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  1. A Cat Worlds Sopot

    Legs aren't long enough to be from Sopot.
  2. A Cat Worlds Sopot

    I wasn't there - but I've been there!!
  3. A Cat Worlds Sopot

    Three pages of in depth analysis of a modern A Class and not one word about the chicks. You blokes must have been walking around Sopot with your eyes shut.
  4. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    I was doing the race results after a twilight race a few years ago and when I announced the winner, as he approached to take his bottle of Club sponsor product, I heard him say "I've been waiting three years for this". Then I knew that we had a problem!
  5. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Go into the race results pages of any of the Clubs and you will get a handle on the ratios of PHS/AMS/IRC handicaps and ratings. This may come as a shock because you currently think that your PHS handicap is too high, but RMYS boats are generally favourably handicapped against RYCV and HBYC boats which is why many of the RYCV trophies are won by boats from your Club. You know that you are sailing your boat well when your PHS number is higher than your AMS number. Stop comparing your PHS number with the boats in Sydney - that is completely not the way that the PHS system works. By resetting the handicap each season back to the "Class Mark" for a given design you will skew the results for the first half of the season. The way to avoid having to do this is for boats from different Clubs to race against each other regularly in events such as Club Marine Series, Lipton Cup and Festival of Sails.
  6. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Absolutely correct.
  7. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    No surprise really,running out of worthwhile competition to race against here on this puddle. So whats next in Coombsys sailing adventures? Adams10?
  8. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    SYC as the new holders of the trophy have cooked it up to suit their own agenda without any consultation with the other Clubs. The NOR does not comply with the Deed. The event is invalid. why would you give a shit these days Dave ?Yeh I don't but I will call out bullshit when I see it. So what is SYC going to do when racing is abandoned on Sunday due to excessive wind? They have no provision for re-sail, another epic fail on their part along with writing the NOR to exclude certain boats to ensure that SYC could cover the rating bands that they wanted to.
  9. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    OK,so you're from the rapidly sinking RYCV who did the same for ten years. Any less biased opinions? OK,so you're from the rapidly sinking RYCV who did the same for ten years. Any less biased opinions? Unless you have been masquerading as a Club Captain you don't know jack shit so fuck off you idiot.
  10. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    SYC as the new holders of the trophy have cooked it up to suit their own agenda without any consultation with the other Clubs. The NOR does not comply with the Deed. The event is invalid.
  11. Containers at sea

    All they need to do is to increase the free board of container ships and require all containers to be kept below the gunnel .. There is no reason that the individuals should be paying for the costs which arise when shipping failures impact upon them. They won't do that because it will increase the vessels Gross Tonnage. All sorts of charges to the ship's owner are calculated on the Gross Tonnage.
  12. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Because there are plenty of the race formats that you have asked for available. RYCV only runs two W/L club races in the whole season, the Navy League and the Harold Ward. That suits the majority of our members who sail boats like Diamonds, S80's, Archambault's of various descriptions and Adams 10's. We are not going to design a whole summer program about what one boat wants - but it's not my circus anymore.
  13. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Spoken like someone who had a BFD. You got that right. race 1, start 1 where at least 8+ boats were OCS, so instead of thinking Hmmm, gee wiz Wally, you rekon the lines a bit short, Nah Dickie lets just throw up the Black Flag for the race 1, second start. Just plain lazy and could not care less about the competitors after all, its all about the ROs here down south. Don't believe me, just read the Sail-World article, its all about the "magical" ROs. Yeah whatever. So the CYC will be using it to determine the results of the Sydney to Hobart?
  14. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    The overall winner has always been based on IRC as the premier (read world wide) measurement system.
  15. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Spoken like someone who had a BFD.