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  1. Yes, Someone has already posted a link to the NOR for one of them. https://www.rys.org.uk/assets/documents/nor-members-regatta-2019-v10.pdf So even if you buy the 'separate clubs' bullshit, its over anyway.
  2. Jeez, pass round what you are smoking please. If you tortured that interpretation anymore you'd be hauled in front of the Hague and hanged.
  3. Personally I think the majority of informed people will understand that just because the finishing port is different, doesn't negate the link to all that history. Which after all, is about the challenge, spirit, endeavour and competitive spirt of the competitors and the rounding of the rock itself. Its "The Fastnet Race" not the "Cowes to Plymouth via Ireland" race. If we adopt your interpretation then why limit it to the finish port? The "historic" fastnet didn't feature any boats with Carbon sails, autopilots, GPS, Weather GRIBS, Expedition, T-keels, or asymmetric kites. Are people on a
  4. Well not all of us can, given entires for that race are capped at 50. Good to see RWYC admitting that Plymouth doesn't have the capacity to accommodate a large fleet at the finish
  5. Jesus I've just seen that 'report', it doesn't sound like the author was even at the meeting. Prehaps they arent even a member. This group really is acting like children now, its a bit embarrassing. As should probably be obvious from the way its written, it bears little relation to the reality of what happened. At the end of the day, the RORC members don't agree with them, the people who actually do the race don't agree with them, and when entires open in Jan it'll sell out in minutes. Maybe its time to accept theirs is a minority view point and move on.
  6. Sounds like a great bunch of reasons to finish in Cherbourg. I agree. Fine, whatever, if they want to do that. No one sails RORCs Fastnet race because of one specific trophy avaliable to the winner.
  7. The idea that this is purely a money grab by RORC is, in my opinion, nonsense. As the commodores letter says, and I've personally experienced, Plymouth has been doing a disservice to finishers since the 2013 race. A tiny, poor, race village with limited facilities, in the middle of nowhere and without enough berths for the fleet. The race deserves better and will get better next year. Refusing to call the new race a Fastnet race is IMHO petty, RORC have been custodians of this race for almost 100 years and have undoubtedly made it what it is today. They absolutely have the right to d
  8. Frankly I think: 1) The commodore is right that Plymouth has been a shit finish since we got booted out of the town marina. 2) Like it or not, the French are a huge contributor to RORC racing and massive supporters of offshore racing. Undoubtedly the finish in Cherbourg will be better supported and better for competitors than Plymouth has been the last few additions. 3) The ACL's arguments are mostly poor: (i) the Fastnet is already full of tidal gates; (ii) Plymouth has paid to host sailing events before (notably the AC), so the suggestion that asking them do to better was alwa
  9. Getting into the finish line at Plymouth was always a massive tidal gate with fuck all wind so I don't see how this changes anything. Other than "don't change history" the arguments in the EGM letter were all extraordinary poor. I will be voting against them for their shitty attempt to invoke the memories of those lost in 79 for their own ends if nothing else.
  10. WHO Guidance on social distancing is 1m. https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public The UK has adopted 2m where possible, 1m where not.
  11. Here is the RYA's Guidance on the matter, no mention of requiring facemasks for anyone other than those using coffee grinders. Everyone seemed to be being pretty responsible from what I saw. The wife of one of the guys in the North loft had COVID, so North pulled all their pros off boats until they'd had negative tests back. Crews were limited to 3 or 4, so well within the UK govt's guidelines for social interactions. A crew of 4 can sit inside facing each other round a pub table, but you are saying they can't sit outside side by side in 15knts of wind? I'm not sure I understand the compl
  12. Urm....not it can't. Except perhaps in some fairly limited circumstances (not sailing into a mark trap in front). It definitely does not include hitting back. From the rest of your post I think you have perhaps done fleet racing with rule 17 turned off. Because what you describe bears little relation to how R17 is applied in team racing (hint: There is no changes to R17, or alternative definitions of Proper Course, in Appendix D) No you can't. Not unless you have sailed past the layline for the windward mark. It doesn't in team racing either. This is not a common m
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