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  1. I just scroll until i see a photo........
    9 points
  2. Let's see. A company that was given $500,000,000 by the government to work on this drug. But socialism is bad. A company that has stated they have 50,000 doses and may have 300,000 in a couple months. But Trump says everyone can get them soon. A company that says by some time mid-next year they may be able 250,000 a month. For 328 million people. That means that only in a short 1312 months, OR 109 YEARS, everyone can have a dose. Trump claims it 'cured' him, when the truth of the matter is that he was put on a steroid on Saturday that is known to induce euphoria and lower fever. Trump
    8 points
  3. Yes, and goes a long way to explaining the current approach by LR as an exclusive rather than inclusive COR. ETNZ has on more than one occasion - yes, including during the design process - been surprised that LR had not sought input from AM and Ineos as was the expectation. This played out publicly during the wind limit saga where LR was advocating a different position to that of the other challengers and didn't even bother to keep them informed. This may be PB's last chance at winning the cup and he's acting like it.
    6 points
  4. After AC33, many or all possible challengers (20+ IIRC) were consulted by Oracle regarding the next boat class. The overwhelming majority voted for a monohull. Yes, that consultation went well... Bold: The biggest mistake was made by LR by transferring their CoR responsibilities to the committee of all challengers. The disaster was of their own making, unfortunately.
    6 points
  5. The development of the AC 75 could not have been done by a committee of mono experts, they would still be arguing about it if they had been given the chance. As an unproven concept the only people who could make a contribution to the rules were the challenger and defender. If I remember correctly the concept for AC 75 was announced three months after AC 35 had been concluded, a timetable was announced and they were on time until the arms being made by Persico caused a delay. The defender and challenger probably gained some advantage but if it had been done any other way we wouldn't
    6 points
  6. I heard what the "scientists" said, but I looked at their plans and they were a disaster. Obama tried to make a sprit, but it was a total disaster: long, dark, and stiff. It would cause destruction in a Stormy. I said to our wonderful first lady, "All I need is a Sharpie" and it's like a miracle. People can't believe it. Many people say this is the best prod they've ever seen. The do nothing, port tacking democrats are trying to give this a low rating and other racers are laughing at us. I have appointed Jared to head the PHRF committee and we will win bigly.
    5 points
  7. Would work on the "simple" YouTube as well, without giving away all your data and privacy and cluttering your phone with another otherwise useless app that will probably work as bad as the Oracle SGP webinars - depending on the region you want to watch from.
    5 points
  8. @barfy Haha... No, I am not Jerome Me and my gorse pockets would be asking about free Youtube... Not the paid premium version!
    5 points
  9. She is the daughter of a sailor Both yachts and RN She came to me fully trained she can hold a course, cook good food on one ring, loves rowing, can double declutch a land rover and happy to tow a trailer and even have a crack at reversing She is also happy for me to dissappear for weeks on end as her dad did she thinks it is a perfectly normal way to run a marriage I am indeed blessed d
    4 points
  10. Oracle had a hell of a night in Valencia when strong winds came up in the middle of the night and it was tethered in an enclosed areas with the wingsail up. The wingsail was dropped for the AC75 because ; when capsized/nosedived they suffer severe damage which could not be easily fixed. There are a nightmare to launch in fresh winds can only be towed out of the marina in certain conditions - otherwise they have to sail. The power that was claimed from a wingsail was supposed to be double that of a double skinned mainsail, yet the AC75, AC50 and AC72 all have similar top end speeds circa
    4 points
  11. It was a cheater"let's try a get an edge by taking a point into the match" series.
    4 points
  12. This will go over well with the base. However a significant number of them are waiting for their Dear President to call out Obama and the Clintons with what they know to be the real truth: that they're pedophile communist baby-eating devils.........and some are shape-shifting alien lizard people. Every Real American knows this. Meanwhile they continue to train for the Boogaloo. "Cletus, wanna go shoot some cans?" "Hell yeah, Africans, Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, let's shoot 'em!"
    4 points
  13. Any excuse will do...
    4 points
  14. fake news just said Bill Kristol (a conservative by the way), declared Harris the winner and the Fly got second place.
    4 points
  15. They're there to film seagulls. How else could they get accurate speed data?
    4 points
  16. Really? I think this should kill off support from the anti Nutters Nah..prolly not Donald Trump's so-called 'miracle' coronavirus treatment was tested on cells derived from an abortion The Trump administration has notably opposed medical research that uses fetal tissue from abortions, while knocking back numerous requests from scientists to work with it. https://www.sbs.com.au/news/donald-trump-s-so-called-miracle-coronavirus-treatment-was-tested-on-cells-derived-from-an-abortion
    3 points
  17. Just a little repost to get us back on topic... https://www.sailingworld.com/story/racing/faster-times-ahead-for-americas-cup-challenger/ One final burn back to the barn onboard American Magic’s AC75 Defiant is one experience Terry Hutchinson won’t soon forget. At the conclusion of another long day of training in late September, helmsman Dean Barker pointed the bulbous blue bow toward the base, some 11 miles away, with a 12-knot breeze tickling the back of his neck. Fifteen minutes later, they were home, having almost cracked the 50-knot barrier along the way.
