Raked Aft\\

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    Prada Cup

    The runners were not the cause, Watch from 12 to 16 secs on the vid at 50% speed. the boat is starting the round down, loading up getting ready to launch.. Watch where the runners hit the leech of the main. There is very light deflection for that initial load up. if the runners were preventing the main to go out they would be pressed way in on the leach. by 16sec's they were toast, didn't matter what the runners were doing...
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    Prada Cup

    Was just getting the handbag coms and the stern cam. no commentary. anyone else seeing something else?
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    Prada Cup

    any livestream links for the presser?
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Some nice speed footage in this one... check out the power slide at the LW mark at 2:00
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    Insurance AGENTS

    I'm a P&C agent in the midwest. 35 yrs, a lot of marine work. i've sailed 50... The market is getting hard, actually started a few yrs ago. couple thoughts, Try Gowrie in Annap for the worldwide pickle forks, they have access to some London mkts. to everyone who has a policy now, don't loose it! Pay the premium on time and don't file a claim unless your in a liferaft. Sail Safe,
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    Darwin strikes again

    That was a pretty impressive jump! Stuck the landing for sure...
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    Supreme Court toTrump

    scotus just took up the TX v PA etal case. PA, GA, MI, WI owe reply by 330 et thursday. let the fun begin...
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    Jules Verne Trophy 2020

    That was an expensive little jaunt north prior to the gybe. looks like they lost ~200nm. and are ~10kts off Idecs pace.
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Nice Southern Ocean ripping... Crazy to think they are going to do that for many days straight.
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    Guitar Player Anarchy

    Leeroy, i find the easiest way to know the sharps & flats in a key is to remember that there are never the same letter (A-G) twice in a key. meaning all keys have an A B C D E F G. The key of C Major is easy, no sharps or flats. the next key (clockwise in the circle of 5ths) is G Major with one sharp. So start with G and write the letters out, G A B C D E F. Next you have to remember that a Major key has an interval pattern, 2 Whole steps, 1 half step, 3 whole steps, 1 half. or W W H W W W H. So start w G, whole step to A, whole to B, half to C, whole to D, whole to E, whole to (either F# or Gb), half to G (next octave) So since you can't have a G and Gb in the key, (same letter) the proper denotation for writing the key is to use F#. Make sense?
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    i'm leaning the other way, the bow should be sharp and deep, like a tri amma. That way the energy of hitting the water at speed is slowly dissipated, instead of a shock load landing..
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    He's going for it!
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    given the heat and humidity in the cave, i bet the goop was kicking as he was tightening the clamps.. i'll be shocked if that fix makes it around the marble...
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    is it possible that the design on HB's bow focuses too much on strength and stiffness of longitudinal stringers in lieu of the skin? My thought is that given the shock loads, a more robust hull form and somewhat elastic internal frame system would yield a better all around structure. Carbon is certainly a superior material, but it does have it's shortcomings in being inelastic or brittle with high shock loads. it would be interesting to compare the weight difference in carbon between the skin and stringers in the bow...
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    More Darwin. . . .

    true dat.. his gun may have discharged tucked in his pants, at a precariously unfortunate angle..
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    More Darwin. . . .

    close, but no cigar... An important element of the darwin award is ending up DTS...
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    v2.htmlTracking map - Vendée Globe - Env3.html
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    huh !? Gybe to 135?
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    SpaceX Crewed Dragon Launch

    Docking !!!
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Tracking map - Vendée Globe - En.html Nice sched for AT, opened a bit on the pack last 4 hrs, impressive 18kt ave.
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    Asteroid ! ?

    W T F. ! could this be real, or more fake news? Are you kidding me 2020 not shaping up to be a good year... https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/22/us/asteroid-earth-november-2020-scn-trnd/index.html
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    is it just me, or the tracker updates happening more frequently today?
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    Last of the Gunboat 55’s

    GB 55's are the sexyest cats made... imho..
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    “The Big Guy “

    WTF... censors on anarchy? This is PA for fuck's sake this vid used to be upthread !
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    Eddie Van Halen DTS

    EVH isolated so good.. Rip shredder [advance to 32s]