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  1. 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.
  2. Burgee Identification

    Damn. 2 minutes. My google-fu is not nearly as strong as I thought. I didn't put the key > cay thing together. Thanks, guys.
  3. Burgee Identification

    So I saw this burgee at a yacht club today. No ID. Google image search brings no love. Where is this from? I want one.
  4. Hooning in the Nimitz.

    That was the USS Vincennes (CG-49) - an Aegis cruiser. You don't want to be on them when they do high speed maneuvers.
  5. 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.
  6. Rules Question for Start

    Class rules can't change Appendix A (see RRS 86). MNA prescriptions, NOR and SIs can.
  7. Rules Question for Start

    Although under the current rules, it could be either - at the discretion of the PC. But in this case, I'm pretty sure the PC would "award" the offender with a DNE.
  8. Upwind gates

    And there'e your answer. It was complicated - and they also determined offsets were necessary on both marks. Now you've got a weather mark boat setting four marks. I think you just violated the B.I.M.B.O. union rules. Good ROs know that the leeward mark/gate should be set directly downwind of the offset/spreader mark rather than the weather mark. The sailing areas shown in your diagram are not nearly as skewed when you draw that diagram to scale. Sportboats (and catamarans) tend to continue on starboard after the offset because a downspeed jibe is slow.
  9. 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
  10. And it's a really bad Photoshop job. They didn't even try to match the skin tone on the neck seam or get the shadows right. Here's the original photo: Flip horizontal, rotate 8.65 degrees, re-size. Perfect match.
  11. Anyone drive for Uber/Lyft?

    Update on this week - Monday was good - a 2x surge train station run that netted $25+ on the first trip of the AM (@ 5 AM), then a couple of airport runs made for a $100+ morning. However, Wednesday night and this morning sucked. Except for one airport run, it was a bunch of BS short rides (<$10) and hardly any surge pricing. According to the IRS, I lost about $30 so far on those two days. Hopefully this PM will make up for it.
  12. Anyone drive for Uber/Lyft?

    I started driving with Uber a couple of weeks ago. For the most part, the experience has been positive (pleasant customers, no barfing, no assaults), but I pick and chose the times I drive. I don't drive after 11 PM and I won't do pick ups in the 'hood after dark. I've had some really funny customers and some that I've had to air the car out afterwards (either from too much perfume, or nasty BO). Surge pricing works both ways. I've found that if I drive into a surge area during low demand, I can make the surge pricing go away within 5 minutes - just by being there. If you take the full $0.54/mile IRS deduction for mileage, then the hourly rate sucks. If I'm lucky and hit a few surge areas during one of my "shifts", then I can make ~$20/hr gross. Knock the deduction off that and it's more like $10/hr. One thing that pisses me off about Uber (at least in this area) is the constant texts they toss out to get drivers on the road - the one they sent out last night ("The early bird gets the worm! Partners who drove between 5am and 9am last week avg'd over $25/hr in fares. Go online during weekday mornings to cash-in on the morning rush demand!") f'in killed this morning's business. I was on-line for 45 minutes (4:45 - 5:30) and didn't get a single call. Today, I signed up with Lyft. We'll see how that goes. Edit - just got my Uber statement from last week. $218.59 for 13.21 hrs on-line (that's $16.54/hr). Doesn't count the commuting time (you don't know where your headed on an Uber trip until you pick someone up - at the end of the "shift", you might be a long way from home). I also know how better to play their game now, so my hourly rate should go up.
  13. A rules question - pumping the sails to initiate surfing

    Unless Appendix P was invoked by the sailing instructions, the IJ had no standing to "yellow flag" them on the water. Absent the direct inclusion of Appendix P, the only action an IJ could take on the water is to protest.
  14. Real or photoshop

    Photographer is Jaime de Pablos - why don't you ask him, or better yet, spend some quality time looking though his albums to find out - https://www.flickr.com/photos/jaimedepablos/albums/with/72157633099735335 (BTW, the photo appears to be quite real. That's some seriously big hardware.)