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  1. justasailer

    Chicago Area III

    I know that there are some leaks in Lake Michigan but I wonder why if it rains 1 inch, that the lake does not rise 1 inch today and 1/2 inch tomorrow from the run off. Too simple????
  2. justasailer

    Chicago Area III

    Its the end of the world as we know it.... Many or you probably heard this: After the weather report at the skippers meeting, the narator proceeded to thank several people and organizations. His last comment was "I want to thank our partner and FRIEND, Sailing Anarchy!!!! We have come full circle into the mainstream!!!!
  3. justasailer

    Chicago Area III

    PAGE 3!!!! Is Blubberboy OK? Computer broken?
  4. justasailer

    Chicago Area III

    Jackson Park YC has some spaces available for Safety at Sea, April 15th. $145 I believe.
  5. justasailer

    Chicago Area III

    Please save me from a search and once again repeat the secret location. Also review secret handshake so I can get in. Sidetrack - 3349 N. Halsted St The Handshake I am so very very very glad we do not take group showers after races like they do in other sports !!!!
  6. justasailer

    Chicago Area III

    Please save me from a search and once again repeat the secret location. Also review secret handshake so I can get in.
  7. justasailer

    Chicago Area III

    Healthier Kidneys A study in Finland singled out beer among other alcoholic drinks, finding that each bottle of beer men drank daily lowered their risk of developing kidney stones by 40 percent. One theory is that beer’s high water content helped keep kidneys working, since dehydration increases kidney stone risk. It’s also possible that the hops in beer help curb leeching of calcium from bones; that “lost” calcium also could end up in the kidneys as stones. Boosting Brain Health A beer a day may help keep Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia at bay, researchers say. Good to know that I always remember who's turn it is to buy the next round.
  8. justasailer

    Chicago Area III

    OK, we need to look for a different excuse for a SA night at the movies. The Avatar and I saw it last night and was not very good. There was a couple of sailboats and plenty of drugs an alcohol but that's about it. Really seemed like a much weaker version of "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas". That being said, Amber Heard was smokin'!!!! Cheers, Chaos I should have accepted your review. It sucked!! However, I am wondering if the sex on the boarding ladder is physically possible!!
  9. justasailer

    Chicago Area III

    I bet you didn't go!!!!
  10. justasailer

    Chicago Area III

    Very well said Irish Driver. However, I think there is another catagory of "obedient servent" who calls themselves' a good sailer because they can respond to: ease the jib, traveler up, etc
  11. justasailer

    Chicago Area III

    Jeff, I am very happy for you that you want to step up and advance your sailing knowledge/experience! As such, I'll give you some advice, from my own personal background/experience. There are two kinds of sailors: Mechanical and technical. Obviously with your post you want to become a technical sailor. 90% of sailors are mechanical...they know how sails go up and down, they know basic sail trim, they know abit about heel, and mostly they are re-active instead of pro-active (take the tell-tales off of the jibs, and that will REALLY separate Mech/vs Tech!). But if you ask them "How do you think the main looks?" they have NO idea.... A 420 will help you with helming, but that's about it. Get an Etchell's (a Star is my first choice, but no active fleet around). You need a main whereby ALL the controls are at your fingertips..outhaul, vang, cunningham, sheet, even halyard tension...jib halyard tension, backstay, mast controls (Uppers and lowers), traveller. Race and race, learn from others. Pro-active reactions come very quickly. I race and have raced with people that have been racing for a very long time, and are and forever will be locked into Sailing 103. And they are comfortable with that, which is okay by me. Happy to hear you want to be a "Really good" sailor versus a "good" sailor. Getting my first Star when I was 26 was the best thing I ever did to break me out of the mechanical mode. Not there's anything wrong with that... ID
  12. justasailer

