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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Maybe his farm can act as a drogue or additional righting moment under knockdown. Maybe slow is safe if your farm is big enough. We should let him run the experiment.
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Maybe he should have taken his autopilot off apparent wind and onto compass for the last ten miles if he was feeling sleepy.
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Maybe they should take no external assistance to the next level and leave these guys out there to fend for themselves. This race is close to going full retard. I am only following from a morbid sense of curiosity.
  4. No deck gear or any obvious way of attaching significant things such as shrouds. Only a small structural disaster in the making. Wonder if he has the full structural drawings for all the local reinforcement required for a rig and proof he put it in the boat. Totally ridiculous project turning this into a sailing boat.
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    i touch myself

    Pot calling the kettle rings a bell. Never met the ed but going on his views and site he oversees not sure I fancy going sailing with him.
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    Front Page: "Ban Them!"

    Well it looks like around 80-90 percent of the planet will be able to buy clean water at an inflated rate with all their petrochemical dollars made during fracturing. Sorry just kidding that would only work if trickle down economics actually worked. Maybe this will become a new tactical thing on inland lakes where you have to sail round the on fire areas of the lake. Screw foiling this will add the excitement dimension that your average puddle sailor is missing.
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    There wont be much to enjoy as he will not be able to make anything as that would require work. He has a track record of not performing the most basic of functions let alone building a boat.
  8. Saw a boat in Ireland on a mooring using a standard lifting strop to mooring buoy with eyes on each primary winch. Boat was similar set up with no forward anchor roller or fairleads.
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    The VOR crew protection issue will come with reduced numbers as they will logically conclude that the best performance is from having a dry and warm crew that is well protected. The examples from multihulls of protection are not really comparable. If you had the green water over these protections that the VOR boats get then you would probably have smashed in the front beam and have bigger problems. These big tris are often doing 30-40 knots and therefore the wind speed in your face would quickly lead to hypothermia if you had to stand there fully exposed as the widn is never really aft of the beam. The protection was only really not IMOCA style due to the round the cans racing they were obliged to do. This allowed them to carry on with their fairly macho but ultimately poor protection solution.
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    Olympic sailing, is it still the pinnacle?

    So you agreed with my comment and provided more evidence to back up my view then call the comment "naïve at best". I don't get it. Maybe it is my naivety.
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    Olympic sailing, is it still the pinnacle?

    The point is that a class being in the Olympics results in no one who does not want to go to the Olympics sailing it. There is testing yourself against your peers and then there is entering a contest that you have no chance of winning before we even factor in talent. The disparity in equipment that goes beyond training hours is immense. What would your sail budget be as an individual to compete in a 470 on an equal footing. It would not be 1 set of sails a year on a rolling replacement scheme that is for sure. This is before you buy a boat to train in and a boat for major events assuming you want your A boat to last more than a year.
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    Olympic sailing, is it still the pinnacle?

    To give one example. Why sail a 49er when you have a job and maybe a family when you are going to get whipped by a small group of sailors paid to sail. Your 200-500 hours a year sailing versus there 2000 hours sailing or in the gym just won't cut it. You can buy a musto and get similar performance, lose £3000 over 2-3 years and sail against good sailors who all also have jobs. Our elite funding structure in the UK as replicated in many other countries kills Olympic classes. Hell not even the waszp could survive the five ring circus with healthy local fleets.
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    what is it?

    Probably a bit daft to leave a boat with no keel on the hard with the rig up. Hoping for sub 20 knot breeze for the year I guess.
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    US Sailing Olympic Submission for 2024

    I like how everything he chose had fuck all to do with what the vast majority of sailors in the world sail. If they want gymnastics they should get down with the 14 year old chicks. This misses the point that most Olympic venues would be no good for half the proposed events with lack of wind and waves.
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    Sold everything to sail the world...boat sunk on day 2

    It was probably best you did not quote the great laureate.