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  1. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    interesting that the article says Akzo is able to claim redress on this for the "90 minutes" they lost but so far nothing about Vestas hitting an unlit fishing boat.
  2. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    you're seriously saying that Vestas should be at fault for another boat *30 miles offshore* not following the colregs?? Oh sure, we're flying our lights AS REQUIRED but we're at fault for hitting a vessel that couldn't be bothered? No. seriously, no.
  3. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Probably some language barriers, too.
  4. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    I'm afraid you've really not seen bad here.
  5. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    I wouldn't trust that. It looked like Scally did too, farther up the harbor. I don't think the tracker's resolution is quite that good.
  6. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    I think DF can be forgiven for a moment of jubilant celebration before knowing *why* V11 had slowed. And they deleted it when they realized it was not just tactical.
  7. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    IRPCAS takes precedence. My guess is VS11 is standing by the other vessel until HK rescue boats can get on scene.
  8. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    I'll give you that, but your original post came across differently.
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  10. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    how do you know they were motoring? It looked to me like they got up to 7, couldn't go faster, and swung around to try to clear it again.
  11. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    looks like trying to clear a fishing net.
  12. Front Page - Dumb / Dumber

    your post had what-all to do with sailing? or the Scallywag issue? I think the suggestion is that your rant belongs not in *S*A, but in *P*olitical A. Get it now? Captain Obvious Out!
  13. Calling/denying buoy room

    In the last edition of the rules it was defined as 3 hull lengths but SI's could change it to 2 or 4 hull lengths. in the current edition it's set at 3 hull lengths. it's been a couple iterations since it was set at 2.
  14. 12-meter rig dimensions

    You don't need to be a sport boat to fly an asym In Mass Bay, both from rating and condition reasons, it's advantageous to carry an asym over a symmetric chute.
  15. 12-meter rig dimensions

    Intrepid had a titanium topmast section, my guess is that Valiant has the same. I can't imagine what the cost for a fully Ti mast would be.