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#101 HHN92

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 10:30 PM

New additions In RED

AC - America's Cup
A4O - All 4 One - Potential challenger from France/Germany/Europe, now only racing the MedCup TP52
A5 - Alinghi Catamaran, SNG/EB's defender boat from AC33, defeated by GGYC's 17 'USA'
AC33 - DoG match between SNG A5 and GGYC USA 17, contested on Feb 12 and 14, 2010
AC45 - Training boat w/ wing sail for AC competitors of AC34, launched 1/17/11.
AC72 - Chosen weapon for AC34
ACC - America's Cup Composites, The AC repair facility and pit crew
ACCS - AC Challenger Series
ACDC- America's Cup Drinking Club Started at the Hi Dive in SF on Valentines Day 2012 by notable Cup Officials.
ACDS - AC Defender Series
ACEA - AC Event Authority
ACM - Americas Cup Management (AC32 and AC33)

ACRC - America’s Cup Review Committee
ACRM - Americas Cup Race Management (AC34)
ACT - AC Trust set-up by MSP/JTR to try gain control of the A-Cup
ACVL - Association des Clubs de Voile de le Region Lemanique (sailing assoc. of Lake Leman)
ACWS - AC World Series
ACYS - AC Youth Series, second use for the AC45
AD - Abu Dahbi, rumored defense venue (not)
ADMC - Africa Diaspora Maritime Corporation, sued GGYC for Defender entry 12/12/11
AG - Attorney General
AiD - Astrid In Dubai, videographer of the RAK AC site goings-on
Akas (crossbeams), Amas (floats/hulls), Vakas or Wakas (hulls) - Multihull boat parts. Some (few) of us can remember these
AL - Aleph Challenge 4/12 - withdrew from AC34 due to lack of funding
AoA - Angle of attack
AWA - apparent wind angle
AWS - apparent wind speed
AR - Artemis Racing , now CoR representative team of club KSSS
BA - Ben Ainslie, head of BAR, will sail AC34 with Defender OR
BAR - Ben Ainslie Racing, 2012/2013 ACWS team with aspirations to Challenge in AC35, Royal Cornwall YC
BB - Brad Butterworth, Butterballs, ButterNutz, Butterworthless
BBBLO - Big Bad Barely Legal (Barry) Ostrager, Alinghi lead attorney, part of 3rd best team
BBD - Big Bad Dennis, genial nickname for DC from '87.

BeerCans - America's CUP Fleet Racing   :lol: 
BF - Bob Fisher aka "The Fish" British yachting journalist

