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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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    Sailing, Chess, odd sailboats.
  1. Where are they now? - Retired America's Cup Boat

    I think it was a combo of being a early build and lack of ability to build Carbon fiber of that size in that era. Say what you want about 1987 and 1992 runnings, they had a LOT of people wanting to sail in those regattas.
  2. I've had it with Rhode Island - Where to go?

    With software there is always tele-commuting. Florida, GA, Charleston, NC, and the bay area (As in VA/MD) is really all good. NC has a ton of sofware companies, but they are all about 1 hour inland at Triangle Research Park.
  3. Syd-Hobart Yachts, Where are they Now?

  4. Syd-Hobart Yachts, Where are they Now?

    Here a random question. In reading about the 1998 race, I enjoyed the odd name of Foxtel Titan Ford. What is that yacht doing these days?
  5. Where are they now? - Retired America's Cup Boat

    I never knew they made a wooden IACC boat.
  6. Where are they now? - Retired America's Cup Boat

    If It the one I am thinking of, it was one of the first big cats, and sailed with the 1983 transpac and then some later ones. Bob Hanel was the skipper IIRC. It had a issue in ...99 I think? They had to use their EPIRB....
  7. Where are they now? - Retired America's Cup Boat

    Jayhawk is in Wichita Kansas in the Downtown area by the river. This is not my photo, but I can post a bunch of photos if people want to see it.
  8. Syd-Hobart Yachts, Where are they Now?

    From the Report Never said it was the only cause, however to say that it was not a factor is just plain wrong. I tired skipper using a GPS producing wrong information due to the Sat issues caused the yacht to go in the rocks. Of course, if the skipper used other methods it would have been avoided, just as it would have been avoided if the GPS was giving correct info.
  9. Syd-Hobart Yachts, Where are they Now?

    I recall this, as it was used as a example in a non-sailing training about GPS and it limits. Due to how the orbits worked, there was only 3 sats high enough in orbit, and two of them where so close together that they might as well been one sat. Thus with only 2 readings, GPS loses accuracy, and there was other GPS users (was a construction site IIRC, perhaps a tunnel) actually stopped construction earlier that night due to errors.
  10. Foiling Monohull - what would it look like?

    Would love to see the AC teams to shock everyone and go "Just kidding" and have a 70-75 foot box rule standard monohull but it looks like we are going with these odd boats.
  11. A big project!

    Two things coming from someone who has really only sailed in small boats who are not wood. 1. Some of that construction is just massive 2. It is a work of art.
  12. there be pirates in the north sea

    Thanks for posting this.
  13. Commanche should have leebowed Wild Oats

    Wild Oats XI wasn't a cheat, they honestly thought that they did not break the rule. They where wrong. Now they where idiots not doing a 720 since it was by all means not a clear cut case, and the Jury took it as a serious matter, as a collision between two highly powered supermaxi's may very well result in serious injury or death. It is also a shame that such a great race will be remembered for the protest and not the great race. Congrats to Ichi Ban in their overall win.