(p)Irate

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  1. Author??? Fuck me, they must have paid the editor millions to get that UK Rules Book to publishable copy.
  2. Nothing on our favourite QLD yacht club's website. You'll have to provide more details @Livia
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    Australia Day Honours

    I've been on Windeward Bound with Sarah. Her commitment is outstanding. My last two no nonsense Coxswains trainers with thousands of sea miles, power driven, tall ship and superyacht experience behind them have endorsed her whole heartedly. But, in this age of PC talk, on SA for fuck's sake, is no one prepared to even see the irony in her comment? "Every time we go to sea with a new bunch of kids, we come back with a completely different bunch of kids in the same bodies — that's what drives me," she said.
  4. Thanks but I was after any information as to the rumour that it was recently forced to be remeasured for IRC as the rating in the Nationals was suspicious. There's a Tassie boat which would have won otherwise.
  5. Anyone at RQYS have any Intel on a Benetau 40 called Ocean Crusaders? I've heard a rumour that there was an issue with an IRC rating. I thought it weird that a Thompson 7 was giving it time in the IRC Nationals last year, as was a pretty standard Sydney 36.
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    Australian Sailing

    Now I see why @LB 15 refers to you as a cunt.
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    Australian Sailing

    The original quote was about anchors. I get your point about charts for races which spend more time sailing closer to shore. Geographically the S2H has more shoreline than Syd to Coffs. Do I win the quiz? What will I do with the Big Brass Mug?
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    Launceston to Hobart

    And just now Alive has taken a huge shortcut overland.
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    Launceston to Hobart

    This tracker is more than bullshit. 5 mins ago these were the placings.
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    Launceston to Hobart

    The tracker is bullshit. Showing The Dog House (Austral 30) in the lead, well ahead of Alive.
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    Launceston to Hobart

    Loving the blanket coverage by ABC TV News Tasmania. Nothing. Every year after showing S2H updates they show footage of the starts of the races from Melbourne and the L2H. This year fuck all. There is a world outside of Sydney!!
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    Launceston to Hobart

    Letting Alive enter with some crew that left Sydney, spent a day at sea, then drove from the north of the State to the south to spend quarantine at home for less than a week makes a mockery of the whole isolation regime. Especially when other arriving boats were turned around by police, later amended to having to a port and spend two weeks in quarantine. Good luck to Duncan and the crew on the water though.
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    Australian Sailing