BMWO - BMW Oracle, BMW has since pulled-out of sponsoring OR team
BoFD - Breach of Fidicuary Duty, case filed against SNG by GGYC
Bondy - Alan Bond, Australian, boat owner and winner, 1983 match from NYYC
BOR - BMW Oracle Racing, lost the B recently
BOR 90 - DogZilla, USA 17, winner of AC33
BP - Bruno Peyron, ET, brother of Loik
BPV - Banque Populaire Five, JV (Trophee Jules Verne) challenging trimaran
BT - Bruno Trouble - Louis Vuitton, LV, LVC, LVPS, LVTS racing series
BYM - former website of MM, now for sale
CD - Chris Dickson
CD - Chris Draper, formerly TK helmsman, now with LR
CE - Center of Effort
CEQA - California Environmental Quality Act, MSP is a new expert
CF- Cory Friedman, SB courthouse rep/lawyer
CG - Center of Gravity
CHR - Customs House Register, see COD
CIC - Constructed in Country
CJ - Paul Campbell-James, LR Swordfish helm
CNdR - Club Nautico di Roma, former CoR for AC34, represented by ML
CNEV - EB's Spanish non-Yacht Club; 1st CoR for AC33 (dismissed by the court)
CNR - Club Not Represented
CoA - Court of Appeals
COD - Certificate Of Documentation
CoR - Challenger of Record, official challenger of MC event
CSS - Challenger Selection Series
CT - China Team, still sailing ACWS events
CZ - CheeZilla, mythical defending catamaran, SAAC nickname for A5
DAL - DZ photog in SD
DAS - Diesel Auxiliary Sloop or Diesel Assisted Sloop (aka Cheesezilla with engine, now BOR90 too)
DB - David Boies, Al Gore attny. and new lead attny for BOR (9/09) (use in context)
DB- Dean Barker, ETNZ helm, 'The Tripod', fave interviewee of Rennmaus
DC - Dennis Conner
Dicko - Chris Dickson, former Kiwi Magic helm, BOR skipper/CEO
DIYC - great Tampa Bay YC
DoG - Deed of Gift
DM - Bacon assisted Multi-Ballast
DoJ - Department of Justice
DA-W - DA-WOODY, SD photog of all things sailing, got FOX5 cam deal
DZ - DogZilla, BOR90, USA 17, giant challenging trimaran, winner of AC 33, SAAC nickname
EA - Event Authority, see ACEA
EB - Ernesto Bertarelli
ET - Energy Team, 7th competitor to enter, representing Yacht Club de France, now on hiatus looking for funding to sail AC35
ETNZ - Emirates Team New Zealand
EXSS - Extreme Sailing Series - X40's with a high quality 2011 season ahead. Includes Alinghi, Artemis, TNZ and others
FB - Francesco 'Cicci' Bruni, LR Piranha tactician
FF - full foiling

FFG - Full Foiling Gybe, or Fybing, or Fibing, or whatever someone comes-up with
Flexzilla - OR 17 a
FO - Fiber Optic
FP - Fred Le Peutrec , China Team helm starting Naples
FREO - Fremantle, Western Australia, '87 Cup venue
FT - Friar Tuck, TK's affectionate nickname for BB
FV - FareVela, Italian Sailing website and magazine
G3 - Groupama 3

GA - Glenn Ashby, ETNZ wing trimmer
GCR - Green Comm Racing, no longer in competition
GD - Grant Dalton, 'Dalts', ETNZ managing director/skipper
GGYC - Golden Gate Yacht Club, Defender of AC34
GLS - George L. Schuyler, author of DoG
GMR - Gilles Martin-Raget, official BOR photographer
GP3 - Groupama 3, BOR90's offshore cousin
GR - GreenComm Racing
GS - Grant Simmer, AC33: Alinghi Managing Director and Design Coordinator, AC34: with BAR
HB - Harold Bennett, banner of SNG's 'Mutinied Race Committee', PRO of AC33, working AC34 also
HHN92 - Some astute poster on the board
HR- Hamish Ross, Kiwi counsel to EB, sent to exile
IACC - International America's Cup Class
ICE - Internal Combustion Engine
IJ - International Jury, ISAF-appointed as independent arbiter of AC33 and AC 34
IM - Iain Murray, CEO of ACRM
IR - Interpretive Resolutions
IRS - US Internal Revenue Service
JAR - Just Another Regatta, what the AC could be if changes go too far, according to purists
JB - John Bertrand, helmsman AII, 1983 winner of AC from NYYC
JC - Justice Herman Cahn, first court judge
JC - John Craig, PRO of AC34 (use in context)
JCS - John Cox Stevens, lead syndicate member, America
JK - James Kearney, lead attorny for BMWO (context)
JK - John Kostecki, BOR tactician
JK - Juan K, Artemis designer
JS - James Spithill, 'The Spitter', BOR helmsman
JSK - Justice Shirley Kornreich, final court judge
JTR - JohnTommy Rosas, MAHGUAH SCALPS PILGRIMS (see MSP)
k_j - kiwi_jon
KJ - KiwiJoker
KM - Kyri McLellan, of the SF Mayor's office, super-sharp AC34 in SF enthusiast
KM - Sir Keith Mills, ex TO ex principle/chairman, aka SKM
KSSS - Kungliga Svenska Segel Sällskapet , Royal Swedish YC, replacement CoR AC34
LB - LeBlack, EB's 41' custom catamaran lake sailor
LBOS - CZ'z moniker, LeBlack on steroids
LE - Larry Ellision, Billionaire Behaving Badly, Oracle's CEO and BOR team owner

