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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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  1. That hunting crap has become the de facto response of a port tack boat in the wrong. What you're saying is that a starboard tack boat is no longer allowed to react to lifts or headers or waves or changes in wind speed.
  2. Port-Starboard

    Why the hell should S "give them the cross"? Why can't P just follow the fucking rules? Only shitty sailors don't know port from starboard.
  3. Port-Starboard

    God I hope Wild Oats XI gets thrown out. I don't think anyone would argue how bad that was. WOXI is going will go in history for all the wrong reasons. Most people will say this is no way to win any race let alone a big one like this, who cares. Wild Oats broke one of our most basic rules.
  4. you make the call

    This whole thread is case evidence that our sport is fucked up. P is at fault. S had to alter course. The best sea lawyer wins this one.
  5. This is a great move and the quickest way to get an event like the CC up and running again. When you decide to go with OD production boats, you're able to run the event more frequently and with much less hassle. The CC does not need to be the AC. If you're going to go the OD, production boat route, why not teams of three? IC-37, J/105 and Tartan 10?
  6. Extreme barging

    .... It would seem that a minimum penalty for damaging somebody else's boat is that you sit out until they can race as well. That's what a Corinthian sailor would do anyway along with paying for the damage without question.
  7. Extreme barging

    Ah another situation when little exceptions to a rule are being used as an excuse for not following the basic rule in and of itself. My example: Our sports most basic rules are avoid collisions and assist boats in distress. After these, the big one is "Port/Starboard" We're approaching the finish on starboard, a competitor is on port. While there is still plenty of time for P to gybe away, we're hailing "Starboard". Port just keeps on coming. You guessed it, they gybe late, we have a minor collision. We hail protest. We end up in the room. P starts spewing about "we felt like we were being hunted". I responded, "we felt like we were racing against another boat that had no idea what the rules of our sport are".
  8. Why isn`t it a code a negative 1

    Oh so you're talking about Lawrie Smith? The first time I ever heard of Code 0s was for the 97-98 Whitbread. Lawrie Smith developed 0s for EF before moving to Silk Cut
  9. Which three Asymmetrics?

    When you start getting into REALLY tight reaching with things like a Code 0, there are some additional rigging enhancements you'll need to consider: Bobstay 2:1 tack line Low stretch halyard Low stretch sheets twings Furling
  10. J-105 cruising down the ICW

    Looks like a J/29 to me. I hope nobody hit that mast sticking halfway into the left lane. I see no remnants of any tie down straps holding the boat to the trailer.
  11. caption contest

    Miss November 1973
  12. THIEVES!!! junior Regatta night shoppers

    Classic. I worked as a lifeguard through high school and college. Only time anything was ever fucked with was at a Country Club
  13. J 121

    You have to admit that the J/111 set up is much simpler. The 111 has a break in the hand rail to allow for the hardware to move around.
  14. J 121

    Trust me, that setup has "cracked Plexiglas" written all over it. The last photo shows the inboard inhauler line OVER the vang line. You used the phrase "proper cabin". Maybe there are some boats where these things just don't belong. My problem with these things is that for the average sailor, they're just noise. Your inhauler angle means shit when you sail on a knock for 3 minutes
  15. J 121

    Those inhaulers are so clearly an after thought. That hardware is going to bang around and chip the hell out of everything. The real give away that they're an after the fact add on is the jib sheet rubbing the grap handle.