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  1. As someone here pointed out in another thread, so long as I own a boat I have a purpose in life. I've spent a lifetime busting my ass working, including 30 years running the business I founded. The boat makes it worth it. When I get a boatyard bill, I pick up the phone and pay it immediately. Why? Because, simply put, they are one of only two businesses I deal with that sell happiness. They only think they are in the business of building and maintaining sailboats. In reality, they are direct purveyors of happiness. It works. I show up after a long winter, and they have my boat lookin
    5 points
  2. towed him in this morning , seems like a good Kid took him to Linda's for breakfast now going to try to sort him out with an old main you can never have too much good karma in the bank shit give him respect for sailing the cail. coast with only a jib PL.
    5 points
  3. Safely in Santa Cruz, showered, smiling, and thanking my lucky stars that there are people as awesome as @Pro looper out there. Winds died out/turned in to very light northern winds when I was five miles out making it nearly impossible to sail in or sail at all. I was pretty fucking hungry and still not going to dig into the cold Progressos so I gave in, gave pro looper a call, and within 45 mins or less I was being towed in. He then took me out to a great breakfast and spent the day dropping by as I cleaned up, educating me a ton, and helping to get my running rigging settled. I now know I've
    4 points
  4. Credit for the text below goes to the "Shit Towns of Australia" Facebook page. The Gold Coast likes to fancy itself as Australia’s version of Las Vegas, which is true because it’s a tacky tourist trap adorned with fake tits, a shit casino and an unending parade of timeshare presentations. It’s also home to more New Zealanders than New Zealand so it’s quite probable that you will bump into someone you went to high school with, only now they will have some shit tats and a shit accent. The Gold Coast is where Australia keeps its unemployed Kiwi scaffolders while they wait for their shot at a
    4 points
  5. You can't have it both ways: if using heel to move the centre of mass of the rig to windward increases RM, then changing the rig's lift vector to have a vertical component counteracts its weight, reducing RM. There is also lost power from the canted rig. Maybe there's a net performance gain, maybe not. If your "virtuous circle" worked they'd sail the boat with the mast horizontal to windward.
    3 points
  6. Appears the pins act like fuses, breaking before the hull does to prevent sinking.
    3 points
  7. The convicted liar tipped his hand as to his post conviction strategy as he left the courthouse. As he made his way through the crowd he was overheard saying “pardon me. Pardon me, pardon me.”
    3 points
  8. Greta is backed by a syndicate of green industry venture capitalists. The more governments that invest in renewable energy the richer they get. It's an oldie but a goodie - follow the money.
    3 points
  9. I will say one thing nice about Greta’s chief handler. From this photo she appears to have a great set of cans.
    2 points
  10. Nothing boots faster than paper. For routing purposes a paper chart give a broader view than any computer screen. At the end of your active sailing life - do you want to get an e-card of your favourite racing grounds with e-signatures from your sailing pals? Disgusting. I am sure that there still will be business opportunities for printing.
    2 points
  11. You should write a short story about this - seriously. There is a good story to tell and you happen to be a good writer.
    2 points
  12. The mom in the Dr. Pepper "Fansville" commercials is absolutely milftacular.
    2 points
  13. You got the wrong crowd in Waikiki. It's Kirin Ichiban, not Bud. Kanpai!
    2 points
  14. Another fucking idiot shows up. Welcome to the ignore bin.
    2 points
  15. 2 points
  16. I know this story. For a long time I lived 12 time-zones away from my boat, then 3. Now I'm in the same timezone, but still a long dog-legged flight away. I spend far more time sailing OPB than my own. The boat is the carrot tied in front of the donkey; the reward for all this toil. For 2-3 weeks a year I can tell the world to f/o and spend time with my family without interruption.
