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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

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  1. Which is technically incorrect, The Vang is used for gaff rigged yachts. Source: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/vang Are you sure about it. Which yacht we are talking? In general.. it's bull shit. Top rigged yachts are rulling since a lot of time. Top four yachts: Perpentual Loyal, Scallywag, SQS and WOXI. Are they gaff rigged? Says something... Do you have one example where the boom breaks above the vang where it is proved to be technically correct? Like to hear from you "Trim on"... Perpentual Loyal 6.jpg Scallywag 2.jpg cqs 3.jpg Alt_Bob Oatleywith wine in handalong with family and friends salutes Wild Oats XI.jpg https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/vang A vang may be for a gaff technically and historically, but a "boom vang" is surprisingly meant for the boom.
  2. +1. There are a lot of horrible cunts around. The guy has done well. He brought the world's greatest yacht, at the time, that was totalled by others in the fastnet, put the humpty dumpty together again. Stuck with it, putting up with wankers on the boat, like michael bogan clark. And he finally crushed it. That record will stand as long as Kialoa. Unless foiling Imocas turn up.... Envy coupled with a large dose of jealously. He raised a lot of money for charity and really kicked of the 100fter wars in the S2H. Although aging models and 100fters seem somewhat incompatible. And by kicked off you mean continued what Skandia Wild Thing and Zana, and then Alfa and Oats, and then Maximus started...?
  3. I wonder if they had left CQS alone if it would have achieved the same result or better in its original 90' configuration.
  4. Alive is the ex- Stark Raving Mad, no? She has always had a retractable board with trim tab, however, I believe she also paid the CBTF fee when she was built, back when the patent lawsuit with Maximus was going on.
  5. It's actually not outlawed. Read 16.2.
  6. That's been kind of my line of thinking as well. As long as P still has room to safely bail out by tacking or ducking (my sense, depending on speed, handling characteristics and conditions, maybe a boat length or two from crossing S's bow), S can maneuver at will. Once P can't tack or bear away without increasing risk of collision, S must either hold course or, if they feel that holding course would result in contact, maneuver and protest. "16.2In addition, when after the starting signal a port-tack boat is keeping clear by sailing to pass astern of a starboard-tack boat, the starboard-tack boat shall not change course if as a result the port-tack boat would immediately need to change course to continue keeping clear." So starboard actually can change course if port looks like she is trying to cross. If P is clearly ducking S then S can't interefe. It's a common tactic to sometimes foot off in a close crossing situation to force a boat on port to tack sooner. Heading up seems unusual for a starboard boat to do, as she is ROW and why wasn't she sailing closehauled? If a starboard boat heads up and her sails luff then port could protest on proper course grounds... I was pretty sure that "proper course" would show up in this discussion before "room and opportunity". I was wrong on that one... I'm a bit foggy on it but there was an AC race where there was a crossing situation and Dennis Connor called the Australians for changing course because he saw their jib luffing. Obviously not on the same tack but is that in no way protestable? Then again the rules for matching racing are different and that was in the 80's..
  7. That's been kind of my line of thinking as well. As long as P still has room to safely bail out by tacking or ducking (my sense, depending on speed, handling characteristics and conditions, maybe a boat length or two from crossing S's bow), S can maneuver at will. Once P can't tack or bear away without increasing risk of collision, S must either hold course or, if they feel that holding course would result in contact, maneuver and protest. "16.2 In addition, when after the starting signal a port-tack boat is keeping clear by sailing to pass astern of a starboard-tack boat, the starboard-tack boat shall not change course if as a result the port-tack boat would immediately need to change course to continue keeping clear." So starboard actually can change course if port looks like she is trying to cross. If P is clearly ducking S then S can't interefe. It's a common tactic to sometimes foot off in a close crossing situation to force a boat on port to tack sooner. Heading up seems unusual for a starboard boat to do, as she is ROW and why wasn't she sailing closehauled? If a starboard boat heads up and her sails luff then port could protest on proper course grounds...
