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    espo is a dick

    you did fine work there John, congratulations!
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    YRALIS PHRF minutes is the correct email address
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    YRALIS Regatta Returning to RYC

    Thanks for the pics! Hope today's breeze holds and is as nice as yesterday turned out--115 boats in this regatta, most ever. Have fun out there, see you at the party!
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    YRALIS PHRF minutes

    It's the same three or four voices out of 1000 members throwing sand in their sandbox-same voices for all the years here on SA and same little backwater bay been shit-stirring for decades. Once mildly amusing but now perceived by most as being out of touch and nattering nabobs of negativism. They are only happy when they are fighting and miserable and concocting deep theories of conspiracy and subterfuge. Can't see the forest for their stunted trees. Personal vendettas and past perceived slights color every perception. Hell of a way to enjoy something that is supposed to ultimately be a fun hobby with family and friends. Unfortunate that the majority of folks who sail and race in LIS are lumped into this perceived morass but the world according to the posters on SA isn't reality, ya know. It's all tiresome and tedious and takes away from the enjoyment of the sport for those of us who actually try and improve things-nuff said. See ya SA. Mic drop.
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    YRALIS PHRF minutes

    Not sure why there is this gross misconception that the YRALIS PHRF Committee members are non-racers-a few folks on here seem to think that their little bay or harbor is the cynosure of Long Island Sound racing-I beg to differ-the purview of the YRALIS extends from New York Harbor, part way up the Hudson and all the way up to the Black Rock area in CT and out to Mt. Sinai on Long Island- a large amount of water with over 60 clubs all vying for participants on their respective courses. Just because you don't see some of the Committee members on a scratch sheet in your neighborhood doesn't mean they ain't out there. Let's walk through it: The Chair, Rick Royce, Naval architect at Webb Institute and recent honoree as a new Fellow of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, has campaigned his own Tripp 33 for years and is now a regular helmsman on various Hunt Lawrence financed rocketships. The Kendricks, Bob and June, though they dialed back a bit in recent years other than local Lloyd Harbor events, have re-upped in a big way with their recent purchase of a J44. The sailmakers on the committee, Tom C and Mark P are out there all the time on customer boats, obviously, and not only are sailing on local waters, but all over the country and beyond so have a good perspective on how different wave and wind conditions from typical LIS weather effect respective boats' performance possibilities. Charlie Powers is out there all the time as tactician on another J44 Resolute, as well as being a mainstay of the Pied Piper program. Andrew Weiss is prbly one of the last of the active big boat campaigners in these waters with his long-standing Christopher Dragon program-what regatta is he not sailing in? Rick Sinclair is a regular at all events emanating from the Indian Harbor area and has been on these local waters for decades in various capacities, including his time in the marine industry. Rich Gold, once a regular campaigner of his own boat, has now stepped back a bit but is a vital part of the Cedar Point Racing scene and knows all of the players in that area. George Samalot basically built the entire database of the PHRF ratings and though we don't see him much on Long Island Sound, he is still mucking about up there on the Hudson and has a keen eye on how boats are sailed up there and a voluminous memory for boats and their performance levels over the years. Matt Berger used to be a vital part of the 105 fleet and perhaps has lost touch with what happens out there as he isn't very active any more-will give you that one. Iris Vogel probably races more than anyone commenting on this forum or just about anywhere else on this site. How many race days did Devo do last year? KWRW, Charleston, AYC etc. etc. etc. I think Bill's Sock Puppet said 90?? And that probably didn't include weeknight or club stuff. As far as John E. becoming a member of the committee again or his partner at the EBYRA, Vince N., all involved at the committee level appreciate the desire to help the cause but I think the past history , repeated rinsing of dirty laundry on forums such as this,(though most involved don't read what goes on here, and I find it less and less interesting as a whole) and continued expressed ire and insults relayed through various channels kind of negates the positive sentiment of volunteering. Unfortunate, really, as I think both guys bring a wealth of knowledge but sometimes the method of delivering their message obscures the intent, to support and build the sport.
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    YRALIS PHRF minutes

    been on the front page since sunday...... expo, do you neede compurter helpe? they should be under the phrf committee meeting minutes heading but due to their late posting, figured front and center on the first page
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    YRALIS PHRF minutes

    been on the front page since sunday......
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    YRALIS PHRF minutes

    fixte Thanks Snag, works for me! and PHRF committee chair apologizes, his fault in not forwarding minutes from Oct. and Nov. meetings-secretary out on Friday so will get them up tmw--the committee have been on recess since then-kind of like congress taking a long vacation!!! -first meeting of the new year this Thursday evening at Larchmont-8 oclock.
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    Vendee Globe 2016?

    Ok, it was 2 min job to add toggle: There is now 'navionics' toggle next to: wind waves pressure... buttons that is pretty brilliant-thanks for making this great race even greater
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    NTSB releases transcript of El Faro sinking

    Harrowing and horrible.....
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    Manhasset Fall Series

    That's a great idea Crush. Like an end of season Edlu. Talk to your pals over there at MBYC.
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    Most Over-rated big name rock bands

    when the levee breaks, tonight, on repeat, entire race, 120 decibels......just for you spanky garcia!
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    Manhasset Fall Series

    BTBOTFA is feeling hisse boxieres our to tiite rite abote nowe! Not at all SnAgs, in Tuscany on my Brunello fact finding mission and have very little internet so just logged in and saw this....the YRA is happy that the organizing authority of this event is running the regatta in the fashion that they feel will bring greater success to their event. We just gives them the tools --how they choose to use those tools is up to them. For all the hue and cry about weight limits, the discussion here and in the race program and the offer to membership to weigh in on an anonymous private website , u know how many folks responded? Two. Not quite a quorum for change. Up to OAs to apply or not apply, which is the way it has always been. Good luck to MBFS, hope it all goes well.
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    Ker 43 Ptarmigan

    I am sure you have run the numbers, but how much of a hit do the mods bring into the rating picture?
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    2015 ALIR

    Kudos to Warrior Won then on so many levels if they qualified for the youth sailing trophy as well. Left Hook actually helped them in this regard as I believe he is only 23.