snoopy

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  1. snoopy

    Australian Sailing

    This is what I have been dealing with for some time.
  2. snoopy

    Australian Sailing

    AMS and IRC had happy co existed in Hobart for many years. Until last season when the Australian Sailing rep in tassie changed. This is just a sport/hobby/past time. The politics is not needed. It just wrecks the experience for everyone. Pull your head in Australian Sailing and work in a collaborative manner with the owners.
  3. snoopy

    Australian Sailing

    It did have 24% (ish) of the Tas IRC fleet. :-P
  4. snoopy

    Australian Sailing

    no "civil war" Just a small group of people trying to change the keel boat sailing to suit their own agenda. Who knows maybe it did need a change, but the way it was done has left a lot of people off side.
  5. snoopy

    Australian Sailing

    I have an AMS and an IRC and i don't mind either. What I do mind is the execution of the rules in racing. IRC have gone to the trouble of writing a document to encourage the correct use of the rule. https://ircrating.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/manage_2019.pdf In my opinion this has not been followed and therefore has eroded the integrity of the competition. The main issues I have are the divisons and the courses. The divisions need to be set so there is only 10% between the first and last boat and the Courses need to be a mix of length, angle and challenge. In some cases PHS gives a more competitive handicap than IRC or AMS.
  6. snoopy

    Australian Sailing

    In my opinion that impacts the purpose of the competition.
  7. snoopy

    Australian Sailing

    Handicaps for a recent IRC states comp Does any one know why divisions were not used?
  8. snoopy

    Australian Sailing

    Have a look at this club https://www.cyct.org.au/content.aspx?sl=1474774954 for good info and buy this book https://andrewwilsonphotography.com.au/product/the-shank-tasmanian-anchorage-guide-southwest-port-davey/ I hope to be around the southern half of Bruny/south coast in Jan.
  9. snoopy

    Australian Sailing

    So the club charges for a service that is predominately being provided by an owner, and the owner gets charged as well for the same service? The club should be "selling" itself for people to join, this system sounds like a cartel. If you have a cruising boat and your taking guests out for the day you dont need to go through this pass system.
  10. snoopy

    Australian Sailing

    How does it work when a potential crew person has to "pay" a club to race on a boat at a club? what is the relationship between the club and owner now (contractor, employee)? Doesn't the owner pay to be a member, keep the boat in the mariner of the club, entry fees to go racing now they are stinging the crew to go sailing at that club? getting crew is a hard thing to do. owners and sailors dont "need" clubs to go racing......maybe they need reminding of this. Is there a public jetty near RQYS? pick up and drop off crew. Is there a pub near RQYS? New place to go for a post race drink. https://www.rqys.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/RQYS-Sall-Pass-Day-Membership-Sailing-Social-Version-1.3-27-November-2018.pdf
  11. snoopy

    Australian Sailing

    https://s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/piano.revolutionise.com.au/site/chk8jjxiq9uwayjc.pdf
  12. snoopy

    Australian Sailing

    There is no hope. What a mess. Disappointing.
  13. ARTHUR: Old woman! DENNIS: Man! ARTHUR: Old Man, sorry. What knight live in that castle over there? DENNIS: I'm thirty seven. ARTHUR: What? DENNIS: I'm thirty seven -- I'm not old! ARTHUR: Well, I can't just call you `Man'. DENNIS: Well, you could say `Dennis'. ARTHUR: Well, I didn't know you were called `Dennis.' DENNIS: Well, you didn't bother to find out, did you? ARTHUR: I did say sorry about the `old woman,' but from the behind you looked-- DENNIS: What I object to is you automatically treat me like an inferior! ARTHUR: Well, I AM king... DENNIS: Oh king, eh, very nice. An' how'd you get that, eh? By exploitin' the workers -- by 'angin' on to outdated imperialist dogma which perpetuates the economic an' social differences in our society! If there's ever going to be any progress-- WOMAN: Dennis, there's some lovely filth down here. Oh -- how d'you do? ARTHUR: How do you do, good lady. I am Arthur, King of the Britons. Who's castle is that? WOMAN: King of the who? ARTHUR: The Britons. WOMAN: Who are the Britons? ARTHUR: Well, we all are. we're all Britons and I am your king. WOMAN: I didn't know we had a king. I thought we were an autonomous collective. DENNIS: You're fooling yourself. We're living in a dictatorship. A self-perpetuating autocracy in which the working classes-- WOMAN: Oh there you go, bringing class into it again. DENNIS: That's what it's all about if only people would-- ARTHUR: Please, please good people. I am in haste. Who lives in that castle? WOMAN: No one live there. ARTHUR: Then who is your lord? WOMAN: We don't have a lord. ARTHUR: What? DENNIS: I told you. We're an anarcho-syndicalist commune. We take it in turns to act as a sort of executive officer for the week. ARTHUR: Yes. DENNIS: But all the decision of that officer have to be ratified at a special biweekly meeting. ARTHUR: Yes, I see. DENNIS: By a simple majority in the case of purely internal affairs,-- ARTHUR: Be quiet! DENNIS: --but by a two-thirds majority in the case of more-- ARTHUR: Be quiet! I order you to be quiet! WOMAN: Order, eh -- who does he think he is? ARTHUR: I am your king! WOMAN: Well, I didn't vote for you. ARTHUR: You don't vote for kings. WOMAN: Well, 'ow did you become king then? ARTHUR: The Lady of the Lake, [angels sing] her arm clad in the purest shimmering samite, held aloft Excalibur from the bosom of the water signifying by Divine Providence that I, Arthur, was to carry Excalibur. [singing stops] That is why I am your king! DENNIS: Listen -- strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony. ARTHUR: Be quiet! DENNIS: Well you can't expect to wield supreme executive power just 'cause some watery tart threw a sword at you! ARTHUR: Shut up! DENNIS: I mean, if I went around sayin' I was an empereror just because some moistened bint had lobbed a scimitar at me they'd put me away! ARTHUR: Shut up! Will you shut up! DENNIS: Ah, now we see the violence inherent in the system. ARTHUR: Shut up! DENNIS: Oh! Come and see the violence inherent in the system! HELP! HELP! I'm being repressed! ARTHUR: Bloody peasant! DENNIS: Oh, what a give away. Did you here that, did you here that, eh? That's what I'm on about -- did you see him repressing me, you saw it didn't you?
  14. I know its not the point but did you get a refund of your entry fee?