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  1. Wrong. The Commission(bureaucracy) writes reports with recommendations. From experience with contentious items these reports are most notable for whats left out. And they snow the politicians with screeds of reading. Like Yes Minister Sir Humphrey usually wins the day. Politicians are rubber stamps with few exceptions.
  2. Yep....it's called Communism. To a greater or lesser extent.
  3. The Herald is to TNZ & Grant what Kim Philby was to MI6 and Britain
  4. We use thin walled Aliminum tubing about 100mm for a 60mm pole. Both sides. Sometimes when its blowing its a bit of a mission grabbing the pole from leeward. Used this system for years. Works well even without regular crew. We don't do too much W/L racing
  5. Hey Hoppy....what's this go like ? Will you be able to beat it ?
  6. Yes...not ideal. Use the KISS principle...
  7. Run spin through the front hatch.You'll find it much easier once you've worked out a routine. Reduces cockpit shambles mark rounding too. Drop into bag set up in front hatch If spin on wrong side for next set just run hatch bag forward to pulpit.
  8. Stow pole on boom and all (most) problems go away !
  9. Hi Hoppy.....about time you turned to broking....what with all the experience you've gained finding your own boat. Well done ! Please consider selling your current boat and take us all through it again
  10. World championships are where it's at . Any competitor can have a shot. No one gets excluded by a selection process by non sailing officialdom..%5ring circus has run its race !
  11. Didn't say they were all bad. It's the priority ,nay,absolute emphasis on the 5 ring circus thats in question. Even Hitler wasn't all bad. He organised the autobahns.The rest of it wasn't flash !
  12. The 5 ring circus has run its race.Pofessionalism has cut its throat. World championships are now where its at. The best sailors usually win...not those selected by a bunch of mostly has been or might have been.Eliminating competition in favour of just one rep. Then the politics of it all add the cost and its not hard to see the demise. Probably this year. Tokyo will probably pull the pin. There won't be any need for more infighting
  13. Back then we had fun learning to sail,much as described above,then we had a race.Not W/L but around the various marks. Then we had more fun. That took many forms but mainly involved us doing our thing while the parents retired to the wardroom. Strangely none of us drowned and a lot stayed on and gravitated to senior classes..The 5 ring circus has largely eclipsed all that with rules ,regulations,supervision and only racing ,racing,racing. WTF
  14. Couta....what's the answer to a question early on. What relationship between B347,the organising club and the arbitrator ? Local vs. out of towner , club vs.club ...you get the gist ?
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