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  1. As in: "I swear to god honey, Popeye got a positive test, and we all have to stay in Cabo for twelve days..."
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    Conner, the best amateur in AC...

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    Conner, the best amateur in AC...

    R.J Reynolds Nabisco bankrolled his first IACC effort. If Dennis didn’t bank a fortune in that campaign he is not as smart as I thought!
  4. A domestic "practice session" or an alternative event to racing offshore, internationally, won't protect you.or your co-sailors from the virus. The fact is you cannot "social distance" on a boat. Tests for the crew prior to embarking will reduce the risk, though not eliminate it. The main factor in contracting the virus is personal behavior. Not air travel, or crossing a border. It's gathering in close quarters, without masks. Sharing sleeping areas, sharing food, utensils, bathrooms. Whether an alternative event, or not, it's equally dangerous for the participants. An opportunist organization that advertises a "safer alternative" is either lying, or ignorant. A business that restricts international travel, over domestic, regarding it's employees, is not paying attention. Again, it's personal behavior, and onsite workplace practices that are important. I do understand that a positive test in Mex would mean missing your flight home, and is a valid reason to avoid international travel. Would also suggest that you were infected aboard the boat you arrived on. Especially with a turn, and burn. If staying in Mex for a period of time, once again, it's your personal behavior that will factor.
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    Vendée Globe 2024

    I read your long, and short replies. Appreciate your candor, and reluctance to address all the issues around this. I’m reluctant to take sides, can see some merit to both. Leaning toward reliability, safety. And toward promoting a sustainable model, with greater participation. Would be best to promote the sailor’s ability over their organization’s propensity to raise, and spend money. The sustainability of IMOCA is at stake.
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    Vendée Globe 2024

    Interesting video. I've noticed VPLP, and 11th Hour have stepped up the press releases. Is there a connection to: the seeming rift in IMOCA future planning, relatively poor results of new boats in Vendee 2020, reliability issues versus budget? I sense there are two factions competing for IMOCA future. One side advocating more one design components, to increase reliability, and decrease outrageous budget requirements to remain competitive. And the other a continuation of development, and liberalizing the one design aspects, keels, and masts.
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    New Eva Dence on the Way !!

    If that's the sum they could have left it at the opening video. I'm expecting to read/see something that has not been revealed, ad infinitum, already in the media. My impression is the congressmen were there, and they don't benefit from what was shown today. Was more for TV audience, which don't have the attention span. The prosecution should say we are finished tomorrow am. Put pressure on the defense to begin immediately, or STFU. The vote is what is important, and will help Dems for YEARS to come. The reps are idiots if they acquit...and they will.
  8. They got tired of winning.
  9. Exactly. Gives mm a chance to check the wind, and set his sails to the direction that most benefits him. No voter will condemn mm for getting pissed about the resident putting HIM in a tough spot. And now mm can vote up or down, depending on his astute calculation on what will serve him, and his ilk the best. I'll make a bold prediction, and he will claim, like in impeach #1, that the case was not made for conviction.
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    Dobbs Done

    Ha, ha. Shut them up!
  11. No,no,no. The letter was a request to the ex-resident to depose him, under oath. Not for him to appear at the Senate trial. SOP in pre-trial maneuvering. There was never a chance he would be accepting that invite BTW. This trial is ONLY anther opportunity for Dems to parade gop senate members in front of the voters, and demonstrate they will not stand up to the ex-resident. Or, support USA democracy. The gop will oblige, and vote to acquit. Then in the mid term election all those acquitters will have to answer to the general voting public for their poor choice. It's brilliant.
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    Marjorie Taylor Greene - terrorist cunt!

    They got "tired of winning". Snowflake, crackers, that grew up entitled. They lost their s**t when a black man was elected president. Eight years of bottled up bigotry, then suddenly told their ideologies were going to lead them to their version of heaven, by a new messiah. They bought it, hook line and sinker, and are now, going down with the ship.
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    Dobbs Done

    Unless they actually thought the insurrection would succeed, and there would be no repercussion.
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    Marjorie Taylor Greene - terrorist cunt!

    That's not just unfair, it's SOOO unfair!
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    Old racer back to water

    Don't worry about a little asymmetry. If you can pull the hull to your new symmetrical transom frame, and are ok with the visuals, you will not notice any performance difference from tack to tack. You would be surprised how many super successful sailboats have asymmetry. By a LOT more than .5 inch! Foils, like keel, and rudder however are quite a different story. Symmetry, and alignment are critical to performance.