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  1. 11 points
  2. Nice day for a sail. Anyone want to talk about sailing?
    7 points
  3. The Dog System I didn't drive a red car to the bank, take a 12 gauge inside, and rob the bank. Well I did drive a red car but I didn't take a 12 gauge inside, and rob the bank. Well I did drive a red car and take a 12 gauge inside, but I didn't rob the bank. Well I did rob the bank with a 12 gauge but I didn't drive a red car. Well OK I robbed the bank, but I drove a maroon car and had a 16 gauge. Can you prove I wasn't just dressing up for Halloween a a bank robber and taking my own money out? What is cash anyway but colored paper? The bank can get more from
    6 points
  4. 1. Program of races put out well in advance. No chasing ppl the night before 2. Core crew (say 7 of the 10 the same for all races) 3. Any floaters know their place & listen to the established hierarchy on boat. 4. Owner who likes to push & doesn’t whinge when a kite blows up 5. Owner has a good inventory of sails & happy to upgrade within reason 6. Boat is ready to go within 30 mins of you showing up. Sure a tidy up & set up but no going for fuel or chandlery on race day. Good owners attract good crew who are happy to put in after the race or a coup
    6 points
  5. Talk about over-thinking and missing the point at the same time. The duty to assist others in danger is the first and most important rule of the sea and of the racing rules. All the other concerns fall by the wayside including "fair sailing" and competitive edge. I suspect if the time allowances granted to the three boats assisting the rescue of Escoffier placed them 1,2,3 no one would complain. A life was saved, and it was saved by someone who had himself been saved. All under best and most willing, application of the basic rules of seamanship and racing.
    6 points
  6. Way ahead of you NeedAClew Firstly though a bit of clarification. A point often missed (and clearly here too) INEOS is NOT the challenger. They are the team representing the challenger. The challenger is the 'Royal Yacht Squadron Racing Limited (RYSRL) and it is the RYSRL that needs to be 'legit'. And I did ask! The Racing Rules of Sailing Rule 4 states "The responsibility for a boat's decision to race etc etc". Sadly in our 'modern' litigious society it is always someone else's fault and to protect their membership against claims and other financial risks many clubs, certainly
    5 points
  7. I can claim "both sides" - in 1805 my ancestor from Inverness, Scotland who worked on a slave plantation on the island of Grenada, West Indies, had a son with a female slave - apparently it was common practice for the young white men to take a mistress during their stint on the plantation. That son is my great-great-grandfather.
    5 points
  8. The southern states have shown no ability to succeed, much less secede.
    4 points
  9. Bringing the same number of people back to the dock, as what left in the morning. The ability to reuse the boat gets bonus points.
    4 points
  10. The end of the storm for Romain. And time for a haircut !
    4 points
  11. Prior to posting, it's a good idea to check and see if other sources back up the one you are reading. The crowd around here is quick to cite errors, lies, and bullshit. And, that is a good thing, IMHO.
    3 points
  12. Update: funds have been transferred & documentation is complete! We have a boat! She should arrive here on Wednesday or Thursday; Driscoll yard will splash her and Rigworks will tension the rig, then we'll take her over to her slip at Harbor Island West. Just so happens we came to the top of the wait list for a mooring ball for our trawler at America's Cup Harbor last week after seven years! So I will keep the A28 and a dinghy at HIW and the trawler on the mooring - for a total moorage of about 30% what it would be at Kona Kai. That buys a lot of boat parts. Couple
    3 points
  13. Very good advice which propels us forward for the most part but this is our 3rd and longest, the weather is dark and dreary and we’re all suffering mentally. But it will get better and watching the AC is cheering me up no end. It’s great to have something to look forward to and I have watched everything I can find, several times over. And reading all the contributions, whacky, funny, informative and occasionally gnarly, let’s me believe I’m not alone and I’m part of something. So thank you all.
