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  1. I have a lot of work ahead of me still. I am and isolation for 2 weeks still at the new facility. I have so much to say to all of you that and so much for Hope and I, My heart has been touched and this all has been a very humbling time and i will find a better way in the future too express how I feel. Still having hard time drinking words together I'm told it's because of my lung capacity. My bra in is coming back online quickly but I've been laying flat since the beginning of March and it's really messed me up when it comes to trying to walk. I can stand vertical using a w
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  2. It's pissing down outside and yes, we are back to Level 3. To all those moaning and bitching about it and calling the PM childish names, get a grip, we are the luckiest people in the world right now, to have had a wonderful, normal summer, an Americas Cup regatta, and a government that had the gumption to get on top of the problem early. Meanwhile, here is a bit of rainy day, AC75 action-less filler ...
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  3. thank you for the greetings, things are still pretty wonky trying to do this so just bear with me and My energy level is low but I know this is good to bring my brain back online so I'll keep posting as best I can.
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  4. To give you an idea of how close we were to the action, this was taken with a wide angle lens!
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  5. Hobot was kept on a drug that put a protective layer over the ulcer yesterday and last night. The bleeding has been stemmed. He was taken off the respirator this morning. However his blood pressure keeps going up and down, and his doctor said this is because of Hobot's worry and stress for Hope, his daughters and any and everything else. The doctor asked Hope to come in and see him, to hold his hand and help relieve this stress. Hope will be gowned and masked like the nurses to do this. They will allow his daughters masked and gowned in succeeding days to visit him as well. Hobot is now puttin
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  6. Thanks Nimbus. The whole reset of the SA website where all the pages were wiped clean really had me at a low point. The last six months of it's life I had been just stomping on the gas pedal trying to get to 1M posts and literally came up just short. Then... Covid 19 blind sided me and thanks to Boomer all was documented and the SA family circled around me and my small family (Hope and Lucy say Hi!!), got me back up on my feet again and motivated. It's still shocking to me to see how many fans of the page are out there....I truly had no idea! As everyone knows I spent a lot of t
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  7. It is with great sadness that I report 8 bells for Innocent Bystander. IB was a skilled sailor and an incredible human being. He raced in venues around the globe, served his nation faithfully and with honor. He was a gentle, moderate soul but neither did he suffer fools gladly. He was a cherished mentor to me in sailing and life in general and he also graciously officiated my wedding. He contributed much to my sailing and boat knowledge and to these forums with experience and good humor. I am damned grateful to have known him.
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  8. It appears as if Hobot is on the road to recovery. He's propped in his hospital bed up and alert, cutting it up with his nurses. He's also being combative with one of his doctors a tall blonde Doctor who Hope says looks like a Barbie Doll, walks around on air, and has total disregard for everyone beneath her including Hope, and ignoring her questions. The one doctor who is down to earth, whom was Hobot's primary care doctor, whom Hobot gets along with. Whom with the nurses was responsible for saving Hobots life, along with the vascular surgeon who clamped off the veins leading to the blee
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  9. Alden had the hull and deck of my boat cast in fibre glass in the UK in 1959-60. Hallmatic shipped the hull and attached deck, along with a thick roll of blue prints, to the Poul Molich boatyard in Denmark to be finished. There, along with the cockpit, interior, spars, the Danes built my house 60 years ago. When I bought the boat, the house was already 40 years old. I was an experienced home builder but I didn't know much about these houses. We sailed it every season but the house was showing some battle scars after 40 years. Christened in the Great Lakes, it made it's way to the Bahamas
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  10. And just to add to that record, Mozzy Sails contacted me direct to ask permission to use my photos and even offered to purchase some, by way of compensation. I am more than happy to contribute any pics that might help his efforts to add to the technical conversation about these amazing machines, and very appreciative that he asked. Like RG, Mozzy puts his neck out and puts many hours into his YouTube channel and contributions to this forum. He adds far more to this place than do the serial sideline critics and grumpy fucks. Keep up the great work Mozzy!
