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Bill Gibbs

Member Since 03 Jan 2004
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In Topic: Tri-Point Ocean Race

20 August 2014 - 03:01 AM

Fun seeing our little cousins out on the water.

Pre-start at least :-)

In Topic: PHRF vs. Portsmouth

17 August 2014 - 05:44 AM

You have pinged the source of my comment.

Whenever someone complains about their ORCA rating, I respond with "it must be correct, I used Math"


In Topic: PHRF vs. Portsmouth

15 August 2014 - 12:45 AM

TOD predicts the time for a boat to sail a mile, regardless of wind strength. Has some merit when displacement monos are all sailing at their hull speed.
TOT assumes all boats sail twice as fast in twice as much wind, on all points of sail (TWAs). Better for multis and uldbs then for displacement boats
It not hard to see that the actual conditions will favor someone, regardless.
A conversion has to assume a single TWS, an average TWA, sea state, etc.
More math doesn't improve the "accuracy".

In Topic: what anarchist is it?

13 August 2014 - 08:10 PM

Yrp. Bills new ride


Bill's new ride- Afterburner is for sale.

really! I guess he's slowing down in his dotage... or can't keep up with the west coast multi arms race :ph34r:

Both actually.

In Topic: Santa Barbara King Harbor 2014

26 July 2014 - 09:31 PM

I shall now use my well-proven psychic abilitiies to predict the finish order!
1. big tri
2. big cat 
3. little tri
4. a few big monos
Everybody else... Saturday brunch?

How did you manage to be wrong on every guess?
Big tri Orion went home Friday morning, story was owner said "not enough wind forecast".
Big cat Afterburner got private lessons on light air sailing from Medicine Man, which was fun and humbling. AB was 4th boat to finish behind Rebel Yell, Bad Pak, and Medicine Man.