trimfast

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    NASS Race to Oxford MD 9/7/19

    Yesss! Now I just need to find a ride.
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    New Hugo Boss Spotted

    Speaking of things they need to fix, they could have at least painted the bow pulpit black too.
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    PHRF rating class range. who decides

    One would think, those in charge of the race would notice these things.
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    PHRF rating class range. who decides

    It seems to be more on the Club these days with them trying to create racing classes which are even numbers, rather than following a rating rule precisely. You can see races where one boat which normally fell into A1 residing in A2. For instance, the Columbia 32 rates 66 which A1 was always up to 69, for the EYC Boomerang, it was the scratch boat in A2. Although, there is also another anomaly in the Boomerang Race. The Seascape 27 which rated 90 wound up in A1. Not sure how that happened, but nonetheless, still holds water as an example. Another example, AYC WNR, has a boat which rates 108 in phrf 2 (although not normal A0-A2 nomenclature). In accordance with PHRF Ches Bay, http://www.phrfchesbay.org/page/rules/class_splits A2 should be 72-108. If AYC was following the PHRF guidelines, then the 108 would be in PHRF 1 with the boats that rate 72. For Screwpile A1 was -33 - 39, A2 45-69, A3 75-90. Then, there is the silly decision of classes like the 105 which rates 87, always winding up doing the short courses of the event such as EYC Boomerang, when there are slower boats doing the long course. So ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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    suck my balls

    I still cant believe the fuss people have over language. Who cares. Everyone has a different vocabulary. I could literally blast you using "proper" language and words above most peoples common lexicon, but that would be fine because it wasn't curse words. That is insane. It is the same with the people who are grammar police. Question 1, did you understand what the person said, even if it wasn't grammatically correct? Yes, than who cares. There are far more important things to actually give a damn about, and these two are not them.
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    Annapolis "Performance" Sailing - No More-ish!

    That is what were talking about.
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    New Hugo Boss Spotted

    Certainly may be. Would help docking instead of the coffin drivers seat. However, surely not ideal if shit hits the fan in the southern ocean completely exposed.
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    New Hugo Boss Spotted

    No tiller? What’s his back up if auto pilot completely shits the bed? Don’t go near that thing at the start! Press of the button will never equal tiller speed in a crash tack etc.
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    New Hugo Boss Spotted

    So boats rigged for the most part, where are the foils?
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    46th Annual SMCM Governor's Cup

    Ajax, I certainly wasn't calling you out directly and apologize if it came across that way. Just merely venting as others always say the race sucks. We as a collective, need to do more was more what I was going for.
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    New Hugo Boss Spotted

    Is it me, or are the terminals for the deck spreaders right in line with wetted surface drag if the boats not on foils?
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    46th Annual SMCM Governor's Cup

    Instead of complaining all the time, how about some positive feedback and ideas. What would you want to change? Why you would? Does Smcm need to address issues? What should they do? Besides that, have you asked if your have done enough? Do you rent housing on campus? Do you know they have a pool and might be able to open it? Do you know it’s a great family place with fj’s and kayaks for the family after racing. With anything, it’s what you make of it. St Mary’s is a glorious place. Yes it’s in the middle of nowhere, but that’s why it’s appealing. After the race, enjoy that solitude with crew and family. Stay off the grid from Friday until Sunday. Enjoy the comfy chairs in the library looking at the water. Sit on the second deck of the boathouse and relax with a drink. Take a tour of historic. Walk around campus. Remember, the two closest things to campus is the Door and Cooks. Plenty of ways to get some beer and sit on the waterfront. Or, drop a car off in advance it’s not that far from Annapolis. If you don’t stay until sunset on Saturday, then you’re missing one of the best things. The school is hamstrung with when the race can be. It has to be between when the students leave and arrive back. That gives the housing option. Regardless, the weather has been anything from 0-25 in every direction over the years. That’s sailing, so stop complaining. In closing, you have to remember this is the same thing going on with every race on then bay. Screwpile numbers are abysmal compared to just 10 years ago. Participation is down, period. Continual bitching does nothing, everyone needs to help if we want it to survive, yet alone thrive. There are four years until the 50th. I would to see it hit major numbers again. Just my opinion.
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    46th Annual SMCM Governor's Cup

    Chancellor Pt comes out a hell of a lot further than one would think.
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    Why did the Farr 280 flop?

    Interesting article if you never saw it. https://sail1design.com/s1d-class-profile-farr-280-vs-cc-30/ For me, the 280 doesn't seem as a much of a step in improvement over the Farr 30 for the price difference. Secondly, the C&C came out overweight and not significantly better/faster than the Hendo 30 or Melges 32. Sure the thought of a new one design helped drive both, but realistically they were not going to be near as successful as the Melges 32 or Farr 30 ever were. However, we may never see another one design boat over 30 other than J take off in as many numbers again, as the sport does not seem to be going that way. Even if you wanted to consider the IC37, it doesn't fit the mold as it's club backed. Sure the j70s are everywhere, but considerably smaller than the 280 and 30. Time will tell, and I remain hopeful, but as of now I'm not seeing it:
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    Sydney 38 in Annapolis

    Last time I saw her was at Port Annapolis on F or G Dock, can't remember. Believe it is still there.
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    Sydney 38 in Annapolis

    So with this boat being nice or crackpipe deal, what about the two 125s for sale in the classifieds for over $315k?
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    Musto?!

    Most clothing isn't actually worth the price. For instance, you can get 3 layer gore-tex fabric for $25 a yard. When you figure in wholesale prices of the fabric, plus labor from China, there is no way that shit should be worth $725.
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    Cableless code 0 design

    The one we had on a 28 foot sport boat was a cableless one that was launched and retrieved just liked the asym. However, it was a sail modified to fit our boat, not necessarily a perfect fit.
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    Things the crew brought on board

    mini duffle with a set of clothes is fine. What I am talking about is the duffle the size of a week trip.
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    Things the crew brought on board

    Well if you don't like beer that's your prerogative.
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    Things the crew brought on board

    Every time I see someone bring a duffle bag onto the boat for a fucking buoy race it really grinds my gears. Emergency Pre Race Beers help lighten the boat. When bringing beer, Aluminum cans are 17% lighter than glass bottles, and can't fucking shatter.
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    jib sheets/ deck upgrade

    My preference is Enduro. Cover better than Maxi Pro. If I had unlimited budget, NE Polytec would be my choice.
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    New imoca boats

    True, but not necessarily against a class. But cautiously optimistic.
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    New imoca boats

    Was thinking this myself. After seeing all the latest versions with a winning designer, it feels like a considerable gamble.
  25. These are just the people that got caught. For decades, sports and other activities have had this in other ways. Coaches paying kids to go to their school. Moving families to different towns to register in their school etc. Pay to play is more widespread than anyone truly knows the details of. Sports teams give scholarships to people to play which some would have never made the admissions standards otherwise, yet most turn a blind eye. If they only gave scholarships based on academic merits alone, the college sport scene would be vastly different. Frankly, I am not shocked one bit that this was occurring.