LET - Leading Edge Twist, the front section of the wing sail twisting for optimum angle of attack
LL - LiveLine, synched graphics over video from a moving camera for broadcast TV
LM - Lucien Masmejian, EB's valued advisor
LOA - Length Over All
LP - Loick Peyron, long time Multi sailor, world record holder, current JVT champion, from French ET, working with AR for AC34
LR - Luna Rossa, Prada-sponsored AC team
LV - Louis Vuitton
LVC - Louis Vuitton Cup
LVPS - Louis Vuitton Pacific Series
LW hull - leeward hull
LWL - Load Water Line, NOT including the rudders
MB - Mercury Bay Boat Club, yacht club that DoG'd SDYC in 1988
MC - Mutual Consent
MCMC - mutual consent, multi challenger match
ML - Mascalzone Latino; Italian AC, and other sailing team, represented the former CoR for AC34
MM - BYM/EB promotor, contributor, journalist, passed in her sleep, Nov. '09
MM - Maureen Mahoney, Hot winning attorney over BBBLO (must be in proper context to not mix w/BYM MM)
MOFAM - Mother Of All Masts, BOR90's largest stick, 180' +/- tall
MOL - Memorandum of Law
MoMo - another Maureen Mahoney moniker
Moose - Mike Sanderson, Team Origin honcho from NZ
MR - Match Racing
MSP - MAHGUAH_SCALPS_PILGRIMS (see JTR above)
MW - Magnus Wheatly, Rule69 blogger, occasional SA contributor
NF - non foiling
NO - Nathan Outteridge, Team Korea helm starting Naples, now with AR since late 2012
NOC - Notice of Challenge
NQ - No.Quarter, SA non-contributor
NY - New York
NYSC - New York Supreme Court
NYYC - New York Yacht Club
NZA - New Zealand Aotearoa (ETNZ's 2nd boat for AC34), may also become "AM - Aotearoa Magic"
OL - Ocean Lady, ship chartered by BOR
OR - Oracle Racing as of 1/1/11
ORC - Oracle Racing Coutts team
ORS - Oracle Racing Spithill team
PB - Patrizio Bertelli, LR and Prada owner
PC - Paul Cayard, Artemis CEO, aka 'The Stache'
PH - Peter Huston, journalist and SAAC participant, SA contributor
PI - Peter Isler, former Nav for BOR and TDC, S&S, AC commentator
PJM - Peter Montgomery - Voice of NZ yachting
POS - Piece of Sh*t
PP - pitchpole
PR - Public Relations
Prot - Protocol
PSS - Powered Sailing System
PT - party tent for Alinghi sailmaking
QLD - Queensland, Australia
RAK - Ras al-Khaimah, SNG chosen AC33 venue, ruled as non-compliant
RC - Russell Coutts, CEO of BMWO, ultimate AC Anarchist / Revolutionary
Renn - Rennmaus, Anarchist who has interviewed RC and DB and others, aka Renny
RG - Richard Gladwell - Writer for Sailworld.com
RH - Randy Hough, Can/Mex deep thinker/parser, can split a hair many ways
RM - Righting Moment
RMR - Red Maple Racing - Potential challenger from Canada (see below)
RNZYS - Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, former trustee, winner LVC and AC, home club for ETNZ
RPYC - Royal Perth Yacht Club, former trustee, '83 winner from NYYC
RS - Rickmers Singapore, shipped CZ to RAK
RTW - Round the World, refers to a race length, as-in VOR
RTYC - Royal Thames Yacht Club
RV - Rolf Vrolijk, Alinghi designer
RW - Richard Worth, CEO of ACEA
S&S - historical, astute AC 12m design firm, Olin Stephens firm
S&S - Stars & Stripes, DC's AC team from 1987 to present
SA - Sailing Anarchy
SA - Stuart Alexander, yachting writer for The Independent, aka The Vicar
SAAC - Sailing Anarchy America's Cup forum
SAYC - Sailing Anarchy Yacht Club
SB - Scuttlebutt, internet news site, CF's court reporting venue
SCOTW - Sailing Chic of the Week, of which MaMo was once chosen.
SCR - Surf City Racing, new photo/video journalist for SA
SDT - MSP nickname for A5
SDYC - San Diego Yacht Club
SF - San Francisco, city by The Bay, home to GGYC, Venue for AC34
SFBOS - The SF Board of Supervisors, they have their own singer commentator
SH - Seahorse Magazine/website
Shoebie - RTW and ENTZ Sailor/Director Kevin Shoebridge
SKM - Sir Keith Mills, TO principle/chairman
SL - Santiago Lange, Artemis AC5 helm, sparring partner for THutch
SLO - Scrappy Little Outfit (GGYC)
SNG - EB's Swiss Yacht Club, former trustee of AC32 & 33
SR - Stingray, The Stinger, aka Human Search Engine
Star Isfjord - 17's boat for the ride home to SF, due 2/26/11
STFU - Shut the F*ck Up
SW - SailWorld.com, internet news site
TA - 'The Advocate', or tits and ass, Trans Am (use in context)
TD$- The Daily Sail, internet news site
TE - Tom Ehman, Oracle spokesman, former F1 bureaucrat, form Flying Scott Champion
TH - Terry Hutchinson, THutch, Artemis
TK - Te Kooti the Kiwi, SA poster
TNZ - Team New Zealand, also ETNZ for 'Emirates' their main sponsor
TO - Team Origin - Almost made it as a challenger
TS - Tim Smyth of Core Builders
TS - Tom Schnackenberg aka "Schnacks" - Godfather of of modern sail design

