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#1 MR.CLEAN

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 01:46 PM

The breeze is more on today than it's been all week, though it's a mixed blessing, because it's NWly, and too damned cold for me. If I wanted cold, I'd have stayed in Charleston!

Worse is the fact that we were up until well after 4 AM, having rushed Meredith to the E.R. with severe abdominal pain that had her crying and screaming. She's a tough chick - she puts up with conditions that reduce grown men to tears - but this pain was just too much to handle.

It turned out to be kidney stones of all things, and she's going to be fine - and back shooting her great stuff today. And if things get boring, we can always just eat one of the percocets she got!

Seriously though - Lang Ryder and everyone at the LYC was extremely helpful to us - it's a really good bunch of people down there. Though a very good Anarchist is actually who saved the day - leave it to the SA community to find us an Emergency Room doc willing to see us at 11 PM on a Saturday night.

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 02:07 PM

After Star's DSQ last night, here are the standings:

1. New Wave, Melges 32, Marty Kullman/ Mike Carroll/Scott Nixon, Clearwater, FL, USA - 3, 13, 1, 2, 17, 3, [17] ; 22
2. Q, Melges 32, Jim Swartz/Gavin Brady, Edgartown, MA, USA - 1, 6, 7, 1, 11, 9, [11] ; 24
3. CALVI Network, Melges 32, Carlo Alberini/Gabriele Benussi, Italy - 10, 3, 2, 6, 3, 13, [13] ; 24
4. Samba Pa Ti, Melges 32, John Kilroy, Jr./Terry Hutchinson, San Francisco, CA, USA - 9, 2, 3, 5, 10, 7, [10] ; 26
5. roXanne, Melges 32, Kip Meadows, Rocky Mount, NC, USA - 2, 14, 11, 21/DSQ, 4, 2, [21] ; 33
6. Dark n' Stormy, Melges 32, Edward Tillinghast, New York, NY, USA - 4, 4, 19, 3, 16, 8, [19] ; 35
7. STAR, Melges 32, Jeff Ecklund/Harry Melges, III, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA - 14, 1, 10, 10, 1, 21/DSQ, [21] ; 36
8. Ninkasi, Melges 32, John Taylor/Anthony Kotoun, Big Sky, MT, USA - 11, 12, 5, 18, 7, 1, [18] ; 36
9. Red, Melges 32, Joe Woods/Morgan Reeser, Torbay, UK - 15, 7, 4, 7, 6, 12, [15] ; 36
10. Leenabarca, Melges 32, Alex Jackson/Dave Ullman, Riverside, CT, USA - 13, 5, 9, 12, 8, 5, [13] ; 39
11. Bliksem, Melges 32, Pieter Taselaar/Jeremy Wilmot, New York, NY, USA - 7, 17, 6, 4, 14, 11, [17] ; 42
12. Bitipi, Melges 32, Savino Formentini, Italy - 16, 11, 12, 11, 5, 4, [16] ; 43
13. Taboo, Melges 32, Stephen Pugh/Seadon Wijsen, Sausalito, CA, USA - 12, 18, 18, 14, 2, 6, [18] ; 52
14. Arkle, Melges 32, Kate Mullin/Richard Clark, Port Credit, CAN - 6, 10, 13, 15, 9, 17, [17] ; 53
15. Nitemare, Melges 32, Tom Neill/Bill Faude/Jeff Madragali, Chicago, IL, USA - 8, 16, 14, 8, 19, 14, [19] ; 60
16. Shakedown, Melges 32, Geoff Pierini/Charlie Ogletree, Perth Amboy, NJ, USA - 19, 8, 8, 16, 18, 15, [19] ; 65
17. Lake Effect, Melges 32, Bob Hesse/Max Skelley, Youngstown, NY, USA - 5, 15, 15, 17, 15, 16, [17] ; 66
18. Argo, Melges 32, Jason Carroll, New York, NY, USA - 21/DSQ, 20, 20, 9, 13, 10, [21] ; 72
19. Highlife, Melges 32, Peter Rogers/Kevin Harrapp, Lymington, UK - 17, 19, 17, 13, 12, 18, [19] ; 77
20. Team Barbarians, Melges 32, Stuart Simpson, London, UK - 18, 9, 16, 19, 20, 19, [20] ; 81

Good interview with the kiddies coming up.

