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    Lake Norman, NC
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    Sailing, Racing, Sailing oh and Racing

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  1. Cool, not so sure I believe the Washington post entirely. We all know how truthful the US media is :-) . I'm sure there may have been some satellite intelligence, as for the rest, the British military has enough stockpiles for what it needed. It was the cold war back then and with the Russian threat, there would never have been a shortage of fuel and ammunition's. Wouldn't have had time for a delivery if Russia had decided to pop across the boarder.
  2. Would be interested in knowing how and why you think that. Vulcans flew from Waddington, were refueled by Victor tankers, managed to get there to drop some bombs on Stanley airfield. All the Navy ships that were down there were British.
  3. I dated a lady in Guernsey for a while quite a few years back. Never heard of this rule back then but they did have a rule on house pricing to where locals to the island had an affordable price and non locals had to pay stupid amounts of money for housing. Kinda made the rule by default.
  4. Could always just drag the fishing boats to the bottom with a submarine. Its been done before
  5. What about the RS 21? Easy to sail with 3, good all round boat. Goes well up wind and planes earlier than a 70 or 80. Half the price of a J-70 and trailer sails just like it.
  6. I have an RS21 and all i can say this boat is huge fun. Every time i go out i have a massive grin on my face. She just glides in the light stuff, and can take some big wind and turn it into speed. Me and crew were just playing for speed the other day in 15knts, gusting to 25+ and held a sustained plane at 12.5knts, running slightly forward of the beam with just the jib and main. Didn't manage to get the spin up in the good wind, as by the time we had tacked far enough up the lake it had backed down. Still ran 9.5 to 10 all the way back. Racing tomorrow in a 17 mile race up the lake and back an
  7. I have a racegeek with transducer also on my RS. Love it also
  8. There are 3 very active clubs on Lake Norman for Keelboats and Sport boats, Out Rigger Yacht Club, Lake Norman Yacht Club (as mentioned earlier), and The Peninsular Yacht Club. For dinghy's there is Lake Norman Yacht Club, Peninsular Yacht Club and Lake Norman Sailing Community. We race pretty much all year round and there is a race to be had pretty much every weekend. We also have a very active Wednesday night series spring to fall. As for mooring a boat there are 6 to 7 marinas i can think of and im probably missing a few. Food for thought Neil
  9. I am of course biased as the RS is my new toy. Let me know if you wanna come and sail. I will be going head to head with VX-1, J-70, and U-20 from the boats you have listed on Wednesday nights. The VX-1 is a 102, J-70 is a 117, U-20 is a 141, and they have handed me a 114 PHRF. Neil
  10. If Boston is too far away for you and you are near Charlotte, NC and would like to come and take a quick sail, if I am available I'd be happy to take you out and let you feel how the RS sails. I got a RS in November and really enjoy how it moves. Neil
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