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  1. Certainly a standout of his time. However, another advantage that Barr had over Coutts and DC was that at the time he raced, the DoG still required challengers to sail to the port of the race.
  2. Love him or loath him, I think it's gotta be Coutts. DC's loss in '83 puts him behind Coutts. Barr did not have to go through challenger series, nor win as many races in each campaign, and he defended from a position of significant relative strength (NYYC having successfully defended 9 times before Barr won with Columbia in 1899). For me, that puts Coutts' nearly impeccable record ahead.
  3. I've clarified. See below. Insofar as your comment relates to the topic of women sailors in the AC, Ssome suggested edits above. Please, go on, professor.
  4. Wouldn't/couldn't the tension of the inner forestay be set by the outer, aft-swept shrouds, while the outer forestay is tensioned with the backstay?
  5. Some suggested edits above. Please, go on, professor.
  6. I have this setup with my Axiom 7. I think my iPad is from 2012 or 2013, still works fine as a repeater on RayView. I take it your plotter is down below and you want to have your tablet on deck? Otherwise, if your plotter is in the cockpit, and the iPad is just for down below, then brightness shouldn't be an issue. Btw, it doesn't look like the RayControl App is still available. Search "RayControl" in the app store and you get a link for RayView, which is essentially a repeater (works best on an a tablet for bigger display), and RayRemote (works best on a phone for easier
  7. I’m not calling this out for the sake of ostracizing you, nor to play PC police on a forum that is notorious for the opposite of that. I could just hit ignore, delete or whatever. I’m calling this out because I’ve come to learn that you are very capable of hearing the other side and recognizing when you’re wrong—which is all that anyone can ask of a conversation partner. Blitz, leave the grotesque misogyny aside. I much prefer hearing your thoughts on sailing.
  8. Of course no one wants to see the AC back in court. But since we've been on the topic since AC36 ended, might as well have the references at hand.
  9. Bloody hell. Can't edit the initial post to add these, but thanks to you and Blitz for posting.
  10. Haven't listened to it yet, but looks like it'll give you some answers: The future generation of women sailing in the America's Cup The Cup After an incredible week of sailing Mel and Tom talk to Nic Douglass AKA 'Sailor Girl' and Mark Orams about the potential for an Aussie challenger in the next cup and the upcoming generation of women we can expect to see sailing in future America's cup regattas. Nic Douglass is an Australian sailor and sailing commentator and Mark Orams is a former Team New Zealand member and professor of sailing at AUT. For more, visit newshub.co.nz/podcasts See
  11. This thread is probably a week late, but there’s been a lot of chatter about the DoG, AC litigation in the past, and the RYS challenge. It’s spread out over 3 or 4 threads and hard to follow. To streamline things, here’s some of the relevant documents: The DoG The third and current iteration of the DoG (1887, as amended by the NYSC in 1956 and 1985): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ubNz7UyvQ6e9BUqEvzKzG4ZkfGxX5E5W/view If anyone has access to copies of the first and second editions, I'll post them here. Case Law The Court of Appeals of New York decision in
  12. I think the argument would be that "favouring" affects the validity of the challenge. I don't think that it does, but that's what I understand the gripe to be.
  13. We Canadians have the benefit and ignobility of having only a brief acquaintance with the AC to recall.
  14. I think it was the third Canadian challenge from Cuthbert, which led to the introduction of the "no vessel -- 2 year" clause in the second version of the DoG.
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