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  1. A couple of things to bear in mind before any of the haters start throwing more shit around; 1. Plenty of talented and committed people have put a lot of work into building and maintaining this boat, to see it in this condition is going to be heart breaking for a lot more people than just the owner. 2. For the crew, at least the more junior ones, this was their home and they've likely lost a lot of personal possessions and probably their jobs. Regardless of your opinions on the ultra-rich and their 'dick swinging', there are many more layers to this story and people that are pro
    14 points
  2. [Interviewer:] Welcome, thank you for joining us in what must be a trying time. [Peters & May Spokesman:] It’s a great pleasure, thank you. [Interviewer:] This ship that was involved in the incident in the Mediterranean between Mallorca and Genoa this week… [Peters & May Spokesman:] Yeah, the one the MY Song fell off? [Interviewer:] Yeah [Peters & May Spokesman:] That’s not very typical, I’d like to make that point. [Interviewer:] Well, how is it untypical? [Peters & May Spokesman:] Well, there are a lot of these ships going around the world a
    7 points
  3. My name is Justin Scott. I am the former regional class president of the North American region of the International Viper 640 Class Association (IVCA) and the current Chairperson of the International Board of the IVCA. In effect, I previously held the equivalent of Andy's volunteer role and I currently hold Tracy's role (in the Viper Class). It is my way of giving back to a sport that I love. Like so many of us, I would not be racing sailboats if it was not for the Laser. I realize that Andy's question was not directed at me. Andy, I hope you will continue to participate in
    6 points
  4. C’mon, people, Lesbian Robot was brilliant but did not pen (type?) the NYYC rant. This was the response to LR whining about the leather couch in the Harbor Court men’s room (credit to some guy who should have a Pulitzer, not to me): Let me begin by saying that this message was clearly written by a bitter, sexually frustrated, marshmallow of a sailor. How do I know this? Well first of all, I can tell you that NYYC is one of the highest concentrations of wealth in the sailing community. Rich guys marry hot women. They then breed hot daughters who love to go to Daddy's club, get drunk
    6 points
  5. I agree with you. It is a shame that some hate our country so much that they support a person such as Trump for president.
    4 points
  6. Well, the free boat deal fell through. It turned out it was given to someone else a while ago, and they used it for parts............................................. So I bought a mint condition, '92 Mod 2 and took it out on Redwood Creek this afternoon. If you know the area, we went out well past the power lines, but not out of the channel and into the bay. Thank God I had a friend with me who knows how to sail, or I would have been doing a lot of swimming today. I don't know what the wind speed was, but if I had been alone, I would't have gone out at all. I'm stil
    4 points
  7. Well that's just the answer to everything isn't it?
    3 points
  8. I missed this when you first put it up Wethog. I completely agree. Any market has a price, be it a Dollar price or a skill price or a technology price. Up the technology and you are bound to up the price. In the case of the current AC the market for the USD100m yacht which looks like an insect and can't even truly match race is looking like 4 customers. The defender and 3 challengers. I don't think the Dutch and S&S will make it - they now have 4 weeks to come up with (and risk) the non-refundable entry cost. Anyone on this forum willing to put that sort of money on the 'black'? That
    3 points
  9. No sign of her in STP yet - big travel lift is over the pit with divers waiting in their tender so looks like they're expecting someone although the yard us at full gas right now so could be anyone... Saw the tug out in the bay on the way in with a pilot boat pulling up.. Whatever was off the back of the tug was VERY low in the water, could barely make anything out and too far away for a photo...
    3 points
  10. Tomorrow looks to be a real test. Big wind against the ebb in the morning. https://sailish.com/index.php/2019/06/02/bruces-wx-brief-for-r2ak-pt-townsend-to-victoria-the-weather-will-show-no-mercy-for-the-weak-or-unprepared/ The unprepared will get punished. Might be better to watch from the bar. Prepared or unprepared, I wouldn't want to be out there in a paddle board, kayak, or canoe. Maybe hug the shore out to Dungeness, then post up and wait for a break before attempting to cross the strait? Tuesday looks better... A couple years ago we found the HRRR forecast to be the
    3 points
  11. 35 years into an aluminum casting... I don't envy you. More heat + power impact driver. Don't be surprised if you just snap the heads off the bolts though. Then brand new cobalt drills to drill out the stainless bolts. Drill and tap for 1 size bigger (metric even rather than bigger imperial to keep the size increase reasonable if you're close to the edge of a casting. Or Helicoils.