  8. Well do me a case of beer then.So there's one thread for boats below 80feet and now a new thread for those above 80feet. So please tell me schakel: what do you think should be discussed on the original s2h thread.Anything in between. My guess for sequence finishing line honours: CQS - Scott Disley WOXI - Juan Vila Scallywag - ? Loyal - Tom Addis Wanna bet? I base this best educated guess at the aerodynamics and DNS systems aboard CQS. Funny name; CQS (Seek your ass) I'l remember that when I go to the toilet. WOXI second because of her fame. Scallywag third because she is brand new. Loyal last .. Sorry. I'm really curious as to your definition of "brand new". CQS for 1st because her aerodynamics and DNS? (I think you meant DSS but the DNS is amusing). Scallywag for 3rd because she is brand new? (Hint: she's not, but another 100' is...). Do you even know anything about these boats?
  9. Looks like they might be dragging the deck spreader?? through the water at times in some of those pictures. There's a reason no one but square rigs use spreader platforms. why wouldn't they just use the known, lightweight solution the IMOCAs use rather than technology from an 18th century collier? This may be a stupid question/observation, but if the mast is the original (albeit with some extra carbon added) why did they need to make the shroud base significantly wider? If rig tension was the issue wouldn't having higher tension but no wings to drag in the water be a cleaner solution?
  10. Oh chill out. Or shut the fuck up. I don't necessarily disagree with you. But honestly who cares. They are using a horizontal foil to create lift. "Foil assist"? Foiling? Anti gravity thingy? I have tried to put myself in your shoes and be personally offended when someone has a contrary opinion about foils, foiling, or canting keels. I still just don't care. Why can't you be casually interested instead of rabidly latching onto whatever trend is en vogue currently?
  11. Still getting their shit together, Hall spars back n forth, should've used Southern. First real use in anger is White Island Race on the 25th, although not much in the way of competition. Some nice detailing all over the boat and looks well put together. Would hate to be the bow guy/girl. The DSS is lots of surface area and the wing tips look very sweet, no tip vortices's I'm guessing. Shouldn't trouble the 100fters much as the rig is way too small, be interesting to see how it lines up with R88 and/or if things get shitty. is the boat not meant to heel ? i cant imagine those wings dont wanna be in the water with some heel on . I would imagine that the real reason for the outrigger things being those wings instead of poles is because they are going to be in the water. The loads are higher no doubt, but this boat has negligible form stability. IMOCA 60's have a lot of form stability. Their outriggers aren't intended to go in the water. These must be expected to be in or very near the water.
  12. Jack not like you to make a mistake like that? WTF? BG is going for sure. She will be snapping at the heals and could surprise terrafirma...you are always quick to criticize the old Nicorette as not being a world beater yet you always hype up the 80' Beau Geste. The Volvo 70's were faster than Beau Geste last time around. Nicorette actually won the Hobart. What's BG done besides crack in half in her first iteration and be wildly overhyped last time around? She's no match for R88. Not a chance.
  13. Local guy who likes to yell at other boats. If there's a foul or the possibility of a foul he'll start screaming at the other boat(s). He's been told that there are only a few recognized hails in the RRS and that berating other boats and people isn't one of them. He's said that he is utilizing the psychological aspect of yelling/intimidation. How would one approach this? Besides the obvious telling him to STFU. That hasn't worked.
  14. Sunday afternoon race. The start and finish line happen to be using a mooring as one end. There is a boat on the mooring. It is not considered part of the mark. The choice to have a mooring with a boat as a mark probably wasn't a good one but its a pretty relaxed racing set up. No committee, run by a group of friends who just like to sail against each other. That being said, the RRS always apply. Approaching the finish of the race, Boat A is to leeward and ahead of Boat B, both on Starboard tack, close hauled. Boat A is not going to make the finish line, she will hit the boat that is hanging off the mooring ball that is marking the leeward end of the line. A tacks onto Port to avoid hitting the moored boat. A starts to cross B, but has no chance of making it. A could have ducked but for some reason thought she had the right to cross. B continues on Starboard, and is forced to tack onto port to avoid t-boning A, who claims that she was avoiding an obstruction and therefore had rights. B protests A for what seems a simple port/starboard incident. B finishes1st, and A finishes 2nd without doing a penalty turn. Boat C finishes about 5 seconds after A. So the questions are... Was A entitled to anything other than room to avoid hitting the moored boat? She certainly wasn't entitled to room to finish on port tack over a starboard tack boat, and could have ducked B Does A get disqualified completely for not doing a penalty turn? Boat C would have had a 2nd instead of a 3rd place. For what its worth, A didn't deny that it was a foul, but also said that they finished 2nd.
  15. And there is proper course in match racing.