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In Topic: Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

Yesterday, 11:39 PM

needing a tow in

In Topic: J70 Worlds / Rudder from Another Mother

22 September 2014 - 04:58 PM

Clean,

appreciate your desire for a sharply defined edge of what is acceptable and unacceptable. Wish written rules could be that exact. I believe written rules can never be that exact. Therefore, we will always be faced with making ethical decisions on & off the playing field that are based on the grey areas.

In Topic: J70 Worlds / Rudder from Another Mother

22 September 2014 - 04:07 PM

clean,

you bring up a very good point about paid pros - illuminating.

Corinthian Spirit isn't just about rich guys in red shorts.

In Topic: J70 Worlds / Rudder from Another Mother

22 September 2014 - 03:50 PM

Clean,

a quiet conversation from the leadership & a voluntary suspension by the owner.

If one's group is dependent on parsing the rules to enforce the Corinthian Spirt, then the group is going to be constantly engaged in bickering about the 'rules'.

there are classes that have barely any rules and somehow magically produce fair sailing - no amount of rule writing & amendments can create a Corinthian ethos in a class. It's about the tone the class leadership sets.

In Topic: J70 Worlds / Rudder from Another Mother

22 September 2014 - 02:58 PM

clean,

rules ? - if a class has to parse every nuance of their rules in a lawyerly manner then the class can kiss any hope of Corinthian ethos goodbye.

in the situation under consideration here, The press release might have stated: ' the owner and his crew have voluntarily taken a 6 month suspension from participating in any class activities.'


kinda like doing ones turns even though no one saw you barely graze the offset mark

it is up to each class to decide where they want to fall on the continuum of pure Corinthian versus pure cheaters.