EYESAILOR

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  1. EYESAILOR

    dutch ac entry

    Fantastic news if it can come together. Where does the money come from? Brunel doesnt have close to the resources to make even a small contribution. Akzo Nobel and Tienpont have a shaky relationship at best. In terms of the super rich, its a relatively short list : The Heineken family (beer ) , the Brenninkmeijer family (retail) and the Van Der Vorms (shipping and then investments) + a few mere billionaires. Plenty of big corporates : Unilever, Royal Dutch Shell, Phillips, Banks and Insurance, SHV etc ?? ABN Amro and Akzo sponsored Volvo entries but have any other large dutch corporates sponsored sailing?
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    I agree with your useful comparisons with the demands of F50 racing in the GP series vs how they were used in the AC. Insightful. Oh wait....comparisons with the AC? Jest kidding. I do agree with your point about the increased importance of maneuvers and Im genuinely glad to see you get a tad excited and analytical about the Sail GP series . Cummon, admit it is going to be some fun....with plenty of successes and fails for us all to analyze.
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    Damn! Really? You think that his name in real life is not PL? You are probably right again. Great insight.
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    AC75 vs F50 and Maxis

    Yes. I say.....show theses heathens the way....put your money where your mouth is.....you should refuse to make any further contributions to this thread and only comment on the multihull thread. You would have my full support.
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    Since the content and location of this thread is so upsetting to Mf.....perhaps he could go here and talk to himself
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    AC75 vs F50 and Maxis

    There is a thread on this topic. It would welcome your contribution
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    Coolboats to admire

    I chose my words carefully when I said "most likely". Its a bit more complicated than I can do justice on a short post on SA. First of all the spectral filter in your natural lens changes with age. A new born has a virtually transparent lens with very low optical density...and is very susceptible to short wave length (UV) light. As you get older, the healthy lens yellows and the optical density increases, absorbing some UV and reducing photo reception. Kids have better vision than we do in so many different ways.....and you cannot put sunglasses on them young enough. Seriously, when you bring those adorable grand kids sailing, hand out kids sunglasses. Secondly, you are right. Things have changed. Years ago , the replacement lenses (we call them IOL for Interocular Lens) had low optical density and exposed the eye of a typical middle-aged or elderly patient to much higher UV than prior to surgery. However IOL have been available in widely different spectral filters for a while. It is unlikely (but not impossible) that a surgeon would provide you with a spectral filter significantly lower than your natural lens today. There are many considerations that will go into selecting the right lens for each individual patient. Either way.......you should be wearing sunglasses long before you need cataract surgery and you should continue wearing them after surgery. Before I sign off on the subject and return to much more interesting topic of cool looking boats.......remember to choose your eye surgeon carefully and thank them afterwards. Although cataract surgery is an increasingly common procedure, it is also a procedure that requires a great deal of skill. For those that do it right, it is extremely rewarding work. The hugs I get from patients who cannot believe the improvement in their sight makes it all worthwhile. Thrilled to hear that Bob has 20/20 and I bet he is loving it.
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    Coolboats to admire

    Bob.....Congratulations on your cataract surgery. I hope you are already enjoying your renewed sight. As some have figured out from my handle, I do a fair amount of cataract surgery. It is always good advice to wear high quality sunglasses, especially when sailing. However this advice is no different before or after cataract surgery. The new lens will most likely provide higher UV protection than the natural lens that went before it. Trov, if your father was not the sunglasses type of guy then it is certainly good that your doctor used all her persuasive powers to encourage him to wear sunglasses. Skilled surgery can remediate cataracts but the sun can cause other damage to the eye including macular degeneration that is not good news. So please all sailors, wear sunglasses.........I would prefer my friends preserve your sight into old age and not need my help. And Bob......that includes you. You look very cool in sunglasses.
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    Ask Mfluder, I am afraid I dont have a good answer to your question. World Sailing would agree with you and defines all Olympians as Category 3 professional sailors. But according to mfluder But before you challenge him, you need to remember that he is never wrong.
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    Amateur sailors that compete at the Olympics include Ben Ainslie, Peter Burling, Blair Tuke, Nathan Outteridge, Tom Slingsby, Ian Percy In contrast Professional Sailors that compete in the AC include........
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    i touch myself

    I never thought I would be agreeing with Random on a thread, let alone saying "Thank You" But just to prove that there is an exception to every rule. Random....thank you. (but that wont stop me giving you hell in the next thread )
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    i touch myself

    Hey......I'm giving you immediate and clear feedback! Dont like it? Yeah, that is generally what happens. Teddy...Im serious here. Its very hard for a woman to give that feedback AFTER someone has said something inappropriate (in your case) or done something inappropriate ...because the usual response is denial or "hyper sensitive B1tch". How rare is it for the perpetrator to fess up and admit "Hey yeah....what I said (or did) was out of line. Im better than that"...."what can I do to make you feel okay about calling me out on it?" Most of the time, the woman feels like shit for calling someone out. I might be the exception because I have a tough hide and I can hand it out when I need to. But honestly even with me there have been moments in my life when I have been cringing inside at certain moments (when I used to operate at a hospital) but there just was not the opportunity to call it out. I would come home exhausted after work because of the insensitivity of certain colleagues. It was just tiring having to deal with chauvinistic, insensitive BS. I can deal with it at work....but sailing should be a refuge where women can relax with good friends who we can trust.
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    Since Beau is doing the photography, I assume this is Nathan or Tom's team doing the testing? Stunning photography. They seem to have a much more level flight than the AC boats. Is that a monitor mounted on the wing? What are the panels on the transom?
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    i touch myself

    This!!! Unfortunately there are people like this in sailing and in the workplace. They are a minority but they pollute the atmosphere on a boat and at work. A sub culture of men who excuse their behaviour by telling us that men hitting on women is hard wired into the human condition. Men who somehow think that the only way to find out if a woman is interested in them is to grab or pinch. If the woman is offended then it is her responsibility to give the poor guy (who is only trying to show his interest and propagate the species) clear communication? No way. Anyone who thinks like this is off our boat in a heartbeat. The men , real men, who sail with us know how to inquire if a woman is interested in them. At the regatta party, ask her for a dance. On the boat, ask her out for dinner. Tell her you like her and would like to see her again. Pinching my ass just tells me that you are a weak loser! Maybe you meant well Teddy, but you seriously need to change the way you look at the world. Offensive behaviour is not any less offensive because the woman did not feel in a position to call him out. That would excuse Harvey Weinstein and what he did was inexcusable.
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    i touch myself

    OOO, Its simple. If you are seeking flawless, good luck to you. Honestly, my advice to any woman who thinks she has met a flawless man or any man who thinks they have met a flawless woman is.... ........Run a Mile! Can you imagine trying to live with flawless? Some societal changes have made life more difficult for my husband. Saturday Night Live has now made it impossible for him to say "I like Beer"....which puts my husband in a very tough spot. But I am sure he will survive and press on with life somehow. He has flaws and I have flaws. He lucked out with me because he can spend as much time sailing as he likes. I have long ago accepted the money he lavishes on the other woman in his life (a vintage air cooled Porsche). I like all of his beer drinking sailing and car owning buddies and they like me. He will occasionally acknowledge a misdeed and offer to sleep on the couch (men always seem to joke about sleeping on the couch and I think half of him wants to tell his buddies that he ended up on the couch) but I have always declined the offer. Because every morning when he makes the coffee, I am waking up with the man who loves me. I know that sounds trite in this day and age....but you get to an age and a length of time together when you just acknowledge that you are lucky. I met my husband through sailing. So sailing has been good to me in more ways than one.