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  1. DarkHorse

    General fucking recall

    ...and since its a general, ADD is free and clear to fuck it up again (and the little damage he did cause may get cleared away once he goes to the ColRegs!!) They should vote him off the island!!!
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    How to score one class with two divisions?

    With the Opti, a large fleet with great disparity in skills between A and B fleets, one fluke race can greatly impact a division. eg, if B fleet normally gets 20-30th places, and then one B fleeter gets a 3rd, he may only be one place ahead of his next B-fleeter, but could wrap up the event with a 20 point margin in scoring bawsed on overall placings. Wouldn't happen all the time, but would push the B fleet to flyers due to the pure point advantage. The separate scoring makes fleet management more interesting. - Hate to see collusion, but highly doubtful and easily evident.
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    Technical University Munich Sailing Survey

    simple answer - whats on sale!
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    Is 'All pink on the outside gear' cool?

    ..then again, he may have received pre-authrorization for his advertising...even if its pink 20.2.3.3 (Advertising) shall be subject to prior authorization of the relevant National Authority for all Classes, Systems and events that are within its jurisdiction
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    Are Mount Gay Rum Hats Cool?

    Its simple - they are free hats. I lose a lot of them, and don't really give a shit which ones I lose. and if someone wants to give me a new, clean hat, so be it. I used to sail on a lime green boat - everyone asked how i could do that - answer was simple, it wasn't ME that had to look at it. Now, as for those Sailing Anarchy hats/shirts/etc -somebody expects us to actually pay for that crap.?!.....
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    Masthead vs Frac Assym

    Just look to Farr40s - Masthead F40 are faster and rate faster than a standard rig. We live in a light moderate area, and no one races fractional for anything. For offshore, sprit boats use MH up say 25kts and then they move to fractional which are more stable and faster.
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    shit show (front page)

    boat sailing on foils. boat tripped. wipe out.
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    PHRF, ULDB classes?

    Realistically, PHRF does a pretty good job of matching up wildly different horses, and iwldly different courses. yes, viritually all boats will have areas/wind ranges where they suck - and if its obvious that its not the crew (and usually it is the crew) then PHRF will listen, but needs something to go on - other PHRF area ratings, actual results (more detailed the better like actual leg timings versus other like boats), or with big boats their VPP based ratings and relative to their peers. My experience is that between the PH board, their industry inputs (sailmakers, designers, etc) and real world sailing results, they usually get it right. I do think that at then end of each season, they should look at the winners and likley hit them a second or two. That will start to drive parity for those who spend the money on brand new sails versus their peers with older, slightly slowers. If the A-holes defined above don't like competiton, tell them its just easier and cheaper to buy a pickle dish directly.
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    What's your boat beer?

    Never had anyone turn down a Pacifico!
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    Someone has been naughty!

    ..and we wonder why we are losing the core sailors in our fleets. If its cheating in the olympics, who really cares -- but imagine the indigation if you were getting 3rd in your local beer can series and you found out the guys arhead of you were cheating on their ratings and you should have won! Its okay, buy him a beer and congratulate him on getting away with it . No harm, no foul! Apparently everyone does it so its oaky to let it go.
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    PHRF, ULDB classes?

    The current N2E splits seem reasonable. The problem is when do boats start to plane. For example, SC50/52s are listed as ULDB, but they just don't plane (well maybe over 20 kts), while a J125 can start to plane at 4-16 knots. Unless we define ratings by predominat wind in the race (way too complicated for N2E), then the best we can do is split out the light weight sprit boats, and then use rating gaps within the ULDB and non-ULDB classes. But if the wind ever gets back over 18 kts for the race, then the TP52s will walk away from the sleds, the Hobie 33 will walk away from the....... Best we can do is keep the true displacements racing against like boats, else the wind range is too much a factor.
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    Santa Barbara to King Habor 2018

    Fan is right on, and assume you will pass closer to the island that seems prudent - buffalo gals don't pay often here.
  13. after seeing the 'new' Anarchy on the front page, I wondered how much it costs to get a new boat for SD beercan: so I looked for FT10 rebuild costs - found some on SA from last year: SCANAS Super Anarchist Members 190 5,637 posts Location:Brisbane Interests:Water and Mud Posted February 23, 2017 Its worth single figures 5-6k 2nd hand alloy boom with rigging $1k 2nd hand set of sails $5k New sails $17k Rudder $3k Bottom job $3k That's still 35k on the cheap end with an alloy boom! Albeit with shiny bottom & sails. ---now compare that to current, ready to sail prices of $35-44K, and Scot got a nice deal given the sweat equity he put into it. And the fleet now has another viable race boat!
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    Pac Cup 2018

    AIS is good for 7 miles - hell, you can see that far. only good for knowing if a given boat is going faster/slower and higher/lower - not good for offshore navigation. Tracker delay makes absolute sense. Else, you know exactly what the weather is at a any position on the course - sure helps the guys behind make decisions that the guys ahead had to make on seamanship alone. Depends weather you want to play at seamanship (including weather management, fleet management, etc) or simply a live video game where everyone would follow each other.