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 02:12 PM

Glad to hear that your wife is OK - and thanks for the coverage... those of us digging out from under two feet of snow appreciate it.

Well done Alan and thanks for the shots Mer.

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 02:25 PM

The lake effect is cranked up here at home today. Hopeing Bob does the same down there

good stuff clean and crew

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 02:33 PM

I have to say that I am absolutely shocked at the behavior of Class Secretary (and Melges marketing/advertising agency chick Joy Dunigan, and I'm just now starting to understand why, I think. I thought I'd be able to keep whatever conflict we have off this report, but the reason that you enjoy reading OTW Anarchy is that it is, above all else, HONEST. And I'm really, really pissed, and once again, she's slapped SA in the face with her petty, personal antics.

It's not fluffy PR, it's not sanitized bullshit, and it works far better than anything else that these clowns try to do.

It turns out though, that Joy hates SA. And really, really hates me. She hates us so much that in her official press release yesterday, under the part labeled "media frenzy,"

MEDIA FRENZY
PHOTO GALLERIES, presented by Protector. There is a wealth of photo galleries now online for the 2008 Melges 32 Gold Cup, in particular Sharon Green, Lauderdale Yacht Club photograher John Payne and class photographer Joy Dunigan. Also, Sail22's Ed Furry has delivered the goods as well. A very special thanks to Protector Boats that has made the Gold Cup Photo Galleries possible.

VIDEO. Chris Love with Sailgroove.org has now uploaded plenty of video from today's Gold Cup races.

IM32CA BLOG. On the water reporting was conducted today. Racing highlights, photos and videos are all online. Catch-up on all things Melges 32 at the Official Blog of the International Melges 32 Class Association. Special thanks to onsite Melges 32 Class European Correspondent Justin Chisholm with Offshore Rules. Visit Offshore Rules for Justin's full reports."


So let's get this straight: The Public Relations/Media Officer for the class is lucky enough to have On-The-Water Anarchy - the regatta reporting arm of the most popular sailing website in the world - at the event. It's sponsored by Latis, Point Loma, and SLAM, so it's not like they have to pay for it. That's a hell of a coup, right? Any PR person would be overjoyed at this...especially when the producer and commentator of the report is the guy who's given Melges boats more positive coverage over the past three years than anyone else on the planet, and what really translates into tens of thousands of dollars of free advertising.

The Class President personally invited us, the club Commodore is excited to see us and repeatedly asks what else he can for us do to make our coverage better, and our coverage already has thousands and thousands of hits.

Yet this Class Secretary specifically omits any reference to us. Despite the fact that the VICE PRESIDENT OF THE COMPANY THAT HIRED HER is doing our live commentary with us!

So I blow my top, and call up Burdick, and ask him if all his employees are that incompetent. He calls Joy and tells her to change it, she amends her story slightly with a paragraph at the very bottom of the screen, ON THE WATER ANARCHY. Sailing Anarchy's famous On-The-Water Anarchy provided coverage with guest commentator Andy Burdick, president of Melges Performance Sailboats. Photos, video and more are also available online at sailinganarchy.com

It is obvious that Joy advised Melges for years to stick with Scuttlebutt and avoid advertising with SA. With the writing so obviously on the wall about both the rapidly arriving death of print media, and the irrelevance of Scuttlebutt, Melges finally saw the light and became an advertiser with SA - and they recently re-upped.

Yet Joy is still angry enough at me, and spiteful enough of SA, to jeopardize her client by intentionally pissing us off. Never mind that her live blog is a direct ripoff of what we do. Never mind that she is plugging her own weak photography and seemingly a laundry list of other unknowns (excluding Sharon, another SA advertiser) without even mentioning the names of the people doing the only coverage that anyone is actually reading.








I thought I'd get out of here without a shitfight...

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 02:40 PM

We are off to the boat!

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 02:49 PM

I thought I'd get out of here without a shitfight...

now thats funny

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 03:14 PM

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Have fun today scubatard.

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 03:29 PM

I think she secretly has a crush on ya. Just doesn't know how to show it and is trying to beat you to the ignore.

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 03:48 PM

I don't know why I let this shit get me worked up. Anyway, we're rolling out to the course, and I'm loading some interviews from last night, and this morning.

