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  1. BOI Guy

    Prada Cup

    Look at it another way, how could both boats take a penalty for ocs?
  2. BOI Guy

    Prada Cup

    Totally agree, prada would have gone early, Ben should have ducked, looked like he was going to then changed his mind.
  3. BOI Guy

    The UK Variant

    How ethical is it when you deliberately withhold treatment for half of your patients?
  4. BOI Guy

    Prada Cup

    Most opti sailors would know you are not going to be given room inside at the start mark, what made Ben think he was special?
  5. BOI Guy

    Adding wind sensor to WH mk3 autopilot

    Pretty much my first thought too, plus you get remote control too.
  6. BOI Guy

    Prada Cup

    Covid 19 Update: Statement from America’s Cup Event Ltd As a result of the Government announcement of a Level 3 lockdown in Auckland, initially for 72 hours, the next scheduled race day on Wednesday has been postponed and the event village will not be open to the public during this time. America’s Cup Event Ltd will be working with the Authorities and relevant agencies over the next few days to work through the ongoing ramifications.
  7. BOI Guy

    Polynesians an education

    Got a free trip to OZ, where would you rather be right now?
  8. BOI Guy

    Order of Vaccination

    So the human race got through the first couple of million years without vaccination, how come it's now the only way it will survive any longer?
  9. BOI Guy

    Anchor Geekdom

    So in 10m water you going to swing nearly 200m circle, must piss off the neighbors.
  10. BOI Guy

    head like a hole

    "We knew that we were going to have a hard manoeuvre going round the top, that we needed to go around that mark. In the biggest puff of the day that was the only direction we could be going." "When we did get round the top ...we didn't quite manage to get the rudder through that turn. On the [TV] replays you can see the rudder sink [and] at that point you don't really have any more control over the foils at all. "No amount of minimum flap is going to bring the hull back down at that point [and] you're just waiting to see if you can get any grip on that foil at all to cushion the boat on the way down." "flight controller Andrew Campbell"
  11. BOI Guy

    head like a hole

    You do realise the boat had a fucking great hole in it before it tipped over? It wasn't going anywhere no matter what they did to the runner.
  12. BOI Guy

    New sail order headache

    38% by my calc. Excess weight / quoted weight 20.6-14.9 = 5.7 5.7 / 14.9 = 0.3825 That's getting a long way from the quoted weight.
  13. BOI Guy

    Australian Sailing

    Why is that the further you go offshore the more anchors you need?
  14. BOI Guy

    Australian Sailing

    What a pity we are not allowed to take full responsibility for our own safety when going sailing.
  15. BOI Guy

    Australian Sailing

    The following is from the NZ regs, I imagine the OZ stuff is much the same, why do we then have AS and YNZ sticking their noses in so much? Why do they seem to think that they have this massive liability that they want to avoid, I see that the more they involve themselves the more potential liability they have. Or is it that they have inescapably become rampant bureaucrats and can't help themselves? Its definitely not helping grow the fleets. A conspiracy to make sure only the fat cats can afford to enter a race, and so get the dish? Making sure those pesky weekend warriors don't show up in an old Kiwi boat and embarrass the hell out of them at the prizegiving? or even worse a boat they owned 20 years ago cleaning up their latest bling Compliance with these safety regulations is the responsibility of the owner and skipper. D 2.0 SKIPPER’S (MASTER’S) RESPONSIBILITY, CREW RESPONSIBILITY 2.1 The safety of a yacht and her crew is the sole and inescapable responsibility of the skipper who must do his/her best to ensure that the yacht is fully found, thoroughly seaworthy and manned by an experienced crew who are physically fit to face bad weather. He/she must be satisfied as to the soundness of hull, spars, rigging, sails and all gear. He/she must ensure that all safety equipment is properly maintained and stowed and that the crew know where it is kept and be trained in its use. 2.2 10 The Maritime Transport Act 1994 states that the master of the vessel is at all times responsible for the safety of the vessel, the safety of those on board, discipline on board and for complying with all maritime rules, regulations and bylaws. 2.3 Neither the establishment of these safety regulations and their use by organising authorities, nor the inspection of a yacht under these regulations in any way limits or reduces the complete and unlimited responsibility of the skipper. 2.4 It is the sole and exclusive responsibility of the skipper of each yacht to decide whether or not to start or continue the race or voyage. 2.5 Skippers and crews - the Maritime Transport Act 1994 states that it is an offence to operate, maintain or carry out any other act involving any vessel or maritime product that creates an unnecessary risk or danger to persons or property.