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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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  1. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    I don't know which is worse - running out of food, or looking at your instruments and seeing a negative VMG . . I think this is a great event - except for the casualties . . .
  2. almost a boat yard disaster

    Sort of amazingly, this thread is actually pretty informative . . And there are some great walks at Jack London State Pk - it was spared by the fires . .
  3. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    I'm trying to figure out a way to pass along the news of the Maphre Cape Horn repair to our local marine trades folks . . Who take for-freakin'-EVER to get stuff done. Just kidding, mostly. Very impressive work by the espanoles - especially at that location !
  4. looking for S2 7.9 photos

    I have 7.9 number 445 If I were going to take it offshore I would do more than just mod the rudder. For one thing you'll need some way to pin the dagger board down lest it come sliding out the top of the trunk during a knock-down. lesse what else? well, top-notch reefing system, jack lines, good lock-downs for lazarette hatches, much better cockpit drainage, . . . just getting started.
  5. almost a boat yard disaster

    That is most likely how Jack London lost his nearly completed dream home . . 1911
  6. US Sailing turns up the volume to save Clipper Cove

    Sounds like the Cove resistance has its act together - so my advice is mostly for the rest of ya. In these situations be relentlessly polite - no name calling, no personal attacks, no potty-mouthism. The developer side may well try to goad you into coming off as irrational and angry. And that is as good a reason as any for sailors to clean up their language - if you only know how to speak with F-Bombs. you'll come across as an uneducated fool in public fora.
  7. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Good point, but I'll wager that all those boats have crash jibed more than a few times . . I don't think it can be avoided with the big air, shifty at times, and confused seas, esp. waves coming from different directions. and actually, last summer a sailor from our club had his face re-arranged during a crash jibe when the main sheet came across with great force and threw him onto the combings. well, actually, to prevent crash jibes there is this rig . . . but it might be too slow and/or put too much downward pressure on the bow in big air. (I am no expert, in case you had not figured it out already)
  8. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    At the risk of really hacking off our Kiwi friends, I'll observe that Southern Spars has got some splainin' to do.
  9. FP Lawyer up bro

    That PC crap is a fiction and invention of the US Reich . . the politics of the hissy fit. while they whine about not being allowed to be rude, watch what they do when other folks refuse to stand up for the torture state.
  10. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Same reason airplanes fly better in cold weather. . someone wrote . . "Also an interesting comment about the kinetic energy effect of the wind, in relation to the heavier air in the higher latitudes. Not something I've ever given much thought to. "
  11. Relative Sailboat Builders Quality

    This thread got off on the wrong track because the initial question made little sense . . ". . . which builders consistently produced well-built boats?" It assumes that well built boats were and are good racers - which is not true at all.
  12. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Que Viva Espana !! OK, so I'm rooting for espana - lived there a long time ago . . But there is nothing on the planet as bizarre as Spanish TV .
  13. Wrecked racer spotted adrift. Who can ID this?

    Respectfully suggest that henceforth these sorts of threads be titled (for the first two words) . . Forensic Sailing - . . . . Nice work !!!
  14. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    On the subject of “Ride of the Valkyries" . . . This is the 50th anniversary of the Mai Lai massacre. Veterans For Peace is there to help mark the occasion. http://www.kusi.com/powerful-exhibit-tells-story-of-504-vietnamese-killed-at-my-lai/
  15. Protest Panels

    The very first question they ask you in the room . . is whether or not you will accept the ruling of the committee. Then, as soon as the decision is rendered, the losing party will immediately start to whine and scream about the injustice of it all. Drives me nuts, and shows what a bunch of narcissistic psychos we have in our sport . .