    3 points
  14. oh no, I am certain we can trust this first time poster, who has obtained a 'leaked' document in a conveniently editable format. I think we can all agree to take his word at face value, march over to Auckland and kick INEOS straight out of this cup, and give the naughty boys at ETNZ and LR a smack on the wrists at the same time too. I think you need to stop with your conspiracy theories about the providence of the document Rennmaus and pay attention to the theories of FACT this chap presents! Next you will be suggesting he isn't really George Schuyler!
    3 points
  15. silly silly silly....the simple answer is: NOBODY gets to tell anybody else that they shouldn't be afraid. Fear is either rational or irrational. Irrational fear is like being afraid of the dark. There's still fear even if it's irrational. Rational fear is like when a group of domestic terrorists storm your place of work , wanting to overrun the Govt. and KILL people, while you hide for cover. YOU, or any other republican cunt has no say in that matter. Fear is a an individual emotion. If AOC was skeered, she had every right to be. If the chiquita from SC wasn't skeered, fine too.
    3 points
  16. Breaking news! 1st Brexshit advantage found: brexshit believers can use much cheaper Dulux instead of Awlplast to coat their boats
    3 points
  17. Apparently, PresseOcean is saying Maxime Sorel is favourite to buy L'Occitanne
    3 points
  18. As far as I can tell, they did, but were only going 6 knots on a reach when some chaps on a canoe with a sail overtook them, sailed around and then zoomed off upwind. One of the crew may have got eaten as well but I'm not sure. LR have protested them because they had the burgee of the RYS on their transom, not the burgee of the RYSRL. Reports from reliable locals indicate that NZ have cured cavitation and are now working on the sound barrier, though they are taking the precaution of deliberately making the boat unstable so they know what it feels like when they are about to capsize undergo an
    3 points
  19. Wow. How big is the holding tank on an Imoca?
    3 points
  20. Ha. I haven't won an argument in nearly 49 years! She's never wrong, obviously. ;-)
    3 points
  21. Yep, LR for the PC. Coz a mate offered me silly 6:1 odds (in beer at the pub).
    3 points
  22. Speaking of which, now that shitstain has no legal immunity...... where are all the promised flurry of civil and criminal suits out of the SDNY? Yoo Hoo.... Leticia....... get the fuck on with it already!
    3 points
  23. I did a lot of winter camping/surfing growing up - in shorts & t shirt. Hawaii
    3 points
  24. My children' s painting mats are made from Team NZ test sails from 2003, which it turns out, was the best use for them.....
    3 points
  25. Contesting the results after 60+ court cases, a vote in the senate of about 97 to certify, all the states certifications, the Majority Speaker of the Senate saying the results were valid, the Attorney General saying there was no evidence of wide spread fraud, multiple recounts that proved the machines were accurate is bullshit. Bullshit that got 5 killed and there will be dozens of convicted felonies on peoples resumes forever because they believed it. Telling those poor saps that Pence had the power to stop it could have gotten Pence killed wasn't bullshit though, that was a damn lie. Your b
    3 points
  26. Announce a last-minute KKK meeting. With free beer. His mom will bring him.
    3 points
  27. God, that site is horrible. Literally nothing has happened to justify the headline at all.
    3 points
  28. The media marathon continues for some...
    3 points
  29. Nobody in the sailing world is complaining... It the worst of the systems, with the exception of all the other ones.
    3 points
  30. It's an epidemic. Sailing and Cruising Scotland group has posted this new rule: Personal Vlog promotion. Only one vlog (YouTube link) post per person per fortnight. You should also interact with anyone commenting on the post. If you don't interact we will see it as using the group for your own personal gain.
    3 points
  31. So I just watched all the Bermuda AC (not challengers) races again. I know they are not, but the boats just look slow and cumbersome compared to these. And I'm definitely a cat guy. The upwind speeds are especially telling as compared tot he monos. Its a bit of an eyeopener.