TS - Tom Slingsby, OR team tactician and AC45 helm
TT - Torbjorn Tornqvist, billionaire owner, Artemis Racing
TWS - true Wind Speed
TWA - True Wind Angle
UAE - United Arab Emirates, potential AC33 venue sites
UBS - Swiss Bank, EB is on the board and they supported Alinghi in AC32
V&V - Voiles et Voiliers, French sailing website and magazine
V - Villeneuve
VAB - Vehicle Assembly Building, each team has one
VC - Venezia Challenge, excused from AC due to 'issues' with team, payments, etc.
VLC- Valencia, possible deed legal NH regatta site/AC32 site, confirmed AC33 site by CoA
VO - Vincenzo Onorato, Mascalzone Latino billionaire owner/syndicate head, former CoR for AC33 (withdrawn and replaced by AR)
VOR- Volvo Ocean Race, alternate event for TNZ or other idle teams
VPLP - Some multiuill design firm, Van Peteghem Laurient Prevost Yacht Design
VS - www.VSail.info Pierre's site
VZ - Vasilij Zbogar, helm for GC Racing
WH - WetHog, aka the Hogster, Hoggy
WHOMPER -Wild H Ornithological Multi Paneled Extrusion Replacement (BOR wing Sail)
WL - WhiteLightnin', SA contributor
WT - White Tiger, the Korea Challenge team, still competing in ACWS
WTF? - What the F*ck?
WW hull - windward hull
WZ - WingZilla, specifically the winged version of DZ
Y - The infamous concrete 'jig' guides for CZ
YC - Yacht Club
Z - Zurich
Zero - www.zerogradinord.it
ZG - see Zero



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Posted 02 June 2013 - 11:19 PM

We need Flybe, with a description and a (search for it) credit to whoever posted that first.

