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  1. No such thing as an interested party in the 2017-2020 RRS. The term has been replaced by "Conflict of Interest." It's irrelevant anyway. RRS 60.2(a) gives the RC an explicit right to protest except for certain conditions, none of which apply here.
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    What is it? (South Africa Edition)

    Spotted in the V&A harbor in Cape Town: Four spreader rig, tallest mast in the harbor. Wasn't able to see a name, only reg. numbers. Kinda rough cosmetically, but still seems to be in sailable condition. This was as close as I could get to it.
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    2017 Rules Rule 69

    First order of business - a boat cannot protest under rule 69. Only a protest committee may call a hearing under rule 69. An IJ should know this. And shame on him if he doesn't. In this instance, Boat B breaks RRS 24, then RRS 2 by intentionally breaking 24.
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    strict class

    Hobie Cat builds the sails for the 16 (and the 14, 17, 18, 20 - but they don't have the international reach the 16 does). The sails look good, work well and are reasonably durable. Except the jib - but it gets beaten up on the mast. Mains are good for ~5 years. YMMV.
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    2017 Rules Rule 69

    FYI, Ben A. picked up two DNEs for his detour into the media boat - it was only because he groveled to the Powers that Be that he didn't get worse. I was on the PC for a 69 hearing where the person in question sent a letter regarding a competitor to the competitor's employer (USCG) complaining about his lack of sportsmanship and then lied about the contents of the letter to the PC. We ended up giving the person a warning - the club gave them a 6 month suspension. It was not pretty - and everyone had lawyered up. Not fun. Rule 69 is serious business. You want to read ridiculousness - try the Paul Coady decision - all 59 pages of it. http://www.sailing.org/raceofficials/eventorganizers/disciplinary.php
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    Interesting One-Design Classes only sailed in one area.

    Which ones? Cougars or Sharks? AFAIK, Cougars were never built in FG, only plywood. The last builder of Sharks is in Canandaigua, NY - and he's getting very old. Beautiful, cold-molded ply, but they need a lot of hull fairing when he's "done" with them.
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    Interesting One-Design Classes only sailed in one area.

    Could be the Cougar - they were popular in the DC area and Chesapeake Bay: Maybe the Sharks? (10 ft beam, hinge in the middle, only fleet still very active in Canandaigua, NY)
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    Interesting One-Design Classes only sailed in one area.

    Ensigns are also big on the west coast of Lake Michigan (Pentwater); Marquette, MI; Les Cheneaux Islands, MI; and Cleveland.
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    Interesting One-Design Classes only sailed in one area.

    And Detroit (includes Sarnia) and Cleveland. Basically southern Lake Michigan, Lk. St. Clair and Lake Erie.
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    Plane Missing

    Elon Musk http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/spacex-launches-thai-satellite-into-space-1.2487007
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    Plane Missing

    Not only fake, but a stupid fake - it's from a video game. http://www.snopes.com/photos/airplane/f35.asp
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    Plane Missing

    And that's just at idle. At TO power, that would be vacuuming up even an asphalt runway. Little known fact - water injection actually gives a gas turbine more thrust (water > steam). Up to a point.
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    Plane Missing

    The quantity of derp in this thread is impressive. I personally know two 777 drivers. One is posting here: http://www.catsailor.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=270140&nt=2&page=1 Screen name is Timbo. Facts: - On the 777 ALL the electronics pass through a compartment that's underneath the cockpit/first class cabin. There have been fires in the EE compartment before. - CVR and FDR are orange (not yellow) and can be disabled by pulling the circuit breakers. (They need power to operate.) - When the gas runs out, all power is gone shortly thereafter (generators are run off the engines; APU needs gas too, batteries don't last that long; Emergency Power Assist System (EPAS) has to be deployed manually) - If the cockpit pressurization altitude sensor goes below 11,000, all hell breaks loose - warning alarms, etc. - If the cabin pressurization altitude sensor goes below 10,000, the O2 masks drop automatically (but they can be disabled by pulling the CB) - Pilot's O2 supply lasts 1 hr; pax lasts 15 minutes. - The Inmarsat that picked up the signals from the plane is geostationary over the Indian ocean. It cannot pinpoint the direction of the signal, only the angle - thus the search area arcs that are currently being checked out.
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    Plane Missing

    The quantity of derp in that article's comments is impressive. Hell, the derp in the article itself is impressive.
  15. DAMN PM Can't say you've been drinking all day unless you start first thing in the morning.