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  11. Mark's recover continues at a steady pace. He was transferred to Kindred Hospital in Seattle for three weeks of rehab. Hope asked if he was ready for his ipad, but he wants to wait. The swelling has mostly gone down in his hands and feet, but Mark wants his motor skills to improve a bit more. It may take the whole three weeks, or until he gets home till he's ready for an ipad. When I talked with him the other night, using a smart phone was still a bit of a struggle. Hope says his weight is just under 200lbs, and that's a good thang - of less weight on his hips. Hope said he had a good day, and
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  12. Two days ago, Hope was gowned and masked by the nurses to help with his care to relieve his stress. Yesterday Hope returned to the hospital in the morning early to stay with him and help the nurses care for him. They will allow his daughters masked and gowned in a few days to visit him as well. He is now putting whole sentences together when speaking. The doctors are still confident that he will continue to improve. There can be more possible set backs. However, hoping for the easiest and best outcome.
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  13. 1979 Fastnet. Not much to say about that one, except that we did finish.
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  14. Hobot is off the ventilator and they pulled the intubater. He's working a bit to breath, and will till he gets stronger. On the road, pulled over now, will add more details after I get home.
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  15. It's my father's boat. It has been sitting on the trailer at Lake Lanier for a few years. He has been unable to sail for quite a while now due to health reasons. We had a lot of fun on that boat. We did the Ft Lauderdale to Key West (in 2008) and broke the mast in the middle of the night off Marathon Key when it was gusting in the upper 30's. We followed that up with 2008 St. Pete NOOD's in Pensacola and watched a new owner take delivery of their brand new boat the day of the regatta. Having never been on his new boat, he whipped everyones ass with a 1, 2, 7, 1, 5, 3, 1, 1, 6 to finish first i
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  16. And we have liftoff!!
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  17. VG sailors at sea in the rough A translation: JLC: Damien can you receive me ? DS: Yes Jean I can (garbled)... I don't think you're receiving me that well but I receive you very well. JLC: Yeah, now I do, clac clac clac.. and ... clac clac clac (0:30) DS: What are you doing, you're playing with your camera ? JLC: Yeah because, its screwing up... cla clac clac... there we go DS: Listen (garbled) JLC: Well listen its a pretty incredible story right, we meet in the middle of the indian ocean, 3 miles from one another, its pretty extraordinary. DS: (garbled) what you did
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  18. I have often wondered if I could rescue people while singlehanding. I got the answer yesterday and it went perfectly. A canoe with two people tipped over in Cadboro Bay (near Victoria) yesterday. It was blowing 18 knots with a chop. I heard a very faint "help" in the distance, and after a bit of looking around I saw them waving at me. I waved back to let them know that I was coming. I tacked around and sailed up about 50 yards above them. Then I tacked again and hove too, and drifted down to them. I was still moving forward a bit, so I tossed them my spinnaker sheet and the
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  19. He checked into exumas this morning!!! He is safe!!!
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  20. Learning to walk again has been the most painful part of the journey. I've always been anti heavy pain medication but I finally gave in and started taking .25 (?) Of an oxycodone pill to help manage it and and it works for about 4 or 5 hours which gets me through physical therapy/walking with crutches. Not saying it eliminates the pain but it definitely dulls it some. Having to wear a mask and breathing in hot air as I start to pant really sucks! I've done good on everything else and have been discharged from occupational therapy, but I keep up with doing laps around the building in the w
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  21. I have launched another Random Pic page. Though I am doing better my coordination and my brain is a bit foggy still and I was laying here thinking that maybe this would be a good exercise for me to do. I'm having to use my phone to do this so bear with me and I will start pumping out pictures I have saved.
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  22. Just for the record, I contacted @erdb @MaxHugen @doroxand @weta27asked if they were happy me using images or graphs etc. I always try to credit them in the video and in the description as agreed. I am sorry if I have missed that once or twice, but am happy to go back and fix it if I know where. Same with Sail Chaser and Justin Mitchell where I approached first before using content. I still post here as much as I always have and get involved with discussions as much as I always have. I don't think it's fair at all to say I am lurking. Secondly, I don't believe I am simply regurgit
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  23. I don't think I posted this when she wrote this. Pretty good writing for a 15 year old. But I'm biased as her dad. Pass it on to somebody who might be thinking of taking off with the family on a sailboat for a few years. It didn't seem to hurt her. https://www.seventeen.com/life/real-girl-stories/a42210/i-live-on-a-boat/ She's 19 now and is heading to university in the fall. A dual degree program: 2 years at Sciences Po in France (Macron and the elder Trudeau went there so you know it's appropriately high falutin') and then 2 years closer to home at UBC in Vancouver.