    2 points
  17. https://www.brestatlantiques.com/actualites/mot-du-bord-actual-leader-va-pour-la-vie-des-betes Ronan Gladu reporter on Actual Leader. I like this boat myself, I am attached to it! And I know that Yves is more than proud of Actual Leader! But for almost 24 hours I have the impression that they intend to kill the trimaran: we have to go quickly to stay with the wind and to get a better angle, in short not to fall behind the front of the depression. Christian Dumard, the weather router, says there is pressure in this direction. Except we are going upwind in 25-30 knots and the polars
    2 points
  18. Sorry, what was that?
    2 points
  19. Everyone I know is holding their heads in despair that the choice we are presented with, in England at least, is between BoJo and Corbyn. Neither of whom could be trusted to run a whelk stall. Apart from the leaders' repulsiveness and ineptitude, this election is remarkable for the extent to which we are being bribed with our own money and presumed to be too stupid to notice. LeoV, good to see you back posting here.
    2 points
  20. I had posted a reply but got the quote button wrong (sorry about that Jack, quoted you as me, very bad...). Amazing things happen after you drink a bit of London water (or rather, embarrassing things) Anyway... Did you see that FT vid jack posted? That nonsensical attempt to draw up some sort of venn diagram about what the impact of voting alliance is? Well, in the hands of a reasonably competent political analyst, this might have been helpful, but as it was presented in the video by someone who seemed to have no real idea how to demonstrate union/intersection/difference, i
    2 points
  21. I have to say that I'm against the firewood harvesting thing. OK there's a minor bit of fuel reduction. The flip side is people going in with trucks, trailers and chainsaws and taking everything they can find. Ooops not enough dead trees, let's start cutting down the live ones. Then sell the wood. And let's bash a new track in to get to more dead wood. Etc etc. Perhaps a permit system for State forests would be OK but figuring out how to police it is difficult. FKT
    2 points
  22. 2 points
  23. Yes indeed, the German Offshore Team's "Einstein", with Conrad Colman and Annie Lush on board. Article here: https://www.sail-world.com/news/220768/Fastnet-Rock-Milestone-for-Einstein And the team: https://offshoreteamgermany.com/
    2 points
  24. Is this convincing enough? ;-) I mean yeah Ineos had footage out first but in case there was any doubt about speed staying dry or angle... careful what you wish for salty..xx
    2 points
  25. Sorry for getting my hook though your lip. like I said in the Gretard thread- they are jumpin in the boat this morning. Fuck I love this place.
    2 points
  26. Am I the only one that finds it amusing that the thread about Maintaining Sailing Interest is right next to the thread bashing a young girl for choosing to sail instead of fly? Seriously, stop hitting yourselves in the face! Let go the conspiracy theories and then try breathing in and out at a nice steady pace. Mouth closed for extra points.
    2 points
  27. I was a Repub until about 2003. I saw that the GOP had been co-opted by religious conservatives and crackpots. I lamented that, because the GOP had a history of many fine people: Lowell Weicker, Nelson Rockefeller, Everett Dirksen, Robert Brooke, Howard Baker, to name a few. (In fact, one night, as a 16 or 17 year old in D.C. I was reclining on a sidewalk in Georgetown, having had way too much beer, and Senator Dirksen and his wife, out for a stroll, stopped and asked me if I was OK and whether I needed help to get home.) My point is that the at one time, the GOP stood for limited governm
    2 points
  28. In the Green New World, that is not a valid question because proles will not be travelling anywhere. As a Western person you will Not have children Not travel by air Not have a private vehicle Sit in the cold and dark, in your little pod, and consume approved screen content Eat the bugs, and enjoy them Not engage in wrongthink or commit wrongspeak Meanwhile our betters will be enjoying life and their power over you as they always have. Got it?
    2 points
  29. Well, I guess it is a good thing she did not want to join Isis, you know, because her parents couldn't possibly say 'no' to their little girl. By the way, I love how the "green" zealots always jump to the "denier" claim anytime anyone questions their methods or "solutions". Nah, couldn't be that others see other options that don't lead to economic collapse and the eventual more rapid destruction of our environment as a result... couldn't be that we may have options that would be more beneficial relative to the combination of reducing CO2 emissions, mitigation of the negative impacts of
    2 points
  30. Here Vin. Best dry tack we have ever seen, and by far.
    2 points
  31. It's actually a well designed beach side city for the modern health conscious beach goers. You can go to the beach during the hottest part of the day and there is plenty of shade to save you from UV and skin cancer.
