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  1. NoStrings

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    I've been watching this all day with my heart in my throat. I can only hope that Fish knows that he didn't perish alone, and that he had the love, hopes ,and prayers of his peers with him. Condolences to all of his friends and family, and I truly pray for peace for the crew of Scallywag. I can't imagine the pain that they are in.
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    Why don't more people race?

    I quit racing on other people's boats after a long weekend of verbal abuse from one of the local North Sails pros...we took second and would have won had the St. Frantic not fucked up the Sunday race. I decided that at my age, life is too short to put up with that bullshit. I now limit my racing to a friend's K6 in too much breeze and too much bay chop.
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    Rolex Big Boat Series - San Francisco

    Every boat pays $20/ft for the privilege of carrying the sponsor logo in every pic, but only half a dozen classes receive watches. IOW over half of the regatta is subsidizing the costs of the watches. That's why the Express fleet got pissed and awards a Perpetual Timex.
  4. You might not know this, but SF makes billionaire sports team owners pay their own bills. These are guys that play from 12-81 games a year. The AC cost SF $11M, never lived up to it's participation numbers, then fucked us and ran to Bermuda who just took another Ellison-Coutts meat rocket in the arse. We run over 5-7 pedestrians/day in SF. How we never ran over that fucking Coutts boggles the imagination.
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    Hanks vs Luff Tape

    Jesus, the abrasion on those lightweight aluminum 'biners must be incredible. OTOH, an expensive biner is about $10.00, which is throw away $ on almost any boat, especially when compared to bronze hanks.
  6. NoStrings

    what is it?

    +1 on the saildrone
  7. NoStrings

    North Atlantic probable record

    Dude hits a deli for a baguette and some roast beef then takes off for France. F-ing hell, that's crazy.
  8. NoStrings

    Transpac 2017

    Does the fuel that Medusa took from Azure count as outside assistance? It doesn't matter for the results, I'm just curious.
  9. NoStrings

    Bermuda 1-2 2017

    Just wondering...if Roleur wasn't going to attempt a recovery, why didn't he scuttle Spadefoot, like Skip did Wildflower when he stepped off? Someone is going to hit it, or someone ELSE is going to have to clean up the mess once Spadefoot goes ashore and breaks up.
  10. NoStrings

    More United Dumbphuckery

    Here's a good read for PB:
  11. NoStrings

    Fucking Jet Blue!!

    True dat. Although after enough Sam Adams beers sitting at the gate, that's a bit debatable. How can you drink that shit?
  12. NoStrings

    rules question, several ones

    Please note that "bald headed headsail changes" ONLY apply to non spinnaker classes; AND NOT NorCal PHRF in general. Thank you.
  13. NoStrings

    j70 worlds

    Gusts hit 38 kts at Pt Blunt, just west of the top of the course. It's still in the mid 20s ashore in the east bay and wicked chilly. I just loaned my best friend my dry suit.
  14. NoStrings

    Race, Sym to Assym, 30' - 40' boat, add sprit

    Same here, though I sized my assyms for the upper wind ranges where their inherent stability helped keep the oscillations under control. J length pole, kite less than or equal to my S2, NO penalty.
  15. NoStrings

    So, you boys like flying videos...check this out

    Eagle departures out f KSTLwere fun to watch.