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    Team NYYC

    The protocol prohibits test boats. A loophole in the wording allows the team to practice on small boats under 12 meters. Grenadier clearly complies and I don't think a lot of design resource was throw at it. By that, I don't think it provides a lot of clues about what the first Ineos boat will look like. I think it's main purpose was to discover how a boat like this handles and give the sailing team members something to challenge them. The design challenges at 75 feet will be very different. I think that Ineos and ETNZ are laser like focussed on the design challenges of Boat 1. At least, Luna Rossa are recruiting the best chefs in the world and conducting wine tastings during crew dinners on the TP52 circuit. I have no idea what Magic are up to, but honestly the boat in those pictures looks like sh1t. At least the images of Grenadier showed it foiling. respectfully IPL
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    Yacht club structure - Board or committee?

    Ahhh model railway clubs! Now there is an organization rife with liability risks. i am trying to envision the plaintiffs opening statement in the lawsuit for damages when an innocent bystander was run down by a model train.
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    Yacht club structure - Board or committee?

    Sounds sensible. Just make sure that both board and non-board flag officers are covered by D&O insurance.
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    Yacht club structure - Board or committee?

    Yes. But I freely admit that I know next to nothing about Australian law regarding incorporated associations. If a major global chocolate manufacturer accused your club burgee of infringing a trademark, then I am your man...but other than that unlikely scenario I am useless and have to rely on common sense like the rest of you.
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    Yacht club structure - Board or committee?

    Oh my goodness. Please : 1. Get good professional legal review of all of your organizational documents. Ask them to recommend the best organizational structure going forward. I am not going to second guess that advice because I am not familiar with Australian law but I would be shocked if they did not recommend incorporation. 2. Speak to you insurance agent and make sure that you have comprehensive Director and Officer insurance. 3. Set up an evening when your legal advisor explains your organizational structure to the officers of the club and their roles and responsibilities within that organization. Make it fun, serve beer, whatever it takes. This is as important as any other decision the club makes. Im begging you. This sounds like a great club and if the volunteers who run the club do not understand the difference between a committee and a board, they are setting themselves up for a fall. It may turn out that the club has superb organizational documents and everything is well taken care of...but by having an organizational meeting and annual general meetings , then you will all know your roles and be reassured knowing that club members can enjoy the club without fear of the unknown. Good Luck IPL PS A board doesnt need to add any layers to the organization. The board can consist of the committee or the heads of the various committees if you have several committees (and it sounds like you do)
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    Yacht club structure - Board or committee?

    I am not 100% sure that I understand both of Jack's comments. So I apologize in advance if I misunderstood Jack's post. Just to be clear, a legally constituted board of directors often REDUCES the personal liability of the individuals who supervise the activities of a club. This is probably the #1 reason that clubs organize themselves into limited liability entities (such as a corporation with a board or directors) versus an unincorporated entity with unlimited liability. Given the activities and sophistication of the club you describe, with paid employees providing services and sailing instructors taking kids on the water.....then the #1 piece of advice is that you should spend the $400 for an hour or so of a good lawyers time and get proper advice on your organizational structure. This is serious shit and you need professional advice.
  7. Until someone does...... For example if a former member of Canada's Olympic squad decided to start sailing Sharks for fun, would he be able to resist tweaking it?
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    Front Page: "Ban Them!"

    Compared to most Brits, she doesn't stint either. She bathes every other weekend and does laundry on a monthly basis. But the young of today, they just don't believe you.
  9. Sounds like too much work. Its no wonder that most OD losers take the more time efficient route of buying a PHRF boat and bribing the rating committee.
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    Front Page: "Ban Them!"

    https://projektgrenadier.com/ Jim Ratcliffe talking about building a replacement for the Landrover Defender. Click on the "Vision", then play the video.
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    Front Page: "Ban Them!"

    Hello Jack. I think you may have missed my point. My point was that criticism in this forum is pointing at the general risks of oil and gas extraction and not the specific risk of hydraulic fracture. In the study you shared, I pointed out that > 90% of the spills occured in production . They were not caused by the type of completion. The spills occurred from a producing well at the surface. It was not relevant whether the well was a conventional or hydraulic completion. In the 400 cases where a spillage occured during completion, how many occured at the surface thousands of feet away from the fracture? 99% ? I am one of the very few who has pointed at valid risks unique to hydraulic fracture and that is the disposal of produced water. Hydraulic fracture in the US is dominated by a few sophisticated pressure pumpers. Pre frac water is dominated by 3 or 4 players who are extremely sensitive to the regulatory regime around sources. The post frac water disposal is the Wild West. There are three types of opponents to hydraulic fracturing. 1. The nut jobs who claim that hydraulic fracturing causes earthquakes and sets rivers on fire....and that it is much more dangerous than conventional oil and gas extraction. 2. Those that think all oil and gas extraction is dangerous and that all oil and gas extraction should have tighter regulation. 3. Those that agree with #2....but think that hydraulic fracturing results in a greater amount of produced water and that there needs to be a specific tightening up of regulation around produced water. There are two types of supporters of hydraulic fracturing for shale gas. 1. Drill baby drill.....and fuck y'all! 2. Natural gas is the cleanest form of fossil fuel when burnt. We are running out of conventional gas basins. Hydraulic fracture gives the UK access to extended reserves of natural gas to replacing the rapidly depleting North Sea reserves. Done properly with proper regulation, this can be a good thing. Coming back to original topic of the thread....I see no evidence that Ineos belongs to category #1 so I do not think they should be banned from the AC. I think that to do so would be succumbing to the nut jobs.
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    Trying to decide which brand of spray pants to get

    Im with Rasputin on this. It really depends how much spraying you intend to do...but I prefer an overall. Home Depot carries some good options.
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    Front Page: "Ban Them!"

    UK: Natural Gas 42% of electricity (and 70% of heating for domestic residences) Nuclear 21% Coal and Other fossil fuels 12% Renewable s 24%
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    Front Page: "Ban Them!"

    Georgia : Natural gas 41% Nuclear 26% Coal 25% Renewable s 8%
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    Front Page: "Ban Them!"

    37% of Minnesota is generated from coal. Down from 49%. But until your state gets that down to single digits, its a bit early to oppose natural gas.