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  1. LPE is no longer an approved ILCA builder (at least for now.) Short term PSA are taking over the European and North American markets once reserved for LP/LPE with their ILCA brand boats. 7 other builders are well along the path to becoming ILCA approved builders soon. Sounds to me as if ILCA leadership are doing a magnificent job in steering the class into this brave new world.
    5 points
  2. I was with AM skipper Terry Hutchison a couple weeks ago and he told me AM has way more time on the water than all the teams thanks to the sailing conditions in Pensacola. In fact, we saw Defiance out yesterday again. What a boat!
    5 points
  3. Philipp Buhl is the world champion of whatever anybody wants to call this boat, ILCA or Laser. Do not deny him of this incredible athletic feat or tarnish it with all this petty bullshit.
    5 points
  4. Is the award amount similar to retail price of all boats sold since LP quit paying fees to BK? Seems like I learned back in Blowtorch School of Law that damages for ripoff goods could be based on retail price of sales not just unpaid licencing fees. The problem with Blowtorch School of Law is not all the lecturers are correct.
    5 points
  5. More of the Washabuck River, Bras d'Or Lakes, Cape Breton Island. http://www.cruising-cape-breton.info/charts/Washabuck.pdf
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  6. Some footage of them sailing in Pensacola. They had a nice tack and I thought I heard the boat driver mention 35 knots at one point. They looked quite smooth and flying really low to the water at moments.
    4 points
  7. Protecting all the winches from corrosion by carefully packing each one with the three types of grease known to man. Brown heavy duty machine grease, over laid by blue trailer bearing grease, topped off with some form of white grease. Love ya work.
    3 points
  8. I can assure you I had nothing to do with the keel design!
    3 points
  9. Except the article was simply a cut and paste , in its entirety, of the press release from the event. It would be nice , if once in a while, the sailing media actually made a few calls, did a few interviews and wrote some original copy on an event of this importance. The Laser is still the single most competitive class in the sport of sailing. The Laser World Championship is one of the pinnacles of the sport. The top 15 sailors in the world championship are at the peak of their performance in the Olympic year. It would be nice if the sailing media actually gave us some insights into
    3 points
  10. If nobody gets the boat and the keel then all of this is speculation anyway--"inquiry" or not.
    3 points
  11. We sailed very rarely on the west coast, it was an amazingly calm experience and totally at variance from expectation and repute. We expected way more wind and wave action. Back on topic, we spent a few days in this anchorage behind Matthews Island, outside Winter Harbour in Quatsino Sound. Beautiful place when you could see it.
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  12. This photo of the keel was taken by AS's accident investigation ROV at the bottom of the sea. The ROV is equipped with scanners which helped it locate the keel, but as AS is so focused on Olympic sailing classes, no one at AS ever thought that it would be used offshore in deep enough water to require lighting.
    3 points
  13. The advantage of the south courts was you could usually get away without white only attire...like sleeping in the sail lockers, the old wheezes are going away with time
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  14. Some clubs store their dinghys in a container on the beach and some clubs have lawn bowling. Fees are commensurate. The only reason I’ve lasted at said club for over four decades is to steer fucking clear of club politics and go straight to my boat. Racing? Pretty sure they’ll be doing the same rush to the dock bitch about something or someone, rush to the start line, race, get back to the dock and bitch about something else next time I barely notice. If it gets their rocks off good for them. Who pays for it? Food, beverage and weddings. Do I care about it? Couldn’t give a
    2 points
  15. That’s not the first word we think of when we think of you .
    2 points
  16. the delamurai douse, put up teh saille, and lette god tacke it downe.
    2 points
  17. 2 points
  18. how long do you expect zim to build them for, and what will happen to prevent zim from building them for longer?
    2 points
  19. Oh I get it! And I respect your views. But it gets to be like every channel being the same on TV! And seeing reruns of Wess on every channel is just wrong...
    2 points
  20. FRAND is certainly an enormous challenge for the ILCA leadership, but if it leads to Zim Sailing becoming a supplier of Kirby sailboats it will be something absolutely positive to emerge from the situation for grass roots sailors. It really doesn't matter whether they call the boats ILCAs, Lasers (unlikely IMHO) or something new like ZIM 14.
    2 points
  21. I am sure that all ILCA sailors would gladly recognize the enormous contribution that Bruce Kirby has made to the sport of sailing. And there can be no dispute that the ILCA, the Laser and the Torch are all built to Bruce Kirby's design. I am absolutely positive of that.
    2 points
  22. I think I’ve visited your club in the past (based on its relative distance from Whitby) and enjoyed it so I hope you guys can work things out. Your two posts above may point you guys at some key issues to explore. One of you believes the keel boat racers are subsidised by the rest of the membership and the other that you are being milked to cover costs other members are not paying for. Digging in to understanding the actual costs (cash and allocated) would be important as 1. It can build consensus amongst the keel boat racers; and 2. It can point you to sol
    2 points
  23. When you think about it, a law had to be passed to take guns away from those who pose a threat to society or themselves. A fucking law had to be passed to do what is simple common sense. This just shows the insanity of guns in America.
