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Everything posted by TheUltimateSockPuppet

  1. A reference to Coast Guard in Australia and New Zealand who are no where near as professional as their US counterparts and who regularly cause more damage to boats in trying to assist them than was caused by the initial incident.
  2. You might think you’re in trouble on the water but if the Coast Guard turn up you will be
  3. https://www.sailing.org.au/news/new-national-integrity-framework-for-sailing/?fbclid=IwAR1eX9f2u6TaPry4DXONbmXenXjBsv8jk6V5B4pPXQA1ZCTK1dXKq8YHmqY
  4. I think the 8 refer to the states and territories associations, which of course no longer exist as they have been swallowed by AS, if that’s the case then technically they have no members!
  5. Just attended an event in regional NZ. 35 dinghies over two classes $20 for six races over 2 days.
  6. Probably the one that looks like he’s got a bubble in his cheek!
  7. Lazy cunt can’t even carry his own bag
  8. The good news is there are now some vacancies at Tennis Australia. Rumoured that AS CEO is going to TA with GRS tagging along as new rules and visa expert. TA will be introducing ballpass whereby if you attend a game of tennis you will be required to join a tennis club. You get a set of Dunlop volleys if you join a Royal tennis club.
  9. It’s a problem when so many race officials have no idea how HF radio frequencies work and mandate bad practices
  10. That’s partially because they don’t have a prescription to RRS 46 and partially because Aunty Cinda won’t let them out
  11. Watched the live feed, reckon the Government lawyer fucked up - he should have just said that the Minister cancelled the Visa because Novax is a cunt - even his own lawyer couldn’t have disagreed on that point.
  12. That’s precisely why I don’t watch CNN.
  13. They get paid by the word, hence the frequent ‘I’ve got that somewhere here in my notes” or ‘I can’t quite find that right now!”
  14. Much the same way the fear-mongering about the 1919 Spanish Flu, Rubella or Polio needed to be toned down?
  15. You mean like ‘Make Novak great again’ or ‘Make tennis great again’? Give it a rest!
  16. Don't tell everyone - it's the peace and tranquility that make it so special
  17. The IJ course teaches that the word ‘shall’ is obligatory as used in the RRS.
  18. Gutsy call just to grab the helm without first checking with the skipper that he’s seen the rocks. I’ve sailed with very experienced skippers who know how to get the most out of the tide and current and that sometimes means tacking alongside the shoreline. On top of that unless you knew you had better nautical knowledge than the skipper it would probably be the last thing you did.
  19. Do enlighten us because everything I’ve ever read states the exact cause of her loss has never been determined, although it was probably cargo shift in the 11m seas that started the process.
  20. Very good point made by SH about scrutiny of one boat (Celestial) when there were many other instances. That to me is the crux of the problem here - the RRS are there to be applied fairly to all competitors and in so many cases we’ve seen them be applied selectively to gain a favourable outcome for the chosen few. Little wonder I resigned as an IJ.
  21. Well if it had been handed down before Christmas Eve MH could have entered the 2-handed S2H in 2022 (if he even wanted to) this way that choice is taken from him.
  22. My maths might be wrong but original corrected times were IB: 4-10-21-51 C: 4-10-18-40 IB after redress 4-10-17-38, leaves me wondering whether the IJ have screwed the pooch and actually intended that it be 3 minutes redress on corrected time 4-10-18-51. Either that or no one on the IJ did the maths properly before handing down the findings because 3 minutes has no relevance to anything.
  23. Not sour grapes, just the other owner has now been responsible for the two worst sailing decisions in Australia since the primary winches failed on One Australia and someone thought it would be a good idea to sheet the Genoa to the secondaries.
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