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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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  1. News from SF Embarcadero...

    This is why the America's Cup needs to publish a calendar.
  2. News from SF Embarcadero...

    Well-said! +10
  3. News from SF Embarcadero...

    Who's Darth Vader and who's the Ewoks: Casting the players in the Lucas museum fiasco http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/blog/2014/06/george-lucas-star-wars-darth-vader-ed-lee-ewoks.html
  4. News from SF Embarcadero...

    I love it! I'm within driving distance of Chicago. http://youtu.be/zBHcCuM0J54
  5. News from SF Embarcadero...

    It's your repeated assertion that Coutts is making all the decisions (that you don't like) while LE simply writes the $100M cheques for his AC hobby. None of us can know but that doesn't seem very probable to me. I don't think "hands-off boss" would be a description many would apply to LE. Seems to me while the process is taking place, the functionaries go off and do their thing while Larry waits for the results. I seriously doubt he has much involvement day to day with the AC. He's a pretty busy guy running Oracle, and doing $5 billion deals for things like Micros. Then there is everything else he has going on his life., tennis, all his real estate, this various health care foundations, it's a long list. Right now, I'd bet the AC occupies very little of his mindshare. Ellison has a reputation for delagating, and right now the acquisition of Micros by Oracle is probably his main focus. But given his passion for the America's Cup, I imagine Ellison would want to be consulted regarding any significant decisions.
  6. Team NZ

    Thanks for that SR - I hadn't delved into the clauses on that point. 35.3. Limits on Hulls and Cross Beams: (a) The Defender shall not Launch more than two (2) pairs of Hulls and two (2) pairs of Cross Beams, provided that: (i) any second pair of Hulls is built from the same Hull mould(s) as its first pair of Hulls; (ii) any modification to the first pair of Hulls shall not exceed twenty per cent. (20%) of the Original Hull Surface; (iii) any modification to the second pair of Hulls shall not exceed twenty per cent. (20%) of the Original Hull Surface of its first pair of Hulls; and (iv) any modification to a Cross Beam shall not exceed fifty per cent. (50%) of the original mass of the Cross Beam when it was Launched. ( b ) In the event that the Defender Launches two (2) pairs of Hulls and two (2) pairs of Cross Beams in accordance with Article 35.3(a), the Defender shall race the first pairs of Hulls and Cross Beams that it Launched in the America’s Cup Qualifiers and in the Match, except that: (i) if either or both of the first pair of Hulls and/or either or both of the first pair of Cross Beams are damaged: (A) prior to four (4) days before the first scheduled race day of the America’s Cup Qualifiers and the Measurement Committee determines that the damage cannot be repaired in time for the first pair of Hulls and first pair of Cross Beams to be sailed four (4) days prior to the first scheduled race day of the America’s Cup Qualifiers; ( B ) within four (4) days of the first scheduled race day of the America’s Cup Qualifiers, or thereafter, and the Measurement Committee determines that the damage cannot be repaired in time for the first pair of Hulls and first pair of Cross Beams to be sailed the next day; © prior to four (4) days before the first scheduled race day of the Match and the Measurement Committee determines that the damage cannot be repaired in time for the first pair of Hulls and first pair of Cross Beams to be sailed four (4) days prior to the first scheduled race day of the Match; or (D) within four (4) days prior to the first scheduled race day of the Match and the Measurement Committee determines that the damage cannot be repaired in time for the first pair of Hulls and first pair of Cross Beams to be sailed the next day; and (ii) the damage was not intentionally caused by the Defender, the Defender may race the second pairs of Hulls and/or Cross Beams (or any combination thereof) that it Launched. © A Challenger shall not Launch more than one (1) pair of Hulls and one (1) pair of Cross Beams, provided that: (i) any modification to the pair of Hulls shall not exceed twenty per cent. (20%) of the Original Hull Surface; and (ii) any modification to a Cross Beam shall not exceed fifty per cent. (50%) of the original mass of the Cross Beam when it was Launched.
  7. Chicago Area III

    That link isn't working. This one does: https://www.facebook.com/AmericasCupChicago
  8. News from SF Embarcadero...

    I cheered for the Seahawks because: 1. I really enjoyed reading Paul Allen's autobiography Idea Man 2. The Seahawks weren't playing the Chicago Bears or the Green Bay Packers.
  9. On-scene in San Francisco

    You can buy the book online for $50. It's very nice, plus you can register it and the publisher will send you a booklet after the Cup competition is done,with updated stories. There's a pocket in the back of the book to keep the booklet in. Whoa! Good information. For the bookseller whom I will see a few hours for now. Overnight I realised I must have this book. Besides, compared to NZ prices, it is a good deal. No guarantee the bookseller will be able to match the online price. I work in a bricks and mortar bookstore and we don't. If someone wants to order it shipped from the warehouse to their home, we can do the paperwork and let them pay in the store. But if the book is in the store, we have to charge the in-store price for customers who want to buy the book and take it with them. The publishers decide what prices we can charge online vs. in-store. There's less overhead for books paid for in advance and shipped directly from the warehouse. The books are often cheaper, but customers have to wait a few days for delivery, plus sometimes there are shipping charges.
  10. On-scene in San Francisco

    You can buy the book online for $50. It's very nice, plus you can register it and the publisher will send you a booklet after the Cup competition is done,with updated stories. There's a pocket in the back of the book to keep the booklet in. Whoa! Good information. For the bookseller whom I will see a few hours for now. Overnight I realised I must have this book. Besides, compared to NZ prices, it is a good deal. I'm assuming the book is Sailing on the Edge: America's Cup by Bob Fisher and Kimball Livingston Amazon link (They have second-hand copies for less than $50 but you might not get the updated booklet then.) http://www.amazon.com/Sailing-Edge-Americas-Bob-Fisher/dp/1608872068 Official website http://sailingontheedge.com/
  11. On-scene in San Francisco

    You can buy the book online for $50. It's very nice, plus you can register it and the publisher will send you a booklet after the Cup competition is done,with updated stories. There's a pocket in the back of the book to keep the booklet in.
  12. On-scene in San Francisco

    Wishing everyone a great time! I'll be working 2000 miles away at a bookstore.
  13. Actually, it's: "Those who shall remain namelss." And ellipses are composed of three dots for omissions (you were only using them to indicated omitted text from a quote, I presume) within a sentence and 4 dots for omissions that span sentences. Although, non MLA style usages accept three dot ellipses for both. I think for now we will just omit consideration of leading and trailing spaces in the usage of ellipses. (That was fun.) +10
  14. Sailing Lessons – Day 1

    I’m learning how to sail, taking lessons from a local yacht club on a river. Class meets three evenings a week, for four weeks. When I got there, I had trouble finding where the lessons were being held. Two other people were also wandering around. We found a woman by the pool who told us where to go. The class (14 students in all) was practicing tying knots. I was given a length of rope and shown how to tie a bowline and a figure-eight. We were told to take the rope home to practice with. There are four instructors, most of whom are volunteers. Instruction is somewhat informal. I used to be a teacher and I would have made handouts for the students. But that takes time, and volunteers are already donating time. Very glad to have my copy of Sailing for Dummies to refer to. Many people are not auditory learners; they need to see words and diagrams to remember things. The boats that will be used for the class are Zumas, Lasers, JY 15s, and a Capri 22. The instructors rigged up a Laser, a Zuma, and a JY 15, explaining the different parts of the boats, and showing where the equipment is kept. We were advised to purchase our own personal flotation devices, and given some suggestions as to what clothing and shoes to wear. I’ve been practicing my knots, and will go shopping today for my gear. Any advice before I go out on the water?