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    Need some i420 help

    To get the boat in the above pictures up and sailing and getting friends out on the water, you can use the basic c420 rope lengths to work on your boat. There will always be subtle differences depending on how you have the boat rigged, but for recreational Sailing if you follow the model set up for the C420 you will find is easy and basic to implement on your boat! If you are running internal halyards just make sure the diameters will work for the mast set up. If you are looking to set it up as an i420 then further discussion may be needed. hopefully you are just looking to get it back into working shape and enjoys an afternoon on the water. Boat gmthing will be Sails. They are not interchangeable between the i and C due to thentapered mast in f the i. So depending on what mast you have will determine whether you use i420 sails or c420 sail.
  2. There will always be haters. Out of the overall group if this person is who you express him to be then it is likely a small minority of habitual complainers who are making noise and turn the tide against this upstanding individual. Similar to how everything seems to be happening here in the states right now. Most likely if an overall poll was taken of the regatta registrants there was probably less of a complaint from the overwhelming majority. Which seems to be the case across all most of our issues these days. It seems to be the outliers attempting to control the thoughts for the overall group.
  3. I came through this era. Not really making a living , but squeaking by working at sail lofts and learning how to do some rigging. Boat would pay expesenses to events and on the odd occasion I would get a modest daily rate. So yes a cat 3 back in the late 90’s. We always chuckled as the 6o year old receptionists from the sail loft who was invited sail occasionally on a Sunday race during summers was also a cat 3. But no one cared. Now at this same time if you were an Italian sailing for a melges 24 , Farr 40, or Mumm30 and everyone new you were a full professional the classes turned a blind eye and let them all sail. Same with crews for Bermuda races. Politics would always prevail. One day I was a cat three, then the next day I was a cat 2 because the boat negotiated a deal to get their full crew approved. I could have cared less at the time as it was all just a joke. I just wanted to go sailing. Back to your point, I think it comes down to the individual. If your friend is a well respected sailor in the community and has given back to the racing community and supported the local scene then I do not think a negative stigma of being a pro carries over through the years. On the other hand if the said person is not respected and has been a dick to that sailing community then he gets his due justice. Hard to know what the real circumstances you are speaking of. I can tell you when I finally got to the point I could afford to purchase my own boat for the first time and jumped into a local class in a fairly remote sailing area I was incredibly respectful and did everything I could to earn the respect of the the local sailors. In the end I won a National Championship on some old school class as the first boat I ever skippered and made a lot of friends along the way. Even though they all considered me a professional, but had not been active in racing for a number of years and was working in a different industry.. It is all about how you treat people, and how you respect your local sailing environment in my opinion.
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    RIP - Stuart Walker

    RIP Doctor Walker. Glad I had the chance to know you.
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    Florence

    Jack, been through a lot of tropical events in the past 22 years. More than I care to think about. All east coast related. The worst of the ones I have dealt with really all had been daytime storms thankfully. but it does seem like also we see a few recent big events at night like last year in Texas. I have a feeling this event will spend way too much time in the area and be there in the morning to remind those still in the local coastal towns that this hurricane is still very much a powerful event! All the best to those dealing with it directly. I know first hand the stress they are going through!
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    Florence

    Doug, Hope you are considering the “bug out” option. Not sure your part of paradise will get this level of water, but the stress of dealing with whatever ends of coming in is not worth it. Take your lovely wife and go on a little trip. It is worth the aggrivation of trying to get back in after the weather event. Do not know how impacted you were in Irene, but that will be minimal compared to this. stay safe and look forward to pictures and a positive report once the weather all passes.
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Great reading the history of this event from 1968-69. nine entries. One finisher. One went mad and just kept sailing around the world. One tried to cheat and sailed circles in the Atlantic and finally committed suicide. One had never saile before and made it part way around. One sank. And so on. Wonder how this one will end. I know one entry personally and I think he is perfectly suited to this type of event. Will be interesting to check in from time to time to see how far this courageous group goes and how many can mentally handle the challenge. Lord knows I could not do it! also this might be better in cruising anarchy! Seems more related!
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    VOR Leg 9 Newport to Cardiff

    That was a fun leg to follow regardless of who you are cheering for !
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    VOR Leg 9 Newport to Cardiff

    Better late to the party then never showing up!
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    VOR Leg 9 Newport to Cardiff

    Best one yet! Maybe not enough outlets!
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    VOR Leg 9 Newport to Cardiff

    If the paint barge hit a layline this could be interesting. But still thing the yellow cloggies have it.
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    VOR Leg 9 Newport to Cardiff

    Wow - onLy crickets from VOR control. Must still be in the pub! Someone run over and let them know the boats are going to finish!
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    do you think the melges 14 will catch on?

    Whether you are a fan of the Aero or not, great to see them stand behind their product and be transparent about the issue.
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    Sailing in Kingston ONT Q's

    Does the NOR or SI’s stare which course you will sail on. Over a number of CORK events I have sailed most of the different courses. Out front of the Olympic center, up in the river, and the larger boats would often sail to the west out past Simcoe Island. Important to understand the gradient wind forecast for the time period you are there and how the thermal effects will play a part. Obviously this will be different from one area of the sailing venue to another. Could be a little bit of everything, but I mostly remember fantastic conditions over various wind ranges and always enjoyed the CORK events over about a ten year period. I do not remember current playing much of a role in the racing.