Panoramix

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About Panoramix

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  • Birthday 01/08/1974

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    Rennes, Brittany, France
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  1. Panoramix

    Room to Tack question

    I agree with that. Ny comment was in reply to the idea of a start line voluntarily skewed toward a pier! If you do this everybody will battle to be as close as possible to the pier....
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    Brexit WTF, WTF

    I must admit that I've just skimmed it but it sounded complicated! I think that there is a bright future ahead for those who fancy bureaucracy as a career option.
  3. Panoramix

    Brexit WTF, WTF

  4. Panoramix

    Dylan's New Boat Anarchy

    Only the first and the last tide matters, the other cancel each other... ish. Yes before anybody points it out, I know that when you sail along a South coast or North coast (especially along the English channel) there is a bit of a "doppler effect" which makes going East easier and also in general when you are clever you end up in low current areas when it is against you. But when it is against me, I try to think that they cancel each others in pairs, it is good for morale, especially on a slow boat as reading 1.5kts SOG when you are doing 4 or 5 is bad for you.
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    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Bizarrely we don't get taught this during French history school lessons.
  6. Panoramix

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    I would, my point is just that Westminster lacks moral authority on this subject!
  7. Panoramix

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    No, they can just break commitments in a lìmited and specific way.
  8. Panoramix

    Room to Tack question

    I don't know the area, I am not the OP! Just pointing out that your solution is the ideal one to engineer a boat breaking clusterfuck.
  9. Panoramix

    Room to Tack question

    many boats fighting to be as close as possible to the pier!!! Sooner or later, there will be a broken boat and tears!
  10. Panoramix

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    I said that I could see several explanations but I wasn't sure which one applied and you quoted me as if I was considering option 3 as true.
  11. Panoramix

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    That was quick, I've an answer to my indecision : https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/oct/15/uk-must-make-necessary-moves-for-brexit-deal-leaked-eu-document Looks like it will be #2 then.
  12. Panoramix

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    You've misquoted me....
  13. Panoramix

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Indeed.... Applying Ockham razor would tend to eliminate option 1.
  14. Panoramix

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    French ministers are busy reassuring Fishermen on the channel coast. Experience shows that when Paris politicians are "reassuring you", you are about to get shafted painfully. https://www.ouest-france.fr/normandie/port-en-bessin-huppain-14520/brexit-deux-ministres-a-port-en-bessin-pour-rassurer-les-pecheurs-7015697 I am not sure what it means, I can see several possible explanations : Some "friends" of Macron managed to persuade him to abandon his fishermen (remember he went to London to finance his campaign, some may expect some form of retribution) They believe that it is impossible to negotiate a deal and are preparing them for a no deal scenario They are about to fudge something to get a deal and are preparing minds for less access to British waters. I can't make up my mind on what is the likeliest scenario, may be I am missing something and there are other possibilities. I think that soon we will know whether it is 2 or not.
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    American Dumbass

    It isn't only "needy unemployed " people. Here there were stories in the newspapers of French people receiving the cheque because they had US links. IMHO he's just trying to buy votes. If it was actually a welfare check, he wouldn't put his name on it.