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I’ve been scewed out of 2 good starts in a row along with others  by a ling time rules blind idiot. I addressed it in several emails to the committee and they sent out an email to all to be “considerate” at the start of the beercan races. Nicely worded. This week they will talk to that person about it and if they do it again that are out for the season. I have tons of skin in the boat game here and they don’t need me walking away due to disgust at consistent and pervasive rules violations by one or a few.

 

Ah great work! 

So you are enforcing the RRS by emailing the committee?  Is that part of the rules?  Haven't seen that clause.

Just did a search and can't find it. 

Not convinced that's leading by example though.  Have you thought about using the rules yourself to address the problem ?

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Yup. I was asked to hold off on protesting 2 weeks ago when they came around the pin end 30 seconds early and drove down on me and my perfect start. Week before -same thing. A blast email was sent out to cover this problem and it occurred again. I’ll be protesting tonight.

I’ve held off because I restored the boat 54 years ago. It’s now beat up from neglect and abuse and have had nothing but slander since. Did a great job for someone that doesn’t like to pay for what they order so I’ve avoided any contact. That will change tonight 

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7 minutes ago, Sail4beer said:

Yup. I was asked to hold off on protesting 2 weeks ago when they came around the pin end 30 seconds early and drove down on me and my perfect start. Week before -same thing. A blast email was sent out to cover this problem and it occurred again. I’ll be protesting tonight.

I’ve held off because I restored the boat 54 years ago. It’s now beat up from neglect and abuse and have had nothing but slander since. Did a great job for someone that doesn’t like to pay for what they order so I’ve avoided any contact. That will change tonight 

<hijack> - you restored it 54 years ago and it's still out the competing?  I was impressed w/what you'd shared of your work before - now I'm flabbergasted!  ;-)   </hijack>

Hope the guy bustin' the line gets squared away - do you think he's clueless, or just hoping to keep getting away with barging the line? 

 

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That’s 4 years ago, sorry! And I think this person and her entire crew are just ignorant to the rules and I know them all.

I’m on starboard 20 seconds to the start and they’re Ive so they just sweep around the pin and under some bigger boats and wedge into my spot and start heading down for clearer air. My crew is calling up!up! and their crew is telling her down! Down! 

I had a good customer(from the new sails thread) leeward and on starboard and he wouldn’t give and inch( understandably) and my boat is in Bristol condition and I’m NOT getting hit  under any circumstances. She’s on a collision course with me and I had to bag my sails and let those 2 squeeze ahead. That ain’t fair... He had clear air and she got bagged heavily with me in tow. I broke free of her gas and beat her by 3 minutes to the windward mark and 10 at the end of the race.

I’m going to have to start at the dock end of the line to avoid her and I’ll still beat her around every mark. 

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1 hour ago, Sail4beer said:

Since I’m the one taking care of the shitbanging line bargers here in the US, I don’t need to hear about your hard work informing the Sailing community about the basic rules of seamanship on this thread. 

I’m actually doing something about it.

I’ve been scewed out of 2 good starts in a row along with others  by a ling time rules blind idiot. I addressed it in several emails to the committee and they sent out an email to all to be “considerate” at the start of the beercan races. Nicely worded. This week they will talk to that person about it and if they do it again that are out for the season. I have tons of skin in the boat game here and they don’t need me walking away due to disgust at consistent and pervasive rules violations by one or a few.

 

 

So you wrote to the committee.....did you protest the other boat.  If not stop bitching about it and expecting someone else to take care of it for you.  If you did protest them - good on you. 

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The committee explicitly asked the entire fleet to reedrain from protesting to see if the offender would do it again. She did and it will be dealt with this evening if need be. 

The committee explicitly stated “ it is not our intent to hear protests in this light hearted regatta”. I responded that under the rules of Sailing it is the committees duty and responsibility to hear protests if we are Sailing under US Sailing rules. So there. I did something

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And I’ll protest the committee if they refuse to hear a protest. They already know I don’t want to race because of this shit and they like and respect me.

