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    South Coast, UK
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    The new sailing twin skin setup

    It pays to increase your word power.
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    The new sailing twin skin setup

    Interesting piece, thank you.
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    New Olympic Dinghy Selection

    I'm not sure it's as rare as all that. I started off windsurfing and went on to dinghies, keelboats, sportsboats and offshore racing. At my club and elsewhere I see a big cross-over of sailors between windsurfing and other branches of the sport and historically, boards have been raced under RRS right back to the origins of the sport. If there was a strong single international body organising kite-surfing as a sport I'd be all for leaving them to it. The fact is that there is not.
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    Start one then.
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    New Olympic Dinghy Selection

    Sunfish? I've been racing for decades and never even seen a Sunfish. On the water, propelled by the wind, that's sailing. Windsurfing and kiteboarding are sailing. "The WMRT seems to be doing well enough for itself." Funny idea of doing well enough. A few years ago it was broke and bought out, changed to racing cats. The current owner has apparently had enough and recently sold it on again. The future is unclear. There's an interview somewhere on SA.
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    Stoopid or not

    Terrible name, amusing only for 14 year old boys.
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    Offshore racing at the Olympics 2024

    Mostly true, there are exceptions. But yes mostly true, so complaining about grey hairs in committees is like complaining that the sun always sets in the west and it's about time it rose there instead.
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    Team UK

    Hoom, I see what you mean now, thanks. I wonder why the rule changed there?
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    Team UK

    Don't know what diagrams you mean but never mind.
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    Team UK

    In what way did the rule change?
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    FFS, to all concerned, please take this to a "I want to endlessly revisit AC34" thread.
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    Team UK

    Why's that?
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    drop the drops

    At any club I've ever belonged to, nobody turns up for each race in a club weekly series. Not ever.
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    Offshore racing at the Olympics 2024

    So who do you think volunteers for this kind of gig? I have memories of trying to get a class champion onto the class association committee: "Sorry I'm too busy sailing!"
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    Offshore racing at the Olympics 2024

    Done deal apparently for an offshore event but the boat has not been selected. http://www.sailing.org/news/88120.php#.W-BA7dWgKUk