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  1. How do we change anything at grass roots when the head organisation doesn’t understand the basics of cashflow. We are a very small country club that might get eight mixed class boats of cats and mono’s out on a good day around the cans. We also run a midweek Pacer junior sailing program after school in summer, to which between twenty and thirty kids turn up and over run the club. We love it and to run this we need about ten volunteers so that there are always enough experienced people. This used to be easy, now we need to have enough people with instructor tickets recertified despite most of u
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  2. Olympics: restrict it to only the events held at Olympia by the ancient Greeks. Dump all the rest, including sailing. Require all competitors and officials to stay in tents. That will cut out the luxury-seekers. Ban all coaches, team medics etc from the Olympic village, and ban competitors from phones and internet etc until after their last event. Ban all advertising from the venues. America's Cup: Ban all sponsors. It was more fun when the Cup was fought out between rich feckers rather than big corporates. Bring back the 12-metres. They are ri
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  3. There is a faint, yet tangible, feeling that the wind might be starting to go out of the sails of two of the world’s oldest and most celebrated sporting events. By coincidence, we have had a pair of significant announcements within the same week. In New Zealand, authorities quietly conceded that even allowing for the impact of COVID, the last America’s Cup lost them a truckload of money. A few days later the International Olympic Committee, meeting in Tokyo, awarded the 2032 Olympic Games to Brisbane, a minor Australian state capital. What’s the connection, and why does this
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  4. It is not retinitis pigmentosa according to doc. I have the paper diagnosis somewhere else. A small "bubble" occurred that stretched the receptors, some of them died, others are displaced. The condition seems to be stagnant at this point and monitoring is a near term reality. Entertainingly, only the center of vision on left eye displays a vertically elongated and distorted view. Things are taller and skinnier.. House of mirrors with distortion. The peripheral is clear and the other eye is fine so life is not limited in most senses. As an aside, my wife of 35 years is 3 lbs lighter tha
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  5. The only ‘real’ news about venues other than Auckland is emanating from Cork. https://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2021/07/26/americas-cup-cork-short-listed-to-host/ https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.rte.ie/amp/1237426/
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  6. Oh, that talking point was being ginned up as the attack was preceding. Probably in the attack planning sessions in Jim Jordan's back office on January 3rd. You're just proving how plugged into the RWNoiseMachine you are.
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  7. Thanks. 4 years ago. Fond memories. All women should know about IBC because detection is often to late. The cancer is devastating. Search Inflamatory Breast Cancer and tell all of your friends, family , coworkers and worst enemies. It is a 0.01% of breast cancers kind of cancer.
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  8. In the US, "guidelines" for mammography say that older women( eg over 55) don't need yearly mammograms. This is a cost-benefit calculation by Medicare and insurance companies, endorsed by some but not all medical associations. Not surprisingly radiologists say yearly. I thought "right, you greedy bloodsuckers" and went along with it. By chance, I decided to get a mash and flash 6 months early because my primary care wanted me to get a DEXA scan and I figured get it all done in one fell swoop. Turns out that was amazingly good karma. Consider carefully, tell your female family
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  9. You only have to go to your local Arkansas Walmart. 65 percent of the Arkansas population is not fully vaccinated You are suppose to wear a mask in an Arkansas Walmart if you are not vaccinated A recent survey found ten percent of Arkansas Walmart shoppers wearing masks. You just cant fix stupid
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  10. Agree with all of this. I was a flag officer at a small club. We couldn't have afforded instructor certification at full rates so we just didn't go there when running weekly beginner training, based on volunteers with many decades of experience. All fine, except it kept me awake at night (as the responsible officer) because no doubt, if there'd been an "incident", the first question from the authorities would have been "can we see your certification documentation".
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  11. Why would they change? A business with volunteers doing the work and paying for the privilege, while the entitled dream of new obstructions. What's not to like? I walked long ago. Unfortunately, as a life member, I still count as an AS statistic, at the expense of my old club. Life's too short for this stuff.
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  12. I spent quite a few days in Cork and surrounds like Kinsale. Must confess that the city itself was unremarkable but not unpleasant. Kinsale coastal area was pretty beautiful and we enjoyed unusually beautiful baking hot blue sky weather that made it feel like a better Med than the Med - much to the disgust of my poor English mate who had married an Irish lass and had endured years of awful weather. "It's fucking never like this mate! It's normally miserable!" Kinsale Yacht Club - nice spot, infrastructure(?) not sure https://www.kyc.ie/
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  13. You should have seen him with Liz Harrington yesterday on the Arizona vote “audit”.
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  14. Dissregarde poeste aboive............
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  15. You are just used to shit vision. But you have succeeded in convincing yourself not to spend $300 to see properly. You have joined the ranks of those people we see driving slowly in the fast lane, leaning forward peering ahead. They too believe there is nothing wrong with their vision.
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  17. The dude from Brazil shows promise.
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  18. Fuck Brett. Letting him off the hook like this. Hes a shill, not a newsman.
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  19. Should be eight. Colour is incorrectly spelled.
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  20. I think they are still looking for the Red October
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  21. I am not much of a sailboat racing fan, but the events I love have a couple things in common. Big personalities, gamesmanship, nationalism, high standards of sportsmanship. Also zinc oxide, blow dried haircuts, Sperrys and Ray Bans. Foiling, helmet mics and flight controllers do nothing for me.
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  22. yawning is a sign that the brain is not getting enough oxygen
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  23. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/26/sununu-medical-freedom-vaccine-bills-endanger-public-health/ Performative libertarianism. I love it. Hat fucking tip. I may even give up on the term Fakebertarianism which I really like. Hi Tom!
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  25. I'd say if you want to fly just the state flag, it should be flown from the spreader/yardarm. Only the ensign should be flown from the stern.
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  26. World Sailing obliged to use “Laser” instead of ILCA on their broadcasts? Haha. After all that legal b.s. it’s still a Laser!
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  28. Semper, don't go for a test sail... you will fall in love and she will break your heart
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  29. Elliott 7, fast light with room for 4 and lots of class racing in QLD, for your budget you would get a top boat
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  30. Sure TNZ are the technology leaders in the AC. But sadly it seems like dominating that niche market isn't helping them afford defending at home. US, England, China, Korea & EU corporate tech development and serious money is better spent on tapping into the larger world wide market, not an elite sailing event for the ultra rich.
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  31. Woke up, fell out of bed, Dragged a comb across my head Found my way downstairs and drank a cup, And looking up I noticed I was late. Found my coat and grabbed my hat Made the bus in seconds flat
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