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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  


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    Pretty sure they decided to keep it.
  2. Wraceboats GP26 @ Annapolis Boat show

    These are beautiful, fast, easily-handled, well-balanced race yachts. Full stop. In this size, there isn't a better boat out there. I haven't been on the C&C or Farr280 but those are much bigger boats. I know that is a bold statement, but ask anyone who has raced one.
  3. Pacific Cup 2016

    That "front page" comment was straight out low-buck bullshit.
  4. Pacific Cup 2016

    Bill and Melinda are really tearing it up, making a statement...you can buy it back after this race you know. They are excellent sailors. Obviously. Wish I could buy it back, but I doubt that is going to be doable. Hopefully the next owner keeps the pedal down.
  5. Rib Accident at VOR Lorient Start

    Shitty outcome? Yeah, if you mean losing a leg because some arrogant, criminally negligent asshat had to prove how big their dick was.
  6. Pacific Cup 2016

    My former boat (in my profile pick) is charging up to the front. Enough runway to catch Mas!? Tough. They are in a good position though and the forecast looks like fun!
  7. Pacific Cup 2016

    Puerile comment, but what do you expect from the irrelevant front page of SA? Jumped the shark that jumped the Grand Canyon long ago.
  8. Donovan GP26 starts production in Turkey

    We think there were some wrong numbers in our cert. Not sure about the other boats.
  9. Donovan GP26 starts production in Turkey

    The Donovan GP26 is an incredible little big boat. It was a great regatta, and pretty obvious that there is a lot more speed to wring out, even at the front of the fleet. These are early days. So I was on the boat with the pinhead main. Downwind speed didn't suffer for that, but upwind it was slightly off pace. While it is really nice not to have double backstays for the fat head, that is definitely the preferred setup for pure speed. But that is a fleet decision type thing, because even with the conventional (GP26 rule compliant) main, the boat is still an absolute blast to sail. So we raced using ORC Club to account for the different setups. Not sure how the other boats felt, but there were definitely problems there. For instance, we owed time to boats with fat heads (for some reason) and that was clearly not right. That said, the overall regatta results were exactly the way they should have been. Rattle and Rum were clearly the best boat. The other thing I would say is, these boats go so fast downwind, we needed longer legs. A mile and a half leg is just not enough runway going downwind in 18kts of breeze! Between getting the chute up and getting it down, you basically have about 5 pure minutes of planning! Barely enough time to grin. Unfortunately there is only so much water in the harbor.
  10. Donovan GP26 starts production in Turkey

    Hey PeaceFrog, Wows! You guys are going to have a lot of fun on that rocket. No lie.
  11. Donovan GP26 starts production in Turkey

    Diesel inboard? What type? Weight?
  12. Donovan GP26 starts production in Turkey

    Sorry, read it wrong. Corrected, elapsed time wasn't provided.
  13. Donovan GP26 starts production in Turkey

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/1t1ftxb8nwb7q6u/Lime%20Cup%202014%20Overall%20Results.pdf?dl=0 Beat the Farr 395 boat for boat in both races. That will NOT help the phrf rating.
  14. Donovan GP26 starts production in Turkey

    Priceless, Herb. Don't know what it is about this thread, Tbone. Something in the water?
  15. Donovan GP26 starts production in Turkey

    What class? It is a box rule...... If you are going to correct someone, take two seconds to use teh google so you know what you are talking about. The ORC box rule Grand Prix 26 CLASS, is a level rating CLASS of boats built to the ORC Grand Prix 26 CLASS rule. The website for this, and the other ORC GP CLASSes is right here: http://www.orc.org/index.asp?id=51. They use the word "class" to describe the CLASS, at least a half dozen times, including in both titles giving information on the CLASSES. If the only fasteners you know about are nails, it doesn't mean a screw isn't a fastener. Same thing with boats: just because the only classes you like are one designs, it doesn't mean box rule boats aren't a class. In answer to the question, the last head I am aware of of the US GP26 class was Brooks Dees out of Northern California http://www.deesyachts.com/. You would likely also have success contacting Jim Donovan http://www.jpdonovandesign.com/ or Kevin Farrar http://farrarsails.com/.