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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. Cheeki Rafiki MAIB report published

    All it would take to have something to analyze would be to recover one remaining piece of one failed keel bolt from the hull. Here's a photo of an actual keel bolt that failed over a long period of time, progressively, i.e. not suddenly. "examined the pieces under his microscope and reported that the fastener is not galled, had not been over-torqued, did not appear to have a manufacturing defect, and that the failure was clearly a fatigue failure, most likely as a result of repeated flexing due to the fastener not being tight enough. He indicated that a tell-tale indicator of looseness as the cause was that the fastener failed right at the nut, and that a tell-tale indicator of the progressive failure over time was the staining and depth of the crack which had grown over a long period of time to over 60% of the fastener material before failing completely during the tightening procedure." At least that's what the expert at the forensic engineering firm reported.
  2. 2016 ORC European Class C Champion Re-crowned

    Some of the story is here http://www.orc.org/SH%20Columns/SH%20ORC%202016%20Dec.pdf
  3. Containers at sea

    An empty, un-insulated container that goes overboard and floods would become negatively buoyant. Unless steel is less dense than water ...
  4. 2017 Van Isle

    FYI, the 1/2 day seminars do not meet the VI360 requirements (as I understand them). Highlights of the 2 day course would have to include the practical drills - flares, rig cutting, PFD & life raft in-the-water drills, ...
  5. Cruising Ports: The Central American Route says 49.5'. See preview link here
  6. 2017 Van Isle

    An update with the fleet is up on the event website at www.vanisle360.com/wp/entry ...
  7. 2017 Van Isle

    Of interest to sailors participating in the Van Isle 360, the Offshore Personal Safety (Safety at Sea) schedule for BC has been updated for January – April 2017. Information and online registration links are posted online at www.bcsailing.bc.ca/safetyatsea.php. There are two kinds of classes: 1/2 day Safety at Sea seminars, suitable for Southern Straits and similar coastal races, and 2 day Offshore Personal Safety classes, Sail Canada - World Sailing Approved, suitable for offshore or oceanic races including Van Isle 360, Vic-Maui, etc. Note that 2 day Offshore Personal Safety classes are scheduled for Victoria in January and West Vancouver in March, and that these classes will open for general registration on November 17 at 7:00 a.m. Space is limited and early registration is recommended. Additional classes may be offered, subject to demand and also subject to availability of facilities and instructors. Two pricing notes for the 2 day Offshore Personal Safety classes: (1) Early bird pricing is in effect for people who register early. (2) Renewals: participants who have previously taken this training in BC are eligible for a 25% reduction in the registration fee. For anyone who needs this type of training to participate in an event, we would recommend registering early for a confirmed class. The Van Isle 360 NoR specifies the safety training requirements.
  8. 2016 Vic-Maui race

    Winds at Lahaina peaked at SE 30 G 35, seas 3-5 feet. Boats: some in harbor, some on moorings with or without an anchor watch. All fine. Moorings very solid, one held a 110,000 pound vessel. Some boats to Honolulu, haven't heard about those.
  9. 2016 Vic-Maui race

    The post-Darby wave of Vic-Maui boats should start arriving around midnight tonight HST.
  10. I am migrating to a new laptop. I contacted Expedition by email for a replacement license key for the new laptop. Nick replied in under 3 minutes with the new key. You just can't get better than that! That's just the latest experience I've had in something like twelve years of hyper-responsive customer service from Expedition. Go ahead, tell your own story of exceptionally good customer service. It may inspire more people to do business with Expedition. Or, it may inspire other vendors to do a similarly great job for their customers. Either way, it's a win for everyone.
  11. steveston marine counter prick

    Greenpeace ...
  12. A+T Instruments describes a Fastnet FFD GFD replacement - anyone have any direct experience with these? http://www.aandtinstruments.com/home/products/ http://www.aandtinstruments.com/aandt_wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/MFD-Specifications-V1.5.pdf I have no connection to them.
  13. Sometimes the heavy jib is flown as a spinnaker wrap preventer, and for quicker recovery from wipeouts.
  14. ORC and PHRF

    Vic-Maui uses a historical wind matrix. The wind matrix used for 2014 is on the event website here 2016 TBD.
  15. 2016 Vic-Maui

    Vic-Maui is celebrating a Half Century, 1965 - 2016, of ocean racing between Victoria, BC, Canada and Maui, HI, USA. The Victoria to Maui International Yacht Race is hosted by the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and the Lahaina Yacht Club. First contested in 1965 and sailed every second year since 1968, Vic-Maui is the pinnacle of Pacific Northwest ocean racing. Vic-Maui starts in July off Victoria, British Columbia and finishes near Lahaina, Maui, a distance of approximately 2308 nautical miles. Event website is at http://www.vicmaui.org/ Entries for the 2016 Vic-Maui are open now.