Robyn Banxx

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    Modified Farr395's, how are they holding up?

    Gotta watch the core. Whatever genius put foam above the waterline and balsa below the waterline needs to be sternly dressed down. The modded ones are very fast boats
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    AYC Spring Series 2019

    I wonder what Race Committees do In San Francisco when it blows over 25 knots? Fly the Y flag? Move to Sedona? Tinker stores his nifty scrambled eggs cap in the Y flag cubby on Scotch caps. That’s why we haven’t seen Yankee up to allow the fleet to race in windy conditions since 2014.
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    Siebel Sailors: Southern Yahoos Need Not Apply

    Does it matter? Arguably what’s more important to the success of a project is that the benefactors stay involved personally and financially even when it’s still growing, hasn’t yielded a great success yet, and may even be damaging to a fragile ego. Im proud of Tom and hope that more people follow his lead.
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    YRALIS PHRF minutes

    If you were told that then you were being misled. The time stamps of these minutes submissions are about 24 hours after CR bumped the thread. We actually just learned that the PHRF meeting minutes were only posted hours after Mrs. Ramrod shook the tree. We’re about to learn that over the winter, board members said that you need to be invited to meetings. Finally, the fact that people feel they need to be anonymous on here is a sign that they either have a fear of retaliation by an omnipotent board or that they’re showing enough restraint to allow the discussion to progress abstractly and without Resorting to Ad Honinem attacks out of the gate. This is the only public sailing forum out there, and an otherwise good means of putting an issue in front of many people’s eyeballs and creating accountability. In the same way that volunteer race committees should not be upset by commentary about improving their race management, volunteer rating authorities should accept that part of their responsibility is accepting public comment about how they can better operate transparently. Finally, for those of you who take the opinion that one must be a member of the YRA to have an unimpeachable public opinion of their decisions and conduct...why? Boat owners need a membership to obtain their certificate - that’s justified. Beyond owners... Industry professionals and crews are impacted by the YRAs decisions as much as owners are but they receive ZERO benefit from paying a fee to the association. In some cases, those professionals and crews may have an even more objective opinion about matters than owners because it’s not their $100,000 toy having its rating (and resale value) changed by a board that doesn’t like people peering into the process.
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    2018 American Yacht Club Spring Series

    One wonders what the RC is going to do with the PHRF class when they've implemented a rating limit of 115 which excludes two boats which have entered already and belong to longtime supporters of the event?
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    Hey! I'm shopping for a new car, could I pay you $8,000 to build me a new F-150 with parts off of Amazon? I feel like those Ford Motor Company bandits in Detroit are building the car for 17 cents and some belly button lint and ripping me off. Thanks! XOXO
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    Rolex Wild Oats XI

    There's one of those hulls with a traditional keel sitting in Newport begging to be bought.
  8. There's one with a Canadian sail number 5 in Guilford CT now.
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    Samurai (former Mari Cha IV)

    Great article. Though the analog instrument clusters are a bit silly for an überpriced yacht. That said, my bet is that Samurai - retrofit included - was probably 1/3rd the price of a new build racing Superyacht of similar performance.
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    Beer Can racing boat

    San Juan 20
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    Sydney to Hobart 2016

    If the yard bills are mounting it sounds like someone could pick up a cool maxi for not a ton of change.
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    Sydney to Hobart 2016

    Comanche renderings were the ones with the J Boards. I suspect those were a red herring to any other team also doing the design spiral. EE hasn't touched water in a while eh?
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    Volvo 70... where are they ? Any for sale?

    Whoops my mistake...Now go fuck yourself jackass The jury is still out on whose the jackass, but it still definitely one of you. We need left hook to drop in here and complete the trifecta.
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    Volvo 70... where are they ? Any for sale?

    JL92, You retard. You've said "Il Moro" twice. STOP. The current SFS is Mar Mostro. Il Moro was the fucking America's Cup boat and Il Mostro was the first puma boat. Just shut up and go back to sailing your shitty charter cutrate russian shitbox and leave the facts up to us.
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    Volvo 70... where are they ? Any for sale?

    SFSII is Mar Mostro, as mentioned upthread. Trifork is E4/GroupamaTrainer
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    Volvo 70... where are they ? Any for sale?

    If YOU know then There's a leaky faucet somewhere.
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    Volvo 70... where are they ? Any for sale?

    Wolfpack ex Camper is in Spain, sold to a US team and about to undergo some surgery. Which team?! What kind of surgery?!
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    Volvo 70... where are they ? Any for sale?

    That can't be real
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    Volvo 70... where are they ? Any for sale?

    Camper sold recently Pirates is still on stands outside of VOR HQ What happened to: Black Betty/Delta Lloyd ABN AMRO White Ericsson 1 Brasil1 TBlue/Sanya? TBlack?
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    Transpac 2017

    Will OEX be going?
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    New Rambler

    Comanche was in Newport as of this morning
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    New setup Looks vastly superior
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    Bummer for Stars and Stripes

    So the salvage site says it sold. Who got it?