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 11:34 PM

^^ HHN92,  VO is AC34 former CoR, not AC33



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 06:06 PM

New additions In RED

AC - America's Cup
A4O - All 4 One - Potential challenger from France/Germany/Europe, now only racing the MedCup TP52
A5 - Alinghi Catamaran, SNG/EB's defender boat from AC33, defeated by GGYC's 17 'USA'
AC33 - DoG match between SNG A5 and GGYC USA 17, contested on Feb 12 and 14, 2010
AC45 - Training boat w/ wing sail for AC competitors of AC34, launched 1/17/11.
AC72 - Chosen weapon for AC34
ACC - America's Cup Composites, The AC repair facility and pit crew
ACCS - AC Challenger Series
ACDC- America's Cup Drinking Club Started at the Hi Dive in SF on Valentines Day 2012 by notable Cup Officials.
ACDS - AC Defender Series
ACEA - AC Event Authority
ACM - Americas Cup Management (AC32 and AC33)

ACRC - America’s Cup Review Committee
ACRM - Americas Cup Race Management (AC34)
ACT - AC Trust set-up by MSP/JTR to try gain control of the A-Cup
ACVL - Association des Clubs de Voile de le Region Lemanique (sailing assoc. of Lake Leman)
ACWS - AC World Series
ACYS - AC Youth Series, second use for the AC45
AD - Abu Dahbi, rumored defense venue (not)
ADMC - Africa Diaspora Maritime Corporation, sued GGYC for Defender entry 12/12/11
AG - Attorney General
AiD - Astrid In Dubai, videographer of the RAK AC site goings-on
Akas (crossbeams), Amas (floats/hulls), Vakas or Wakas (hulls) - Multihull boat parts. Some (few) of us can remember these
AL - Aleph Challenge 4/12 - withdrew from AC34 due to lack of funding
AoA - Angle of attack
AWA - apparent wind angle
AWS - apparent wind speed
AR - Artemis Racing , now CoR representative team of club KSSS
BA - Ben Ainslie, head of BAR, will sail AC34 with Defender OR
BAR - Ben Ainslie Racing, 2012/2013 ACWS team with aspirations to Challenge in AC35, Royal Cornwall YC
BB - Brad Butterworth, Butterballs, ButterNutz, Butterworthless
BBBLO - Big Bad Barely Legal (Barry) Ostrager, Alinghi lead attorney, part of 3rd best team
BBD - Big Bad Dennis, genial nickname for DC from '87.

BeerCans - America's CUP Fleet Racing   :lol: 
BF - Bob Fisher aka "The Fish" British yachting journalist

BMWO - BMW Oracle, BMW has since pulled-out of sponsoring OR team
BoFD - Breach of Fidicuary Duty, case filed against SNG by GGYC
Bondy - Alan Bond, Australian, boat owner and winner, 1983 match from NYYC
BOR - BMW Oracle Racing, lost the B recently
BOR 90 - DogZilla, USA 17, winner of AC33
BP - Bruno Peyron, ET, brother of Loik
BPV - Banque Populaire Five, JV (Trophee Jules Verne) challenging trimaran
BT - Bruno Trouble - Louis Vuitton, LV, LVC, LVPS, LVTS racing series
BYM - former website of MM, now for sale
CD - Chris Dickson
CD - Chris Draper, formerly TK helmsman, now with LR
CE - Center of Effort
CEQA - California Environmental Quality Act, MSP is a new expert
CF- Cory Friedman, SB courthouse rep/lawyer
CG - Center of Gravity
CHR - Customs House Register, see COD
CIC - Constructed in Country
CJ - Paul Campbell-James, LR Swordfish helm
CNdR - Club Nautico di Roma, former CoR for AC34, represented by ML
CNEV - EB's Spanish non-Yacht Club; 1st CoR for AC33 (dismissed by the court)
CNR - Club Not Represented
CoA - Court of Appeals
COD - Certificate Of Documentation
CoR - Challenger of Record, official challenger of MC event
CSS - Challenger Selection Series
CT - China Team, still sailing ACWS events
CZ - CheeZilla, mythical defending catamaran, SAAC nickname for A5
DAL - DZ photog in SD
DAS - Diesel Auxiliary Sloop or Diesel Assisted Sloop (aka Cheesezilla with engine, now BOR90 too)
DB - David Boies, Al Gore attny. and new lead attny for BOR (9/09) (use in context)
DB- Dean Barker, ETNZ helm, 'The Tripod', fave interviewee of Rennmaus
DC - Dennis Conner
Dicko - Chris Dickson, former Kiwi Magic helm, BOR skipper/CEO
DIYC - great Tampa Bay YC
DoG - Deed of Gift
DM - Bacon assisted Multi-Ballast
DoJ - Department of Justice
DA-W - DA-WOODY, SD photog of all things sailing, got FOX5 cam deal
DZ - DogZilla, BOR90, USA 17, giant challenging trimaran, winner of AC 33, SAAC nickname
EA - Event Authority, see ACEA
EB - Ernesto Bertarelli
ET - Energy Team, 7th competitor to enter, representing Yacht Club de France, now on hiatus looking for funding to sail AC35
ETNZ - Emirates Team New Zealand
EXSS - Extreme Sailing Series - X40's with a high quality 2011 season ahead. Includes Alinghi, Artemis, TNZ and others
FB - Francesco 'Cicci' Bruni, LR Piranha tactician
FF - full foiling