Sit tight, and thanks for tuning in yet again. Tom Carruthers is offering a sweet SLAM jacket I think as a prize for something, so give me a few minutes to figure it out.

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 03:54 PM

Can't wait to see some vids with good breeze!!

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 03:57 PM

Breeze is down since we got out of the channel. I'm really hoping that the front didn't just blow through, leaving more high pressure in its wake. Sunny though, and a lot warmer than we thought, blowing 10-ish.

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 04:21 PM

Red wins the boat end and away they go. Looking patchy up the course...

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 04:24 PM

what was star's day2 dsq about?

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 04:25 PM

Top Mark:

Samba
Star
NEw Wave
Calvi
Taboo
Q
Arkle
Ninkasi
Argo
Lake Effect
Red

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 04:27 PM

what was star's day2 dsq about?



Read last page of Day 2.....

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 04:28 PM

The DSQ was a three way protest. Bitipi was coming into the top mark on starboard in race 6 with Star and New Wave on port, Star in side. New Wave tacked, Bitipi avoided and protested NW, New Wave protested STar, and the jury found that STar hadn't given NW time/room to tack away from the obstruction. I didn't see the official facts though, so we'll see if we can get clarification from one of the guys later.

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 04:34 PM

Check out how stoked these kiddies are after racing and driving M32s yesterday:



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Posted 07 December 2008 - 04:35 PM

I don't know why I let this shit get me worked up. Anyway, we're rolling out to the course, and I'm loading some interviews from last night, and this morning.

Sit tight, and thanks for tuning in yet again. Tom Carruthers is offering a sweet SLAM jacket I think as a prize for something, so give me a few minutes to figure it out.


If it were not for SA, I would have not even known the regatta was going on.

As pissing-off as it is, I would not let it get to you as the real peple of the world, and as you say someone waaay up the food chain from her is giving you OTW commentary, let the results speak for themselves.

She'll get hers, along with others that ignore the revolution!

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 04:37 PM

Italian sailor chick tries to explain the dent in the side of Calvi yesterday.



Harry Melges just after getting in yesterday (before the protest)



Race 7

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 04:41 PM

Clean;
Glad the wifey is better.Great coverage!It makes me feel a couple of degrees warmer here in The Great White North (sarnia)
Guts.

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 04:49 PM

Gate:

STar
Taboo
Calvi
NewWave
Samba
Q
Arkle
Argo
Ninkasaa
Red
Lake Effect
Bliksem


Star took his local knowledge into the beach and passed the fleet!

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 04:58 PM

Finish:

Star
Taboo really close to
Q
Calvi
New Wave
Samba
Bliksem
Ninkasi
Argo (protesting)
Red
Barbarians
Highlife
Arkle
D&S also with a red flag
Roxanne
Bbitipi
Lake Effect
Leenabarca
Nitemare
Shakedown

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 05:00 PM

Race 7:

Start:



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Posted 07 December 2008 - 05:02 PM

Finish:

Star
Taboo really close to
Q
Calvi
New Wave
Samba
Bliksem
Ninkasi
Argo (protesting)
Red
Barbarians
Highlife
Arkle
D&S also with a red flag
Roxanne
Bbitipi
Lake Effect
Leenabarca
Nitemare
Shakedown



wow! so does that make Q and New wave tied and Calvi 1 point behind?!

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 05:03 PM

Top Mark:


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Posted 07 December 2008 - 05:05 PM

Gate:



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Posted 07 December 2008 - 05:07 PM

Here's a quick interview with our great sponsor John Woodruff, from Latis Yachting Solutions, about boat transport tips.




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Posted 07 December 2008 - 05:10 PM

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 05:13 PM

FInal Race ready to go! 5 Legs, hold on while I look at the points!


Here's the final downwind.



