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Everything posted by jimx

  1. "Sailing" v "Yachting"

    Christ on a stick. If you think kids sailing C420s or Optis in wind aren't athletic then you haven't every seen kids sailing C420s or Optis in wind. We don't need some awesome new design that is equally as slow as the awesomely crappy boats we already all own. We need a USSailing that isn't pushing boats we can't afford. Ain't none of us can afford i420s, or RS Fevas, or whatever the fuck is the latest flavor of Olympic sucker-money bait.
  2. why am i here?

  3. Calling/denying buoy room

    What we see a lot is that folks at the top think that a port tack boat can call for room on a starboard tacked. Then at the bottom, they turn around and claim that you d Not have room until you gybe on the the final approach (usually starboard). if we’re approaching a downwind rounding, I’m on port and I’m pointing at your beam while running or broad reaching, them I have room and have for a long time.
  4. Eight Bells Vic Manning

    He was the best.
  5. J/22 hiking straps?

    We lent our boat to a crew that installed them. She RC then we’ve never found a scenario where we actually could use them.
  6. Olympic Classes for Paris 2024

    I don’t follow this, at all. I’m looking at HS coaching, College coaching, sailmakers, professional racing crew, boat maintenance, boat building, bottom cleaning, the list goes on and on and I don’t see any but the smallest percentage connected to the Olympics. There are the ODP coaches but they are mainly scamming the parents who think their kids are better than they are.
  7. Olympic Classes for Paris 2024

    Holy Shit yes. So much more exciting than kiting or any other x-game crap. With tech you could have live real time scoring so the announcers wouldn’t have to keep up with the big picture. Man that would just be incredible.
  8. Olympic Classes for Paris 2024

    I’m of the exact opposite opinion. The mixed gender will boost participation at the lowest levels. Off-shore keelboat will be fun to watch. This setup matches what regular folks actually do - with the exception of kiting. Nobody kites and it’s stupid to have them in the Olympics. The kids are not gonna time in to watch that. I mean cmon, people watch the running, throwing, curling, skiing, all the classic stuff. Nobody wants skating stunts at the Olympics and nobody wants kiting.
  9. Huh? New Sunfish Class?

    Stay on target guys. Farzad/LP is looting the store while we argue about the picture on the sign. Yes, it’s the name of the game for the last 40 years, but this is our game. And he is wrecking it for profit.
  10. Huh? New Sunfish Class?

    Everyone is arguing with the assumption that LP cares about Sunfish, trademarks, creating a brand, IP, etc, etc. C'mon, guys. LP is owned by Farzad Rastegar. His history with Maclaren is clear. He ran the North American branch of the company into the ground, transferring all of it's assets into foreign branches of the company. After stripping the NA branch of it's value, he had it declare bankruptcy. Don't forget he left families of kids who had lost fingers to go screw. Now: the biggest markets for Laser and Sunfish can't get parts. The Sunfish fight begins when the ICSA starts saying they'll get parts from other builders. And people are running around giving LP advice on building a brand and how to better care for sailors and the class?? Put two and two together. Farzad is stripping the NA Sunfish and Laser divisions of his company for all of their assets and wealth. When he is through, he'll abandon them. Having a thriving parts/boats business in NA gets in the way of that goal. He is a venture capitalist looking to loot. Negotiating with him with any other view is just futile and self-defeating. The guy doesn't think like you do, folks. He is looking after himself, and the rest of the world can burn, as far as he cares.
  11. Okay, either I am unusually stupid, or NBC's website sucks. Or both. But: can anyone give us a simple answer as to how we can watch the sailing? I get that I need to have cable so I can stream. And I see where they imply what they will be live-streaming. But the kids and I aren't at home during the day, is there anyway to watch a tape-delay? Do I have to go get a TiVo or whatever the hell they have these days? Is there any way to see the races that aren't featured on the NBC stream? Thanks for any help.
  12. Un-Sound Boatworks...

    Ordered on the phone, shipped a few days later, got it a few days after that. No problems no hassle from Sound. APS on the other hand told me it was out of stock, canceled the order, then went ahead and charged me and shipped it anyways. So now I have two.
  13. never fuckin' mind

    Dude we just cock-blocked McLovin
  14. never fuckin' mind

    Would you like to play a game?
  15. never fuckin' mind

    On your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness. So I got that going for me. Which is nice.
  16. never fuckin' mind

    I have a bad feeling about this...