yachts is a fraction of that of the many characterless, vulgar, large motor yachts that are so popular with billionaires. There is no accounting for taste!