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Posted 07 December 2008 - 05:15 PM

. Q, Jim Swartz/Gavin Brady, USA - 1, 6, 7, 1, 11, 9, 3, [11] ; 27
2. New Wave, Marty Kullman/ Mike Carroll/Scott Nixon, USA - 3, 13, 1, 2, 17, 3, 5, [17] ; 27
3. CALVI Network, Carlo Alberini/Gabriele Benussi, Italy - 10, 3, 2, 6, 3, 13, 4, [13] ; 28
4. Samba Pa Ti, John Kilroy, Jr./Terry Hutchinson, USA - 9, 2, 3, 5, 10, 7, 6, [10] ; 32
5. STAR, Jeff Ecklund/Harry Melges, III, USA - 14, 1, 10, 10, 1, 21/DSQ, 1, [21] ; 37
6. Ninkasi, John Taylor/Anthony Kotoun, USA - 11, 12, 5, 18, 7, 1, 8, [18] ; 44
7. Red, Joe Woods/Morgan Reeser, UK - 15, 7, 4, 7, 6, 12, 10, [15] ; 46
8. roXanne, Kip Meadows, USA - 2, 14, 11, 21/DSQ, 4, 2, 15, [21] ; 48
9. Dark n' Stormy, Edward Tillinghast, USA - 4, 4, 19, 3, 16, 8, 14, [19] ; 49
10. Bliksem, Pieter Taselaar/Jeremy Wilmot, USA - 7, 17, 6, 4, 14, 11, 7, [17] ; 49
11. Leenabarca, Alex Jackson/Dave Ullman, USA - 13, 5, 9, 12, 8, 5, 18, [18] ; 52
12. Taboo, Stephen Pugh/Seadon Wijsen, USA - 12, 18, 18, 14, 2, 6, 2, [18] ; 54
13. Bitipi, Savino Formentini, Italy - 16, 11, 12, 11, 5, 4, 16, [16] ; 59
14. Arkle, Kate Mullin/Richard Clark, CAN - 6, 10, 13, 15, 9, 17, 13, [17] ; 66
15. Nitemare, Tom Neill/Bill Faude/Jeff Madragali, USA - 8, 16, 14, 8, 19, 14, 19, [19] ; 79
16. Argo, Jason Carroll, USA - 21/DSQ, 20, 20, 9, 13, 10, 9, [21] ; 81
17. Lake Effect, Bob Hesse/Max Skelley, USA - 5, 15, 15, 17, 15, 16, 17, [17] ; 83
18. Shakedown, Geoff Pierini/Charlie Ogletree, USA - 19, 8, 8, 16, 18, 15, 20, [20] ; 84
19. Highlife, Peter Rogers/Kevin Harrapp, UK - 17, 19, 17, 13, 12, 18, 12, [19] ; 89
20. Team Barbarians, Stuart Simpson, UK - 18, 9, 16, 19, 20, 19, 11, [20] ; 92

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 05:16 PM

Just one point seperate 1st and 3rd - this is going to be sweet. We will try to stay glued to Q and New Wave and Calvi

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 05:21 PM

If it were not for SA, I would have not even known the regatta was going on.


...understatement of the century! Without SA, I wouldn't have been out on a Melges 20 prototype
during the Melges 32 Gold Cup yesterday (which I found out was happening by Cleans front page report),
thereby wouldn't have reported how great this new little sportboat it is; wouldn't have been coached by
Andy Burdick, President of Melges, all day, etc., etc....

SA isn't just a media outlet, it is so much more: an influential association of sailors...because all of us are
instantaneous spokespeople about the sport, and are consumers of its affiliated boats/gear/destinations...


Mer, hope you're feeling better!!

Thank you so much, Clean Team, for the photos, videos, commentary, interviews, reporting -- underwater and otherwise!

The interviews with *everyone* to capture so many aspects are awesome...the junior sailors interview was priceless ---

*Thank You*

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 05:39 PM

Race 7 Finish:



Top Mark:

Argo
New Wave
Star
Lake Effect
Highlife
Samba
Roxanne
Ninkasi
Q
Calvi
Bitipi

Star to the beach again, making trees! Calvi and Q with a crazy start - Q shut out at the pin!

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 05:47 PM

Joy really doesn't like me right now...you'll know more in a moment.

It looks like Marty and Mike on New Wave have this one almost in the bag! But the wind is doing some very odd things...

Start - check out Calvi get shut out by the boys from Argo!



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Posted 07 December 2008 - 05:48 PM

Gate:

Argo
New Wave
STar
Samba
Roxanne
Highlife
Lake Effect
Ninkasi
Calvi
Q
Red
Bitipi
Nitemare
Arkle
Bliksem
Taboo
D&S
Barbarians
Shakedown

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 05:53 PM

What happened to Leenabarca? Are they still racing?

