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  1. I can’t be that polite anymore. Trump is a dangerous criminal president who puts himself above the security of the nation. The man is a traitor.
    6 points
  2. Just to point out there is a difference between what is posted to LP's Facebook page and what World Sailing issued... This is paragraph 7.1(a) of the commercial undertakings that LP posted to its FB page: While this is what has been issued by World Sailing: But also note that paragraph 9 is what requires a builder entering into the commercial undertakings to adhere to the Olympic Equipment Policy. Anyway, it would not be the first time that we have been told that "everything is agreed to and signed" only to find changes that haven't been approved by other parties.
    6 points
  3. This just in - Sail Maker claims that sail made for narrow band of wing angles is fast at those wind angles. Rich Dudes agree and line up to by a sail for every 15 degree change in apparent wind. News at 11.
    5 points
  4. Global warming is science not politics. Science involves observing your environment, so nothing wrong about sailors discussing weather trends. Nevertheless it is easy to fall in the trap of drawing conclusion from a few weather events. I know that there is an anti science movement in the USA and that some of your politicians are trying to control what scientists can say but this is a fairly international forum so please don't export your quirks.
    5 points
  5. The RYA’s on the subject. First published in 1969. And on red ensigns ashore:
    4 points
  6. 3 points
  7. Oh I agree. The Dixiecrat National Committee, now hiding under the Republican moniker, has always been the party of racism.
    3 points
  8. 13 times in one month, so I'd call that intentional.
    3 points
  9. There has been a change of course. The race was scheduled to finish today but the RC has lengthened the course under Rule 30330 to allow the losers to win.
    3 points
  10. Jack's got a lot to say, that doesn't make him frenzied, just busy. Frenzied would be constantly and rapidly repeating the same thing without any justification or logic. You may not agree with Jack's views, but he references his data.
    3 points
  11. Agreed. This information should have been shared with the class before the vote. It is, after all, what we were voting on. I'm betting ILCA folks thought process was as follows: 1. No way even 20% of the members will take the time to sort through all of this. 2. This will likely lead to confusion and low voter participation. 3. Our best bet is to try and summarize why we need to do this. In the end LP has brought this upon themselves through poor service to large areas of their monopolized territory, (large as in square miles). I voted yes for the primary reason of hav
    3 points
  12. So Maverick with class wins couple of middle sea races, overall SoCal300, TransAtlantic division win, good Transpac in front of BadPak until they FU'd isn't competitive? That's the first boat actually built as a race boat so thats not too shabby. Some of the above need to get out more;) Foils on keelboats are here to stay, and its great to watch all the different solutions being tried out. Imocas have rules that determine the foil configs on those, other have to live with ORC/ORR/IRC rules, more than one way to skin that particular animal. Horses for courses and all that.
    3 points
  13. So why are they looking at this, and not the much more potent quad, as proposed (and used) by Hugh Welbourn? They are lovely sails to fly, and don't have all that huge overlap which just adds to heeling, and forces the main to be overtrimmed. Here on the Infinity 36.
    3 points
  14. No kidding.....sheesh! You kids are going way too fast for me today......she was originally destined for the top of page 240.
    2 points
  15. ah, yes. and yes willin' you really mis-saw that!
    2 points
  16. Isn't it interesting that LP fails to see the need to modify Clause 1.3(b) above of the "Proposed Process for the Appointment of New Laser Builders & Suppliers" and signs it, but makes sure to modify Clauses 7.1(a) and 9.3(c) of the Commercial Undertakings Agreement they are directly a party to? I presume they thought the first document concerned only "New Builders & Suppliers" noted in its heading, whereas the very first section of that document is actually about how FRAND terms will affect the Laser Construction Manual Agreement (LCMA). Are they nicely finessed by WS? They
    2 points
  17. “If it had ham in it, it’s closer to a British carbonara”
    2 points
  18. You set yourself up for this... "Henceforth you will be known to all on Sailing Anarchy as Wuss as you are unwise in the way of human interaction" Besides, since you represent LP here it is fitting.
    2 points
  19. Hey lay off the ridgeline. If miracle whip has an automotive allegory, it's the PT Cruiser. German potato salad is the ONLY potato salad.
    2 points
  20. I'm being deafened by the congratulatory cheers from a certain dg and his cohorts. They must be so pleased to see that despite their reservations, handover has been on schedule. One less thing to keep them awake with worry on a school night.
    2 points
  21. Unfortunately easy access to health care is imperfectly related to health. In my experience many encounters are for reassurance since the "issue" is frankly mild and self limiting (the worried well). Another chunk of encounters are for things where healthcare makes little if any difference in the outcome (the unduly optimistic). Then there's the dysfunctional behavior cohort that will continue to churn through resources regardless of intervention (my problem is your problem). And then there're the ones left who actually have a significant problem we can actually fix to improve their qualit
    2 points
  22. A very large portion of the USA fear people of color. That will win him another 4 years.
    2 points
  23. For the sake of fuller discussion: I vividly remember both the cigarette wars and the CFC fight. There was plenty of resistance on both counts, very similar to what we now see with climate change, including some of the same players. On CFC’s a certain very popular right wing radio personality was continually thundering on about how banning CFC’s would take away your air conditioners and destroy the sun belt, and how Mount Pinatubo’s eruption released more ozone depleting gasses into the atmosphere than all the world’s A/C units- which was true, as far as it went. What he failed to mention
    2 points
  24. Why do you always spell Tracy's name incorrectly?
    2 points
  25. Leaving the solent getting out of the needles is usually the worst part. I'm not sure what you mean? The class doesn't have as many opportunities to compare with each other and there's a development race going on. What exactly do you take offense to what was said? Not really - don't know about you but it is pretty exciting to be on a small relatively insignificant boat but share the course & see a boat you read and hear about pass by. Most people wave and cheer them on.