    Just proving that there are at least two "qualified AS standard" keel and rudder assessors out there. How much will you charge the skipper who does one Cat 3 a year and how much liability insurance do you have if your assessment is wrong and someone dies?
  14. Might be another club mate. The CLUB only has about five boats racing and no divisions.
  15. Not a member or anyone connected with the sport but a serial arsonist scum. Only been out of jail for a short while. The police know it was him but can't prove it. He also burnt down two other properties which they might be able to pin on him.
  16. And this is what I finally received in reply. Hello My apologies for not responding to your letter sooner but due to a recent injury to both my hands I have not been able to use the computer without some difficulty. I have been briefed by the club members involved in this unfortunate situation and discussions have been held at the management committee level to try and resolve any issues. The CLUB is undertaking a more proactive approach to attracting new members and one of the platforms we have started to use is Facebook which I believe has had around 50,000 hits since we started posting. As I am sure you can imagine, it was very disappointing to have such a negative post appear. I understand it was this post that upset many members of the club and caused some to voice their personal opinions to you on your actions. I can assure you this is not the normal way the club deals with these types of issues, The club tries to foster and encourage a respectful attitude between its members and guests at all times. If there are any issues or complaints that need to be dealt with you should refer them to me or the Secretary in the first instance. Thank you for removing the post in a timely manner. As far as being banned from participating in the club's activities, this is also not how we do things at this club, yes you may have upset a few people but I am sure this was a bit of a kneejerk reaction to a perceived injustice. We encourage all Australian Sailing members of other yacht clubs to participate in our activities whenever they can however, we also expect those members and their guests to be mindful of their impact on the host club. As you are aware we are a small club and like many other yacht clubs in Tasmania and in fact around Australia, we are finding it more and more difficult to maintain a viable membership base for many reasons. This club's main issue as far as membership retention and growth is concerned is many of the members you would have sailed with in the past are now getting to an age where they are not able to continue with the rigors of owning and sailing boats. 2020 has been a difficult year for us and most other community sporting clubs due to Covid-19 and social distancing requirements which have had a major effect on memberships and the number of boats participating in our sailing program, however, we are experiencing steady growth in new members especially in social memberships which I believe will lead to more boats joining the fleet in the future. With all this said I do hope you, the owner and crew of DDDD will continue to be part of the CLUB's sailing and social program. Yours sincerely RRRR Commodore CLUB ... so it was all my fault after all. BTW This week in the local paper the CLUB made a big noise about welcoming another new boat to its Twilight racing fleet. After making positive comments about how well it sailed in its very first race and crossed the line in third place they said, "But as the handicap was temporary KKKK was excluded from the results." And they wonder why they can't get a viable fleet on the water.
  17. So this what I sent over a month ago: Hi RRRR I don’t think that we have met before so I will first take a little while to introduce myself. I first sailed at the CLUB in the late 1990’s as a crew member with JJJJ on his yacht PPPP and later on his Adams 10. As a proud Dover resident I was a member of the Port Esperance Sailing Club and was never subject to any pressure to formally join the CLUB where I was welcomed with open arms. JJJJ is an outstanding sailor and I learnt a huge amount from him. JJJJ inspired me to buy my first boat, which I sailed at the CLUB until 2002. I won a number of pennant trophies at CLUB which I still treasure as they were the first sporting trophies I had won in my entire life until then. While I have sailed in Hobart since then I have always held fond memories of the CLUB and was very disappointed to see that the DSS had taken the Pipe Opener Series away from your club. I am good mates with XXXX who owns the boat DDDD which is moored in the Kermandie Marina. XXXX restored the boat and though he resides in Brisbane he had the boat delivered to Port Huon with the intention of sailing at CLUB when he visits his second home in Dover. With XXXX stuck in Brisbane due to COVID restrictions he asked YYYY and I if we could sail the boat in the first half of the series. YYYY and I sailed DDDD in your Opening Day sail past and visited the club immediately afterwards. I must admit that I was a bit put off by the way we were greeted, with one man saying that we were just there to steal all your trophies and another insisting that we would have to become full paid up members to sail with you. In Hobart though, a member of the DSS, I am freely permitted to sail in events organised by the RYCT and BYC. I understand that CLUB has a system of finalising handicaps after three races have been sailed but I was surprised to see that in the first twilight race that we were to start 8 minutes behind the very similar AAAA in a one hour race. XXXX (an experienced race handicapper) had recommended to CLUB that we be about 4 minutes an hour faster. Nevertheless we sailed the race and came predictably last and knew that the handicap would be reduced for the following week, which it was, at 1 minute behind AAAA. Unfortunately we were unable to sail in the race due to other commitments. On the following Saturday for the first long distance race we expected that the handicap would be the same as there was no performance reason to warrant changing it. We finished the race just in front of AAAA and believed we were in with a shot of beating her on corrected time. To my great surprise the handicap applied to us was 13 minutes in a hundred, or 8 minutes an hour. We finished last on corrected time by 20 minutes while the other 5 boats finished within 2 minutes on CT. I would have suffered that quietly if the club hadn’t made a point of posting on Facebook, “and in final place DDDD. Good old handicaps hey?” To me it was one thing to be not welcomed at the club on Opening Day, another to be accused of wanting to steal all your trophies, another to have the handicaps randomly and unpredictably changed in what seemed to be a deliberate intent that DDDD did not win, but to gloat about it on Facebook was the final straw. I posted a blunt but not offensive reply which I later deleted. I have since heard that I am either “banned from the club,” or “not welcome at the club.” This has been communicated electronically to YYYY, and verbally to XXXX by your Vice Commodore. No communication has been made by any club official to me directly. So, sorry for the long preamble, but could you please clarify and advise: a) If I have indeed been banned from the CLUB? b) If I have been banned, was this a formal decision of the CLUB Committee and if so has it been minuted and could I be provided with a copy? c) Again, if I have been banned, where does this ban extend to? And; d) The grounds for the ban and any of the RRS which I have allegedly breached. Unfortunately I will not be available to sail with XXXX this Thursday evening as I have a prior commitment. I hope to hear from you soon.
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    Hobart Scene

    As opposed to those fuckwits that other people can't be bothered sailing with? How is the 2-handed Sydney 38 Moreton Bay passage racing circuit going?
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    Hobart Scene

    What is it with Hobart and its aversion to windward leeward championship racing? Bugger all local entries in the IRC Nationals, Combined Clubs Short Course Championships cancelled due to lack of entries and now the Tasmanian Yachting Championships cancelled for the same reason. Has Hobart become the cheese and bickies racing centre of Australia?
  20. Actually LB old mate, Astro was asking about what rule I had broken to be banned from a small country club after sailing as a crew member in one twilight race and one harbour race. Funnily enough they have told the owner (who wasn't on board at the time) and the skipper that I'm not welcome. But they haven't told me. I think I will write to them and politely ask why. Stay tuned.
  21. I think I just beat the @LB 15 /RQYS record. Banned from a yacht club after two races and not even being a member. I blame @Livia's over-rated shitter Deliverance.
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    Cock of the Bay origin?

    There was the Cock of the Huon in Tasmania for racing yachts which existed for over 150 years. Then the DSS decided that after sailing their Pipe Opener Series to Port Huon for 50 years it was too far to go for modern racing yachts. And the HYC saw the light of Jesus, drove away all their long time local members, and threw history on the scrap heap. No more cock for anyone.
  23. Noticed yesterday that the said M32 has a new paint job. No name on the sides. Trump is gone, replaced by advertising for the owner's business. Envy Scooters website gone from the boom. Still sailing under the name Cockwomble which still appears on the transom. The power of the RQ threatening letter or an opportunity to promote his own business rather than one promoted by the other cockwomble?
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    Australian Sailing

    Where do we start? Ocean Race, America's Cup, Fastnet, Vendee Globe, Olympics? I don't see AS having much to do with any of them. Now you probably meant WS rather than AS but in this case