    3 points
  32. I'll try not to hijack too much, relating back to Ryan's project. I have used the Minn Kota 101 for over 10 years now on my Gemini 105, a catamaran which in the real world probably displaces over 5 tons. I added it as a temporary measure to give me time to replace the diesel, and ended up using it as the only auxiliary for around 6 years. It can move the boat at 3 knots in flat water without any wind, good enough for years of active sailing on the San Francisco bay and coastal cruising. Obviously it won't fight the 6 knot currents we get here, but even now that I've got a 10 kw motor conne
    2 points
  33. It's a misquote from Newsweek. What Newsweek actually said was: Ocasio-Cortez said that an individual actually entered her office, forcing her to take refuge inside her bathroom after her legislative director Geraldo Bonilla-Chavez told her to "hide, hide, run and hide." Dog changed individuals to rioters. Newsweek then went on to say it was a Capitol policeman: When she exited her hiding place, Ocasio-Cortez said the man inside her office was a Capitol Police officer and that the situation "didn't feel right because he was looking at me with a tremendous amount of anger and hos
    2 points
  34. Well that didn't work! Still rips the same when mast snaps, I know cause I tried it...lol. (then went & bought a carbon top section when they had £100 discount in sale).
    2 points
  35. Paging Whine, paging Whine. See the bolded piece above.
    2 points
  36. If anyone is sufficiently interested to search on the UK Companies House website, they can find the Certificate of Incorporation for Yacht Squadron Racing Ltd. I'm not going to attach it here and text cannot be copied/pasted. In the incorporation document, Yacht Squadron Racing Ltd describes itself as a club. Eligibility for membership requires current membership of the RYS. Its rules are the rules of the RYS. The latter is unincorporated i.e. in theory at least, its members are financially liable for its debts. In the litigious world of the AC, it makes sense to challenge by an incorpora
    2 points
  37. Cook didn’t just get beaten with boat speed.
    2 points
  38. I've had two really close calls with large, flashy power boats in fog in the last two years. I don't have AIS, but have the top rated radar reflector on the top of my mast and a foghorn and bright lights. Both "yachts' were going fast in the fog with dual radars spinning. Neither changed corse at all even though I had to do a sharp 180 to avoid them at very close range. The last one was last fall crossing to the San Juan's with my wife, going upwind in light air with the motor off so that I could hear traffic. I could hear it coming (fast) and we came close to jumping off the boat because it w
    2 points
  39. This just in: The Jewish Space Laser Agency responds: We didn’t start the fire https://forward.com/opinion/463295/the-jewish-space-laser-agency-responds-we-didnt-start-the-fire/ "First, some background. The Jewish Space Laser is mainly reserved for use in important ceremonial and ritual observances, such as warming challah for Friday-night dinners, lighting Chanukah candles when we run out of matches, alerting New Yorkers to sales at Russ & Daughters, and helping Mrs. Glicksman find Airplane Mode on her e-reader" Of course they would deny it! Bastards.
    2 points
  40. Used to 50-100 mile round trippers in Alaska, 45 to 48 years ago. It was challenging, yet exhilarating. Also did winter Ptarmigan and Caribou hunts.
    2 points
  41. I'm not a know all however I'm not blinded by prejudice. Everything you have described was identified by many different variants of the human race. You just seek to assign it to one.
    2 points
  42. So he painted a Giant Penis on the sail... Elon will be right along to invite him to the launch pad.....
    2 points
  43. So, I'm guessing this lawyer has never heard of Nuremberg?
    2 points
  44. The first line of IB's post had me wondering if we weren't being too hard to them. But then I read the passenger's post, and my sympathy evaporated. That passenger is whining about all their injures, but accepts no responsibility for having caused them. Look at the video: nobody is shouting slow down or stop. Nobody is trying to signal to the driver. Nobody is even wearing a lifejacket. If they want sympathy, then they better accept some responsibility for something other than the lack of lifejackets. But even worse is the comment that "like you" they "love power boating an
    2 points

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