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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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About sheethead

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  • Birthday 03/23/1967

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    Branford CT
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    Sierra Nevada, Harpoon, Bushmills, Mt. Gay, Svedka
  1. All good points, I organize our club's regatta and have seen a shift in registration methods in the ECSA. Most clubs are using YachtScoring for regatta and party registration. Considering the idea of better advertisement and reminders, would using an online registration encourage more participation? We currently have registration by snail-mail and get checks mailed to us. I do not like it one bit and feel that participation is down. Thoughts?
  2. A committee boat hit us on a down wind finish. Fr's need to stay put...
  3. honey roasted peanuts or just pain salted?? The Great Pumpkin was on last night. It's always awesome! Charlie Brown you fucking blockhead!
  4. Off topic but somewhat related, the board has asked me to look into starting a youth sailing program and I'm thinking the C420 would be the right choice. We are located near YCYC in Branford so maybe some competition could be in order some day. The real question, if we wanted to get a few "starter" boats where would we find them for a reasonable price?
  5. I suspected there was a catch, when the app was free; they get 48 bucks apiece for charts! That is crazy, Never had any upcharges with my apps.
  6. Not really, I use it mostly as a chart plotter of sorts. I have just now discovered it has tidal current information embedded in the charts, I still don't know how useful it will be. Going to find out when we go through the Race (or the Gut) on Friday though! I just downloaded SailGrib, I'll let you know how that is. You should try OpenCPN. I had Navionics for a little while and liked OpenCPN much better. You do have to download charts from NOAA, but you can do a lot more with it especially if you know how to program. It is open source based so you can play around with the different modules. I have not done so myself since I do not know how to program, but have seen what others have done. I can show it to you this weekend if you want. I'll be sure to stop by. Are you guys bringing the Bird to Crockers Thursday?
  7. Apple may use real gps satellites. Not sure.
  8. I use it on my Galaxy 5 and on a 4 x 6" tablet. I think it is worth it, I use it mostly for transports, I dropped a few bucks and got a hand held Garmin for myself this past Christmas, I use that while racing;I have most of the ECSA marks programmed in and also some other way points. I found the tablet and phone died too quickly to keep the location setting on all of the time. Besides, as I understand, my phone and tablet aren't using GPS satellites, it's using cell signal triangulation which is shit when you are out of range. Bottom line - I thought it was well worth the $10 for what I used it for.
  9. Not really, I use it mostly as a chart plotter of sorts. I have just now discovered it has tidal current information embedded in the charts, I still don't know how useful it will be. Going to find out when we go through the Race (or the Gut) on Friday though! I just downloaded SailGrib, I'll let you know how that is.
  10. Nevermind, just found a nifty feature on the Navionics app. See ya'll at the party!
  11. Anyone know of an app or website that shows currents? (other than that paper app - Eldridge)
  12. Start chucking random hardware in his boat, cotter pins, ring-dings, nuts. He'll be too busy trying to figure out where they came from to be screaming.
  13. I'ts been about 5 years since the papers were signed for us. Married 22 years with a then 21 yo son still living at home. She moved north to be with her man while I kept the house. There were a lot of ghosts but after a year or two got all of that out, new furniture, new paint, new woman. Things are good now, Downside is that my Boy moved near mom and I only see him when he comes back into town. That's my only regret from the whole situation. It seems to have worked out for the best for both of us.
  14. Many of my shipmates got their Dolphins tattooed on them after qualifying, as did I. 30 years later, it is barely recognizable, but I know what is is and what it means to me.
  15. Is all of that blocking necessary for code down there? Crazy.