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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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  1. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Spadadua 2,252, 16d 4hr 13m 12s, 7,279.7 miles
  2. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    ~13 miles between 1st and 2,250th
  3. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Holy fleet compression Batman.
  4. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Forgot to set the alarm for the start of this leg and ended up sitting nearly head to wind for many many hours. Been playing catch up... poorly.
  5. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Spadadua - 10,067th, 6,425.6 NM, 20d 19h 49m 48s Thank you!
  6. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    and.... coming up fast, here comes Mom on the outside...
  7. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Spadadua checking in. The position Spadadua is currently in is entirely the product of semi-blind luck and a lot of traveling with little time to fuck up things that are actually working. No worries true leaders, I'm sure the Spadadua will soon work its way back to its usual mid-SA Fleet position... Also Mom, talk about banging the corner! Holy crap! Seeing you up there is someone intimidating. Like a bomb about to drop through the fleet.
  8. Maritime Lawyers in New England

    Pat McAleer in Beverly, MA. http://www.sealaw.org/patrick-o-mcaleer.html Great sailor to boot.
  9. opti's (sic) rule

    One last thought... in the US between Optis and college double handed racing in mostly light air, many bigger kids are left a bit out of the mainstream. My son is 6’, 145 lbs. he is 12. And much taller than all of the instructors and coaches who are in the area. All of whom are accomplished college sailors. No more opti for him. All the kids his age who are crazy into sailing are sailing Optis. He is probably going to try and race Laser radials against 16 year olds this summer. Sailing is ridiculously rich in variety. It is difficult to strike a balance between one design and opening the door to a much broader experience and set of opportunities. Kids I taught to sail 25+ years ago have gone onto to evererthung from the Americas cup to Volvo ocean racing to puddle ducking in cat boats. None of them were Opti gods.
  10. opti's (sic) rule

    With a reasonably intelligent purchase of middling price, with one set of spars and one good racing sail, a opti racer can win most regattas. The insanity only kicks in at the very very top of a massive massive global fleet. Anybody in a local or even regional regatta going to those extremes is certified nuts and almost surely not getting value for money.
  11. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Why not. Maybe a distressed aramid laminate set of drapes or a throw cushion.
  12. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Screwed the pooch on the hitch west and got completely out of phase. That’ll learn me. Back to struggling for the mid-fleet award (there is one right? Maybe a shitty sailbag?) for me.
  13. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    mom, your spot looks great. Nice call on the edge of pressure. Sucks balls a couple hundred miles west of you.
  14. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Also, I think the frigate ran aground.