    2 points
  26. Those boats are still beautiful. Thanks! FB- Doug
    2 points
  27. Oh fuk the fukity fuk - The future is threatened and when pointed out it was "oh bullshit the religion believes in something that isn't happening". Now that the evidence is all around us some still maintain it isn't or yes it is but the change is good "CO2 is greening the planet" Or the liberals are being mean to me. Fuk the fuk off. It's a global problem and will take global efforts to prevent the coming changes that will impact humans like never before. Are your feelings hurt? Then HTFU you pussy snowflakes. I live in one the the major energy centers of the world, many of my friends are
    2 points
  28. I am taking Libertarians with alarm. There is no integrity factor, and no honor. They are dedicated to disinformation, and they are a pervasive force. The Brooks Brothers riot was a real hoot, in FL (with Roger Stone at the helm..) .> So was the judicial activism evident in Heller. (Three Libertarians sat at the lead counsel table, ffs. Robert Levy bought his $hitty hi$tory from Joyce Malcolm, and deserves to get his money back...) Within all the hoopla about gun rights, a deadly matter, they are found to have flat-out fabricated history, to have "incorporated" bullshit, to have f
    2 points
  29. I had a 2001 extended cab 1/2 ton Silverado with a full sized bed that I liked quite a bit. Drove the heck out of it till I gave it (like every car I've ever owned) to one of my kids (who like most of the cars I gave them....they wrecked...........). It was a good truck.
    2 points
  30. I'm 52, and I'll have to overcome some resistance to vote for him if he wins the primary... he lent gravitas & establishment cred to Obama 10 years ago, but now? He's just way too fuckin old & out of touch with reality outside the beltway, at this point. I like the guy, but he shouldn't even be in the race. I don't think we win this by catering to the middle; I don't think there IS much of a "middle", anymore. I think we win it by motivating people who normally wouldn't bother to vote, to show up & vote. Nice to see Kristof getting on board... as previously mention
    2 points
  31. Well, the rudder and the cabin are the parts that make me think that this boat is a knock off of stuff like the H-Boat or Sea Sprite... It's about 100 miles away from me, and I drive electric...there ain't no chargers out there, or I'd already have been out to look at it. The owner calls it a "sea king," and it looks neither like an outboard or a helicopter to me.
    2 points
  32. After last night, I'm not feeling better right now. CNN showed again how they intend to cover the election process - stir up shit, create divisiveness, ignore candidates they don't want elected, push candidates they want down our throats - typical corporate media shit. And they guy they want to send to the White House to protect their profits looks to be Joe Biden. AKA Hillary 2.0. Looks like they want a repeat of 2016.
    2 points
  33. You still think this is about FB ads? You, my friend, are why no one takes Libertarians seriously. It was an entire misinformation campaign that was built over years and perpetrated by right wing "media" outlets. Young people stayed home and riled up white people voted. Why were they riled up? You tell me!
    2 points
  34. Get your facts outta here man
    2 points
  35. Actually, every club that I’ve ever seen that doesn’t hold a warrant for white, blue, defaced blue or defaced red flies the plain red duster from the gaff of the flagstaff. Here’s the Island Sailing Club, Cowes, doing just that. The chances of getting the MoD to grant new warrants for any new clubs to be allowed to wear a special ensign is about zero. and Itchenor
    2 points
  36. A few weeks or so Clean posted a link to a podcast with Yang and Joe Rogan. Well worth the listen. This guy is very bright, well informed and forward thinking. edit: I chose to race a sailboat tonight so missed tonight, did my best to endure last night and what a clusterfuck. Just give everyone 5 minutes to state their positions then have some followups with rebuttals. CNN was doing their best to create a fucking cage match. Out of the 20 almost anyone of them would be hands above the Chump in Chief living in the WH now.
    2 points
  37. I don’t see how Russia’s failure to rake their forests is our problem.
    2 points
  38. I suppose you want a pearson triton, Alberg 30, or a Pearson Vanguard
    2 points
  39. Clorox the Oval Office! Blondie wins the debate with that one.
    2 points
  40. If you had to live next door to a country that elected something like Trump you wouldn't smile much either.
    2 points
  41. 2 points
  42. No, because the UK won't have any free trade agreements for a while, and likely none of significance until they have one with the EU, because all other countries will wait to see what terms are agreed between the UK and EU to leverage their own deals with the UK. In the meantime, the UK will have to treat all imports the same, with or without tariffs, so nobody, within or without the EU, will be relatively disadvantaged. Once a UK/EU deal is in place, then the EU suppliers will have a brief period of advantage until the other countries get their deals in place. Because no-one is disadvantaged,
    2 points
  43. It was a famous man who state that when a populace realized they could vote themselves wealth the country is done for. Well right now, the wealthy portion of our populace has it figured out and is riding it for every penny. And if it's not fixed, it WILL be the end of this country.
    2 points
  44. 1 point
  45. Pretty sure ~1 ohm is a good glow plug, but voltage to the plug should be 12v. So I agree your problem is probably with switch or relay.
    1 point
  46. Plenty CloudFlare bullshit at my end too.
    1 point
  47. I had a really fun foiling session this past Sunday and got a chance to put some of Dave's recommendations on going to windward to work. I began focusing on this down at the Wickford regatta, but the winds there never got strong enough to really load the boat up and make strong windward foiling progress. Sunday we had 12 knots pretty steady with gusts to 15-16. There wasn't much chop, so the gusts were easy to see and anticipate. I gave some lessons to my son's high school friend, and she put the boat well down the bay, so once she was done, I got busy getting back up to windward. I foun
    1 point

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