Yeah Buoy

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  1. Yeah Buoy

    Pay to play - amateur racing

    Yeah, I was thinking of it as supply of boats and no demand to go sailing, instead of demand for crew and no supply of sailors. your way makes more sense.
  2. Yeah Buoy

    Pay to play - amateur racing

    This seems like a supply/demand type of scenario, and for the most part in the US, there is way more supply than demand. it's hard getting 12-14 consistent crew for races in the midwest offering all the food and booze they could ever want. Most big boat programs have to entice their crew with full kits of logo'd gear and fancy lodging/meals for distance races. Most medium boat programs have to entice their crew with shirts and promise of new sails and/or better drivers/trimmers. Everyone usually brings beer, but that is more of a general thing Wisconsin folk do, not really a sailing specific thing. Weddings, funerals, baby showers, sailing... there is always time and room for a cooler of beer.
  3. Yeah Buoy

    caption contest

    This boat can't go down the mineshaft because it IS the mineshaft.
  4. The hull looked orange and it didn’t look quite like a TP52.
  5. Yeah Buoy

    Hello Stress Engineers

    green boat almost crashed before. start at 17:30 for the fun. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RicrOjWZHkI#action=share
  6. Yeah Buoy

    “Knot” a cool pun: worst boat names ever

    we like to think of it as other people not drinking enough.
  7. Yeah Buoy

    caption contest

    first prototype sail from Bodyglove
  8. Yeah Buoy

    VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Whoops. I can’t keep up with this thread anymore.
  9. Yeah Buoy

    VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    http://m.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2129784/man-dies-after-mainland-chinese-fishing-boat-crashes-near#&gid=1&pid=3 picture in article of what looks like VOR shore crew inspecting the hole.
  10. Yeah Buoy

    VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    This article also has video of the rescue and Vestas on the hard.
  11. Yeah Buoy

    VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    VS11 off the tracker and listed as RET
  12. Yeah Buoy

    VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    great, now I have Sister Christian stuck in my head.
  13. Yeah Buoy

    VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    He said "we" (as in they) will have more information. He didn't say "we" (as in us) would get to be blessed with that same information. They put all information in stealth mode for the next three finishers.
  14. Yeah Buoy

    VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Akzo got the OK to race call and are off to the finish