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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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  1. What new AC 36 Class boat would you like ?

    How about another full on DoG challenge, with what we know now, it would look different and be pretty exciting!
  2. Artemis Penalty Fair or Shit?

    I thought it was refreshing to admit their mistake. Easier for all the competitors to take the high road now that they admitted their mistake.
  3. Artemis Penalty Fair or Shit?

    AC rule 18.3 sounds to me like NZL needed to round the mark and could not have stayed on starboard, it wasn't an option. 18.3 Tacking or Gybing When an inside overlapped right-of-way yacht must tack or gybe at a mark to sail her proper course, until she tacks or gybes she shall sail no farther from the mark than needed to sail that course. So NZL couldn't take Artemis beyond the mark. NZL realized Artemis was ahead and to leeward, the jibe made them the windward boat and decided to crash down to keep clear of the leeward boat...judges didn't see it right, or weren't thinking correctly. If I were in charge of the AC rules, I'd make circle at the leeward marks bigger, and allow a team to decline a penalty and have an off the water protest appeal, where they would have to risk being DSQ if they lose the appeal. That would have given Artemis a chance and the judges an opportunity to take a closer look without changing the outcome on the water.
  4. Artemis Penalty Fair or Shit?

    But check NZLs wing, in that same shot #3 where they enter the circle, they are no longer on starboard tack, they've already jibed.
  5. dennis conner

    Gone out of my way to meet the man three times that I can think of...never met him. Now I don't think I want to anymore.
  6. Radio controlled sailing

    Spring has arrived in New England...
  7. lucky number

    "Watch this jibe...Hold my beer."
  8. GGYC Rear Comm resigns

    I paid $7.99 and got 30 minutes of actual racing. I won't do that again. (Reminds me of folks who paid for Mike Tyson fights back in the day.)
  9. Wanna Play Kite Boat?!

    You're on the same track I was thinking, but now add some L shapped daggerboards to add daytime foiling capability! That was my thought.
  10. Vestas Sailrocket

    Paul, Cracked open a special bottle after hearing about the latest run. I would hope your achievement gets special attention from Hollywood, Rolex, and Her Majesty. Now continue the steady scientific step by step method to 70! Don't lose that taste for those triple rum and cokes in pint glasses. Like I've been saying since VS1...Stay safe, and Go go go go go baby GO!
  11. Vestas Sailrocket

    So totally thrilled for you. Going to take a shot at the mile? Almost suspect you need the extra to hit top speed.
  12. BMW

    Aw, shit....my cell phone got wet!
  13. DC Designs

    Kudos on the great job on resurrecting the Canoesletter, and the website!