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 05:54 PM

Clean:

I hope Mer is OK. The Evolution Zipper Fresh is not a jacket its a shirt, but I think everyone is still in bed; you need to juice it up some!

Oh, and Joy only looks after where her paycheck is coming from, and she is very protective at that! Good job, I'm still on your side.

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 06:01 PM

After watching the last start, it seems that the old 80/20 skill level rule also works in the M32 class - except that things happen a LOT faster!

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 06:01 PM

NEW WAVE GOES AROUND argo for the lead, and most likely the win!

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 06:05 PM

Here's today's competition - the winner of which gets a brand new SLAM Evolution something-or-other zipper shirt. Sexy, look like an italian porn star...

Here is your task: Find all the other information on this event from any other source out there. Post what they say, with as sarcastic a comment as you can, AND YOU WIN!

Whaddya think, Tom?

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 06:07 PM

First Beat:




First Top Mark:




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Posted 07 December 2008 - 06:08 PM

FInal WW MRk;l

New Wave
Samba
Argo
Ninkasi
Star
Roxanne
HIghlife
Q
Lake Effect
Bitipip
Nightmare
ARkle
Red
Taboo
Calvi

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 06:09 PM

"There is no other information, your majesty"

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 06:09 PM

Joy really doesn't like me right now...you'll know more in a moment.


I imagine your encouraging the kids to look at SA may have irked some parents.

Great footage, keep it up!

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 06:09 PM

Race 8



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Posted 07 December 2008 - 06:11 PM

More


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Posted 07 December 2008 - 06:13 PM

Fine by me, I can't wait to read the cunical comments! Too cold for a swim today?

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 06:19 PM

Results: by MSG

new wave
argo
samba
ninkasi
star
highlife
roxanne (protst flag)
Q
Lake Effect
Bitipip
Red
Arkle
Barbarians
Calvi
Nitemare
D&S
Bliksem
SHakedown
Taboo
LEnabarca

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 06:21 PM

Judge for yourself - was I too mean at the gate?




Final WW MArk:




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Posted 07 December 2008 - 06:33 PM

I would have put her whole lame arse blog Up from the 32 site but might take up too much valuable real eastate with a shanty.

Comment would have been; WTF?

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 06:38 PM

I would have put her whole lame arse blog Up from the 32 site but might take up too much valuable real eastate with a shanty.

Comment would have been; WTF?

That's good. Anyone else? Not gonna hang around long before I decide this one.

1. New Wave, Marty Kullman/ Mike Carroll/Scott Nixon, USA - 3, 13, 1, 2, 17, 3, 5, 1, [17] ; 28
2. Q, Jim Swartz/Gavin Brady, USA - 1, 6, 7, 1, 11, 9, 3, 8, [11] ; 35
3. Samba Pa Ti, John Kilroy, Jr./Terry Hutchinson, USA - 9, 2, 3, 5, 10, 7, 6, 3, [10] ; 35
4. CALVI Network, Carlo Alberini/Gabriele Benussi, Italy - 10, 3, 2, 6, 3, 13, 4, 14, [14] ; 41
5. STAR, Jeff Ecklund/Harry Melges, III, USA - 14, 1, 10, 10, 1, 21/DSQ, 1, 5, [21] ; 42
6. Ninkasi, John Taylor/Anthony Kotoun, USA - 11, 12, 5, 18, 7, 1, 8, 4, [18] ; 48
7. roXanne, Kip Meadows, USA - 2, 14, 11, 21/DSQ, 4, 2, 15, 7, [21] ; 55
8. Red, Joe Woods/Morgan Reeser, UK - 15, 7, 4, 7, 6, 12, 10, 11, [15] ; 57
9. Dark n' Stormy, Edward Tillinghast, USA - 4, 4, 19, 3, 16, 8, 14, 16, [19] ; 65
10. Bliksem, Pieter Taselaar/Jeremy Wilmot, USA - 7, 17, 6, 4, 14, 11, 7, 17, [17] ; 66
11. Bitipi, Savino Formentini, Italy - 16, 11, 12, 11, 5, 4, 16, 10, [16] ; 69
12. Leenabarca, Alex Jackson/Dave Ullman, USA - 13, 5, 9, 12, 8, 5, 18, 20, [20] ; 70
13. Taboo, Stephen Pugh/Seadon Wijsen, USA - 12, 18, 18, 14, 2, 6, 2, 19, [19] ; 72
14. Arkle, Kate Mullin/Richard Clark, CAN - 6, 10, 13, 15, 9, 17, 13, 12, [17] ; 78
15. Argo, Jason Carroll, USA - 21/DSQ, 20, 20, 9, 13, 10, 9, 2, [21] ; 83
16. Lake Effect, Bob Hesse/Max Skelley, USA - 5, 15, 15, 17, 15, 16, 17, 9, [17] ; 92
17. Nitemare, Tom Neill/Bill Faude/Jeff Madragali, USA - 8, 16, 14, 8, 19, 14, 19, 15, [19] ; 94
18. Highlife, Peter Rogers/Kevin Harrapp, UK - 17, 19, 17, 13, 12, 18, 12, 6, [19] ; 95
19. Shakedown, Geoff Pierini/Charlie Ogletree, USA - 19, 8, 8, 16, 18, 15, 20, 18, [20] ; 102
20. Team Barbarians, Stuart Simpson, UK - 18, 9, 16, 19, 20, 19, 11, 13, [20] ; 105

