Recidivist

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Recidivist last won the day on October 10 2019

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    sailing, building sailing boats, cruising, racing, day sailing.

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  1. Recidivist

    McConnell's Hands.. WTF??

    I posted this on another thread, but it probably belongs here ... This morning at the local markets I saw a bloke (about 70+ yo I'd guess) whose legs were that same almost black colour - and it was clear that he started out life as white. One leg appeared to be developing an ulcer. Both legs were swollen, but not grotesquely so. His arms were also swollen (especially above the elbows) and appeared to be darkening as well. It looked awful and painful, but he was bright and cheery, and apparently quite fit because he was lugging around an inordinate amount of gold as a necklace and wrist bracelets. I wished he had worn long trousers and a long-sleeved shirt and covered it up - my breakfast threatened to make a reappearance.
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    A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words

    This morning at the local markets I saw a bloke (about 70+ yo I'd guess) whose legs were that same almost black colour - and it was clear that he started out life as white. One leg appeared to be developing an ulcer. Both legs were swollen, but not grotesquely so. His arms were also swollen (especially above the elbows) and appeared to be darkening as well. It looked awful and painful, but he was bright and cheery, and apparently quite fit because he was lugging around an inordinate amount of gold as a necklace and wrist bracelets. I wished he had worn long trousers and a long-sleeved shirt and covered it up - my breakfast threatened to make a reappearance.
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    Scattering ashes at sea.

    So far, my younger brother and my mother. Probably soon my elder brother. Lessons learned - stern to the wind, ashes off the bow. Otherwise, transom eddies result in ashes coming back aboard! Double-enders may be different!
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    Aussie Government blow it (Again)

    Jack, that link is dated 1 April 2020. At best it's 6 months out of date - at worst it was a bogus April Fool article in the first place. Other than that, if it was true, it was unacceptable. If it's STILL true, someone needs a good kick in the nuts.
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    Australian Sailing

    (p)irate, you quoted astro, so I saw his polite request for information about the non-AS international yacht race. Happy to provide some context. The year was 2007 and the Darwin-Ambon Race was still suspended due to the religious violence in Ambon. The owners of 2 boats wanted to go anyway, but one boat couldn't get insurance for Ambon. Instead, they agreed to join with the Sail Indonesia Darwin to Kupang Rally, but for the 2 boats Australian Maid and Helsal 2 to race under IRC handicap. I skippered Helsal. To the best of my knowledge, this is the only time the race to Kupang was run - the following year we raced back to Ambon again. Also, for many years, the Darwin Ambon Race was conducted by Dinah Beach Cruising Yacht Association, a club that is not affiliated with AS. I also co-skippered Helsal 2 in that race in 2008, teaming up with Bill Rawson, the previous owner of the boat. I did that race a number of times, sometimes organised by Darwin Sailing Club (AS affiliated), sometimes by Cruising Yacht Association of NT (affiliated I think) and sometimes DBCYA (unaffiliated). Any further questions? Perhaps astro would like to regale us with his extensive experience in blue water yacht racing that allows him to cast aspersions on others?
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    Australian Sailing

    I skippered a large boat in an international yacht race that was a "grudge match" with one other large boat that was very well sailed. There were about 100 cruising boats sailing the same course - we raced each other for a dozen bottles of rum. We abided by the RRS (of which both competitors were completely familiar) for pre-start manouvres, then once we had both cleared the start line we never came into close physical proximity again for the 500+ mile race. Absolutely no problem. Is AS going to revoke my ability to race in "sanctioned events" because of this? Of course not, they didn't know anything about it - so why threaten to do so? Fuckwits. See BOI Guy's 3rd point!
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    Insurance query - how is write-off treated?

    Good point - I hadn't considered that!
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    Insurance query - how is write-off treated?

    Thanks - this is pretty much what happened in our case also. It's odd that they want the trailer valued separately for the policy ...
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    Australian Sailing

    Oh fuck, you are making less sense than normal. I gave up on you as Random, and I'm giving up again.
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    Australian Sailing

    More than 2 decades dealing with the concept of Parliamentary Supremacy - you may have to look that up, but you are dead wrong again. And I read the article, you didn't need to quote it in it's entirety. That one should be aware doesn't mean that one must not do something that is different. Have you ever tried "thinking out of the square"?
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    Australian Sailing

    If you are addressing this towards me, I'm afraid your generalisation fails by almost 5 decades of giving time on club committees, race committees, protest committees, membership of MNAs, training (both juniors and adults), coaching, measuring, course setting, race management , providing my own boats to assist with running events, maintenance of rescue boats and shore facilities and even cooking BBQs for competitors. So GFY. I have also raced many, many times in events conducted by clubs that are not affiliated with AS, and assisted in conducting such events. What I do with my time when not involved in "affiliated events" is no business of AS and I have made my view on that perfectly clear over the years. AS is the servant of competitors, not their master, and it's high time they started to conduct themselves accordingly.
  12. Rob Hanna had no problem, and neither did Matt Allen.
  13. Still an excellent boat though. Def one of the fastest and best set up offshore capable TP 52s in the country. The broker will likely be very busy, for a short while!
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    Australian Sailing

    Maybe I'm slow, but can someone explain to me how and why AS claims "ownership" of the RRS? As I see it, the RRS evolved through the sailors themselves, probably through their delegates the national bodies to a large extent - but that's the point - the national bodies are the delegates of the competitors, not a higher authority invested by God with the power to rule the sport. One cannot clothe oneself with authority - it must be devolved. If the competitors rule themselves (as they did initially) and delegate the role of rule rule setting to their national authorities, the power to make rules still resides with the competitors and they can withdraw the delegation to bodies like AS or WS anytime. So how do AS come to claim that they "own" the RRS? Genuine question ...
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    Covid Misinformation Time-Outs

    While I don't necessarily disagree with your first statement, it's drawing a long bow to say that it follows that there is no real information. I think there's plenty of information and knowledge about COVID out there to assist people to protect themselves (assuming you live in a country that believes in science) and on which governments can base public policy (assuming you live in a country where the government recognises science). There are also malicious and/or ignorant people spreading bullshit, for whatever twisted reason that I don't understand, and I applaud Clean stomping on that - would that your president adopted the same approach.