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  1. mccroc

    Best Lyrics Ever

    And I need you more than want you - and i want you for all time.
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    How Did You Pick Your Profession?

    Like SJB I stumbled into my career - was playing in a band and the another guitarist worked in advertising. He didn't seem to work too hard, had money for booze, drugs and girls, so I applied for a job as a despatch boy/trainee at an advertising agency. Started a week after my last high school exam. Discovered I didn't want to be a "suit", but luckily they had a recording studio and that was it. 40 year later I have had my own studio for 23 years and have seen all the changes from mono 1/4" machines through to 8, 16, 24 and 32 track recorders and now it's all software based. I am running my 5.1 surround sound studio off a MacBook Pro able to use up to 256 tracks simultaneously. Even built the latest studio myself! I am not mixing so many commercials now, but tv shows - cooking shows, travel shows, dog shows, surfing movies and occasionally recording some music, which is what I really want to do.
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    Best Lyrics Ever

    Some people like to go out dancing And other people, (like us) they gotta work And there's always some evil mothers They'll tell you life is full of dirt. And the women never really faint, And the villains always blink their eyes. And the children are the only ones who blush. 'Cause life is just to die. But, anyone who has a heart Wouldn't want to turn around and break it And anyone who ever played the part He wouldn't want to turn around and fake it
  4. A trip down memory lane to 1947 and the Fife 9 metre (Cruising 8 metre) Josephine, in one of her races to Hobart, leading at Wollongong - ahead of Morna! Another photo of the view from astern - note no lifelines! She is low freeboard so we are in full wet weather gear and pfds around Sydney Harbour. Third photo is of her sailing in late 2017. She is kept in fabulous condition and raced often.
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    I don't think this has been posted before: Far away in the tropical waters of the Caribbean, two prawns were swimming around in the sea. One was called Justin and the other was called Christian. Life was good, except that the prawns were constantly being chased and threatened by sharks. Finally one day, Justin said to Christian, "I'm tired of being a prawn. I wish I was a shark, then I wouldn't have to worry about being eaten." Just then a mysterious cod appeared and said, "Your wish is granted," and lo and behold, Justin turned into a shark. Horrified, Christian swam off, afraid of being eaten up by his old friend. Time went by and Justin found himself bored and lonely as a shark. All his old pals were afraid of him and swam away whenever he came near. Then one day he was out swimming and saw the mysterious cod. "I want to be a prawn again," said Justin. "Please change me back!" And lo and behold, the cod changed him back to a prawn. With tears of joy in his little eyes, Justin swam to Christian's house and knocked on the door. "It's me, Justin, your old friend! Come out and see me!" he shouted. "No," said Christian. "I'll not be tricked. You're a shark and you will eat me!" Justin cried back, "No, I'm not! That was the old me. I've changed. I've found Cod, I'm a prawn again, Christian!"
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    I started eating feathers, but I got down in the dumps.
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    My wife asked me to take a spider out rather than kill it. So I did. We had a few beers - nice guy, wants to be a web designer.
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    Race Committe Question

    Thanks everyone for your replies - you pretty much confirmed my thoughts.
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    Race Committe Question

    But even if this was not done am I correct in saying there is still the onus on competitors to start when they see their division flag at the Warning signal and the other flags and signals as per rrs 26?
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    Race Committe Question

    Is there a mandatory requirement for a Starting Vessel to hoist an AP if they are delaying a start sequence before any races? Or can they go into sequence at any time after the scheduled start time by simply displaying the first warning signal, course flag etc plus sounds? Or is it just a courtesy before any races, but required once the sequence has begun. Thanks for any comments.
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    Tasmanian devil chews through metal

    I did a shoot many years ago at a wildlife park in Sydney - inside the Tasmanian devil's cage - we were warned to kick back at them if they tried to attack (not actually connect with their faces) - but one of them got the cameraman, and almost bit through my microphone cable - nasty little things!
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Had a sailing mate who did the two-handed Trans Tasman many years ago - had a solid dodger that he named "the block of flats" - sailed from Sydney to Auckland in his dressing gown.
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    Adam 10m

    Here's my modified Adams Ten - done for solo and shorthanded sailing - has a fit out - toilet, galley, nav area, inboard diesel etc. Never had it measured for IRC, but had it strengthened and it would be Cat 1 compliant. Square top makes her almost unbeatable in light breezes.
  14. That's interesting, as since my club SASC got involved with Topyacht all results are on our website, not Topyacht's. I assumed most if not all clubs are the same - certainly however the Entry system and Yacht register are on Topyacht's site.
  15. TopYacht doesn't have the results, the individual clubs do - at least historically that is what has happened.