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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  

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  1. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Does anyone know if the upgrades will apply to the whole VOR or will need to be added each leg? 5 Euro for the whole thing is fine, 55 is not worth it.
  2. Heavy #1 vs #2

    Yes generally. On a boat with straight spreaders and a masthead rig like a Schock you need to use the backstay, and possibly shorten the headstay itself. Check the headstay sag, 4-6" in light, less in heavy.
  3. Heavy #1 vs #2

    #1's are traditionally all the sames size. Just flatter and heavier as you work up the range. Max size usually either 150 or 155 on a genoa boat. A #2 is defined as anything between 135 and 150, generally on the bigger end to make the sheeting angles work around the shrouds. A #2 will be heavier and flatter than the heaviest #1. A #3 will be 100-105. Generally all of the jibs are full hoist until you get to a #4 or #5, generally to keep a higher aspect ratio. The 35 would be best with a #2 in the 145-148 range to cover the biggest gap between the #1 and #3. Stick with an AP (all purpose) #1. Anything else would be too many sails or too big of a gap to the #3. Also don't get too hung up on the sail names. Get a sail maker who will build the right sail for your inventory.
  4. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    This whole card business is silly, way to kill a fun game. I am running out of credits trying to program my way out of the start. Your Mom, thanks for all the tips. Is there anyway to directly get programming cards? Those and the auto sail cards are all I want......
  5. Team NYYC

    I'd be surprised if Ed Baird is not involved in some way. He was the last helmsman to win the cup in monos.
  6. Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    If everything goes correctly, I will take delivery of #36 at HPDO. I may be swimming more than racing but I intend to be there.
  7. Chicago Area III

    Mash lost a rig on the Mac from the headstay, re stepped the same mast and it snapped in 3 places during a microburst at the T-10 NA's. Cause of the second failure is unknown, all the stays held, general consensus is the mast was damaged in the mac and just snapped when loaded up with 60+ knots of wind. At the Verve the driver (not the owner) was crossing Hot Sauce and decided too late to tack. Hot Sauce ran up the back of the back of Mash and hit the driver's leg, breaking her femur. Last I heard she was recovering well at the hospital but has a long road ahead of her to get back to normal.
  8. Chicago Area III

    Sailed in a boat smaller than my age for the first time. Won, didn't hate it, and my wife didn't divorce me (her first mac). All and all successful.
  9. There have been 40-45Ish boats in the cruising section for the past 4 years, there are 43 this year......
  10. There will always be drunken sailors on the island
  11. I predict flies and that the forecast will be wrong.
  12. Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    So what hull number are we on? :-)
  13. Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Count me as a maybe, it's a hike from the Midwest! Anyone have an extra bed? We had a similiar provision for ice boating and my homeowners insurance covered me, and they accepted the policy as proof.
  14. Chicago Area III

    More pictures, this time from the Spring Opener at CCYC. Thanks to Corinthian for hosting! https://www.dropbox.com/sh/901y23byikf1sl8/AAB5RnxTxs01yghjeJbatmmsa?dl=0
  15. Chicago Area III

    Good point! Check the link, we have a ton of educational events planned, from coaching at the casual events to webinars. CCYC and the T10 fleet set up coaching for this weekend's spring opener and Olympic cup. I'll be on the coach boat both days, tune into channel 72 after the start for some tips and advice!