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    Breaking up is easy to do

    It's definately the Front that fell of. Anything beyond the cockpit is the responsibility of the fordeck crew, therefore the front. Also, good job wrapping 4 different lines around the prop, that takes some skill surely.
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    OCD on watching AC35 videos anyone?

    Less than the impact of carrying a big generator and enough diesel to run it.
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    OCD on watching AC35 videos anyone?

    Actually, this is the wrong example. HB doesn't burn diesel to sail like that. It's solar powered - solar panels built into the deck, and a hydrogenerator. It does have a back up diesel generator because class rules insist it does, but doesn't need it to sail.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Ellison Sailed Sayonara in the 1998 S2H and credits their survival to Chris Dicksons leadership. Dickson had a "Job for Life" until Jimmy schooled him.
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    mike tyson

    If were sharing Soccer vids, Zidanes 2002 goal is my best, he knows exactly what he's going to do the moment the ball leaves his teamates boot. Vision, audacity and skill perfectly executed. And for the AC, Jimmy Spithill has to rate highly. His press conferences in 2013 piled so much pressure on DB. 1-8 to 9-8 Comeback, legend.
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    Capsized Tri

    That would be the skeg that protects the rudder when it's beached. Seems to be a lot of water pouring out of the centreboard case as they right it, that window might be open.
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    Boat Aholics Anonymous

    Someone mentioned their ulitmate collection of sailboats... So, as a Boat Aholic, what have you got in your shed? we've got; Fairy Penguin Minnow Flying Ant 125 Sabre 4 x Impulse 29er B14 Lowrider Moth 6m trailer sailer. Yes, we don't like selling boats
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    Volvo 70... where are they ? Any for sale?

    Faster and tougher than a Volvo 70 (and not far off Commanches 24hr record), doesn't sound that shite to me, but what do I know.
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    J Class and Superyacht drone footage

    Queensland Helm
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Checking the webcam, they came back to the base at 4:50pm, and went back out at 5:30pm.
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    start line questions.

    Which is why its good to understand the concept, you can then avoid the shitfight as you know it has no impact on the distance sailed.
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    start line questions.

    The first 3 minutes explains what JohnMB is trying to get across.
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    Recycled AC50

    Getting slow, "The Front Fell Off!"
  14. Scenario - Off the beach boats (dinghys), . Starboard Course, 0.5 knot tidal current going in the same direction as the wind. Wind 8 knots I'm coming in on Port, just laying the windward mark. Call me boat B. Boat A is 2 boat lengths clear ahead on Port tack also, but to leward and pinching to make the mark, he's slower than me and I can see he's not going to make it, due to the tide. Boat A reaches the zone still clear ahead. At the mark Boat A attempts a down speed tack to starboard. Boat B clears boat A's bow and the mark and sails off. Boat A hails protest. Boat A claims he had had completed his tack and had to luff to avoid hitting Boat B. Boat B doesn't think Boat A completed his tack. I'm generally OK with Rule 18 and mark room, but I'm not sure on this one. Is he entitled to room if he's tacking in the zone? Does that even matter? How do we apply Rule 10 and 18 here?
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    Rules -Tacking at the Windward mark

    We could see the situation developing, and were prepared to tack if needed. We try to stay clear of the newbies (and the oldies) when we can, but it's hard sometimes at marks and starts. Later in the same race we ducked a boat on port (us on Stb) as they were unsure of who had right of way, they've been sailing 6 months and just getting around the course is a win for them, it costs me what, 3-4 seconds. We talked about back at the club, all good. Whilst the rules say you don't have to anticipate what another boat is going to do, you're a fool if you don't.
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    The middle fell off!
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    Rules -Tacking at the Windward mark

    Boat A is a light weight with little speed going against the tidal flow, during his tack he's stationary relative to boat B, ie he doesn't move from point 2 to point 3, he stays at point 2. The diagram pretty much has it, but A and B have differing views on how far he got at point 2.
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    Rules -Tacking at the Windward mark

    Ok, so 18 applies until he tacks to starboard, then it's off and 10 applies. when he tacks back he's covered by 18 and 11. So Boat B being clear astern of A when entering the zone is keep clear during all of this, (except when A is tacking)
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    Rules -Tacking at the Windward mark

    We were prepared to tack as we could see the situtation unfolding, he was never going to make the starboard mark on port tack and had to tack to starboard. There was room to tack if we needed to. We believe were were clear and as such didn't tack
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    Rules -Tacking at the Windward mark

    He believes that if he bore off he would have accelerated and hit Boat B, he was already slow from the tack, luffing stopped his boat, to avoid contact.
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    Rules -Tacking at the Windward mark

    Thanks For the replies guys. Yes this was a starboard rounding. No protest filed, low level club racing. We hardly ever do Starboad rounding courses for this reason. Yes we should follow through more with protests Boat A is a Cat rigged 13ft singled hander, doing 3 knots probably, probably all up weight of 140kg with skipper Boat B is Sloop rigged 16ft double hander doing 5 knots, all up weight of 320kg including crew. (Boat B is actually lapping boat A on the course) We were both on port tack for the starboard rounding. Boat A was clear ahead until he tacked Separation was about 2 metres Due to his low weight and speed he stopped dead when he tacked. Boat B doesn't believe Boat A completed his tack and even if he did, would not have got to boat B due to lack of speed and tide against. Boat A disagrees. (Boat A is my father in-law! probably should have done turns just for that reason alone !) Boat B passed Boat A to windward and believes they kept clear What I'm trying to establish is next time this happens, what are my obligations as a port tacker coming in for a starboard rounding, and what rights does the crazy guy trying to do 2 down speed tacks to make the mark have. From my understanding of 18, the starboard tacker has rule 10 ROW until he tacks, at that point 18.1b applies and he is not entitled to mark room.
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    Comanche sold again?

    Or Ken Reads " let get the fuck out of here" as they unfurled 'Keef' at the sea mark the follwing year and blasted down the coast
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    29er upwind tips

    When we were learning to sail the 29er we used JBs coaching tips. To avoid the "feedbackloop" we'd set and forget the jib, and the helm steers to that, keeping the jib tufts lifting, never streaming, this is their fixed refernce point. This stops you chasing breeze and reaching off. Crew is responsible for power through the main sheet and weight position. Ie if the main is pinned, and you're underpowered, crew moves forward and in. If you're in a puff and the crew has got to max ease, he calls max ease, which tells the helm to ignore the tell tales for a minute and point higher, to keep the boat flat, as the puff eases, crew sheets in and helm goes back to watching tell tales, keeping them lifting. This got us to the top 1/3 of the fleet pretty quickly and it was then boat handling errors that were the main issue - swimming is never fast, blowing a tack is never fast, missing your trap hook is never fast, running over the spinnaker is never fast, you get the idea. You want to be able to tack or gybe at will. Sure the top teams are playing the jibs to get max power, but they have a lot of time in the boat, and know their settings and angles. Stick to the basics, do that well and work on your manouvres and that will get you up the pointy end of the fleet. From there, work on the little things. And definatley take up JB's offer, whatever you have to do to make it there, do it.
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    Sydney to Hobart 2019

    She was first out of the heads in 2015 and 2016 as Loyal, both upwind starts IIRC
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    Team NYYC

    Defiant isn't as blunt bowed as the front on pics suggest. This pic also shows the front is not as much of a scow as first thought.