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  24. Good News! I just received an email from Hobot, so he must be doing a bit better! Whew! Made my day!
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  25. I do all I can Mike, and can only wait for Hope to call, after I text her. Hope finally called a few minutes ago. Hobot's blood pressure fell last night, and they had to find out why and what was causing the blood pressure to fall. They gave him two units of blood to bring the blood pressure up. They found two stress ulcers that we're causing the blood loss, but didn't say where, but possibly his stomach. They've got him hooked up to a third unit of blood right now. When this came down last night, they brought in all the specialist doctors, doing what they could do to determine the b
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  26. A couple of quick ones before I go and send some to the boss ...
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  27. A quick update for everyone, after talking with Hope this morning. Mark is eating solid food as of yesterday. He has to really chew a lot before swallowing, because his throat is still sore from being intubated. He's getting along well with Hope and the medical staff. His hand restraints were removed, but only if he promised not to pull out tubes, which is why he had restraints. His feeding tube was removed this morning, because he got two meals down yesterday. He will be moved out of ICU and up to the next floor soon - perhaps today or tomorrow. No word on how long till he's r
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  28. We are and will continue to remain horrified at Rachel Holick's gut-wrenching story of sexual abuse at the hands of male collegiate sailors. We have contacted the International Collegiate Sailing Association, US Sailing, the head sailing coach at Roger Williams University where she attends and sails, the head sailing coach at Navy, where this incident allegedly took place, and sponsors and supporters of the ICSA. Granted, some of these contacts are as recent as this morning, but as of yet, we have heard nothing from any of these authorities. There can be no doubt that all of them are full
    23 points
  29. How about Amaryllis it was so fast they banned it from racing?
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  30. Pretty much. Too expensive to produce, too few views to make any money, advertisers don't seem interested. Patreon is a bust. While I suppose I don't mind doing these for free, Nobelman Productions can't continue donating their work forever. We were hoping that if we made enough of these on a consistent basis, we would get enough traction via you tube views, but it never happened. Getting around 12,000 views per video isn't shit in the You Tube world. You Tube can make decent money, but at numbers like 50,000 views and up. What makes it doubly frustrating, besides the rea
    23 points
  31. New Max Sirena interview by Bacci del Buono and Mario Giuffrè for Giornale della Vela. It's a really long interview, almost 2 hours, Max as always is very straight and open to talk about nearly everything he can share with the audience. - They knew that Ineos would have fixed the boat for the Prada Cup (edit: that's true, Max always said that in every interview). ITUK sailed better, but the main reason they lost against them was that LR did some mistakes. They didn't close the door when they could, they allowed BA to make some split and keep the race open. LR didn't apply the classic m
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  32. Dear all, I didn´t post much during this edition but tried to follow all the posts. The reason for my writing today is, that there has been a miracle on German TV. Every sunday afternoon there is a show about all kinds of sports, usually 40 minutes of football the rest about all the other events. Yesterday they sent the complete 60 minutes about the Vendee. I had to reach the age of 71 to experience this. Normally on German TV sailing doesn´t exist. And now a complete show of 60 minutes. I couldn´t believe it. Of course Boris was the main actor but the show all in all told many deta
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  33. After many hours of consideration, a lot of in-depth research on the SA technical threads, extensive computational modelling and a few quick & dirty minutes in Photoshop, I have produced this analysis of the new foil. And by some strange quirk of destiny, it bears more than a passing resemblance to ... - a seagull!
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  34. Left hip replacement at o dark 30 tomorrow morning (2nd of two), try not to mess with anything in the car and definitely don't change the radio settings while I'm gone. We'll be back posting again in a couple of days.
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  35. Hobot just called. He talked more fluidly, with his sentences sounding like how Hobot originally talked. He'd accomplished talking normally with breathing exercises. To improve his blood pressure, he's also doing exercises in bed - doing feet exercises and leg lifts before attempting to sit up and then stand out of the bed - so he now stands without getting dizzy. He can now transfer from the bed to the wheelchair or walker on his own. Using his walker, he just finished a half dozen laps up and down his 28' room. This hospital's staff have proven themselves to Hobot, far beyond what he was ini
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  36. I want to thank all the amazing people I had the pleasure to meet here on Sailing Anarchy during this America's Cup. It's a huge list. Brits, Irish, Kiwis, fellow Italians, French, Dutch, Americans, Canadians, Brazillians, Germans, Aussies and the rest of the world. I got richer in meeting you guys. Let's keep in touch! If by any chance any of you come to Italy, I hope we can meet for a good glass of wine and a dish of pasta.