    Chicago Area III

    Jeff, I am very happy for you that you want to step up and advance your sailing knowledge/experience! As such, I'll give you some advice, from my own personal background/experience. There are two kinds of sailors: Mechanical and technical. Obviously with your post you want to become a technical sailor. 90% of sailors are mechanical...they know how sails go up and down, they know basic sail trim, they know abit about heel, and mostly they are re-active instead of pro-active (take the tell-tales off of the jibs, and that will REALLY separate Mech/vs Tech!). But if you ask them "How do you think the main looks?" they have NO idea.... A 420 will help you with helming, but that's about it. Get an Etchell's (a Star is my first choice, but no active fleet around). You need a main whereby ALL the controls are at your fingertips..outhaul, vang, cunningham, sheet, even halyard tension...jib halyard tension, backstay, mast controls (Uppers and lowers), traveller. Race and race, learn from others. Pro-active reactions come very quickly. I race and have raced with people that have been racing for a very long time, and are and forever will be locked into Sailing 103. And they are comfortable with that, which is okay by me. Happy to hear you want to be a "Really good" sailor versus a "good" sailor. Getting my first Star when I was 26 was the best thing I ever did to break me out of the mechanical mode. Not there's anything wrong with that... ID
  13. justasailer

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    Non-English speaking countries sometimes go out of their way to communicate with their English-speaking tourists: Cocktail lounge, Norway: LADIES ARE REQUESTED NOT TO HAVE CHILDREN IN THE BAR. At a Budapest zoo: PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE ANIMALS. IF YOU HAVE ANY SUITABLE FOOD, GIVE IT TO THE GUARD ON DUTY. Doctor's office, Rome: SPECIALIST IN WOMEN AND OTHER DISEASES. Information booklet about using a hotel air conditioner, Japan: COOLES AND HEATES: IF YOU WANT CONDITION OF WARM AIR IN YOUR ROOM, PLEASE CONTROL YOURSELF. In a Nairobi restaurant: CUSTOMERS WHO FIND OUR WAITRESSES RUDE OUGHT TO SEE THE MANAGER. On the grounds of a Nairobi private school: NO TRESPASSING WITHOUT PERMISSION. In Aamchi Mumbai restaurant: OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK, AND WEEKENDS TOO. In a Tokyo bar: SPECIAL COCKTAILS FOR THE LADIES WITH NUTS. Hotel, Japan: YOU ARE INVITED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE CHAMBERMAID. In the lobby of a Moscow hotel across from a Russian Orthodox monastery: YOU ARE WELCOME TO VISIT THE CEMETERY WHERE FAMOUS RUSSIAN AND SOVIET COMPOSERS,ARTISTS, AND WRITERS ARE BURIED DAILY EXCEPT THURSDAY. Hotel, Zurich: BECAUSE OF THE IMPROPRIETY OF ENTERTAINING GUESTS OF THE OPPOSITE SEX IN THE BEDROOM, IT IS SUGGESTED THAT THE LOBBY BE USED FOR THIS PURPOSE. Advertisement by a Hong Kong dentist: TEETH EXTRACTED BY THE LATEST METHODISTS. A laundry in Rome: LADIES, LEAVE YOUR CLOTHES HERE AND SPEND THE AFTERNOON HAVING A GOOD TIME. (sounds like the Italians!) Tourist agency, Czechoslovakia: TAKE ONE OF OUR HORSE-DRIVEN CITY TOURS WE GUARANTEE NO MISCARRIAGES. Advertisement for donkey rides, Thailand: WOULD YOU LIKE TO RIDE ON YOUR OWN ASS? The box of a clockwork toy made in Hong Kong: GUARANTEED TO WORK THROUGHOUT ITS USEFUL LIFE. Airline ticket office, Copenhagen: WE TAKE YOUR BAGS AND SEND THEM IN ALL DIRECTIONS. In a Japanese cemetery: PERSONS ARE PROHIBITED FROM PICKING FLOWERS FROM ANY BUT THEIR OWN GRAVES