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  1. Presuming Ed

    Foiling Monohull - what would it look like?

    in other news, sun expected to rise in the east tomorrow. Reports are coming in from the Vatican that the Pontiff has a balcony.
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    "Dis is Sayula"

    1983. When men were men and shorts were short.
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    Coolboats to admire

    The “own bottom” requirement was dropped for Sceptre’s challenge in 58. The Js were towed across, or sailed under short jury rig. At the same time, the minimum length was changed from 65’ to 44’ to permit 12s.
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    Buyer found.
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    Pontos Winch

    Looks like some news: Karver
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    Coolboats to admire

    I would think that most people in this country would think of the Cornish one first. But there are rowing regattas held in both.
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    Coolboats to admire

    Yes. AIUI, fishing boats have to be registered to an "administrative port". Each designated port has a one or two letter code. Then the port gives the boat a number. List of ports and codes:
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    Coolboats to admire

    SS is St Ives
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    Coolboats to admire

    Ripple, lugger.
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    Coolboats to admire

    I will be hugely surprised if that new Swan has any interior to speak of.
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    ClubSwan 36

    So, judging by the impression sketch, a flush deck day boat type of thing. Very different from the trad Swan racer/cruiser. Bet Melges are going to be pissed off. Why buy a 40 when you can get this and race at Costa Smeralda. Plus overlap with the IC37.
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    Sailing in Kingston ONT Q's

    In a thermal, go left.
  14. Causing injury or damage is a breach of 14. A two-turn penalty does not exonerate causing injury or serious damage 69 gets used more than you might think, especially with junior sailors. NoR and Sis are defined as rules. Far better not to have party information as rules. Here, at least, club level RO courses have nothing to do with WS. The RYA’s Club Race Officer Course deals equally with round the cans as with windward leeward. (And also suggests AP for _major_ wind shifts that lead to a biased line). Easily allowed by an SI, and that’s how it’s done at Cowes week, for example. The hail means that a protested boat knows to take a two turn penalty if she thinks it appropriate. No hail means penalty for a misjudgement is RET/DSQ. No weight limits just means a sausage fest crew of lard. Allowing pros is a class decision that’s left to classes. Generally, if I hire someone myself, I want him to work for me. Fleet training sessions are something different (and can work well). Not a thing to mandate in the rules. Agree. IPRCAS says nothing about providing assistance. SOLAS V regulation 33 – which also applies to racing boats - says: “The master of a ship at sea which is in a position to be able to provide assistance on receiving information from any source that persons are in distress at sea, is bound to proceed with all speed to their assistance, if possible informing them or the search and rescue service that the ship is doing so. . . If the ship receiving the distress alert is unable or, in the special circumstances of the case, considers it unreasonable or unnecessary to proceed to their assistance, the master must enter in the log-book the reason for failing to proceed to the assistance ….” WS and organising authorities have no jurisdiction over the law, and cannot apply legal penalties. WS/OAs can only deal with the racing rules, and the only penalty available under the racing rules outside a rule 69 hearing is DSQ/DNE. RRS 1.1 Helping Those in Danger A boat or competitor shall give all possible help to any person or vessel in danger. To my reading, “all possible help” implies not putting yourself in danger.
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    Things on the Bow.

    To me, springing on and off is different from warping. Springing off uses springs and the engine, whereas warping a boat around the place involves running warps and using them to pull the boat around - no engine required. And for something a bit different: spronging off.