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  1. Svanen

    No more "Members Only" at my Club.

    That approach is very sensible.
  2. Svanen

    No flag, no foul!

    I don’t know random and am unable to say whether he sails, let alone races. I do feel confident in suggesting that he is not a certified Judge.
  3. Svanen

    No flag, no foul!

    Not this nonsense again.
  4. Svanen

    No more "Members Only" at my Club.

    If that’s so, then references ought to be acceptable from reputable non-members. Restricting new membership to those who have been known for >X years by three or four existing members suggests an exclusive (in the true sense of that word) ‘old boys’ situation in which the slightest hint of diversity is unwelcome.
  5. Svanen

    No more "Members Only" at my Club.

    Royal London Yacht Club, he’s talking about you.
  6. Svanen

    Letting go of tiller, cookies ensue.

    Your information is correct, but please be aware that it’s just a kludge (i.e., not a substitute for accurate steering by an experienced helmsman backed up by a competent navigator).
  7. Svanen

    Chicago Mackinac Race drowning

    Shades of Tom Wolfe's The Right Stuff, chapter 1: Sure, we're all ultimately responsible for our own individual safety. But that doesn't mean that an apparent mechanical failure is unworthy of proper investigation. The failure to preserve critical evidence, conduct a thorough, professional investigation and publish a detailed report looks really bad on all concerned. The fact that the fatality occurred on a recreational vessel is no excuse for the 'couldn't care less' attitude (contrast it to this, this or this). We should expect better from any first world country.
  8. Svanen

    Samuel Kahn

    What happened to Philippe Kahn’s son? He was briefly famous (well, within the sailing world) for winning the 2003 Melges 24 World’s at age 14, and there was talk of him going on to compete in Olympic sailing; but since then he seems to have faded away entirely. Must be almost 30 by now ...does he still race?
  9. Svanen


    What is the answer to Christian’s question? Are shirts available to RORC members?
  10. Svanen

    Are Mount Gay Rum Hats Cool?

  11. Svanen

    The Spirit of Sailing - Elvstrom

    Not to take away from Mr. North but surely “The Pope” is another Paul (Henderson in this case).
  12. Svanen

    Is tempesta cooll?

    Pittsburgh. I thought everyone knew that!
  13. Svanen

    Defending an existing PHRF rating

    What was the result?
  14. There will always be people who believe that their popularity with strangers can be enhanced by wearing the "right" apparel. That conceit is essentially the foundation of the whole Swiss watch industry, which cynically "builds dreams" based upon "beautiful and useless product(s)".
  15. Svanen

    Is 'All pink on the outside gear' cool?

    Sounds like a really fun boat to crew on ...