    2 points
  32. LOL, I like it. Back in the day I was a "budget tourist" and the real estate presentations provided free food. Other than the largess of developers, I mostly lived on chook and pineapples-the good times.
    2 points
  33. You guys crack me up talking about these boats as if they are not seaworthy for going around the world.... It is not just multi-hulls that get pounded in these conditions, or these multi-hulls. You think Comanche or Scallywag would enjoy those conditions (30+ knot headwinds and confused seas)? The boats are not breaking due to those conditions, they had issues because of their pure speed in the tradewinds and because one slammed into something. For the former (faults caused by speed, such as delamination), that is an issue related to having to figure out evolution with such incredible speed
    2 points
  34. Or this Hinckley 21 (LWL) https://www.sailboatlistings.com/view/41256
    2 points
  35. https://www.scanvoile.com/2019/11/apivia-imoca-convoyage-retour-charlie-dalin-solitaire-transat-jacques-vabre-retour.html#.Xc7Xpe3Yo3E Charlie Dalin bringing Apivia back to Europe solo Charlie Dalin left at 23;00 (French time) Wednesday on his return trip from Brazil to the Azores. Five days after his victory in the TJV he is already on his way back doing what he likes best, solo sailing. He is taking the opportunity to work on his mastery of the boat for the Vendée Globe 2020. You are already heading back to the sea? Charlie Dalin: I did not see myself waiting until
    2 points
  36. I'm much more impressed by someone having the sense to turn around than I am by someone with big brass balls. Nothing sad about it.
    2 points
  37. I'm a fan of this. It gets butts in boats and if anyone get ambitious and decides to travel to a class regulated event they'll step up for the class gear when and if the time feels right, but for many the local ponds offer enough and there's nothing wrong with that!
    2 points
  38. I heard at the time that Samantha took over, that Tanguy would in fact retain the "team", but what that involves or if that is still the case I don't know. Anyway, those two are close mates and will work together in a fair and honourable way. And I would think that a french TOR entry will create a huge interest in France and possibly as many clicks for Chirurgie Cardiaque as the VG. Then throw Paul Meilhat, who already has a new boat entered in the TOR but no main sponsor, in the mix and anything is possible. And don't be surprised if Tanguy will get involved with a new sponsor, and
    1 point
  39. Two years ago would be when Lenny was just an itch in dad's pants
    1 point
  40. The same people that came up with "Beans with pork"?
    1 point
  41. Maybe a Sam Devlin design? Except I can't find it in his catalogue...
    1 point
  42. Gitana starting to pick up the pace a bit... now at 27kts and stretching it out a bit on what looks like pretty much a beam reach.
    1 point
  43. Finally got the new prod / Gennaker and pelagic out for a decent ride, sorry about the mess. https://drive.google.com/open?id=17utjN3mLiDj2AaAd_Mgun_nXi_-8MWS7
    1 point
  44. https://mailchi.mp/tipandshaft.com/tip-shaft-180-comment-les-organisateurs-du-vende-globe-ont-dcid-dlargir-la-liste-des-inscrits-mathilde-gron-le-large-mintrigue?e=9a497c6fa7 Conrad Colman told us: "The goal is always to have a complete application in early November.We are looking for a boat to rent , we have several tracks, but nothing confirmed." Some more on the expanded VG entry background in the following as well. They seem to have come under some pressure from key participants (BP/PRB) to make sure their entries were not subject to a wild card. As for the 4 guest spot
    1 point
  45. This advice is dangerous. While heaving to, might be appropriate , running bare poles downwind in a heavy sea is just asking to be rolled. Without any means of keeping stern, or bow to the waves it is almost guaranteed that you will be left broadside to the waves and be rolled. This is precisely the situation that drogues were designed to help with.
    1 point

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