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  1. Make Nevin Sayre head of US Sailing, and tell WS to go fuck themselves.
  2. If you feel strongly about it, file an appeal.
  3. The correct number of boats to own = n + 1 where "n" is the number of boats currently owned. Consequently, you really ought to be looking at 2 boats concurrently.
  4. Participating in sailboat racing is exciting. Watching it, not so much (from a lifelong racer of sailboats).
  5. Looks suspiciously like a Laser... errr ILCA.
  6. More facts would need to be established to truly know what transpired, but based on the information available: Both boats violated rule 14, avoiding contact. Windward did not "keep clear" of leeward. Leeward, based on their advanced angle of heel perhaps did not allow sufficient room and opportunity for windward to keep clear when leeward changed course. If these are the correct facts, leeward is penalized for not allowing windward room and opportunity to keep clear, and windward is exonerated from breach of rule 14 if no damage or injury occurred. Additional questions arise with respect to h
  7. There's no longer a "sail below your proper course" rule.
  8. It shrinks?... Like a frightened turtle!
  9. I was being ironic. Still, after playing this game for 50 odd years, I'm amazed at the complexity of the rules and "turd polishing" that goes on (see "tweaks"). If the rules are essentially meant to keep boat from colliding, say that without obfuscation. The entire rewrite conducted a couple of decades ago didn't simplify the game. The rules remain convoluted and difficult to interpret, even for the most seasoned racers. It is a shame because it drives people away from an already dying sport.
  10. With such pedestrian changes, how are the book writers supposed to make any money this go-round?
  11. A bit longer than your specification, but the Chance 30-30 was always a solid all-arounder in its day. https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/chance-30-30-allied
  12. Unicorns are also delicious... Heisenberg probably not so much. Neither is necessarily an expert on the Racing Rules of Sailing, although the inherent uncertainty of location and velocity of many rules situations lends itself to Heisenberg
  13. It was that or Stabby the Unicorn. Both seemed edgy in their own unique way.
  14. I find in many situations folks simply think they know the rules, but what they actually know is some combination of current rules and long-ago abandoned versions. With that in mind, the friendly chat is a good starting point followed by the pain of going to the room if behaviors do not change. It's a drag losing races because someone is cheating. Beercan racing or not, it's still racing. Personally, I'm out there to improve and, ultimately, try to win.
  15. https://www.sail-world.com/news/226623/USD6m-decision-made-in-favour-of-Laser-designer How long will it take for the appeal to be filed?
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