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  37. Was down at Wynyard yesterday just as they were lifting TR out. Here's the best photos I could get of the foils
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  38. from another source: Sailing legend Bruce Kirby passed away July 18, 2021. He was 92 years of age. Bruce was a newspaper man in Ottawa and Montreal before he became a yacht designer. A competitive sailor in International 14 dinghies from age 15, his focus was on making the boats faster. After being beaten in a regatta at Cowes in heavy wind, he drew the Kirby Mark I on a piece of shelf paper. It was fast upwind in a breeze. He sold 30 of the Mark I. Untrained, Bruce began designing by observing. “I had a copy of Skene’s Elements of Yacht Design. If you can understand 50% of
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  39. Just received from Bermuda: Hello and a big Congratulations all the way from BDA, Emirates Team New Zealand has done it. Great ending to AC36. I will miss the sights and sounds of New Zealand on the television. I'm typing this at 2:33 in the morning here in Bermuda watching the celebration. Never in my life have I seen such a celebration. Enjoy the celebrations and hope to chat again soon. Congratulations New Zealand! ALL THE BEST ALL THE WAY FROM MyislandhomeBDA!!! Jason
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  40. Woah whoa whoa. I'm maori, my whakapapa (family tree/ genealogy) goes back to the Te Arawa waka. I'm proud of my heritage and my culture, but I'm also accepting of other cultures, and people of other cultures. That sentence, to me, as a maori person, is INCREDIBLY OFFENSIVE. "White people" absolutely should do the Haka. Its not about what they "look like", its about what it means to them in doing it. Richie McCaw is a white person, and he "looked" great doing the haka, why? Because it meant/ means the world to him. Jeff Wilson is a white person, and he also haka'd for the All Blacks,
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  41. Live chat with Pietro Sibello. Luna Rossa main sail trimmer and tactician. Q - How is being under lockdown in Auckland? PS - For us sailors nothing changed, we can continue with our sailing activity as before. We can go sailing when we want. Also the shore team can work at the base without huge restrictions. It's all right. Q - We have seen very interesting videos of both your and Te Rehutai training shot by several YouTubers. Honestly, you are looking very good. What is your sensation onboard of Luna Rossa? PS - Well, well, well as usual. I would say better and better. The
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  42. Having a race like that is why the committee was correct in postponing the race so many times. I think that the race was worth the wait. Cheers to the Race Committee!
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  43. Mark also said, "Just tell them, "I'm alive."
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  44. Just a few interesting bits of the straight-line performances from today: Upwind /Downwind VMGs - race 1: Upwind /Downwind VMGs - race 2: Same story in both races actually. Upwind - nothing in it, downwind - ETNZ is fast! The problem for ETNZ is that the downwind legs are over too quickly, and it's hard to make a pass even with this extra vmg. Actually the speeds are similar, but ETNZ points much lower: In both races, LR sailed the shifts much better (race1 and 2): Some interesting changes in how the boats are sailed. Look at the cant angles -
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  45. I think Legs has it right. I check SA and CA everyday. If I think I have something to add to the discussion I'll post it. With over 6,600 fan club members on Facebook now that keeps me pretty busy in terms of playing on the internet. It has proven very productive. I have also been doing some virtual lectures to various clubs including the NYYC. That has been fun.
    20 points
  46. OK, here you go. The story's been told here several times over the years, but since I was one of the instigators I'd better write it up while I still have a memory. Simon le Bon's Whitbread maxi Drum had been sold to Arnold Clark, a major car dealer in Glasgow. He wanted to race the Western Isles regatta in 88, but since most of his crew had never seen a maxi, let alone been on one, I was approached to skipper the boat. I'd done a lot of IOR maxi racing, including on Drum, and had done two transatlantic deliveries on the boat, so I knew it well. After our Round the Island catastro
    20 points
  47. Talk about a Bond movie - between the high-speed TV Cat, the spray, the chopper, the chase boats and the AC75s, it was a full-on experience, in Dolby Surround Sound. A perk of being on the TV Cat - rooftop buzz & fly-alongside from the TV chopper guys. Check out how low the chopper is coming alongside, and that's Italian photographer Carlo Borlenghi shooting back at us.
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