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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  


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  1. Skiffs in San Diego

    Hey! Whatever happened to not naming names in SA??! Haha.... Get on that 14 and we'll get you sorted - There will be tons of sailing this upcoming year as we all get ready for 2018 Worlds in SF. Definitely boats available at all price ranges - just ping us and we'll get you rolling!
  2. I14 US Nationals @ The Gorge

    Write up here: http://www.i14usa.org/profiles/blogs/2017-us-nationals-the-gorge
  3. I14 US Nationals @ The Gorge

    The betting odds are up... thank you to those that put this together. The formatting could use some work but here it is- hope to get some photos and vid up over the weekend as well... -TG 2017 International 14 US Nationals - Gorge The Odds 1 1189 Dalton Bergan Seattle, WA USA Seattle YC 3:1 Dalton's a Former 14 National Champ/49er superstar coupling with 14 World Champ Jamie Hanseler jumping in - look to be a favorite after they get reacquatined with the boat. Welcome back gents! Jaime Hanseler 2 USA 1195 John Clark Point Richmond, CA USA Richmond Yacht Club 8:1 JC is rising up and is fully committed with the new Millenium Falcon of trailer programs - practicing all week, but will likely get taken out by the whips and chains of the Gorge Librarian like the rest of us Michael Lazzaro 3 1176 James Clarkson Berkeley, CA USA RYC 12:1 He's got a new boat coming, but this one aint it… He will gain another year of Gorge experience and keep moving up the curve. Joshua Leihe 4 1177 John Gilmour Richmond, CA USA Richmond YC 5:1 JV is sailing with Ron? Not sure, but I think so… don't count them out… Ron is wiley when it gets crazy and we'll see if they continue their Port tack start commitment another regatta - that could pay off on this venue [Pending] 5 USA 1187 Terence Gleeson San Diego, CA USA Southwestern YC 6:1 Was top 3 at our last big Gorge event, but new crew brings new questions and our windy Gorge gal will be looking to teach some lessons. Should be fast but we'll see about those corners Patrick Powell 6 1159 Steve Goodson Issaquah, WA USA CYC 3:2 With the clinic they put on here last time - these boys are the odds on favorites. They should be nicknamed Las Maquinas!... So steady they make it look easy! Boat to beat? We'll see if they continue Alan Diercks 7 1167 Katie Love Richmond, CA USA SDYC/RYC 7:1 Katie Love rocking it with Gorge veteran JP should look to be solid. Love is the odds on favorite to take the Ladies title again but anything can happen when the Gorge turns on. Bring it! JP Barnes 8 1162 Mikey Radziejowski Santa Cruz, CA USA ryc 3:1 The young guns are coming off a solid performance in Santa Barbara - Polish has been locked away in his secret sail lab & Evan lived at the Gorge all last summer. Good to see and a favorite for sure. Evan Sjostedt 9 1157 Bob Rinker Seattle, WA USA sloop tavern 20:1 Bob welcome to the fleet! Who are you? Have you had a platter of destruction? I'd give you higher odds but you may have been training with the top Seattle guys. Welcome & we are here to help! Alexia Fischer 10 USA 1200 Brad Ruetenik Encinitas, CA USA SDYC 2:1 Our Current National Champ has a brand new boat and is sailing with Johnny G - uh oh!! It may toast time for the Dr. & Johnny G, a top pick for sure, but that Librarian may decide to dance with them… Johnny Goldsberry 11 AUS 672 Kirk Twardowski Mountain View, CA USA Richmond Yacht Club 6:1 Kirk knows the Gorge well and this duo on the Clockwork Orange machine were showing big speed at times at Skiff Fest but can they keep it rolling all the way around the course - always a threat Matt Skafel 12 Hendo Seattle, WA USA 7:1 Has hendo entered yet? Who is he sailing with? With 25 years of Gorge experience he'll be in there somewhere and shouldn't be counted out. Odds get better once entry fees are paid! ???
  4. The US International 14 National Championships get underway at the Gorge and run by the Columbia Gorge Racing Association (CGRA) Wind is on, clocking in the 20's every day and boats have been practicing. Epic venue that will challenge any boat, especially these super powered twin trapeze skiffs. Gorge is a bit of a trek for some, so it looks like the we'll have a dozen+ boats that made the trip plus a number of top boats. 10 races on the docket including a distance race which will dive deep into some even more windy territory. The 14's have a deep history and multiple trophies are up to be fought for including the 14 Founders Trophy (Nationals), President's (Distance), First Female, Avengers (for older boats), Windmasters (combined team age over 100), & the Gorge Speed Challenge (GSC). The Gorge Speed Challenge (GSC) is sponsored by Henderson Boat Company - starts on the practice day and runs through the event - fasted sustained speed on the velocitek or other approved instrument... all rules and decisions are final and made by Hendo! * Place your bets?... the odds have been written up and being reviewed... will be posted shortly. -TG
  5. As soon as I can step up my peasant oppression and get my colonial dynasties finally producing I'll be sure to be getting two boats a year! Which will then mean I'll be spending all my time rigging boats, messing w/ carbon and no time sailing. More time on the water + more time sailing against good competition in numbers = good results. Well done Glen and Sam.
  6. You should be able to find all the videos here: http://www.yccarnac.com/International-14-World-Championships-news.html Really is a good event - racing gets going today again at noon
  7. Team racing got off yesterday - in a 8 knots and dying breeze... Team GBR1 dominated with 5 wins - Team USA with a 4-1 and I think AUS had the same. USA and AUS were going at it when that race was abandoned... Canada was doing well I think (not sure on scores, sorry!) and there were 3 German teams and a few 'refugee' teams also out there. Round robins will continue today if the breeze comes up,. but its the big big Team Race Party/Banquet tonight where all the mayhem will ensue for sure. 79-80 boats are registered and the full on Worlds racing starts on Friday. Carnac is a fantastic venue, but it looks like we'll get a bit of the light for the next 4-5 days or so - hopefully not too light! -TG
  8. Time for some great skiff sailing fancy frenchy style. Truswell to repeat? Will Archie come storming back in a new ride? Devine & Footy punch their way to the top? Or will we have a dark horse? 80 skiffs on the line, this is going to be a good one! -TG
  9. results after day 1 - Super light and a bit lumpy, race 3 was a painful distance race. Marathon day on the water. Hendo doing some work and showing the oddsmakers are way off! http://www.abyc.org/upload/2016_%20I14_Results.htm
  10. no doubt... always a case for just leaving the boats there. Boats will start getting it going today - word was someone had an odds table - we'll see if it gets posted.
  11. Welcome to Long Beach! A few boats out practicing this weekend - saw 15-20 and great conditions.
  12. 19 Boats entered so far in this years I-14 US National Championships. Hosted by ABYC in Long Beach with a mix of racing inside and outside the breakwater including a distance race. A lot of really good boats entered with no run away favorites... boats have been out practicing the last month+ and are gearing up for what looks like could be a battle. This should be a good one! http://qwww.abyc.org/home.cfm
  13. I14s at Kaneohe YC Pac Rims

    https://kai-andrade-photos.smugmug.com/Regattas-2016 Here is the link for all the photos that Kai took at PacRims... check it. Days 1 & 2. Some good battles for sure... nice sequence on day 1 from 90-113.
  14. I14s at Kaneohe YC Pac Rims

    Everyone was stoked to go out with you all. We hope to do more of that in the future!
  15. I14s at Kaneohe YC Pac Rims

    Polish, can we use this as a quote? "Sail 14's, don't be a chump!"