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  2. terrafirma

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    It was a walk in the park for Ben today and arguably no practice for his main focus. Japan have been penalized losing 2 of their best. Australia's starts have been the issue then you get caught up in the traffic. Ben spotted the opportunities that presented themselves all day. Be interesting to see the points table anyone got this yet?
  3. jack_sparrow

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    For those interested in what the legally non-binding nature of the agreed Political Declaration (attached to Withdrawal Agreement which is binding) and the Johnson Government's declaration to ignore/breach it means, this from the Law & Policy Blog a good read. The United Kingdom may think it is saying to EU “screw you” but in fact it is telling the world “screw us”. The moral hazard of the United Kingdom casually breaching the Political Declaration
  4. wind_apparent

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    Well. Like they say. Uk poached Nathan, and that’s a thing, and slingers was obviously distracted or something, and the America’s cup guys came in and did the America’s cup guy thing. It’s another level. Usa was showing some speed at least.
  5. Shortforbob


    If this is managed properly there will be a moratorium on billing anyone showing symptoms for consultations/testing and hospitalization if required.
  6. barfy

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    Everything is relative...they say. Why did the two best teams from last year do so shit? Handicap system a bit too effective?
  7. madboutcats

    SailGP 2020

    Why are you here Clean? Shouldn’t you be painting more non slip on your big mono so you can sail safely and slowly without spilling your Chardonnay
  8. barfy

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    We'll see how he does when he comes up against the tricksters in a year for the real deal. Being new he probably got: most practice, most sim, and he got goobs. Did he get one of the new wings?
  9. wind_apparent

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    The big boats are kinda squirrely... and the F50 is a way more stable platform in the stern with the double rudder. I would guess it’s a breeze in comparison.
  10. Panoramix

    Garcia Exploration 45

    AFAIK it depends of the boat. On some you start going sidewise as if you were driving on ice if with the board fully up. Some Ovnis do this.
  11. Horn Rock

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    It looked pretty fresh out there. Always a lot of twist in the main. Ashby loves that twist.
  12. nlmasopust

    What design is this?

    Many thanks for this rstone! This place sure has a wealth of knowledge...
  13. wind_apparent

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    Aardvark was having issues.... but they seem resolved now. Slingers will be back. Think Ben was coming in hot with some things he learned on the big boat, and with something to prove, and slingers was terrible on the dial up. The tech is super interesting, but the actual racing is kinda set it and forget it. Just like last year.
  14. mcmurdo

    "Culus Nauticus" (nautical a**hole)

    Not sure which Kootenay lodge CL was at, but I live in the middle of heli-ski country. Used to be at our house, if you were asleep at 8:30 on a Saturday morning, you weren't asleep at 8:31. One pleasant phone conversation with the lodge manager, and the flight path got changed, even though the most direct route was right over our house. Don't even hear the choppers any more. Backcountry ski lodges employ a lot of people around here, and they tend to be pretty conscious of their impact. The biggest concern is probably the mountain caribou around Revelstoke, and they do a lot of mitigation around that. Yes, I've been hiking alone on some gorgeous mountain ridge and had a heli-hiking group dropped off nearby, but a conversation with the guide and you know which ridges to avoid on what days. And yes, they burn a lot of dinosaur juice. Probably not as much as some of the other industries in the Kootenays. All in all, not more than a minor irritant. Oh... and I tele. (Sorry about that.)
  15. phill_nz

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    so it looks like ben is learning from ernesto and larry on how to run a successful campaign ... buy the best from wherever you can get them for whatever it costs
  16. animeproblem

    Random PicThread

    I always loved the slow growling pick slide at the end of that song.
  17. Jeff F

    Glut Of Used Boats (30') For Sale
  18. Boybland

    Youth America's Cup

    If it was say once a day yeah maybe... hence why a lot of people I disagree with a not on ignore. But when every thread is filled with the same quite deliberately untrue and only posted for point of winding people up comments, well there seems very little point reading the same shit for a thousandth time when it was still shit after the previous 999 times.
  19. terrafirma

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    It wasn't easy to watch. Commentator was a dickhead. Telemetry glitches. A real pity. If it's like this all the time it will fail as an event. Well done Ben but he hijacked 2 of the best from Team Japan and there were that many mistakes being made it was easy to come from behind if you were close enough. Australia look like they were having brain fades or some sort of problem it was hard to tell. Feel sorry for Nathan he has lost 2 of his best and had to replace them with inexperienced guys.
  20. zenmasterfred

    inexperienced couple buy a p.o.s. catamaran

    Holy Chainplate failure Bat Man! Pretty darned lucky they didn't come up through the deck and bring some it with them. I'm sure it will buff right out though.
  21. jack_sparrow

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    THREE MEN have been arrested in Strabane, Northern Ireland, for storming a church funeral service armed with knives and a hatchet. Note: Strabane is one of the poorest parts of NI having the most incidents like this than anywhere else outside Derry and housing a disident Republican element opposed to the GFA which is seen as cementing British rule over the North. And you think things can get a bit weird in NI ....and this is just the tweet replies. - Viking funeral surely - Lumberjack funeral and the mourners were on their lunch break.......Your honour....... - The deceased’s last words we’re “come on lads, let’s bury the hatchet” - All perfectly normal funeral accessories - They all look new. Bought for the occasion? - Some hardware shop was robbed recently you mean - We’re all those carried by only three people? Anyone carrying should have been arrested - Tree surgeons - It was the We love Kindling Club - You'd be feeling a bit silly when you're there with a wee Stanley blade and everyone else has an axe or machete!
  22. Pewit

    Weta anarchy

    I think shrink wrap is going to be too soft. If you don’t want to use T-rings, would it help to run the Dyneema through a stainless steel tube inserted through the mast or a protective cover used for bike or car cables? Feed the Dyneema though and then braid a loop either side for the stays.
  23. 2019 worlds! Charter Boats A limited number of charter boats will be available for this event. The charter boats will be supplied on a launching trolley as a hull with self-bailer, padded hiking strap, spars (composite 2018 worlds! Charter Boats A limited number of charter boats will be made available for charter through the ILCA entry system. The charter boats will be supplied on a launching trolley as a hull with self-bailer, padded hiking strap, spars (mast top section, appropriate bottom section and a boom), GRP centreboard and rudder in car
  24. Sugarscoop

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    Boats had different head sails on. The last start seemed to be a computer glitch as the graphics said everyone was about a second behind yet every boat got a penalty. What a nightmare to watch.
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