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In Topic: better safe than sorry?

09 March 2016 - 07:04 AM

I have no opinion on the topic but have one question...


When has the Hobart (aka Sydney to Hobart Race) ever had a postponed start.  Maybe it should have all those years ago...

Indeed, epic races all.  All sailed with boats built for the test.  Our boats in Socal are light air rockets, many are approaching their 30th lap around the sun.  Fastnet, Hobart and Bermuda have all postponed starts, as has the Volvo on many legs when conditions called for prudence. 


I was there in 2013 when things went pear shaped quickly.  We had a fire and a near grounding on a lee shore. 


Three boats lost rudders.


One boat grounded on San Clemente and Craig Williams died.


He left a young daughter and a wife pregnant with their second child.


Hoorah on your bravado! 

In Topic: AC quiz....

23 December 2015 - 11:34 PM

John Kostecki..

Silver in the Soling Class

illbruck skipper in the Whitbread

Oracle in the DoG and last cup.

In Topic: How to deal with a dangerously incompetent sailor?

20 December 2015 - 01:55 AM

Look to your own club rules.  If you have to be a member of the club to race, use the club discipline procedures to get rid of him.  Going to rule 69 or other ends up involving everyone and you guys lose control of the situation. 


If he is going to sue, he will sue so hiding from doing anything out of fear of a court battle will result in him being the only member of the club left.... So maybe the other option is to start a new club (Club 2.0), accept the old members of Club 1.0 except Mr Problem. He can remain at club 1.0 by himself.  He should be happy as his performance would improve.