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 06:43 PM

How about those Tampa Bay 'New Wave' guys!

Great job Marty, Mike and crew.

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 07:20 PM

Finish of Race 8



The lovely Meredith Block shows off her new RC Vest from SLAM. And cracks me up.




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Posted 07 December 2008 - 07:20 PM

Joy's Blog: It ranks somewhere between a boot in the nuts and a load on the face. Some folks like that kind of thing. For everyone else, there's OTW (and now In TW) Anarchy.

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 07:21 PM

Ron McTighe of MIYachts.com shows off the megayachts in Lauderdale. Sexy...(no, not Ron)




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Posted 07 December 2008 - 07:22 PM

Joy's Blog: It ranks somewhere between a boot in the nuts and a load on the face. Some folks like that kind of thing. For everyone else, there's OTW (and now In TW) Anarchy.

Catchy! Not as good as the knish that you left for us though...

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 07:52 PM

Clean

Thanks for the great show. I think this on the water anarchy is the wave of the future.

CWS

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 11:26 PM

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 12:21 AM

If Regatta Dog doesn't get the shirt,

I'll buy him one....

That was FRIGGIN" awesome!

ID

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 12:33 AM

Yet this Class Secretary specifically omits any reference to us.

Clean,

A little thinned skinned this weekend?

3 days of racing and you also neglected to mention Yacht Scoring which is where you were copying and pasting the results from.

Thanks, Pal... I think I'll go to my corner and pout now.

Hope you had fun in the sun.

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 12:59 AM

LZ:

Can't you afford a shirt? Geez you should know bt now that you scoring types never get the credit you are due. Go back and tell Tony to put one my account for you.

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 01:13 AM

LZ:

Can't you afford a shirt? Geez you should know bt now that you scoring types never get the credit you are due. Go back and tell Tony to put one my account for you.

THC

Yea, I know... Just had to give pal Clean some shit for forgetting it.

Been to Detroit lately? This place's falling apart! No $$$ ! You need to hook me up with the RC/OA guys in CA!

Look forward to seeing you in KW next month and we'll take care of the drink/shirt when I see you. We didn't have a chance to catchup earlier this year.

Cheers, keep in touch and Merry Christmas.

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 03:40 AM

BTW, this is the video yesterday of the Race 6 rounding that may have changed this whole regatta - you'll see New Wave tack at about 0:42, then you'll see the stbd boat they tacked under head up a little, then you'll see star tack.



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Posted 08 December 2008 - 03:45 AM

Yet this Class Secretary specifically omits any reference to us.

Clean,

A little thinned skinned this weekend?

3 days of racing and you also neglected to mention Yacht Scoring which is where you were copying and pasting the results from.

Thanks, Pal... I think I'll go to my corner and pout now.

Hope you had fun in the sun.

