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    Tiger drives into the rough

    When I was racing formula cars we did mental exercises to practice procedures for when one might be involved in a wreck: elbows in, stamp on brakes, fire extinguisher system, kill switch, belt release, get out - so they were automatic when the shit hit the fan. My driving mentor told me a story about when he was driving a big American 60s sedan, bench seat, along that rolly 2 lane highway out of Palmdale, Ca, if you know the road you can't see 100 yards from crest to crest, it's like big waves, he topped a ridge and there was a head on wreck directly in his path. He had no time to react except to throw his body down and across to the floor boards and engage the fetal position. He survived relatively unscathed. Tiger's wreck makes me think that with modern safety measures in cars, practice (mentally) pulling your right foot off the brake pedal just before impact.
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    Spooky Action At A Distance Anarchy

    This thread is so cool, a lot of food for thought Mark Twain: "Whiskey's for drinking, water's for fighting "
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    "I Got A Guy..."

    Or, "Its ok, I know the owner" -tip of the cap to SNL
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    Picasso's airplane
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    Golf clap
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    Select lyrics from Country and Western songs

    "Just a little lake across the Alabama line But I was king of the ocean When daddy let me Drive" Alan Jackson
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    Select lyrics from Country and Western songs

    If this song doesn't make you well up, you might have been hatched
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    Select lyrics from Country and Western songs

    "Maybe Tomorrow A Bullet Will Find Me Tonight Nothing's Worse Than This Pain In My Heart" Marty Robbins
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    The Sailing terminology Italian/English dictionary

    I don't know, but the visual signals govern, like when the Italians flicked their cigs from the rail meant they were about to tack in San Diego in '92
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    California boaters card???

    Old-ish salts need not apply, 35 and under
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    Anyone been to the BVI this season?

    You can do the 4 day quarantine on the boat in any of about 10 anchorages, and sail amongst the islands during the day. Local restaurants deliver food to the boat as well as ice, you can snorkel near the boat and go ashore on some select beaches. Check and forum for trip reports.
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    AC boats "wind shadow"

    I was wondering about this too, when Ineos jumped out of the water in the pre start, they'd just passed through the windshadow of LR
  13. Dang nam it do I have to read all this? Cut to the chase: is this going to mean a return to the value of SKILL? Such as coastal piloting and celestial navigation? Now I wonder if I can find an operable RDF at some garage sale...
  14. The commentators get fired up on the rare occasion that the race is close and a tacking duel ensues, because it's the exception and not the rule....friggin' water skeeters
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    Select lyrics from Country and Western songs

    Chris Stapleton is mui bruno Saw him on SNL a while back, gotta see him in concert!