    3 points
  12. Fuçking hell Laserop, ever since I had an English landlady I've been eating that soggy weetabix shit, and then that noob Antoine is telling us to not be critical on SA, can you imagine... And indeed, I've written to Samantha and offered to cook freeze dried sperm for an all female crew in the next TOR, and she said that I first need get a double bypass and sex change from Initiative Coeur. That will be my big chance for fame and the CvanR most promising young sailor trophy. You are right about sailing around Fiji, it's like a Round Britain Race with 10.000 Scilly Isl., Rockfalls, Or
    3 points
  13. Put some of this into perspective. The 20% improvement is possible, maybe even more, but what you need to be considering is what percentage improvement that gives to boat speed and on a conventional boat, 20% improvement in rig efficiency would probably give you only a few percentage points gain in speed because hulls have a bigger impact on speed than rigs. Then consider the cost. It doesn't matter how much development is done, it is still going to cost something close to double a standard rig. Mast cost is a function of size, in this case sectional size, and for the double skin rig need
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  14. jgh66. These are probably the 2 biggest problems that the multi-builder model has to overcome 1. Multi builders competing in the same market for adult racing boats always (AFAIK) compete on perception of speed not price. The prospective owner of a new one design race boat does not want to invest his/her time in a boat that is slightly slower than the competition, whether real or perceived. It is all about relative small advantages and buyers are forced to pay up for that. In order to avoid that trap the Class Association would have to be rigorous to ensure that there is zero perceived d
    2 points
  15. Peters and May could really do with listening to their legal department, shuttling up and hiring a PR company. Whoever is to blame, they’re not looking good with the way they’re handling this.
    2 points
  16. Thats the idea, some of the performance gains of a wing, but still with most of the convenience of a soft sail.
    2 points
  17. There is a Code of Conduct in Canada https://www.sailing.ca/files/Sail_Canada_Code_of_Conduct_May_2019_1_1.pdf
    2 points
  18. With a canting keel and the bulb that deep it must not be heavier that all the cored material displacement of the boat so it stayed afloat. Perhaps it had waterballast as well? Those tanks could add a lot of displacement. Any self respecting monohull keelboat should at least have the decency to sink properly after such a WukUp.
    2 points
  19. it will be interesting to see what kind of cradle the yard uses.
    2 points
  20. Alex Thomson Racing giving tomorrows date on Facebook, nothing else but 04.06.2019
    2 points
  21. Better the mizzen than the companionway. Offset companionway invites death and destruction, as confirmed by numerous SA threads! - Stumbling
    2 points
  22. Yea for any of us, at any level, the boat is usually a significant chunk of change but not the end of the world financially if lost. And irregardless of the money... don't care who you are... it hurts when they go. Mine was lost last week. Didn't even own it anymore but was there to catch lines when they towed the salvaged mess in. So sad; wanted to cry. It sucks losing a boat you put a lot into.
    2 points
  23. A country of less than 5 million people has won it 3 times. Other so called maritime nations need to step the fuck up. The whining and excuses we're getting - oh it's too hard, the technology is too difficult, we don't have enough sailors, the boats aren't safe, we don't have enough money......blah, blah, blah......Do you fuckin hear yourself? Stop the whinging, stop the excuses, and step the fuck up, and win the damn thing. So tired of the bullshit.....
    2 points
  24. Trump goes to one of the world's leading capital cities to insult the Mayor and call him a loser. I'm embarrassed for our country, we sent England an impulsive bigot and an asshole to boot.
    2 points
  25. Don't worry about getting disoriented when you tack. This type of learning is best done with practice. Keep your head down and laugh it off. You are on the right track though, thinking through your new angle and looking for a reference point on shore. The more you do it, the less you will think about it. Every once in a while I still 'lose the wind' on a tack or gybe if I get distracted, and I've been at it for 45 years. If you haven't done so, I'd recommend at some point soon capsizing the boat in a controlled situation. Perhaps when you are ready to come in for the day, on a w
    2 points
  26. Trump calls a Sadiq Khan, a highly successful man with dark skin 'a loser'. Totally in character for our racist-in-chief president.
