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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

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Is this what they mean by a wardrobe malfunction?

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And the austrians once again demonstrated that they would have been much better off going skiing!

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Hey! Check this out! It automatically depowers itself! Awesome!

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Quietly and with little fanfare, North Sails One Design unveils the Demi Moore, roto-molded spinnaker.

 

Rumor has it that the design was inspired by the actress' famous Vanity Fair cover.

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Head up! I'm losing pressure here.

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"can we ring up the designer and tell him the top is a little more open then the last model?"

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Dear fellow competitors, thank you for rolling that rotting nasty dead fish up in our mainsail...you're quite the jokers. But, paybacks a bitch, ain't it? P.S. Your missing thread is all balled up and stuffed into your bow. We left you a sewing needle as well, have fun with your embroidery!!! Hahahahaha!

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Always on the leading edge of technology, Team 26 flies the newest Quad-Symmetrical spinnaker.

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"Darned North sails shoulda gone with Ullman"

 

"I said run the tapes not ruin them"

 

"I guess you didn't anticipate that shift"

 

"The shoulders aren't projecting"

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damn bird!

 

'doh

 

hello, honey, i need some money...

 

PUMPP--(insert ripping sound).

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"Look on the bright side, we might make the Sailing Anarchy caption competition."

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I love the new window I just wish it was a litle lower...

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The new experimental UK "Tape-Drive" Spinnaker, "where less really is less!"

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1 I'm just going to move the draft of the chute down a bit

 

2 Did you tell the sailmaker to "eat my fuck again"?

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...And you thought adding a skylight was going to increase the value of this bitch...

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"Stupid Airlines, I can't believe they confiscated our spinnaker. Improvising is cool, but we have to make sure we get that bedsheet back to the hotel before check out time."

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For best result

 

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Tear along dotted line

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I have good news, and bad news. The good news is at least it isn't up sideways.........

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The new quadsymetric spinnaker under development down under

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Dude, how did you let the sailmaker convince you that a halter top runner was cutting edge?

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The first test of the new North Sails spinnaker reefing system is less than a complete success

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oh shit.

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Dude, you know how I was a bit late on the last take down. That won't be a problem this time!

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Driver: My brother's gonna kill us! He's gonna kill us! He's gonna kill you and he's gonna kill me, he's gonna kill us!

Crew: Hey man, just be glad I had fast reflexes!

Driver: My brother's gonna shit!

Crew: Make up your mind, dude, is he gonna shit or is he gonna kill us?

Driver: First he's gonna shit, then he's gonna kill us!

Crew: Relax, alright? My old man is a television repairman, he's got this ultimate set of tools. I can fix it.

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"In retrospect, using a thong for the downwind run wasn't such a good plan".

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They said skylights were the newest trend.

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"Well... (5 second pause) Shit."

 

:P:P:P

The winner! That sinking feeling where you know things are going to go downhill from here. Usually happens when you're winning at the time. A quite and reflective "..........Shit" is about all you can do about it

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XXX Sails Proudly Announces the Next Big Thing: Reefable Chutes.

Buy Yours Today... and Tomorrow... and next Thursday... and...

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Pole foreward!

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This month's caption contest is brought to you by Quantum Sail Design Group. (No these aren't Quantum Sails!). Quantum has some great prizes for the best three captions so have at it! Thanks to Guilain Grenier for the photo.

 

06/06/06

 

".....uhhhh that's not fast, is it?..."

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Skipper to Trimmer:

 

"Geez, that's not what I had in mind when I mentioned at the top mark that we were gunning for a horizon job."

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new from Victoria's Sails, Demi-spinnakers. also look for the brazilian cut mains.

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470-$1600

matching crew gear- $500

brand new north kite- $400

 

wishing you bought a quantum spinnaker -priceless

 

or

 

Now with half a kite our rating will go up and we might have a chance to win!

 

or

 

what's it rate?

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Fuck this glued seam shit - we're going back to stitching!

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AUT.

Another Useless Tear

or

Another Useless Trimmer

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Please God, don't let somebody send a photo to Tempesta.

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1)You paid how much for this ?

 

2) The draft looks a little forward!

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Trimmer: Hey Skip, do you still have the receipt for that new spinny?

Skipper: Why?!?

Trimmer: Umm, no reason really, just curious..

 

or

 

Trimmer: Umm, ahh.. Anyone else want to trim now?

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Sorry Skipper, i really had to go and there was no toilet paper!

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what was that ripping sound?

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Sailmaker: "so what did u think of the new shute?"

Trimmer: "i'm not sure. There was just something missing..."

 

AndyH

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1. Aaaahhh. So that's what that control line does...

 

2. Wait 'til our sponsors hear we shredded another one...

 

3. Look what that f*cking seagull just did!

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Crew: "Awww....umm skip..."

Skipper: "We're losing boatspeed concentrate on the task at hand...It's almost like our spinnaker has blown out"

Crew: :unsure:

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Crew: "Well, I've always said half a chute is better than one"

Skipper: "It's none, not one, you idiot"

Crew: "Oh...well half a chute is still better than none, right?"

Skipper: "Get off my boat"

 

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Crew: "So that's how the sunroof works!"

Skipper: "Sunroof? What sunr...oh."

 

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"It was the wind! I swear!"

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Betcha someone brought a banana aboard!

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Is that what they mean by a wardrobe malfuntion??

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Craftsman, NOT the tools of sailboat racing

 

Honey where's the last Depends??

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It didn't look like that lastnight when i used it for a blanket.

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its ok, i think we're still winning on corrected! (i know its od.)

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"Um, skip', theres something wrong with your spinaker"

 

"oops, my bad"

 

"well, isn't this embarassing"

 

"wasn't me!"

 

Dan

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This month's caption contest is brought to you by Quantum Sail Design Group. (No these aren't Quantum Sails!). Quantum has some great prizes for the best three captions so have at it! Thanks to Guilain Grenier for the photo.

 

06/06/06

 

Waddya mean you don't want a sunroof???

 

Reaper

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sailmaker - 10 hours to make and you blew it after 5 mins.... that'll be 5 Grand please.

 

 

owner - Doh!

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I told you not to get so close to the starting gun.

 

jibeset

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Skipper to crew - So after calling the new kite a “bitch” for 3 days now, you have finally pulled off “a little head” .....happy now?

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(News release, please distribute)

 

Now, from Quantum Sails R&D, a new concept in fathead spinnaker

design and technology! Not since M. Herbulot's balloon has the spinnaker

concept seen such a large and bold leap forward!

 

Using CFD design parameters and data from our twisted flow (tm!) wind

tunnel, we have developed a technical breakthrough in symmetrical

spinnaker design that minimizes tip vortex/masthead interference to give

you, the serious racing sailor, superior lift, winning forward drive,

lower CE, better stability deep offwind, better VMG, and a softer feel

all in a design destined to change not only one design racing, the

Olympics (tm!), but, we are sure, IOR and IMS racing for the

forseeable future. Judging by intense interest from the IACC

community, we are convinced that we are on to something new and

exciting!

 

Please call for a quote from one of our experienced and friendly

sailmakers, and buy yourself into the future of downwind sailing!

 

(SA cannot and will not vouch for the accuracy of the above claims.)

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