FFG - Full Foiling Gybe, or Fybing, or Fibing, or Flybing, or whatever someone comes-up with that sticks (apply for credit of origination)
Flexzilla - OR 17 a (jr)
FO - Fiber Optic
FP - Fred Le Peutrec , China Team helm starting Naples
FREO - Fremantle, Western Australia, '87 Cup venue
FT - Friar Tuck, TK's affectionate nickname for BB
FV - FareVela, Italian Sailing website and magazine
G3 - Groupama 3

GA - Glenn Ashby, ETNZ wing trimmer
GCR - Green Comm Racing, no longer in competition
GD - Grant Dalton, 'Dalts', ETNZ managing director/skipper
GGYC - Golden Gate Yacht Club, Defender of AC34
GLS - George L. Schuyler, author of DoG
GMR - Gilles Martin-Raget, official BOR photographer
GP3 - Groupama 3, BOR90's offshore cousin
GR - GreenComm Racing
GS - Grant Simmer, AC33: Alinghi Managing Director and Design Coordinator, AC34: with BAR
HB - Harold Bennett, banner of SNG's 'Mutinied Race Committee', PRO of AC33, working AC34 also
HHN92 - Some astute poster on the board
HR- Hamish Ross, Kiwi counsel to EB, sent to exile
IACC - International America's Cup Class
ICE - Internal Combustion Engine
IJ - International Jury, ISAF-appointed as independent arbiter of AC33 and AC 34
IM - Iain Murray, CEO of ACRM
IR - Interpretive Resolutions
IRS - US Internal Revenue Service
JAR - Just Another Regatta, what the AC could be if changes go too far, according to purists
JB - John Bertrand, helmsman AII, 1983 winner of AC from NYYC
JC - Justice Herman Cahn, first court judge
JC - John Craig, PRO of AC34 (use in context)
JCS - John Cox Stevens, lead syndicate member, America
JK - James Kearney, lead attorny for BMWO (context)
JK - John Kostecki, BOR tactician
JK - Juan K, Artemis designer
JS - James Spithill, 'The Spitter', BOR helmsman
JSK - Justice Shirley Kornreich, final court judge
JTR - JohnTommy Rosas, MAHGUAH SCALPS PILGRIMS (see MSP)
k_j - kiwi_jon
KJ - KiwiJoker
KM - Kyri McLellan, of the SF Mayor's office, super-sharp AC34 in SF enthusiast
KM - Sir Keith Mills, ex TO ex principle/chairman, aka SKM
KSSS - Kungliga Svenska Segel Sällskapet , Royal Swedish YC, replacement CoR AC34
LB - LeBlack, EB's 41' custom catamaran lake sailor
LBOS - CZ'z moniker, LeBlack on steroids
LE - Larry Ellision, Billionaire Behaving Badly, Oracle's CEO and BOR team owner