    2 points
  27. i've been wasting time here since i was 14... I'm 29 now. motherfuckinggodammit. Fuck it, go the motherfuckign cone.
    2 points
  28. Love a thread with a happy ending!!! Well done W - may you have many, many more great days under sail!!!
    2 points
  29. If it was mocking it would be insubordination. No better
    2 points
  30. My reason for it becoming just another regatta is it was always a challenge cup. The only time frame being when someone or group put their hand up and went - I’ll have a piece of that. Then it started up. The bullshit, the secrecy, the event. The first race when you found out where you stood in the bend the rules race. It is no longer that event. Planned events, warm up regattas around the world. One design parts. More and more crazy box rules that less and less can consider building. So to me it is now just another regatta. In many ways inferior to many of the others. Those that run eac
    2 points
  31. Not bitter at all, that’s the guy in Fiji. The cup has just moved in a direction I happen to disagree with. Therefore it no longer holds my attention to the same degree. I will continue to drift in and out, but that’s about it.
    2 points
  32. An infinite number of transoms will describe an arc
    2 points
  33. What dignity are you talking about? You are fucking clueless if you think "dignity" and "trump" go in the same sentence. Are you stoned, deaf, blind, stupid? All of the above?
    1 point
  34. Save the lifting keel and keel box, rudder stock, winches and hydraulics, and build a new boat around them. The rest is done.
    1 point
  35. I'd be surprised if there weren't at least 2 W/T bulkheads forward, and one aft. Also the water tanks would have been emptied (always a good idea when shipping a boat) and possibly the fuel tanks too. That would provide plenty of flotation.
    1 point
  36. And the inverse is true, an arc will describe an infinite number of transoms! - Stumbling
    1 point
  37. Those look pretty cool - but are pretty expensive plus expensive delivery here. seaker - current boat is North Atlantic Inflatables. I will withhold judgment until the current issues are addressed, but we are making a different choice this time.
    1 point
  38. Dog has decided that “We are to Bath!!” Granted, Sir Elliot is not a Prince....but I think it conveys the point.......?
    1 point
  39. I wish it was. It just reiterates a position. One possible reason that Rastegar and World Sailing have not agreed is because of royalties to use the Laser brand in the relevant areas. My understanding from the public releases is that PSA and PSJ have already reached agreement to become builders under the new World Sailing terms.
    1 point
  40. I feel for the guy, sadly there are some here that have a major chip on their shoulder wrt billionaires. The guy lost a beautiful boat some here have a boat, and are equally proud of, if they lose it I would feel for them too, at the end of the day it’s a matter of scale 30 ft, 40 ft, 140 ft. I don’t think we should resent wealthy people some are insanely smart some are members of the lucky sperm club If they are sailors they share a love for a sport and way of life that makes them just like me and then if they are not obvious jerks about it, they have my mutual respect.
    1 point
  41. Gantt - you skipped answering this question. If your network of spies has damning and irrefutable evidence, why have they not taken this up directly with World Sailing?
    1 point
  42. I am new to this discussion, and have not read all previous comments. I'm sorry when I'm relpeating something that was already posted. I think that trademark and design rights are much more complicated in europe than most would imagine. From what I've understood LPE just owns the Trademark "Laser" in regard to boats. But nothing more. To be able to produce and sell the boats under that name you need - at least in some but not all - european countries also a contract with the designer, as the actual boat design is protected under copyright law in these countries. So if Rastegar was n
    1 point
  43. Why doesn't Donald Trump wear glasses? Because he has 2020!
    1 point
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  45. Bastard. You just rubbed in the fact that the only time I sailed on her I was young and had hair.
    1 point
  46. Yeah, but it's cheap.
    1 point
  47. Kiwis make up like 12% of SA posters, shitbrick. They don't rule the board, they just know how to argue and debate while you barely know how to read.
    1 point
  48. Gonna get interesting. Most cradles are built to support a vessel at rest. The splashes or external molds taken from the external hull are usually taken and positioned in areas with internal bulkheads or ring frames ensuring the vessel is well supported But weld that to a deck, load with 105 tonnes, placed 4 m(13-14ft) above deck. Plus 50 m (164ft ) rig above the deck and a then move it all around in a nasty sea. Remembering a good amount of the weight is at the bottom of the keel, but the rig will be jacked and shimmed to maintain a reasonable amount of tension to stop ri
    1 point

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