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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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  1. Manhasset Fall Series

    "Inadvertant mistake" from a team as seasoned as Hustler ? I'm just not buying it. I agree with your point that it doen't change the sailors responsibility . . . . . . . . But . . . . from what I have seen, this was not "inadvertant". They have known the weight limit which has been in place for years but still choose to sail with 7 guys of which 4 must be at least 220 pounds leaving only 380 to split between three other men at 126 per ? ? ? The math is so far off here its just very hard to accept "inadvertant"
  2. Manhasset Fall Series

    No - I'm fairly sure its still cheating regardless if you get caught.
  3. Manhasset Fall Series

    Those are absolutley from the day in question ? after all, this is the internet . . . . . If so, I find that very compelling evidence and thank you for posting it. Sailing with 7 guys they need to average 180 - its ridiculous. What were they thinking ? Its unfortunate for whatever reason they were not properly called out. Agree with what you have said with the exception of "bent" the rules. They broke them or they did not break them. "Bend" not an option. Me personally, I don't see how the math works out to 1260. Perhaps I am wrong - we will never know. Knowingly sailing above the limit on your certificate is cheating. Maybe you get called out . . . maybe you do not . . . doesn't change the fact you are cheating. There may have been no scale but there are pics There are some big dudes on that boat: https://im1.shutterfly.com/procgtaserv/47a4ce05b3127cce9854ac58e07d00000030108BYt27Zu2Zw https://im1.shutterfly.com/procgtaserv/47a4ce05b3127cce9854af98211400000030108BYt27Zu2Zw https://im1.shutterfly.com/procgtaserv/47a4ce05b3127cce9854af9ba02700000030108BYt27Zu2Zw
  4. Manhasset Fall Series

    Agree with what you have said with the exception of "bent" the rules. They broke them or they did not break them. "Bend" not an option. Me personally, I don't see how the math works out to 1260. Perhaps I am wrong - we will never know. Knowingly sailing above the limit on your certificate is cheating. Maybe you get called out . . . maybe you do not . . . doesn't change the fact you are cheating.
  5. On-scene in San Francisco

    Great event. Watched ETNZ raise wing and launch boat this morning @ 8:15 am. Nice volunteer giving a talk had a lot of facts wrong but was helpful to the non sailors watching G Dalton came to the fence where there were lots of people (mostly Kiwi) watching and handed out flags and greeted everyone and quite loudly THANKED everyone for their support. The wing raise & launch is worth watching and than breakfast at Red's Java House is a must. Watched from Marina Green which was quite fun, good visibility and the jumbo screens are also very helpful. No need to pay the $$$ for a grandstand seat. They are excellent I'm sure but if you are on a budget - no need. Hoping for more breeze tomorrow, but its not looking good.
  6. Been following this thread like a car crash you can't look away from. Out in SF for the AC. Nice lunch in Sausilito at "spinnakers" yesterday - out on the dock after the meal and to my surprise there she was in living color. Clearly that craft is not ready for open water but as a floating party barge in that harbor - you could do worse. Great location to spend the fall if she stays afloat
  7. In a strange way - I find myself starting to rout for him. Its like a Quentin Tarantino movie
  8. BMW

    1. Puff On ! 2. " . . OK Ernesto . . . I dare ya to cross this line ! . . . . "