    3 points
  18. The appellate court just sent it back for the judge to do what he is doing. He should sanction her.
    3 points
  19. Would it be safe to say that this isn't the first time that Donald Trump got saved by an abortion?
    3 points
  20. You must be really tall!
    3 points
  21. 3 points
  22. You can check out Pizzey’s proa experiments here: https://proafile.com/multihull-boats/article/the-proas-of-john-pizzey-part-1 https://proafile.com/multihull-boats/article/the-proas-of-john-pizzey-part-2 https://proafile.com/multihull-boats/article/the-proas-of-john-pizzey-part-3
    3 points
  23. I think the clever bit of Pizzey's rig was a vertical line down the centre of the sail that could be tensioned during the shunt. It then allowed both halves of the sail to hang downwind in a relatively controlled way while the boat was beam on to the wind and shunting operations were carried out.
    3 points
  24. This was from the America's Cup Facebook page...
    3 points
  25. This one really shows how shockingly narrow the waterline is. It'd be super narrow on a normal ballasted boat & this is with it floating on the flat bit above the belly.
    3 points
  26. I'm looking for Chubby Girl
    3 points
  27. “Carbon boatbuilders hate him!! Discover this 5 $ weird trick from this ingenuous boater.”
    3 points
  28. 'My girlfriend said it's fine'
    3 points
  29. I’ve got a headache from your fucked up aspect ratio.
    3 points
  30. 85.000001% me thinks. Interior, he don't need no stinking interior. Interiors are for pussys.
    3 points
  31. Or the undead, although it could be a tasty meal of whatever product Pence uses on his hair. black flies matter? does Pence ever let a woman finish?
    3 points
  32. Should have sent a buoy tender and put it on deck.
    3 points
  33. Cut the damn mike.
    3 points
  34. Well you just saved Joe Biden $1millions of dollars and hours of debate prep for the next debate. He walks out in his aviator shades, says "Sharks eat walls." and drops the mic and walks off the stage. Game over.
    3 points
  35. Here you go. That'll keep you occupied for a bit...
    3 points
  36. A lot of good lessons were learnt in that campaign. Paul Cayard really put the torch on us and we didn’t handle it well. After that we become a lot more battle hardened. Might explain why we play hard and ruthless these days. What doesn’t kill you can make you stronger. In the days of KZ7 and Dennis Conner demanding a core sample we really got flustered and annoyed. These days we would just laughs it off as standard mind games that come with the cup. GD is sure one tough bastard and not above playing mind games with the opposition. The reality is you have to be tough to win, and also have a
    3 points
  37. Prior to designing the Mi6 I'd had a lot of experience with swing rigs on model yachts. As long as the main/jib proportions are right, the rig won't overbalance. Essentially the rig behaves as a una rig. In model yacht circles it is generally accepted that swing rigs are twitchier than conventional sloop rigs i.e. the power is either on or off. With a conventional sloop rig you tend to sheet the jib home and then play just the main, which is a bit smoother for controlling the power of the rig. In fact on model yachts they will tend to use swing rigs in light air and sloop rigs in heavy air. As
    3 points
  38. Thanks for the insight Steve. Funny, I can name plenty of instances were people who say they want access to the AC scoop then drive those in the know and take the time offer behind the scenes visibility away from this forum by simply being pretty poor human beings. Thanks for taking the time to respond.
    3 points
  39. Squeaky, the best revenge is simply living a good or better life.
    3 points
  40. OK, to end the suspense I bought a 2003 Miata LS. It has 87K on the clock and cost CA$8500*. It looks virtually new and has had three lady owners before a retired gent for the last eight years. Not winter-driven at least for eight years which matters in an area with lots of road salt. It is quite fun to drive, goes around corners like on rails and all the power I need. It has a six speed manual gearbox. Should be simple and cheap to keep up which is what I want. It does qualify as a toy. Has a big enough trunk so we can go away for a weekend and uses regular gas. We thought about a MB SLK and
    3 points
  41. Just for historical accuracy: Way back before there was agreement on what class the America’s Cup would be sailed in, the Challenger pretty much named the tune. In effect, we are bringing an blah blah blah blah to challenge for the Cup. See you off Sandy Hook next September. Things got a bit more disciplined with various measurement rules being used to define the size and type of yacht. J Class and 12 meters being the ones people most remember. When the IAAC Class was first being developed in 1989, there was a large and inclusive group of America’s Cup designers and stakeholders
    3 points
  42. Okay, this time we are giving the top three responses to this caption contest a limited edition Sailing Anarchy belt. Like, I got a box of 'em sitting in the corner of my office. Whaddaya got?
    2 points
  43. Shouldn’t that read ‘my long suffering anti-conspiracy theory wife’?
    2 points
  44. Are you Jerome??? We'll know if I disappear for a while.
    2 points
  45. No insult generator could ever match Lesbian's prose and poetry. He could use his tongue prettier'n a $20 whore.
    2 points
  46. You are always wanting to verify your simulator/simulated data in the field. Always.
    2 points
  47. To continue the thread drift, John Pizzy built and sailed many Proas in Australia, possibly the last of which was a camping trailerable pacific style "Flight". I vaguely recall a (mid 90s?) test in a sailing magazine that was pretty positive, but can't find it online. What I do recall is that she had a pivoting mast that was somehow connected to the rudders so that during the shunt the mast would tilt forward somehow lifting the old rudder and lowering the new one. She was also self righting due to mast being angled to leeward.
    2 points
  48. A few from this morning's dock-out. TVNZ was covering it, appeared to be interviewing Steven Ferguson and others, plus a team-talk and team photo. Photo 3 illustrates that even on such a high-tech piece of kit there are many and surprising uses for duct tape. Also a great chance to get close-ups of those various attachments.
    2 points

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