LET - Leading Edge Twist, the front section of the wing sail twisting for optimum angle of attack
LL - LiveLine, synched graphics over video from a moving camera for broadcast TV
LM - Lucien Masmejian, EB's valued advisor
LOA - Length Over All
LP - Loick Peyron, long time Multi sailor, world record holder, current JVT champion, from French ET, working with AR for AC34
LR - Luna Rossa, Prada-sponsored AC team
LV - Louis Vuitton
LVC - Louis Vuitton Cup
LVPS - Louis Vuitton Pacific Series
LW hull - leeward hull
LWL - Load Water Line, NOT including the rudders
MB - Mercury Bay Boat Club, yacht club that DoG'd SDYC in 1988
MC - Mutual Consent
MCMC - mutual consent, multi challenger match
ML - Mascalzone Latino; Italian AC, and other sailing team, represented the former CoR for AC34
MM - BYM/EB promotor, contributor, journalist, passed in her sleep, Nov. '09
MM - Maureen Mahoney, Hot winning attorney over BBBLO (use in context w/BYM MM)

MM - Monster Mash, SAAC poster and photog providing pics of the AC72's and bases around SF (use in context)
MOFAM - Mother Of All Masts, BOR90's largest stick, 180' +/- tall
MOL - Memorandum of Law
MoMo - another Maureen Mahoney moniker
Moose - Mike Sanderson, Team Origin honcho from NZ
MR - Match Racing
MSP - MAHGUAH_SCALPS_PILGRIMS (see JTR above)
MW - Magnus Wheatly, Rule69 blogger, occasional SA contributor
NF - non foiling
NO - Nathan Outteridge, Team Korea helm starting Naples, now with AR since late 2012
NOC - Notice of Challenge
NQ - No.Quarter, SA non-contributor
NY - New York
NYSC - New York Supreme Court
NYYC - New York Yacht Club
NZA - New Zealand Aotearoa (ETNZ's 2nd boat for AC34), may also become "AM - Aotearoa Magic"
OL - Ocean Lady, ship chartered by BOR
OR - Oracle Racing as of 1/1/11
ORC - Oracle Racing Coutts team
ORS - Oracle Racing Spithill team
PB - Patrizio Bertelli, LR and Prada owner
PC - Paul Cayard, Artemis CEO, aka 'The Stache'
PH - Peter Huston, journalist and SAAC participant, SA contributor
PI - Peter Isler, former Nav for BOR and TDC, S&S, AC commentator
PJM - Peter Montgomery - Voice of NZ yachting
POS - Piece of Sh*t
PP - pitchpole
PR - Public Relations
Prot - Protocol
PSS - Powered Sailing System
PT - party tent for Alinghi sailmaking
QLD - Queensland, Australia
RAK - Ras al-Khaimah, SNG chosen AC33 venue, ruled as non-compliant
RC - Russell Coutts, CEO of BMWO, ultimate AC Anarchist / Revolutionary
Renn - Rennmaus, Anarchist who has interviewed RC and DB and others, aka Renny
RG - Richard Gladwell - Writer for Sailworld.com
RH - Randy Hough, Can/Mex deep thinker/parser, can split a hair many ways
RM - Righting Moment
RMR - Red Maple Racing - Potential challenger from Canada (see below)
RNZYS - Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, former trustee, winner LVC and AC, home club for ETNZ
RPYC - Royal Perth Yacht Club, former trustee, '83 winner from NYYC
RS - Rickmers Singapore, shipped CZ to RAK
RTW - Round the World, refers to a race length, as-in VOR
RTYC - Royal Thames Yacht Club
RV - Rolf Vrolijk, Alinghi designer
RW - Richard Worth, CEO of ACEA
S&S - historical, astute AC 12m design firm, Olin Stephens firm
S&S - Stars & Stripes, DC's AC team from 1987 to present
SA - Sailing Anarchy
SA - Stuart Alexander, yachting writer for The Independent, aka The Vicar
SAAC - Sailing Anarchy America's Cup forum
SAYC - Sailing Anarchy Yacht Club
SB - Scuttlebutt, internet news site, CF's court reporting venue
SCOTW - Sailing Chic of the Week, of which MaMo was once chosen.
SCR - Surf City Racing, new photo/video journalist for SA
SDT - MSP nickname for A5
SDYC - San Diego Yacht Club
SF - San Francisco, city by The Bay, home to GGYC, Venue for AC34
SFBOS - The SF Board of Supervisors, they have their own singer commentator
SH - Seahorse Magazine/website
Shoebie - RTW and ENTZ Sailor/Director Kevin Shoebridge
SKM - Sir Keith Mills, TO principle/chairman
SL - Santiago Lange, Artemis AC5 helm, sparring partner for THutch
SLO - Scrappy Little Outfit (GGYC)
SNG - EB's Swiss Yacht Club, former trustee of AC32 & 33
SR - Stingray, The Stinger, aka Human Search Engine
Star Isfjord - 17's boat for the ride home to SF, due 2/26/11
STFU - Shut the F*ck Up
SW - SailWorld.com, internet news site
TA - 'The Advocate', or tits and ass, Trans Am (use in context)
TD$- The Daily Sail, internet news site
TE - Tom Ehman, Oracle spokesman, former F1 bureaucrat, form Flying Scott Champion
TH - Terry Hutchinson, THutch, Artemis
TK - Te Kooti the Kiwi, SA poster
TNZ - Team New Zealand, also ETNZ for 'Emirates' their main sponsor
TO - Team Origin - Almost made it as a challenger
TS - Tim Smyth of Core Builders
TS - Tom Schnackenberg aka "Schnacks" - Godfather of of modern sail design

