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  1. Dylan Bailey is also a solid choice: http://www.dbyachtsurvey.com/ Marine Surveying & Consulting St. Augustine, Florida PRE-PURCHASE, NDT, AND DAMAGE MARINE SURVEYS WE SERVICE ST. AUGUSTINE, FL; JACKSONVILLE, FL; DAYTONA BEACH, FL; PALM COAST, FL; GREEN COVE SPRINGS, FL; MELBOURNE, FL; STUART, FL; FT. PIERCE, FL AND ALL OF FLORIDA AND SOUTHERN GEORGIA. ALSO NORFOLK, VIRGINIA AND THE CHESAPEAKE BAY. WE ARE AVAILABLE TO TRAVEL WORLD WIDE TO PROVIDE OUR SERVICES. WE SURVEY WOOD, FIBERGLASS AND METAL BOATS. WE SPECIALIZE IN CRUISING BOATS POWER AND SAIL.
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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.
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    "Dis is Sayula"

    Rainy day here so I watched it as well. Enjoyed the experience. Would like to spend time with some of the crew and learn more about how they strategized and made their choices of how to sail around the world.
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    World Sailing Vote ... Proposal M36

    The mixed one person dinghy could be handled similar to Scholastic sailing in the US. With one gender sailing the A side and the other gender sailing the B side. It is not uncommon to have the A and B sides in Scholastic sailing sail different boats so that should not matter. And they could sail the same course. Then combine the scores and award medals. Like in Scholastic sailing both sides need to hold up their end of the scores to make it work. If the women’s side is killing it and the men’s side is hopeless then they did not put together a very good team! Maybe even allow substitutes so a team effect comes into play. There can be two skippers for each gender. A heavy and a light. Teams can decide who to put in for what race.
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    World Sailing Vote ... Proposal M36

    Well stated if weight was the only differentiator. While there are currently two gender specific fleets there are certainly two fleet averages. When it changes to mixed crew the difference in this averages then becomes much smaller as you are looking at the difference in the gender role of each crew. There will inevitably be a group of male skippers w/ female crews and female skippers / male crews. Also the optimal weight is generally stated as a range as atmospheric conditions and sea state change for various competitions making lighter or heavier teams more effective in their optimal conditions. My point has always been that sailing talent will ultimately bring the best team to the top regardless of the gender role. My opinion is it is more likely to be a male skipper/ female crew.
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    World Sailing Vote ... Proposal M36

    There will be plenty of opinions on this and it will be fun to watch how it shakes out. On a basic level it would seem only rational for a small female skipper and larger male crew that fits into the optimal weight range of the class to be most competitive. At the end of the day right now it is the same boat and the optimal sizes have always been the same for both men and women. I believe a top ranked male skipper such as Belcher with a good female crew would still be dominant in the mixed class. But put his crew Ryan with the top female skipper and they could not beat Belcher. The perceived crew size difference does not overcompensate for the talent. I do fully agree the men are working hard to keep weight off to stay in the optimal weight range while the female teams are are on the large size of the female population- albeit extremely fit. I really think the overall disparity in weights between the two gender classes is smaller than people would think. Just walk around the boat park in Miami at the World Cup event and you would be very impressed with the female teams from Europe. Here in the US there are no active women 470 sailors to compare against our one and only active men’s 470 team so most of our US based opinionated population here on this site have nothing to go on but what they believe to be common sense. I get it! But there is more to it than just physics. So let everything come together after 2020 then we will revisit this topic prior to 2024 and everyone can then blast me for the idiot you believe I am. Until then I am sticking with my opinion.
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    Imagine from the front page

    That must have been back between 92-94. I went over to Howdy Baily’s Barn a number of times during the build. It was across from Cobbs Marina in Little Creek. I volunteered some time as it was interesting to me to watch them build it. Have a couple pictures of stepping the mast. I believe it was an Omohundro mast, but it has been a while. When the boat was moved to downtown Norfolk prior to the original departure I was pretty wrapped up in my own work so did not see the mess when it returned after that first sea trial, but I remember it was not good and the program wa basically done at that point.
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    World Sailing Vote ... Proposal M36

    Do you think the weight distribution will change much over a couple quads? looks like enough of an overlap that sailing talent would be more important. so look at the top current British 470 men’s and women’s teams. I believe the skippers are both medalists. They are both highly ranked in the class currently. So if they swapped crews who would win? Would the size of skipper/ crew be relevant to who is more competitive? It will be interesting to see, but I think I already know the answer.