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  1. jhc

    Transpac 2019

    You would have been "allowed" to race Pac Cup, and didn't. Why whine about Transpac, when you have no intention of racing anyway?
  2. jhc

    Thin is in, WOXI scalps Comanche

    Cheating, and enforcement of the rules has nothing to do with professionalism. On the other hand writing rules, and enforcing them are two separate functions of oversight. Some thought as to how rules can be monitored, and enforced, should be part of writing rules. If a rule is written that cannot be properly monitored, or enforced, it puts the SIs in jeopardy of not being taken as a serious document. That seems to be the case in S/H18.
  3. Sterns Hydraulics! I have a "working" Timmy Twin Stay Hydraulic panel for sale with res, and backstay cylinder. All original! Complete w/oil (soaked rags)
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    Are they Racers?

    windward/leeward, and random leg. Handicapped accordingly. Very simple.
  5. There is not a simple answer to your question. My granddaughter's sailing coaches tell their kids over, and over no ooching, no pumping, no sculling. I tell her it's better to learn those techniques, she may be in the SSL someday. The history of sailing has been firstly pirating, win at all cost, or die. Yachting is an offshoot of that tradition and philosophy. It's natural that any athletic, competitive situation the rules will be pushed to the breaking point. What has become the norm is a mutual agreement among competitors to follow guidelines to promote a fair contest. Rules will be broken. You cannot blame our current presidential administration for problems with society. The opposite is truer. Obviously a system to hold people accountable is what is needed, for our sport, our nation, or it becomes more and more like Russia. Russia is a cheating society, and has been called out, held to account for altering the human body, which is a big health risk, just to win competitive contests. Countries other than Russia, and people do that too. Also this question has nothing to do with "pro" vs "amateur". Amateur, and corinthian yachtsmen are snowflakes, and need to feel entitled to participate. We all need those people, and other enthusiasts in our sport to fill the ranks. That does not change their status as "exceptional". Just as we need to provide platforms for other "exceptional" people in society.
  6. jhc

    West Coast Sleds?

    mrink duch?
  7. jhc

    West Coast Sleds?

    Yeah, get the band together for one more gig...better call the nursing home.
  8. jhc

    Which TP52 would you buy?

    standard insurance
  9. jhc

    what was it?

    Kiwi 35 sunk at the dock in the sub pen, Key west. Sunk by...Ocean Planet. If I recall.
  10. I read there was an interruption of gps during the time this occurred.
  11. jhc

    Route du Rhum 2018

    Must have been a serious shrimp salad...
  12. A really disturbing image: Hoo-ray and up she rises, Weigh heigh and up she rises, Hoo-ray and up she rises, Early in the morning. What shall we do with a drunken sailor, What shall we do with a drunken sailor, Early in the morning? Chuck him in the long-boat 'til he's sober, Put him in the long-boat and make him bail her, Put him in the scuppers with a hosepipe on him, Pull out the plug and wet him all over, Tie him to the taffrail when she's yardarm under, Heave him by the leg in a runnin' bowline, Scrape the hair off his chest with a hoop-iron razor, Give 'im a dose of salt and water, Stick on his back a mustard plaster, Keep him there and make 'im bail 'er, Give 'im a taste of the bosun's rope-end, What'll we do with a Limejuice skipper? Soak him in oil till he sprouts a flipper. Shave his chin with a rusty razor, Beat 'im o'r wi' a cat-o-ninetails, Give 'im a hair of the dog that bit him, Put him in the bilge and make him drink it, Put him in bed with the captain's daughter, Early in the morning.
  13. jhc

    Ocasio

    It's obvious she is referring to the slave based economy our country was founded on. We fought a war that altered that. The capitalists/humanists won.... Socialism, and capitalism are expressions of humanism. Slavery, and oppression is not humanism.They are expression of evil. You can chose with your vote, or your life. But you can't get what you want by vilifying a young member of congress.