LZ

You don't see me giving you shit when you pimp YS here, do ya, so you keep giving us the links and people will keep reading them. Christ knows you've got more time and more credibility here than I do. Shit L_Z, I remember before you got so big...you even used to help add to these reports with your wit and knowledge. Guess you're too good for us now (pouts back)

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 04:01 AM

You don't see me giving you shit when you pimp YS here, do ya, so you keep giving us the links and people will keep reading them. Christ knows you've got more time and more credibility here than I do. Shit L_Z, I remember before you got so big...you even used to help add to these reports with your wit and knowledge. Guess you're too good for us now (pouts back)

Ouch! You must be missing a drink or something!

I've always helped and will still do when I can i.e. not too busy to be running the scoring or trying to find a way to pay the bills.

BTW, you know me much better than that shit of "being too big"! In case you missed it somewhere between the lines, as I told THC, I was just giving you shit!

Chill out. And Hope Mer's doing OK.

Cheers and Merry Christmas.

LZ

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 04:02 AM

Just noticed this shot I took from the water yesterday. My head was underwater, I just stuck my hand out and got lucky.

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 04:03 AM

You don't see me giving you shit when you pimp YS here, do ya, so you keep giving us the links and people will keep reading them. Christ knows you've got more time and more credibility here than I do. Shit L_Z, I remember before you got so big...you even used to help add to these reports with your wit and knowledge. Guess you're too good for us now (pouts back)

Ouch! You must be missing a drink or something!

I've always helped and will still do when I can i.e. not too busy to be running the scoring or trying to find a way to pay the bills.

BTW, you know me much better than that shit of "being too big"! In case you missed it somewhere between the lines, as I told THC, I was just giving you shit!

Chill out. And Hope Mer's doing OK.

Cheers and Merry Christmas.

LZ

Nice to have you back.

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 05:26 AM

It's really screwed up that my aircard worked three times faster on the water than it does here in a condo. Be sure to check back tomorrow for a fun interview with the winners, my crew mooning a tourist boat, Harry and Andy hoisting the Melges 20 (and forgetting to unbolt the keel before it was 15 feet in the air - oops!), the winner of the SLAM shirt announced, awards (snooze) ceremony, the "Girls of the Gold Cup," and much more.

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 03:10 PM

A wonderful display of the maturity aboard our boat...and some video of Johnny Depps sweet pirate ride, gangplank and all.



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Posted 08 December 2008 - 03:12 PM

New Wave tactician Scott Nixon, trimmer Judah Rubin, and offside trimmer Alex Schaeffer on their win:




Terry Hutchinson chats with us while his owner rolls the mainsail...



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Posted 08 December 2008 - 03:13 PM

I've never seen such a marquis event with such a redneck awards ceremony. Yes, that's a beer truck, owned by Ninkasi (which means 'goddess of beer')





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Posted 08 December 2008 - 03:19 PM

There is a very simple reason why I've shown the restraint I have at Class Secretary Joy Dunigan's repeated snubbing of Sailing Anarchy - it's that I really don't want to hurt these guys. Andy Burdick and Harry Melges are genuinely good people, who genuinely want to see the sport they love grow and flourish. When I first met them, I was suspicious at how nice and helpful they were - maybe just my inbred New York skepticism. Now that I've gotten to know them, I truly believe that they are the real deal.

When you compare their inclusive, friendly attitude towards class communication and growth to what came out of the pathetic managers of the Farr 40 and Mumm 30 class (Stagg), you understand why the M32 and M24 class are so healthy, while the others are dead and rotting.



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Posted 08 December 2008 - 03:20 PM

I'm surprised you didn't paint a mustache or some horns onto Joy...

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 04:10 PM

Thanks Anarchy, Clean and Mer, our illustrious driver Ron, Hellhound, Magpi, the knishes Sol gave us, the spectacular lunches from LYC, copious amounts of beer and vodka and the entire racing fleet for a wonderful three days on the water. This was the best regatta I never sailed.

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 06:10 PM

Our entire team wants to thank all of your for reading this report so religiously and thoroughly. We do our best to bring you the flavor and action from these events, and the number of you who commit to sitting and reading through the entire thing - even on a weekend - is just awesome.

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 12:31 AM

So Clean, who won the shirt?

Great coverage, sitting here in Perth and I felt like I was on the boat with you.




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