Presuming Ed

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  2. 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.
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    Care of old cotton sails

    I think that Peggy Bawn has an old canvas topsail. I remember being at a lecture and the owner saying that it's a lovely sail. Silent, and the way the light shines through is beautiful. If you're going to sail a boat with a gaff rig, I see no harm in going whole hog and having a set of cotton sails for occasional use. Too much faff for me, though.
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    Care of old cotton sails

    IIRC, one of America's big advantages is that her sails were made from cotton, not linen.
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    Care of old cotton sails

    IIRC, there's a sailmaker in the NE USA - somebody like Nathaniel S Wilson, who found a mill in Scotland that had old enough looms to be able to weave traditional canvas sailcloth. Give him (or whoever it is) enough money, and they'll build you something for your classic boat.
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    Where are they now? - Retired America's Cup Boat

    Wouldn't be surprised if the lead's been sold.
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Been falling down a few YouTube rabbit holes recently. It's really noticeable how few subscribers the sailing channels have. E.g. this guy - young Brit blacksmith, has just under 850 thousand subscribers. Full-on YouTube editing: jump cuts aplenty. Lots of slo mo. Lots of time lapse. Lots of wacky camera angles. Strapping the go pro to all sorts of stuff. Extreme close ups. Sells branded merchandise as well. Etc etc.
  9. I do hope you're here all week. How is the veal, by the way?
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Did a bit.
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Not sure there’s much money there
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    A big project!

    Leo’s big advantage is that as a trained professional, the time he spends working out what needs to be done & how to do it is minimal. Really shows how for the guys doing each job for the first time, and having to work out what they’re doing, takes ages. I’d be terrified of taking a chainsaw to that purple heart - the thought of getting it wrong would leave me second and third guessing. Leo, what’s your timeframe? Back on the water a year from now? (Minimal interior?)
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    Disposal of out dated flares & shells

    EPIRBs, SARTs, PLBs, AIS MOB beacons, LED flares. Offshore, I know what I'd choose, rather than rely on a few parachute flares. Smoke is very useful inshore, though. DAMHIKT. Particularly the floating cans that you pull the tab and throw downwind.
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    Have Torqueedo Outboards Come of Age Yet

    Saw a boat test of the w1Da the other day. An all electric 33’ using a ducted prop/Kort nozzle. I think they’re using a unit designed for UUV/submersible drones. Maybe this one? Anyway, I like the idea of the rim drive motor. No gears, only one moving part. But how efficient are ducted props compared to u ducted? Obviously no good at high speed, but for sailing boat motoring speeds?