And in the earlier post I didn’t mean I know all the rules. I meant all the crew on the boat I was talking about.

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Me and twin bro are taking my 86 year old Dad out so I doubt there will be much colliding. However, my Dad always feels better after he yells at some poor bastard who “might” eventually be in the way!

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On 7/11/2018 at 11:15 PM, Sail4beer said:

That’s 4 years ago, sorry! And I think this person and her entire crew are just ignorant to the rules and I know them all.

I’m on starboard 20 seconds to the start and they’re Ive so they just sweep around the pin and under some bigger boats and wedge into my spot and start heading down for clearer air. My crew is calling up!up! and their crew is telling her down! Down! 

I had a good customer(from the new sails thread) leeward and on starboard and he wouldn’t give and inch( understandably) and my boat is in Bristol condition and I’m NOT getting hit  under any circumstances. She’s on a collision course with me and I had to bag my sails and let those 2 squeeze ahead. That ain’t fair... He had clear air and she got bagged heavily with me in tow. I broke free of her gas and beat her by 3 minutes to the windward mark and 10 at the end of the race.

I’m going to have to start at the dock end of the line to avoid her and I’ll still beat her around every mark. 

Saw a start recently in a OD fleet where the new enthusiastic guy running the line was called up, so he responded "but you are pushing me over the line!"

Seriously, that's what he said.

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It’s amazing to watch!

You can’t make this stuff up and most will never learn.

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We got a clean start mid line and never saw the usual suspect and finished 2nd behind the x-21 from the new sails thread. Heard there was the usual start line foul this morning and no one protested. It promotes bad Sailing tactics...

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On 7/11/2018 at 8:17 PM, random said:

You mean like the time we sailed over the top and away from you at 16 knots with the big kite up while a crew member handed out sandwiches? And then later Elle Macpherson rode into the yacht club bar on a unicorn and spent the night giving me blow jobs under a rainbow? That time?

No I don't recall that day.

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4 hours ago, Peanut Butter said:

Lake Champlain? 

Hotfoot 20.  On Bow River perhaps?  Poster is from Red Deer AB.

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On 6/25/2018 at 6:55 PM, hoppy said:

 

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BTW she spent a week sailing with me...

She is recently single

Much more interesting to sail with than anyone the ass clown knows 

 

Poor girl looks like she has a terrible head ache.

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1 minute ago, LB 15 said:

Poor girl looks like she has a terrible head ache.

This shoot was done recently after she broke up with her boy friend. So it's likely to be an expression of sadness, loneliness and feeling unwanted. But all of that could be causing a headache as well.

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7 hours ago, random said:

Saw a start recently in a OD fleet where the new enthusiastic guy running the line was called up, so he responded "but you are pushing me over the line!"

Seriously, that's what he said.

Yeah those Opti kids can be pretty brutal.

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9 minutes ago, hoppy said:

This shoot was done recently after she broke up with her boy friend. So it's likely to be an expression of sadness, loneliness and feeling unwanted. But all of that could be causing a headache as well.

Who was the client? Are they making ads for Meth now?

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38 minutes ago, hoppy said:

This shoot was done recently after she broke up with her boy friend. So it's likely to be an expression of sadness, loneliness and feeling unwanted. But all of that could be causing a headache as well.

Well, I guess maintaining a relationship could be pretty challenging when one side keep posting "look at me i'm fucking hot" pictures like that on the interweb.

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39 minutes ago, LB 15 said:

Who was the client? Are they making ads for Meth now?

If it was a Meth ad then where's my local dealer?

She probably did it for her portfolio..

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11 minutes ago, random said:

Well, I guess maintaining a relationship could be pretty challenging when one side keep posting "look at me i'm fucking hot" pictures like that on the interweb.

Yes that's right snowflake... 


You'd prefer photos like this from your woman..

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15 hours ago, Peanut Butter said:

Lake Champlain? 

No Glenmore Resivor Calgary Alberta. 

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