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    N2B 2020 Cancelled

    How about, since you are undoubtedly in the know, we talk about how the $s that have spent are going to make the race cheaper in the future. I recall someone mentioning an (expensive) website update. I imagine other things were done like that, for instance the new course mix undertaken by the ORR. Can the NBR committee commit to reducing the next event's entry fee by some amount based on the $ they invested in the race this year, which prevented them from refunding the full entry fees to competitors?
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    N2B 2020 Cancelled

    How many thousands of dollars were paid to the ORR to use their rule?
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    Team NYYC

    I find that very hard to believe....
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    Poor thing...

    White boat was fast for the first generation of VO70s, but wouldn't hold a candle to any of the 2nd or 3rd generation boats. For instance, this boat would run circles around the white boat: https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2011/cookson-volvo-70-3469194/
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    Timber boat shops - Rhode Island/Jamestown area?

    Excuse me but that's actually dead wrong, and I've done it myself. Ferry to Woods Hole or New Bedford. Bus from either WH or NB to South Station. Cab/Walk/Metro/Another Bus to Back Bay Station. Take the Amtrak Downeaster up to Maine, but wait!! It only stops in Portland. If you're trying to get to where the real wooden boatyards are on Penobscot bay in Thomaston, Rockland, Camden, Belfast, Brooksville, Blue Hill, or Brooklin then it's another 2 hour DRIVE to get there because there's no regular public transit that far Downeast.
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    Timber boat shops - Rhode Island/Jamestown area?

    Hard to take a bus across Vineyard Sound to get to G&B
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    Timber boat shops - Rhode Island/Jamestown area?

    Herreshoff is the A+ one, though not sure how much “work” they do. Would probably be perfect for your son if he’s not trying to work loughborough Marine Interests does a lot of work but not clear what sort of jobs pipeline they have or how welcoming they are for volunteers buzzards bay yacht services does a LOT of the wooden boats and classics in New England. Peter Cassidy the owner is a great guy https://buzzardsbayyachtservices.com
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    FlyingTiger 10: Anyone have an ORR rating?

    Doubt it's gotten any better with time. Look else where for a good ORR boat
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    What a d*ck (FP)

    Initially I thought it was this guy but it's the wrong number of masts: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/01/16/santander-heir-gets-44m-fine-trying-smuggle-picasso-painting/
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    X41 vs J/122

    Adding some detail: The 44 was originally done with a Steel rudder post, which was changed to an aluminum post somewhere before hull 107. That aluminum post was 30mm thicker and had accordingly different upper and lower bearings and a slightly different rudder chord profile to contain the thicker post. This also had corrosion issues and so XYachts switched back to steel afterwards. Do you have photos of the Dovell rudder? Did the Carbon Dovell version require a bearings change? There is a Cossutti designed ORC rudder built in Italy that many (4 so far) US East Coast boats have moved to and the mold only supports the steel stock. One 44 formerly in Annapolis went with a new Nelson Marek designed deeper keel and carbon rudder which required major surgery and a full change to the bearings and quadrant within the boat.
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    are umpires good enough?

    I look forward to opening an envelope full of Jokes
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    are umpires good enough?

    "Makes up" as in "comprises" or "is a component of" or "amounts to" The only Trumpian thing about you is that you have an over-inflated concept for how many people care to listen to you blather on in your writings which so often eschew your semi-informed opinions or limited experiences as broad-based fact I would rather stick pins in my eyes than read a 3 part series about you being pen pals with Ed Dubois
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    Race the Case

    Cancelled: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-ypFQ5yzEpnGAGjOULvt6GNqB5Mwr7eX-zPd0CjvgFY/edit#gid=1873815398
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    are umpires good enough?

    I've been published on the front page a couple of times before. I've done my part.
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    are umpires good enough?

    Can you find someone to write front page articles rather than Shanghai Sailor? He is so fucking self-absorbed and insufferable. This is maybe the 7th time he’s been published on the FP in a month and he makes up way more than 25% of the content we get.