    2 points
  24. Thread closed until further notice then.
    2 points
  25. So how's the ILCA move to separate from LPE and take on FRAND look to you now?
    2 points
  26. From the mythical Front Page...Those “Technical Shirts” There are vast differences in the quality and value of today’s technical shirts. To really understand the differences, let’s start at the filament level. These are the fibers that make up the threads that are loomed into fabric. Polyester is by nature a moderately durable hydrophobic material. Hydrophobic material does not want to absorb water. It also means that if it is snagged or abraded vigorously, there is a pretty good chance the fibers are going to pill and deteriorate. There are many other options when it comes to wic
    2 points
  27. Heading down the road toward a Fascist state far faster than people realised!! Brexit makes a good distraction to shuffle in all sorts of changes to the law.
    2 points
  28. It’s gonna be a fun week. The boom repair starts today. Fingers crossed we make it to the C600 start line!!!
    2 points
  29. Found this in mint condition signed by DC himself for 8 bucks last week, fresh from 1988.
    2 points
  30. did he drill and tap a zirc fitting into the body?
    2 points
  31. That guy is clever, he knows if he makes news and gets Trump's or his supporters attention he will get the transplant he needs and till then free dialysis and later on maybe even a medal. It was definitely planned and he would have kept escalating it ( handheld picture > small hand held cutout > lifesize cutout > ? lifesize Trump with Jesus) till the hospital said no and he could make the news. Follow the story of a dying man devoted to trump getting saved by trumps intervention.
    2 points
  32. Meh.. he's probably a hedge fund manager now
    2 points
  33. The purpose of "ground effect" for downforce on F1s is to increase grip so they can go around corners faster. It's slower in a straight line because it's more drag (it also creates huge tyre wear, but that's another issue), the comparison with sailing boats is pointless. There is no point to downforce on a sailing boat unless it's creating RM, or is an acceptable byproduct of some other effect for overall positive benefit. Downforce from an AC75 hull makes sense as it will increase RM as the hull centre of mass (assumed centre of hull downforce too) is offset from the lifting force by 5 m
    2 points
  34. Hi Bruce, I guess you can add Sosoomi and me to the list. I dont get it. How can PSA supply Lasers in the USA or Europe?
    2 points
  35. If they are still Lasers are not not in breach of the tradename?
    2 points
  36. Fascinating read about the Australian Institute of Rorts. Sadly, heads are unlikely to roll, even after this damning revelation. Something about protected species, pretty much along the same lines as our self-preserving Pollies. As my dear departed father used to say "Always back self interest - at least you know it's trying!"
    2 points
  37. The danger with doing something for optics is you may take something that doesn’t look great and turn it into something that looks really really bad. Spending a bunch of time and money doing something really badly may end up shifting the focus from the incident to the organization that is making a cock up of something it probably shouldn’t be doing in the first place. If there are any liability or litigation issues it will be in someone’s interest to work hard at discrediting the AS investigation...it seems like AS might make it very easy for someone to make them look stupid. Do
    2 points
  38. atyourcervix is one of the stupidest, nastiest right wing moron-trolls we've had in a long while. Is it really necessary to give him oxygen by quoting him?
    2 points
  39. He tried. Since the performance was indistinguishable from the Air Force version, Homeland Security confiscated it thinking he found another real plane broken down on the side of a runway.
    2 points
  40. Under 24m use ISO 12215 and get plan approval from any one of a number of WS recognised Notified Bodies (not just DNV-GL). Over 24m the only recognised standard until you get up to commercial vessels is the DNV-GL rule which Hasso wrote.
    1 point
  41. Getting inundated with ads for cruises. Tons of comments from people expressing their excitement for their upcoming vacations. I'm assuming they're bots.
    1 point
  42. Depends on conditions, in light airs the boat can be a weapon when sailed well, when it’s breezy the boat can sail to its rating too. Any racing in flat water we find the boat can be competitive, 10-18kts and lumpy seas is the worst conditions. In the light airs 2018 round the island race out of the 1600 boats to start we had the 12 fastest elapsed time of the entire fleet including the multihulls, we were an hour faster than a Ker 46!! but apart from this the boats are generally not good in irc. It’s a 29 footer racing against 36 footers
    1 point
  43. Aluminum has some great properties as well as not not so great ones. When I was a mid at the boat school in '82? One of our crews ran Cinnabar across a 4 ft shoal in the Delaware Bay on a night it was blowing close to 60 knots. Bent the keel a good amount off straight up and down. No cracks, no leaks. Just a boat with a fair amount of a list when it got home. (Early experiment in canting keels?) Took 2 trips to Newport Offshore to fix it right, but not sure a fiberglass yacht would have withstood that punishment without taking on a bunch of water....
    1 point
  44. I did. Ok if a club wants a crew membership with limited club access, but not allowing folks to crew in a race if they don't have a club membership is idiotic.
    1 point
  45. Discussion on various keel types by Chuck Paine in Cruising World (Oct 1968) here. There is a thread I started a couple years ago on this topic here. It's not the reference that I was thinking of, but Bob Perry wrote much the same about wing keels there: Wings to be effective at improving the apparent aspect ratio of the keel have to be efficient in their own aspect ratio. I don't think you can "fix" a stubby, low aspect ratio keel with tubby, low aspect ratio wings. As DDW said, stubby wings can help by lowering the VCG of the keel but that's about it. I have done two wing keel boat
    1 point

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