sosoomii

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  1. sosoomii

    Team UK

    Sorry, didn’t mean to downvote... I thought I was agreeing with you Nav - GB is an island (the big one). Maybe you just like to argue with your own shadow. However, GB is also used to mean England, Scotland & Wales, I.e. UK excluding NI - by which terms includes IoW. That’s not just lose talk - here is what Ordnance Survey say: “Great Britain is the official collective name of of England, Scotland and Wales and their associated islands. It does not include Northern Ireland and therefore should never be used interchangeably with ‘UK’ – something you see all too often. Here at Ordnance Survey, we’re responsible for mapping Great Britain, which is why we don’t make maps of Northern Ireland.” Perhaps it’s a bit like defining “skiff”, meaning something very specific to some and something more general to others.
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    Team UK

    Yes!
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    Team UK

    What are you on about? I have literally no idea... The British Isles include Isle of Man etc, which is categorically not part of Great Britain nor the UK (the political union). The Isle of Wight, on the other hand, is part of the British Isles (the archipelago which also includes the island of Ireland) AND also the UK. *Great Britain is the big island made up of mainland England, Scotland and Wales but is Great Britain is also commonly used to mean the UK excluding Northern Ireland. By this use it includes IoW. Anyway this is a boringly pedantic debate in a sailing forum!
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    Team UK

    But whatever, Ben has definitely lost some respect jumping so far from claiming to be environmentally concerned to teaming up with an oil and gas company. Can’t blame him mind you, given the money involved! Hope he gets a better design team this time.
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    Team UK

    But that is a list of the British Isles which is quite separate from the UK or Great Britain. Found this on Wikipedia though, which sums it up quite nicely. The term "Britain" is often used as a synonym for the United Kingdom. The term "Great Britain", by contrast, refers conventionally to the island of Great Britain, or politically to England, Scotland and Wales in combination.[43][44][45]However, it is sometimes used as a loose synonym for the United Kingdom as a whole.[46][not in citation given][47] GB and GBR are the standard country codes for the United Kingdom (see ISO 3166-2 and ISO 3166-1 alpha-3) and are consequently used by international organisations to refer to the United Kingdom. Additionally, the United Kingdom's Olympic teamcompetes under the name "Great Britain" or "Team GB".[48][49]
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    Team UK

    It may be common slang in southern England to use GB when UK is meant (and vice versa), but don't go to Northern Ireland and say that for goodness sake.
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    Team UK

    The Telegraph is without doubt a respected establishment newspaper. The Guardian leans heavily to the left, but it's still respected. Ben sold his soul, but who honestly wouldn't for that much money?
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    Fleets for Nationals

    Part of the problem, I think, is that as the sport has matured the good guys have gotten very, very good whilst the typical fair weather sailor is at no higher a standard than in the 1960's. The gap between front and back has grown to such an extent that the back drops out. Those with a chance of winning will always enter, but events need to be worthwhile for the majority with no chance.
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    Fleets for Nationals

    So do many Laser and Topper sailors, but you couldn't fairly combine Radial, 4.7 and standard rigs to claim a Laser Nationals attendance (and indeed Y&Y don't). Aero figures are already excellent without having to massage them.
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    Fleets for Nationals

    Not really naysaying is it, just a fact.
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    Square heads

    You mean like these?
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    It's just not cricket

    The BBC has a policy of not reporting news unless verified (or stating it is unverified), so I'd believe it. Anyway, his position is untenable, he was ultimately in charge of a rabble.
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    Square heads

    Charming. Have you made a positive contribution to sailing? Would live to hear all about it.
  14. I've not sailed one but a friend had one for a number of years. Very stable platform, but he found it hard to tack. Not a massive problem, just be aware that tacking may be harder and slower than other boats.
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    Youth evolution in sailing

    Yes, quite. College sailing is not/should not be the pathway to Olympic level sailing.