TS - Tom Slingsby, OR team tactician and AC45 helm
TT - Torbjorn Tornqvist, billionaire owner, Artemis Racing
TWS - true Wind Speed
TWA - True Wind Angle
UAE - United Arab Emirates, potential AC33 venue sites
UBS - Swiss Bank, EB was formally on the board and they supported Alinghi in AC32
V&V - Voiles et Voiliers, French sailing website and magazine
V - Villeneuve
VAB - Vehicle Assembly Building, each team has one
VC - Venezia Challenge, excused from AC due to 'issues' with team, payments, etc.
VLC- Valencia, possible deed legal NH regatta site/AC32 site, confirmed AC33 site by CoA
VO - Vincenzo Onorato, Mascalzone Latino billionaire owner/syndicate head, former CoR for AC34 (withdrawn and replaced by AR)
VOR- Volvo Ocean Race, alternate event for TNZ or other idle teams
VPLP - Some multiuill design firm, Van Peteghem Laurient Prevost Yacht Design
VS - www.VSail.info Pierre's site
VZ - Vasilij Zbogar, helm for GC Racing
WH - WetHog, aka the Hogster, Hoggy
WHOMPER -Wild H Ornithological Multi Paneled Extrusion Replacement (BOR wing Sail)
WL - WhiteLightnin', SA contributor
WT - White Tiger, the Korea Challenge team, still competing in ACWS
WTF? - What the F*ck?
WW hull - windward hull
WZ - WingZilla, specifically the winged version of DZ
Y - The infamous concrete 'jig' guides for CZ
YC - Yacht Club
Z - Zurich
Zero - www.zerogradinord.it
ZG - see Zero

 



#105 Tornado-Cat

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 03:25 AM

I don't know how pinned 4 threads. This one should be the only one pinned for the few newbies coming here....



#106 SW Sailor

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 05:21 AM


Probably thru the process of pinning - just a guess.






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