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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  


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  1. 2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    DCYC had a few small boats, "470s", in the 80's. There "big" regatta in the spring is a big boat affair. Check the results. No dingys.
  2. Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    You could add 15 to that number and start with an 80 number and see how things go. You're not at Dave Clarks level by any stretch so I can't see any push back at that number "Thistle"
  3. Can we save Portsmouth handicap racing?

    So the answer is a NO I don't sail PN anywhere but my club. Same trouble we are having here in TX. People want you to come travel to their club but won't come to ours. Just wondered.
  4. Can we save Portsmouth handicap racing?

    Just wondering dburchfiel. Do you travel to other clubs to race PN or do you just race there?
  5. Texas High Performance Singlehanders Multiplying

    TN, It turns out the 49r and Swift solo are here because the owner in MN is having his hips replaced. The IC and AC are mine, the Aero and EVO are Rods so that leaves 4 not counting the Mustos but I've yet to see them sail. For a moment I thought things were a changing. Oh well, carry on.
  6. Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    AC rates a self imposed 76.4 and 79.1 for the IC. It will be a while before you beat anyone around the course let alone correct out ahead. Don't worry about your number till you foil consistently. You on paper are going to suck for some time. I salute you for taking on the challenge and new learning curve of the UFO.
  7. Texas High Performance Singlehanders Multiplying

    I'm not sure the 9 foot UFO would take the abuse of 300lbs but that's what insurance is for, right? Other than that I know I could sail everything out there so far. Can you say the same?
  8. It appears that a new trend is happening at Rush Creek Yacht Club in Heath Texas. Although the powers to be have rejected and banished the most radical of sailing craft, "18 Footer" to the boneyard there are now some exciting new boats at the club. The count now includes, 2 Musto Skiffs, a Swift Solo, a UFO, an EVO, an IC, an AC, an Aero, and a 49r. I'm calling for a Texas Singlehanded Championship this spring. Anyone else like to join. I know, getting them to sail their boats will be next to impossible but one can hope. YeeHaw.
  9. Craigslist Finds

    Thanks WCB, Could deliver to SLC this month though Jordenelle Res. must be close to freezing by now. Would require a considerable sac to sale there.
  10. Craigslist Finds

    1980 Australian 18 Foot Skiff - boats - by owner - marine sale.pdf It is time to pass this on. Rush Creek has decided this is no longer worthy of their club and keeps dragging it to the boneyard where all boats die. It is a classic cantilevered rack boat from the 81 Worlds in SF. Was originally Mr. Juicy and then sponsered by Celeste Pizza. I have never sailed it. It has two layers of glass on the hull. Being Kevlar and in Texas is was shot several times but would not die. The racks are rewelded. The foredeck is new. It has a new rudder hand carried here from AU. Has all three riggs. Three sets of sails. Sits on a flatbed trailer. It comes with a Smurf notebook on how to sail an 18 which is priceless. Trevor or someone knows who wrote it. Anyway, anyone out there with a "set" could make this work. Let me know if you got a pair.
  11. Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Must get used to your feet being higher than your butt. Although you think you're sailing flat you are not.Same thing happens in the IC even with the curved seat. Flat seems critical to foiling. Trying sheeting in once you get windward heel established. Be prepared to oversheet or ease to keep foiling. Hiking hard in response to leward healing is wasted effort and tiring to watch. Hike hard while sheeting hard to get foiling then sit on the boat and play the sheet to your steering hand in front of you. If you can't do that get a mainsheet cleat or Ochsen block. Just my .02 again
  12. Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Without a mainsheet cleat it is critical to learn to sheet to your tiller hand. Dave C has figured this out if you watch his videos. The tiller behind your back, mainsheet out front, is getting painful to watch. When you need that extra foot and can't get any more from your retracted sheet hand your toast. Try steering with the tiller in front of you and sheet to the same hand. Just my .02
  13. 2017 Centerboard Circuit of Texas

    Don't know the facts but a T-bone in those conditions sounds avoidable, dangerous and stupid. Again I don't know the situation. Glad i wasn't there.
  14. 2017 Centerboard Circuit of Texas

    Pics or it didn't happen Fred. Certainly you have some of your work. On a side note. After a 70 minute race yesterday the winning margin was 1.6 seconds at the Spring Dingy regatta At Rush Creek. Was an hour and a half waiting on the water for wind but finished 3 more races today.
  15. 2017 Centerboard Circuit of Texas

    Claire and Theo if you want to stay here there is room for you two and the small child. Derek is staying here. I have one bedroom left for TCC'rs. Lindy? Let me know.