MR.CLEAN

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  1. Remember the lawyer who lost US Sailing a bunch of high profile cases to the tune of hundreds of thousands in legal fees? He was also the PRO for the Olympics in Qingdao. There's an interview here with this shining light from back in 2008 (as long as it lasts, anyway, but it's cached too). A friendly Anarchist forwarded this story to me today. Did a little more digging and got this one and a few more. Did a little more digging and found his LinkedIn profile scrubbed, and his law firm's bio page gone (he was a partner at a big Mass. firm). Fortunately (and unfortunately), the interwebs are forever. If you don't know who we are talking about, read up. Of course all people are innocent until proven and allegations are just allegations until proven, but man. _______________________________
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    Can you trim the jib sheets in cocktail dress?

    bch's best
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    Chicago Mackinac Race drowning

    What I mean is that the standards in inspection, maintenance, and usage of PFDs are awful in much of the racing I have seen. On a little boat with a couple of good seamen aboard, it's easier to make sure everyone is sorted. On a bigger boat with everyone bringing their own gear or a boat captain taking care of a dozen boat-owned harness/PFDs/tethers, the availability and state of the equipment varies way, way too widely. As for having less loss of life than 'other boating', I don't know that anyone in sailing should toot their horn. Montezuma killed a lot fewer people than Genghis Khan, that doesn't mean he 'did it right'
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    "it is not a one design but an evolutive one design, which means it can evolve faster than an AC where the rule is frozen and modifications have to be accepted by the CoR" That sounds economical "It is also a rule where all team designers can have an input" That sounds efficient /sarcasm
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    It's funny how many ways there are to look at it. Is it Larry looking to provide a living for 'his boys' and do something good for the sport's future? Or is he the most vindictive and petty guy ever and he's going to spend $100M to undermine everything that Dalts and Bertelli have done with the 'new' AC? Is it Russell desperate to keep the gravy train rolling and stay in the spotlight, or a man who loves the sport doing what he can to keep employing his mates and bring an exciting part of the sport to big cities to try to improve the future for all pro sailing? Either way, Larry does have a pattern. He gets super excited and goes balls deep for a couple of years on all of his passion projects, spending a fortune with the promise that sponsorship and event revenue will defray more and more of his spend. When revenue fails to materialize, he gets tired of funding everything and pulls back to a more civilized level. Another year down the road and he pulls back to the bare essentials. Lather. Rinse. Repeat. If the product is as good as a bit of Bermuda and some of the San Francisco racing and the GP50 folks can get plugged into the right digital platform at the right time for the right price - AND STICK WITH IT - this thing could rise rapidly. Chances of that happening?
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    No, it doesn't. $1M after taxes is maybe a year's salary for a mid level skipper with some medals in his CV. $1M after taxes split 5 ways is a new car. Life changing? via GIPHY
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    Chicago Mackinac Race drowning

    this whole thing is a really good opportunity for us sailing to comprehensively address the shit show that is PFD useage in racing. I hope they can do it well.
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    Chicago Mackinac Race drowning

    Crew on Imedi told me they saw Jon blowing into the manual inflate tube.
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    One design more competitive than design competition? Imagine that? Then again, no matter how much better GP2 is to watch than Formula 1, it will always get a tiny fraction of the media and fan interest and ratings of its big brother with the big name. Moreover, the whole "1 Million Dollars" thing is way too much like Austin Powers for someone to not have made a meme yet. A million dollars buys two sets of foils... Is that really the best he can do? Hell, a mild millionaire owner of the WMRT gave out the same at his first season finale, and more than that in his first season. For M32 cats... Look for this to last as long as Larry's health does and the stock market keeps going up.
  10. Pleasure Boatyard Soils are Often Highly Contaminated Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in recreational marina sediments of San Diego Bay, southern California.
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    CHI-MAC Race Wx

    Only one ass clown is claiming anything like that. The vast majority of posters understand. Thanks to all of you for posting. Matt Knighton was a longtime crew aboard IMEDI and he is leading the effort to produce a video tribute to Jon. If anyone has any short video or good photos of Jon, post them here or give me a shout if you want to stay anonymous.
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    CHI-MAC Race Wx

    Just spoke to Norm off D3. They were on station a long time. Nick hurt his finger on the spreader after being hoisted up for a better vantage point, and after being more or less released by the CG, they decided to withdraw and get nick some medical attention. Kudos to Bill McK and everyone else who helped or continued to help with the search.
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    CHI-MAC Race Wx

    SSTs are really high, or at least they were as of a couple of days ago.
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    CHI-MAC Race Wx

    Man overboard alert on TP52 "Imedi" At approximately 3:00pm Saturday, the US Coast Guard (USCG) alerted the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac Race Committee of a man overboard alert from Imedi, a Transpac 52 competing in the Turbo Section. USCG, Chicago Police Department, and Chicago Fire Department have deployed helicopters and other assets to assist in the search. Several nearby competitors suspended racing to also assist. At the time of the alert, the sailboat’s location was approximately five nautical miles from the CYCRTM starting line, just off the Chicago Harbor breakwall. We are actively monitoring the situation. Please tune in to cycracetomackinac.com and CYCRTM social media channels for future updates as they are available.
  15. Standing by, noting that US kids have NEVER had trouble doing well in C420 or Laser small rigs. Not much to be impressed at yet.
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    Team NYYC

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    BYC-Mac Weather

    Thoughts 1) Fuck I hope the Chicago Mac has some breeze. 2) I am sooooo glad I went to Poland instead of sailing the Hoodlum!
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    Sacha Baron Cohen

    I think he'd be pretty stoked if someone would arrest him. Good way to make a hundred million in box office receipts
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    Sarah Huckabee kicked out of restaurant

    That attitude is what allows normalization of these people.
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    That was 15 months ago
  21. Probably shouldn't have it AS LAW in pretty much every license application in America then. Thanks biblethumpers
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    1st Amendment vs Treason?

    Read a dictionary
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    1st Amendment vs Treason?

    moral depravity clause
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    Snowflakes and sailing

    Not needed? Sure. But only the most crazed puritan tries to legislate against all the things that are 'not needed'. intimidation is part of every sport where two people want to occupy the same piece of road/track/field/pitch/court/course and even in those where they don't. The list of champions who don't play head games, talk shit, or use their moves or body language to intimidate their opponents is probably a short one indeed.
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    Snowflakes and sailing

    LOVE