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    Taiwan...wow!!!

    Actually, it went a bit further than mere failure to deliver. There was a partnership between CanSino and Canada's NRC which fell apart when China refused to export vaccine vials for preliminary trials in Canada in June 2020: https://healthydebate.ca/opinions/canadas-failed-vaccine-partnership/ As has become expected, our young "sunny ways" PM had is nose buried deep into the place where the sun don't shine of the Chinese government describing the development as "unfortunate".
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    Why is it getting better? US / world

    Another link, saying the same thing - this time the Washington Post; https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/02/04/covid-vaccine-trial-results-hospitalization/ Kind of makes the question of efficacy irrelevant since the vaccines appear to prevent severe illness. At least to anyone who has taken one of the vaccines
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    Last IOR boat built

    A good engineer can make anything work. Fortuna may not have had a backstay, but it doesn't look like a freestanding mizzen - looks like there were chainplates and side stays. Brit Chance made it work with Ondine IV with a proportionately larger mizzen and the frame (bumpkin) looks even larger and more complex. And that was going on almost 50 years ago. Note that the "As Sailed " bumpkin looks much larger than the one shown in the drawing:
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    Last IOR boat built

    I doubt IOR directly encouraged the clipper bows, but a couple of thing happened to spawn them - at least for the Whitbread. Due to the nature of the Whitbread course little or no emphasis was put on upwind ability, which is why ketches began proliferating in that particular race. IOR always allowed more SA for multi masted boats - to compensate for the fact they are dogs upwind. But if you do like Chance did on some of his early 70's ketch rig big IOR boats and spread the masts further apart, you gain back a little and the clipper bow allows you to do this. Secondly, and I was not aware of this, apparently by 1993, IOR allowed Asymms: http://rbsailing.blogspot.com/2014/12/new-zealand-endeavour-farr-maxi.html so the clipper bow was effectively an early days prod. Finally, also interesting to note that NZ Endeavour had a bulb keel, which I've always claimed you would never find on an IOR boat. Although again, may have been something unique to the Whitbread since they were also reducing foil size for offwind speed I assume and stability was required for reaching. On top of that, you also can't, or won't stack the rail with bodies in such a race. Actually interesting how Whitbread established it's own separate and unique species of IOR design so to speak.
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    Why is it getting better? US / world

    Starting around the 4 minute mark. At 5 minutes she says the J&J trials in South Africa (when the SA mutation had already taken hold) it had prevented 100% of hospitalizations.
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    Why is it getting better? US / world

    Perhaps this is well known (or perhaps it was misinformation or fake news), but I came across an item that said all the approved vaccines to date (including the somewhat maligned Astra Zeneca one) are 100% effective at eliminating hospitalization. In other words, effectively rendering the virus no more harmful to an individual than a bad case of the common cold. If that is the case, then perhaps the documented potential side effects of the virus will be eliminated as well. IDK, I'm hopeful though.
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    Why is it getting better? US / world

    He should have said, or meant to have said, 3% of the world population: https://www.biospace.com/article/compare-1918-spanish-influenza-pandemic-versus-covid-19/#:~:text=Of course%2C the world population,million figure suggest about 1%. The article implies a 10% IFR (500M infected, 50M deaths) for the Spanish Flu at the time. World population in 1918 was 1.8B. In 2020 it is 7.8B. So based on the above world population numbers, equivalent numbers today would be 2.2B infected and 220M deaths
  8. Hotfoot 20. Retractable keel. Ultimate 20 was based on these. Hard to find but there is one for sale in Calgary AB https://www.ghostlakerecreations.com/boats-for-sale/hotfoot-20/ , but would be an easy tow to the coast. If you can find someone with a commercial license to tow it, you should be fine with getting it across the border. Martin 242 is another PNW flyer. Good resale value because there is still a very active fleet in Vancouver. Most will be in the Vancouver area, but you can find someone with a captains license to deliver it for you for a relatively small charge. Fixed keel but trailerable. Several for sale by a local sailing group. Ad pops in and out of Vancouver CL but currently not advertised. Pocket Rocket 22s are another candidate. Mull design - very dinghy like. There is/was one for sale recently in the Gulf islands. Again fixed keel trailerable
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    The UK Variant

    Interestingly, it looks like UK has approved human challenge trials for Coronavirus research: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/17/world/europe/britain-covid-study.html Would have sped up vaccine development if they had just tossed aside the ethics question from the get go.
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    IOR landfills?

    If Sailboatdata is to be believed, the Y26 was heavier with a lot less horsepower than the 25-2. Disp Y26 = 4343 while Y25-2 is 3745. SA/D Y26 = 17.54 on a Frac rig while SA/D Y25-2 = 19.8, which is decent for a MH rig. For comparison, a SJ 24 has a SA/D of 18.17. So the Y25-2 has much better numbers for light air sailing than the Y26. Keep in mind not all boats are designed with Dago or PNW conditions in mind. So I think that Magician V kind of lucked out at the '78 QT World in Japan - or they correctly anticipated a heavy air series. The 3rd place Whiting designed Seaflyer (Seaply) was designed for lighter air and likely would have walked away with the championship had the winds been as they predicted. As it was, 4 of the 5 races were in heavy air: http://rbsailing.blogspot.com/2015/09/quarter-ton-cup-1978.html
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    IOR landfills?

    Or...a 34 ft Half Ton (Tumblehome 2) http://www.histoiredeshalfs.com/E82 Tumb.htm Okay, there was also Cascade but she was a One Trick Pony and not a true Half Ton. That is, she did well in point to point racing like SORC due to her size, but she would have gotten smoked in anything resembling RTC.
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    x-yachts x-119

    Well...the photo looks like Caccia Pomodoro. Much like you said - even a few years ago it was noted the ad had been up for years. Rather brief in any real details, no asking price, and only the single grainy photo. Hard to generate any response to an ad like that. Some people have said it's a scam, although I would be interested to know just what the basis of such a scam it might be.
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    IOR landfills?

    Yes, agree with that 100% Small boat IOR never really made much inroads in NA - other than a few events like the '76 QT Worlds and perhaps the '78 3/4T Worlds in Victoria. That is if you consider 3/4T to be small boat. Probably had a lot to do with the budgets and measurement costs of small boat programs on a local level. But in Europe small boat IOR was pretty big as you mention. But 1T and up - it was the place to be in NA at the time.
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    IOR landfills?

    This one should be in the tumblehome thread.
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    IOR landfills?

    I would have hoped so - since the J/24 rated in at the Half Ton level. Which actually says that IOR worked pretty well. Putting aside the LOA argument. But if you want to go that route - a M24 will bury a J/24 several times over.